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- Sports Bars & Brew Pubs
128 Cleveland Ave. N.
Upscale dining with a changing menu of fresh and seasonal ingredients. $$
American Burger Bar
354 Wabasha St. N.
The ultimate handcrafted burger den. $$
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
6 Sixth St. W.
Opening on Wabasha in September 2011 $$
350 St. Peter St.
Build your own pizza for dine-in or take-out. $
Axel's Bonfire on Grand
850 Grand Ave.
American and Southwestern cuisine with a creative bar service and live music. $$
Babani’s Kurdish Restaurant
544 Saint Peter St.
Authentic menu offers a Kurdish take on cuisine. $
432 University Ave. W.
Balancing the five fundamental tastes: spicy, sour, sweet, salty, and sharp. $
Bangkok Thai Deli
315 University Ave. W.
When you see the mosaic-tiled chimney, you’ve come to the right place (one of the publisher’s favorites). $
720 Grand Ave.
Grand Avenue location with inspired Mediterranean cuisine. $$
Barrio Tequila Bar
235 Sixth St. E.
Meet across from Mears Park for happy hour: tacos, enchiladas, seafood, chicken, ribs, or steak. $$
Bennett’s Chop & Rail House
1305 Seventh St. W.
A casual steakhouse atmosphere with nightly specials for top-of-the-line cuts. $$
Big Daddy’s BBQ
625 University Ave.
Old-fashioned BBQ across from the Rondo Library, in the heart of Frogtown. $
400 Sibley St., Ste. 150
Wine and light fare, exposed brick and timbers, and an antique bar. $$
Black Sheep Pizza
512 Robert St. N.
Coal-fired ovens and exceptional ingredients create an American “pizza pioneer” experience. $
Black Bear Crossings on the Lake
1360 Lexington Pkwy. N.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all year round in the historic Lake Como pavilion. $
737 Snelling Ave. N.
Offering fine Turkish cuisine from Ali’s hometown of Akçaabat, Trabzon Province. $
The Blue Door Pub
1811 Selby Ave.
Fun Americana décor and a menu featuring the Juicy Blucy (bleu cheese-stuffed burgers). $
Boca Chica Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina
11 Cesar Chavez St.
Minutes from downtown in the District Del Sol of Saint Paul’s West Side; patio dining and mariachi music. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
Bon Vie Bistro & A Piece of Cake Bakery
485 Selby Ave.
Breakfast and lunch café that serves up “the good life” with a changing monthly menu. $
Brasa Premium Rotisserie
777 Grand Ave.
Featuring local, slow-cooked rotisserie meats for dine-in or take-out. $
The Bulldog Lowertown
237 Sixth St. E.
Stop for lunch, after work, or on weekends for pub grub like Tater Tot Hotdish. $
242 Seventh St. W.
A relaxed outdoor patio and more than 60 beers from around the world. $
850 Grand Ave.
Cafeteria, bakery, and pizza wine bar; this Victoria Crossing landmark is three restaurants in one. $
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W.
Cafeteria-style service, weekly Minnesota menus, free Wi-Fi. $
2356 University Ave. W.
Country favorites and family recipes from all over Italy. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
Capital View Café
637 Smith St. S.
Mexican and American homecooking for breakfast and lunch. $
Cecil’s Delicatessen, Bakery, and Restaurant
651 Cleveland Ave. S.
Committed to quality delicatessen fare for three generations; delivery available. $
800 Cleveland Ave. S.
A full-service neighborhood menu with old-school video games to “bring out the 80s kid in everyone.” $
Cheeky Monkey Deli
525 Selby Ave.
This “deli by day and bistro by night” offers full table service after 5 p.m. $
448 University Ave. W.
A photo album menu of authentic Cambodian cuisine for those who are weary of Americanized Asian. $
886 Smith Ave. S.
Traditional steaks, seafood, and spirits; open every day. $$
Union Depot Place
214 Fourth St. E.
Formal Greek dining or a weekday lunch buffet in a breathtaking Union Depot setting. $
2315 Como Ave.
Food made from scratch: seasonal menus, weekly specials, and catering. $
Costello’s Bar & Grill
393 Selby Ave.
A traditional Cathedral Hill restaurant with a friendly environment. $
Cossetta Italian Market
211 Seventh St. W.
Cafeteria-style classic Italian food and a gourmet grocery shop. Check out the new rooftop restaurant. $
Dari-ette Drive In
1440 Minnehaha Ave. E.
Italian, American, and ice cream! Family-owned and operated from March to October for over 50 years. $
Dar’s Double Scoop
1046 Rice St.
Over 40 tasty flavors of deluxe ice cream from dairies in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as sandwiches and pizza. $
Day by Day Café
477 Seventh St. W.
Breakfast is their specialty all day long; linger over coffee and conversation. $
425 Seventh St. W.
Famous for pasta and a red sauce made daily with ingredients imported from Italy. $
Destiny Café at Sunrise Market
995 University Ave. W.
1151 Clarence St, Ste 101
Hmong deli and sit-down restaurant. $$
Dixie’s on Grand
695 Grand Ave.
Casual dining and Southern comfort; live jazz and soul throughout the week. $$
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 Seventh St. W.
A comfortable retreat with classic cuts grilled over an oak fire. $$
Eagle Street Grille
174 Seventh St. W.
Pre-event sports bar with a full menu and great views of downtown Saint Paul. $$
879 Payne Ave.
Delicious Thai food in satisfying portions. $
629 Aldine St.
Create your specialty pizza with a gluten-free crust: dine-in, take-out, or delivery. $
Egg & I East
2550 University Ave. W.
Open daily ’til 2 p.m. serving quality breakfast for over 20 years. $
El Burrito Mercado
175 Cesar Chavez St.
Shop and eat at this authentic Mexican taquería in the West Side Supermercado. $
Everest on Grand
1278 Grand Ave.
A mix of tastes, from spicy North Indian curries to Tibetan dumplings and noodles. $$
400 Selby Ave.
Classic entrées, salads, pastas, and sandwiches; kids’ menu and weekly features. $$
FACES Mears Park
380 Jackson St.
American cuisine mixing modern and old-world artistry, includes a wine bar, bottle shop, and bakery. $$
510 Snelling Ave. N.
Ethiopian fare with a variety of stewed, curried, and charbroiled meats (vegetarian entrées available). $
2264 Como Ave.
Finnish and European specialties in charming St. Anthony Park. $
490 Syndicate St. N.
Savory East African–Eritrean menu with specialty lamb and goat dishes. $
276 Exchange St. S.
New American Cuisine and 19th century manners in a historic architectural setting. $$
791 Raymond Ave.
Inspired Middle Eastern flavors in a great Saint Paul location. $
French Meadow Bakery and Cafe
1662 Grand Avenue
French Meadow Bakery championed organics before there really was such a thing, promoting sustainable agriculture, making and serving slow foods, and generally providing a tasty little oasis of thoughtful and healthy living, they produce pure, organic and artfully crafted, yeast-free breads. $
465 Wabasha St. N.
A Japanese food experience for lunch or dinner with an extensive happy-hour menu. $$
605 Seventh St. W.
Great chef specials and an exhaustive beer list at Saint Paul’s German restaurant. $
275 Fourth St. E.
Homemade soups, sandwiches, and baked goods served for breakfast and lunch with a healthy side of green practices; now serving wine and beer. $
Grand Ole Creamery
750 Grand Ave.
A classic ice cream parlor and pizzeria. $
1818 Grand Ave.
In pursuit of the perfect breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. $
Great Waters Brewing Company
426 Saint Peter St.
Award-winning brew pub and restaurant with a year-round patio. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
498 Selby Ave.
Craft beers and culinary adventure. $$
Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market
289 Fifth St. E.
Fresh farm direct fare for gourmet lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. $$
771 Cleveland Ave. S.
Trendy comfort food prepared with flair. $
Ho Ho Gourmet Restaurant
1985 Old Hudson Rd.
Chinese buffet and à la carte items; memorable chicken wings and roast duck. $
Homi Restaurant Mexicano
864 University Ave. W.
Chilaquiles, enchiladas, moles, empanadas, tamales, and caldos made from scratch. $
380 Cedar St.
Lunch, dinner, and take out menus and enhanced karaoke weekly with Ray Evangelista. $
758 Grand Ave.
Try the lunch buffet from 11 to 2:30, or enjoy dinner with quality table service. $
Italian Pie Shoppe & Winery
1670 Grand Ave.
Award-winning pizzas and pasta since 1976 with online and dine-in specials. $
Izzy’s Ice Cream Café
2034 Marshall Ave.
Artisan ice cream with inspired, quirky flavors. $
joan's In The Park
631 Snelling Ave. S
A modern-meets-classic restaurant and wine bar in Highland Park. $$
Keys Café & Bakery
767 Raymond Ave.
504 Robert St. N.
The made-from-scratch recipes “you grew up with” from a family restaurant favorite since 1973. $
Khyber Pass Cafe
1571 Grand Ave.
Authentic Afghan menu, which combines the best of several Asian cuisines, with special attention to chutneys. $$
Kincaid’s Fish, Chop & Steakhouse
380 St. Peter St., #125
Classic American dining; every restaurant is uniquely local. $$$
601 Dale St. N.
True Thai food in a warm and friendly space that is perfect for large groups. $
36 Dale St. S.
Established Mexican restaurant with an ambitious list of tequilas. $$
452 Selby Ave.
Romance and garlic on Cathedral Hill; dine inside or on the patio. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
2467 7th St. W.
Stop by after flights into MSP. $
Lao-Thai Family Restaurant
501 University Ave.
Traditional Lao-Thai cuisine like raw beef laab, yummy pad thai, and chicken wings. $
Lee’s & Dee’s Barbeque Express
161 North Victoria St.
Ribs and catfish served up right by this welcoming husband-wife team. $
1096 Grand Ave.
A timeless Saint Paul landmark featuring steaks, seafood, and nostalgia. $$
175 Seventh St. W.
Irish hospitality and an urban patio view of beautiful downtown. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
The Little Oven
1786 Minnehaha Ave. E.
Reasonably priced Italian fare with monthly coupons and specials that are easy on the wallet. $
422 University Ave. W.
Adventurous, eclectic Chinese dishes alongside traditional favorites. $
2060 Randolph Ave.
Fresh and local gourmet Italian food prepared by traditional chefs. $$
433 Robert St. S.
Philly cheese steak sandwiches and Chicago dogs. $
The M St. Café
Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St.
Sophisticated yet casual with à la carte menu items or Euro-style sideboard servings; Sunday brunch. $$
1081 Payne Ave.
Quality family dining with home-cooked comfort food. $
394 University Ave. W.
Enjoy steaming meals and a full-service bar near the Koi pond or outdoor rose patio. $$
Malina’s Sports Bar
691 Dale St. N.
Late-night offerings of tasty papaya salad, beef laab, and chicken wings. $
961 Rice St.
Italian and American eatery for lunch, dinner, and take-out. $
Manana Restaurant y Pupuseria
828 7th S. E.
For perfect Salvadoran pupusas. $
Mancini’s Char House
531 Seventh St. W.
Serving charbroiled steak and lobster with a lounge as classic as the day it was built. $$$
Mango Thai Restaurant
610 Selby Ave.
Mango spring rolls and pan-grilled tuna salad in a hip, visual setting. BYOB. $$
410 St. Peter St.
Sustainable and seasonal New American cuisine that tends toward the French with a Crepe Stand weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $$$
Mickey’s Dining Car
36 Seventh St. W.
Our amusing Art Deco dining car on the National Register of Historic Places; open every day, 24 hours. $
Minnesota Music Café
499 Payne Ave.
"Where the food's great and the music's cooking." $
Mirror of Korea
761 Snelling Ave. N.
Second generation family-owned restaurant with summer and winter menus. $
Moscow on the Hill
371 Selby Ave.
Post-perestroika Russian dining and the essential vodka bar. $$
162 Dale St. N.
Neighborhood bistro with an extensive beer list and “better than pub fare.” $
2260 Como Ave.
An imaginative daily menu of seasonal ingredients, and a wine list tended by a sommelier. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
Ngon Vietnamese Bistro
799 University Ave. W.
Contemporary Vietnamese cuisine that holds true to the flavors of traditional dishes. $
492 Hamline Ave. S
After a fire gutted the place, the Nook is up and running, and cooking your favorite hamburger and scrumptious fries. $
Obb’s Sports Bar & Grill
1347 Burns Ave.
Watch your favorite sports while enjoying a wide selection of draft and bottled beer, or wine. $
1613 University Ave. W.
Options from spring rolls to curry, including a few specialty dishes you can’t find anywhere else. $
Pad Thai Grand Café
1681 Grand Ave.
Homemade Thai food, exposed brick and timbers, and service with a smile. $$
Padelford Packet Boat Co.
A variety of meal cruises including a sunset dinner cruise, “Lunch and Lock,” Sunday lunch, and special occasions. $$
1373 Maryland Ave.
Pizza and Southeast Asian fare: egg rolls, laab, and sesame chicken. $
Pappy’s Chicago Style Eatery
1783 Maryland Ave. E.
Philly cheese steaks, Italian beef, and the ubiquitous Chicago dog; stand in line to order and get your drink (it’s worth the wait). $
Patrick McGovern’s Pub
225 Seventh St. W.
Pub food and drinks in a historic brick building with a three-tiered outdoor dining patio. $
360 Saint Peter St.
Acclaimed Italian cuisine in a stylish downtown location; offers complimentary valet parking. $$
1488 University Ave.
Serving quality homeland Cantonese dishes. $
1183 Selby Ave.
Creative, artistic pizzas with vegan and gluten-free options for dine-in, take-out, or delivery. $
Punch Neapolitan Pizza
704 Cleveland Ave.
769 Grand Ave.
Gourmet pizzas cooked fresh in a wood-burning oven for a smoky crust flavor. $
Que Nha Vietnamese Restaurant
849 University Ave. W.
Unassuming décor belies noteworthy dishes like goat curry and rice porridge. $
Ray’s Mediterranean Restaurant
1199 Seventh St. W.
Features a neighborhood Greek and Italian menu. $
Red’s Savoy Inn and Pizza
421 Seventh St. E.
520 White Bear Ave. N.
Countless topping combinations on that famous red sauce. $
470 Cleveland Ave. South
Romantic, classical Italian cuisine with a multi-course tasting menu. $$
Ruam Mit Thai Cafe
475 Saint Peter St.
Convenient downtown location; family-friendly lunch buffet. $
Russian Tea House
1758 University Ave. W.
Serving borscht, piroshki, cabbage rolls, and real Russian tea; Tuesday thru Friday. $
508 Lexington Pkwy.
Breakfast tacos, Mex tacos, beer, and coffee at the corner of Lexington and Randolph. $
704 University Ave. W.
Familiar Vietnamese favorites with pho, broken rice dishes, banh mi sandwiches, and more. (Closed Mondays) $
St. Clair Broiler
1580 St. Clair Ave.
Burgers, sandwiches, and buttermilk fried chicken in a classic American diner. $
St. Paul Cheese Shop
1573 Grand Ave.
An rBGH-free cheese list, cured-meat sandwiches, and delicious accompaniments. $
St. Paul Grill
The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St.
Impeccable service and classic American entrées; Scotch, whiskey, and cognac for connoisseurs. $$$
695 Grand Ave.
Japanese sauté cooking with a bar and teppanyaki grill. $$
Carriage Hill Plaza
350 St. Peter St.
Timeless Japanese food and drink; begin an evening downtown at the full-length bar. $$
Salut Bar Américain
917 Grand Ave.
French-inspired cuisine in an ooh-la-la venue. $$
1806 St. Clair Ave.
A shared-plate approach to Italian dining. $
111 Kellogg Blvd. E.
A convincing combination of Asian and Latin foods gives a unique twist to the menu.
$ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
1124 Payne Ave.
Find homey goodness and old-fashioned comfort food at this step-back-in-time all-American café. $
995 Seventh St. W.
A real Irish pub with live entertainment serving famous Nook food from next door. $
1668 Grand Ave.
Serves winning Mediteranean and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $
Skinners Pub & Eatery
919 Randolph Ave.
Fun for the whole family with Thursday bingo, Saturday night tacos, and specials every day of the week. $
The Strip Club
378 Maria Ave.
Playful, sophisticated atmosphere for meat and fish dinners on Dayton’s Bluff. $$
Supatra’s Thai Cuisine
967 Seventh St. W.
Chef and owner Supatra Johnson is the author of Crying Tiger: Thai Recipes from the Heart. $
Swede Hollow Bakery and Cafe
725 Seventh St. E.
Menu items made from scratch for breakfast and lunch on Dayton's Bluff. $
Tanpopo Noodle Shop
308 Prince St., # 140
Simple, elegant, and affordable Japanese food. $
Taste of Thailand
1671 Selby Ave.
Order with as much or as little spice as you want, but remember that hot means HOT. $
Tavern on Grand
656 Grand Ave.
Go for the fried walleye and log cabin décor. $$
Tavern on the Avenue
825 Jefferson Ave.
No frills neighborhood bar that offers food made from scratch. $
Tay Ho Restaurant
302 University Ave. W.
Small dining space with big flavors in traditional and old-world Asian fare. $
371 University Ave. W.
Chef Yuwadee Poophakumpanart, born and raised in Thailand, brings her vision of Thai food to Saint Paul. $
The Tea House
1676 Suburban Ave.
A Szechuan gem on the East Side. $
1220 Rice St.
The North End burger bar. $
Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub
258 Seventh St. W.
Generous portions for lunch, dinner, and after the game; serves late at night. $
Trieu Chau Restaurant
500 University Ave. W.
Busy shop with outstanding soups and tasty banh mi sandwiches. $
Trattoria da Vinci
400 Sibley St.
Fine Italian food amid antique stone fountains and architectural elegance. $$
Trotter’s Cafe & Bakery
232 Cleveland Ave. N.
Find local and organic food at this charming café in Merriam Park. $
Trung Nam French Vietnamese
739 University Ave. W.
Bakery and restaurant specializing in Vietnamese sandwiches and croissants.
Twisted Fork Grille
1342 Grand Ave.
American-inspired recipes with seasonal foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $
225 University Ave. W.
Lunch and dinner buffets Monday thru Saturday; sushi, seafood, and a variety of Asian cuisines. $
W. A. Frost & Company
374 Selby Ave.
Incomparable ambience and an old-world wine cellar to complement romantic artisanal cuisine. $$$
635 Payne Ave.
Family-owned Italian classic since 1933; famous for Francesco’s sauce, and Bocce Ball. $
184 Seventh St. W.
A new cafe pizza pub for Wild home games. $