European & Mediterranean

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Barbary Fig

720 Grand Avenue
651.290.2085
www.barbaryfigrestaurant.com
A homey and romantic Mediterranean/Algerian restaurant with inspired cuisine. The infamous owner and chef, known simply as “Boss,” will be sure to charm you and your date (optional). $$

Black Sea Restaurant

737 North Snelling Avenue
651.917.8832
www.blacksearestaurant.com
Family-owned restaurant offering fine Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, including gyros, kebabs, and falafels. $

Caffé Biaggio

2356 University Avenue
651.917.7997
www.caffebiaggio.com
Old Country favorites with family recipes from all over Italy. Pairs well with a glass of Chardonnay. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Christos

Union Depot Place
214 East Fourth Street
651.224.6000
www.christos.com
Formal Greek dining or a weekday lunch buffet in a breathtaking Union Depot setting. Catering available. $

DeGidio’s

425 West Seventh Street
651.291.7105
www.degidios.com
Italian restaurant and bar famous for its pasta and a red sauce made daily with ingredients imported from Italy. Catering available. $

Finnish Bistro

2264 Como Avenue
651.645.9181
www.finnishbistro.com
Finnish and European fare, including specialty cakes and other baked treats, in charming St. Anthony Park. $

French Hen Cafe

516 Selby Avenue
651.222.6201
www.frenchhencafe.com 
A European bistro serving Parisian breakfast and lunch on Cathedral Hill. $$

Glockenspiel

605 West Seventh Street
651.292.9421
www.glockenspielrestaurant.com
Great chef specials and an exhaustive beer list at Saint Paul’s premier German restaurant. $$

Home Street Home

Food Truck
651.600.0962
www.homestreethometruck.com
Globally inspired comfort food, such as gyros and Korean BBQ tacos, served from a truck. Catering available. $

Indochin Vietnamese Restaurant

1702 Grand Avenue
651.690.2728
www.indochinvietnameserestaurant.com
French-influenced Vietnamese fare from sister team Ha Nguyen and Thu Nguyen. $

La Grolla

452 Selby Avenue
651.221.1061
www.lagrollastpaul.com
Romance infused with garlic on Cathedral Hill. Dine inside or on the patio. Look too long at the menu and you'll begin to weep as if admiring the grandeur of a Genesis representation by Michelangelo. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Luci Ancora

2060 Randolph Avenue
651.698.6889
www.luciancora.com
Fresh, gourmet Italian food made using traditional methods. Featuring handmade pastas, local produce, and sustainably raised fish. $$

Meritage

410 St. Peter Street
651.222.5670
www.meritage-stp.com
Sustainable and seasonal New American cuisine that tends toward the French, with a crepe stand weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $$$

Moscow on the Hill. Photo: Michael Hicks

Moscow on the Hill

371 Selby Avenue
651.291.1236
www.moscowonthehill.com
Post-perestroika Russian dining and the essential vodka bar on Cathedral Hill, serving Russian comfort foods such as chicken Kiev, borscht, and blini. A secluded patio is tucked in the back. $$

Pazzaluna

360 St. Peter Street
651.223.7000
www.pazzaluna.com
Acclaimed Italian cuisine in a stylish downtown location; complimentary valet parking offered. $$

Ristorante Luci

470 South Cleveland Avenue
651.699.8258
www.ristoranteluci.com
Romantic, classical Italian cuisine in an intimate space with a multi-course tasting menu. $$

Russian Tea House

1758 West University Avenue
651.646.4144
Facebook: Russian Tea House
Open just one day a week (Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), this Russian “fast food” diner serves borscht, cabbage rolls, and real Russian tea. The house specialty is the piroshki, or Russian hamburger. Chocolate and pastries also available. $

Salut Bar Américain

917 Grand Avenue
651.917.2345
www.salutbaramericain.com
French-inspired cuisine in an ooh-la-la venue. $$

Scusi

1806 South St. Clair Avenue
651.789.7007
www.scusistpaul.com
A shared-plate approach to Italian dining. $ 

Shish

1668 Grand Avenue
651.690.2212
www.shishcafe.net
Cafe serving winning Mediterranean and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s all about the garlic sauce. Catering available. $

Trung Nam French Bakery

739 West University Avenue
651.229.0887
Facebook: Trung Nam French Bakery
Bakery and restaurant specializing in French Vietnamese sandwiches and croissants. The pastries are yummy and affordable. $

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