Caffe Biaggio

Afro Deli & Catering

5 West Seventh Place
Offering made-from-scratch African and Mediterranean cuisine prepared Halal, this deli is a social venture that weaves together business with community and culture. Closed Sunday. $

Barbary Fig

720 Grand Avenue
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
Family-owned restaurant offering fine Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, including gyros, kebabs, and falafels. $

Caffé Biaggio

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


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

Dark Horse Bar & Eatery

250 East Seventh Street
A handsome place to throw down a few cocktails or feast on a truly delicious meal. The international vibe ranges from lamb burgers with tzatziki to Chinese steamed dumplings with kimchi. The menu is sensitive to vegan and gluten-free palates. Open for weekend brunch. $$-$$$$


425 West Seventh Street
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
Finnish and European fare, including specialty cakes and other baked treats, in charming St. Anthony Park. $

French Hen Cafe

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


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

Home Street Home

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

Indochin Vietnamese Restaurant

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

La Grolla

452 Selby Avenue
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
Fresh, gourmet Italian food made using traditional methods. Featuring handmade pastas, local produce, and sustainably raised fish. $$


410 St. Peter Street
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
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. $$


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

Ristorante Luci

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

Russian Tea House

1758 West University Avenue
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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
French-inspired cuisine in an ooh-la-la venue. $$


1806 South St. Clair Avenue
A shared-plate approach to Italian dining. $


1668 Grand Avenue
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
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Bakery and restaurant specializing in French Vietnamese sandwiches and croissants. The pastries are yummy and affordable. $