Billy’s on Grand

857 Grand Avenue
Sports pub featuring burgers, fish tacos, and other bar food. Grand location to watch the game. $

Boca Chica Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina

11 Cesar Chavez Street
Minutes from downtown in District del Sol of Saint Paul’s West Side. Offering patio dining and mariachi music in warm weather. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Brasa Premium Rotisserie

777 Grand Avenue
Featuring local, rotisserie meats slow-cooked in Latin and Caribbean fashion for dine-in or takeout. $-$$

Burger Moe’s

242 West Seventh Street
A relaxed burger joint with an outdoor patio down the block from the Excel Center and featuring more than 85 beers from around the world. $

Cahoots Coffee Bar

1562 Selby Avenue
Bohemian atmosphere, great coffee, and Middle Eastern inspired plates. Take it to the outdoor garden patio in the summer months.

Como Dockside

1360 North Lexington Parkway
Lake Como’s restaurant and pavilion has outdoor seating with views of the lake or Hamm Memorial Waterfall. The New Orleans–inspired menu features gumbo, fried green tomatoes, and beignet dogs. $-$$

Cossetta Alimentari

211 West Seventh Street
Authentic Italian marketplace dating back to 1911. Shop for imported and house-made ingredients in the gourmet grocery shop, grab lunch at the cafeteria-style Eatery & Pizzeria, or dine at the upscale Louis Ristorante & Bar on the third floor. Eatery $, Ristorante $$-$$$$

Day by Day Cafe

477 West Seventh Street
Breakfast is the specialty all day long; linger over coffee and conversation. Check out the patio and koi pond. $

Dixie’s on Grand

695 Grand Avenue
Casual dining and Southern comfort with live jazz and soul throughout the week. I can already smell the fried green tomatoes. $$


276 South Exchange Street
New American cuisine and 19th century manners in a historic setting. Enjoy a sandwich or burger in the casual downstairs room, or dine on Beef Wellington upstairs. $$ (downstairs) $$$ (upstairs)

Great Waters Brewing Company

426 St. Peter Street
Award-winning brew pub and restaurant with a year-round patio. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Happy Gnome

498 Selby Avenue
Craft beers and culinary adventure for those tired of passing by the same old bearded, beerless garden gnomes. Dish selections range from homemade ramen to roast duck breast. Beautiful summer patio. $$-$$$$

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)


175 West Seventh Street
Irish pub hospitality and an urban patio view of beautiful downtown. Now under the direction of chef Vincent Francoual, founder of Vincent: A Restaurant. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Louis Ristorante & Bar

211 West Seventh Street, Third Floor
Cosetta’s third-floor restaurant and rooftop patio offers traditional and regional Italian cuisine and signature drinks. Enjoy upscale pasta dishes or splurge on braised short ribs, veal chop, or seafood stew. $$-$$$$

Mai Village

394 West University Avenue
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Enjoy steaming Vietnamese meals and a full-service bar near the koi pond or outdoor rose patio. All interior design elements are traditional family keepsakes brought from Vietnam. $$


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

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, vine-laden patio is tucked in the back. $$


2260 Como Avenue
St. Anthony Park neighborhood staple with a lovely patio, an imaginative daily menu of seasonal ingredients, and a wine list tended by a sommelier. $$ (lunch) $$-$$$ (dinner)

Ox Cart Ale House

255 East Sixth Street
Stylish, made-from-scratch pub food, including housemade sausages, at Lowertown’s first and only rooftop patio with unparalleled views of Saint Paul. $$

Patrick McGovern’s Pub

225 West Seventh Street
Pub food and drinks in a historic brick building with a three-tiered outdoor dining patio. $


360 St. Peter Street
Acclaimed Italian cuisine in a stylish downtown location with summer patio seating; complimentary valet parking offered. Celiac friendly menu. $$

Public Kitchen + Bar

229 East Sixth Street
Dine in the upper level restaurant, or enjoy cocktails and sharable plates in the lounge. A large sidewalk patio overlooks Lowertown’s picturesque Mears Park. $

Punch Neapolitan Pizza

704 South Cleveland Avenue
769 Grand Avenue
Gourmet pizzas cooked fresh in a wood-burning oven for a smoky crust flavor. A great family and celebratory spot with two cozy locations. $

Salut Bar Américain

917 Grand Avenue
French-inspired cuisine in an ooh-la-la venue. The patio offers plenty of outdoor seating. $$

Swede Hollow Cafe

725 East Seventh Street
An expansive all-day breakfast menu features daily quiche and oven-baked French toast. Warm up with a homemade cinnamon bun, or wait till sunnier times to enjoy the patio. Catering available. Closed Sunday. $

Sweeney’s Saloon

96 North Dale Street
Beloved neighborhood bar with craft beer, great burgers, and a top-notch patio. $

W.A. Frost and Company

374 Selby Avenue
Incomparable ambience and an old-world wine cellar to complement romantic artisanal cuisine. The patio is equally beautiful. To top it off, the food is sustainably and locally sourced. $$ (lunch) $$$ (dinner)

Wild Onion

788 Grand Avenue
Restaurant and bar with a Minnesota attitude and atmosphere inspired by the Windy City. A live DJ after 9 p.m. turns the space into a dance party. $