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Joan's in the Park

631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
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Ranked #5 of 785 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bayard
Transit: Snelling Avenue @ Ford Parkway
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English first
Saint Paul, MN
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Understated elegance, Fine dining in a friendly atmosphere. FABULOUS FABULOUS FOOD. Seriously. The fresh bread loaf (finished just for you). Lovely well -rounded wine list. Delightful, perfectly balanced true cocktails. Perfectly done veggies. Rotating menu with local seasonal fare. Always at least a meat, a chicken, a fish. Always accommodating to diet and taste. Always new and unusual twists (with... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We came here to celebrate a job occasion, and safe to say we were impressed. The Joan of Joan's in the park actually got us an outside table when we asked. The scallops and steak were some of the best I've ever had. The servers were all very attentive and knowledgable about all of the food. It came out quickly... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here the food was good. The service was exceptional. The price was very high in relation to the food taste and portions. The building seemed shabby. The menu had only 6 entree options none of them were all that interesting. Salads were good but very small. Over all the price was too high for... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

In our month of trying new (to us) restaurants, we gave Joan's a shot and are so glad we did. Set on a nondescript corner, Joan's is a gem. We were greeted like long-time friends in a casual yet professional way. Server was also great....approachable yet appropriate. On to the food: Started with an amazing loaf of homemade bread, brushed... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First visit at this small, well served and marvelous new treat. Great wine list, knowledgeable staff, perfectly finished and tasty courses. Small but comfortable space, with easy conversation added to the enjoyment of the evening. Never rushed, promptly served and really tasted food made this a must do again! It was a delightful evening.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

You hardly talk over dinner because you are so engrossed in the flavors and smells and textures... After hearing how wonderful Joan's in the Park was, we decided to try. When we arrived, my first thought was "I used to bring my kids to a pizza joint that was here..." and then stepped into a quaintly beautiful world elegantly appointed... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

frankly, i was only looking for a quick dinner out with a friend where we could chat and relax. i found this restaurant on the map and had never heard of it. i am glad i made the reservation. the furnishings and area are immaculate, the staff very friendly and the offerings so flavorful we sat outside and enjoyed the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited with two other couples on a Friday night. Service was outstanding, and an extensive selection of great wines by the glass. A special on Caymus Cabernet wine by the glass was popular with our whole table. Nice to see a promotion like that from time to time! While the menu is a bit limited, everyone really enjoyed their... More

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St Paul, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

if you want a place where you will slowly savor every bite, this is the restaurant for you! Not where I would bring my kids (no chicken fingers) and that was a nice change for St Paul. I had a seared snapper and my husband had the pork chop in bacon with rhubarb sauce. Both were succulent, flavorful and complex.... More

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St. Paul, MN
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We have been to joan's many times in the last couple of yrs as a couple, have recommended it to friends, have been there for business dinners and girls's night out. The place is cozy, chef owned/family run, offers beautifully prepared delicious food, great wine and super professional and warm service. You are greeted as if you were part of... More

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