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128 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5726
651-645-4128
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Ranked #149 of 790 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I work at the nearby university and Café 128 is a relaxing and delicious place to go for lunch off campus. I had the fish tacos which were very good and reasonably priced. The restaurant appears small but there is another back room that you don't notice right away. Friendly staff, clean, comfortable.

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MN
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182 reviews 182 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was our first group dinner at 128 Cafe since the change in ownership. The BBQ ribs remain one of the best options on the menu with their tangy unique sauce with a 'kick'. We also shared the roasted garlic appetizer and needed more toast to enjoy all of it. Members in our group who had sandwiches only received chips... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I like this restaurant and visit occasionally. Among many things I like, the fish is fresh and delicious. Last week a Peach Melba had a delicately crumbed almond cake with peaches that may have been somewhat mulled (?) and fresh raspberries. The atmosphere is pleasant - maybe noisy once in a while but usually very comfortable, subdued and welcoming.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food is quite good - not exquisite but interesting. For example, the barbeque sauce on the short ribs had an usual spiciness. But the noise level was close to intolerable. The restaurant has a few small tables outside. On a nice day, I would gladly return to one of those tables. But inside - never again.

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Mahtomedi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every year for my birthday we go to this restaurant, have for at least 15 years. I couldn't believe the limited menu and that it was printed on paper that looked like it came from a really cheap restaurant. The wine menu is very limited asked for a couple different kinds and they didn't have them. No more filet only... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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130 reviews 130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

After hearing and reading about 128 Cafe for several years, my boyfriend and I finally had dinner there last night, and it did not disappoint. It has been under new ownership since September 2013, so I can't compare to the previous owner's tenure. We had to utilize valet parking for $5 since all street parking required a permit until 8... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I have been visiting the 128 Café for 20 years. It's been my go-to restaurant when family and friends visit. My mom is in town so we naturally decided to go there. Needless to say, I am saying good bye to the 128 Café. First of all, it's a 40 minutes drive for me to get there so I expect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had dinner on a Friday night and had made early reservations so we could get to the theater after dinner without having to rush. Our table was ready on arrival, and we were seated immediately. The seating area is small and busy, but we were not distracted by noise or other patrons. My wife and I shared a lovely... More 

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Braga, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I have dined here many times but this was the first visit for my husband's parents. We've always enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service here, but this weekend's meal was especially memorable. My mother-in-law and I both ordered the salmon. She is picky about fish and declared it "perfection!" It was fabulous and paired with delicious caramelized... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Food was fantastic as was the preparation of the steak and entire dish. The place is small which is nice, the wait staff was great. Just enough attention and information.' They also have a pour fee is you want to bring your favorite wine.

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Additional Information about 128 Cafe

Address: 128 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5726
Phone Number: 651-645-4128
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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