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128 Cafe

128 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5726
651-645-4128
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Ranked #66 of 781 restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Mpls
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Usually when a place goes through a change of ownership, one of the first casualties is the menu.That is not the case with the 128 cafe. Jill Wilson the new owner of this gem was a former employee who was wise enough to know" If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it". Ian Pierce, the chef who was on... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

i enjoyed my visit to the 128 cafe in st paul minnesota. i had passed by it for a long time and never really had the occasion to dine there. a business meeting had ended and it was suggested we dine at the 128 it is a cozy place, like walking into someone's house, albeit a very well kept house.... More

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St Paul,MN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

4 of had an enjoyable dinner. While 2 of us really enjoyed the ribs, the wives where slightly disappointed in their choices. The "sauce Raifort" with the scallops was a little over powering, as was the Tasso on the Fresh Fettuccine. My wife thought the Organic Mixed Greens with strawberries was very good. She did have the dressing on the... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My wife and I have visited Cafe128 many times. Whether if be an anniversary, valentine day, or just because; this has been and continues to be our favorite. From the owners delightful and welcoming demeanor to the gracious one for all and all for one approach of the waite staff, the time spent is special. Then comes the menu and... More

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St. Paul, MN
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

When a GroupOn recently was offered for 128 Cafe I was excited, as we had eaten there years ago and quite enjoyed it. I'm not sure what happened... but the experience this time around was very disappointing..and I doubt we will ever go back. Change of ownership? Chef? something must have changed! The service was fine, but the food was... More

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