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Forepaugh's

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276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2417 (Walnut)
651-224-5606
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique food fare

Went for happy hour in the bar area and tried a few appetizers. Prices are spendy for the European-style fare. Service was fabulous at this Minnesota institution.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
CrazySpiti
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went for happy hour in the bar area and tried a few appetizers. Prices are spendy for the European-style fare. Service was fabulous at this Minnesota institution.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was very unique. Food was nice a little cramped for sitting but enjoyed the environment and location as well as the feel. Well worth the experience!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stop in for a light bite and a glass of wine for happy hour. We were seated in the Parlor on the main floor in front of the wood burning fireplace. It was warm and cozy, on a chilly day. The wine was delicious the small bites on the happy hour menu in the bar were perfect. The happiest... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I first went to Forepaugh's hoping for a glimpse of Molly (the resident spirit). Since then I am a semi regular. Why? You ask? The cheese curds changed my life. Deep fried cheese is great but when paired with chili lime glaze... They among wine, beer, flatbread (also delish), baked goat cheese, etc... Are offered at more than fair prices... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went for brunch last Sunday and will be back! It's on the semi-pricey end of brunch to most people at $23, but it does include a lot...and it's all amazing. You receive a complimentary Mimosa, OJ, etc. There are four dishes that are served endless family style: scrambled eggs, potatoes, meats and Eggs Benedict. The eggs were wonderful, but... More 

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Becker, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I've wanted to eat here for many years and finally had my chance on January 31. We enjoyed everything about our experience: great atmosphere, excellent service, and our Beef Wellington and New York Strip were melt in your mouth delicious. We usually share a dessert and opted for the "Forepaugh's Classic"- Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie. This was one item that... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Top 10 things I love about Forepaughs: 1) Top-notch service: the maitre’d, waiter & servers all were knowledgeable, friendly & welcoming. 2) Ambiance: this truly is a historic Victorian mansion originally built in 1870 & restored to authentically represent the era. 3) Elegant dining: an experience which is, in a word, excellent. 4) Menu choices, creativity & presentation: 5 out... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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362 reviews 362 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This old Victorian mansion has great atmosphere. Our group of ten had great service. But the food is a mixed bag. Very expensive for our normal tastes, but the quality was very uneven. My $50 steak was dry even though prepared rare, as it was not marbled beef. Some of the others were very happy with their food though. I... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went for an early dinner before a show. I have been to the bar a number of times before Wild games (great option by the way - wonderful happy hour and affordable parking) but hadn't had dinner here in years. We had a very nice table on the second floor overlooking the park. the ambiance and service was excellent. The... More 

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Eagan, MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Haven't been to this restaurant in many years, and decided to give it a try for a birthday celebration. Great ambiance, great service, food was good, but not great. Decorated beautifully!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2417
    (Walnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-224-5606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?