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Forepaugh's

276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2417
651-224-5606
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Ranked #85 of 786 Restaurants in Saint Paul
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Walnut
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Oh, I wanted this place to be great. It's my dad's favorite restaurant in the cites and a quick walk up from my parents condo. Beautiful setting, relaxing table on the upper patio. We ordered drinks and a charcuterie plate to share and were enjoying the evening. Service was attentive but the food came out very slowly, which was fine... More

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State College, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I recently had dinner here with a mixed experience. The ambiance and location are great- easy parking right across the street, an attentive host, and good service. The outdoor dining is wonderful if you have a good night for it and the setting of the home is really unique. The wine and cocktails we had were nice... More

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Alexandria, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Unfortunately, we are going to have to rate this place very poorly. It is a great atmosphere. We were seated in a small room upstairs, at first alone, but then with 5 other of the loudest, rudest group you could find. We were not able to carry on a conversation at normal speaking levels. We ordered a Waldorf salad, two... More

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was our first visit in many years, and the food and service were incredible. The waiter did an excellent job of recommending drinks to compliment our entrees. We enjoyed the steak. The shattered beet salad was uniquely delicious. We wrapped up our meal with the deconstructed banana cream pie, which was a fun twist and sweet twist on dessert.... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The historic Forepaugh's house in St Paul beckons those with a passion for stories. Your curiosity will peak as you explore every room and the servers share the previous owners tragedies. This historic gem is complimented beautifully by the chef's delicious approach to finer pallets. Do not be afraid to try something new! This is the place to do it!... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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194 reviews 194 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was our first time at Forepaugh's, but it will not be our last! The meal was outstanding! Each dish was very special and prepared in with a special touch! This is a historical place, an old converted house. Each room is lovely, and with only a few tables in each, the atmosphere is delightful. The servers couldn't have been... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife is still talking about the Beef Wellington after almost a week; Forepaugh's is now her place of choice for steak. After devouring my rib eye, I understand where she's coming from; but the real winner here is the gravy that is served with it- clearly made from the pan drippings, it is succulent, rich, sweet, and oh so... More

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Burnsville, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Before going to the Ordway, I stopped at Forepaugh's bar for a drink and appetizer, ordering off the happy hour menu (one of my submitted photos). I was amazed by the Chinese Scallion Flatbread's value, flavor, and generous portion size for only $6.00! The bartender is a dead ringer of Peter Falk, which probably has little to do with gossip... More

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MINNEAPOLIS
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Such a fun place and great history. Every five years since 1978 I have found myself here for dinner. The menu is much more creative than it was in years past and the taste of the food is excellent. The mood is both romantic and professional. The staff is efficient and friendly. Parking is valet. I like to sit in... More

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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant is located in an elegant old Victorian mansion. The Beef Wellington surpassed our wildest expectations. The scallops with fried pork were delightfully matched with fresh fruit. The waiter was attentive and catered to our every need. It was a cold snowy night but we were seated in a quaint parlour room with a roaring fireplace. Many unexpected gems... More

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