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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Birthday dinner.

A lovely evening at Forepaughs. The drinks were very good. Our waiter, Benjamin, was very knowledgeable about the food. You can see from the pictures the different foods offered. By far the bacon rapped figs and lemon shrimp were the best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gerald S
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Mendota Heights
via mobile
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elegant with beautiful French food and excellent service. Our favorite restaurant for special occasions.

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Thank Charlene S
Mendota Heights
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely evening at Forepaughs. The drinks were very good. Our waiter, Benjamin, was very knowledgeable about the food. You can see from the pictures the different foods offered. By far the bacon rapped figs and lemon shrimp were the best.

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Thank Gerald S
Thunder Bay, Canada
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to St Paul, my wife and I went to Forepaugh's for brunch on the Sunday. We were given menus, and upon reading them, were dismayed to find out that the Family Style brunch had been eliminated in favour of "a la carte." We really enjoyed the family style brunch during our past visits. I was ready... More 

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Thank stewie476
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Outraged that this restraint does not take the responsibility to apologize for the unpleasantness they caused me and my friends by the rudeness we were shown. Shows the poor character of the owner who rather than offer an apology was more concerned about keeping others from reading about it. We were lied to and treated poorly not just at the... More 

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2 Thank stephen s
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We went on a Sunday noon with a tour bus. There were 45 of us but, really that should have not made a difference. They were expecting us, knew we were coming. Admittedly, our bus was a few minutes late, due to road construction. Still, enough staff should have been on duty to handle us with ease and good service.... More 

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Thank Docsdaughter45
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Our meals were great! We had a reservation, we were promptly taken to our table, we are excited, and love the food here. We brought a bottle of wine, 2001 vintage that needed to be decanted just because of the sediment, and it would be nice to let it open up a bit before we start drinking it. 26 minutes... More 

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1 Thank mspreh
Maplewood
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I would say this is the place to go if you want to ask someone to marry you. A very special place to go with that special someone in your life. Great staff and great food.

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Thank Mitzi B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

From the moment one enters this elegant turn of the century mansion to be greeted by an equally elegant and charming maitre 'd, the dining and atmosphere are just plain special. The rooms of the mansion on 3 floors serve as dining rooms and a lounge on the first floor. The furnishings are updated to their original condition, so that... More 

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Thank skitrailer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Really good food and great drinks. Never met a friendlier host before! Bartender was great too. Loved the atmosphere. We will be back.

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Thank Jakki049
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Forepaugh's has been in St. Paul for years. We had not been here in years and decided to give it a try. The restaurant is in a beautiful old home situated on a stunning lot. Every staff member was professional and top notch! But when you go to an expensive restaurant, you have high expectations for the food and this... More 

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
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?