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W.A. Frost & Company

374 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-5715
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Ranked #27 of 786 restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Western Ave.
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the best wine lists in Minnesota. Great food, the patio is one of the best for not being on a body of water in the Twin Cities, and the Lounge downstairs is perfect for after dinner drinks, or small plates and cocktails for your date.

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St Paul
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been in the Cities since 1996 and just ate here this past weekend. What was I waiting for?? Worth noting were the mussels. A light curried broth with grilled bread. Amazing. They have a nice selection of signature cocktails, too. If you can, get a seat in their awesome patio. Beautiful setting and great for people-watching.

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Gosford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in St. Paul for a couple of weeks and went here on the recommendation of some locals we met. The ambience is lovely, the drinks list is extensive and the food was a delight. The check including a 20%+ tip came to less than we would pay for a reasonable meal out back home. As always, the service... More

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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132 reviews 132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went there for dinner for the first time. The historical setting, and the nice patio seating add to the experience. Service was good, courteous and friendly. The bread and butter was good. Not the best in town, though. Ordered the charcuterie which featured sort of a duck patte that was actually good, and some pickled vegetables with toasted bread. We... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The lovely interior, which boasts one of the largest bars I've ever seen, allows you to choose one of many possible seating areas. However, summer seating MUST be had in the lovely and large garden area, complete with couches, something reminiscent of European dining.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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324 reviews 324 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

By far, the best patio in St. Paul. They have plenty of seating, although often full, if you hang out awhile a seat will likely open up. The wait staff is a little finicky about seat movement, but they also have to move around the patio. Service can be a little slow, but just kick back, relax, order some apps... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The atmosphere is old Catskills meets Manhattan. Stopped for a drink and appetizers on the patio, as the prices are too steep for dinner. It was lovely. Definitely a special occasion dining spot!

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Minneapolis
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a very special restaurant because of tradition, location, service,and food entrees perhaps you have never heard of or experienced. Our visit tonight was to celebrate an anniversary. We arrived early and we were seated promptly. It gave us time to study the wine list and menu. Admittedly, our wine choice was made by price because 95% of listings... More

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Port Orchard, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Went to this place for a college graduation dinner. We waited 2 hours to get our food!! The menu was very expensive and when the entrée arrived, it was tiny! I ordered a spinach type salad and it came on small plate that didn't even look like a side salad. My husband ordered a burger and it was charcoal burned.... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the best patios in downtown St. Paul with mature, lush trees and flowers, just beautiful. but you better call for reservations or expect to wait an hour or more, which can be easily done in the bar inside, outside or downstairs. And don't worry if it rains outside, they'll still take your reservation under tables with umbrellas, but... More

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