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“Spectacular bar, service and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The St. Paul Grill

The St. Paul Grill
350 Market Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-224-7455
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Ranked #5 of 805 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $60
Cuisines: Bar, American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 5th St.
Description: Recognized annually as the best restaurant in Minneapolis and St. Paul, The St. Paul Grill is On Everyone's List! Business or romance, lunch or dinner, casual or upscale. This downtown icon features a classic, yet surprisingly diverse dining menu ranging from prime steaks and thick-cut chops to succulent poultry and fresh seafood. The Grill's classic and impressive mahogany and brass bar is filled with the Twin Cities' finest selection of rare spirits and wines, and is host to the premiere scotch club in Minnesota. From the incredible food and the impeccable service to the gorgeous view of Rice Park, The St. Paul Grill is a destination restaurant with a reputation that spans generations. It's the kind of place that has a very loyal following and makes new regulars all the time.
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“Spectacular bar, service and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

A great place for a business dinner. Excellent food and service. Kind of loud, not the best for a romantic dinner IMHO

Visited September 2013
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Lancaster, PA, United States
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“Incredible Steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

It was obvious to me that there was a lot of business and politics happening around me at the St. Paul Grill. In spite of being busy, my server and the people working with her were very attentive. The bone-in filet was, perhaps, the best that I have ever had. The au gratin potatoes were also very special. Pricey but very, very good.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at The St. Paul Grill, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Thank you for visiting The St. Paul Grill and for your review! The Grill does serve and cater to a lot of business meals during the business week but we take pride in providing a one-of-a-kind experience to all of our guests whether the visit is for leisure or business. We hope you will return again soon!
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“very nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This was my first time here, but all of the employees and customers seemed to know each other. It seems like this is the place for everyone to go in the downtown area. The menu has a very wide variety and everything was very good. If you're on a budget, take a look at the menu online before going as it definitely isn't the cheapest place to eat. And reservations are needed!! If you show up without one, you're unlikely to get a table.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at The St. Paul Grill, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Thank you for visiting The Grill for the first time and for your review. Being in existence for more than 23 years has allowed regular guests to get to know our talented and tenured employees. Great point and suggestion on getting a reservation! It never hurts and can be done easily on the phone or on our website.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Great Restaurant, for Steak, Wine, Cocktails, etc....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Probably one of the 10 Best in the world for the selection of Scotch!
Great Steaks, appetizers, wine list, atmosphere is great as well.

If you are looking for a great Steak House to enjoy a nice evening, or just want to go to a NICE bar, this can't be beat in the Twin Cities. Great thing is, people are real at this place, not trying to be something they aren't, unlike some of the places in Minneapolis.

Even the Bacon Cheeseburger in the bar is amazing! Jason the Bartender is probably the best bartender in St. Paul.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at The St. Paul Grill, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Thank you for visiting The St. Paul Grill and for your review. Your compliment on The Grill being one of the ten best places in the work for Scotch is incredibly humbling - thank you! We teak great pride on the scotch list and if you have not already, we would encourage you to join our Scotch Club.

Jason and our staff do an amazing job because they love what they do, are good at what they do, and have the best guests in the world! We hope you will visit us again soon.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Food excellent, service even better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner with 8 other folks. I had been told ahead of time to try the hash browns and they are wonderful. Three examples of the excellent service revolve around them. First, the waitress said we might want to split them. Second, when I asked what made them so creamy, she went back to the chef to inquire. Then, without being asked, all of the bills were split perfectly. Even order we had split. The food is wonderful, the ambience romantic, service excellent. What's not to love.

Visited November 2013
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