The Happy Gnome

The Happy Gnome, Saint Paul: Hours, Address, The Happy Gnome Reviews: 4.5/5

The Happy Gnome
4.5
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
The Guardian Of Good Returns To Saint Paul With Supper Club Fare And Everything On Tap
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Neighborhood: Summit-University
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cetobler
Hudson, WI343 contributions
Nice place but needs a notch up.
Jun 2021
Went back to the Gnome in St. Paul. after a while. The place did not change much despite a new ownership. The service was good and some of the dishes were OK. The amount of food is right. The Pappardelle with chicken and porcini was good. The appetizer, the Poutine, a blend of cheese curds and wedge potatoes was very nice with a special Raclette sauce. The pear, fig and cheese sandwich was not there. No filling and no cheeses. The bread too thick. The Carved Beef was to dry and hard. The bread to thick also. The sauce was fine. Deserts: Crème Caramel or Flan. The whole dessert was tasty. The Crème Caramel needed more sugar and eggs.
The Cobbler, Peach, was tasty but the dough was soggy and completely undone.
Written June 25, 2021
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NikkiA179
Saint Paul, MN1,107 contributions
Just Gnome Patio
Aug 2020 • Friends
Sunday 7:30 reservation on patio was perfect! Chris was our server and he recommended drinks, three on the drink list were sold out, because they’re good. The house Cabernet was🍷 decent for $7 a glass. Food was good , vegan options for me 👏🏼meaty options as well. This was a great Sunday stop🤗
Written August 25, 2020
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coloradotripper
Colorado59 contributions
Delicious menu, good service, great beer selection
Jun 2019 • Friends
Stopped here for lunch on way to airport - enjoyed walking the neighborhood a bit with the surrounding shops. The menu selection was interesting and the curry soup, tacos and salad were so delicious! The restaurant space and decor was comfortable and inviting with outdoor seating which was nice in the summer. Our server was friendly and very helpful.
Written June 28, 2019
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Marlena
Duncan, Canada6 contributions
Good Food Service Questionable
May 2019 • Couples
We were visiting the area and were taken to the Happy Gnome by local friends who had not been there but had heard good things about the food. We had a reservation mix-up and were seated in a booth in the noisy bar section. Our server came, put down the menus without a word of greeting and walked away. A different person took our drink orders with the same lack of enthusiasm. We ordered our food, which arrived in good time. The food was hot and flavourful-no complaints. I resented the 20% tip that was left because I believe tips are for excellent service, something we did not receive.
Written May 20, 2019
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HopheadWI
441 contributions
The Pretzel! The Duck Burger!
Dec 2018 • Friends
Great service sitting at the bar despite it being overly busy. Had a pint and part of the massive soft pretzel served with beer cheese sauce while waiting for a friend - shared the other half :) Caught both on happy hour which was an incredible deal - $4.50 for a pint and $4 for a massive pretzel with cheese.

Once our group arrived, we were moved into the dining area. Service was friendly, food was delicious. Our entire table ordered the duck burger (one was a repeat offender). All were pleased with the flavor, texture and size of the burger. Highly recommend!

If you want a mix-up from the traditional bar menu, this is your place. Prices reasonable, happy hour specials great.
Written April 22, 2019
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D Collins
7 contributions
Ramen
Jan 2019 • Solo
There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe the ramen. On a -20 day with a glass of Chardonnay there’s no better way to spend an afternoon.
Written January 30, 2019
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Jkepley
7 contributions
Amazing cheeseburger
Nov 2018 • Couples
My wife and I got away for my birthday and this place was recommended to me. The atmosphere was just what we were looking for as we stopped for a late lunch. We ordered the pretzel appetizer which was good, and my wife had the tacos which she said were OK. I was a little apprehensive to order a burger that was plainly named “Cheeseburger.” But with the Surly coffee bender braised short rib’s on top of the patty with cheddar cheese and garlic aioli, it was quite possibly one of the top three burgers I’ve ever had in my life. And I’m a burger guy. I would definitely go back, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for good food and good beer.
Written January 15, 2019
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Ryan B
Atlanta, GA723 contributions
Great beer selection!
Nov 2018 • Business
This is an awesome place with a really cool bar space. My colleagues and I came here for dinner while I was in town – the local guy wanted to show us this place because we are beer fans and their menu didn’t disappoint! They had upwards of 90 different beers on the list and a great selection of local breweries which is always a great touch. The food was excellent, I had the sausage pizza and my friend from MSP apparently always has the duck burger which he says is amazing. The ambiance was cozy since it was cold out and there are a couple TVs in the corners showing some sports. The server was also excellent and even though they were extremely busy she took good care of us. Next time I’m back in town I will for sure be back – highly recommend.
Written December 7, 2018
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MinnesotaFamily2
Shoreview, MN201 contributions
Great brunch
Oct 2018 • Family
Stopped in for a brunch on a Sunday. Nice, varied menu selection. Full bar. Friendly and attentive service. Kids menu also has several choices. We’d recommend this.
Written October 28, 2018
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PhilNPeg
Spencer, IA56 contributions
Great neighborhood Bar and Restaurant
Oct 2018 • Couples
We ate here on a Friday night with our son and daughter-in-law. Had reservations, which I would recommend. Wow, what a find! Impressive whiskey list and great beer selection. Our waitress, Michelle was exemplary. She was attentive but not obtrusive. The timing of our courses was perfect. Started with the Chefs charcuterie platter that was a good selection of smoked meats and salmon. Two at our table had the Game burger which was excellent. It’s a big burger and could easily be shared. I had the short ribs and risotto that was probably the best short ribs I’ve ever had. We will definitely return.
Written October 13, 2018
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