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128 Cafe

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American, Contemporary
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128 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5726
+1 651-645-4128
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Breckenridge, Minnesota
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

The suggested wine with our dinner was of the finest from a small restaurant than I have had. Near the college, the atmosphere was quiet and the added pleasure of valet parking very nice.

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Thank Michael470
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Cozy, small neighborhood place in the lower level of an apartment building. The menu is small, but has what I consider to be the best BBQ ribs in town. They are delicious and literally fall off the bone. The beer and wine list are also small, but always have something good.

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Thank Richard H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Having never been here before, I decided to try this neighborhood restaurant. I was pleased with the food although the service seemed a little slow. It was past their busy time which was nice. The only caveat I have is the terrible parking. Be careful because a lot of the street parking is permit only due to its proximity to... More 

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Thank Marie G
Hudson, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

I was excited to find this restaurant and read the great reviews on Trip Advisor. We did not have an excellent experience...We ate on a Saturday night and waited and waited and waited for our food to arrive and the restaurant was not even close to being full. Our meals were very good, however, we all left hungry. I ordered... More 

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Thank PriceFamily4
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

While they have a small menu and not much of a beer list, what they do have is really good. The ribs are the best BBQ ribs in the twin cities. It is also a nice quiet space where you can easily hold a conversation with your dining partner.

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Thank Richard H
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This was a gem to find! We did not have a reservation, but they were able to seat us anyways. Small menu, but you could not go wrong with any of the choices. Delicious! Great wine selection. It was a perfect date night, but would be great for a small get together as well.

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Thank Nicstans
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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219 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

I had heard and read about this place, so we dined with friends their 2 weeks ago just before the Magnum Chorum concert at St. Thomas. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about a restauranteur that was described as being located in the basement of an apartment at the edge of a university campus, but we had... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

Cozy restaurant with fantastic food. I highly recommend it. The pot roast is brought to a whole new level here. it was fantastic!

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Thank MJ9856
St. Paul,MN
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and I have been going here for years and have always had incredibly good food. It is located in the lower level of an apartment building and is very cozy inside. Valet parking is available. Nice wine and dessert menu also. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

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Thank ponsib
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

You wouldn't think the modest surroundings would yield world class cuisine. But, that was exactly what we had. There were five of us, all having different things. Everyone raved about how delicious their food was. I had perfectly cooked salmon. Sometimes gourmet food comes without anything else on the plate. The pleasant surprise were all the extras that came with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-5726
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-645-4128

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?