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276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2417 (Walnut)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New Jersey
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grand meal in a grand old house converted into multi floor atmospheric restaurant. Chef came to table mid way through meal to check on things - very classy indeed. Had the duck special with ingredients chef obtained at local farmer's market that day. Fantastic dish. Would fly to Minneapolis just to have this dish again!

Thank Scott S
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful setting for a date night or formal affair. The service was outstanding And one of the best dirty martini's around. I had the Beef Wellington which was fab and my husband had the walleye also very good. We also had the corn soup which was fantastic and the pork belly. I would highly recommend for couples celebrating a... More 

Thank APalmertree
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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236 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

So we came here with some friends and haven't been here in a long time. As the legend goes the place is haunted which adds a little different element to the restaurant. The drinks were good but took so long to get, the food was fantastic and the dessert was very average. But we enjoyed out time and the going... More 

Thank Sjwiden
Saint Peter, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We recently had Sunday brunch at Forepauh's. While I didn't catch the name of our hostess I have to give a shout out to her for her excellent service gracious kindness. We took full advantage of her invitation to wonder the house and what a beautiful place to explore. Our waiter Robert was very knowledgeable of the menu and very... More 

Thank 756lee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Forepaugh's is rather famous in St. Paul for dining excellence, not only for the quality of the dishes, but also for the extraordinary setting of the building in an historic mansion. My recent visit completely vindicated its reputation for me. Both the food and service that I experienced with my companion were excellent. Specifically, the dishes I found so superlative... More 

1 Thank Daniel F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We ate outside on the 2nd floor terrace on a Sunday afternoon. We had brunch. It's not a buffet, but a menu of approx.10 items. We ordered the omelet and the french toast. Both were very flavorful and delicious! It wasn't a lot of food and both of us left not feeling very full. The brunch prices were reasonable, approximately... More 

1 Thank jjjjten
Tucson, Arizona
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168 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Dine in an old, elegant, and haunted house. I was there for a wedding, so I can't comment on their regular menu, but the appetizers and buffet they served us was quite good. I would go back there for a regular meal. It's a great venue for smaller weddings and other events

2 Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Had been here for dessert. Wanted to comeback for dinner. Came late on Friday without reservations. No problem getting in given size of house. Got the dates and pork belly for appetizers. Ordered the house specialty Beef Wellington for dinner and deconstructed banana cream pie for dessert. Everything was outstanding. Wish we would have seen some of the spirits! Love... More 

1 Thank Jeff F
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Yes that's right haunted restaurant. There is a lot of history behind this restaurant and a lot of stories that are very very interesting. I have been there several times and my most recent visit was for my wife's birthday. We went there for the Sunday brunch the service was excellent and the food also was excellent. I would highly... More 

2 Thank Doug H
Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were looking for a place to go for 5 of us. They were able to accommodate us even though we did not have reservations on this Friday night. Food was amazing! We ordered a round of appetizers to share and enjoy the company.

Thank Lisa J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2417
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-224-5606

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