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276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2417 (Walnut)
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

1 Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Doug H
Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Got a reservation, fine dining for sure. Wonderful dinner, fairly artsy, but tasty food. Love the mansion, different rooms for dining. Great staff. Enjoyed my first time here. Need to go back - probably for a special occasion.

Thank WisconsinProf
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful old mansion, historic and well maintained. The staff was knowledge, attentive, courteous and wonderful. The food...wow. 3 or 4 course dinning, if you can save room for dessert. We couldn't. The "small plates" were still large enough to fill us completely. Such thought the chef puts into this menu. So creative, delectable and fabulous. I can't... More 

Thank Jeni L
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1,360 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This wonderful, elegant bistro housed in a gorgeous 1870 Victorian building offers great food, service and all one might expect or desire in a 5-star restaurant. Our party of four were treated to a gourmet meal served by about as professional staff as a bistro can offer. Three hours went by in a flash as it was such a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, French
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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?