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“Good food, but understaffed during our visit.”
Review of Bean Town Grill

Bean Town Grill
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Fairmont
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
St. Paul, MN
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good food, but understaffed during our visit.”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

My family ate here one Sunday afternoon and when we arrived, we were promptly seated, but then it took a couple minutes for the server to take our drink orders as she was also working with two other full tables. The menu had a varied selection and once we ordered the food, it took a long time to come out. Again, the server was rushing to and fro, but did not check back with us for refills of beverages or to see how the food tasted. We all thought the food was pretty good, but the service left a lot to be desired. Eventually, after waiting about 20 minutes at the end of the meal for the check, we were told by another server that they were shortstaffed. I'd probably try it again if they were better staffed since the food was good..

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great steak here!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is the only place we ate at in Fairmont, so can't say if it's the best, but it certainly was good. If you go, you have to have the steak - it's their specialty and it's hand-cut, fresh from a nearby farm.
It is busy, it seems like all the locals go there to eat, and the service is really friendly.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank septemberfalls
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Vonore
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A new and wecome addition to Fairmont”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Our server was quite pleasant, but inattentive. Maybe it's a small kitchen, but the food was along timje coming. The quality of the food, (I head a ribeye and she had baby back ribs.) was quite good, and the small wine list was appropriate.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Barton W
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Fairmont, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice place, mediocre food”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

We've only been there twice and thought it was overpriced for the quality. We went back thinking we needed to give it a second chance. After finding a hair in the food that wasn't that great, we decided it wasn't for us.

Visited June 2012
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