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M ST. Cafe

4.6
4.6
748 Reviews
$30 and under
American

M ST. Cafe is the latest in the lineage of extraordinary dining options at The Saint Paul Hotel. Whether you're joining us for a leisurely breakfast or family brunch, M ST. Cafe is the perfect sophisticated-yet-casual destination. Whether you're holding a meeting or just meeting friends, M ST. Cafe is the new Downtown St. Paul destination. M ST. offers an al a carte breakfast as well as classic Sunday brunch. M ST. Cafe also offers privately catered parties and events throughout the day or evening. Meet a client for breakfast meeting, or linger over breakfast after a luxurious night at The Saint Paul Hotel. Schedule a mid-morning conference or work with us to create a truly memorable Groom's dinner. Casual dining, warm atmosphere and top level service... everything you'd expect from a restaurant in Minnesota's Landmark Hotel. Formal or informal, scheduled or spontaneous, M ST. is the place to meet in St. Paul.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, European

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat 7:00 am–12:00 pm Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (651) 228-3855

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    M ST. Cafe offers Private Party sites to guests. Locally we are simply known as the place where business gets done & weddings memorable. We specialize in providing the professional service & commitment required to ensure your meeting or event will be not merely successful, but memorable for years.

  • Private party contact

    Todd Kohn: (651) 228-3847

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Cross street

    5th St.

  • Parking details

    We now offer up to 2 hours of complimentary parking for our guests dining at M ST. Cafe. Validated parking is available only at the Lawson Ramp, located between St. Peter Street and Wabasha on 5th Street. Present your parking ticket from the Lawson Parking Ramp to your server.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 748 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. FS

    FloS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service is unparalleled in my opinion. Expectations were met, over and above! I can’t remember having a waitress that was as pleasant, efficient as well as going the extra mile. Brenda was wonderful.

  2. R

    Roger

    Minneapolis

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I had breakfast with six family members, and our server was very accommodating. We had misunderstood that there was a brunch buffet (similar to the Sunday brunch), but we found that the buffet options were limited and so we ordered from the regular breakfast menu, and that proved very satisfactory for everyone.

  3. C

    Charlie

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our go to place for a wonderful Sunday brunch for years!

  4. B

    Barb

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice brunch. Excellent service! I am always thrilled to find a place where the noise level allows for conversation around the table. It was terrific.

  5. DG

    DavidG

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    While the food at brunch was good, the service was notably weak. First, we wanted a reservation for 8. The app would only permit a reservation for 7. I called and always got VM. I left a message. I never received a returned call. When we mentioned that to the hostess upon arrival, it was clear she didn't care. One guest wanted to order from the menu rather than have the buffet. She gave up when the waitress never returned. Empty water and coffee were the norm. Upon leaving, we waited for about 5 minutes at the host stand to obtain parking validation. All in all, remarkably disappointing service, with the notable exception of the omelette station. The man there was very friendly and customer service oriented. I think people expect better service at the St. Paul Hotel.

  6. R

    Roger

    Minneapolis

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I brought 5 family members for breakfast: two adults and three children. Everyone ordered something they wanted. The children enjoyed their pancakes and bacon, and each adult tried something different. Our server was very gracious and friendly. The children and one adult were there for the first time. It was altogether a very excellent experience.

  7. MF

    MichaelF

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual Florance and your kitchen did an outstanding job! You are the best.

  8. RR

    RayRay

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I had hoped for more selection. The meat cutting lady was NOT friendly and I found myself avoiding anywhere she was. Not once or twice, but 3 times. And I really wanted more Prime Rib. The Prime Rib was so tasty but surprisingly fatty and gristly. Really wish you could get thicker slices so there wouldn't be so much trimming and less time having to see the rude meat cutting lady. The Eggs Benedict were super chewy from sitting in the warmer, sweating and not nearly enough Hollandaise. Even the fresh batch. Wishing you had the Hollandaise sitting out on the side to add to other things, including the Benedict. My favorite soup is Clam Chowder but it was so salty I couldn't eat it. The Waffles and bananas were the stand out but I don't go to a Brunch like that for the waffles. The waffles were also chewy from sweating in the warmer but I could see clearly they were crispy when the not very kind lady took them out of the waffle griddle. The waitress was very pleasant but she hustled us to get moving. We were, after all, there for over an hour. She brought us our check without asking if we were finished with drinks. I certainly didn't hold it against her. Figured she wanted to be done with her shift and we continued on at another bar. We were SO looking forward to this special occasion and sadly I can't say it was worth the wait. More than likely will NOT return or recommend. But I hope you take this and use constructively. NOT to yell or call out but to repair.

  9. R

    Roger

    Minneapolis

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I invited two nieces to join me for breakfast, and it was the first visit for both of them. They were very impressed, and both hoped to return, especially to try the Sunday brunch which was being set up while we ate from the menu. We had a very enjoyable meal!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food and desserts!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    This visit for brunch was substandard. Potatoes and vegetables were cold, Eggs Benedict were extremely overcooked. Prime rib roast was very stringy and dry and was cooked to medium or higher for entire roast. Given the strong ones and toughness of the meat, I question whether it was really a rib roast. I really think it was a different roast cut. The accompanying horseradish sauce was also runny, basically the consistency of milk. The cold bar and desserts were about as usual. Service on the hot bar and omelette stations was lacking. It appeared as if the individuals working those areas were new/inexperienced. Our server was pleasant but slow to clear used plates from the table and to refill beverages. Just over half the tables were occupied while we were there so it wasn’t a matter of the restaurant being slammed.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Staff: Serving staff appeared to be in training and not very helpful. Wait staff was overheard complaining about other staff. Food: Eggs benedict had brown egg shells included, potatoes were cold, beef was tough, fruit was good, cheese cake was not even close to creamy, pineapple bomb was pretty however a spoon could not even piece ! Overall one of the worst brunches ever!

  13. PT

    PeggyT

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic brunch on Christmas Day. Part of our family came together for an amazing brunch for a first time visit to M cafe. So many choices which fit everyone’s taste. Best sever prime rib, egg dishes. including a made to order omelet, amazing dessert selection, vegies, and seafood. We were in w of the side room which was perfect for keeping noise level down and the round table was perfect. The St Paul Hotel is a lovely, elegant destination too! Great experience and friendly, competent server as well.

  14. GH

    GusH

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was our first time there and we went for Christmas brunch which was delicious! The service was so good and the dessert buffet topped off a great meal. My only suggestion is that for the price you include coffee at no charge. Overall amazing job MSC!

  15. JO

    JenO

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I went to M St Cafe for their Christmas brunch since the menu looked amazing and the price wasnt too expensive. It was a fabulous experience and we will be doing this for many years to come.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was lovely and delicious.

  17. MH

    MirandaH

    Fargo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to M St. Cafe for brunch on Christmas Eve. Our server Valerie was such a treat!! We adored her. Very polite and attentive and just as friendly as can be!! She definitely made our visit! Some of us had breakfast entrees, which were delicious along with our mimosas. A couple attendees had the lunch buffet and raved about the brisket. Would definitely recommend!!

  18. M

    Mimi

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service was wonderful, our waitress was very friendly and always there to clear plates and bring coffee. The food - all of it - was delicious. there was a large variety of items to chose from. I would certainly go back.

  19. LV

    LindaV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All was excellent!

  20. N

    Nonnickbame

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience1

    Extremely noisy. Very poorly staffed. Parking challenging

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful breakfast at M Street, we were seated on time and wait staff was fantastic.

  22. SB

    SallyB

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fun holiday lunch with friends. Some enjoyed the sideboard while I chose one of several terrific salads on the menu. This my go-to place for lunch in St. Paul.

  23. SB

    SallyB

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place to catch up with an old friend.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall4food4service1ambience3

    The food was above average, however poor service and small food selection brought overall rating down. I would expect a 25 per plate brunch buffet to include a drink. Nope. Add 3 dollars per beverage. Won't be going back.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Nice location, but need to say that I should have paid more attention to the reviews on Yelp -etc. Poor hot selection or should I say warm selection. The same guy carving the prime rib was in charge of keeping the potatoes and warm veggies full so we waited for him with a line of 10 and growing behind us. The Omelet bar wasn't staffed and people waiting when we went through the line (came later but who knows where he was and we never did order and omelet? Here was the list on the warm table. Chunk of Salmon, warm sloppy zucchini/yellow sq and who knows what else, mashed potatoes, prime rib, small waffle, bacon and sausage - an unmanned omelette bar - that's it for $25.00 bucks. Salad bar pretty small too and low budget. My wife had a $24.95 salad and didn't even finished that. Prime rib and potatoes were actually good. Poorly staffed to say the least..... Pretty disappointed and won;t be going back.

  26. LS

    LmcSwanson

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Annually we go for Thanksgiving Buffett. This year we went at 11:30 and had a perfect experience. The staff was phenomenal. Variety of foods and desserts were delicious.

  27. ST

    SimplyTheBest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It has been a long time since my family and I have felt as welcome and cared about at a restaurant as we were at M Street. Wonderful. Simply wonderful.

  28. MS

    MauriceS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful to celebrate Thanksgiving. No cooking, no clean up in a beautiful setting. Great food and would do it again.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating Thanksgiving, and having the brunch at M St Cafe is becoming a tradition for our family. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly and attentive!

  30. SB

    SallyB

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff is always friendly and attentive!

  31. MR

    MaryR

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Sunday morning brunch here. The selection is superb and the staff is gracious and attentive Bring the family and create memories

  32. G

    Gertrude

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Our server Rebecca was wonderful per usual. Had our beverages (Diet Cokes) on the table before we sat down. She is the reason we keep coming back to the restaurant!

  33. KM

    KathyM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We were pleased with our meal, but it would be helpful to indicate which foods are gluten-free. I had to ask the wait staff (who were extremely busy), who then had to go into the kitchen and ask those who were preparing the food. Also, the person who was working at the omelette station also had to double as the carving chef. Felt sorry for this guy!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Only improvement I would ask is that they offer grilled walleye as an alternative to breaded in the walleye sandwich. It is a very good sandwich but could be better! It is a lovely place to have lunch after a concert.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. Food was OK, not outstanding, but the venue is close to the Ordway, and we are elderly.

  36. SB

    SallyB

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quiet lunch with colleagues. Kale barley soup warmed me up!

  37. AB

    ABrowneG

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The service was good and the fruit and seafood bar were exceptional.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    We were disappointed in the entree buffet. The salmon and chicken were both overcooked and dry. All of the food, which was supposed to be hot, was lukewarm. We might come there again, but would order off the menu to see if that is better.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always.

  40. TM

    TerenceM

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    This is a cute spot for lunch and the prices were moderate. However, the food gets mixed reviews. There were three of us having lunch there. My sister ordered the walleye sandwhich and was very disappointed with it. The fish was obviously frozen and not warmed up sufficiently, there was an overabundance of bread, and she complained about the taste. Our friend ordeered a burger and was quite happy with it. I had the buffet which gets mixed reviews. The salad bar had minimal entries and both the fruit and entrees were bland. The main course (Jamaican beef tenders) was excellent and flavorable. The rest of the side dishes were unmemorable. Overall, I can't recommend this restaurant.

FAQs

M ST. Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 228-3855.

M ST. Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 748 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat 7:00 am–12:00 pm Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We now offer up to 2 hours of complimentary parking for our guests dining at M ST. Cafe. Validated parking is available only at the Lawson Ramp, located between St. Peter Street and Wabasha on 5th Street. Present your parking ticket from the Lawson Parking Ramp to your server.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (651) 228-3855

  • Private party facilities

    M ST. Cafe offers Private Party sites to guests. Locally we are simply known as the place where business gets done & weddings memorable. We specialize in providing the professional service & commitment required to ensure your meeting or event will be not merely successful, but memorable for years.

  • Private party contact

    Todd Kohn: (651) 228-3847

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