M ST. Cafe

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672 reviews
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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 a buttoned-up business lunch, 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 a unique new concept that is a combination of a la carte and European-style sideboard dining. M ST. offers a classic brunch and also offers privately catered parties and events throughout the day or evening. Meet a client for lunch, 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.
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JH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very thoughtful and attentive. Desert portions were reasonable.

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l
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have had breakfast at MSt. Cafe the Thursday of High School hockey tournament weekend for many years; this is the first time we have not had to wait an extraordinary amount of time for our meals.. Our waitress, though very busy, waited on us in a timely manner. She was friendly and efficient. The food was good overall.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was fine, but sandwich was a little rich. Like to come here

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always experience a great service experience every time we dine at the M St. Café. The food was great. Noise was minimal. The service our waitress provided was awesome. Glass topped full with water and not once seen it empty.

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DK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food, attentive service, and quiet environment. The latter is a big issue for me and you rate highest on my list of places to enjoy a meal in a quiet environment when we are visiting the Twin Cities. Interesting that you also ask me to rate quietness. You are on to something there.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is easily one of our favorite restaurants. You can choose from the daily different sideboard menu and salad bar, or order from the menu. Staff is always exceptional - great service - always friendly and accommodating. If you would like a delightful meal, in a beautiful atmosphere, along with being treated really, really, well, then have lunch here (they close @ 2)

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C
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food this morning. Our server, Sue, was prompt, courteous,and delightful!

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MF
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Florence was great as always!!!!!!!

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K
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The M Street Cafe is always a great choice. The side board has something for every taste and the menu offer much variety. I have the Asian Chicken Salad and it was full of chicken. It was a bit spicy, but very flavorful . I'd suggest making a reservation for brunch.

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R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is superb . The choice of offerings is very nice. There is a wonderful buffet with an omelet station for omelets of choice. Other egg dishes are also available and anything else can be had from the kitchen. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The place is attractive and well laid out.

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a
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

It is not quite what we were expecting, felt very rushed and was crowded, I was expecting the St. Paul Grille feel, my mistake not theirs! Our server was excellent , no issues there at all. The Food was beautifully displayed and looked amazing.. but it wasn't . The desserts were terrible. The prime rib and bacon were good , everything else was really ho hum and luck warm. I gave it a 3 star because that is truly was it is, not terrible and not great just ho hum..

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NH
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was absolutely amazing!!! Everything about this buffet was great. VERY clean. I am NOT a buffet fan but this was amazing!!

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JT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Post Christmas, and Birthday

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Sunday brunch! Food was delicious and our server (Sue) was the best!!!! Looking forward to next time!

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic as always...I had the california club and gave it a 3 star only

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We decided after our family dined here for Thanksgiving todo this again for Christmas. The selection of food was very widespread, all the quality was top notch, excellent service from all of the staff, and a great alternative to the massive cooking for the holiday for a small group.

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PN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Christmas Brunch was a wonderful experience for us. The food, service, and ambiance was outstanding. This may very well become a tradition for us!

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PL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

For the most part, it was just fine. However, we had to wait a half-hour before we were seated even though reservations were made in February! We did have very fine service from Steve and will ask for him next year.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a festive Christmas brunch with very good food both breakfast and dinner. The staff was marvelous and friendly, and the ambiance was great. The desserts were to die for. We’ll probably make it a Christmas tradition when we’re in town.

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TH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have an incredible buffet for many holidays. We love coming for the Christmas Day buffet. So many amazing food options. The service is fantastic.

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DH
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful holiday brunch at M Street Cafe. Servers were gracious and provided excellent service. We will go back again soon.

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J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Steve was professional , friendly, and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good service and good food. I thought it would be quieter but hard to hear my colleagues so not conducive for conversation.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite for many years. Great food, friendly, sophisticated without pretense. St Small at its best.
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G
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Turkey Burger again and I am always impressed. We appreciate the fantastic service provided by Rebecca each visit. She is the best and has become someone we look forward to seeing each month.

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OT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular correct work and a friend and I brought our kids after Disney on Ice. The staff was very respectful to adults and kids. Thank you for making this a great experience.

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t
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The berry ricotta French toast was AMAZING! Brenda did a nice job of taking care of us. Only complaint was she ran the rang the cards for the wrong tabs.

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JS
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

M St. Cafe is a great option for a business meal that is a bit more informal. I love the St. Paul Grill, but it can be noisy. This is a quiet and cozy atmosphere and is particularly nice during the holiday season. The service is second to none.

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K
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent - all the iconic vegetables, turkey & ham, cornbread stuffing, cranberries... and the desserts! Everything was delicious. A special thanks to the turkey/ham carvers who went out of the norm to make guest feel like they were each special and to Valerie, our friend and long time favorite face at any St Paul Hotel (Main Street Cafe) functions.
We will be back.

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

This was the 3rd Thanksgiving in a row spent at this establishment. The experience for 2018 was disappointing. I will not make reservations for Thanksgiving going forward. Even after having reservations we waited over 30 minutes to be seated and the service was horrible. The food was the same stuff which was okay but it would have been a little better if the temperature of the food was hotter.

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JJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We'll be back for the Thanksgiving brunch next year. Need I say more?

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b
Minneapolis
168 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food in the buffet. Very crowded and loud. Not a romantic meal but very nice

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J
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner! We are grateful to all the staff there for a wonderful meal and experience!!

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RO
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family tried the M Street Cafe for the Thanksgiving buffet for the first time. Every aspect was outstanding. The food was delicious, staff was friendly, plenty of room, low noise level. We’ve given you rave reviews to our friends and other family members who couldn’t join us. We’ll be back next year.

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JP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Wonderful place to have a quick lunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fine prelude to my group’s afternoon of entertainment (I.e., meal and show).

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch here is THE BEST! The malted waffles are ridiculously delightful, and the assortment of buffet choices draws us back every time we are in the cities on a Sunday. The servers are fantastic, too, making the whole experience worth every penny!

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V
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible - the to go order sauce spilt as the lid wasn’t on tight and they didn’t validate our parking. They wouldn’t honor (2) gift cards and split the bill when the gift card expires tomorrow. Customer service was terrible. The waitress touched my shoulder and I don’t like people I don’t know touching me. Highly inappropriate. The hostess had a short red dress on that was tight and she kept pulling it down in the hostess area behind the hostess station.

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H
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Nearly all the food was empty and never really was refilled. We had to keep going back to see if more was put out only to see that the 4 new pieces of what ever they put out were already taken. Finally got to eat my salad for dessert which was great because they were out of dessert. We had several plates on our table because we could never seem to be able to get more than 1 item at a time. Our server never cleared our dirty dishes so we also had that mess. We did get some prime rib but they should have said it was lunch meat because it was carved so thin. All the staff seem to be very frazzled due to bring short staffed. Very sad they have this great reputation because it is not deserved.

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j
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My girlfriend and I really liked this restaurant! It is in the basement of the Saint Paul hotel. Any and everything at the Saint Paul hotel is amazing! This brunch was no exception. I had amazing crab cakes. My biggest complaint is how much I left on my plate because it was so good I didn't want to leave any. My actual complaint is the coffee was not the greatest but with a little cream who cares. The service is wonderful and excellent. I was surprised how quiet the restaurant was. It was really full when we went there and we didn't have to talk above a normal speaking voice which was really nice!

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