M ST. Cafe

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$30 and under
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Sunday Lunch
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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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KM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!!

OT
Minneapolis
7 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.

OT
Minneapolis
5 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.

SB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
Minneapolis
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.

OT
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

TM
Minneapolis
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.

AK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality was fantastic with quick service. They were very accommodating for our group.

K
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Katherine is a great server . We’ll be back

KK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to stop in the midst of a busy day.

s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, efficient and friendly service, comfortable atmosphere

SB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and catch up with friends!

SB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch before Ordway show!

RD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Could be a rare occasion but for the prices they charge Our food was very mediocre. Had chicken and waffles and the chicken was over done, my wife’s omelet was Luke warn & our hash browns were cold. The host and waitress were good and provided excellent service too bad the food was so so.

n
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I had our server's name because she was fantastic. Will definitely return!

RD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always impeccable service and food. It was a great ending to our anniversary weekend!

C
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience.
The Pesto omelet is to die for.
Attentive service.
Great ambiance.
5 stars!!
Cheers,
John from Minneapolis

R
Minneapolis
76 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and decor in the M St Cafe..Excellent food and setting.
There is always a fun crowd here as well. Great spot for a meal or a drink.

SB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service every time! The salmon salad is outstanding.

B
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had Sunday Brunch. The prime rib & shrimp cocktail were outstanding. The fruit was excellent, too. The deserts were good, but I had expected something a little better from both the desserts and the pastries. We did not have an omelet, but they were making the fresh. The waffles were in a warmer so did I past on those too. I would recommend it and would go back again.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Best waffles ever.

JG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice place for Sunday brunch with excellent food.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both excellent. The dessert table was especially outstanding. My only very minor complaint would be that our table was right next to the salad bar. When it became busy there was a line and it felt a bit like people were peering at us as they waited. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we will definitely return.

TL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Extemely good brunch. Everything under the sun. Probably because of having such a variety it is somewhat expensive, but worth it.

R
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!! Service was very good. Very pleasant atmosphere!!

BC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had to wait even though we had reservations. The brunch food was quite good. However the chef could not keep up. Most of the items were empty. Quite disappointing. For the cost of this brunch one should not have to go up several times to see if they placed out more food.

MI
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YES!! Excellent food, everything was tasty and well prepared — even the fruit on an off-season. Hands down one of the best brunch places in the U.S.

SP
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, amazing food, and perfect for my parents anniversary

JT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, generous portions, quiet surroundings.

h
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had 11 there for the Easter brunch and now 6 for Mother's day and two birthdays. It was very good and we will plan to use them again next year.

JD
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wonderful service !

DD
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love having lunch at M St. Cafe! Every time, the food is delicious, the service is paced correctly, and the atmosphere is just what we hope for!

M
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect restaurant for good food and a wonderful atmosphere. We could actually converse with friends and be heard. We met with folks from Norway who we had not seen in over 50 years. It was perfect. Everyone had a great time. We ate, talked and took photos. We would come back again!!!!!!!

MM
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Big open space means that there is a lot of noise in the dining area. Was hoping for a quieter dining experience. Only a few wait staff working so they were slow to remove plates from our table and refresh beverages. The buffet had a nice setup and tasty food. It is a great location if you are seeing a show at the Ordway.

MD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We have gone to the sunday brunch many time over the last few years. we have always came away happy. But this last time the food quality was not great. Cold food and limited amounts were a problem.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food was not very hot. And a lot was gone.

F
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at M St. Cafe for Sunday Brunch (again finally!). Quality, very tasteful food unlike most buffets in a light, elegant surrounding. I truly enjoy the ambiance which feels open as if you are in a patio setting but marble floors and rich trim with minimal if any echo enabling casual conversation. Service was excellent as usual. Prime rib was very good and I really like the lox, shrimp, and salad. The smaller, thicker waffles are fantastic and even better with either the bananas or mixed fruit on them. The bacon is a thicker cut and done just how I like. The sausage links have great seasoning and are not greasy. I did not have eggs or the made to order omelet this time, but the ingredients are fresh. There were about 6 or 7 different types of dessert and several (yep!) were impeccably done. In summary, the number of items may not be as extensive as other larger venue buffets, but there is no substitute for the quality and particular selection here as well as the setting. Highly recommended.

BR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appeared that the kitchen was not prepared for larger than usual Final Four brunch crowd. Kept running out of food and not enough cooks working all stations created long lines and wait times.

OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Everything was fine except for our wait-person. She rushed us all the way, expected us to order before we had read the menu, brought 2 glasses of ice tea to each of us when she finally brought it, gave us the bill 1/2 way through our meal, hovered until I put out the credit card. She was also in a hurry to reset the tables around us, noisily, especially with the cups and saucers. I’ve never experienced the behavior at the St. Paul Hotel, or any other restaurant, unfortunate.

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