M ST. Cafe

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665 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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MF
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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K
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
11 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
33 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
6 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
19 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
6 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
156 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
3 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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MW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only issue was that I modified the reservation through Open Table to an earlier time. The restaurant had a wait time and did not have the updated time, which was made the prior day. They were gracious enough to seat us anyway, even with a wait list.

This is the second time where modifications were not received by the restaurant. If you make a change, don't do it through Open Table--call.

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MN
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch on Sunday in October at the M-Street was excellent. The St. Paul hotel always does everything proper. Coat room offered, Sunday paper, great coffee, nice server, breakfast options, extensive buffet. The atmosphere is really nice too. The buffet had a quality salad bar, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, cooked salmon, prime rib carved, eggs bene, bacon, omelet station..tons more. The dessert table was huge and lots of gluten free options including cupcakes and flourless torte. The preparation and freshness of the food was great too (not just a lot of 'stuff' on the buffet) $25 for buffet and $13-17 for single entrees. Our server attended the table and the entree my wife had came out very quickly. Buffet is self serve except omelet and carving station.
Great value on quality food and service.

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G
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and wonderful service provided by our favorite server Rebecca.

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WB
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Cold & greasy food. They ran out of some food items hours before the last seating. They called us to tell us we were late for our table. Reservation at 12:15 & phone call at 12:16 as we came to the bottom of the stairs at hostess stand. We were 3 separate families. Each family had purchased the $ 100 in promo cards. We were not allowed to use them even though we had all made the original purchase separately . We got an eye role when we asked if we could move to 3 separate tables. We gave away the 3 $20 promo cards to other tables & won’t return. Because we were a large group we had to pay 18% gratuity when there was very little we were pleased with (we usually tip 20%+) None of us will return

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LB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the Sunday buffet but you ran out of salad on the buffet line.

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GA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

This was an awesome meal, the food is outstanding, our server, Brenda made the day even better. This was our first time at the M Street Cafe but we frequently dine upstairs at The Grill. We had a reservation for 10:30 am on 10/14 and enjoyed a leisurely brunch for six people. Or, that's what we thought until the hostess came to our table 90 minutes into our meal and told us she needed the table in 5 minutes. Well, we had paid our bill but were just enjoying a last cup of coffee and a last dessert. Nothing polite about her request, no "excuse me but. . ." no, "I am really sorry, but . . ." The odd thing is that the restaurant was not full and there was no group of people waiting to be seated. the hostess was a definite buzz-kill on what was otherwise a very nice dining experience. I struggled with the rating because everything but the hostess rated 5 stars.

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JK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service.

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