Forepaugh's

4.6
2172 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Forepaugh’s Restaurant is located in a beautiful and historic mansion overlooking the lovely Irvine Park. Just outside Downtown St. Paul, Forepaugh's is walking distance to the Excel Energy Center. This gorgeous, multi-functional, state of the art venue is disguised as a charming and quaint Victorian home. The 8 intimate and artfully decorated dining rooms straddle the past and future gracefully, featuring both period décor and brilliantly conceived, cutting edge New American Cuisine. The wine list is expansive and supported by a wine cellar/chef tasting room that is available for small, intimate gatherings. The comfortable and cozy bar features the finest in distinctive liquors and specialty drinks. And the service is excellent. Join us for a celebration or a romantic dinner or a drink before the game or concert. Business groups, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and parties of any shape or size are encouraged as we have many private dining options.
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TC
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently great. Love their unique offerings, as well and the proven old school favorites. The staff is amazing and make your feel special.

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner. Venue is unique and interesting and I’ve wanted to try it for some time now. Food was overpriced, which is ok for Valentine’s Day, but I’d expect it to at least be prepared properly. Steak was cold and not all the items were served as the fixed menu said they would be (no English Peas for example). No one asked if we were happy with meal, we had an 8:00 reservation and folks seemed more focused on cleaning up to go home than providing the attentive service a $300 plus ($100/plate plus wine and tip) dinner would assumingly receive. Would not come back as there as many other better options for that price point.

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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Making reservation online was very helpful, the staff called us to confirm and also share a bit about the menu. The email reminders were greatly appreciated.

We were warmly greeted by John, who was most welcoming and helpful in showing us around and to our table. We were a party of four, and we sat on the second level in a well lit and spacious room. Although we were surrounded by other tables, it didn't seem too congested and there were plenty of space for privacy.

Matt, our server, was quick to go over our menu and wine pairings and answered any questions we had. The course meal was timely paced, and we LOVED all the wine selection for each dish. Great presentation and portion, food was phenomenal, and service was attentive and diligent throughout.

Overall experience was fantastic, we enjoyed our time together there. Complimentary to the kitchen staff for a wonderful course dinner, and to the serving and hosting staff for being patient and taking care of our group. We look forward to our next dining experience with you all again.

Thank you for making our special evening a memorable one.

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DM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful composed dishes, an exquisite treat for tastebuds. So happy that we spent our date night here! Exploring the magical Victorian house was like taking a step back in time.

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JH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Very quiet and enjoyable. Food was great as well.

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F
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice dining experience for a special occasion. Food is good, but portions are on the small side. Flawless service. On the noisy side. We will be back.

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s not just a place to eat it’s an experience. Everything about it was a step above anywhere else I had ever dined before.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived up to the hype, will be our new special occasion spot. Amazing!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The food was incredibly underwhelming and our server was not terribly knowledgeable of the menu

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MF
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt was outstanding and most professional job as a server. He made our 55th anniversary a perfect evening.
The general manager, Mimi, seated us exactly at 6:15, which was our reservation time.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Food was fantastic! Dates/Bacon appetizer was delicious and had order of duck for entree and it was perfect. Highly recommended. Interesting back story to the restaurant as well.

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AM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Forepaugh’s for dinner before a concert. We were NOT disappointed! What a great history the property has as well. We will be back for sure! Thanks again!!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was not up to what we have come to expect. It felt like maybe the kitchen had an off night. Portions were smaller as well. We will be back though. Last night was just an off night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, friendly staff

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the most amazing restaurant. The food was tremendous. The server was divine.

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D
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food and service but pretty expensive for what you get.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food was awesome and price was good the waitress was amazing

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CG
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, excellent service and staff in a beautiful setting.

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n
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening.
My niece and I were greeted by John who made us feel totally comfortable. We enjoyed all of the amazing flavors of the walleye & scallops dinners that they so kindly split for us.
Of course the setting in the beautiful Victorian house is lovely and we enjoyed meandering throughout the many rooms after dinner.
It was a special night in a special place!!!

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AS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great service as well as fantastic food

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S
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful especially the deserts Sophia’s Honey cake was wonderful a must try.
Will go again.

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JJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and we were very pleased from the moment we walked in and how we were greeted shown to our table with a history of the mansion, to the food and then the tour!! Amazing!!

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TK
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Was not impressed as much on food .. walleye was fishy teasting That is from being frozen too long In other words not fresh... portion was small as well. Love the staf And ambiance. I think you have a management/ chef problem.

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Really disappointed in the food. Especially for the price.

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M
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always excellent. There's a reason we drive from Des Moines to St Paul just for the experience of Forpaugh's.

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NH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was pretty good, and the restaurant had an interesting vibe! The dinner rolls to begin with were good! We were told that the 3rd floor was the most haunted. We were seated on the 2nd floor and we decided to tour the 3rd floor. It was definitely cooler up there and there seemed to be some cold spots... very historic restaurant, I would come back!

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MF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and always fantastic service. Presentation and care go into every dish.

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was over priced for what the food was. Good food jut a little high priced

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were married there 3 years ago, and greatly enjoy going back every year for anniversary, and then some. The staff and food are beyond amazing. We love it.

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SC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant beautifully decorated for the holidays. Our servers were friendly and attentive but not hovering. The food was outstanding, as we have always found here. We even got a tour of the other rooms and a bit of the mansion's history from our server.

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KE
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were ther for our 20th anniversary and the fine dining was excellent. I had the roast duck and my wife had the ribeye, both were cooked just the way we wanted and the service was perfect.

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GK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was what we hoped for. A bit pricey, but we knew that going in. Cozy, warm, unique, classy. We have been here before and wanted to treat our children to something special. We all had a great time!

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AA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tara was amazing, very attentive and had great suggestions and information.
Loved her.

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P
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

First time back here in 30 years. My wife loved her food, mine was good, not memorable. The ambiance is wonderful. Each room has only a few tables, so is very intimate and very easy to have a conversation. Our service was very good when working with us, but at times, not as attentive as we would have liked. Her support staff was very good.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My family and I enjoyed our Christmas dinner. They really enjoyed the ambiance and the friendly service.

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B
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We took our kids to see a show at The Ordway and then out for dinner at Christmas. We had a group of 9 and liked Forepaugh's for its smaller rooms--we didn't have the room to ourselves, but we had a good space and it was quiet so we could hear each other. Also, it was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

The food is good--not fantastic--and the wine and cocktails were very good. All in all, we had a very nice time and I'm happy we went to Forepaugh's.

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DD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Fourpaughs and it was a taste experience that I look forward to having again and again!! The staff explained every item on the menu and you can tell they are very proud of their place of work.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was decorated beautifully, lovely staff and attentive. Overall the food was good, not great for the cost.

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GH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated to the friendliest, kindest, and loveliest service at Forepaughs. The food was a work of art. Everyone in the Twin Cities ought to experience the dining pleasure at this wonderful eatery.

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JE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Noise level was high ... food arrived cold ... value for the food high

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