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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
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1970 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion (41)
  • Romantic (37)
  • Good for a Date (36)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm (last seating), Friday and Saturday 5pm-10pm (last seating).
Happy Hour: 4 pm to 7 pm Tuesday-Sunday
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Phone number
(651) 224-5606
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Donald Gonzalez
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Forepaugh's does cater to outside venues. Please call Mimi at 651.224.5606 for more information.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Forepaugh's offers valet parking or complimentary parking in our large lot across the street next to the Ramsey House.
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Public transit
We are just a short walk to bus stops on 7th Street.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1970 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Delicious! We had scallops and sea bass, both great!

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The place was amazing and romantic, I proposed to my girlfriend there! It was the perfect environment!

vipNancyeeK (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very Disappointed. Menus were given to us with several sheets of paper. All falling apart. Waitress brought out our drinks two seperate times and forgot my glass of wine twice. I had to finally ask for it. Tried to order the beet salad to accompany our dinner and waitress said we could not get that salad because it was only on the Valentine's menu. Which was offered the night we were dining. She also said that the chef would make no exceptions. Also, four of us in our group all order the Beef Wellington. None of the four meals came out the way we ordered them. Two were suppose to be Medium Rare and two were suppose to be Medium Well. All of them came out Well Done. The puff pastry was burnt also. One person ordered the Seafood Fettuccine and it contained serveral pieces of shells in the pasta from the shrimp. Way over priced for the quality and portion of food that was served.

mesharkfeeder (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

What a beautiful, renovated old home! So romantic and quiet.

Angie (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing. Highly recommend for special occasions and celebrations

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were sat on the third floor, where it was very quiet and allowed us the ability to talk among ourselves and enjoy the ambiance. While sitting waiting for our food other couples were commenting on the history of the third floor and the stories heard about ghosts, which was entertaining whether you believe or not. The service was great and the food was delicious. My wife and i enjoyed our experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food and cocktails. Expensive but worth it.

Filipp (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant was pretty good. We were greeted right away and taken to our table. The waiter and greeter were very friendly. The waiter did get a little pushy at the end of the dinner for dessert to make up for the overly salty walleye I had. The menu selection isn’t large so you are limited. In my opinion, it’s much overpriced for what you get. We got the candied shrimp; rip off. 3 pieces of jumbo shrimp for $17, HA! The portion of our meals were good but definitely overpriced. The walleye was over salted, I had to drink plenty of water. My wife’s fettuccine with scallops was decent, but she kept getting chunks of spices stuck to the roof of her mouth and having to spit out pepper shells and other spices.. the food was hot which was good otherwise I would not have eaten it. Wouldn’t be interested in coming back, there are many restaurants with better quality and creativity in the food for half the price.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Awesome time great waitstaff

ScottJ (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This place is run down, the food is ok, none of the dishes were hot. Will not go back