St. Paul Grill and Bar

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$31 to $50
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So Classic They Named a City After It. Business or romance, lunch or dinner, casual or upscale, The St. Paul Grill is many things to many people. This Saint Paul icon features a classic, yet surprisingly diverse menu ranging from prime steaks and thick-cut chops, to succulent poultry and fresh seafood. The Grill is known for its classic bar offering the Twin Cities' finest selection of rare spirits and wines, served by friendly and experienced bartenders who know how to mix the perfect cocktail. From the incredible food, generous cocktails and outstanding wines, to the impeccable service and unrivaled location overlooking Rice Park and near the Ordway Theater and Xcel Energy Center, The St. Paul Grill has a reputation that spans generations. It's the kind of place that has regulars, and makes new ones all the time. Read the reviews, or better yet, ask anyone who has spent time in the Twin Cities and you'll find The St. Paul Grill is "A Favorite on Everyone's List."
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4.6
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4.6
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M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at the St. Paul Grill before going to the Holiday Bazaar at the Landmark Center, and we were very pleased with our lunch. The food was wonderful, the service was exceptional and we love the look and feel of the dining area. We arrived a little early, and by the time we had received out food the place was really packed, and the noise level had gone up (although that didn't bother us, and we were able to have a regular conversation at our table). I highly recommend them for any kind of special meal, we have come here for years and have always had great food and a lovely experience. Thank you to the staff of the St. Paul Grill and the hotel!

DJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most wonderful holiday version of an Old Fashioned. You must give it a try!

HE
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was terrific: attentive but no overbearing and very nice. Made good suggestions and was fine with our small orders: Charlies -- great idea by the way.

PL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects.

m
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food perfectly served. Terrific service. Never disappointed.

I
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy the St. Paul Hotel Grille. The scallops were excellent and loved it on a bed of veggies rather than pasta or rice. Will be back in a couple of weeks1

ZS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed, promptly seated and greeted by the waitstaff. Our wait person was a consummate professional in every way - attentive, warm, and knowledgeable. Our meals were very good and fairly priced but it was our wait person who made the experience exemplary and memorable.

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Grill lived up to its standards once again. I so much appreciate having a restaurant like the Grill in downtown St. Paul

KT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We came in after a show at the Ordway and only bar seating was available. We were able to get a table but they clearly were not staffed for a full bar at 3:30. Ahi tuna sliders were adequate, way to much bun for the size of the tuna and the tuna was not seared, there was no light crust as expected, pickles were good, sauce was sparse.

SB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful view of lights at hotel and in Rice Park! I brought a friend who had not been here. She has already made a reservation to return!

PL
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was pretty good. I enjoyed my trout and eggs, yummy. And Rob, our wait staff, was great! He truly does a great job. The Grill is a nice place to go.

RD
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Worst dining experience ever following the play at the Ordway. Our hash browns had hair in it, our steak and pork chops were overcooked and the GM did everything possible to avoid us. Two hour and a half dinner and we laughed about our experience. Stay away from this place!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, Views of Rice Park with it Christmas lights, great experience

WI
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Highly overpriced for food quality and presentation. Service was 'fine' and glad we were comped 1 of our very blah, dry, couldn't even tell what it was entrees; however, the service wasn't 'overly' welcoming. When I asked the hostess about the live music (I'd read online days prior), she didn't know for sure if playing or what time nor did she attempt to find out, while not even busy. The best part of this place is the bar with the beautiful back-bar, bartender service was very good and very accommodating. Views of Rice Park from a window table or booth that has window view (not right next to but still easily viewed) really helps the ambience; however, still doesn't help the poor flavors of food. Escargot just 'ok' - not made/served in the traditional ramiken-style dish; looked like cream cheese puffs but obviously with snails in. Oysters were fine, nothing great. Bourbon pork chops were cooked good; however, lacked in flavor even with the 'bourbon marinade'; Shrimp scampi would have done well to have a small mound of vermicelli or similar. Trout - just remove from menu, if you can't get a decent piece of fish and/or can't make it appealing to eat. Was flat, dry, no sauce, no flavor, I had maybe 4 bites and just thought it could have been sawdust and I wouldn't have known the difference! While your wine list was thorough, it lacked enough affordable glasses/bottles. We did get a red for $48-49; however having more options in $34-42 range' would be appreciated. Valet and coat check is always nice, so thank you for that! Oh actually, my favorite thing about this place is their large and beautiful restrooms!

l
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, between paying the valet and walking to our car, my sisters wallet was stolen from out of her purse!
Security found it on your cameras. Man walked up and grabbed it as she was assisting my stepmother to our car.
Filed report with St Paul Police.
Within 1 hour, the had charged $1,300 on her credit cards at Target for gift cards.
We had a wonderful lunch, celebrating our step mothers 92nd birthday, but this then put a damper on our day!

L
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good gluten friendly place to eat with knowledgable staff.

MF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

In-laws were in town and we wanted to entertain them. Our server was really friendly and helpful. Food was good but not anything that we could not have had at any other steak house in town. We enjoyed our table by the window and looking at the holiday lights in the park across the street. Really pretty view and the martinis were also very good.

I
Minneapolis
53 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The prices have gone up considerably since the last time we were there. The portions are much smaller. Paid$18 for a small dish of brussel sprouts. The service was slow. The Salmon was great but the steak was not hot.

w
Minneapolis
67 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've reviewed the St. Paul Grill many times, and it has always been a great experience. The service is unparalleled, the food a high-end version of a steak and chop house with some great seafood, excellently prepared. Some places are just old-time reliable. The world-class collection of single-malt scotches announce to the world that this is a power-house venue for all kinds of occasions.I have never taken a guest here who did not come away with warm memories of a memorable meal.

AK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had dinner before the Ordway performance. Noise not as bad as some places but still more than I would like. Two had walleye and felt the sauce overwhelmed it.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The St Paul Grill continues to serve up one of the more delightful experiences in St Paul

CU
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, St. Paul Grille didn’t disappoint. We were there for our anniversary, which we do every year. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. Our waiter Charlie was attentive and friendly. We will be there on Christmas Eve and are looking forward to it. Thanks for complimentary dessert for anniversary. But also get Banana Creme Pie!

C
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place . Food is consistently good.
Everything is prepared as ordered

LO
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!! The service, beverages and meal were to perfection!

j
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The St. Paul Grill never disappoints. The food is always outstanding, the service is always top notch, and the drinks are always great. Our extended family went out to celebrate my brother's and my birthdays, and my only minor "complaint" is the noise level--this is definitely not an intimate spot, but it was a Friday evening and we've been there many, many times so this wasn't a surprise. We'll be back for many more.

K
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Most of the appetizers were over cooked. The pate was a silver dollar size. The calamari n garden salad were great- the chicken had little bits of meat on a skewer n over cooked.

JH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent waitress making our dining experience wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got engaged their on 11/21/97, were married 11/21/98 and we celebrate our anniversary there every year. Always exceptional service and food.

F
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The St. Paul Grill is as reliable and as comforting as anywhere imaginable. Salmon is prepared exactly the way you specified years ago when you came to this great restaurant years ago. You can equally be confident that the remarkable Bone In Tender as well as the specialty Hash Brown will be on the menu years from now as it is today.

Wine list has an excellent representation of domestic and old world notable wines. Service is professional, measured, and nonintrusive.

But above all it is an extremely well managed restaurant. They know the preferences of the regulars and yet they treat new customers as though they are family members.

I always look forward to going back to this great restaurant whenever that I am in town.

FT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for our group of 4.
Had been to this restaurant 5+ years ago and knew I had to dine again. Great food beverages and ambience!

J
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the lunch menu was exceptional. So many items that sounded delicious. I’ve been to St. Paul Grill in the evening but never for lunch. Everything about my dining experience was outstanding. The food, the service and the ambiance. It gives you a “special “ feel. I will make St Paul Grill one of my go to lunch restaurants.

JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were glad to be there AFTER the crowd left! The ladst occasion was for dinner and it was deafening!!!!

JO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday brunch. The crab cakes were very good. Will come again.

n
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

not a single dish was good, from appetizer, to main course, to dessert

E
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Poor service. Maybe just our waitress. She seemed rude and did not put in the drink I ordered. After we finished our entree and had already packed our leftovers, she came and threw down the dessert menu and said "dessert." Feeling pressure to order, we the lava cake, quickly ate it and paid the bill.

JR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was excellent and very personable. She attended to each of us individually and even presented a sweet treat to the birthday girl free of charge. Loved having a really good, hot cup of tea which is hard to get in most restaurants. Food was excellent, with a good variety of choices other than fries with a sandwich.

N
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

It's very rare I give a not so good review... But you were off today St. Paul Grill. I didn't receive my dining points, the glass of bubbles I ordered was warm, after we got our drink the bartender didn't return to us to order for quite some time. When I asked about the seafood tower he quickly stated "no, we don't have that" and walked away. No offering of something I might like instead or mention of anything they're featuring. We had our one drink and went to Herbie's. You guys weren't nearly as busy as Herbie's and we received much better service from them. One good note, the valet parking gentleman were very kind, friendly and helpful.

RS
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. One of our favorites. Great family experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great ambience. A little noisy but overall a great experience.

GJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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