Permanently Closed - The Happy Gnome
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The food is SO good. We've been there a few times and always love it.
Maybe Management Issues? The wait staff outdoors last night was possibly the worst in 10 years of dining across the US. Were we bothering you to ask for a drink, food or bill?
This reminded me of Seinfeld episode, “no soup for you”. Our waitress was right to the point and if you breath for a second to think she was gone. Food was alright.
Had wonderful food; all tried different appitizers and dinner items. Shared all, and had plenty to eat. Enjoyed everything. Definitely will be back again.
Fun Brunch patio, with delicious food, and great atmosphere.
It was ok! Nothing special
I did like the pretzel!
Great food and service. Excellent choice of beers as always. Went for our anniversary. By the way, they also have a kid’s menu. Had the chicken pot pie. My wife had lemon risotto. Both were delicious.
Visiting from Florida, stumbled on this place . Very good food. Unique and very good!
I have been to the Happy Gnome several times and have always had a great experience, but my waitress Sunday morning was terrible, and the soup was terribly salty. It made for a bad experience and I will re-think my next visit.
Exceptional Service! Good was amazing. Our selections included appetizers, sandwiches, a salad and a few desserts. Definately a place we will revisit.
Very pleased with our experience here. The food was simple, but very good. The service was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. We will be back this summer to check out the patio!
We loved the great gluten free options on the menu. The food was great.
The feel of the space, the food and the service were all great!
It was my third time to visit there, and every single visit was always giving me a great impression. For those who visit the happy gnome, I would recommend trying pretzel and steak tartare. (everything is above average, but those two are the one any place can't show. )
Best Bloody Mary Bar I think I have been to. I liked that I could sample the mixes because getting one you don’t like is bad news. My only complaint is that I was surprised the cold press coffee was $7. The eggs Benedict was really good. I have eggs Benedict everywhere I go. I’ve been here for dinner as well, and there is a great selection of draft beer which is my fave.
Great good!! Great service!! Great people!! Awesome bloodies!! Great atmosphere!!
I used to visit THG pretty frequently when I lived in the downtown area. At that time I thought everything I ordered was outstanding, I was always looking forward to my next food experience there. This time the meal all four of us had was good, but not at the outstanding level I was expecting. It still a fun place to visit, our server was fantastic, and there is always the great selection of beers and whiskeys. But I was longing to be bowled over by fantastic food, and that did not happen this time.
Awesome beer selection! Awesome service! Even more awesome food!!!! We started with the steak tartare, great portion size & really flavorful!! Hubby had the game hen which had a wonderful balance and delicious pesto with a touch of heat. I ordered the lobster Mac & cheese, TONS of lobster throughout, yummy!! We loved everything, and can’t wait to go back!
Great place for brunch! Lovely menu and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.
Dinner before a show. Good food and service so we were on time.
It was very dirty. The carpet was gross. We had poor service.
the food was great. A little loud, but it was very crowded. The only thing was, the waitress. She was rather blah. Maybe she was having a bad day. When we asked questions about the menu it was a yes or no answers only.
I've eaten here several times before and always have had really good food. I ordered mushroom pizza this time and was disappointed. Crust was soggy and under cooked, minimal mushrooms, did not like the sauce at all.
Good craft beer selection. I will go back but I will never order pizza here again.
Food was so so good. Sad that I could only get one dish because everyone else’s food looked so good too!! Always appreciate being able to make a reservation cuz I hate waiting!
Happy Gnome is my favoriate restaurant. So much so, I got married there! It says “Happy Gnome” on my marriage license!
One of my favorites - food is excellent and the service is over the top. It is my go to when I am trying to accommodate a variety of foods (burgers to steak - its all good)
Loved our server Gena! Food was delicious!
Went to Happy Gnome to celebrate a birthday with family. Food was excellent! Waitress was fun! Beer selection is amazing!
It was really loud. Excellent service. We we're well taken care of and never had to flag anyone down. They continuously refilled waters and cleared the table. We had another person in our partycome unexpectedly and they accomodated us. Great food and beverages.
The Happy Gnome is never not Outstanding!
Great Sunday Bloody Mary bar!
Our experience at The Happy Gnome made us very happy too! Excellent comfort food with a little flair. And plenty of it. Impressive beer and whiskey/scotch list. Friendly, excellent service. Welcoming, upbeat ambiance.
Food was amazing as usual! Will be back!
Everything was great, but we had a particular diner who was unhappy that the menu available online did not match the actual menu available. Selections were fewer, and she had difficult time finding a different option
Extensive beer list, service and ambiance were great. Our food was delicious!
Awesome food and drinks without pretension. I have come to count on the Happy Gnome to get it done with style and class. Recommend to anyone who enjoys gourmet food while wearing jeans.
This was our first visit, so didn't know what to expect. There is a very casual feel in the front bar area, but the menu has some pretty pricey, upscale entrée items, so it was a strange dichotomy. But the food lived up to its price - very good!
Great food and service. Nice character and easy to carry on with a conversation.
Great food. Great service. Fun atmosphere. Had a great Ladies Night in St. Paul.
They didn't have our Open Table reservation when we arrived and the hostess was rather rude in how she handled it. Rather than smiling and simply seating us in the almost empty restaurant, she just stated "you don't have a reservation" even though I was showing it to her from the app. She eventually gave us a table and we were served efficiently. We had the meatloaf which was over-spiced and too dense for our liking. Not likely to go again.
You can order delivery directly from Permanently Closed - The Happy Gnome using the Order Online button. Permanently Closed - The Happy Gnome also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 219-4233.
Permanently Closed - The Happy Gnome is rated 4.4 stars by 1056 OpenTable diners.