Our upstairs Firehouse Room is a beautiful, unique space that can be intimate for a smaller dinner group or perfect for a wedding reception. The Firehouse Room has its own bar, facilities, and views of the cathedral. With large windows and a fireplace, you found the perfect venue.View Private Dining Details
Great beer list, solid food, great patio, nice that they have parking.
Good beer selection, but the “American Fries” (cubed potatoes) were over-spiced, my medium burger was quite rare, while my French fries were over-cooked, and my friend’s egg rolls were COLD, so I’m a bit underwhelmed by the food, but nothing was awful, and I may well give them a second chance some day.
Great staff, terrific food!
My server was kind, flexible, and accommodating. We placed items to have for splitting. Nothing negative was said. Food was terriffic!
We are always Happy with the Happy Gnome!!
Great everything! Love that they had beer menus for everyone on the table so we didn’t need to share. Wait staff was very knowledgeable on beer when I asked for a recommendation.
I drive from Minnetonka to get my vegetarian Jucy Lucy! So good!
Excellent food, attentive service, and a beer menu that surprised me with its diversity! Options to sit in the bar area, or in the fancier dining room.
Catching up with old friends in a relaxed setting with exceptional food and beverages.
We had brunch at the Happy Gnome on a Sunday and were happy to get in right away at 10am. We both had the Breakfast Sammie and were really impressed. To go with we loaded up seem Bloody Mary's from the table of goodies and had a fun time. There were 6 different bloody mary mixes to choose from and up-scaled meats/cheeses/olives etc. to add on. Would go again during the morning!
Made a reservation and our party of 4 was seated in the back which was considerably more quiet than the bar up front where the entrance is located. Service was good, food selections a bit too eclectic for me but everyone seemed to enjoy their choices.
Great Food, Great Service and an excellent Bar and Chef!!!
Good food. Good service. Ambiance just ok. Very noisy table next to us so had trouble hearing. $70 for 2 burgers and beer. Seemed excessive
Very professional staff, great atmosphere and tasty food! Very good tap beer selection as well.
Busy night, excellent service and food was delicious
Great dinner..hubby had the house made ramen..exceptional dish..great flavors and big serving..daughter had the lobster Mac and cheese..also very good..just the right size..
Great beer list with over 50 taps of craft beer. You can order beer flights of 5 if you want to tour the beer list. The food is comfort chic/high end bar fare. They do a great job of refreshing the menu pretty regularly, but keep some of the favorites year round. Check out the Game Burger or Duck Burger.
Two levels allow you to pick your noise level. Good food with unusual menu options. I had the duck burger and loved it!
Oregon relatives here for Super Bowl. Restaurant accommodated two small children and one accessible seating very well. BIGGEST asset of this restaurant is the HUGE craft beer tap menu.
I was there for brunch with some family members who were in town for a few days. Haven't been here in years but will certainly be returning very soon and very often. The Bloody Mary bar was awesome too!
Terrific! There’s no way a cheeseburger should taste that good!
Our server was outstanding! My husband was thrilled with the game burger.
We eat there every Friday and they never disappoint. The food and service is always excellent and quick, and the beer list is second to none
The happy gnome originally hit my radar due to the superb and expansive beer tap list, but more recently I have been coming back because of the food. It is above average certainly, and like their tap list, the food selection has a vast variety of delicious well-sized proportions. Everything is always good or better, no single element is ever less than that.
The back dining area has a lovely ambiance, and has a tolerable noise level on a busy night, the bar is gorgeous, and the large panoramic glass view of St Paul over a rare imported beer is really excellent.
Something you wouldn't expect to be great here and is, however, is their breakfasts. Some of the best in town. Reasonably priced and you can even eat them at the bar with your mimosa or bloody mary.
The food I got was good. However, the place was noisy.
Good food and ambiance
We had brunch on Sunday with some friends, and really enjoyed the amazing Bloody Mary bar! The food we ordered was visually appealing, smelled wonderful, and was really, really good!
We are already planning our next brunch with our friends at the Happy Gnome
Very understaffed. Hardly saw our waitress. Food was good.
Has been a favorite spot of mine for years. Sundays has a particularly intricate and expansive bloody mary bar. Menu changes and I've never had a dish I didn't join. Very expansive beer list that regularly changes. Hosts many events to try different beers/foods.
really enjoyed the extensive beer selection and the food was very interesting and quite tasty.
We live in the neighborhood, but keep the Happy Gnome for special occasions (not sure why).
The food is always great, the bar is cool, and the staff knows their stuff.
Our waitress made great recommendations, and the waiter clearing our dinner plates told us to try the creme brulee, which we certainly did.
No complaints or suggestions for improvements.
Great, as always. Great food, great service
Sort ribs and pizza were excellent.
Heard about this place....came from Los Angeles to visit family for Christmas and the Happy Gnome does not disappoint! Left Bridge beer chocolate biscotti was released on Dec. 20th...we ate on the 21st and that beer was outstanding...chocolate done in a Belgian style. We will be back next time we are here!
Brussels sprouts with pork belly, risotto, and the elk-bison burger were amazing. We also treated ourselves to the creme brûlée.
We really enjoy the unique food at The Happy Gnome. We had a group of 8 and tried many different dishes. People especially enjoyed the Pretzel, Duck burger, Game burger and Brussel Sprouts. We appreciate the array of beer options!
Stroganoff was on the menu and we both ordered it. We needed a vegetable for balance and asked for and got a bowl of wonderful carrots cooked to perfection. Never had better carrots and our only mistake was not asking how they had been prepared. Simple but wonderful and the perfect side for the stroganoff. This is the best place to go if you're on your way to the Penumbra Theatre.
So many amazing beers to choose from. The best part is you can build your own flight!
We arrived early for our reservation and were very graciously accommodated.
My friends and I really enjoyed the meal! The cheeseburger was outstanding!