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
Very pleasant, food was good,
The food was good, the service good but a bit slow. It is a very noisey restaurant even in the back dining area. It can make it challenging for older ears to hear all the conversation at our table.
took 15 mins to get seated (-)
server was professional and quick (+)
food was super salty and not well prepared (-)
The waitress was absolutely awesome and dealt with my food allergy proactively. My food was very good but my friend’s chilaquiles were extremely soggy.
My friends and I made a reservation at The Happy Gnome for a special shared occasion. The atmosphere was friendly and comfortable at 5:00 p.m., and the wait staff was efficient and hospitable. Between us, we had the carnitas tacos, wild rice soup, and the baby kale salad. All three were incredible and very well presented. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend for any special occasion, meeting, family event or adventure in St. Paul. Loved it.
Always great food, great service and generous portions. Great variety and innovative dishes as well.
Lobster Mac and poutine was amazing! Also the pricing was surprisingly affordable for such great meals with big portions. Service and ambiance was also great. Would highly recommend.
Loved our meal once again! I can always count on Happy Gnome to deliver awesome food! It was awesome that they could fit a party of 7 with very short notice!
Was a really fun place to go for a birthday the food portions are huge and the beer list is immense. Really funky joint will be fun to return when it’s warm to utilize the outdoor seating.
The menu seemed to have gotten 'heavier'.
Way too much bacon (cubes of bacon fat) in the kale salad... the how salad/dressing and all,
tasted like nothing but bacon...
Please introduce some lighter fare and a new creative salad or two..
Great menu and drinks. Fun spot to hang out and catch up.
Fantastic service and excellent food in an albeit noisy environment.
The atmosphere was warm, the waiter charming, and the apple raisin crisp memorable. We were there on a Monday afternoon in the dining room. It was quiet and perfect for conversation.
Food was great along with beer Nd wine selection. Service a little slow, but well worth it.
We went on Palm Sunday between church and a play at the History Theater. Very busy. Parking lot was full but found a spot on the street a block away. Food and service was excellent. Would have loved to try the make your own Bloody Mary bar, but was afraid I'd fall asleep during the play.
Always a winner!
I ate at The Gnome for my birthday, and it was wonderful, as always. Friendly staff, delicious food, great beer variety.
We always have our monthly team meeting at Happy Gnome. We plan for Happy Hour and often stay longer. It has fun, unusual food, great beer, and great service and is always fun. Opps I said fun twice, but that is not overstating. Happy Hour at Happy Gnome sets the tone I want for my team. Thanks
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!