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Joan's in the Park

631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
+1 651-690-3297
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab toast” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (35 reviews)
“roast chicken” (9 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Had reservations for a birthday. Two couples without reservations and who had arrived earlier than us were seated at the "good tables" located outside. We were offered seats inside (where no one else was sitting). The ambience of the restaurant inside is austere and plain...More

1  Thank petergriffith
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

After hearing rave reviews for a few years now we finally made it to Joan's! From the outside you would never guess there was a lovely intimate restaurant inside. But, we were warmly greeted and all tables are wonderful. It gets loud though so sit...More

Thank Katia39
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The reviews are fantastic and I bet the place is great. My personal experience was pretty disappointing, unfortunately. I came in just before 5 pm on a Wednesday, hoping to have a nice glass of wine and read for a half hour before attending an...More

2  Thank Oscillating_Fan
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I'm a local and somewhat hesitant to share this review because I selfishly want to keep it secret. Seriously, go.

Thank Jeri R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Wow, not sure how this place stayed under our radar but no more! Food was wonderful and we all commented on how great the service was compared to other places we have been recently. They had a nice reasonably priced wine list and their handcrafted...More

Thank Jodee S
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Everything from service, food, wine, patio.....perfect. The inside ambiance is ok, but the patio is really nice. Service was great, attentive not pushy, suggestive, and spot on. Matt was great Food.....Gnocchi to start was the best I've had, pecorino sauce unreal Bread....warm, nice crust, herbed...More

Thank TravisRymal
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat. An amazing menu with amazing staff. They have always gone above and beyond to ensure our time there is superb.

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Are at Joan's back in August 2016 to celebrate 10 years after bone marrow transplant great food and service. Ate outside ambience was fun.

Thank CPV2013
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were treated to a dinner here by friends who were familiar with the restaurant. Great choice! While they do serve seasonal, fresh food, there seem to be favorites that stay on the menu. The lobster salad was divine. I'd go back just to have...More

Thank sklnurse2
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We had a tremendously disappointing visit to Joan's in the Park. Overpriced options (for what you get), rude and inattentive waitstaff, and very ordinary food. I am not sure why such higher reviews (perhaps low expectations?).

1  Thank Pinkmia
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Grace L
21 September 2016|
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Response from 7wonderstraveler | Reviewed this property |
Go south on Snelling and Joan's on the Park is on the corner of Snelling ave s and Bayard ave. Enjoy!
Nancy P
26 December 2015|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
Deb A
18 October 2015|
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Response from MINNESN0WTA | Reviewed this property |
Here is a link to the current menu. Many items are around $12-15, but like any restaurant--if you order appetizers, salads, desserts, and wine or beer (no liquor license at this time there for other drinks I believe), then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
  • Public Transportation: Snelling Avenue @ Ford Parkway
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-690-3297
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