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Joan's in the Park

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631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529 (Bayard)
+1 651-690-3297
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Definitely one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities. It's a small, friendly, intimate place. The service was perfect - attentive, but not intrusive. The food was outstanding - one of the best meals I've had in any restaurant. This restaurant has a fantastic reputation and it's well deserved. I look forward to our return.

Thank beachlover047
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Treat yourself to a memorable evening at Joans. Joan and Susan and their staff will treat you like old friends while serving you the finest food and drinks in the TC. It is a small, lovely neighborhood place that has been discovered so make sure to have a reservation. Order anything on the menu. You can't go wrong. Make sure... More 

Thank Molly M
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Some restaurants sure could learn from this one. From our greeting to our departure, it was an excellent dining experience. The food was fabulous and service was great! The lighting and music were perfect. I liked it so much I made a reservation for our anniversary next week already. Can't wait to go back!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best dinners we have ever had and we've travelled the world. The lobster avocado salad such a great start followed by a fillet cooked perfect and a beautiful scallop entre. Even though we didn't need it we did have the special dessert unbelievable . The restaurant is small. The staff is wonderful and really look like they... More 

Thank Fullbellies
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We cancelled my birthday dinner reservations at Spoon and Stable (which we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) to bring the celebratory dinner closer to our St. Paul home for ease of family member commuting, and YES, was I ever pleased with the decision to dine at Joan's in the Park. Highland Park is dear to us, our home borough for so many... More 

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Los Gatos, California, USA
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I picked this restaurant in St. Paul. It was number 4 in the city's restaurant ranking. For some reason I was expecting something that I will like. I looked at the menu, was very interesting , and short. This is for me one of the selection criteria. A menu with too many choices is not good. And I found this... More 

Thank grecognos
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Food was out of this world, the place was very cozy and warm, owners are wonderful. Small place but world class food.

Thank Sheila G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

What a neighborhood gem, I've probably drove by this fine establishment many times and never knew it was there but thanks to Open Table it was brought to my attention, so I gave it a try. It was good as advertised, my date and I enjoy a great meal, over board service and at a reasonable price. It's kinda small... More 

Thank Chath65
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We go to this wonderful neighborhood restaurant for special occasions. The welcome is warm, the space a little cramped but the food is always fabulous. It's not somewhere we can afford to go so often but we always feel welcomed like we are regulars. It's a gem of a restaurant to have around the corner from our house.

Thank B K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have always had wonderful food here. The service is great and you usually are greeted by one of the owners. Small but excellent. Love

Thank Louhut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?