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Service was so slow. We went here for our 12th year anniversary dinner and had a reservation. The onion soup was watery (I've made better at home) and the steak was nothing special. The Au gratin potatoes had a strange taste. For the amount of money we spent I would not come back here again, I'd go to Capitol Grill or Pittsburg Blue.
Best of the Best. My wife and I stayed here on our wedding night last year after a reception at W.A. Frost. We stumbled into the lobby (half-drunk) close to midnight to check in, and were treated to quite a surprise. The concierge took one look at us and upgraded our room to a luxury suite . . . for free. The next morning it was nearly impossible to get my wife to leave because, and I quote her directly "This is where we're going to live from now on." Highly reccommended for special occasions.
The Best Hotel. Is there a better hotel in St. Paul? Minneapolis? The Twin Cities? I don't think there is after going to a friend's wedding at The Saint Paul Hotel. The ballroom was absolutely breathtaking and this is from a guy's perspective. After dancing the night away, we stayed in a corner room with a view of Rice Park and it was a perfect view of the trees with lights. It is just a memorable experience.
Very nice. Beautiful place awesome service! Great location. Def. going to be coming back and their bar is fun!
legendary. I had dinner there after RNC and what a treat it was! Steak was perfectly done, sides were plenty to share, my wife's Halibut was second to none and the server was a pro. We asked to be near the windows and they set us up in a great booth overlooking the gardens; we couldnt have asked for a better spot. We let the staff know we were going to take out time and they went above and beyond to respect that while also being very attentive and right there when we needed them. We were there on an event night, and though parking can be an issue in downtown St. Paul, the St. Paul Hotel had valet available for us. All in all it was a great night, and I certainly got what I paid for. By the way, the chocolate dessert we had to finish off the night was great.
The Best in St. Paul.. We had always dreamed of staying here and we did on our wedding night, it was amazing. It feels luxurious from the first step to the last. The staff were great, the room was meticulously clean, the view was spectacular and of course you have the nicest restaurant right downstairs, The Saint Paul Grill. Our brunch was fantastic the next day and they even let us have late check out the next morning. Since it was our wedding night they upgraded us at no charge, we were on the top floor and must have spent at least minutes just staring out at the city below, it was so beautiful. They even use all Aveda products in the room. It was a little expensive, but nonetheless unforgettable. You have to try it at least once.
A class act.. My husband and I returned last week and had a great dinner. The food is above average and they have a great wine menu as well as some choice single malt scotch selections. I do love the dark wood interior and linen clad tables. Do not come here if your sole purpose is to eat cheap. This is about dining and dining well. It's a very civilized atmosphere and we appreciate that. There is easy parking across the street at the ramp near Kincaid's. If you make it clear to your server that you will not be rushed they will honor that request. In fact, that is something I make clear in all restaurants and it is never a problem. Restaurants want their patrons to communicate their needs. We have also used them for business meetings and executive sessions and they have been more than accommodating. This place is a class act.
Only average. Just average. Steak was bland. Nice atmosphere and view. Candles and white linen tablecloths. A little too cozy. Best part of the meal was the mashed potatoes. Nothing special. We won't be back. Too much to spend for only an average meal. You could get the same kind of steak at Outback Steakhouse for a lot less money. Actually, Outback may be better.
The Superlative Hotel of the Upper Midwest.
I will confess to a bit of a bias. My father began working at the St. Paul in 1934, and worked in the Grill for 40 years. My wife and I are dual-career professionals, and when we get a chance for a really special time away, the St. Paul has been one of our special places.
The St. Paul has a 95 year history of excellence. It has been the place of presidents, movie stars and the uber-wealthy of the old money of the midwest. The St. Paul is unlike any other hotel in the Twin Cities. It is simply old, classy, impeccable and smooth; more like Europe than anything I've seen in the US. It's walnut and old marble.
The food in the Grill is the best it's been in its history, and among the best now in the Twin Cities. It is a classic roadhouse- go for the beef and don't miss the hash browns. Everything I've eaten there in the last decade has been superlative. Service is very attentive, respectful and warm.
The St. Paul came upon hard times from the mid-60's until it closed about 1980. Even in its darkest days, many of its staff remained loyal and could not be enticed away by much more lucrative offers. That same type of esprit de corps lives on in the St. Paul today; Since it reopened in 1983, it's been remodeled twice, and the white lady has never been prouder. You owe it to yourself to try it.
Parking nightmare. I agree on the parking deal. They do not tell you that they will not valet your car in advance and you will end up 30 min late for your reservation. I agree with other reviews that the staff cannnot wait to remove your plate. I was still eating and all the plates of my companions were already removed. A major pet peeve of mine. Steak was good, they get a little over exotic with bbq sauce. Hash browns are great and salads are as well. Not the best for the price.
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