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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
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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

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Thank Louhut
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Winter seating is about 24, double that in Summer. Wonderful wine list, absolutely delicious food, charming staff. I don't usually gush but this really is a 5 start restaurant.

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Saint Paul
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Top notch dining in the neighborhood. There are so many good things to eat here. You can do the standard starter/main thing and be quite pleased, but the variety of dishes makes us often opt for a cavalcade of small plates, salads, sides, etc. to get a taste of everything. Service is friendly and professional, though never stuffy. Solid wine... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

When we walked in the restaurant both my husband and I were put off by a very strong fishy smell, which we smelled even in the parking lot behind the restaurant as we were walking around the building to enter. The service was a bit slow but the waiter was charming. The New York strip steak was fabulous. It is... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Joan's is our go-to place when we aim for a great dining experience, with amazing staff, brilliantly consistent food and reasonable prices. On OpenTable, Joan's is consistently voted as one of the top restaurants in Minneapolis-St. Paul. While we certainly haven't tried every single restaurant in the twin cities, we've been to many of Joan's "competitors", only to conclude that... More 

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Thank MindOfGMJ
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food here is very good, friendly service, we really enjoy it here. This is a smaller place with good seasonal meals, during the summer there is a nice little patio. Fun creative food, moderate prices.

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Thank Aaron S
Roseville, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We found our own way to our table on the patio. The Patio was beautifully decorated, Just a few tables (six or eight) and a seating area for a group enjoying cocktails and/or dessert. The fabric canopy and one wall was nicely hung with fabric over the whatever was on the wall of the adjoining building. I had the scallops... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Best thing is the staff. From Joan herself, to the busboy, they are all trying to please. Sometimes it was hard to get our waiter's attention because he had lots of customers to serve, but once we did get his attention, he knew the menu thoroughly and was willing to make small subs to accommodate individual tastes. I would go... More 

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Hudson, WI
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148 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a terrific experience! If you are a foodie you will love this place. I had the scallops which were good but my wife's fish was phenomenal. The fresh fish special was grilled with a butter sauce glaze and just slightly crisp. We are shared a bibb salad which was fresh and delicious. Even the bread they serve is remarkable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
    (Bayard)
  • 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?