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276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2417 (Walnut)
+1 651-224-5606
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Edina, Minnesota
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329 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Forepaugh's is a gorgeously-restored Victorian gem with a rich history, lovely atmosphere, etc. Unfortunately, the Sunday brunch doesn't even remotely measure up to its surroundings. Unimaginative, uninspired brunch fare; but at least it's ridiculously overpriced for what you get. I don't quarrel with those who love the place based on its dinner menu, but there's no excuse for such blah... More 

Thank jakester88
St Paul
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

First-time diner, and I went with 2 other first-timers. Why have we not been there before now? Atmosphere was warm, classy, inviting. Friendly and helpful staff. Top-notch menu and substantial drink and wine selection. Clearly one of Saint Paul's premier restaurants!

Thank EZonMaria
Lakeville, Minnesota
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I had dinner here on a Saturday evening. I had made reservations a few weeks in advance. I received a call 1 day before to confirm the reservation. Upon arriving we were seated promptly. Our waiter, Matt, was helpful in answering our questions and offering recommendations. We received bread after placing our meal order. I enjoyed the... More 

Thank Jill B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband called twice to assure first floor seating due to the stairs being difficult with an injured leg. Got there and yep, third floor table. It takes a lot to make my husband upset but he really was! We were able to use the elevator they use to shuttle food upstairs so it was okay. We had a great... More 

Thank Pam M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This place is THE place to go! Awesome food and a great atmosphere. There's even a haunted backround if you're interested in that sort of thing, just ask the bartender! My mom got married here and it couldn't have been better! The staff were so accommodating!

Thank Megan B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop for happy hour. Wine is good, food is good and atmosphere is great. Just too bad some complainers made them put out the fire place.

Thank Michael R
Excelsior, Minnesota
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183 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The setting is great. It is a place where you can carry on a conversation without shouting. If the food was better it would be a GO to place. My partner felt that Salmon Crudo was bland. I have the French onion soup from downstairs menu and felt that it was too salty. I was very excited to see Beef... More 

Thank Steve55331
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations heading into the evening, a fixed menu for New Years Eve. We arrived for our reservation at 8:15pm and were seated promptly. Since the menu was fixed, the only decision we had to make was whether we wanted the wine pairing, which we opted for. Our first wine came out momentarily, however it was 45 minutes... More 

Thank Wright17s
Maplewood, Minnesota
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400 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

From the moment you walk into this restaurant you feel special. The gentleman host (who has been there at least a few years) takes you to your seat in one of the small rooms and makes you feel at home immediately. The waitstaff are also very kind and knowledgeable. The entire setting is very cosy and romantic. We started with... More 

Thank Michael W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We really expected much more from our recent Forepaugh's experience. We shared two appetizers: the Salmon Crudo and the Punjabi Samosas. The Salmon was a very small sample of almost tasteless salmon with a nice sauce. The Samosas were four tiny folded potato-filled pastries. I think they tasted good, but two bites didn't provide much of a chance to enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2417
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-5606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?