We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Happy Gnome

Reserve a Table
Wed, 16/1

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact


Two dollars off all Gnome Favorites
House-Cut French Fries
House-Made Pretzel
Broccoli and Cheddar Tater Tots
Dry Rubbed Wings
Steak Tartare
Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese
Short Rib Egg Rolls
Fulton Blonde Draft
Indeed Brewing Drafts
excluding 10oz pours
Sociable Freewheeler Drafts
All selections $5
Santa Julia Malbec
Frico Blanco Chardonnay
Cinzano Prosecco
Filigree Rosé
US$29 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Reviews (409)
Filter reviews
406 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch duck burger camel burger hand cut fries pretzels mussels short ribs ramen salad wings beer selection beers on tap nice patio gastro pub awesome food local brews great drinks
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 406 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most amazing beer menu I have ever seen, and organized in a way that lets you drill down quickly to the brew that suits your taste (malty, hoppy, light, dark, different, etc.). Many are truly unique offerings from local brewers. Travelling from N. California,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group Sunday brunch experience and it was excellent. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and the beer selection is outstanding. The Bloody Mary bar is a also a real treat. This is all tucked into a beautiful old St. Paul...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BlackCatMN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 girl friends met for dinner at Happy Gnome at 6:30 pm. We had reservations, otherwise I anticipate that we would have had a long wait. The bar was hopping and every table in the dining room was occupied. Fortunately, the noise level in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 55plustraveler2010
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We showed up for Sunday brunch just as the doors opened at 10:00 and there was a bit of a crowd but everyone got seated rather quickly. I ordered the pancakes and my wife got eggs benedict. We were both very impressed and happy with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rduinc
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

These guys have the biggest selection of high end craft beers in the twin cities, but they pair it with really awesome gastro pub food and a charming pub environment. How dare they! I drop more $ here than I plan every time I visit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kjhMN
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Possibly the best burger in the Twin Cities! Cheese burger with short rib meat on top was delicious. Rivals the Blue Door Pub and the Red Cow for top burger. Hand cut fries accompanied the burger. There are so many interesting choices on the menu,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PlanetR
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I showed up with a date on a Thursday evening. Couldn't get reservations between 430 and 815 on Open Table or call in. We got on the list and within a few minutes were able to swipe a High Top in the bar area, lucky...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brandon L
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Went in for a late lunch, sat at the bar. Vast numbers of beers, though many from same MN brands. I have a pint of a German beer. I had the Buffalo Bacon Chicken Sandwich. It was served on thick toast, which I found refreshing....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MTA747-400
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The weather was great and the patio in back was really nice to eat in. The bar also looked nice and big, so that option would have been good too. My daughter had the pho and liked it quite a bit. I had the dry...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan J
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Always greeted by surly hosts who make it plain they are not happy to see you. Wait staff is good, but hosts need a lesson in hospitality. We live within two blocks, but the Surly Gnome is always our last choice.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan R
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Carly F
18 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Mary N | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner at the Happy Gnome last month. They have a fantastic space on the 2nd floor for special events---full bar, large dining area, very classy space. I believe there were 35 people... More
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing