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Joan's in the Park

631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
+1 651-690-3297
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab toast” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (34 reviews)
“roast chicken” (9 reviews)
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631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Tremendous fine-dining establishment in the quiet, pleasant Highland Park neighborhood of St Paul. Friendly, personal service from all, including a visit from the chef. Wonderful local cuisine with emphasis on local ingredients, including foraged foods - mushrooms were heavenly! Cocktail selections were creative, subtle, and...More

Thank findeerror
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The staff and the food here is always excellent. They are professional, welcoming, and very friendly. The atmosphere is exquisite and parking is easy. And when it comes to the food, I think it is the best around. Try the gnocchi, and the pork chop...More

Thank ScottG6834
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We had been here before and enjoyed our dinner very much so this time while in town for a concert with friends I had made reservations for the four of us. I had specifically asked for the window side knowing from before that the bar...More

1  Thank Fullbellies
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My wife and I spent our joint birthday celebration tonight at Joan's, based on the recommendation of several close friends. Other reviewers have noted that the ambience is rather unpretentious, as a former pizza parlor, however we sat on the patio which was charming on...More

1  Thank bureauqueen
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The building was simple and inviting, but nothing special and certainly not indicative of the meal that awaited us. Matt, our waiter, led us through an appetizer of lobster toast, a different entrée for each of the four of us --chicken, bass, steak, and pork...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Had reservations for a birthday. Two couples without reservations and who had arrived earlier than us were seated at the "good tables" located outside. We were offered seats inside (where no one else was sitting). The ambience of the restaurant inside is austere and plain...More

1  Thank petergriffith
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

After hearing rave reviews for a few years now we finally made it to Joan's! From the outside you would never guess there was a lovely intimate restaurant inside. But, we were warmly greeted and all tables are wonderful. It gets loud though so sit...More

Thank Katia39
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The reviews are fantastic and I bet the place is great. My personal experience was pretty disappointing, unfortunately. I came in just before 5 pm on a Wednesday, hoping to have a nice glass of wine and read for a half hour before attending an...More

2  Thank Oscillating_Fan
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I'm a local and somewhat hesitant to share this review because I selfishly want to keep it secret. Seriously, go.

Thank Jeri R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Wow, not sure how this place stayed under our radar but no more! Food was wonderful and we all commented on how great the service was compared to other places we have been recently. They had a nice reasonably priced wine list and their handcrafted...More

Thank Jodee S
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Grace L
21 September 2016|
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Response from 7wonderstraveler | Reviewed this property |
Go south on Snelling and Joan's on the Park is on the corner of Snelling ave s and Bayard ave. Enjoy!
Nancy P
26 December 2015|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
Deb A
17 October 2015|
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Response from MINNESN0WTA | Reviewed this property |
Here is a link to the current menu. Many items are around $12-15, but like any restaurant--if you order appetizers, salads, desserts, and wine or beer (no liquor license at this time there for other drinks I believe), then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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