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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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631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
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11 - 20 of 228 reviews

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were treated to a dinner here by friends who were familiar with the restaurant. Great choice! While they do serve seasonal, fresh food, there seem to be favorites that stay on the menu. The lobster salad was divine. I'd go back just to have...More

Thank sklnurse2
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We had a tremendously disappointing visit to Joan's in the Park. Overpriced options (for what you get), rude and inattentive waitstaff, and very ordinary food. I am not sure why such higher reviews (perhaps low expectations?).

1  Thank Pinkmia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have been to Joan's numerous times and have had a tremendous experience every time! The staff is warm and welcoming and treat us like family. The food has been consistently spectacular each time. The corn dumplings and crunchy shrimp appetizer is one of my...More

Thank Mary Kay K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This restaurant is small. The tables are fairly close together, so it isn't particularly quiet, but you can still hold a conversation without yelling. You're going to spend some money, but the food and service are just excellent. Every dish is attractive and delicious, and...More

Thank Dale L
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A return trip for me. The steak tartare with truffle oil is a delight. The beef cheeks are quite simply beef butter, melt in your mouth deliciousness. Added the kale salad along with an Italian cabernet. Quite simply fabulous.

Thank Sailuver
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We sat at the bar for dinner a couple of times now and each time the food has been outstanding. It is a smaller place (quaint) and the service has been excellent. You won't find the menu options overwhelming at all. There are fewer than...More

Thank Sweetdogs
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If I had to pick one restaurant that always has great food and great service, it would be Joans. The best place to bring out if town guests, you can count on Joans to impress. If you have the roast chicken for dinner and budino...More

Thank dlgoldie
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had some of the best service we've ever experienced last weekend. Our server was friendly, unobtrusive, very knowledgeable about the entrees and the wine list, and really seemed to be enjoying herself. We were greeted like old friends by Joan herself, and we saw...More

Thank Anne O
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We have been fairly regular customers since Joan's first opened. The service is good and food well prepared and delicious. Proud to have such a wonderful small business and restaurant in our neighborhood. Do note that the restaurant is small and there is not significant...More

Thank susanhF1265NQ
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

For the price we payed, just would've expected more. The food was good but way over priced. We probably will not come back because it wasn't memorable food and the cost to dine there was too high.

Thank Pam M
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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