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Chez Arnaud French Bakery

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1085 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3002
+1 651-330-4453
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Alas, my local French bakery is no more. Solomon's on Grand, the former Chez Arnaud, vanished apparently overnight at some point over the past week, with no prior announcement; the store is shuttered, the name removed from the premises, and the space for rent. The company's website and blog are offline -- looks like it's gone for good.

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Was Chez Arnaud last time we visited...painted over name on awning suggests fairly recent new ownership. Still, beautiful pastries and cakes. Indulged in a small chocolate mousse cake which was heavenly. Lovely looking breads, too. If you want something special and not mass produced, treat yourself here.

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Thank Moogie56
North Oaks, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

I'm told as of a month ago Solomans Bakery of Minneapolis has bought this place....as an additional location...still a "French" bakery with less choices but everything I had was good

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

It is a little misleading to list this bakery under "Restaurants". It is a bakery. I did not test the breads, but I suspect they are excellent, since their croissants are first rate. Any baker that can make excellent croissants will perforce make good bread. Good croissants are almost impossibe to come by and this is getting to be true... More 

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minneapolis, mn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

It's hard to find good croissants in St. Paul, so I appreciate this option! The small shop off Lexington and Grand is one more nice place for coffee and a roll. The macaroons are good. Some of the pastries are a bit dry (stale?), but the croissants satisfy.

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Thank nonamesforme
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

best croissants in town not to mention how delightful the staff is! very polite and helpful ladies. you rock!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stopped in right after this place opened. The girl that waited on us had no interest in being there or helping us, which was tough because there were no prices or descriptions of what was what. We got a chocolate croissant and fruit tart for way too much, about $10. We won't be back anytime soon.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Great bakery with a strong French flair and influence. My wife surprised me with two eclairs, custard filled. These were the best I have had. Just the right balance of chocolate, pastry and custard. I love eclairs and have tried them at a number of places. These are winners. These guys pride themselves in using the best ingredients, often imported.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1085 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3002
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-330-4453

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