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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab toast” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (35 reviews)
“roast chicken” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
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Reviewed yesterday

I dined here with three friends, and none of us had been here before. We were immediately impressed with the ambience of the restaurant, and Dan warmly welcomed us and made us feel right at home. The menu and featured entrees were varied and well-thought...More

Thank GlobalViewer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I️ hadn’t been to Joan’s for a couple years but went there for dinner this past Tuesday. Now I️ have no idea why we stayed away so long. We split a salad, a nice bottle of wine, my wife had the scallops,...More

Thank Bakeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely restaurant! It was our anniversary and this was acknowledged by the host, server and chef and little hearts were sprinkled on our table. A lovely start to what turned out to be a great meal in this cozy little restaurant. The chef...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food, professional staff, engaging owner (Joan). The pastry chef made a visit to the table to deliver our desserts which were wonderful! The only down side is after 7:00, the noise level increases. That said, we'll be back! The opportunity for outside dining looked...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at this restaurant the last 3 visits to Saint Paul. We had a beautiful day so we sat outside and it was wonderful. The restaurant is small so be sure to make reservations. The menu is small but they it covers everything...More

Thank 73jeffreya
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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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