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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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“roast chicken” (9 reviews)
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631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Everything from service, food, wine, patio.....perfect. The inside ambiance is ok, but the patio is really nice. Service was great, attentive not pushy, suggestive, and spot on. Matt was great Food.....Gnocchi to start was the best I've had, pecorino sauce unreal Bread....warm, nice crust, herbed...More

Thank TravisRymal
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat. An amazing menu with amazing staff. They have always gone above and beyond to ensure our time there is superb.

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Are at Joan's back in August 2016 to celebrate 10 years after bone marrow transplant great food and service. Ate outside ambience was fun.

Thank CPV2013
Reviewed 31 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
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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
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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