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Mancini's Char House

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531 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-3091
+1 651-224-7345
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here many times - ALWAYS A great meal. Steaks, fish, chops, seafood and BREAD. Love the food. We went to the BAR a week ago with 25 people to celebrate a fun event. We had a reservation, blocked off a section and were treated horrible by the bartenders. This group was big drinkers. Prob spent $700 on booze that... More 

Thank jarrodpeterson
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117 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely the place to come for succulent, sweet coldwater lobster tail in the Twin Cities area at an affordable price. Hands down - they serve the best lobster tail, charbroiled to perfect with drawn butter, accompanied by a flavorful baked potato and a fresh salad. You can even hear yourself talking to your dining guests at your table... More 

Thank sweetmnmama
Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is like walking into a different era. The decor is reminiscent of a 60s supper club. Red leather, dim lighting, lots of brass, and rounded booths. If this kind of atmosphere doesn't appeal to you because it's not "new enough," stop right there, because part of the appeal of this place is the atmosphere. Another reviewer said it... More 

Thank sterling0728
Faribault, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mancinis is our go-to place when we have a special occasion. This time was heading to the Bon Jovi concert at the Xcel Energy Arena. Mancinis service is always amazing. Attentive servers and having Pat or John greeting all of the patrons really adds that old-school service. Our server was Rachel and she did a great job of attending to... More 

Thank Todd V
Northfield, MN
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You know what? We didn't think our meal was that good. My steak was overcooked, my friend's steak was crazy-rare. The lobster was just dried out. The meal was average to below-average. The service was adequate. But the lounge-side. This is where the magic happens. It's sprawling, cozy, and a time warp. The people-watching was bananas. The drinks were strong.... More 

Thank sprintf32768
River Falls, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The garlic toast was very good. The steak wasn't that great for a $33 dollar fillet, in fact, I'm not even sure it was a fillet. It was a a good steak, just not fillet good. The lobster also was very good, just not enough there for the price. The limoncello desert was very good. Over all it was a... More 

Thank Ken B
Woodbury, Minnesota
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Mancini's is like taking a step into the past, a supper club with the feel of days gone by. Our waitress was fabulous, she was on top of everything we asked for to make this a great dining experience. The bar also made us feel like a night out in a swanky Chicago bar.

Thank Jamesonmm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

There were 10 in our group for dinner. There were another 12 tables in our area that had from 4 to 12 people. The staff serving us was excellent! Always nearby and aware of our needs. We all ordered steaks. Some New York strips and some fillets and an order with lobster. They were all cooked to the correct doneness.... More 

Thank Michael6654
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

One of my favorites in St Paul, always good food and service at a reasonable price compared to other steak houses. Garlic bread is always great.

Thank Fred A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I grew up always hearing about my grandpa talking about Mancini's, from the steak and bread and tomatoes to the great treatment he always received from the owners, Pat and John Mancini in particular. He became such a memorable customer, that even if he only went a few times per year, that the owners still would make it a priority... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-3091
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-224-7345

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