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“A Gem”
Review of Joan's in the Park

Joan's in the Park
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Ranked #11 of 923 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bayard
Transit: Snelling Avenue @ Ford Parkway
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We went with friends on a special birthday celebration and loved everything about it. It has a neighborhood, informal feeling -- no airs or pretentions about it. Service was great, very personal and sincere. We had a little of everything on the menu and it all was terrific -- steaks were perfectly done and full of flavor, the seafood was great, the crab toast and mushroom flatbread appetizers were very good, and the brown butter pudding and walnut cake were completely out of this world. A lovely wine list as well, though the markups on it were a little higher than I anticipated. As denizens of the "other" side of the river, we weren't aware of Joan's until now, but we'll renew our St. Paul visas and make the trek again soon, that's for sure.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Great experience for mom's birthday. Portions were small for what you pay, but I'm also used to eating way too much. Scallops were excellent.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Have not been for a few weeks and their new menu is wonderful and the specials are to die for!
Yummy as usual!

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1  Thank kinrosssam
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

We went to Joan's in the Park for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. Joan came to the table with complimentary glasses of champagne. We started our meal with salads -- the Caesar (the dressing was a little strong for our tastes) and the butter lettuce with fresh herbs, which was delightful. My husband's rib eye was one of the best steaks he has ever had. I had a special of venison that was excellent. They also provided us with a complimentary dessert. Susan, the chef, came to the table several times as did Joan. Dan, our server, was informative and solicitous without hovering. We will be back to this neighborhood gem in the near future.

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2  Thank RHG0165
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Nice neighborhood wine bar in Saint Paul. It will be nice to make another visit when it is warm enough to sit outside on their patio.

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1  Thank Jim L
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