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“The view is awesome-- food and service, not so much”
Review of Ox Cart Ale House

Ox Cart Ale House
Ranked #167 of 945 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: US$10 - US$18
Description: This casual Ale House attracts people who live, work, and spend time in Lowertown, St. Paul by offering fantastic food and drinks in a unique atmosphere. Customers will have the luxury of walking, hoping on the Green Line or taking advantage of the attached parking ramp. The Ale House aims to connect with and support our neighbors as a new hub for the local community. An exciting new place to meet and relax, have an enjoyable lunch or dinner, socialize with friends, go to CHS Field, and enjoy all that Saint Paul’s Lowertown has to offer. Ox Cart Rooftop features Lowertown’s first and only seasonal patio with unparalleled 360 degree views of Saint Paul: from CHS Field and the Mississippi River Bluffs to the downtown cityscape, the State Capitol and Cathedral Hill. Meeting up for a cocktail with friends or needing to plan a private event for 50 of your closest, we've got you covered!
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Description: This casual Ale House attracts people who live, work, and spend time in Lowertown, St. Paul by offering fantastic food and drinks in a unique atmosphere. Customers will have the luxury of walking, hoping on the Green Line or taking advantage of the attached parking ramp. The Ale House aims to connect with and support our neighbors as a new hub for the local community. An exciting new place to meet and relax, have an enjoyable lunch or dinner, socialize with friends, go to CHS Field, and enjoy all that Saint Paul’s Lowertown has to offer. Ox Cart Rooftop features Lowertown’s first and only seasonal patio with unparalleled 360 degree views of Saint Paul: from CHS Field and the Mississippi River Bluffs to the downtown cityscape, the State Capitol and Cathedral Hill. Meeting up for a cocktail with friends or needing to plan a private event for 50 of your closest, we've got you covered!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first review I wrote of Ox Cart focused on the view- it's still tremendous. However, after our recent visit, I don't recommend for dinner. Food and service was disappointing. One salad order got confused, and the "Canuck Dog" did not at all match the description, and was a said value for $9. Service was very slow, took 10 min to even get menus. Server seemed distracted, and was sarcastic. I did notice that even after the Saints game, there wasn't much of a crowd- nothing compared to 2 summers ago when it was packed. I'm afraid the word is out- drinks and patio yes. Food no.

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1  Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We had a party of 13 that started on the rooftop before a Saints game. We started with a great server, got drinks and a few appetizers. Weather looked iffy, so they moved us downstairs. We got one more round of drinks, twice we told our waitress we wanted to order dinner, she never returned to take our order. We left without ordering any dinner due to the poor service. Would not recommend until they can get their act together regarding service. You would think they would staff up before a Friday night Saints game!

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1  Thank jgl99
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Went to watch the Vikes-Packers game. There are enough tv screens to see from most seated areas... We ordered wings, had lots of sauces to choose from and wings were large. Quinoa burger and side salad was perfect. It was my bf's first bite of one and he wanted more. We sat at the bar and service for drinks and food was fast and friendly. Decor has changed since last visit , lighting is brighter, decorative changes. Still a good St Paul stop.

Thank NikkiA179
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We picked this as a fun place to meet friends for drinks in St. Paul. They have a cool bar with seats on all 4 sides and a pretty good beer and wine list. Overall decor was lacking. We tried the duck popcorn. It was okay, wasn't freshly made and wasn't a good value for the price. Service was good. I got a bad glass of wine and the server replaced it immediately.

Thank Beth M
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Came here with coworkers for happy hour. Great food, friendly service. Awesome rooftop. Drinks were also very good. I would come back again.

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Thank tif316
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