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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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631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My sister chose Joan’s for her birthday dinner. We celebrated with our mother and had a fantastic evening. Would definitely recommend for a special night out. 4 course tasting menu has something for everyone. We all had something different for most of the courses so...More

Thank go4gal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I especially appreciate Joan's because I often dine by myself. I like to sit at the bar because their staff is especially attentive and respectful. Great food, artful presentation.

Thank backboneqi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joan’s is one of the best restaurants in the Midwest for sure, if not the country. From the time you walk in and Joan greets you to the time Susan prepares you a wonderful meal, the experience is world class. The service is amazing. The...More

Thank Sherpa784811
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The visit started out well when we were greeted at the door by name (my husband had made reservations for a birthday dinner). We were promptly accompanied to a festively decorated table appropriate for the occasion – nice personal touch. This is not your average...More

Thank goethedances
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I loved it! It's an intimate place in a very nice neighborhood. First off, the bread is SUPERB, plentiful and baked on-site I believe. We all had the 4 course dinner and everything was very tasty and well prepared. Very lovely food presentation. The service...More

Thank tripledec
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The menu is limited, and you pick one item from four different courses. The food was creative, interesting, and delicious (although we did not enjoy the rabbit first course). The service was excellent, and there were several extra little bites and a cocktail sent out...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Listen closely my children......I remember back in the day when Joan's was THE most awesome restaurant. Great food with normal portions, at a reasonable price, with great service. Now......the food comes in little dollops the size of my thumb tip on large plates. The price...More

Thank MinnesotaMuskrat
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

First, the Friday I visited the restaurant, there was a simple menu. There was one price at the top of the menu and you would receive your choice of a few items listed under each course. How exciting it was to arrive and find that...More

1  Thank yobops
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We went to celebrate a birthday. No free desserts but a wonderful four course menu with a couple of great asta amuse-bouches thrown in. We started with salmon tartar on a buttermilk custard followed by an heirloom tomato salad. I then had a small bowl...More

1  Thank Sandra2mary
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Well that was an exceptional night!! My husband and I decided to visit one of our favorite places after about five months and WOW! The team there did a refresh to both the decor & the menu and the change was simply amazing. The decor...More

1  Thank 149marykayk
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Grace L
September 20, 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
December 25, 2015|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
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Deb A
October 17, 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$62
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
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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Upscale Restaurant Offering A 4 Course Menu (ala Carte Available) Business Casual Attire. Full Bar. Award Winning Food, Cocktails And Service
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