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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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“scallops” (37 reviews)
“roast chicken” (10 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Mary Kay K
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I thought I finished this review, but i guess not. I do like Joan's in the Part. Their food is very good, good menu, nice wine, relaxes atmosphere, etc. I don't like their two hour limit on tables. It is not that we plan to...More

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I love the service. You feel like you are part of the family. Chicken is worth the wait. The sides are simple and easy to share.

Thank Kate M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is one special place. The food was great the service was excellent and the owner paid a special visit to our table. Highly recommend Joan's for that special occasion.

Thank Joe L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A wonderful place to celebrate special occasions and anytime when one wants to have an exceptional dining experience. Any excuse to go there is valid. Love it.

Thank Pam N
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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