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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab toast” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (31 reviews)
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631 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1529
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a reservation and pretty much got in on time. Service was excellent, and so was the food. It was also a bit more expensive than normal for fine dining. The only other downfall was that the place is tiny and loud. Low ceiling,...More

Thank 796triciak
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went with two friends. One is hard of hearing and it worked better than most restaurants to communicate. We were seated by the windows and the noise seemed lower than most restaurants. Food was delicious. Tried some new things. The service was attentive but...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

What a great cozy restaurant with outstanding food! Eating at the bar or at a table you'll find this inviting atmosphere a great neighborhood of people being treated to epicurean delights --- while the owner Joan greets all arriving. Try the beef tar tar for...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Cozy, intimate restaurant that impresses. You are warmly welcomed into this inviting local neighborhood restaurant. The craft cocktails are excellent made with house tonic and touches like hand carved ice cubes. Dinner mains satisfied and exceeded expectations from scallops to beef cheeks. Sides were distinct...More

Thank Gringaecuatoriana
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Over for a sporting event. A friend told us about this place and oh my! We had amazing bread (ask for more) and amazing food. The service was exceptional. You have to go there!!

Thank nira8888
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Our first time at Joan's after wanting to go there for a long time. In short, superb. The decor is a bit mid-century, pleasant and understated. The service is friendly, efficient, comfortable, like family, with Joan (the chef) frequently bringing dishes to the table. Our...More

Thank Jeffrey K
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Our family had a "pre-Christmas" feast here recently. Several friends had recommended Joan's so we wanted to see for ourselves what was so wonderful. Located along a stretch of Snelling Avenue that would not be none for fine food. The restaurant was converted from an...More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife and I had our first dinner here recently and we were both please with our meals. We had limited time for dinner on this occasion so we didn't stay for desert/coffee. I will say that this is a $$$ or $$$$ restaurant but...More

1  Thank ponsib
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Made reservations via open table. We arrived a little early and we seated immediately. There were four of us. We had an appetizer for the table, which was crab bites and excellent. Then main courses were pork chops, filet and Sea bass. Also had an...More

1  Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Really have been looking forward to eating at Joan's as the reviews are always over the top. This place is small lively and well decorated. Staff was attentive and just the right amount of "friendly " BUT, while the different courses were very picturesque and...More

1  Thank Fred1855
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Grace L
Actually, it's Venice, Fl not Italy but anyhow here is my question: May I have directions from the corner of Jefferson Ave and Snelling please.
20 September 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
Do you prepare orders for takeout?
25 December 2015|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
Deb A
What are the prices?
17 October 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$30
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
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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