Cut the cord: Hang out without TVs

Cut the cord: Hang out without TVs

We live in a society with TVs in cars, on airplanes and constant access in the palm of our hands—sometimes it's nice to trade television for great conversation.

We don’t have anything against catching a game, watching your favorite show or live-tweeting a televised event, but here are some great places to eat and drink when you want to get away.

Café Latte

This cafeteria-style eatery is a great place for a family to spend a night out together. Each person can pick out what they’d like to eat (especially one of Café Latte’s super desserts), and it’s a great spot to stop after browsing shops along Grand Avenue.

Highland Grill

The Highland Grill isn’t new to Saint Paul, but we’re meeting it all over again after it converted to a farm-to-table restaurant earlier this year. Although the look may have changed and the food evolved to include healthier options, there are still no TVs in the original Blue Plate Company restaurant.

The Commodore 

Not only is this a great place to break away from the TV, but it’s also a great place to step back in time. Saint Paul’s own F. Scott Fitzgerald used to frequent this bar when he lived in the hotel here and the newest owners have restored the place back to its 1930s glory.

W.A. Frost

A regular recipient of "Most Romantic Restaurant" honors, is it any surprise that W.A. Frost doesn't allow TVs to kill the mood?

Black Dog Cafe

This may be one of the top spots to casually meet an old friend in the city. Great food, good wine and few distractions make this cute café in Lowertown one of the best places to catch up.

Saint Dinette

The food is the main attraction at this award-winning Lowertown spot. You'll be so entranced by Saint Dinette's delicious burger (and whatever else is available on the rotating menu) that you'll forget there's even a game on. 

Moscow on the Hill

At Moscow on the Hill, upper-midwest meets post-Perestroika Russia with a delightful patio void of technology and just flat-out delicious Russian food. 

Did you find another spot without a TV to enjoy? Let us know where you go to escape the screen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL.

Cafe Latte Restaurants/Dining Cafe Latte
The Commodore Restaurants/Dining The Commodore
Moscow on the Hill Restaurants/Dining Moscow On The Hill
Saint Dinette Restaurants/Dining Saint Dinette
Luci Ancora Restaurants/Dining Luci Ancora
W.A. Frost Restaurants/Dining W.A. Frost
Black Dog Restaurants/Dining Black Dog