Saint Paul’s 10 Hottest New Restaurants

Saint Paul’s 10 Hottest New Restaurants

The Saint Paul culinary scene is booming, and we’re going to do our best to make sure you’re on top of all the happenin’ new restaurants in the Capital City.*

1. In Bloom

Opened: September 2018

Neighborhood: West 7th

There's a lot of awesomeness going on at West 7th's new Keg and Case Market, including the much-anticipated In Bloom—the food hall's anchor tenant is led by culinary heavy-hitters Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone of Corner Table and Revival. A 20-foot hearth inspires the fire-fueled fine-dining menu and serves as the focal point of the space. Things seem to be going pretty well over at In Bloom, as it was recently awarded "Restaurant of the Year" by Star Tribune. Also in Keg and Case is another new project from the duo, a quicker serve Revival spot dishing out amazing sandwiches and fresh-cut meats by the pound. 

2. Elephant Bar

Opened: April 2019 

Neighborhood: Lowertown

Lowertown just got itself yet another culinary heavy hitter. Elephant Bar, located in the former Hygga Space, brings international flavors to Saint Paul via South Asian influenced small plates, main dishes and a lunch-friendly cafe menu.

3. Red Rabbit

Opened: October 2018

Neighborhood: Grand Avenue

Another Minneapolis success story expands east to Saint Paul. Now open in the former Wild Onion space on Grand Avenue, Red Rabbit brought over all of their favorites from the North Loop, including pizza, pasta and top-notch cocktails. 

4. Revival Smoked Meats

Opened: September 2018

Neighborhood: West 7th

It's everything foodies love about Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone's delicious barbecue restaurants, served cafeteria style. This wildly popular quick-serve spot inside Keg and Case Market dishes out hearty sandwiches and fresh-cut meats by the pound.

5. Hyacinth

Opened: August 2018

Neighborhood: Grand Avenue

Chef Rikki Giambruno left his post as an executive chef in New York City to return to his roots here in Saint Paul, and boy are we glad he did. Inspired by the cuisine of Southern Italy and the Mediterranean, Hyacinth is elevating the dining game on Grand Avenue with fresh pasta, a diverse antipasti menu, Italian cocktails and more. 

6. Parlour St. Paul

Opened: April 2018

Neighborhood: West 7th

All of the things that made Parlour Minneapolis famous (burgers, cocktails, cool vibes) and then some. Now open on West 7th, Parlour St. Paul is significantly larger than its Minneapolis predecessor in both space and menu. After you try the iconic burger, come back for dressed up diner food like scrambled eggs with king crab and ricotta dumplings.

7. Spring Cafe

Opened: April 2018

Neighborhood: Como Park

Patio season is only so long in Minnesota, so do it right at Como Lakeside Pavilion's Spring Cafe. Enjoy views of the beautiful Como Lake as you dine on elevated American food, picnic-style. Added bonus that there's live music or entertainment nearly every night in the pavilion. 

8. Grand Catch

Opened: April 2018

Neighborhood: Grand Catch

Brothers Sameh and Saed Wadi of Minneapolis' popular World Street Kitchen make their Saint Paul debut with a seafood-boil restaurant serving up eats that are sometimes traditional, sometimes unconventional—always tasty. 

9. Holman’s Table

Opened: Winter 2018

Neighborhood: West Side (it's inside the St. Paul Downtown Airport)

If you never had a reason to go to the St. Paul Downtown Airport, now you do. Named for the airport's Holman Field, this new restaurant is a hotspot for elevated (pun intended) breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. 

10. OCTO fishbar

Opened: Fall 2017

Neighborhood: Lowertown

If OCTO fishbar is good enough for Justin Timberlake, it's good enough for you. The seafood forward restaurant from James Beard winning chef, Tim McKee, has received nothing but rave reviews since opening in Lowertown's Market House Collaborative. 

What’s your favorite new spot in Saint Paul? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL!

*Visit Saint Paul updates this rotating list of ten restaurants as often as possible.

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