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. Estelle

Opened: October 2019

Neighborhood: Mac-Groveland

Chef Jason Hansen brings the flavors of Southern Europe to one of Saint Paul's coziest neighborhoods with an elevated menu of Portuguese, Italian and Spanish-inspired comfort foods.

Photo: John Yuccas, The Culinary Portfolio

3. Hope Breakfast Bar

Opened: September 2019

Neighborhood: West 7th

"Believe in breakfast"—that's the mantra at Chef Brian Ingram's Hope Breakfast Bar on West 7th Street. The all-day elevated breakfast joint is housed in (and named for) Hope Engine Company No. 3, Saint Paul's old fire station built over 150 years ago 1872.

4. Due Focacceria 

Opened: August 2019

Neighborhood: Mac-Groveland

Italian Eatery meets Saint Paul in Eric and Vanessa Carrara's second Twin Cities location, Due Focacceria. The charming counter service "piazza" and market dishes out some seriously phenomenal Italian eats, including pizza and sandwiches made on their heavenly flatbreads, meat and cheese platters, soups, salads and desserts. Not to mention, a full drink menu featuring beer, wine and cocktails. 

5. Magic Noodle

Opened: July 2019

Neighborhood: University

There's a mesmerizing and meticulous art to hand-pulling noodles, which is why you won't find it done anywhere in Minnesota—except for Magic Noodle, of course. Watch through the kitchen window as noodle artists magically transform dough into tantalizing Chinese soups and dishes.

Photo: Ashley Chung, @pikashchu

6. 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. 

7. 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.

8. 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. 

9. 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.

10. 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. 

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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