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Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

Thank you to all of you for your great suggestions and for stepping up to the St. Paul challenge...I didn't realize it was such a challenge. I feel bad we're going with Mpls after all that. Fortunately, I'll be staying in St. Paul for a week between the bachelorette party and the wedding, so I'll have time to give a few of them a try.
Thanks again!
Emily

Jul 20, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

Hmmm...It's summer though, so hopefully they wont be too packed with students. I spoke with the bride and she loves the idea of Loring. I think we'll go with that. If you know of any chill bars around there let me know. College bars are fine and all, as long as I don't feel like I'm at a frat party. Based on the link from Alice, both the Dinkytowner and the Kitty Kat Club look like good bets.

Jul 20, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

That's honestly what I'm leaning towards - pending permission from the bride, of course. Again, it's always tricky judging a place by their website, but it looks really cool from the site. Are there lots of bars in the area?

Jul 18, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

Wow, so many suggestions and they all look promising. I'll run the list by the bride-to-be. She just moved to the area, but may have some opinion. I guess either Minneapolis or the Selby area of St. Paul look like the best bets for keeping our drinking and dining in close proximity. Thank you all so much!
-Emily

Jul 18, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

Rats! I've actually heard lots of good things about that place.

Jul 17, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

I think Mai Village is quite close to where we'll be starting out - near Hamline...I think that's close. I know the walking business is a hefty request. I realize it's likely we'll have to get in a car at some point, but if it works out that would be great.

Jul 17, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

In response to Diesel's post:
We're planning on having dinner/drinks then moving onto a bar afterwards for the rest of the evening. Ideally I'd like to walk, or take a short cab ride, from dinner to a bar where we could hang out at until late.
As far as being 'inexpensive', I was hoping to find somewhere where dinner and drinks were $30-40 per person. Less would be welcome, but not at the expense of ambiance and a good meal.

Jul 17, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

Yeah, I wish we had enough dough for WA Frost. I've been there a number of times and it's lovely. We have a wide range of budgets in the group and I don't want anyone to be uncomfortable. Mai Village sounds good - any place that has a seven course beef menu for $16.95 is alright in my book. Cocktails aren't a must either...as long as they serve some sort of alcohol. Wine will definitely do. Thanks a lot. It's hard party planning from out of town.

Jul 17, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

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Jul 17, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

Hey thanks!! I'll check those out.
St. Paul is definitely more convenient, but I understand Minneapolis has more options.

Jul 17, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dinner in St. Paul for a group - help!

Help! I'm responsible for planning a laid back bachelorette party in St. Paul in August, and I live in NY. It's hard to get a real sense of a place via the internet - chow hound to the rescue.
I'd like to find a restaurant that is inexpensive, yet hip and interesting. It's not your typical bachelorette party bunch, so nothing too girly or chichi. A good cocktail menu is also a plus. It will probably be a group of 10, so somewhere that takes reservations would be ideal. Any suggestions would be much appreciated - I'm open to absolutely anything!

Jul 17, 2006
emilyb in Minneapolis-St. Paul