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The Twin Cities has seen a number of microbreweries spring up in recent years, but this one is in the renovated 1914 Hamm Building, the original office building for the Hamm's Brewing Company of years past. It is the perfect spot for an informal business lunch or casual dinner. While sipping English ale try a plate of spicy chicken wings or ale-steamed mussels. The grilled flank steak, succulent breast of chicken with mushroom cream sauce or the walleye with rice pilaf beg for the colder, carbonated American-style ales. If you have a difficult time deciding which brew to order, ask for the sampler tray.
With its rich atmosphere and outstanding cuisine, this is a dining experience that you will surely remember. As the name implies, fish, chops and steak highlight the primarily American menu. An appetizer of fireworks shrimp cocktail, the sauteed scallops or creamy clam chowder will start you off well. For dinner, try Dungeness crab cakes, Mesquite-grilled salmon, Cajun fettuccine with chicken breast or rock salt roasted prime rib. Top it off with Key Lime pie or a simple apple pie. The wine and beer selection is one of the best in town, featuring many domestic and imported varieties. Cocktails and soft drinks are also served.
Considered by many to be the best sushi house in the Twin Cities, the restaurant includes a small saki bar and fairly large sushi bar. Although the Sakura serves tempura, teriyaki, donburi and many Japanese noodle dishes, most people come for the reasonably priced and exotic sushi. If you are a novice, the waiting staff will guide you towards the selections that agree with your taste.Try tempura battered shrimp and fresh water eel rolled with spinach in a flaky shell. The grilled tuna or salmon served with a steamed vegetable medley and topped with soy and sesame sauce is an inviting entrée. Besides saki, beer, wine and cocktails are available.
Without a doubt, the best Thai restaurant in the Twin Cities makes up what it lacks in decor with excellent food and service. The menu at Ruam Mit Thai features traditional Thai cuisine with tastes from hot to scorching. The pad Thai, a classic stir fry with green onions, bean sprouts, and rice noodles topped with cooked egg and roasted peanuts, and the deep fried trout are especially popular. The spring rolls, consisting of barbecued pork, shrimp, cellophane noodles and shredded carrots served with a hot, spicy peanut sauce, should not be missed. The lunchtime buffet is a big draw.
This popular lunch spot for St. Paul's businessmen has been open since 1942. At night and on weekends, easy listening music and dancing provide the main entertainment. American Burger Bar with its subdued lighting and rich mahogany walls is the home to the St. Paul Cigar Club's monthly meeting.The happy hour buffet and specially priced drinks are a big hit among the after-work crowd. The dinner menu is a touch above the normal bar grub offering steak, lobster, walleye and ribs. The wine and beer list is extensive and the bartenders will mix your favorite cocktail.
Southern food including classic creations as well as inventive plates are offered at this Lowertown establishment of Handsome Hog. Pig takes the center stage in this restaurant, just like in its namesake. Pork Belly, Bourbon Braised Pork Chops are among the many pork-centric dishes on its menu. However, pork doesn't steal all the glory, long time favorites like Smoked Beef Brisket, Baby Back Ribs are among the many other delicious servings of meat available at Handsome Hog. On demand, it offers a charcuterie with meats sourced from different regions. To end your meaty meal at Handsome Hog, order a sweet plate from their desserts section.
Built in 1870 by St. Paul pioneer and dry goods tycoon Joseph Forepaugh, this exquisite Victorian mansion is an elegant restaurant bearing his name. Overlooking both historic Irvine Park and the Alexander Ramsey House, Forepaugh's was restored to its original splendor in 1973. The three-story house, consisting of nine separate dining rooms, is filled with chandeliers, rich woodwork, antique furniture and white linen. The extensive menu is French with English subtitles. The chef has been on-site for 16 years. Most entrees include choice of soup or a salad, crusty French bread and potato. The tempting entrees include baked sea scallops, filets of beef and roasted duck. Wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks are served. While there is no strict dress code, jeans, shorts, or tennis shoes are allowed.
You will find an impressive choice of the usual American fare here, plus other goodies to suit even the most curious of palates. Order up a great burger topped with unusual cheeses. For dinner you will find many offerings of chicken, salmon and steaks. Adjoining the restaurant is a full bar and pool hall. During the summer months, enjoy your meal outdoors on the deck. A late-night menu and Sunday brunch is also available. There is a large lot right next to Fern's, but parking is always at a premium in this popular area.