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At Restaurant Alma, fine-dining is taken to a new level as the experienced chefs stylishly present what they call their 'hand-crafted' dishes. The creative use of fresh produce and the finest ingredients is reflected in their American specialties like Grilled Quail, Braised Beef Short Rib and Crispy Soft Cooked Egg. Since there is no compromise on the quality offered to guests, the choicest wine selections are flown down from Italy, Spain and Portugal to pamper the taste buds of diners. All this along with the intimate atmosphere of the restaurant enhances the flavors of this sensory feast.
Using mostly organic and farm fresh ingredients, Joan's In The Park offers an exquisite fine dining experience. It is a neighborhood favorite that is visited by locals to celebrate special occasions. Their wine bar has an extensive menu that mainly focuses on American-made wines but also features popular imports from around the world. The food is thoughtfully presented and garnished, packing tons of flavor in every bite. Guests can enjoy various meats such as the Crab Toast, Steak Tartare, Braised Beef Cheek and sides like Caramel Carrots and Roasted Cauliflower. For dessert, classic chocolate cakes and spiced apples, as well as the restaurant's signature brown butter pudding can be availed. The white-clad tables and dim lighting add an ambiance of intimacy, which is good for initiating conversations.
Portraits of Minnesota's well-known politicians and personalized wine lockers of the city's power brokers and local celebrities clue you in to the clientele here. The club-like atmosphere combined with superb service makes for a dining experience you will not soon forget. The menu is a la carte and the portions are huge. Start with the cold shellfish platter, a gleaming silver tower of cold baby lobster, little neck clams and fresh oysters. The steaks are proudly displayed in a refrigerator case where they are dry-aged to perfection. The porterhouse, New York strip and the lighter sirloin or filet mignon will satisfy any appetite. If seafood is what you are craving, lobster, salmon filet or blackened tuna steak should suffice. Large baked potatoes, creamed spinach or asparagus in Hollandaise sauce are fine accompaniments. Chocolate cake, cheesecake or Creme Brulee will bring things to a fine end. More than 300 bottles of wine and an impressive selection of beers are offered.
W A Frost & Company is a bastion of gentility located in a renovated nineteenth-century brownstone loaded with genuine Victorian charm. The elegant dining rooms, with high tin ceilings, ornate woodwork and antique furniture, make it a very romantic spot. Start with an appetizer of grilled lamb sausages. Next, try a meatball soup or Mediterranean farmhouse salad. Entrée winners include smoked trout or grilled salmon, juicy rib-eye steak, grilled chicken breast, a thick cut of prime rib, various pasta dishes and thick, juicy burgers. For dessert, try the Baked Alaska. The wine and beer selection is one of the best in town, with numerous domestic and imported vintages and brews. Cozy fireplaces and Oriental rugs call to you from Frost's beautiful bar. The well groomed, terraced garden is the city's premier outdoor dining locale in summer.