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Jul 21, 2008 01:55 PM

Private Event in MN

Greetings Chowhounders. I am looking for a space to host a private event (maybe 25 people) in Minneapolis or St. Paul. Any suggestions? My hope was a non-chain resturant that is easy to get to with ample parking and a private room for lunch....

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  1. Bulldog NE has a nice, private backroom/bar that is perfect for a crowd that size - I had a work dinner event there and everyone liked it.

    1. any type of food you are looking for? or looking to stay away from?

      2 crowd pleasing non chains in St Paul with nicer rooms.....

      Both easy to get to from 94 or 35E and have dedicated parking lots.

      The Lexington - old fashioned steaks & service to match. Good menu options & they do a ton of events in the room behind the bar.

      The Downtowner Woodfire Grill - more of an updated menu. Great service etc. They have a nice sized room which I'm fairly certain can hold 25.

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      1. re: St Paul Susie

        also in st paul-- w.a. frost, many private rooms/areas

        jax cafe in ne mpls
        jp's american bistro lyn/lake mpls

        agree that a couple pointers wrt food & service preferences would be helpful

      2. This isn't a restaurant, but rather a space. Create Dining Studio is run by Chef Philip Dorwart (from Tryg's, Table of Contents, etc). He and his staff could cater a delicious lunch, it's private, not a chain, and the space has plenty of parking. is the website

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          W.A. Frost & Co
          374 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

          Lexington Restaurant
          1096 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

          Downtowner Cafe [SEE DOWNTOWNER WOODFIRE GRILL]
          253 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

          1. I might suggest Il Vesco Vino off of Selby/Dale in Saint Paul. I talk about them alot because I dont think people have rediscovered it. Check out there website.