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Apr 23, 2009 02:08 PM

St Paul-lunch for group

I am taking out a group of 8 people for lunch, nothing fancy, but fast. I don't want to do Punch in Highland or god forbid Champps on W 7th, but I'm looking for a good option for a wide range of tastes in that general area. We'd go as far as Cathedral Hill or up W 7th further. Need to keep it to $10-$12 per person.

Thanks in advance.


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  1. I recently had a great meal at Il Vesco Vino on w. 7th near Xcel Energy. The prices are good and the food is Italian which usually accommodates most palettes.

    Another great option with an affordable spread of offerings is LoTo.

    1. Cossetta's (also right by the Xcel - west 7th and Walnut, I think) is always a great lunch option and very affordable. Sandwiches, salad, pizza, many pasta entrees, etc. Served cafeteria-style, so you can get in and out pretty quick if need be.

      If you're going to be in Highland Park, I also love love love Cecil's Deli, but getting a table for 8 might be a touch of a wait if you are going right at noon. If you do go, get the Sheila's Special. Love it!

      1. M Street Cafe - in the St. Paul Hotel - has nice buffet, good sandwiches.

        1. M street Cafe has a nice buffet - aka "Sideboard" - and good sanwiches.