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Dec 21, 2011 01:54 PM

Open on Christmas Day

Is there any place in St. Paul or nearby that's relatively affordable and open on Christmas Day? Chinese or American would be great for my non-foodie dad.


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  1. Per Rick Nelson in today's Star Tribune:

    Dec. 25th dining

    Barbette owner Kim Bartmann's Bryant-Lake Bowl (810 W. Lake St., Mpls., opens at 5 p.m. on Christmas, and the kitchen keeps cooking until 12:30 a.m.

    Two Tea House locations are open for Christmas lunch and dinner: 88 Nathan Lane, Plymouth, and 1676 Suburban Av., St. Paul,

    9 Replies
    1. re: KTFoley

      ding ding, teahouse st paul is the winner! it is quite a pretty restaurant, too, esp for being stuck into a strip mall.

      1. re: soupkitten

        moscow on the hill will be open. santa stops there for vodka after work.

        1. re: zfwp

          sounds good to me, with maybe a little caviar! but the op wanted chinese or american, not russian...

          1. re: soupkitten

            i thought the op asked for open in saint paul on xmass suggesting that chinese or american might do, i did not parse the sentence so finely as to reject other options nor do i think it needs to be so interpreted.
            i guess there are many influences on american cuisine but i do not see how the influences must be rejected in order to preserve the purity of the influenced.

            1. re: zfwp

              hmm. i take your point. moth also has some menu options at a lower price point, though it's possible to have a splurge-y meal there. maybe a very good option for the op, after all.

      2. re: KTFoley

        Gorkha Palace is open on Christmas Day, and it's easily accessible depending on where you are in St. Paul. From the Fairgrounds, it's ten minutes. And the food is great!

        1. re: Rowdy

          According to their FB page Gorkha will be closed.

          Gorkha Palace
          23 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

          1. re: ibew292

            Sorry about that! I must have misread an email they sent.

        2. re: KTFoley

          BLB is a fine place for drinks and such, but I have to say I have had very mixed experiences with the food.

          Here's a City Pages column from a couple years ago that seems like it's probably still helpful:

        3. It used to be that Mickey's Diner in downtown St. Paul was always open. Is that still there?

          3 Replies
            1. re: The Dairy Queen

              I'd suggest looking at the ads in the City Pages and Mps/St Paul Magazine for more info.

            2. re: GH1618

              Mickey's has been open continuously (24 hrs a day, every day of the year) since, I believe, 1939. And it's tasty diner food! I love Mickey's....

            3. A lot is open - but this is late for reservations -

              Who knew?

              1. On's Kitchen is open today, which is where we are headed to now! Merry Christmas to all :)