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anabug Dec 21, 2011 01:54 PM

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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    KTFoley Dec 22, 2011 09:47 AM

    Per Rick Nelson in today's Star Tribune:

    Dec. 25th dining

    Barbette owner Kim Bartmann's Bryant-Lake Bowl (810 W. Lake St., Mpls., www.bryantlakebowl.com) 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, www.ourteahouse.com.


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    1. re: KTFoley
      soupkitten Dec 22, 2011 09:56 AM

      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
        zfwp Dec 22, 2011 11:37 AM

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

        1. re: zfwp
          soupkitten Dec 22, 2011 12:05 PM

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

          1. re: soupkitten
            zfwp Dec 22, 2011 12:46 PM

            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
              soupkitten Dec 22, 2011 02:17 PM

              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
        Rowdy Dec 23, 2011 12:47 PM

        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
          ibew292 Dec 25, 2011 06:15 AM

          According to their FB page Gorkha will be closed.

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

          1. re: ibew292
            Rowdy Dec 25, 2011 10:35 AM

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

        2. re: KTFoley
          LiaM Dec 23, 2011 02:37 PM

          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:

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          GH1618 Dec 23, 2011 12:59 PM

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

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          1. re: GH1618
            The Dairy Queen Dec 23, 2011 03:08 PM

            Yep, still there.


            1. re: The Dairy Queen
              SmartCookie Dec 23, 2011 03:15 PM

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

            2. re: GH1618
              mtullius Dec 24, 2011 03:50 PM

              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. MplsM ary Dec 24, 2011 04:04 PM

              A lot is open - but this is late for reservations - http://www.twincitiesdiningguide.com/...

              Who knew?

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                doctor k Dec 25, 2011 08:42 AM

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

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