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Jan 25, 2012 08:54 AM

Sunday night only in St Paul

Hi all. I need a great place for a one day trip to Oakdale (eating on Sunday night). Figured St Paul is easiest from the airport. Keep hearing about Heartland, but open to other recommendations. Coming from NYC, so standards are high and not looking for Asian fare. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  1. Heartland or Meritage. I don't think anywhere else can reasonably compete with NYC high standards.

    1. If you're not wanting to head further west, agree that Heartland or Meritage are your best bets.

      1. Thanks all. Looks like its Heartland.

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        1. I've only been to Heartland once - It was inconsistent. My vote would be Meritage. Especially with the new and improved and hopping bar.

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          1. re: St Paul Susie

            I'd suggest a cocktail at The St. Paul Grill (it's an institution and every outlaw who called St. Paul home drank there at one time or another) followed by dinner at Meritage. While I like and respect Lenny, Meritage is doing things with seafood these days that is better than anyone. It's a can't miss.

            1. re: Db Cooper

              Not to mention they have a pretty killer scotch list.

            2. re: St Paul Susie

              My only thought about Heartland over Meritage is that there is absolutely nothing at Meritage that a New Yorker won't be able to enjoy at a half a dozen places at home. Heartland has a focus on local food.

              Caveat: I've not eaten at the new Heartland nor have I eaten at Meritage in a few years.

            3. I would recommend the tasting menu at muffuletta. Its in the St Anothony area but their sunday night tasting menu can't be beat. $23.95 for three courses and I have always loved it