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Thanks to all who responded to my earlier post for dinner suggestions for a large group of college students visiting St Paul in July. Now, however, plans have changed and the meal to be provided is breakfast//brunch on a Sunday morning. The group will be ~ 25 people. Your suggestions would be most appreciated, as we are traveling from Michigan and are not familiar with SP area.

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  1. If you are staying in downtown St. Paul, try The DownTowner on West 7th. They have handled large groups that I've been with in the past and the food is actually pretty tasty. With college kids, I don't think you are looking for a 4-star brunch (or prices) so this place should fit the bill nicely:
    http://www.downtownerwoodfire.com/

    Another option would be Patrick McGovern's which is more of a traditional pub/bar/restaurant, but has the space to handle such a large group. It's also on West 7th: http://www.patmcgoverns.com/

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    1. re: Db Cooper

      I normally recommend Downtowner, but the one time I tried them for brunch it was expensive and awful.

      ~TDQ

    2. It may be above your budget ($20/person), but you could try M Street Grill, in the basement of the St. Paul hotel. It's buffet-style, but they have private roms that could accommodate your group.

      1. I'll still recommend Happy Gnome.

        1. I still recommend Salut, as well. They have nice brunch.

          1. Heartland. There, I said it.

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            1. re: keg

              I thought Heartland stopped doing brunch. Have they resumed?

              ~TDQ

              1. re: keg

                Heartland no longer offering weekend brunch.

              2. It's certainly nothing too great, and the other options mentioned are probably better food-wise, but I just noticed that Day By Day Cafe, our regular Sunday brunch spot, advertises that they have a private room for large parties.... your basic breakfast stuff, perfectly fine but not anything to write home about. Never had lunch food, though they do have it. It's in St. Paul on W. 7th St.