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beverlychow May 23, 2012 04:08 AM

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.

  1. Db Cooper May 23, 2012 07:24 AM

    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
      The Dairy Queen May 26, 2012 09:04 AM

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

      ~TDQ

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      jaycooke May 23, 2012 07:53 PM

      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.

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        Brad Ballinger May 24, 2012 12:31 PM

        I'll still recommend Happy Gnome.

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          gildeddawn May 24, 2012 05:17 PM

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

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            keg May 24, 2012 06:37 PM

            Heartland. There, I said it.

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              The Dairy Queen May 26, 2012 09:03 AM

              I thought Heartland stopped doing brunch. Have they resumed?

              ~TDQ

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                Brad Ballinger May 26, 2012 02:17 PM

                Heartland no longer offering weekend brunch.

              2. mtullius May 29, 2012 06:11 AM

                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.

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