Food & Drink in Mendota Heights

Wine or Beer Tasting with Cheese Pairings for Two or Four at Sunfish Cellars (Up to 61% Off)

Sunfish Cellars

West St. Paul

$100 $39

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Two-hour wine- and beer-tasting classes introduce attendees to global flavors, and pair sips with aged artisanal cheeses

$22 for $40 Worth of Asian Mexican Fusion Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday

Señor Wong's Craft Bar & Restaurant

Lowertown - St.Paul

$20 $11

(70)

Gastropub with Mexican and Asian dishes, such as carnitas tacos, banh mi, pad thai, and flautas with rotating local and regional craft beers

$12 for $22 Worth of Finnish and European Food at Finnish Bistro

Finnish Bistro

St. Anthony Park

$22 $12

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Finnish dishes such as salmon lox and rye bread, oat cakes, spicy reindeer sausage, and daily assortment of fresh quiche

$30 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Japanese Fare, Sushi, and Drinks at Haiku Japanese Bistro

Haiku Japanese Bistro - Mendota Heights

Carolines Lake View

$30 $15

Sushi rolls prepared with tuna, spicy snow crab, and yellowtail and served with eye-pleasing presentation

Bread, Cupcakes, Pastries, and Cakes at Wuollet Bakery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wuollet Bakery

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Descendants of the original owner bake an international selection of fresh breads and decorate custom cakes in a decades-old bakery

Gourmet Pub Fare for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner at Chatterbox Pub (Up to 47% Off). Three Locations.

Chatterbox Pub

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

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Lobster-laden steaks, artisanal pizzas, and sandwiches pair with 150+ craft beers, ciders, and cocktails amid vintage video and board games

Thai Food for Dinner or Lunch at Sawatdee St. Paul (47% Off)

Sawatdee St. Paul

Northwestern Precinct

$30 $16

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Feasts of pad thai, spring rolls, tropical cocktails, and fresh seafood curries

$8 for $16 Worth of Contemporary Diner Cuisine at The Grandview Grill 

The Grandview Grill

Macalester - Groveland

$16 $8

Unique diner dishes such as pineapple upside-down cake pancakes and blackened-catfish sandwiches paired with fair-trade coffee

Pub Food and Drinks at Hoggsbreath Bar (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Hoggsbreath Bar

St Paul

$30 $16

Pub with a lobster vending machine also dishes out cuisine such as pizza and appetizers that are paired with domestic beer and cocktails

$27 for a 1-Year Membership, Plus $15 Credit Toward Purchases from Twin Cities Local Food ($55 Value)

Twin Cities Local Food

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

One-year membership gives users access to locally grown and produced, source-identified fruits, breads, vegetables and grass fed meats

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Zantigo ($24 Total Value)

Zantigo

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

Mexican restaurant home to the chilito, a blend of cheese and chili in a stretched-by-hand tortilla

$18 for Three Groupons, Good for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Taqueria Los Paisanos ($36 Total Value)

Taqueria Los Paisanos

Dayton's Bluff

$12 $6

More than 9-year-old taqueria uses generations-old family recipes to craft fajitas, tortas, tamales, and its specialty: tacos

Thai Cuisine and Drinks at Bangkok Cuisine (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Bangkok Cuisine

Summit - University

$20 $10

Juicy sliced steak, scallops, and chicken serve as counterpoints to veggies and tofu in stir-fried noodle and curry dishes

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $11 Worth of Deli Sandwiches at Acme Deli ($22 Value)

Acme Deli

Macalester - Groveland

$11 $5.50

Deli crafts sandwiches to go with a range of customizable or classic options such as roast beef and grilled cheese

Authentic Mexican Fare for Two or Four at Los Arcos (50% Off)

Los Arcos

West St. Paul

$25 $12.50

More than 90 traditional Mexican platters line up on expansive menu, including mole enchiladas & molcajetes served in hot rock bowls

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at La Cabana

La Cabana

Dayton's Bluff

$30 $15

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Tuck into hearty potions of ceviche, carne asada, and pescadas empanadas, followed by a cold Mexican beer

Chinese Dinner for Two or Four, or Chinese Food for Takeout at Cafe 99 (Up to 45% Off)

Cafe 99

Como Park

$20 $12

Authentic Chinese dishes such as chrysanthemum sole fillet in tomato sauce, Mandarin beef with golden garlic, and chong king spicy chicken

Diner Meal for Two or Four at Egg and I (Up to 54% Off)

Egg and I

Multiple Locations

$30.50 $14

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Dig into steak and eggs, sandwiches, burgers, and large stacks of buttermilk or multi-grain pancakes topped with seasonal berries

$5 for Asian and American Cuisine at Maiv's Egg Roll Basket ($10 Value)

Maiv's Egg Roll Basket

Saint Paul

$10 $5

Banh mi sandwiches, sweet and savory egg rolls, and many varieties of bubble tea

Mexican Food at Manana (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Manana Restaurant y Pupuseria

Dayton's Bluff

$22 $11

(27)

Traditional Mexican and Salvadorian dishes including pupusas, tamales, tacos, tortas, and sopes

Mexican and American Food for Breakfast or Lunch at Capital View Café & Catering (50% Off)

Capital View Café & Catering

Riverview

$20 $10

(98)

Friendly neighborhood café with excellent view of the capitol building serves homemade Mexican and American food for breakfast and lunch

$15 for $30 Worth of Beer Gear and Accessories at The Beer Dabbler Store

The Beer Dabbler Store

Saint Paul

$30 $15

This store dedicated to craft-beer culture stocks pint glasses, shirts, growler brewzies, and other beer gear from more than 100 breweries

$20 for Two Vouchers for Craft and Irish Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at The Dubliner Pub ($40 Value)

The Dubliner Pub

St. Paul

$20 $10

(27)

Pints of Guinness, Magners Cider, and Summit IPA poured alongside Jameson inside a traditional Irish pub with live music and dancing

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Regular-Size Bubble Tea, Smoothie, or Tea at XO Boba (Half Off)

XO Boba

Saint Paul

$4 $2

Green-apple and mango tea with flavored boba, chai tea, and smoothies served in a café with free WiFi

One, Two, or Three Custom-Labeled Bottles of Champagne, Merlot, or Chardonnay with Decorative Wooden Box from Select Vintage (Up to 55% Off)

Select Vintage

White Bear Lake

$72.95 $39

Customized wine labels feature unique words and pictures on bottles of Champagne or Wine ideal for gift-giving

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Chicken, Seafood, and Barbecue at Tinucci's ($40 Value)

Tinucci's

Newport

$20 $10

Restaurant with more than 55 years of history serves up chicken, seafood, barbecue, deli, and buffets

Mexican Food and Drinks at La Fonda De Los Lobos (47% Off). Two Options Available.

La Fonda De Los Lobos

Eagan

$30 $16

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Family-owned cantina specializes in New Mexican cuisine and margaritas

$22 for $42 Worth of Sushi and Hibachi Food at Osaka Sushi and Hibachi

Osaka Sushi and Hibachi - Maplewood and Coon Rapids Riverdale

Multiple Locations

$42 $22

Teppanyaki chefs entertain diners while cooking filet mignon and lobster; sushi chefs stuff rolls with shrimp tempura, eel, and mango

Modern American Cuisine for Two or Four at Gulden's Restaurant & Bar (50% Off)

Gulden's Restaurant & Bar

Maplewood

$30 $15

Tender sirloin steaks, slow-cooked hickory pork ribs, and a full menu of fresh seafood

$24 for $48 Worth of Wine, Beer, and Spirits from Merwin Liquors

Merwin Liquors

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Expansive liquor store features a craft beers, build-your-own six-packs, and whiskey gurus that find a drink to suit any palate

Two or Four Regular Sandwich Combos at Maverick's Real Roast Beef Restaurant (Up to 49% Off)

Maverick's Real Roast Beef Restaurant

Roseville

$25.56 $13

Roast beef, brisket, pulled pork, and other sandwiches are lovingly piled high before being served with a side and drink

Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Sarku Japan – St. Paul (Up to 45% Off)

Sarku Japan

Roseville

$20 $11

Made-to-order sushi, teriyaki, and tempura brimming with fresh seafood and vegetables

Food and Drinks at Quiznos Sandwich Restaurants (Up to 44% Off)

Quiznos Sandwich Restaurants

Woodbury

$16 $9

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven

Contemporary American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Lakes Tavern & Grill (Up to 43% Off)

Lakes Tavern & Grill

Maplewood - Oakdale

$50 $32

Cubano sandwiches, cranberry chipotle turkey burgers, build-your-own mac and cheese, and seafood bakes pair with tap beers or house wines

$11 for $20 Worth of Food and Drink Tickets at Taste Of Northeast on Saturday, September 27

Taste Of Northeast

St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral

$20 $11

Sample dumplings, cabbage rolls, kielbasa, blini, beer, and wine while celebrating the culture of Eastern Europe

Hibachi Meal for Two or Four or Sushi Meal for Two with Wine or Beer at Wasabi Fusion Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Wasabi Fusion Restaurant

Minneapolis

$64 $34

Chefs flip chicken, steak, shrimp, rice, and veggies on a hibachi grill; sushi meal includes rolls, nigiri, and sashimi alongside edamame

Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Dancing Ganesha (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Dancing Ganesha

Downtown West

$30 $16

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Contemporary Indian cuisine such as tandoor-oven specialties and South Indian dosa crepes served alongside beer, wine, and house cocktails

$54 for Bocce-Court Rental, Craft Beer, and Brewpub Pizzas for Up to Eight at Nomad World Pub ($110 Value)

Nomad World Pub

West Bank- Minneapolis

$110 $54

Enjoy beer and pizza when you rent a bocce court

Tuscan Cuisine, Neapolitan Pizza, and Drinks at Arezzo Ristorante (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Arezzo Ristorante

Fulton

$40 $20

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Award-winning pizzas baked to order in brick ovens and handmade pastas tossed with Italian cured meats served amid murals and marble arches

$30 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Hibachi Food at Sushi X ($60 Total Value)

Sushi X

Minneapolis

$30 $15

Eatery dishes out hibachi cuisine with proteins like chicken and scallops, speciality sushi rolls, tempura, and pork katsu

$22 for $40 Worth of Food and Drinks at Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

Loring Park

$40 $22

(98)

At tableside grills, chefs sizzle north atlantic salmon and filet mignon; sushi artists make more than 40 inventive rolls and sushi items

$16 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine and Drinks for Two or More at Kobe Restaurant

Kobe Restaurant

Plymouth

$30 $16

(46)

Chefs entertain guests at the hibachi grills or sushi bar as bartenders mix specialty cocktails or pour Japanese beers, wines, and sake

$8 for $16 Worth of Diner Food for Breakfast and Lunch at 50th Street Cafe

50th Street Cafe

50th Street Cafe

$16 $8

Classic diner serves organic, free-trade coffee alongside omelets, pancakes, bacon, and burgers

$20 for $40 Worth of Locally Sourced Cuisine at SIX15

The SIX15 Room

Downtown Minneapolis

$40 $20

(18)

Globally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, such as Mexican pizza topped with chorizo and caramelized onion sauce

Latin Fusion Cuisine at Cafe Ena (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Cafe Ena

Kingfield

$60 $39

(278)

Chef trained at three-star restaurant in Paris blends Latin American flavors with continental French flair

$12 for $20 Worth of Healthy and Organic Food for Dinner at Tao Natural and Organic Foods Cafe

Tao Natural and Organic Foods Cafe

Uptown Minneapolis

$20 $12

The chefs here reach for seasonal, nutritious ingredients as they plate up casual vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eats

Drinks and Small Food Plates at The Tangiers (50% Off)

The Tangiers

Minneapolis

$50 $25

Gourmet bistro-style fare includes flatbreads, small plates like tacos and a hummus platter, and inventive cocktails

Weekend Brunch for Two or Four, or $20 for $40 Worth of Lunch or Dinner at Devil's Advocate

Devil's Advocate

Downtown West

$42 $20

(119)

Duck and prosciutto on toast, biscuits and gravy, or toffee french toast for brunch; bacon burgers, falafel, and crab balls for lunch/dinner

Authentic Mexican Lunch or Dinner at El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante (50% Off)

El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant

Longfellow

$24 $12

(72)

Sturdy wooden tables prop up plate after plate of authentic, regional Mexican food under warm light of rustic lanterns

Sandwiches and Salads at The Simple Sandwich (Half Off). Two Options Available.

The Simple Sandwich

Downtown West

$12 $6

(8)

Custom salads, hot sandwiches, soups, and breakfast are made from a choice of five breads, six meats, and locally sourced ingredients

Pizza or Pasta & Drinks for 2 or $12 for 2 Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Lunch at Jakeeno's Pizza & Pasta

Jakeeno's Pizza & Pasta

Minneapolis

$12 $6

(35)

Cheesy pizzas topped with tomatoes, peppers, or pineapple or Italian-style pastas pair with glasses refreshing beer or robust wines

Latin Meal with an Appetizer and Drinks for Two or Four at Conga Latin Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

Conga Latin Bistro

Nicollet Island

$67.85 $32

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Eclectic Latin American food cha-chas its way to tables amid evocative wall murals and nightly salsa dancing

$26.50 for Neapolitan Pizza for Two with Wine or Beer, Valid Monday–Thurs, at Pizza Nea (Up to $43 Value)

Pizza Nea

Nicollet Island

$43 $26.50

Red or white Neapolitan-style pizzas baked in a stone-fired oven and served with craft beers or wine

Four-Course Lobster Bake for Two with Wine at Stella’s Fish Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Stella's Fish Cafe

Uptown

$179 $89

Enjoy lobster bisque and raspberry pear salad before cracking into whole Maine lobsters and slices of flourless raspberry chocolate torte

Pizza for Two or Four at Sammy Perrella's Pizza & Restaurant (50% Off)

Sammy Perrella's Pizza & Restaurant

Coon Rapids

$30 $15

Pizzeria with full bar serves pies such as the 5 Cheese Bianco with garlic and Italian herb butter sauce, or the bacon cheeseburger pizza

Pizzeria Cuisine for Delivery or Carryout at Parkway Pizza (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Parkway Pizza

PARKWAY NE

$20 $12

Eatery offers food such as hoagies, pasta, pizza, and apps like pesto garlic toast; valid for free delivery within 10 minutes from store

Brunch, Lunch, or Chef's Tasting Menu for Four at Signature Cafe (Up to 52% Off)

Signature Cafe

Signature Cafe

$25 $12

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Rotating menus feature farm-to-table cuisine such as beef stew, chicken a la king, and pumpkin ice cream

Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Kiku Bistro (50% Off)

Kiku Bistro

Uptown

$51.90 $26

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Pan-Asian entrees such as organic beef with orange peel and plum sauce or scallops with black bean sauce, paired with pours of house wine

Breakfast or Dinner for Two at Basil's Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Basil's Restaurant

Minneapolis

$130 $69

(163)

Chefs craft upscale American fare in a casual dining room located on the third floor of the Marquette Hotel

Burgers and American Pub Fare at eagleBOLTbar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

eagleBOLTbar

Downtown East

$24 $12

(16)

Gay pub and restaurant dishes out classic burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, and drinks in eclectic atmosphere

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Raku Sushi and Lounge

Raku Sushi and Lounge

Minneapolis

$30 $15

Upscale Asian-fusion cuisine in futuristically decorated restaurant

Buffet or Middle Eastern Food at Jerusalem’s Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Jerusalem's Restaurant

Minneapolis

$25 $12.50

Hand-rolled grape leaves, mixed shawarma, and curries served in a dining room decorated with draped fabrics and tapestries

Cuban-Style Cuisine at El Burrito Cubano (Half Off). Two Options Available.

El Burrito Cubano

El Burrito Cubano

$10 $5

Diners customize Cuban-style burritos and sandwiches with colorful add-ons such as pickles, jalapeños, and pico de gallo

Bowling and American Food and Drink at Park Tavern (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

$50 $29

Up to six people can enjoy an hour or bowling while munching on cuisine such as bacon-cheeseburger pizzas, chicken-dijon paninis, and salads

American Cuisine at Nicollet Island Inn Bar Restaurant and Hotel (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Nicollet Island Inn Bar Restaurant and Hotel

Nicollet Island

$60 $39

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Take in the romantic surroundings of an island in the middle of the mighty Mississippi while dining on such dishes as walleye

Pub Fare or Burgers and Beer for Four at Miller's Corner Bar and Grill (Up to 52% Off)

Miller's Corner Bar

Columbia Heights

$25 $13

Burgers made from third-pound patties pair with a glass of Blue Moon, Coors Light, or other draft beer

Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Mango Factory (50% Off)

Mango Factory

Minneapolis

$30 $16

Japanese food including shrimp tempura, beef teriyaki, and Zodiac-themed sushi rolls

$13 for $25 Worth of Italian Fare and Drinks at Sweet Taste of Italy in Brooklyn Park

Sweet Taste of Italy

Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove

$25 $13

(147)

Chefs create Italian favorites with American twist, from jumbo-sized pizzas to lasagna with hand-grated cheese & special red sauce

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Asian-Fusion Cuisine and Drinks at Chin Dian Café (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available

Chin Dian Cafe

Como

$20 $10

(74)

Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, and Malaysian flavors combine in chicken with dried chilies and shrimp with rice noodles

Specialty Pizza and Drinks for Two or Four at W XYZ Bar at Aloft Minneapolis (50% Off)

W XYZ Bar at Aloft Minneapolis

Aloft Hotel

$40 $20

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Bartenders spin out creative cocktails made with house-infused liquors to pair with a crab cake salad or a gourmet pizza

Pub Cuisine for Two or Four at Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill (50% Off)

Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill

Fridley

$30 $16

(6)

Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pasta & steak served at a Sports bar with 43 pool tables, weekly entertainment featuring Bands, Djs & karaoke

Carry-Out Italian Meals or Catering for 25 from Boss' Pizza and Chicken (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

Boss' Pizza and Chicken - Minneapolis

Minneapolis

$17.50 $10

Creative pizzas, with toppings such as shrimp and Alfredo sauce or eggs and sausage, complement meatball-studded spaghetti and other pastas

$10 for $20 Worth of Café Beverages and Snacks at Defiant Tattoo and Caffeine Bar

Defiant Tattoo and Caffeine Bar

Minneapolis

$20 $10

(9)

Coffee shop attached to a tattoo parlor serves fair-trade, locally roasted B+W Specialty Coffee drinks, baked treats, and pizza from Heggies

$10 for $20 Worth of Ecuadorian and Colombian Cuisine at La Colonia Restaurant

La Colonia Restaurant

Windom Park

$20 $10

(15)

Regional South American specialties such as goat stew with fried sweet plantains, arroz con pollo, and pan-fried rainbow trout

Breads, Pastries, and Organic Juices at Solomon's Bakery (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Solomon's Bakery

Minneapolis

$30 $15

(9)

European–style croissants, sweet-potato tarts, dinner rolls, and made-to-order organic juices

$18 for 2 Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Deli, Grocery Items at Local D’Lish ($30 Total Value)

Local D’Lish

Minneapolis

$15 $9

The family behind this local produce-based shop helps connect people to their products, listing their origins or bringing in farmers

Russian Cuisine at Hammer and Sickle (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Hammer and Sickle

Uptown

$40 $22

(24)

Old-country cuisine includes flights of caviar, bowls of borscht, pierogi, russian barbecue, and cabbage rolls

12 Assorted Muffins, or $15 for $30 Worth of Baked Goods at Little Pete's Bakery & Cafe (50% Off)

Little Pete's Bakery & Cafe

Edina

$24 $12

Bakers bring 4-oz. muffins to golden brown fruition in the oven, as well as bake up an assortment of pastries, cakes, and other sweet goods

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For the last two decades, the chefs at The Grandview Grill have been adding their own touch to classic diner fare. They’ve spiced up breakfast staples to mimic the flavors of other popular dishes, creating options such as pineapple-upside-down-cake pancakes, topped with a dollop of vanilla crème and cinnamon butter, and the caprese benedict piled with tomato and fresh mozzarella and smothered in a basil-pesto hollandaise. As the clock moves toward the lunch hour, chefs begin creating sandwiches with the same level of inventiveness, filling grilled-cheese sandwiches with three styles of cheese and topping veggie burgers with garden ingredients. Like any good diner, The Grandview Grill crowns meals with shakes, malts, and ice-cream sundaes blended with candy, fruit, and cookies. When it comes to environmental responsibility, however, the diner shuns tradition: it only serves coffee that’s organic, fair trade, and flown directly from Brazil, and it strives to recycle as many of its materials as possible.

1818 Grand Ave
Saint Paul,
MN
US

Property Location
Located in Roseville, Radisson Hotel Roseville is close to National American University - Roseville and University of Minnesota-St. Paul. This hotel is within close proximity of Minnesota State Fairgrounds and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 255 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your room comes with a Select Comfort bed. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities.

2540 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville,
MN
US

The aroma of simmering lamb and curried vegetables wafts from Flamingo Restaurant’s kitchen, where owners Shegitu Kebede and Frewoini Haile ladle hearty meat stews onto spongy disks of injera. The duo’s traditional East African cuisine has been lauded by the Star Tribune as “flavorful and lovingly prepared.”

But Ms. Kebede’s and Ms. Haile’s passion for African cuisine is not the only bond they share: both women embarked on a dangerous escape from their respective war-ravaged countries, Ethiopia and Eritrea. As reported by MPR News, the refugees fled Africa on foot, alone, dodging rebels and government armies en route to freedom.

Once in the United States, Ms. Kebede and Ms. Haile joined forces to rebuild their lives and preserve their cultural identities. The result is Flamingo Restaurant. There, traditional African art adorns the walls, and imported African spices flavor the owners’ family recipes. Both women are always on hand to greet guests with a smile or conduct a tableside primer on their favorite dishes. Says Kebede, "We want people to see that, even though your countries fight [for] over 35 years, you can still be friends."

490 Syndicate St N
Saint Paul,
MN
US

After immigrating to the United States at age 20, Greece native Dino Adamidis cut his teeth in the restaurant industry as an employee at his sister’s steakhouse. He enjoyed the work, but still aspired to own his own business, a dream he carried with him from Greece. In 1982, he and his wife Vona decided to pursue that dream by opening a small white and blue stand at a local art fair where they sold gyros to spectators, often cinching a sale with free meat samples, saying, “We knew if the people would try it they would love it.” Love it they did, but it wasn’t until 1986—four years and several food stands down the road—that the couple opened the first freestanding Dino’s Gyros with only eight booths and a single particle accelerator.

Today, Dino’s is run by the two oldest children and serves quick Greek and Mediterranean cuisine from six locations. The menu still highlights the classic gyro, often with innovative twists, such as the Greek Philly, a gyro-meat mound sautéed with onions, green peppers, and swiss cheese. Catering services offer the same delicious fare as box lunches, family-style buffets, or busts carved from gyro meat.

1700 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul,
MN
US

Chocolat Celeste owner and artisanal chocolatier Mary Leonard crafts handmade chocolates using ingredients sourced from local farms and first-cut cacao imported from Europe. From extensive training with master chocolate makers under her belt, Mary expertly crafts collections such as the beer-pairing collection, which infuses chocolates with complex beers from craft brewer Rush River Brewing Company. The Pan Asian collection’s flavors—such as jasmine crème and Asian pair pecan—are inspired by the Far East, and Celeste Bichon Frise bonbons thrill dog lovers with Michel Cluizel ganache centers and decorative pics of the pups.

Each preservative-free bite-size sweet comes nestled in shiny foil, and several are decorated with geometric graphs and swirls. Customers can also personalize their sweets with corporate logos, colorful designs, or phrases such as “Happy Birthday” or “Please Do Not Disturb."

652 Transfer Rd
Saint Paul,
MN
US

Since 1986, 7th Street Tavern, formerly known as Champps Americana, has served up burgers and classic American dishes, satiating sports fans and families with a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Amid the sunlit dining room, diners at wooden tabletops have views of 25 TVs broadcasting sports games, competing with a cluster of arcade games for eyes' attention. Chefs cater to taste buds by plumping up pastas with chicken, shrimp, and vegetables and piling rolls with beef patties, barbecued pulled pork, and spicy buffalo chicken. Behind the bar, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails and margaritas and fill goblets with an expansive selection of draft beers and wine. The bar and grill draws guests with regular specials and events throughout the week, including daily happy hours, Thursday-night trivia, and Sunday brunch. Every Tuesday, the restaurant serves up free meals to children, as a magician saunters table to table, entertaining kids with tricks and balloon art, crafting replacement siblings on request.

2401 7th St W
Saint Paul,
MN
US