Ward 6 appeals to the senses

East St. Paul neighborhood pub boasts surprising food and solid cocktails

Breakfast is served daily, and Ward 6 does brunch until 2 p.m. on weekends, which includes savory bread pudding, eggs Benedict featuring the reprise of the harissa hollandaise, and a buttery, fruit-topped Dutch baby, which is eggy and airy like a popover but substantial like a skillet pancake. As I mentioned before, the bloody is a must-try if you like horseradish, but if you're inclined to something a little sweeter along with your breakfast meats, try the Ramos gin fizz, a beverage of egg white and sour citrus that drinks a bit like a more effervescent, alcoholic Orange Julius.

As is, Ward 6, with its rich history, unfussy food, unexpected charcuterie, and smartly mixed cocktails, is a most welcome addition to the neighborhood. With a few small tweaks, it could be a very good reason for anyone, area resident or otherwise, to visit this part of town. "The east metro seems to be lacking in places that have a good beer list — and ours runs the gamut, everything from Hamm's to Lucid to 3rd Street — and a varied wine list, and really good cocktails, plus high-quality food," says Foster. "I think this area has been underserved in general." If bricks-and-mortar locations of excellent food trucks and unassuming neighborhood pubs that serve solid food and drink are our local restaurant trends of 2013, then this will indeed be a happy new year.

Owners Eric Foster (left) and Bob Parker (right), behind the bar at Ward 6
E. Katie Holm
Owners Eric Foster (left) and Bob Parker (right), behind the bar at Ward 6

Location Info

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Ward 6

858 Payne Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55130

Category: Restaurant > Bar Food

Region: Phalen

Details

Appetizers $3-$13; entrees $8-$15

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