BEST RESTAURANT FOR A POWER LUNCH (1999)
St. Paul is a government town, and this is a favorite spot for pols to talk turkey over some of the best steak and seafood in town. But you'll also find execs from the St. Paul Companies, Ecolab, and Minnesota Mutual huddled here, pondering cash flow and merger options. The grill offers lots of dark wood, booths you can disappear into, and the greatest-looking bar in the Twin Cities--hooch stacked to the ceiling. If you're lucky, you'll get a table by the window so you can gaze out at the lights of Rice Park as you close the deal.