Forepaugh's Restaurant

276 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Best Of
Forepaugh's Restaurant +



  • Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm
  • $$$
  • Banquet Facilities, Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
This elegant Victorian mansion, long known for its classic French fare, was starting to feel a bit stuffy before it was purchased by corporate food-service guru Bruce Taher, who also owns the Wayzata and Nordeast Eateries. Chef Donald Gonzales, formerly of Chambers Kitchen, has modernized and globalized the seasonally changing menu, which features an updated (and even more delicious) version of Forepaugh's famed beef Wellington, and he has included everything from Thai curry to an elegant take on the Canadaian bar snack poutine. Your selection from the wine list will be delivered from the new glass-encased wine cellar tucked into the limestone-walled basement. Despite all the remakes and renovations, one thing hasn't changed: The place is still supposedly inhabited by a ghost named Molly, the alleged lover of the mansion's original owner, Joseph Forepaugh, who hung herself from a chandelier.

Related Stories (4)

  • Poutine roundup: from classic to 'obscene'
    4 years ago by Emily Weiss

    Admittedly, we're not exactly on par with Canada when it comes to the availability of poutine. In fact in Quebec, where the dish is said to have originated, you can order a side of the cheese-curd and gravy-covered fries at any McDo...

  • Forepaugh's: Happy hour of the week
    4 years ago by Michelle Leon

    Forepaugh's276 Exchange Street, St. Paul651.224.5606website Daily: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.Sunday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.  $3-$7 appetizer menu $3 tap beer $4 house wine $4 rail drinks $6 drink of the dayVenue: It wasn't like ...

  • Forepaugh's gets tres sexy menu makeover
    7 years ago by Rachel Hutton

    For years, Forepaugh's restaurant, located in a Victorian mansion near downtown St. Paul, felt like an elegant shut-in who was quite a gal in bygone days. Her couture was frilly wallpaper and molded ceilings. Her fare was classic Fr...

  • An Engaging Place to Spend Eternity
    19 years ago by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

    Forepaugh's of St. Paul offers excellent versions of Country Club Continental as well as an opportunity to meet their friendly resident ghost.


View All

More American Restaurants in St. Paul (Downtown)

View All

More American Restaurants in Minneapolis & St. Paul


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >