About WA Frost & Company
This is a favorite Saint Paul dining destination since 1975. The Restaurant is housed in the turn-of-the-century Dacotah Building which lies in the heart of the historic Cathedral Hill District. W. A. Frost has incomparable ambiance and rare old world character. It boasts several grand wood-burning fireplaces, a charming old bar and the European-style garden patio and garden bar and lounge.
The new American cuisine at W. A. Frost is derived from an eclectic mix of ingredients meticulously sourced, with a very strong emphasis on local small farmers that use organic and sustainable practices. Minnesota's best wine list, best outdoor dining in the Twin Cities and the most romantic restaurant are just a few awards received.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 1:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:30am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Two Parking Lots plus neighborhood street parking. Valet service option during winter months.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining available. Please visit our website for detailed information.
Private Party Contact:
Talon Zasada: 651-224-0525x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
WA Frost & Company Ratings and Reviews
WA Frost continues to impress We went to ...
WA Frost continues to impress
We went to WA Frost for a small birthday dinner. The food was excellent and the ambience comfortable and elegant. I was especially surprised and pleased by the side of Orzo salad. I expected a Mediterranean style savory salad with feta cheese and olives. The actual dish is sweet with dates and greens along with the orzo. Unexpected but very welcome.
A thrill. Did not know what to expect, s ...
A thrill. Did not know what to expect, so happy we gave it a chance. Somewhat out of the way, although not really.; in St Paul. We had two champagne flights, a whiskey flight, two appetizers and two entrees. We enjoyed the tuna special appetizer, charcuterie, a vegetarian option & cod. Fantastic. Service and ambiance were splendid. We will definitely come back.
My boyfriend and I came to Minnesota for ...
My boyfriend and I came to Minnesota for a Vikings game for the first time. Beforehand I had researched restaurants and stumbled upon WA Frost. Everything was fantastic but the ambiance is like no other. It is so neat, there is nothing like it. I recommend everyone checks it out!
The ambience out in the patio was great, ...
The ambience out in the patio was great, food was great, but service sloppy. There was broken glass under our table, which was scary because we had with us our baby who is just beginning to crawl. Then one of our vegetarian friends got chicken pasta served to him. For which they later apologized and replaced with vegetarian pasta, but he had to wait and watch us eat while the stuff that he had ordered was sitting elsewhere, cold and lonely!
I'd recommend this place to my friends, but always with a footnote about their service.
Whether you're a local or just passing t ...
Whether you're a local or just passing through the area, you must go to W.A. Frost. We highly recommend it - it's one of our absolute favorites! Do yourself a favor and order the soup, even in the summer time. We've never been disappointed no matter what the soup has been. The service is always spectacular - W.A. Frost does a great job of making you feel comfortable and appreciated as a customer. Can't say enough good about this St. Paul favorite!
We reserved a table for 12 for our book ...
We reserved a table for 12 for our book club on Tuesday night. We ended up with only 8 people and it was perfect. The wait staff was phenomenal! We split two bottles of wine and had dinner. Couldn't ask for a better experience.
I come here every year with my friend fo ...
I come here every year with my friend for our annual birthday lunch. We love the ambiance and quiet atmosphere of the patio which has trees growing right in the middle of it. It is always quiet enough for conversation and great for people watching. The food is always very good and of high quality. T We came at 12:30 and didn't leave till almost 3. It was a good time.
My friend and I decided to enjoy an even ...
My friend and I decided to enjoy an evening meal at a restaurant with outdoor dining and chose W A Frost because we enjoy the food and the ambience. I chose the trout and was very pleasantly surprised. It was extraordinarily delicious.
We loved everything but the food, with t ...
We loved everything but the food, with the exception of the cheese plate; tasty choices & beautifully presented. Two of us had the pasta which was overly salted. Love garlic, but it overwhelmed the dish. The smoked chicken salad was good, not great . We thought some changes to the menu might be in order-lightening up some of the options for summer, especially.
We went to WA Frost for brunch. We like ...
We went to WA Frost for brunch. We like the place and go once or twice a year, usually for a nice romantic dinner out. On this occasion we were there with our son and his significant other who were visiting from California. My only complaints were with the waiter. He was not very prompt, totally forgot cream for my coffee even after I reminded him. He was aloof, and decided to "test us" by using the word "snit" for what we call a beer chaser with bloody Mary's. When my son's girlfriend, who is from Illinois and lives in LA did not understand what he was talking about, he said "you must be from out of town!", but not in a friendly nice way. My son and I both ordered the steak and eggs, and were asked how we want our eggs done. We both said over-easy. The plates came with scrambled eggs and we got a half-apology and were almost done with our meal when the over easy eggs were delivered. Not only that, but mine were over-medium. My son noticed that on the menu the entree said "with scrambled eggs". Why did he ask us how we wanted our eggs done? No wonder the order was wrong. All in all a C+ rating on what should have been a solid A. Disappointed, but we will likely be back at some point. If we have another experience like this, we may be done. Hopefully we hit them on an off day.
As a place to celebrate our anniversary ...
As a place to celebrate our anniversary with friends, we found Frost's to be perfect. The noise level made conversation easy, the ambiance romantic, and the food and wine exceptional. The menu choices were creative allowing everyone options that fit their needs.
I have in the past always had good exper ...
I have in the past always had good experiences at WA Frost and in general would recommend them, but I had a very disappointing evening on my most recent visit. A menu item was unavailable, and instead of asking about a substitution the staff made a choice to bring something else instead. My main entree (lamb shank) was cold - not simply 'not hot' as though it had cooled down from when it was plated, but cold as though it had been cooked previously and should have been re-heated but was not. It was significantly colder than the plate or the vegetables plated with it. It did taste good, just would have been much better warm. Our waitress was difficult to find when we needed her - not sure if she was spread too thin over her territory or just inattentive. Silverware was not brought out prior to the entrees being served. We saw bread baskets being brought to other tables but not ours, causing us to wonder why we were not offered bread. Overall the evening that should have been a great night out made me feel like the establishment did not respect nor appreciate my business.
WE had brunch to celebrate a birthday. W ...
WE had brunch to celebrate a birthday. We got right in but disappointed there was no outside dining even though there were many empty tables. We were wondering if that was because of Open Table, but no one confirmed that.
I thought the food was delicious, especially the sauce on the eggs benedict. I thought it was a bit skimpy--my omelette was just OK, potatoes on the side with tasty spices. But omelette and potatoes, that's it. No fruit or extra, it was gluten free, I get that, but some fruit would have been nice.
Doesn't keep me from coming back as I do like it there.
Excellent food and ambiance. We ate here ...
Excellent food and ambiance. We ate here just to get together for dinner, but it would make a really great restaurant for any special occasion. Server was fantastic. We ate indoors, but there is an exceptionally nice outdoor dining area.
I made a reservation through Open Table ...
I made a reservation through Open Table for 6:45 PM. The weather looked nice for the evening planned so I called that morning and asked that the reservation be switched to the patio area. I was told this could be done. My daughter arrived at the restaurant first and was told the reservation was inside. I insisted that I had called and was told they had no record of the call so nothing could be done.
I was very upset and it ruined the evening for me. It was my husband's birthday and all my children were together so that was nice, but the atmosphere was not what I intended.
My appetite was ruined and I was very disappointed.
There was no apology or explanation for the mixup and no offer of a dessert or any other remuneration for the mistake.
I would not suggest returning to W.A. Frost when there are so many other wonderful choices.
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