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
I have visited this restaurant twice in ...
I have visited this restaurant twice in the past several months, my first time there I ordered a fish entree which was wonderful but the portion was very small for the price. This time I ordered a pork chop entree that came with black eyed peas and rice, once again it was wonderful and a little more filling than the fish entree but again I felt the portion could have been larger (at many restaurants when you order the pork chop you get two of them). My friend always eats the half-chicken and loves it. Drinks were reasonably priced and they have some cute small portion desserts that are fabulous. Our server was nice and not obtrusive.
Fantastic food, Cannot overstate how goo ...
Fantastic food, Cannot overstate how good the food is. The staff is very attentive and pleasant. Down side is that it is dark in there, like so dark it is hard to read the menu. Walls are brick and ambient noise grows with the number of diners.
I dined at WA Frost on a Saturday aftern ...
I dined at WA Frost on a Saturday afternoon with my daughters. We were there to celebrate my mother who had pass away in August. We had a lovely time together. When we got there, there were a lot of people in the restaurant, but it wasn't too noisy. As time went by, there were less people and that was really nice. I had excellent service, the decor was splendid and the food was great. Thank you for great service and food!
As an Easterner, I could be critical. Bu ...
As an Easterner, I could be critical. But, the place has charm. It grows on you. The wait staff at first seemed distant. But this is the midwest as I am learning, there is no sense of urgency here. So at the end of the night, its more than OK. It was a delightful evening.
I have to admit, I'm a little biased bec ...
I have to admit, I'm a little biased because we had our wedding dinner at W.A. Frost, so each visit brings back a little nostalgia. But, if you're feeling nostalgic, there's no better place than W.A. Frost. My wife is vegetarian so she had the vegetarian tasting menu. I, of course, sampled each course and it was amazingly good even to this meat-eater. The food was excellent and there is simply no more romantic restaurant in town. It's just our go-to place for special occasions.
My wife and I dined here to celebrate he ...
My wife and I dined here to celebrate her birthday. We both had the tasting menu. The food selection paired with wine was outstanding. The beef course was a large serving - tasted great but too much food. Desert was excellent topped off with good service.
I had arrived ahead of a friend and chos ...
I had arrived ahead of a friend and chose to be seated. The waitress came over and asked if I would like something to drink. I asked the difference between the Cabernet and the Pinot Noir of which she kindly explained, as I was looking for a red that was not very heavy. Then I asked what the soup of the day was as well as the size of the smaller plates. It had been a long time since I had eaten there and was trying to gauge the food portions. She projected a "put-off" attitude as if I was wasting her time. She brought the wine over. When my friend arrived her entire attitude suddenly changed to: "I'm more than happy to answer any questions, I'm totally at your service"--super friendly and courteous. The meal was wonderful and the subsequent service very good. But, the initial greeting to me by myself was off-putting and puzzling.
Went for our 30th anniversary; a wonderf ...
Went for our 30th anniversary; a wonderful choice. A historic building in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood that is beautiful. The food was delicious as usual and the service staff set a leisurely pace so we were able to linger over each course as we liked. We enjoyed the Scottish ocean trout with sticky rice and spicy veg as well as the earthy, rich duck breast with white bean succotash. The room was a little louder than we would've liked but I forgot to ask for a quiet corner when I made the reservation. Next time.
We had a difficult time deciding what to ...
We had a difficult time deciding what to order. The items are a little different, check out their online menu. We were very happy with our selections, the food was excellent. My husband had the Bistro Steak and BLT Salad. I had the Duck and the Chili soup. We are from out of state, but we always make a reservation when going to St. Paul.
A real gem situated in a historic area o ...
A real gem situated in a historic area of St. Paul. The patio is fabulous in the summertime and the dining room is also delightful and the service is always five star. Easy parking in their own lot behind the restaurant. I would totally recommend W A Frost.
This was our second try. Good food. Lous ...
This was our second try.
0 for 2 on service.
First time we waited over 2 hours after we ordered.
This time it was about 40 mins from order to food but the wait staff never topped off water or the bread basket.
Once the food came it was good but, again, water and another drink would have been good.
Sad - wanted it to be better.
Beautiful place and a great patio - why can't they get the service right?
A favorite dining place for special occa ...
A favorite dining place for special occasions and getting together with friends. Historic ambience and cozy atmosphere is an ideal backdrop for good conversation. Service is always excellent with wait staff who are knowledgeable and attentive. Good wines to pair with interesting menu selections. A little expensive, though.
I had not been to this restaurant in a l ...
I had not been to this restaurant in a long time and I was pleasantly surprised. I met a friend for dinner and it was quiet so we could have a regular conversation. Our waiter was fantastic! He made the meal so much more enjoyable. I had a great steak and vegetables that was amazing. I definitely can't wait to go back again with my husband!
Great outdoor patio!! Food was good, al ...
Great outdoor patio!! Food was good, although the pulled pork sandwich could have been a whole lot warmer!!! It was just warm, not hot like it should have been. Tasted great, though!! Service was just average---not the friendliest we have experienced!!!
We will come back when we are in the area!!
We live in NYC and were in Minneapolis f ...
We live in NYC and were in Minneapolis for two days - en route to Wisconsin. It was my birthday on the 29th and friends recommended driving to St. Paul to WA Frost. We were surely not disappointed. We loved the decor - and our waiter (Andrew) was extremely knowledgable about the restaurants history and about much of the art on display. I was happy to learn from him. We were in the restaurant industry for many years in NYC and are often quite critical. We have no issues with our visit to WA Frost and sang its praises for many days after to everyone we met. Thank you.
Service wasn't great (took 10+ minutes t ...
Service wasn't great (took 10+ minutes to put in a drink order on a Thursday evening), but food was great, ambiance was really nice. Definitely recommend going when the weather is nice and sitting outside by the fire.
My husband and I went here to celebrate ...
My husband and I went here to celebrate our one year anniversary. The ambiance was great and our server was courteous and attentive. The entree was a bit on the salty side so that's why I gave the food a four but still good.
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!
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