About WA Frost & Company
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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) 224-0525
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, 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
Beautiful in winter with all the holiday ...
Beautiful in winter with all the holiday decor still up.
My daughter felt like she was in Europe. We will definitely stop back in the summer to check out the patio. The tasting menu was the perfect amount of food and a good opportunity to try out some new wines with the pairings. Kid friendly options like burgers, charcuterie, cheese, salad and desserts. Great service! Thanks for a great evening!
The menu had many nice choices. We espe ...
The menu had many nice choices. We especially enjoyed the option to order micro entrees. Everything was well seasoned and tasty. We liked what we ordered and agreed the food was consistently good. And the setting is lovely.
It was a Saturday night and we had a reservation. Our server took our drink order and then did not return to our table for at least 15-20 minutes. We checked with the host to make sure our server had not forgotten us or had some other problem. Ten minutes later she brought our drinks, without an apology or explanation, and clearly angry because we checked with the host. The rest of the evening she was abrupt and not particularly cordial.
We would return for the food and the ambiance. Our server was out of line, but the rest of the wait staff was great.
Although parking proved difficult, the v ...
Although parking proved difficult, the valet service was quick and inexpensive ($7). The hostest promptly brought my wife and I to a quiet corner table near the fireplace. Great atmosphere, attentive staff, and delicious food. Came on the recommendation (and gift) of a colleague and is somewhere we will return for special occasions.
This is a very nice restaurant. The staf ...
This is a very nice restaurant. The staff was efficient and friendly. I also enjoyed the atmosphere. Love the Christmas decorations as well. The tree with the pearls are nice. I think I'll make this a yearly event to visit the restaurant at Christmas time. I also like the selection of beers and drinks.
We had a reservation and they seated us ...
We had a reservation and they seated us right away. The decorations, paintings and a large authentic fireplace in the middle, give this cool, classic homestyle feel. We had a jerk chicken curry sandwich with a goat cheese salad and squash soup, and everything was delicious. Smaller (reasonable) portion sizes were great and there's some affordable option. The servers were all friendly and super attentive. My new favorite if I'm looking for high class food.
My husband and I met two old friends her ...
My husband and I met two old friends here and it was a great choice! The service was great and it was quiet enough for us to hear each other and catch up. The food was very good and we especially liked the smaller plate options.
Went in for Sunday brunch. Croque Madam ...
Went in for Sunday brunch. Croque Madam had cold mornay sauce, chilled the entire dish. Bread underneath it felt like last night's bread. Quite difficult to eat with a normal knife. Husband got the omelette of the day - translation - last nights's leftovers as filling. My husband and I both have restaurant backgrounds in both front and back of the house, this experience was disappointing. And how do you not have biscuits for biscuits and gravy? It had been several years since our last visit to Frost. If we go back again, it will be for drinks only, those were on point.
Frosts is a very cozy, comfortable place ...
Frosts is a very cozy, comfortable place to dine. The food is always good but this last visit it was exceptional. As vegetarians we were happy to find two vegetarian choices on the menu which is wonderful. We can now go back more then once in a season and try something different.
W.A. Frost is a treasure. On cold winter ...
W.A. Frost is a treasure. On cold winter days, I love the indoor ambiance: cozy and quiet and elegant with a European feel. On warm summer days, I love the outdoor patio that fools patrons into thinking they are in a backyard country estate, not in the busy city of St. Paul! The fare is fresh, delicious, and affordable. If you haven't yet tried this restaurant, all I can say is "What are you waiting for?"
Service was very slow. After waiting ab ...
Service was very slow. After waiting about 15 minutes for our first round of drinks, had to ask the manager to find our server. When the drinks did arrive, the order was wrong. My pork chop was too heavily seasoned and dried out. Our server was mildly surly and somewhat impatient with our questions
Very, very slow service. Ordered the ta ...
Very, very slow service. Ordered the tasting menu, but it took 2.5 hours to finish with a 30 minute gap between the last two courses. Waiter didn't explain the courses or wine pairings-- just plopped the new dish and wine down before taking the old. Cod was fresh and done well but salty. Bistro steak was solid and perfectly charred. Wine pairings were heavy and trying too hard.
This was an aberrant visit, but it was a very disappointing evening indeed. Tonight's food and service weren't fitting Frost's reputation, my previous experiences, or the tone of the place.
I've had the pork chop a few times before, and it's delightful.
WA Frost never fails to please. We cele ...
WA Frost never fails to please. We celebrated our 10th anniversary, the meal was exquisite and the service impeccable. The restaurant was nicely decorated for the holidays, and we had a great time. Parking is a bit tight, and reservations are highly recommended.
Overall a great place. Dining area is d ...
Overall a great place. Dining area is divided into several rooms which helps keep overall noise down. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Wife and I went for a 19th anniversary celebration. A madrigal choir sang which was peaceful and enjoyable. Food was good for the value. Our appetizer was forgotten, but we didn't miss it by the end of our meal and were not charged for it. Will dine there again.
We have always wanted to dine here and n ...
We have always wanted to dine here and now that we have moved back to the area after being in Arkansas for several years we were able to dine here for our anniversary. We were seated next to the window (a bit cold) but the atmosphere was beautiful. Our server appeared to be very new and not as attentive as he could have been. We did have excellent assistance picking a wine though from I believe the manager. There was nothing special for our anniversary except well wishes from our server when we left. The food was good.
First of all the atmosphere is absolutel ...
First of all the atmosphere is absolutely charming and lovely and the menu always offers delicious variety and that includes their dinner and drink menu. it's a perfect atmosphere for a cozy intimate small party or date with a wide variety of intimate spaces available inside and a fantastic patio during the spring and summer months. I always love coming here year-round!
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