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
Went for my wife's birthday. She wanted ...
Went for my wife's birthday. She wanted a place that was cozy and had a fireplace, and this place was perfect! The food was absolutely wonderful - flavorful and of a very high quality. I had a wassail bowl as a cocktail and it was perfect for the season. There is a basement lounge that is intimate and comforting, and the overall feeling was quiet and pleasant. They don't rush you - in fact, they encourage you to take your time. Great for conversation and enjoying company. The service is great - the staff is attentive, helpful, and very friendly. I would go there every day if I could. So few places like this.
WA Frost & Company is an absolutely ama ...
WA Frost & Company is an absolutely amazing location for brunch, lunch or dinner during the holiday season. The environment is decorated so cozy and beautifully. The Basement is perfect for happy hours with friends. Love this spot!
This place is a must during December whe ...
This place is a must during December when they have the Christmas decorations up. It's so cozy and romantic, especially where we sat next to the fireplace. You have to try the seasonal "Wassail Bowl" cocktail. It smells like warm spiced cider, but has brandy and Cointreau in it--delicious! The gouda cheese grits and pan fried half-chicken were amazing. The service was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. My husband and I had a wonderful dinner, and it was a lovely way to celebrate my birthday. Thank you W.A. Frost!
Second time at Frost. Service first tim ...
Second time at Frost. Service first time started out poor but recovered. Second time it was a disaster. Server was inattentive. Maybe had too many tables. But it took way to long to get drinks, food. The food is great as is the atmosphere. But service stinks.
From the moment we walked in I was in aw ...
From the moment we walked in I was in awe. The smell of firewood burning, the historic building and the unique artwork is worth the trip itself. The service was amazing, French press coffee and our meal was delicious. Can't wait to go back.
Great restaurant. A beautiful place to d ...
Great restaurant. A beautiful place to dine, especially for romantic and special occasions. The food was fabulous as was our service. It's definitely quite pricey but worth it in my opinion. The restaurant is truly something to experience.
Delicious food, wonderful service, amazi ...
Delicious food, wonderful service, amazing ambiance, perfect setting for a luxurious date night. We enjoyed the Korean BBQ wings to start, wild acres duck and half chicken for entrees, and flour less chocolate torte for dessert. The service was high end, very attentive, never obtrusive, and smooth. The food was truly top notch with excellent presentation. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this decadent experience. Hope to return soon!
Parking was not bad at all. I recommend ...
Parking was not bad at all. I recommend online reservation as it was great to walk in and have our table ready. We went for brunch after church and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere overall. Took a walk around the neighborhood afterwards on a beautiful Nov 7th day which felt like Oct fall day(:
We are huge fans of WA Frost and had the ...
We are huge fans of WA Frost and had the wonderful opportunity to bring out of town guest to the patio for a lovely lunch in that special ambiance. It was a gorgeous fall day, the service was just right, the food delicious and we felt as if we were having a special dining experience in a lovely space. /tgat was is how we always feel when dining at WAFrost.
Scott and Ginny B.
A lovely and delicious respite on a gloo ...
A lovely and delicious respite on a gloomy fall evening. The meal and the ambiance were first rate. I especially appreciated the ability to hear the conversation at the table. Many restaurants are noisy which greatly interferes w/the dining pleasure.
If you don't mind the difficult parking, ...
If you don't mind the difficult parking, WAFrost would be the perfect restaurant for that occasional meal out when you're looking for something a little better, a little nicer, and a little more attention to your preferences.
Food was great. I had the half-chicken a ...
Food was great. I had the half-chicken and surprised at the spiciness of it. I still thought it was terrific but the menu really isn't clear on that aspect. great ambiance, great wine, lovely lamps and great artwork.
I was delighted to get a reservation sam ...
I was delighted to get a reservation same day. Food and service were both excellent. I was having dinner with friends from New York that I hadn't seen for ten years. We felt we had occupied a table longer than we should have, but it wasn't staff that made us feel that way. Thanks for a great evening!
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.
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