W.A. Frost & Company, St. Paul, MN – an anniversary restaurant review

It’s been a few years since we celebrated our anniversary at W.A. Frost.  It’s always a great experience so we decided to go back again this year.  It was a fabulous experience!  Come with me while I walk through our evening last night.

We always like to start the evening in the bar adjacent to the restaurant.  It’s full of character and the bartenders are great. We started with gin gimlets.  We ordered the Steamed Blue Mussels which are described thusly: coconut-green curry broth, cilantro, celery, Fresno chilies, grilled sourdough. They were excellent!  And hubby had their trio of Pacific Coast Oysters and enjoyed them.

We then took our seats by the fireplace.  I always love to sit by the fireplace.  While it was a relatively warm winter day here in the twin cities, it’s always nice to sit by a warm fire.  Here are two views from our table, one with the fire, one without:

Hubby decided that he really wanted the Chef’s Featured Charcuterie as he liked the way the bartender described it.  It was head cheese accompanied by veggies and some secret sauce that he really enjoyed.  He loved it!! Me, not so much.

As most fine restaurants do, W.A. Frost has their menu on the web and I had already decided that I was going to have their duck.  But just days before the menu had changed and the duck was no longer an option.  But I know their quality is always great so I kept an open mind and decided on the Truffle and Goat Cheese Risotto which is described: “beet marmalade, sunflower sprouts, pistachios, saba” and it was wonderful!  I also had their Roasted Mushrooms on the side which were also delicious.  Hubby had the Braised Pork Cheeks:  “celery root purée, sauteed rapini, curry-apple relish”.  He looked like he was in heaven it was so delicious.

Truffle and Goat Cheese Risotto

Truffle and Goat Cheese Risotto

Braised Pork Cheeks

Braised Pork Cheeks

It was another fabulous anniversary spent at one of the finest restaurants in St. Paul.  I highly recommend W.A. Frost to anyone that enjoys a fine dining experience.  The food is always excellent and the wait staff is superb.  You won’t be disappointed!

W.A. Frost & Company
374 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

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26 responses to “W.A. Frost & Company, St. Paul, MN – an anniversary restaurant review

  1. It looks like an outstanding place! I love the stained glass peacock window!! The food is presented so beautifully! Such a nice place to be seated, by the warm, cozy fire. What a great evening for the two of you! Happy Anniversary!

  2. mlgvalcarcel

    I have to go and try it. It will be a nice experience for a Spanish foodie. Congrats for this great anniversary

  3. The great food ambassador has spoken. I take you at your word. The pictures are fabulous and make this tour a salivating experience. :-D

  4. It looks a very special place to spend your anniversary, Tobyo. Glad you had such a lovely time. I could feel the warmth from that fire :)
    How many years? Belated congrats! When do you move to Spain?

  5. Amy

    Wonderful celebrations! Great photos, Tobyo!

  6. Toby, I love the stained glass window. Is it as lovely in person as it appears from your picture? Favorite places return us to our comfort zone. Thanks for sharing, BTG

  7. It’s like I’m sitting by the fireplace with you …. Very exciting menu – never had pork Cheeks on a restaurant, but I had it quite often as a child staying with my grandparents. I love the sound of the risotto too .
    Very nice and inviting post …. You should email the link to your post to the restaurant – I always do that. I’m a chef and it’s so fantastic when somebody write in about their fantastic experience. Not all restaurants come back to you … but those who does is the one to go back too. Thanks for sharing your evening.

    • and I had never heard of pork cheeks before this time at W.A. Frost. What a great idea to send the link to the restaurant! I also add a link at the end for urban spoon and my blog post gets published there too. Thanks for the great idea! I should do that for all the reviews I’ve written huh? Thanks for your comment, much appreciated.

  8. Susan

    Wow!! How wonderfully. Happy, happy 23rd!! My how time flies when you’re having fun. I’m not sure I can look at this in detail though. Nothing even close to it here in the “Third World” (not even at the highest priced places!!). Enjoy it for all us out in “the bush” (though the scene’s good for my diet…)

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  10. Congrats to you both on your anniversary. What a delicious way to celebrate. :) Love your fire pic. It looks so cosy.

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