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 Updates, events and news for the hotel and surrounding area!

The Tradition Continues ... Our Classic Ballroom Brunch

 Classic Ballroom Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 5th, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Reservations: 651-228-3860

The Saint Paul Hotel will again offer lavish, traditional brunches in the “grand hotel style" of decades past for Easter and Mother’s Day in our elegant Promenade Ballroom. Both brunches will feature delectable brunch favorites and live music.

With a grand spread of sumptuous offerings and The Saint Paul Hotel’s unmatched service and elegance, these spring, holiday brunches provide a can’t-miss family gathering that all generations will enjoy.

Six Lavish Food Stations
Salad Display • Seafood Ice Display with Shrimp and Salmon • Chef's Carvery with Prime Rib of Beef and Ham • Entrée and Vegetable Station • Breakfast Station including Made-to-order Omelets and Waffles • Pastry Chef’s Grand Dessert Display

$39.95 per person • $16.95 per child, age, 4-10 • children 3 and under, free. Price includes service charge. Tax is additional. Up to two free hours of parking at Lawson Ramp (between St. Peter Street and Wabasha on 5th Street).

Easter Ballroom Brunch Menu & Information PDF    Ballroom Brunch web page




 Easter Brunch at M ST. Cafe

Celebrate Easter at M ST. Cafe with a fabulous buffet brunch.

Sunday, April 5th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Make Your Reservations Online or Call: 651-228-3855

Brunch favorites include a sumptuous array of offerings from M ST.'s Hot and Cold Sideboards, such as Classic Shrimp Cocktail, Chef Carved Salt-Crusted Prime Rib, Chef Carved Bourbon-Honey Glazed Ham, Seared Atlantic Salmon, Eggs Benedict, Malted Waffles, Made-to-order Omelet Station and Dessert Display with Assorted Cakes, Confections and Pastries.

$28.95 per person • $12.95 per child, age, 4-10 • children 3 and under, free. Up to two free hours of parking at Lawson Ramp (between St. Peter Street and Wabasha on 5th Street).

M ST.'s Easter Brunch Menu




Did You Know...?

Did you know that The St. Paul Grill will be serving Reuben Sliders, Sweet Potato Chips, Guinness Beer and other libations outside The Saint Paul Hotel on St. Patrick's Day starting at 10:30am? More information

Join thousands for the 49th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17. The parade starts at noon and will go right past The Saint Paul Hotel on 5th Street. The parade travels east to west along 5th Street beginning at Broadway and stands as one of the longest running and most decorated St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the nation. Parade route and more information

The St. Paul Grill Team serving Reuben Sliders, Guinness Beer and Jameson Irish Whiskey at the St. Patrick's Day parade.




The Saint Paul Hotel Hosts Its 2nd Annual
Downton Abbey Themed Tea

We welcomed approximately 150 guests at two seatings for a special Downton Abbey themed Afternoon Tea, March 1st in the Promenade Ballroom. Tea guests were treated to a magnificent five course tea featuring Quail Eggs, Curried Chicken Puffs, Deconstructed Beef Wellington, Lemon Currant Scones with Clotted Cream, Confections and a Victorian Sponge Cake.

Many tea guests took the opportunity to dress in 1920's period attire. The Saint Paul Hotel's Catering Department hosted the tea along with one of our It's A Wonderful Life actors, Jim Cunningham. See more photos on our Facebook page.

Top: The Saint Paul Hotel's Downton Abbey host staff with actor, Jim Cunningham. Bottom: first course of Tea Marbled Quail Egg, Shrimp Salad Tea Sandwich and Curried Chicken Salad Puff; fifth course of Victorian Sponge Cake with Strawberry Preserves.




What’s Blooming at The Saint Paul Hotel

by Sara Orvik, Horticulturist and Gardener of The Saint Paul Hotel

If you would have asked me last November how I thought this winter would turn out, I would have thought it to be very cold with a lot of snow, much like the winter of 2013-2014. As it turns out, much of the winter temperatures were tolerable, with little snowfall. I will say I am thankful for having the nice thick layer of marsh hay on the garden to protect the perennials from freezing and thawing as temperatures fluctuated while there was no snow cover.

The garden is still covered with hay because those temperatures are still fluctuating from below freezing to above freezing. Toward the end of the March I hope to start removing the hay. At this time though there are things happening underneath that layer of protective mulch. The early variety spring bulbs are coming to life and will begin poking through the soil toward the end of the month! The perennials as well are getting ready to emerge and send out new green growth.

The Saint Paul Hotel's winter garden, insulated from the cold and fluctuating temperatures by a thick layer of marsh hay.




The St. Paul Grill Dessert of the Month

Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Bailey’s Mousse and Butterscotch Caramel

Enjoy this and other signature menu items at The St. Paul Grill.
Make Your Reservation at The St. Paul Grill.





Employee Spotlight

Barbara J. Smith, Senior Catering Manager

1. How long have you worked for The Saint Paul Hotel?  
I have worked here for 18 years and was hired to develop “Rice Park Caterers” which at the time was the off-premise catering division of the hotel. I continue to be very proud of the many prestigious offsite events that we do and the strong relationships that we have built.

2. Explain your daily tasks. 
I work with the corporate and social markets as well as detailing the group business. In all three cases I meet with the client to understand their needs then provide the culinary and banquet department detailed information so they can execute a successful event for our clients. I welcome my clients when they are in the hotel for their events, prospect for new business and conduct site tours for weddings and corporate events.

3. What is your favorite part about working for The Saint Paul Hotel? 
From day one it has always been about the people that I work with. They are all so talented, dedicated and passionate about their positions at the hotel.  

4. What are some of your favorite memories or experiences from working at The Saint Paul Hotel? 
There are many but the two that stand out are the Republican National Convention and of course The Saint Paul Hotel Centennial Gala. For both events it was a year of planning leading up to the actual event and it was a great experience for me to be a part of those teams. It was very exciting to be a part of two very different historical events in Saint Paul.

5. What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of the workplace?
Travel is high on my list, whether it is exploring other countries or spending time at the lake. I am also a thrift store and flea market junkie.

6. If you could choose any other position at the hotel, what would it be? 
I think that it would be in the engineering department. They can fix anything and the “SPH Hardware Store” is a fascinating place.

7. What is a “fun fact” about you?
In keeping with my English heritage I am very interested in all things British and as such I recently welcomed guests to the 2nd Annual Saint Paul Hotel Downton Abbey Tea as Isobel Crawley!

Photo of Barbara in period dress as Isobel Crawley at our recent Downton Abbey Tea.