Washington Square Bar & Grill

★★★★☆
Good food, Good drinks, Good people
  • 4736 Washington Ave

    Saint Paul, MN 55110

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  • 651-407-7162

About Washington Square Bar & Grill

Hours
Daily 8am-2pm

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The food and drink was solid, but the service was absolutely horrible.

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★★★★★

The food and drink was solid, but the service was absolutely horrible.

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I'm a longtime WBL local, have been to Washington Grill quite a few times. The one big issue - when bringing guests here for first time I often have to cringe at the slovenly dressed wait staff. The Wash Grill is a classy enough place,

3
★★★★★

I'm a longtime WBL local, have been to Washington Grill quite a few times. The one big issue - when bringing guests here for first time I often have to cringe at the slovenly dressed wait staff. The Wash Grill is a classy enough place,

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My wife and I go to Washington Square all the time. In fact, if I wasn't writing this review, I'd probably be there.

The staff is wonderful, the food is great and they always have interesting specials.

They make great mixed drinks and have lots of interesting beers on tap and unique imported beers in bottles.

In the summer time, the patio is awesome. In the wintertime, it's great to hang out by the fireplace.

You should also check out their live music. It's a great small venue to see really talented local musicians.

5
★★★★★

My wife and I go to Washington Square all the time. In fact, if I wasn't writing this review, I'd probably be there.

The staff is wonderful, the food is great and they always have interesting specials.

They make great mixed drinks and have lots of interesting beers on tap and unique imported beers in bottles.

In the summer time, the patio is awesome. In the wintertime, it's great to hang out by the fireplace.

You should also check out their live music. It's a great small venue to see really talented local musicians.

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It's a bar...and a nice one. They have some nice folks that work there and a fireplace which is cool to look at. It is more for folks who are 40 and up I'd guess. I'm 28 and I really do not see many people my age there, unless they work there...Furthermore.... If I were a guy, I would hate to have an upset stomach there...shitty latch on door so anyone could walk in on you...why is it okay to have a lock on girls door but not on guys??? It is 2010!

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★★★☆☆

It's a bar...and a nice one. They have some nice folks that work there and a fireplace which is cool to look at. It is more for folks who are 40 and up I'd guess. I'm 28 and I really do not see many people my age there, unless they work there...Furthermore.... If I were a guy, I would hate to have an upset stomach there...shitty latch on door so anyone could walk in on you...why is it okay to have a lock on girls door but not on guys??? It is 2010!

Pros: Big Nice Girls Bathroom :)

Cons: No Latch On The Door For Mens Bathroom :(

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Waited fifteen minutes to be greeted, no one at the door, no manager visible and my daughter and I were treated as though it was our "lucky day" to be there!! After finding our own table next to the un-showered Hippies, it took another fifteen minutes for our beverages to arrive... they were prompt in delivering our food which only took about 4 or 5 minutes, not long enough to cook anything fresh in a busy bar!!?? The food wasn't anything you couldn't find at the "OCB" or "Acapulco" for a fraction of the price. We felt as though we might be paying for the self-indulgent crap on the walls?? This would not fly in Luverne, Texas!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Waited fifteen minutes to be greeted, no one at the door, no manager visible and my daughter and I were treated as though it was our "lucky day" to be there!! After finding our own table next to the un-showered Hippies, it took another fifteen minutes for our beverages to arrive... they were prompt in delivering our food which only took about 4 or 5 minutes, not long enough to cook anything fresh in a busy bar!!?? The food wasn't anything you couldn't find at the "OCB" or "Acapulco" for a fraction of the price. We felt as though we might be paying for the self-indulgent crap on the walls?? This would not fly in Luverne, Texas!!

Pros: Ahhhh.... Ummmmm....

Cons: I think the staff is made up of ex-Cons

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Not sure what the person who gave it one star is looking for in a restaurant, but I couldn't disagree more! The Square is a feel good place with great food and fun people, located in a wonderful town that you just want to stroll around in. The fireplace is awesome!! We go regularly and always have a great time. It's the kind of place where it's very easy to strike up a fun conversation with others at the bar. For vegetarians, there are many very nice options - not just the obligatory salad or pasta. At the risk of identifying myself to one of the bartenders.....phenomenal Long Island Iced Teas too!!!

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★★★★★

Not sure what the person who gave it one star is looking for in a restaurant, but I couldn't disagree more! The Square is a feel good place with great food and fun people, located in a wonderful town that you just want to stroll around in. The fireplace is awesome!! We go regularly and always have a great time. It's the kind of place where it's very easy to strike up a fun conversation with others at the bar. For vegetarians, there are many very nice options - not just the obligatory salad or pasta. At the risk of identifying myself to one of the bartenders.....phenomenal Long Island Iced Teas too!!!

Pros: Fun people, great food, and a place you just feel comforatble being in

Cons: It's small, so it can get very crowded

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This is the cutest restaurant no matter what meal you are eating. I love sitting out on the patio for lunch or dinner! I highly recommend their salmon and their pineapple chicken sandwich! Their burgers are also great. Downtown White Bear has a lot to offer.

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★★★★☆

This is the cutest restaurant no matter what meal you are eating. I love sitting out on the patio for lunch or dinner! I highly recommend their salmon and their pineapple chicken sandwich! Their burgers are also great. Downtown White Bear has a lot to offer.

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If you are over the age of 80, you will like this place... if not, leave the drunken COUGARS and CREEPERS alone there!! My Grandparents would like it, maybe.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are over the age of 80, you will like this place... if not, leave the drunken COUGARS and CREEPERS alone there!! My Grandparents would like it, maybe.

Pros: To cool to actually serve you

Cons: It is still in business

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Burgers, sandwiches, soups. This bar has a laid back feel with attentive servers. There's a patio to enjoy with friends on mild evenings. The bar greets you with a blackboard full of lucky sods who has a drink waiting from friends who have pre-purchased a round Check to see if the drinks on me! Bartender is not chatty--a good thing. Can get crowed on weekend evenings during the season.

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★★★★☆

Burgers, sandwiches, soups. This bar has a laid back feel with attentive servers. There's a patio to enjoy with friends on mild evenings. The bar greets you with a blackboard full of lucky sods who has a drink waiting from friends who have pre-purchased a round Check to see if the drinks on me! Bartender is not chatty--a good thing. Can get crowed on weekend evenings during the season.

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My fiance and I went in for a late dinner on a Friday night. The seating outside was pretty packed, so we thought we would try inside.
Our server was excellent, but it turned out he was the only server available in the room and had 14 tables by himself. He was constantly rushed, which didn't make us feel very comfortable.
The food was hit and miss. My fiance had a chicken sandwich and the creme brulee for dessert, and both were excellent. I had a philly steak sandwich with steak that was well done and chewy/tough, and vanilla cheesecake which came with a generic Hershey's chocolate-tasting sauce covering the entire cheesecake and plate. The crust was soggy from the chocolate sauce it soaked in. My meal was very disappointing.
I would go again, but I would be VERY choosy with the menu. I have a feeling that everything there is either very good, or not good enough.

3
★★★☆☆

My fiance and I went in for a late dinner on a Friday night. The seating outside was pretty packed, so we thought we would try inside.
Our server was excellent, but it turned out he was the only server available in the room and had 14 tables by himself. He was constantly rushed, which didn't make us feel very comfortable.
The food was hit and miss. My fiance had a chicken sandwich and the creme brulee for dessert, and both were excellent. I had a philly steak sandwich with steak that was well done and chewy/tough, and vanilla cheesecake which came with a generic Hershey's chocolate-tasting sauce covering the entire cheesecake and plate. The crust was soggy from the chocolate sauce it soaked in. My meal was very disappointing.
I would go again, but I would be VERY choosy with the menu. I have a feeling that everything there is either very good, or not good enough.

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I've met friends here several times. Once for brunch when we sat outside, which was very nice. Once for a late afternoon meal. Service is good. Food is great and prices are reasonable. This is a nice place to get together with friends.

5
★★★★★

I've met friends here several times. Once for brunch when we sat outside, which was very nice. Once for a late afternoon meal. Service is good. Food is great and prices are reasonable. This is a nice place to get together with friends.

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I have been going to Washington Square for a number of years and have always had great food! The breakfast is continually wonderful - definitely the best in town. Yes, the services isn't always top-notch, but the food and ambiance makes up for it.

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★★★★☆

I have been going to Washington Square for a number of years and have always had great food! The breakfast is continually wonderful - definitely the best in town. Yes, the services isn't always top-notch, but the food and ambiance makes up for it.

Pros: Food, good drinks, good ambiance

Cons: the service can be rough

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We have been to Washington Sqaure a handfull of times and each time the experience gets worse. The service has always been mediocre, but the last time we went it was so bad it was laughable. We went there for breakfast the last dining experience. From the start our server seemed hurried, a little rough around the edges and unattentive. My mom wanted a skillet with the eggs on the side. The server just couldn't get this. She said, "I can do the hollandaise sauce on the side, but not the eggs." We had a confusing discussion about this matter and when she left the table we still weren't sure what my Mom was going to get. Sure enough, when the meal came out 35 minutes later the hollandaise sauce was on the side, but the eggs were sitting right on top of the hashbrowns. We all stared at it baffled, including our server. She immediatley said, "I am taking this back." At this time my Mom refused, she was hungry. We just couldn't understand why the eggs couldn't be put on the side from the beginning. To top it all off the food was forgettable. We have wanted to really like Washingtion Square, it has so much potential. If you are looking for a great ambience, food and service head on down to 'Ingredients.' FYI: More than half of the people at our table came from restaurant management and service.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have been to Washington Sqaure a handfull of times and each time the experience gets worse. The service has always been mediocre, but the last time we went it was so bad it was laughable. We went there for breakfast the last dining experience. From the start our server seemed hurried, a little rough around the edges and unattentive. My mom wanted a skillet with the eggs on the side. The server just couldn't get this. She said, "I can do the hollandaise sauce on the side, but not the eggs." We had a confusing discussion about this matter and when she left the table we still weren't sure what my Mom was going to get. Sure enough, when the meal came out 35 minutes later the hollandaise sauce was on the side, but the eggs were sitting right on top of the hashbrowns. We all stared at it baffled, including our server. She immediatley said, "I am taking this back." At this time my Mom refused, she was hungry. We just couldn't understand why the eggs couldn't be put on the side from the beginning. To top it all off the food was forgettable. We have wanted to really like Washingtion Square, it has so much potential. If you are looking for a great ambience, food and service head on down to 'Ingredients.' FYI: More than half of the people at our table came from restaurant management and service.

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I am surprised this place doesn't get more props for the Best Burgers in the Twin Cities. Better than Fuddruckers, Lions Tap, or Matt's Bar. Very Nicely seasoned burger-well-cooked but not chaired still juicy on a fresh-baked bun combined with very good fries. A nice variety of food. Good Service. One of the best casual dining experiences in the Twin Cities. Check it Out!!!!!!

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★★★★★

I am surprised this place doesn't get more props for the Best Burgers in the Twin Cities. Better than Fuddruckers, Lions Tap, or Matt's Bar. Very Nicely seasoned burger-well-cooked but not chaired still juicy on a fresh-baked bun combined with very good fries. A nice variety of food. Good Service. One of the best casual dining experiences in the Twin Cities. Check it Out!!!!!!

Pros: Terrific Food, Very Good Service

Cons: Excessive Smoke

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In going to the Square would always be a good choice, this even though one of the reviews from a previous visitor stated that the patio furniture was cheep. But oh, things have changed. They have spent money to change them out to make the patio I feel the best in the area & versatile for 3 seasons.

The service is still one of the best in town, & the beer selection is still as always has been, a great selection of your favorite that can not always be found at many bars, as well as things worth trying. The food, though not of an extravagant affair, is what you would expect from a bar & grill. Their home made pizza is outstanding & their hamburgers they pride themselves on.

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★★★★★

In going to the Square would always be a good choice, this even though one of the reviews from a previous visitor stated that the patio furniture was cheep. But oh, things have changed. They have spent money to change them out to make the patio I feel the best in the area & versatile for 3 seasons.

The service is still one of the best in town, & the beer selection is still as always has been, a great selection of your favorite that can not always be found at many bars, as well as things worth trying. The food, though not of an extravagant affair, is what you would expect from a bar & grill. Their home made pizza is outstanding & their hamburgers they pride themselves on.

Pros: Good parking, Large beer selection, Great service

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The excellent selection of tap beers, the friendly servers and bartenders, the trendy atmosphere and the wonderful food keep me coming back to "The Wash". The decor rivals most places downtown, but the patrons here are much friendlier than most down towners. The patio is spacious and well maintained. A wood burning fireplace in the bar provides considerable ambience during the colder months.

There is an eclectic blend of live music on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The naughty buffalo wings pack just the right amount of zing, espcially when washed down with a pint of Bell's beer. A bloody mary (made from their own infused vodka) and a spinach omlette on a Saturday morning can't be beat. You won't be disappointed

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★★★★★

The excellent selection of tap beers, the friendly servers and bartenders, the trendy atmosphere and the wonderful food keep me coming back to "The Wash". The decor rivals most places downtown, but the patrons here are much friendlier than most down towners. The patio is spacious and well maintained. A wood burning fireplace in the bar provides considerable ambience during the colder months.

There is an eclectic blend of live music on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The naughty buffalo wings pack just the right amount of zing, espcially when washed down with a pint of Bell's beer. A bloody mary (made from their own infused vodka) and a spinach omlette on a Saturday morning can't be beat. You won't be disappointed

Pros: Atmosphere, Service, Food Quality

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This is a nice looking place in downtown WBL. The highlights are the nice patio, a good selection of micro's on draft (Bell's seasonal, Redhook seasonal, Big Sky Brewing, etc...), a split room/bar with non-smoking on one side and smoking on the other.

The food is average in both cost and quality. I had the Hawaiian Chicken sandwich (~8.50), which had a nice grilled aroma but little taste. A pint of seasonal Bells beer was $4.50, quite high but also better than paying to much $$$ for budmillercoors. They also have a punch card, buy 10 beers get one free.

While we sat for a while before being served, service was prompt once we got started.

Much of the patio furniture is the cheap resin/plastic you can get at Walmart. Otherwise the patio was nice and the surroundings quite.

We visited on a warm evening and had a nice dinner.

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★★★☆☆

This is a nice looking place in downtown WBL. The highlights are the nice patio, a good selection of micro's on draft (Bell's seasonal, Redhook seasonal, Big Sky Brewing, etc...), a split room/bar with non-smoking on one side and smoking on the other.

The food is average in both cost and quality. I had the Hawaiian Chicken sandwich (~8.50), which had a nice grilled aroma but little taste. A pint of seasonal Bells beer was $4.50, quite high but also better than paying to much $$$ for budmillercoors. They also have a punch card, buy 10 beers get one free.

While we sat for a while before being served, service was prompt once we got started.

Much of the patio furniture is the cheap resin/plastic you can get at Walmart. Otherwise the patio was nice and the surroundings quite.

We visited on a warm evening and had a nice dinner.

Pros: patio, beer selection, good parking

Cons: overpriced beer, average food

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Lunch on the outside patio, under the umbrellas, is a good way to spend some time. The servers are attentive, and the food is properly prepared.

The burgers were done exactly as ordered, and the topping ingredients were all fresh.

The servers do an excellent job of keeping you happy.

This restaurant is in White Bear Lake, not St. Paul, as the address suggests.

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★★★★★

Lunch on the outside patio, under the umbrellas, is a good way to spend some time. The servers are attentive, and the food is properly prepared.

The burgers were done exactly as ordered, and the topping ingredients were all fresh.

The servers do an excellent job of keeping you happy.

This restaurant is in White Bear Lake, not St. Paul, as the address suggests.

Pros: food quality, service, easy parking

Cons: drink prices

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We LOVE this place. All of the bartenders and servers are awesome, and the service and food is great. In the fall you can sit out on the patio under the standing portable heaters, and there's a cozy fireplace inside that creates great ambience in the winter.
They just added a Mexican portion to their menu, and the new items are spectacular! :-)
You MUST give Washington Square a try!

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★★★★★

We LOVE this place. All of the bartenders and servers are awesome, and the service and food is great. In the fall you can sit out on the patio under the standing portable heaters, and there's a cozy fireplace inside that creates great ambience in the winter.
They just added a Mexican portion to their menu, and the new items are spectacular! :-)
You MUST give Washington Square a try!

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The "Square" has 12 great beers on tap, incliding my personal favorite, the Two-Hearted Ale by Bell's Brewing out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. For food, I would try one of their burgers, they are wonderful:):):)

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★★★★★

The "Square" has 12 great beers on tap, incliding my personal favorite, the Two-Hearted Ale by Bell's Brewing out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. For food, I would try one of their burgers, they are wonderful:):):)

Pros: local, beer selection, atmosphere

 

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