Forepaugh's Restaurant

About us


Welcome to Forepaugh’s Restaurant

Forepaugh’s Restaurant is a gorgeous, multi-functional, state-of-the-art venue located in a historic, Victorian mansion.  Eight intimate and artfully decorated dining rooms straddle the past and present gracefully, featuring both period decor and brilliantly conceived, cutting-edge American cuisine.

Our rooftop terrace overlooks Irvine Park while the quaint porch and patio offer views of the Ramsey House.  Our comfortable and cozy bar (and parlor) features the finest in distinctive liquors and specialty drinks, and our expansive wine list is supported by a wine cellar (which serves as our Chef’s table).

And, the professional service at Forepaugh’s matches the award winning cuisine and ambiance!

Executive Chef Clinton Dell

Our Executive Chef Clinton Dell trained under Executive Chef Louis Pous and Executive Sous Chef Rafael Perez at the Golden Spoon award winning Little Palm Island Resort and continued to climb the culinary ladder in Florida prior to braving the Minnesota winters.

Prior to gracing our kitchen, Chef Dell was a cook at W.A. Frost and then Sous Chef at The Commodore. .

When he’s not creating something amazing for the guests at Forepaugh’s, Clinton can be found stirring up a new soup recipe (another passion) or spending time with his wife and two children in St. Paul (his ultimate passion!)


Our Menus

Our “Downstairs” menu is designed to be more casual so you can feel free to pop in for a beer and a house-made Reuben or a glass of Pinot Noir with our nine cheese fried Macaroni at great prices.

The fine dining menu is a more refined culinary experience and includes salads such as the BLT Wedge or Beet and appetizers like our Chorizo Stuffed Dates or Foie Gras.  Both the Beef Wellington and the Pan Seared Walleye that we are known for are featured on the fine dining menu, along with an amazing Filet, Ribeye, Chilean Sea Bass, Chicken and Scallops.

Whether you are stopping by for a quick bite before or after the game; celebrating your wedding, anniversary or date night; hosting a business function or holiday party, we welcome you to enjoy all that is Forepaugh’s!