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 Carlos Gonzalez

Our Executive Chef Carlos Gonzalez has been with Forepaugh’s for over five years!

Prior to gracing our kitchen, Carlos worked with the likes of Michelin star Chef Cristian Beck in Mexico City and Chef Josiah Citrin & Brendan Collins at the Michelin star restaurant Melisse in Santa Monica.

Locally, Chef Gonzalez managed the kitchens of Barrio and Solera.  When he’s not creating something amazing for the diners at Forepaugh’s, Carlos can be found restoring old barn doors into coffee tables or spending time with his family in St. Paul.


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 Cuban or glass of Malbec with our four cheese Macaroni and at great prices.

The “Upstairs at Forepaugh’s menu (featured on the top two floors) is a more refined culinary experience.  This fine dining selection includes salads such as the Seasonal Greens or Caesar 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 upstairs menu, along with an amazing Filet, Ribeye and Pork Chop; 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!