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Neighborhood Series: Crocus Hill, Saint Paul

Posted by VIBE Realty on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 10:05am.

Crocus Hill is known for picturesque mansions and historic homes with close proximity to Grand Avenue which is lined with quaint shops, restaurants and businesses that makes this neighborhood a walkable destination. Located slightly Southwest of Downtown Saint Paul, this area is a desirable location with much to offer. We've listed some of the closest and most notable hangs near this area for you to explore!


Crisp & Green

Fast, casual, and healthy. Crisp & Green is one of the Twin Cities' favorite health food spots with made-from-scratch soups, salads, grain bowls and smoothies crafted with fresh ingredients daily. With locations throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul, this spot is conveniently located on Grand Avenue.

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Who is down for some Italian/Mediterranean fusion? It's a good mix and they do it well. This compact yet vibrant restaurant offers a daily Italian and Mediterranean-inspired menu. Pencil this one in for a date night, and don't forget to ask for the cocktail menu.

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Where festive meets intimate, as they say. Saji-Ya is a Japanese eatery for teppanyaki, small plates and sushi served with local ingredients and selectively imported Japanese ingredients. They've been on Grand Avenue for over 40 years, and their dedication to this neighborhood shows!

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The Lexington

A Saint Paul classic, The Lexington has been serving Saint Paul for over 75 years and borders the Crocus Hill / Summit Hill area. It’s known to be a refined spot for upscale American steakhouse fare and excellent cocktails. We can’t forget to mention its famous chicken pot pie. Hellooo midwest comfort food.

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Red Rabbit

Affiliated with our neighbor Red Cow in Cathedral Hill, Red Rabbit is equally impressive. This rustic-chic spot pairs craft cocktails and wine with pizzas, pastas, oysters and Italian small plates. With multiple locations across the Twin Cities, the Crocus Hill spot is the closest to our VIBE office! Pop into Red Rabbit when you need a hearty pasta dish.

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In Close Proximity To Crocus Hill

Sweeney’s Saloon

Looking for a patio spot in Crocus Hill? Cue Sweeney’s Saloon. This solid neighborhood bar has great happy hour options for both food and drink. If you’re seeking a classic burger and some delicious tacos, this is the place.

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J. Selbys

A plant based eatery that even carnivores can appreciate. This airy cafe serves vegan takes on American classics, like burgers and wraps made with meat and cheese substitutes, as well as vegetable-based dishes, such as stir-fries and salads. Don't forget to check out their delectable baked goods and soft serve - all of which are always dairy- and egg-free.

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2 Scoops Ice Cream Eatery

A family owned and operated joint, here’s your new spot to get that sugar fix. With the summer months coming full speed ahead, 2 Scoops Ice Cream Eatery is not to be missed. Some of the finest super premium hard ice cream made with fresh ingredients, and they serve an array of over 18 different delicious ice cream flavors. Now don’t give yourself a brain freeze!

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Mississippi Market Co-Op

Saint Paul's community-owned natural foods grocery store, Mississippi Market is known for their organic curation of healthy grocery options as well as their ties to local producers and makers. From fresh produce to quality meat and seafood, along with their made-from-scratch deli and bakery, this is your stop for some healthy grocery and food options!

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Louisiana Cafe

This casual family cafe offers hearty American breakfast and lunch with staple menu items that you’ll be craving on a Saturday morning. Flapjacks, eggs benedicts, and hash browns galore. Located just down the street from our office!

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Home Search in Crocus Hill, Saint Paul

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