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Washington Square Bar & Grill

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(14 Reviews)

4736 Washington Sq, Saint Paul, MN 55110

(651) 407-7162

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Today: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tomorrow: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
21
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (651) 407-0694

Fax Number: (651) 407-0694

Fax: (651) 407-0694

Payment method
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Price Range
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Washington Square Bar and Grill

Categories
American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Latin American Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Mexican Restaurants, Bars, Taverns, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Burgers, Mexican, American, Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Latin American, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

Drive Through: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: Yes

Reviews

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foodcriticman

12/29/2011

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Overall
Poor Service

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

Ric Deed

04/18/2011

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Overall
Nice place - slovenly, overly-casual wait staff

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, nice architecture, why the waiter dude feels it OK to wear a grossly filthy stained thin white T-shirt, dirty baggy jeans and a mangey unkept beard really dumbs down the otherwise pleasant ambiance. It's actually kind of gross being served from someone that looks like they sleep under a park bench and a bad reflection on the whole establishment (If that's what the waiter looks like one wonders what the kitchen looks like?!) The owner needs get it together and tell the wait staff to exercise some basic hygiene and wear some decent (or at least cleaner!) clothes.

Jimmyboyburroughs

11/18/2009

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Overall
Bad versions of competitors menu items!!

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!!

sbcarnes

02/05/2009

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Overall
You just feel comfortable at the Square!

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!!!

procritic123

10/19/2008

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Overall
They wish they were still hip

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.

elizparkk

04/30/2008

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Overall
Great food!

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.

juliajane79

01/03/2008

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Overall
Great ambience, but it stops there.

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.

josecordoba

01/31/2007

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Overall
Very Nice

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!!!!!!

kltyler

09/19/2005

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Overall
Excellent Service & Selection

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.

jschmi

09/07/2005

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Overall
Best Spot in White Bear Lake

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

ttb

07/07/2003

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Overall
Nice patio, average eats

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.

wilsonhp

05/29/2003

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Overall
well done

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.

bj_and_tera

01/08/2003

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Overall
Our weekly hang-out.

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!

njtongen

11/04/2002

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Overall
Bell's on tap!

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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