Beauty. What does it encapsulate? What does it represent? How do you know it when you see it?
In our opinion beauty is felt. Like the first time cold air on a fall day enters your lungs or the warmth of a fireplace as you feel the heat and smell the smoke. Beauty is the intangible perception that brings us joy–and beauty, is what we call W.A. Frost.
This place is beautiful and any resident of Minnesota, even if they’ve never visited the fine dining establishment on Selby will probably still tell you that there is no place like it. Standing out in Cathedral Hill is no easy task, but W.A. Frost has set the standard for decades, even from when it was a pharmacy back in the early 1900s.
Now, the brick, sandstone, arched doorways and copper cornices invite people to experience charm and class in their own way.
Anything you eat here is good. We could recommend a few but there are no wrong turns on this menu whether you’re here for brunch, lunch, dinner or are just sitting at the bar for a cocktail or two. Whatever you do though, enjoy it here. Take your time and don’t rush a thing.
The key to it all is understanding where you are and imagining what it was like 100 years ago in the establishment called the Dacotah Building. Imagine speaking with F. Scott Fitzgerald or James J. Hill. Or you can simply look up at the tin ceiling, feel the aged brick or socialize with a bartender and get lost in it all.
It has no equal in the Twin Cities and, so long as it survives, it never should.