Awards & Press

W.A. Frost has been marching to its own drummer for more than 35 years, and yet it still captivates the attention of both public and press. Here are some of the highlights-including many from renowned, national media. The press keeps checking us out, so check back here soon!

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The Wine Spectator

  • "Best of Award of Excellence"

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

  • "Award of Distinction"
  • "Award of Unique Distinction"
  • "Twin Cities Best Wine List"

Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine

  • "Twin Cities Best Wine List"


  • "Diner's Choice - Saint Paul's Best Wine List"


City Pages

  • (Dara Moskowitz Picks) "Top Ten Local Restaurants"
  • (Best of the Twin Cities) "Best Restaurant in St Paul"
  • (Best of the Twin Cities) "Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining"
  • (Best of the Twin Cities) "Best Restaurant for Romantic Dining"

Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine

  • (Diner's Choice) "Best Outdoor Dining"
  • (Diner's Choice) "Best Romantic Dining"
  • (Diner's Choice) "Best Seasonal Dining"
  • (Diner's Choice) "Best Bar Ambiance"

Twin Cities Business Monthly

  • (Vote) "Best Outdoor Dining"

Saint Paul Illustrated Magazine

  • (Vote) "Best Restaurant Patio"

AOL City Guide

  • (City's Best) "Best Romantic Restaurant"
  • (City's Best) "Best Outdoor Dining"

Minnesota Monthly Magazine

  • (Silver Spoon Award) "1st Place Romantic Dining"
  • (Silver Spoon Award) "1st Place Outdoor Dining"
  • (Everyone's A Critic) "Favorite Outdoor Dining"
  • (Everyone's A Critic) "Favorite Romantic Evening"
  • (Everyone's A Critic) "Best Romantic Ambience"

Gourmet Magazine

  • (America's Top Table Award) "Top Romance - Twin Cities"


  • (Diner's Choice) "Twin Cities Best Ambiance"
  • (Diner's Choice) "Twin Cities Best Romance"

Minnesota Corporate Report Magazine

  • (Silver Spoon Award) "Best Business Lunch"


  • (Vote) "Best Overall Restaurant in Saint Paul, MN"

Rating Books & Dining Guides

Zagat Survey

Results of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul survey covering 628 restaurants in the Twin City area.

  • Top 20 list "Most Popular Restaurant"
  • Top 40 list "Decor"
  • Top 10 list (included) "Outdoor Dining" , "Romantic Dining", "Rooms"

AAA Tourbook "3 Diamond Rating"

Modil Travel Guide "2 Star Rating"

Where the Locals Eat (The Best Restaurants in America)

  • "One of the Best Restaurants in the Twin Cities"
  • "Best Desserts"
  • "Best Outdoor Dining"
  • "Best Romantic Dining"