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The St. Paul Grill Restaurant Review: Nestled in the historic Saint Paul Hotel (how about that doorman in the top hat?), the large room, with its cozy booths, frosted glass and rich wood paneling, oozes old-world money and wheeler dealer meetings---but it’s also romantic in a noisy, classy way. We appreciate the view of Rice Park during the Winter Carnival, when tiny white lights sparkle on the ice sculptures in the small city square across the street. The warm, clubby bar boasts photographs of famous St. Paulites like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hubert Humphrey. Known for its grilled steaks, chops and seafood, the restaurant also serves hearty and generous pastas. We suggest the roasted beef tenderloin with a side of creamy au gratin potatoes. But don’t be afraid to ask about new offerings (chefs seem to come and go here). For appetizers, we’re partial to the fiery shrimp, served hot and buttery---a good match for an icy martini. Even if you don't have room for dessert (a distinct possibility), it’s worth sharing a slice of the sizeable, attention-getting chocolate cake---just to see everyone’s reaction when the server brings it out.