Jul 222007
 

Cuisine: American,  Mexican, Breakfast

Restaurant Features: Bar, Patio Dining

Location: White Bear Lake

Address: 4736 Washington Square  White Bear Lake, MN 55110  651.407.7162

Links: Washington Square Website * Washington Square on FacebookGoogle Map

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Atmosphere: There are pretty much two “halves” to the restaurant, both offering tables and seating at the bar.  One side allows smoking, the other does not.  One awesome feature of Washington Square that I was not able to take a picture of at the time of my visit is the gigantic patio area that accommodates a good hundred people or so.

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Menu: Breakfast is served WED – FRI : 8:00AM – 11:00AM
SAT – SUN : 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Starters include mozzarella sticks, walleye strips, chicken wings, bruschetta, spinach artichoke dip, quesadillas or nachos, and sausage platter. Sandwich offerings include tuna or Philly melt, Reuben or Rachel, club, BBQ pulled pork, po’ boy, portabella melt, walleye sandwich, Cajun shrimp BLT, turkey wrap and several grilled chicken specialty sandwiches and hamburgers.  Also  selection of premium salads.  Dinner entrees are served with either steamed veggies or salad and choice of potato and include the walleye, salmon or catfish platters, BBQ pork ribs, Angus sirloin, spicy chipotle shrimp and pesto pasta. Mexican entrees include steak, chicken or shrimp fajitas, three tacos, two tostadas, burrito (choice of shredded chicken, beef, chorizo, or black bean), mole enchiladas or the spinach cream chicken enchiladas.

Price guide: Appetizers $6-9  Salads $7-10 Sandwiches $8-9 Mexican $10-13 Dinner entrees $16-19 Breakfast $3-12

What we ordered: My companions and I ordered a couple of appetizers before our entrees.  This is the veggie quesadilla….it was loaded with perfectly sauteed peppers and onions.

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I was in the mood for Mexican food and the waiter highly recommended the spinach cream chicken enchiladas, so I went with his suggestion and I wasn’t disappointed.  I wasn’t sure what “spinach cream” meant, but discovered that it was a unique sauce that was a blend of both without tasting too creamy or of spinach.

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One of my companions ordered the black bean tostadas. Rather than layering loose black beans across the tostada, Washington Square makes a flavorful black bean paste. There are actually two tostada shells with a layer of sour cream between them. This dish is wonderful! Best black bean tostadas I’ve ever tried:)

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Another of my companions ordered the pecan-crusted walleye, with an extra fillet for an additional $4 (great deal!).  The filet’s were very long and heavily coated with the pecan crust, pan fried to a nice nutty crunch with great texture.  It was served with a side of non-traditional tartar sauce that was unexpectedly sweet.  Some people may enjoy this version of the tartar, but my companion preferred the fish without it.

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Another companion ordered the southwest chicken salad ( topped with blackened chicken breast, corn, peppers, black beans, pico de gallo, shredded cheese and tortilla chips topped with salsa ranch dressing.)  I did not have the pleasure of trying this salad, but it looked really good and my companion thought it was awesome!

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Another companion ordered the club sandwich.  Pretty standard for a club!

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Service: It is almost always packed at Washington Square and it isn’t always easy to have someone seat you immediately, but you’ll usually be greeted by one of the friendly bartenders.  Servers are knowledgeable of the menu and are willing to give suggestions.

 

Overall Impression: One of the more expensive places to eat in White Bear Lake, but the food is really good.  Best place to go for patio seating!

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  11 Responses to “Washington Square Bar & Grill ~ White Bear Lake, MN”

  1. We had a great evening at the Washington square Bar and Grill last weekend. I had the Jack Daniel’s Burger which had mushrooms, fried onions, and Swiss cheese topped with homemade Jack Daniel’s sauce which was really delicious and cooked perfectly. There was a great atmosphere in the place and the genuine log fire helped create a really nice ambiance.

  2. I feel so hungry looking at the food picture above. :( I wish for burger today and some fries..hmmmm love it.

  3. This restaurant has a good food and I have been craving good Mexican food since moving to the Twin Cities. The foods OK but very expensive. Thank you.

  4. I think the same person wrote most the other reviews. I have been craving good Mexican food since moving to the Twin Cities.

  5. The foods OK but very expensive, service is good but the place is kinda small. I think the same person wrote most the other reviews.

  6. I think the foods are great to eat. The Washington Square has best of Mexican foods. Thank you.

  7. I think the foods are great to eat. This restaurant has a good food and I have been craving good Mexican food since moving to the Twin Cities. Thank you.

  8. This is a very interesting dishes for dinner ….. nice one

  9. I think the foods are great to eat. I like also the Mexican foods. Thank you for the great foods.

  10. This restaurant has a good food and I have been craving good Mexican food since moving to the Twin Cities. The Washington Square has best of mexican foods. Thank you.

  11. Hey, thanks for the Washington Square review, I have been craving good Mexican food since moving to the Twin Cities.
    Breakfast reminded me of a little place across from the city/hall jail in San Antonio we ate at a few times while vacationing. Ay que bueno.

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