Washington Square Bar & Grill is a cozy neighborhood restaurant nestled right off of White Bear Lake. I love the area during the summer when the residents (and visitors) are there to sail, boat and water ski. During the winter the town quiets down a bit, but the small downtown area is still as cute as ever and Washington Square restaurant is one of the best.
Decorated in funky artwork and crafted with sleek architecture, Washington Square is part bar and part restaurant. If you go during the winter and you can’t sit outside, the bar area is fantastic. Find a seat next to the crackling fireplace and order a glass of vino from their refined wine selection. Their homemade Bloody Mary mix or from-scratch Margaritas are also a must-try! The atmosphere is so casual and laid back you almost feel like you’re sitting in your living room.
And the food tops the charts! From your typical bar fare apps (Walleye Fingers, Quesadillas, Potato Boats and Pesto Pizza) to a small selection of gourmet entrees (my favorites include the Portabella Pasta and Tacos al Pastor), the menu is also packed with other yummy treats like Artichoke Dip, Hawaiian Chicken sandwiches, Chicken and Goat Cheese salads, Balsamic Chicken Wrap and pecan-crusted Walleye.
With summer around the corner (as I say this it is currently -26 degrees outside!) I am craving a seat on their outdoor patio which is always packed with patrons and has lively vibe. A restaurant so versatile that it's perfect for both hot summer days or cold winter nights!
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