A variety of restaurants are located near our building as well as throughout the downtown area of St. Paul.  Many can be accessed through the skyway system.  In our building you will find a gift shop which serves soups and sandwiches, Starbucks, Chipotle and Kincaid’s, a classic American Grill. Here is the most up to date list of local restaurants.

The following restaurants are within walking distance of MRO's offices in the Lawson Commons building (click here for map view):

American Burger Bar
The ambient atmosphere coupled with nostalgic, American artifacts and a fantastic line-up of all-star, handcrafted burgers makes American Burger Bar a truly American experience.
Cossetta Alimentari
Since 1911, their authentic Eatery and Pizzeria has drawn crowds and become the go-to place for friends and family to meet up for their award-winning pizza and pasta. Reminiscent of the bustling trattorias of Napoli, they now have more seating, more enticing menu items
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
The Downtowner Woodfire Grill specializes in fire-roasted and wood-fired fresh fish and meat. A beautiful open kitchen allows you to view your food while it is being prepared. Delicious American bistro fare with a Persian touch. The Downtower offers free parking in a lot across the street from the restaurant.
Great Waters Brewing Company
Located in the heart of downtown St. Paul in the Historic Hamm Building, this brewpub is just a short walk from MRO and the surrounding area. Enjoy great food, handcrafted beers, and the finest patio dining in town (May through September). The Great Waters Brewery's unique ice patio is open during the Winter Carnival.
Kincaid’s – St. Paul
Kincaid's is today's interpretation of a traditional fish, chop, and steakhouse. Kincaid's validates your parking for up to 3 hours in the Lawson Commons ramp, and has an outdoor patio. Call ahead to be sure there is availability. For the best steak and fine dining experience in town, look no further than Kincaid's. Inexpensive happy hours keep the older patrons coming back consistently!
Mancini’s Charhouse and Lounge
Indulge in the restaurant's famous charbroiled steaks, lobster, or one of the other delicious entrees, then make your way to the lounge for great entertainment. Parking is never a problem with Mancini's off-street lot directly behind the establishment. Live music Wednesday-Saturday.
Urban, high energy, warm and engaging, all wrapped into one restaurant and bar that will transport you through an authentic Italian food and beverage experience. In Italy, every meal is a journey; the same is true at Pazzaluna. Dinner only - no lunch service.
St. Paul Grill
Overlooking Rice Park in the Saint Paul Hotel, The St. Paul Grill has become something of a St. Paul landmark unto itself. The gorgeous, mirrored-back bar features a wide variety of liquors and single malt scotches. Dine with class while eating the best steaks, fish, and pork chops that St. Paul has to offer.
The Liffey
The Liffey Irish Pub's true Irish ambiance can't be beat. The lush, dark, carved wood bar was handmade in Ireland, featuring fine draft beers and full bar with traditional Irish-American fare. The beautiful patio includes seating for over 150 and full bar service available as guests take in views of St. Paul. This cozy pub is warm and inviting with stellar menus for all meals.