Awards & Press

Commonwealth Properties has received numerous awards throughout the years.

W.A. Frost & Company:

Saint Paul Magazine:

Best Patio Dining, 2016

City Pages:

(Best of the Twin Cities) "Best Restaurant in Saint Paul"

(Best of the Twin Cities) "Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining"

(Best of the Twin Cities) "Best Restaurant for Romantic Dining"

Minneapolis/Saint 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 Ambiance"

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"


Results of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul survey covering 628 restaurants in the Twin Cities area.

Top 20 List "Most Popular Restaurant"

Top 40 List "Decor"

Top 10 List "Outdoor Dining", "Romantic Dining", "Rooms"

AAA Tourbook

3-Diamond Rating

Where the Locals Eat (Best Restaurants in America)

"One of the Best Restaurants in the Twin Cities"

"Best Desserts"

"Best Outdoor Dining"

"Best Romantic Dining"




The Commodore Bar & Restaurant:

"Best New Restaurant" Saint Paul Magazine, 2016

"Outstanding Restaurant Design" Charlie Awards, 2015

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Hotel 340:

"Best Hotel" City Pages 'Best of the Twin Cities', 2015

"Best Boutique Hotels in America (Minnesota)" Thrillist, 2015

"Top 10 Boutique Hotels in the U.S. under $150" Gayot, 2010

"One of the 20 World's Best Boutique Hotels under $150" Budget Travel, 2011

"Best Places to Visit in Minnesota" Midwest Travel, 2011

"The Best of the Midwest 2013" Best of the Midwest Travel, 2013

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2o12, 2013, 2014, 2015

Voted one of the "Best Hotels with Free Breakfast in Minnesota" CBS Local, 2014





Saint Paul Athletic Club

"Best Fitness/Yoga Studio" Saint Paul Magazine, 2016














Stout's Island Lodge:

"One of 20 Remarkable Homes" Wisconsin's Own

"Top Island Getaways 2014" Minnesota Monthly

Travel Section - Midwest Living, 2014