Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Whatever the occasion - DelightfulVery accommodating management and service. Friendly atmosphere. I come here for ordinary occasions, knowing I'll get a great meal; and I come here for special occasions knowing I'll get a very special meal. I like that I can bring any friend here and he or she will find a comfortable environment and a delightful experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food - Horrible ServiceThis was our first time at the Downtowner. It took 20 minutes to see our waitress for the first time, and another 15-20 to get our drink order. Other waitresses were hustling, but not ours. We frequent a steak house down the street, and this waitress wouldn't have a job there. The food was excellent, and the prices are reasonable, but my husband would not go back because of the service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatWe have been there several times...everything is great!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWild Game Pre-DinningStopped in with business partners before the 2nd Wild playoff game. Had a 7:15 rez. Place was packed, but we got seated very quickly. Waitress was pleasant and attentive. Food was quick and excellent. There were a lot of empty tables by the time we left at 8:15. It was clear to me that this place operates efficiently (without sacrificing service or quality) and understood that most people there need to eat and go quick.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchWe took visiting guests for Sunday brunch and all enjoyed thoroughly. We were seeking a restaurant that had atmosphere and that we could carry on a conversation across the table w/o shouting due to competition from other guest's voices or loud music, plus a great menu. All was good! Thank you!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place to eat before the showWe love the Downtowner Woodfire Grill. We make reservations as soon as we buy tickets for shows or events at the Excel Energy Center. While there are a lot of options around the Excel, none have the quality of food and service that we get at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill. The service is warm and friendly and never pushy. The food choices are tremendous.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the time and the mealEnjoyed the time and the meal there. Waiter was very nice and attentive.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's difficult to say whatIt's difficult to say what the normal noise level would be because we were there on a prom night and the place was filled with highschoolers in mostly large groups. But we didn't have any trouble hearing each other across the table. I'm not sure about some of the categories above (foodies, bar scene, kid friendly, etc.) as we're not drinkers, there weren't kids there...but our experience was awesome. The food was wonderful, everything came out hot, my steak was cooked to perfection and 'oh-so-tender'! Other dishes at our table were the halibut special, lamb and salmon. Everyone agreed it was delish and presentation and portions were also great! Definitely a come-back-to place. Thank you!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was very good andOur server was very good and one of the people in our group had a stomach ache and she recommend good foods that were not going to be more upsetting for his stomach and she was very good at explaining foods:) great service and great place to eat!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service from serverWonderful service from server Jesse. He was very helpful with food suggestions. Food was amazing! Will be back!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a lunch date. PlanningThis was a lunch date. Planning a future evening w/neighbors.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe downtowner is on my goThe downtowner is on my go to list for consistent
Great food and service.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI use Open Table to find restaurantI use Open Table to find restaurant's and this place was another good find. I went there for lunch and will be back again.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMcomfortable and tastyWe like this place for its comfortable atmosphere - fireplaces, attractive decor, plenty of space between tables, not noisy. Our food was very tasty. The server was attentive but not intrusive - just the way we like it.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNo white table cloths Just ClassyNeeded a classy place to take my Bishop, Vocations Director and 5 other seminarian brothers. The Bishop was in town from Green Bay so we needed a nice place, superb food for less than $35, classy environment without white tablecloths, and in downtown St. Paul without $10 an hour parking and a hidden location that takes a half hour just to find. And this place delivered. It was the first time I ever went there and a gamble since the Bishop and all my brothers were counting on me to come through with the right choice. It was perfect.
I went on a Monday Night at 5:45 and there was very few people there, servers waiting to wait on you and the special was a delicous Lamb shank with plenty of Mashpotatoes, also superb, for $20. I suggest!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTuna steak in the Salad NicoiseTuna steak in the Salad Nicoise was the best ever.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcoming, Very Good Food and StaffWe had a very good dinner in a warm, welcoming, cozy ambiance after a chilly day! Entres (salmon and lamb shank)were delicious and reasonably priced. Wait staff was efficient and friendly. Atmosphere was quiet even though tables were fairly full. Can't wait to go back again! Thank you.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our 1st time there.It was our 1st time there. The smell of the fire wood was awesome when we walked into the restaurant. The menu was unique to any other restaurant we had been and enjoyed the experience very much.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to the Downtowner Woodfire Grill and I was really WOWED. We had no idea this place existed. It was warm and cozy on a blustery day, food was awesome and the waiter a delight! He made wonderful suggestions and was very attentive. Outstanding experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group there rangingWe had a group there ranging from 10 - 82 years of age. Everyone enjoyed it. They were patient with us (we were late) and they served a large table of 15 very well. Recommend.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was great and theOur server was great and the food was excellent! The apple pecan pizza was outstanding!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate there before the BonWe ate there before the Bon Jovi concert. It was excellent!!!!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOn a busy event night, weOn a busy event night, we experienced excellent service, food and ambiance. Although tables were full, we were served promptly and had an enjoyable time with friends. Staff was friendly and helpful. The lamb special was moist and delicious. Desserts were small, well presented, and fantastic. Can't wait to go back for more.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were bothFood and service were both excellent. This is a great choice to go if you want to visit with friends. It is quiet enough to have good conversation without straining to hear. The service was attentive but not intrusive and we did not feel rushed to order or rushed to leave once we had finished eating. Menu is varied -something for everyone. At our table orders included pizza, pasta and kabobs. Everyone was happy. In my opinion the grilled shrimp here can't be beat.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server really knew theOur server really knew the menu and was very descriptive. There was a chopped salad that I thought I wanted until she told me in detail what it was like and I opted for the tuna nicoise instead. The tuna was seasoned and cooked perfectly. She also voluntarily brought more dressing after noticing there was hardly any on the salad. My husband had the salmon and although it was well seasoned, it was over cooked. The kabobs are always great as is the basamati rice and if you like lamb, it is wonderful here.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and wonderfulWonderful food and wonderful service! We were seated promptly!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great food!Consistently great food! Foodies will love it, even non-foodies like my kids can find things they like!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFodd is awesome..the lambFodd is awesome..the lamb shank was fabulous, so was the veal. I love this place, you can always count on very high quality food and the service is wonderful3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVisit often!This food and the service this restaurant offers, never disapoints. - and I'm not getting open table points for this last reservation.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI like this place a lot, butI like this place a lot, but this time, the manager inserted himself into our lunch in his effort to pay attention to my elderly mother -- it was intrusive. Once is nice, twice is cute, three times....come on, don't you have work to do? Leave us alone!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWaitstaff was very accommodativeWaitstaff was very accommodative about short time frame for dining as we had event tickets. It was a game night. Parking lot attendant ran out of dining coupon receipts but trusted that we truly had a dining reservation and allowed us to park without a charge.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place was PACKED, whenThe place was PACKED, when we arrived ten minutes late for our reservation prior to a Wild game. However, we were instantly greeted in a super friendly manner by the guy in a suit at the host stand. We apologized for being late for our reservation and he smiled and told us no apology was necessary and they were holding our table for us. A nice young woman was then directed to take us to our table.
We had barely sat down when a helper greeted us and poured us water. It was only minutes later when our waitress arrived to take our drink order. Being on a tight time line we decided to forego appetizers and ordered a couple items from the recommended Persian section of the menu. We found the included salads to be pretty average, not bad3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething for everyoneWe hadn't been to Woodfire for a while. I had forgotten how good it is. There is something for everyone here, from my 84 year old mother-in-law to my low carb requirements. It is lively but you can still hear everyone at your table. Just a great place.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was very busy.The restaurant was very busy. However, the food and service were very good.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect NightWent to the Downtowner Woodfire Grill for the first time on the night that I purposed to my girlfriend. I randomly picked the restaurant for that special night and I am so glad I did! I was only expecting a good meal and a nice atmosphere, but the staff went above and beyond when they saw or heard what was going on. I did not expect them to make that night anymore special than it already was, but they certainly did! Perfect atmosphere! Excellent food! and a awesome staff! Thanks for making it a night to remember, we will defiantly be back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely great food andDefinitely great food and the wait staff was pretty good, but the bar was very backed up. It was a concert night so they just seemed a little understaffed at the bar. We had a considerable wait for our bar drinks each time we ordered a round and then ended up with the wrong order but we were okay with it.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, service, value wereFood, service, value were all A number 1!!!! Top it off with a wonderful
birthday dessert and free parking. It was a lunch that lasted two and
half hours with marvelous table top service. Luncheon portions were just
the right size; food came warm and ready to eat.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDowntowner Woodfire Grill for bruncWe really enjoyed our Sunday Brunch at the Woodfire Grill. The food was excellent and the staff was very accommadating. A very pleasant experience!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe "Chief" and her crew lovedThe "Chief" and her crew loved the Downtowner last Saturday. A great alternative to the craziness going on elsewhere but yet still Irish fun. Loved our waitress and the management staff. It was so great that some of our group went back for dinner later that night. We would have gone there for breakfast the next morning but alas, you were booked. This bunch will definitely be back!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Ok serviceThe food as always was amazing. The service was ok but it seemed that the server was very interested in getting us in and out. She had no energy and never once smiled. She serviced us ok but, seeing other servers interact with their customers, she left alot to be desired.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPut this on your short listNice place with good, reasonably priced food. I will share my experience with others both by telling them about the restaurant and by bringing people there. I will return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried four entrees andWe tried four entrees and three appetizers as we are planning to hold a groom's dinner here. The excellence of the four dishes made it very hard to narrow the selection to just three. I can recommend the Persian fire-roasted chicken, the bone-in cowboy rib eye, fettuccine Alfredo, and some surprisingly tender, juicy and flavorful pork chops from Fischer farms.
Very attentive service here.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good restaurant I tellvery good restaurant I tell everyone I meet and family able this great place.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM