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Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.firelakerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (952) 851-4040
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 6:00am - 12:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-2:00pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm 11:00pm on Friday & Saturday
    Our bar is open until midnight every night
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Paul Lynch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full service catering available from intimate dinners for 8 to weddings and business functions for 700.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Mall of America Light Rail Station nearby.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Please feel free to use hotel parking, FireLake will validate restaurant guests' parking.

    Direct sky way access from Level 2 South in the Mall of America.
A word from Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
This is the second location of the acclaimed FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. The restaurant is warm and inviting; from it's copper servery to it's reclaimed Minnesota barn wood walls. Aromas of roasting rotisserie chicken and flame kissed steak fills the air. FireLake really sets the mood for your friends and family to gather and share in delicious, tasty food and warm, friendly service. Enjoy a Minnesota made micro-brew, a crafted cocktail or a light bite in the relaxed and fun FireLake Cocktail Bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it's the perfect place to unwind and dine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to Fire Lake in MOA several times before and had good dining experience. This Monday my wife and I took our children there for dinner. Perhaps Monday was training or new chef night? The restaurant was sparsely except for the bar were there was a large convention group. Almost every thing we ordered was not good. We ordered fish and chips, salmon, flat steak and pot pie. Everything was very salty and over seasoned. I have had excellent food here before so I was surprised. The waiter was very nice and service was decent, just bad food this night. Not sure what happened but I may have to take this one off my list for a while."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great venue. Modern décor. Good wine list. Vibrant and cool. I had salmon dish. Well cooked and seasoned. Could do with more wait staff. Service was patchy. Would recommend."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Highly recommend. I would also note that they have valet in front of the hotel instead of having to use the MOA parking ramp. They do validate too!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I've been here only once before, but my brother and his girlfriend go regularly. My family went to celebrate our parents' birthdays. The food was excellent, the service was great, we love the atmosphere; the only problem was our table. There were 7 of us dining, one in a wheelchair, and the table they put us at seemed too long. People on the ends could not hear or talk to one another, which was disappointing since we had all gotten together to catch up and celebrate. So we ended up doing a sort of musical chairs; part-way through the people on the ends rotated haha. (Which the server was very kind about -he also still remembered who ordered what even after switching places.) Overall great, but a different table would be better for families."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Love this place for food, ambience and service. Yet, THIS time we had sub-par service. We took our 3 sons to celebrate our youngest's 23rd bday- for a special dinner. Appetizers, soup, salad, steaks, side dishes, desserts, coffee- the works. The server acted like it was beneath him to ever clear any of our dishes. We piled them up ourselves and placed them in the middle. After visiting the table, the server would leave our table empty handed leaving us to sit with our dirty dishes in front of us... When I pointed to the pile of dishes, he clearly resented it. A server is to serve, yet Joe acted as if it was someone else's job. He was slow to come back to ask us how everything was and to bring food. We usually tip 25%. Joe only got 15."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Lovely looking space in a trendy hotel, lovely food and great staff- We stopped there on Christmas day on the way to UK ( didn't want airport foo for our Christmas family meal ) and o glad we did. Only drawback was we only eat breakfast ( at 11.15am), we would have loved to have lunch option too that day ..but the food was great- no complaints!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had brunch for Father's Day and everyone loved their selections. The menu had so many tasty, innovative dishes it was hard to choose. The spinach and shrimp omelette was exceptional!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everything was great, except the chairs. They are beautiful, but extraordinarily uncomfortable! They first sat us by the window, but the bench set was so uncomfortable that they moved us to a table. The chair backs are so short and there is no support for your back. It was difficult to enjoy the meal with such awful chairs. I have a feeling that those gorgeous, but uncomfortable chairs, will not last long!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great place for upscale dinning around the mall area. Good find!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My huisband and I went here for my birthday, it had tasty food, but our service wasn't the best. We had to wait for our server to bring us water, he forgot my drink, and then waited for our check. Had the $ ready and then he didn't come back to ring it through. SO FRUSTRATING! Other than that the food was good and so were the drinks."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I brought 3 business clients to dinner w/ intention to discuss business, however the Waiter was obnoxious, interrupted 4 times and would not stop talking. But then the topper, we never received the soup or salads we ordered. Another server brought out our entrees and we asked what about our salads and she set down our entrees with a puzzled look on her face, without any mention of would you like them with your dinner. We had individual glasses of wine and beer and the waiter could have made more cocktail sales but never stopped back at the table until our entrees were finished and our glasses were empty half way through dinner. The food was great and served hot as Chef Paul is phenomenal but the service was embarrassing. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I was glad that I chose to visit the MOA Firelake Grill again after a not-so-impressive first visit. First visit I chose the popover stuffed with prime rib - not great. Greasy, meat sliced too thinly, greasy home-made potato chips. Second visit I chose the salmon with gnudi - -which was fantastic. Service was good first time, even better second time. This kitchen might still be sorting itself out, but I know I will be back. Very eclectic menu - anything goes. Give this place a try!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Walk into the Radisson Blu and you'll be wow'd. Walk into the Firelake and it's even better! Great attention to detail in decor, food, wine & service. We were really happy with everything including the prices & the varied menu but the decor is seriously amazing."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Fire Lake has a great variety of a menu, which we've gone back to them several times to always try something different. The service we received was second-to-none. Our server was extremely attentive, very polite, and great at providing food and drink recommendations. The food is very good, although this meal wasn't our particular favorite. The white cheddar mashed potatoes are unbelievable and the deserts are delicious."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Menu options are broad and the seasonal options were quite good as well. It seemed a bit loud but our meal was wonderful."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I took my mom here for a Mother's Day Eve dinner. We had never been to Firelake before, and I heard about it from a friend and wanted to check it out. So glad I did! We were seated in a section near the open kitchen, the only people in that section, so we had a front row seat to the action. Maybe not everyone's choice, but I work in various aspects of food service and I loved it! The service was excellent and professional, the food was amazing, a lot of seasonal and local choices. Prices were a bit high, but well worth it. This is the place to go for a special night out with someone you love. The seasonal dessert special, a rhubarb panna cotta charlotte was to die for! We will definitely be returning soon!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our dining experience was a good one; we had a variety of items that were all tasty and well-prepared. The mashed potatoes, however, tasted like they were made from dried flakes (instant mashed). In a part of the country that grows large quantities of fine potatoes, this is inexcusable."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The waiter was accomodating as lunch doesn't technically start until 12 noon on Sunday so that was great. His level of service was excellent! The food was very good. I had the egg white frittata (made in a skillet with mushrooms, spinach) and the party I dined with had the walleye. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "What a great surprise this place was. We were staying at the Radisson Blue for a conference and decided to make a reservation. The food was spectacular! The staff was just as spectacular! The drinks were amazing as well. We finished the evening with several other people from our group in the bar. The staff there were equally amazing. All so professional and efficient givin the bar was quite busy. The Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar is most definitely gets 5 stars in my book! I strongly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We dined here with our young son. The food was fabulous and the waitstaff incredibly friendly. Wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our daughter and son in law had raved about the cheeseburger, so we decided to try it and it was everything they said. Fabulous, we will definitely have it again. Also, love the breakfast Glorious Morning muffin and fruit. Perfect to start the day."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Bison ribeye was really good. Cheese board also very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first trip to the Fireside Grill and we were delightfully surprised by the quality and quantity of the food provided. Our waiter gave us great recommendations and loved every bite of food we had. The popovers and bread plate made excellent appetizers. The only downside was that it took 1 1/2 hours to have our meal so we had no time for dessert before we had to leave for our show. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have eaten here before. Our first time we had an outstanding waiter who made the occation special. This time our waiter did the absolute minimum resulting in a so-so evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Got off work around 9:30p and met up with my wife and 9 month old daughter. We had reservations and were seated very promptly. Our server came over and offered us the dinner specials and took our drink orders. He then brought my daughter a bowl of Cheerios and a little hotel teddy bear without us asking. From there on Russell, our server, was fantastic and created a great experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very unique food from wild rice pancakes with chokeberry syrup, corn crusted walleye and roasted duck. Great service. I would highly recommend tis restaurant."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The restaurant appeared to be understaffed both in the kitchen and in the dining room, as our server had too many tables to keep everything straight, and the food came out slowly. I had been there once before, had a GREAT experience with a friend and couldn't wait to come back with my family, so it was disappointing."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was our first trip to Firelake Grill House and we loved it! Rather short wine list, but what was there was good. The crafted cocktails were beautiful. Our waiter provided impeccable service and each dish we tried: prime rib, striped bass and rock shrimp, pork chop and walleye were all perfectly prepared. The beer cheese soup and beet salad for starters were wonderful. We will definitely be back to try more dishes."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Some great selections of food. We were a group of 6. We all LOVED the popovers -- and everything else we ordered as well. Our waiter was attentive and could speak about how each dish was prepared."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a group of six college friends getting together. One friend is allergic to onions. The sous chef came to our table to discuss food options and then personally delivered her meal to her. She said it was so delicious and is now planning to bring her husband for a special occasion since they were so attentive to her needs. All our meals were delicious. Will certainly go back again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, and great servers. Try the prime rib popover sandwich, and be sure to ask to sit in Rick's section."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This restaurant had very poor customer service and food. The meat was over-cooked and not prepared as requested. The server was very slow and inexperienced as a server. Not only did he take over 30 minutes to take the order, but he rarely came back to the table to find out if we needed anything between his limited trips to the table."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Firelake Grill House is a great place for lunch! The menu has a great variety, prices are moderate and the service was top notch. We will be back, and will recommend to others as well."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Service was excellent, however, the food was not worth the price paid. Also, used a gift card and was told they had to look up the balance manually because their system can't do a balance check?"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food is amazing. I have dined here 4 times since November and have no words of improvement. The staff is exceptional as well."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This is the second time here, and we were disappointed from the beginning. The first time, we parked in the hotel garage and the restaurant validated parking. This time, the entire garage was blocked off and devoted to valet only. So we parked in the Mall of America garages over a quarter-mile away. Disappointing. The server did not know what the seasonal brew on tap was. She asked and told us it was Bud Light (seasonal? really?). Disappointing. The turkey pot pie was mostly sauce. Disappointing. The cassoulet had delicious meat, but the beans tasted as if they were from a can - and the meat had not been cooked in with the beans. It was served "deconstructed." Disappointing. First time was good. This time, not."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Were celebrating a birthday, looking forward to relaxed but elegant dinner. Staff was cordial in the extreme. Decor sleek but warm. Menu seemed slightly small, but good. Wait staff knowledgeable and showed pride in menu. Noise level, with tile floors lessened ambiance. We dressed up a bit, being dinner. We were surpirsed to see all the small children/highchairs there, as well as very, very casual attire. One young couple came in worn jeans and backpacks. Upon being seated, the girl took out a scrunchie and pull her hair into a pony tail at the table. Gross! Think this is geared more to mall crowd/families, not special occasion. Lunch/breakfast is a better bet here, due to casualness. Breakfast was fabulous, by the way!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Your server Gregory was excellent he explained everything. There menu has a wide verity of items that you don't see at other places. My wife order the honey pork chop and I had the Cassoulet both were very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Waited a long time to be seated and my meet was undercooked Soup had no flavor and service was slow, was only 3 tables in the whole restaurant."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I enjoyed the FireLake grill house much more than I was expecting! I chose it as a place to entertain out of town guests before their flight, and was expecting it to be a poor substitute for the types of restaurants I would've been able to take them to downtown. I couldn't have been more wrong! The ambiance is cool, the servers are knowledgeable, and the good was incredibly delicious! There is even a beautiful view our the window since the restaurant faces away from the mall! I well definitely be back! Thanks for providing such a great place to bring my family!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014