FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://firelakerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6122163473x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am – 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am– 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 10:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Paul Lynch
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Just blocks from Target Field! 50% off beer 2 hours before - 2 hours after the game. Directly in the middle of the downtown theatre district.
  • Special Events: Sunday Nights! Bring your own wine... corkage free.. $1 donated to 2nd Harvest Heartland for every cork collected.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hennepin
  • Public Transit: 2 blocks from the light rail. 1/2 block from bus route.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Public lot also available.
A word from FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
FireLake embodies the flavor of flame & features a menu that takes its inspiration from the heartland of the Midwest & the fresh, simply presented food of the Mediterranean. The menu features a passionate exploration of fresh indigenous ingredients & the unique flavors can only be delivered by real burning wood.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)special occasion (31)great for lunch (26)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (12)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (11)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)Show More
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had great service with a big smile. The Prime Rib was great.
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  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Never had a bad meal here this time included. Recent remodel is nice as well although it might add to the noise level a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fantastic
    RickVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food Was fantastic but the service was even better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No wait for a table.
    MeganVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I'm not sure if it was because it was lunch time or because of the odd downtown location but there was NO one in there for lunch when we arrived. The food was very good, it was locally produced. I had the MN Salad and thoroughly enjoyed it. A friend of mine had the sandwich and salad combo and her sandwich looked great as well. Service was timely and we enjoyed our lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Local Emphasis!
    SteakloverMpls
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    What a wonderful find stumbling across this amazing restaurant! We have lived in the twin cities for over a decade and had never heard of this place...they NEED to advertise to the locals more!!! The food was absolutely delectable.....they source mostly local, which is awesome! Our waiter, Mike, was amazing with his knowledge of the menu and his impeccable service and charm. We had a fantastic dining experience here and will recommend to all of our friends. Ask for waiter Mike for a superb experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    Truth
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was very, very good - simple but good. Desserts were exceptionally well done. Had dinner prior to a show in an atmosphere where we could actually talk to each other. The private rooms look lovely. The only thing we didn't like was that there was no closed door separating the restaurant from the hotel and we were seated so we were in full view of the hotel lobby. It reduced the quality of our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the normal "hotel" restaurant
    Eric
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I used to travel all of the time for work and I hated eating in the hotel's restaurants. So, when a friend suggested this local restaurant I was cautious. Luckily my wife and I went anyway, as the food is some of the best in Minneapolis. The bone marrow and polenta small plates were unique, tasty, and had really nice portion sizes. The pop overs were Minnesota style with wild rice, which was unique and nice. Spinach salad was fine; nothing special. The prime rib was seasoned great and they were able to get it to the table rare; a hard feat. The cherry crumble was wonderful, while the smores tart was just okay. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SteelersGalVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been coming to this restaurant for quite some time and have always enjoyed the experience. The remodeling they have done is quite nice and has made the environment a very comfortable and cozy place to have lunch or dinner. They always have interesting specials featuring regional food along with classic standards such as the Black and Bleu salad with steak and bleu cheese that has always been one of my favorites. The location is perfect for lunch as it is situated right in the middle of downtown. If you're looking for a nice, relaxing place for a fabulous lunch, this is the spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I entertained a few clients on Tuesday night and was disappointed with a few items. The walleye cakes were FABULOUS, the spinach dip was out of this world but the flat bread served with it was very hard. I ordered something off of the specials list - scallops and they were over cooked :( But the popovers were delicious as was the rosemary chicken from what I hear, wish I would have ordered it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    SuziQ
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food, great service and in a great location downtown. The Walleye was fresh and flaky. The Gnudi are highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch Spot
    Geeta
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I chose this spot to go for lunch. My co-worker and I both had really good food and our waiter was polite, helpful and attentive. We got our food without having to rush to eat our food and get back to work. Great place to have flavorful, well made lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious!
    luvs2eat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great service and delicious food at a fair price. This was a special occasion lunch which far exceeded our expectations. I will definitely return. Good menu variety too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Killer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been a fan of this establishment for many years. The food is ALWAYS delicious, service impeccable and location ideal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The new decor is a bit stark for my taste - food was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem !
    Verynice23
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    You don't always think of hotel restaurants as being your first choice in dining. I didn't realize Firelake Grill House was located in one. The food was amazing, I love the use of "local". There are really cool private rooms you can get for small groups too. The menu was perfect for everyone's different tastes. I was busy, but our table was quiet enough we could talk without being bothered by others. Our waiter Mike was great, made it a special night. Food came out quickly with a nice presentation. Totally would go back, haven't tried all that I wanted to. We had buffalo marrow, dirty fries, prime rib, baby back ribs, walleye cakes and great wine/drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    Lad50VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I travel all over the country and eat at hundreds of restaurants a year; and I just had one of the best meals I have had in years. Everything was terrific. The bison bone marrow was outstanding; shrimp appetizer was one of the best we have ever had and the lamb chops were superb. Wilbur our server was also great!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    saleigh22VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Specialty cocktails, great steak and desserts. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is worth trying at leaset once
    D1n3r
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Really enjoyed the food and the service. Both were outstanding. Food was the right quantity. The wait staff was attendant and friendly. Had a wonderful smore for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great business lunch atmosphere
    Winendine
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I went to FireLake Grill for a quick lunch with a co-worker. Since we only had an hour, we were nervous about getting in there, order, and out with enough time. FireLake exceeded our expectations. We were able to order, receive our meals, and have a good conversation in between! The service was just right. Attentive, but not bothersome. Perfect all the way around!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just alright
    RJ27VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was presented nicely, but absolutely had no flavor! Couldn't even taste the walleye...totally bland. Disappointing. Plus, we had a reservation, and were less than 10 min. late, but they accidentally seated someone in our place, so we had to wait. Would not go again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could not find our reservations!
    cjkenn
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Unfortunately they did not have our reservation. However, we had a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pleasant hotel cafe
    kaydinesoutVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Better food and ambiance than most hotel coffee shops. Server was very pleasant but harried; seemed to have too many tables to take care of and so service was slow. Good menu with local items.
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  • Excellent service and great dinner
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We ordered the following: Mushroom pasta with added salmon - delicious! Brisket - very good, but a bit fatty.
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  • guests2dine
    guests2dine
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had an overall enjoyable dining experience. We received a friendly greeting when arriving and were able to select a table of our choice. Our waiter Robin did an exceptionally good job of reviewing the menu and making us feel comfortable. We were pleased with our choice of food and would recommend this restaurant as a place to dine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • relaxed vibe
    needbigpantsVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    farm-to-table meets generally good execution. The appetizers were tasty, as was the cocktail I had. The roast prime rib (trumped as being from specifically-ranched Limousin cattle) was pretty inferior, in flavor, in texture, in execution (needed any kind of seasoning, as an example) to almost any other sample I've had in a restaurant of this class. Simple dessert of unique ice creams flavors may have been my best decision in this meal. Service was warm, attentive, and accommodating--I appreciated it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • glovesmVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We went for dinner with the family and the waitress was great to my 8 year-old nephew with crayons, an ice cream treat, and taking the time out to talk to him. All of us really enjoyed the food, although my brother was worried about the portion size. We all enjoyed our dinners - seafood stew, osso bucco, meatloaf, a bbq special of brisket, and lamb two ways.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find across from Marriott
    tmkccmuVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Thsi was a nice find across the street from the Marriott. I visit Minneapolis form time to time and always stay at the Marriott. OpenTable sent me right across the street. Very nice and interesting food. Very friendly service. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easypeasypls
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were on overload from Minneapolis bar food and then we heard about Firehouse Grill. Our porterhouse steak was perfect and cherry cobbler w/ creme fresh ice cream - sinful. Super service! attentive, funny. Loved the cool lighting over the bar too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great hotel restaurant!
    Cedarbend
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We've stayed at the Radisson Plaza for years and have always enjoyed eating the wonderful breakfasts served at Firelake (especially the Walleye Hash!). Even when we don't stay at the Radisson, we have either walked or driven from elsewhere just to eat breakfast here. This last visit was our 2nd time to eat dinner here and it was very good. My husband had trout and said he would have that again in a heartbeat. The server was especially personable and competent. We had our 8 yr-old granddaughter with us and he was great with her...mixed her up some chocolate milk (which isn't on the menu) using some chocolate ganache used for their desserts...she loved it! All in all, you can't go wrong at Firelake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ardent diner
    foodexpert
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the drinks. The service was very good. We do miss the decor that they used to have with the booths and regular tables. We feel that the prices are not reflected in the new arrangement. It is far too casual. The chairs are not comfortable. With aspirations of becoming a luxury destination, Firelake should reflect this direction. It looks like an upscale coffee house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent for a business lunch
    Delish
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The redecorating with the upgrade to Raddison Blu is especially nice in the restaurant. The menu remains excellent and always features seasonal specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Would recommend to anyone and ask for waiter Roy! Ambience is good and you can actually carry on a conversation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Olsons
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Wonderful food and service! Our waitress was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rgk7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Starting with the friendly welcome from the host to our informative and attentive waiter (Robin), Firelake was a great all around experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VeggieDiner
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    A great pace for dinner. Enjoyed the food, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1018 reviews are from the FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis reviews archive.
  • Do not miss!....
    hawaiianemVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The Pan Seared Halibut on special was fantastic - started with the Five Cheese Spinach Fondue (always amaizing). Do not miss the Mason Jar Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, holy smokes that was delectable! Thank you for a phenomenal experience Roy! (the new decor looks AMAZING!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOWW!!!!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Got to try the dirty fries, different but very good. The rotisserie chicken was so flavorful and to top it off they ask you if you want warm chicken stock over the top, excellent. The polenta with Gulf Bay shrimp had a light smoky flavor and great texture. And the smores with house made marshmallows and a chocolate tart and plate drizzled with caramel , what a way to end a excellent meal. The server was attentive, but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I have always had a good experience at FireLake - with food and service. This is the first breakfast meeting I have had there and everything was good. I would definitely consider for future meetings. It will be nice when the construction is done.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch was great
    groupof14VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great interesting menu with everything tasting really wonderful! Hidden away location with no sign, and area is under construction. Would highly recommend though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family and I had Mother's Day Brunch here and it was wonderful. My mom loved it, and we had great service and food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate