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
78 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (40)special occasion (36)great for lunch (27)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (13)romantic (11)notable wine list (11)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Toody
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Were seated by host stand near entrance to hotel, rather noisy. Waiter was great and service timely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Service/Pleasant Staff
    PattyMa
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waiter Michael was absolutely wonderful. And I was impressed by the cooperation among the staff as I witnessed many instances of them helping each other out. Too often the staff seem to ignore each other in other restaurants. The maitre d' was actively involved also. The food was tasty. The special served with gnudi was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Friday night very loud crowd. Service was extremely slow
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent, as always
    traveler132
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We usually visit Minneapolis once a year and have made it a tradition to have dinner at FireLake after the Vikings games. We have never been disappointed, the food and the service is always on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have been going to the FireLake Grill for many years and continue to enjoy the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Service in a long time !
    FoodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been to Fire lake before, but not since the remodel. It is really beautiful, but we weren't not prepared for the really amazing service we received from Mike, our server ! He was informative, attentive and really, really knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant. He made a good experience a great one ! We can't wait to come back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Duck to Die For
    AccidentalDiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This experience deserves a write-up. The only time I can remember wishing for some quiet time from my lunch companion so I could focus on how the duck-mushroom-gnocchi-sauce mixture was blowing my mind. The entree was off the monthly specials, so I may need to go back again this month to relive the experience. Service was excellent. Ambience confusing. Fire Lake's just completed remodel has the feeling of a cafeteria with its tile floors, but mixed with warm notes from the colors and ovens. The backdrop seems too casual for the quality of the food and service. Hence confusing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VeggieDiner
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is the second time that my wife and I ate at FireLake Grill, and even though they do not have a lot of vegetarian options, we were very satisfied. The gnudi and the popovers are two of my favorite things in the world. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    Steveofoto1VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fairly pedestrian food. Spit roasted chicken and salmon were both good although the salmon was a bit dry. Very good service. Restaurant is beautifully appointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lovely meal
    Skippy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a really nice meal and loved our quail legs. It was great to have a local selection. We both had bison. One special and the bison meatloaf was really yummy. Our waitress was great and added to our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    kenright21
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My mother, wife and I had dinner here while on a trip to Minneapolis. We stayed downtown and were disappointed with service at several other downtown businesses. Food was great, service was great. We will return to downtown Minneapolis for 2 reasons. Our experience at Firelake and all the parking downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and drink
    Chicapixie3
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I like to try new things when I am out and I totally enjoyed my cocktail, MN. Sunset; vodka, strawberry puree with balsamic and pepper. It was a bit pricey 11.00 for a drink, but this is a hotel restaurant. I ordered their special "Duck with brussels sprouts and a sweet potato tart". It was delicious but I would have preferred the duck cooked a little more. I would have to say I liked the brussels sprouts best. My husband always a beef eater ordered the prime rib, rare plus. It actually was a little closer to medium rare, but he ate every bite and wished there was more. He loved the rub on it, not overly salty as most tend to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    Reader01
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I made a reservation for lunch to celebrate the birthday of a great friend of mine. The service was excellent - attentive but not too intrusive. The food was great - prices were normal for most downtown lunches. They brought a complimentary dessert to my friend that we shared - their version of smores - fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food.
    Citrusfizz
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Staff is very friendly.............. Great place. Good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate