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FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://firelakerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (612) 216-3473
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: FireLake grill house & cocktail bar offers two cozy private dining rooms to accommodate every festive occasion. Enjoy Chef Paul Lynch's award winning seasonal food along with the personalized and engaged service that FireLake offers. Contact Kristin Holt at 612.547.6241 for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristin Holt (888) 653-5579
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Unfortunately they did not have our reservation. However, we had a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We ordered the following: Mushroom pasta with added salmon - delicious! Brisket - very good, but a bit fatty."
    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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The redecorating with the upgrade to Raddison Blu is especially nice in the restaurant. The menu remains excellent and always features seasonal specials."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Would recommend to anyone and ask for waiter Roy! Ambience is good and you can actually carry on a conversation!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service! Our waitress was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Starting with the friendly welcome from the host to our informative and attentive waiter (Robin), Firelake was a great all around experience."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A great pace for dinner. Enjoyed the food, we will be back."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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!)"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great interesting menu with everything tasting really wonderful! Hidden away location with no sign, and area is under construction. Would highly recommend though."
    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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The wait staff was amazingly attentive and willing to explain every option thoroughly while also being entirely open to suggestion. The food arrived quickly. The dishes were wonderful. As the location is brand new at this time and is part of a major renovation of a hotel, the location appeared a little rough as you walked in, but the actual restaurant area was extremely warm and pleasant. While we are both locals, it was great to hear the wait staff explaining to tourists from another country what some of our local foods are all about. I ordered a walleye that was pan fried in an heirloom corn breading that was absolutely wonderful. My wife, a vegetarian, was able to also dine comfortably and to try something unique and flavorful. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great little spot, good service, good food or just stop for a drink"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Great menu variety! I love this treasure especially the mushroom gnudi and rotisserie chicken."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Restaurants attached to hotels often get a bum rap, but FireLake is not only an exception, it's fantastic! The food was excellent. Our waiter was outstanding and so knowledgeable about the menu. He made superb recommendations, as well. We requested a window seat but instead were put in the back. It didn't matter as got a booth facing the kitchen and the rest of the restaurant. All in all a near perfect experience. Thank you for a fabulous evening."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Generally, I go for one of their noted rotisserie selections. This time, I went for the buffalo burger - a meat I have never liked - and was absolutely sold. My wife and I have dined here for most of our anniversaries, and I would (and have) highly recommended it to friends."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Fire Lake continues to uphold our (by now) expectation of excellently prepared, creative entrees with top quality ingredients, including locally-sourced meats and fish. Our party of six enjoyed a selection of walleye cake, salmon pastrami and lamb fritter appetizers, followed by entrees ranging from turkey burger to lamb "duet" to roast duck to prime rib. All garnered high praise for their seasoning and preparation (in other words, rare is rare, medium rare is slightly more, etc.- and the chef's recommended doneness truly suits the food, as in medium rare at most for the very fine lamb chops in the "duet'). Service was excellent: courteous, attentive, and prompt but without being intrusive."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My husband and I chose this restaurant expecting a more than average dining experience and we liked how the food is from local farmers. And what we found was that it was connected to the Radisson hotel, which brought in some people who were dressed in T shirts and jeans, and the feel of the restaurant was more casual than we expected. It didn't completely ruin our evening and the food was still great, but this is more for a casual evening with friends than a "treat" for date night."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "love the on line reservation- Great server - diverse menu, both products and pricing."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I was looking for a restaurant close to the Target Center & we were staying at the Radisson so I checked out their inhouse dining. I looked at the menu online & found at least 16 things that looked good so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed!! The drinks in the bar for happy hour were excellent. then we moved to our table & our server was very friendly & knowledgeable. I changed my mind about 5 times on what I wanted & then he told us the specials!! My husband & I split the double pork chop & indulged with the popover - so worth it!! The pork was done perfectly. Our friends ordered the black & bleu salad & also the pork chop - both were very pleased. We will definitely be visiting again!!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The food is great at Firelake Grill. My experience has always been positive."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We had the lamb chops prime rib and wild rice soup was amazing!!! The wallet hash for breakfast was fantastic as well"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Service was outstanding however the food not very good. I think that it had a lot to do with so many people in the house. We will try again but not during a holiday."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was really delicious and our waiter was excellent."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I love the idea of restaurants serving locally sourced food. This was my first dinner at Firelake, but I found the menu varied and the food superb. The five-onion soup was full of flavor. The popover (oh, the popover - I asked for them for breakfast the next day, but they weren't on the menu). I had the Buffalo rib-eye steak and it was prepared to perfection - medium, perfectly seasoned and delicious. Service was also excellent. I look forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We enjoyed attentive and knowledgeable service; very good food and a very pleasant evening."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "This place uses locally sourced meat and has a great selection. We had the lamb two ways and it was outstanding. The staff was knowledgeable and we sat near Ther open kitchen and rotisserie. We would go back here for sure."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My family and I had never been there and didn't want the traditional "Christmas Buffet" and saw the wonderful reviews and decided to give it a try. We had a wonderful experience, a few of us had the Goose special with all of the sides and I had the Halibut! Our server was fabulous, extremely knowledgeable and we felt special the moment we walked in! The price point is a little high, but you definitely get what you pay for in quality and expertise in food preparations, we will be back!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was good - although, there weren't a lot of options for vegetarians - so I ended up with a pizza - which didn't seem too special for a Christmas lunch. Everyone else liked their dinner though. Although, I did notice the food was ready to go and didn't get picked up and delivered to our table until 10 min or so - which made the food not as hot as it should have been. The server was friendly and helpful. The bartender was also very friendly. A very festive place to spend a Christmas afternoon...."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This is our third year to visit Fire Lake Grill on Christmas Day. This year we were too early for dinner but the breakfasts were very good. We started with beignets which weren't the real thing. Our party thought they were more like hush puppies. Good, but not what we expected. The service was very good."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We decided to try a new tradition for our family of four on Christmas Eve by enjoying dinner after evening services. Unfortunately we were disappointed with our quality of food and service at Firelake Grill House in Mpls. The food was average at best and the service was slow. From the time our order was placed until our food was served was an hour wait. We will not be back or recommend this place to anyone. After paying $240.00 we expected to at least be satisfied."
    Dined on 12/24/2013