FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis

  • 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: Jim Kyndberg
  • 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
77 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)special occasion (35)great for lunch (29)good for groups (26)vibrant bar scene (12)romantic (10)notable wine list (10)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • good food, reasonable prices
    luvfood
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We went there for a light dinner before a show and I would definitely do it again. We both had dinner salads and, of course popovers with delectable maple butter. On your dinner salad you can add your choice of standard meats, but they also offer duck confit which was a nice surprise. The waiter checked with us right away if we had any time constraints, which many don't think to ask. And dinner with 2 drinks was less than $70 in the heart of downtown. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burned cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I tried Firelake during Happy Hour--I am searching for the top downtown restaurants in this category. The food was OVERDONE and dried out--grilled WAY too long. They also play some sort of generic "guessing game" as regards to the wines being offered, only stating a "dry" white or red. There many better options available.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The entrees we ordered were very delicious. However, I was very disappointed that they changed the bread pudding. Service was very, very slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Nice Atmosphere
    MotivatedbyFood
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great restaurant and concept, although its interesting that its in the Radison. The food is exceptionally prepared and well done, not to mention being sustainably friendly with fresh local ingredients in some dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good - spotty service
    Rick
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Really enjoyed the food and the variety of the menu as well as the local sourcing. Setting was okay but more casual than I'd expect given entree prices. BTW: there's a variety of chairs and a few banquettes. Next time it's the banquettes I'll request. The chairs we had were stylish but not terribly comfortable. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable which made some of the lapses a bit hard to reconcile. For example, my wife's 2nd glass of wine wasn't served until halfway through the entree and it had been ordered before the first entrees arrived. And, her entree was served a good five minutes after the rest of our entrees with no real explanation other than an apology. I'll give it a second try and see what that experience is like
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had not been there before, and so made an evening of it downtown, prior to a concert. The atmosphere was casual, but yet some patrons were dressed downtown funky- a nice mix- as there were families there too! Felt very comfortable, relaxed. The wine list was nice, and the menu even more diverse. The proteins available was a nice mix- and most outstanding- was their committment to use local/minnesota growers as much as possible. I had the 14oz prime rib- and it was outstanding- and I think more than 14oz! My partner had the venison- and he was not dissapointed at all. We each started with a different salad- and again- superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was very good - super tasty. The service was great. Our server was this delightful elderly woman - she was attentive and did a really nice job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun sport
    Chaz
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great spot pre-concert. Waiter was very attentive to our time schedule. Suggested Bison main course was excellent! We will be back. Fun cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Cios
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This was our first time visiting since they remodeled, and I'm not a fan of what they did. What was previously homey, cozy and a little rustic is now modern and cold. Our previous favorite dining spot facing the kitchen is gone, and the booths now either face the entrance (with hotel people coming & going) or the curtain over the private dining area. That being said, the food and service is still completely phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A friend and I stopped here for lunch. The food and service was fantastic. Carlos took excellent care of us and the bison pot roast sandwiches were spot on. We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food.
    Citrusfizz
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Staff is very friendly.............. Great place. Good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • 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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  • 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.
  • LovegoingoutVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I will return. Good food, good service. I miss the old, big booths that felt so private and comfortable. The renovation is cool, but not nearly as romantic. It feels more corporate like they're catering to the hotel business crowd, which I understand. I'll return. I've been there many times but this was my first return with the new renovation. I think most would be happy having dinner here.
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    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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    • Ambiance
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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
    Leisa
    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
    • Food
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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
    • 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
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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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1040 reviews are from the FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis reviews archive.