Girvan Grille
Girvan Grille

Girvan Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.girvangrille.com/
  • Phone: (763) 315-8535
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINING ROOM:
    Mon-Thur: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Sun: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    BAR:
    Mon-Thur: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Sun: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Jim Malinoski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Lancer Catering's culinary team takes pride in creating and presenting food that will make your event memorable. When designing menus they work with color, texture and elevations to create a buffet, platter or dinner plate like an artist composes a painting.

    All selections are prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients. The professional staff ensures that every aspect of your event is executed with the highest standards of professionalism and class.
  • Private Party Facilities: Cater to Grooms Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversary's and other Celebrations.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Stokes 7633158512x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 85th Ave North
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large lot to accommodate any size groups.
    Valet parking available on busy nights.
A word from Girvan Grille
Girvan Grille features great food, friendly service and daily specials. Come see why Girvan Grill has been a neighborhood favorite for years. Girvan Grille offers a friendly and casual atmosphere.
The menu includes a complete selection of choice steaks, chops and seafood.
Try the Mahogany Braised Pork with two potato hash and sautéed market greens; the Seared Tuna Starter with a Caribbean twist; the Horseradish Crusted Filet Mignon; Lodge Walleye; or, Macadamia Crusted Chicken. Our house-smoked meats and wood roasted chicken also differentiates our entrees from the run-of-the-mill.
Girvan Grill uses fresh ingredients and made from scratch sauces, dressing, and desserts that guarantee an exceptional experience. Girvan Grille sources fresh fruits and vegetables locally, and fish and seafood from sustainable sources.
The new Girvan Grille restaurant overlooks the beautiful Edinburgh USA golf course in Brooklyn Park.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Girvan Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)scenic view (16)good for groups (12)great for lunch (11)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (9)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (7)fit for foodies (6)romantic (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • D. Schwalen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I requested a booth in the bar area on my reservation. It was available, but the hostess refused us that table saying that it wouldn't be fair to the waitresses. We were then seated at another booth at 5:45 p.m. We asked that waitress if specialty drinks were on "happy hour". Her response was "I don't know" nor did she offer to check. We placed our drink order and asked her to return to our table before happy hour ended and asked her a second time when the drinks were served. She did not return for our second round in time for happy hour and when asked, she said, "I guess I got busy". We ordered food which came just fine, but had to ask twice for water. We have never had such poor service and are hoping the quality of service is not dropping at this restaurent as it has been a neighborhood favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time.....it was fine
    marychris
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    There were 4 of us, two couples. We had never been there but our friends had been there before for a brunch. We had burgers and ribs. The food was great, good serving sizes. The only down side is that our server went missing after our food was delivered so didn't get beverage refills, including completely empty water glasses.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • suzieVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Always a great place to meet friends! Good service and friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime Rib Special
    CurlyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Prime Rib was not as tender as it usually is. It was a nice cut of meat, done medium rare as requested but was chewy. Service was a bit slow. We sat at our table for over 10 minutes before the server approached asking about beverages. It was 20 minutes before we got the basket of bread. Maybe they were short staffed. The a jus was also different. It tasted more like a poultry basting sauce. We'll still go back for the prime special because it's a good deal and is usually excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • redhatqueen
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The 4 of us ordered the herb crusted prime rib, didn't have any herb crust on it. I couldn't eat my vegies because they were so salty. The loaded bake potato was very dry, hardly any cheese and no sour cream was offered to help the taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not sure what happened!
    Foodie15070
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Used to be our favorite place. Wait staff was terrible, did not even get a refill on our waters. They all seemed to be new and did not even know the menu. Food was just okay, which has always been phenomenal in the past. Lots of food on the floor. Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, if a bit noisy
    kyoung
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Saturday night special $18 prime rib was excellent, with huge baked potato and good veggies. Burger was cooked right and spiced just right. Nice comfy room, but a bit loud with the bar in the center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch, Price, Great View
    JL0310
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had brunch with family, including child and infant, and we we were all happy with the food, service, and view of the golf course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great service and able to accommodate large parties. Menu reasonably priced and a good variety.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Girvan Grill has always had wonderful food and good service and I am never disappointed . They also have a good Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • redhatqueen
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very enjoyable and pleasant. Nice not to have little children running around the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    AnniveddieVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Went for the famous burger night and it was very good like always - not 2 for 1 anymore but still a nice deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Personal Taste
    tuff2please
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Overall my wife and I have enjoyed the food at the Girvan Grille. I particularly am fond of the pot roast dinner. Yesterday we were entertaining guests and took them to lunch at the Girvan Grille. I was not particularly hungry and had the walleye fingers appetizer. I did not care for the breading used on them, it was dry and not very palatable. Everyone else enjoyed what they ordered however. I also do not care for the parking situation, which requires the driver to walk a considerable distance from the parking lot to the dining room.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed,
    patsy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    we have been coming to Girvans for Years, our food was a disappointment Hamburgers were over cooked, potatoes were over cooked. We always got good food before, what happened
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice, will dine here again
    multi2e
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great food, great service we had a wonderful evening. Nice place to stop for a burger and beer as well as a fine dining experience with a steak or fish entrée
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, fun atmosphere
    sandina
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our server was new, but still very prompt. We never had to wait for anything and he was very polite. The food was delicious, warm and presentation was well done. I highly recommend the mahi mahi and the steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud music!
    Jenn
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We met friends to have a nice conversational dinner - however it was music night. The music was so loud we could not hear any conversation at all. It was good music - just way too loud for a small dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good food - reasonable prices - great view in summer/fall - decorated well around the holidays. Always enjoy our time with friends there. My only complaint - dislike that they do not serve wine in (stemmed) wine glasses - I always have to ask for one. To be honest, sometimes that is the deal breaker when we choose to eat out somewhere else (it's that important!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was good, but the service was just OK. Mixed up drink order for one of us twice. Advertised an 80's Disco Night deal that did not take place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diamond in the rough
    CHEERS
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Always great food, service, and weekly specials. Always find someone you know there. Friendly attentive wait staff
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 373 reviews are from the Girvan Grille reviews archive.
  • Great Food. Even Better Service
    blade1981m
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I kind of struggle to find something new when it comes to an american grill restaurant, so I defaulted to the barbecue burger (Smoke and Spice Burger). The burger was excellent and I would definitely go there again just for that. What stood out the most to me though was the service. Every employee that was there was friendly and made us feel welcome. I particularly noted that our server glanced at our table and noticed we had not tried every piece of our meal and she waited until we had to come by and check that everything was ok. One final note, their seven layer desert is out of this world amazing. Size-wise I understand why they say it serves 2-3, but it was so good, I really felt I could have eaten the entire piece myself.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NewDiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Waitress was lack luster, didn't stop by to ask what was needed. We had to flag her down and ask for refills...not good service. Breakfast buffet had good food options but some food was only luke warm.
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  • OK food, Great Service
    MinnTasty
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I enjoy eating at different restaurants so we decided to try Girvan Grille. The service was excellent. We were seated promptly and our order taken in an appropriate time frame. The food however, was not excellent. All of the main entree choices were over cooked. My husband's "medium" burger was almost burnt. My pork medallions were very tough. The atmosphere was lively and friendly. Our table looked out onto the golf course. If the food was better, we'd definitely be back. I hope this was a one time mishap from the kitchen, otherwise, they are going to miss out on a large foodie clientele.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much more potential
    northgardener
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is our 2nd experience at Girvan Grille. Our food was mediocre at best, a step down from a year ago. The dining area is situated in a classic golf clubhouse with a nice view of the course (currently under construction). The staff was friendly, but poorly trained. This resulted in our wait person having to tell us that our dining card was not honored, because one of us had ordered a daily special and she was not aware of this policy for the card (the bill would have been the same if we had had a second regular entrée). This was a poor management decision, as we have plenty of other options to dine regularly and will not return. This is regrettable, given the great location and potential for a thriving business. Sorry Brooklyn Park.
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  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    First and last time visit to Girvan Grill. The food and service was mediocre, but the price was still high. If you are looking for a place to get a nice steak dinner several national chains would be a step up.
    • Food
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  • Saturday Night Prime
    CurlyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The prime rib special was excellent. A nice slice of prime (medium rare as requested) with hot a jus, horseradish, baked potato and fresh vegetables. The other order was the rib eye, one of the most expensive items on the menu. Unfortunately, it was only average. A little chewy and not as flavorful as we would have liked. The steak sauce is very tasty. I gave my review a 'very good' food rating based on the prime rib. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise level
    Connie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We totally enjoyed the burgers we had on tues eve.... Service was great. HOWEVER untill the tables around us cleared out, it was very noisey ..had trouble Hearing across the table. Parking is not the best....long walk to Restraurant ....especially for those with disabilities .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fabulous!
    suzieVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I go to Girvan all the time. Service is usually great. Food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night out
    Saint
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We went on Thursday night to hear the singer. The server was excellent and we could have a nice conversation while seated closer to the entertainer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Menu...Uh Oh
    StaceyTVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The old menu had wayyyy too many selections on it. Dead giveaway that most food would be mediocre. Now they reduced the menu but some of the things that were good are missing...like the crab cake. Food is still mediocre unfortunately. They should keep working on it! Its one of the nicer places in Brooklyn Park so it would be awesome if the food quality could go up.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Anna88
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I made a reservation the day of for dinner. When I arrived I was told there was a waitlist, and it would be about a 45 minute wait, even with our reservation. There were some open tables here and there, but they were for other reservations apparently. If it really was a wait list then we should have been seated since a) we were actually there and b) I had an actual reservation. I would not have been bothered so much, because it was Father's Day so probably a busier day for them, but I was taking my 92 year old grandmother out for dinner. A call before hand would have been nice before we drove out there. The hostess was very polite and apologetic, but I don't think I'll try to come here again.
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  • JackVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    2 of us went to lunch. We had 5 people service us for lunch. Computer problems. from order placement to food was 50 minutes!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch
    dessertdiva
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Girvan serve a great brunch at an affordable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was great
    Pgreen
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was great and so was the service! Was celebrating a birthday and didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal!
    Julius
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Had a great buffalo burger. Also great chicken wild rice soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday evening at Girvan Grille
    mann0209
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Being that it was a Sunday evening, the restaurant was very quiet. Only two other groups present. Food was satisfactory and the server ill trained. Bread did not arrive until after the dinner was complete and we asked for the basket. The price of the food was reasonable. The bar tender and host are in the wrong business.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girvan Grille
    Rivertech
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Our cousins from CA were in town and we were looking for a nice place that was quiet enough for us to talk and catch up with folks we haven't seen in many years. The food is excellent and service is outstanding. They are attentive, but not obtrusive. This is one of our favorite places! Very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place to eatand a nice wait stf
    view
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We love the view and we love eating outside when the weather permits. I ordered salmon and found it delicious. We eat here often and always have nice waitresses and waiters. When we eat indoors, we request window view and enjoy our meal very much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is the 3rd year we have come to Edinburgh for Mother's Day brunch and we will not be back. Given the price - $26.95 each - I would expect a better tasting meal. The hot foods were all dry and overcooked. I could hardly eat the chicken or pork. The salmon was cold. I would have liked a pasta choice. The egg dishes were dry and tasteless. Where did the omelet station go? I don't eat beef; my family said the prime rib was good. We were ignored for at least 15 minutes after we were seated, and the mimosas came halfway through the meal. Overall it was a bad experience.
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  • Great place to meet with friends.
    Boots
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We have always enjoyed meeting friends here. The food is great and priced reasonably. One of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.