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Icehouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://icehousempls.com
  • Phone: (612) 276-6523
  • Hours of Operation: MON-SAT: 11am-2am
    SUNDAY: 10am-1am

    Lunch:11am-2:30pm (open seating)
    Happy Hour:2:30-5pm, 10pm-Midnight (open seating)
    Happy Hour Drink Specials: 4-6pm

    Snacks: 230pm-5pm
    Happy Hour: 10pm-Midnight (open seating)

    Brunch: 10am-2:30pm
    Dinner 5pm-9
    Happy Hour: 9pm-1am
    Late Night Snacks: 9pm-11pm (open seating)

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Bickford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music Daily

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 25th and 26th
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking, Valet service Thur-Sat
A word from Icehouse
Live Music Restaurant - A stomping ground for those who share our appreciation for a comfortable place to have a drink, healthy, quality food made from scratch and the cast of fine musicians who call MN home.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved the ambience, food, service and wonderful live music. Definitely will return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Had out of town guests and brought them to Icehouse for brunch. Good service and great food. Downside, my female guest found a black beard hair in her in her cocktail."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Went to eat (not drink) with kids. Food and service was splendid, including the kids menu (best angel hair pasta with meatballs in town). We were sitting in the dining area behind the bar. Ceiling windows created a nice ambience. There was a little competition between the recorded music playing in the dining area and the live music in the bar (suggestion: shut off the recorded music while the live music is in session). Otherwise, everything was great."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was a special occasion (birthday) for our group & it was wonderful at Icehouse. We sat outside - great ambience. Great, attentive service, awesome, delicious & unique food & drinks. No music tonight but we've loved the music when we've been there previously. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We went to the Icehouse for dinner at 7 on a Tuesday. We were the only people there (so felt a bit odd, given how large the space is), but it's a cool place (decor) and I imagine it's a great scene once the place fills up. The food was great - unique and nicely presented. Waitstaff were great at explaining menu offerings; The PLOUGHMAN'S PLATTER (assortment of smoked meat, fish & other savory bits) was beautifully plated, and delicious with a wide variety of unique offerings. We all loved the food and will definitely go back, although we'll go back to eat and listen to music. Note: Deck is nice, but they only have one or two tables for a party of four."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We have been to this place several times and are looking forward to our next visits! They are # 1 in all of the categories!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I came to the Ice House to see Treveld play during the brunch hours. The food was spectacular and the service was great too. I invited my family and some friends, and everyone had a lovely time. I cannot stress enough how amazing Treveld was at this location. The sound system was phenomenal!! Please continue to bring Treveld back! They are a "neighborhood gem", just like The Ice House. Next time I am in Minneapolis I intend of coming back. Thank you for hosting an amazing band that I cannot get enough of."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our entire experience at Icehouse was wonderful, from the bartender to our server and all the way through dessert! The staff was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain the menu and provide detailed recommendations. Our group tried several small plates, entrees and desserts and they were all unique, delicious and beautifully presented. Our favorites were: Small Plates: Marie's Beets and Marrow Bone Pho (both phenomenal) Entrees: Smoked Potato Gnocchi and Bulgogi (the Bulgogi presentation is great and you get a very large portion) Desserts: Salty Caramel Macarons (hands down) We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed the music with dinner. We were there for the music, Todd Clouser and Chris Bates. The food and service was very good."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Icehouse used to be a recording studio and this could be why it's such a great venue for local music. We met friends there last week to hear a new local band. We were just planning on drinks and snacks, but wound up eating a full dinner. The food was interesting and tasty. Hubby had the jerk pork rib which was huge...he liked it. I had the gnocci with peas puree, blue cheese and fennel...delicious and just the right amount. Also had a mixed greens salad that also had pea tendrils complete with flowers...yummy, healthy and very festive! Service was pretty good, but it was crowded and although very pleasant and helpful, the server had a little trouble keeping up."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • " I have used a Groupon here twice and found it a great place for lunch. No one turns their nose up at you when you present your groupon. In fact, they act excited to see it and give great service. The food here is real gourmet dining, albeit informal. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients. Their beer menu is truly diverse and high quality. I had previously lunched here in the Fall and was pleasantly surprised to find outdoor dining on a quiet covered deck. The Icehouse deserves a high rating on the foodie lists. It is highbrow with low prices and a really cool vibe, inside and out."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We came at the end of the lunch hour, very quiet and slow but the meal was fresh, the patio gorgeous and the waitstaff not disinterested as I would have imagined. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food was outstanding but service was weird so I'll think twice about going back. Seated promptly for our brunch reservation then sat ignored for 15 minutes while multiple servers swirled about a half-full dining room. Host finally brought water and took drink orders. Drinks were lovely -husband's Laphroiag Bloody was a smoky meal unto itself. Server finally turned up, we ordered seafood gumbo and rabbit brioche. Food took less waiting and was delicious. Still, plates, napkin leftover from Bloody Mary were left on table during our meal. Such attention to detail in the kitchen but not on the floor."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for a nice place to have brunch before going to the Twins game on Sunday. The Icehouse was great. The Twins, not so much. The weather was nice so we decided to eat outside. Our waitress was very pleasant, friendly and quite helpful in guiding our selections. We both choose the crab and asparagus with egg and cheese sauce. We were very happy with the choice and were impressed with how well the many flavors blended together. Will definately go back for their evening tasting menu at the chef 's bar. Well done."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The menu had a lot of tempting choices, service was very good and the atmosphere lively."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great cocktails and excellent food. We loved everything, the lamb, scallops, yellow-fin tuna and sturgeon cheeks. Will be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "All our entrees were served with delicious and tasty accompaniments, great service, creative combinations and fabulous salty carmel dessert!!! A wonderful find!!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I was disappointed in the food when I visited a couple nights ago. When I visited a year ago it was outstanding and I've been waiting for an opportunity to go back. We took some friends this time and the menu has changed completely. Based on our experience this time, I wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed the wonderful, eclectic menu, interesting wine list and music venue. Definitely on my radar for a return visit!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food here always amazes. Chef driven menu changes frequently, providing fine dining in a casual atmosphere with live jazz. Amazing cocktails (try the sippin' shots). Bourbon centric drinks. Local craft beers on tap. Wine list is short, but has very good to excellent selections to accompany your meal. This is my go to restaurant in the Twin Cities."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our waitress was attentive and engaging. The menu had something for all 6 of our varied tastes and the eye opening craft drinks were perfect."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Overall Nice job!! Cocktail was creative and food was good. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable !!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great beer list. Always fresh and seasonal. We prefer the back dining room open to the kitchen and the patio. We have never had a bad meal there. A fine selection of small plates, creative sandwiches and full entrees. The 3 course prix fixe at $35 is a bargain. When we raved to our server about the beautiful beet salad, he sent the chef to the table who recognized us as regulars and explained it was his grandmother's recipe. At lunch I always get the best veggie burger ever and my spouse prefers the homemade charcuterie plate. The lemon ice cream sandwiches made with perfect macaroons is a lovely summer dessert. Those who prefer a busy bar scene can dine at the front of the house with live music on weekends."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fun place with the music vibe. Food was good! Parking was a little difficult but there is valet."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was great, they have many items that I will return to try in the future. Highly recommend reservations as they have music nightly and seating could be a problem. Want to try tasting menu. Great selection of beverage choices."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Interesting place with good food and live background music. Unfortunately, the food portions are too small and overpriced."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very friendly wait staff; Manager came by and was very enthusiastic about the new menu. Great to have some back ground music playing. Food was delicious, creative!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been to this place several times, and every time it was unforgettable. I really appreciate a good choice of gluten free dishes & impeccable service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Every bit of our experience at Icehouse was great. The ambience was great (we weren't seated close to the music, so it wasn't loud, but we could hear and enjoy the live music). The service was excellent. All the food we ordered had something special about it. I can't think of anything that could have improved our experience there. I just moved to the neighborhood and I'm excited to go back many more times!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The four of us arrived. The place was entirely empty except for the patio which was packed. It was a Tuesday night at 7, so maybe the day of the week influenced this. The food was very creative and tasted great. We had the scallops, ploughman's platter, smoked sturgeon. All very good."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Icehouse was a great place for an early evening quit celebration destination for two. Loved the ambience - beautiful wood walls, high ceilings yet intimate feel, modern and vintage combined. The drink lists were extensive and we thoroughly enjoyed the fun names of the specialty drinks. So loved the food and our waitress really knew the menu helping navigate what she thought we would enjoy - brussel sprouts, mac and cheese, crab, and burger all made for a delicious evening. The food was excellent and we can't wait to return and try some other entrees - a goodly variety to choose from. The service was great as well. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Once again a fabulous experience at Icehouse. The menu is creative and I am never disappointed with my choice. Great music and fine dining on a Sunday morning. Minneapolis is lucky to have this gem."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We came in a group of four to see local musicians play during brunch. The food was delicious, our server was EXCELLENT (knew just when to come and when to leave us alone, let us stay for nearly four hours to see the show and didn't hassle us to leave). We had a hard time hearing some of the music over the talking of two tables who were sitting directly in front of the stage, by monitors. Granted, they probably couldn't hear each other, but if their goal was to talk, they should have sat farther away from the musicians so others could hear the music. The beautiful interior space does little to buffer noise; it's a performance space, after all. :) Bottom line: tasty food, great service, and competing noise levels from music/customers."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We always enjoy the great food. This time we tried the desserts. Also, the best fries in town"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We found the food, service and jazz duo to be absolutely first rate. We were there for the 6:30 show/seating and stayed til almost 9:00. We loved it!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We took our 3 kids before going to the Children's theater. They had the typical kids things on the menu but also had some different items which was perfect for my oldest who loves to try new things. The kids portions could be a little bigger, but for the price you really can't complain. We will be going back with and without the kids."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We'd never been to Icehouse before purchasing a Groupon. The food was amazing! We loved the beet salad, and enjoyed two lunch plates. I enjoyed the beef brisket with brussels sprouts, while my companion had the enormous Icehouse burger with a huge green salad. The service was superb -- our server knew details about each of the menu items and explained the nuances of the various choices. When I didn't know which beer to order, she brought a couple of samples so I could choose which I would prefer. We plan to return!!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service...a find in Minneapolis. Music scene venue."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This was our first visit for brunch after several great dinners. The food is held to the same high standard that we have experienced for dinner. The hanger steak sandwich was the best breakfast sandwich I have ever had, and comparing the cost to other brunch spots in the Twin Cities - an exemplary value for the amount of food and quality of ingredients. Plus - who isn't won over by a Homer bloody mary with candied bacon and donut? Doh! One criticism - the new ordering system that they have implemented for the wait staff is almost painful on their mobile devices. It detracts from an otherwise phenomenal service-oriented team to stare down at an iPhone when ordering. Sometimes, technology is not an improvement over pen and paper."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband and I were there to see a specific band that night (came in from Green Bay WI just to see them!!). Decided it would have been fun to have dinner there too. Although the menu is a bit on the "eclectic" side for us, we found the food to be outstanding!! We were a bit confused as to how the concert was going to work so I wish the staff was bit more informative about that, but, they answered all of our questions!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014