Icehouse
Icehouse

Icehouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://icehousempls.com/
  • Phone: 6122766523x
  • Hours of Operation:
    MON-SAT: 11am-2am
    SUNDAY: 10am-1am

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

    Sat:
    Brunch:10am-2:30pm
    Dinner:5pm-10pm
    Snacks: 230pm-5pm
    Happy Hour: 10pm-Midnight (open seating)

    Sunday:
    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 WinnerHot Spot
Icehouse reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (59)neighborhood gem (47)late-night find (41)good for groups (39)hot spot (36)great for outdoor dining (33)vibrant bar scene (33)special occasion (28)great for brunch (24)great for lunch (19)kid-friendly (15)romantic (14)notable wine list (9)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Burger
    Panda
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Go for the burger. It will make you top five easily.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food great, but I would only recommend the three course diner, otherwise you will go home hungry. Portions could be just a bit larger
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome music venue
    Like2eat
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Wildly varied menu, some fare you will not find anywhere else. Love the sound, spectacular sound tech!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was interesting with some interesting takes on classic brunch (eggs benedict with salmon). Service was awful. I rarely tip less than 15% and this time it was 10% (that was generous). We were there at 1:00pm on a Sunday with plenty of empty tables so I don't know what the problem was. We were charged twice for something we received once. Probably won't go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Come for the music - ambiance and bands are always great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great show/Overpriced food & drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I would definitely recommend this place to see a show!!! The sound was great, the crowd was great, the service was great and the band was absolutely amazing (Tina and the B-Sides)! Unfortunately, the prices for food and drinks is ridiculous. Just a couple of examples: $4 - $6 for a 12 oz can of beer (even Target field offers a better deal) and $12 for 3 tiny samples of cheese accompanied by 3 wafer size pieces of bread to share between 2 people... I did notice a new menu come out after 10:00 PM with food prices lowered by a couple of dollars. I would recommend having food somewhere else prior to coming to the show.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Icehouse
    joelpmeyer
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've always enjoyed seeing local acts play this place. Gaze into the glass jug pendant lights and try one of the 'sipping shost' on the cocktail list - it contains one that is like a 'fizzy manhatten' and is certainly one I'll be enjoying on all my future visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Icehouse has some sweet dishes (the rabbit was excellent) along with a great list of outstanding cocktails (the rhubarb margarita is highly recommended). The old barnwood throughout makes for a very unique experience as well. What we loved about the menu was that it was filled with many different options for sharing and sampling--it makes for a great little experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Icehouse is Hot
    PalmSpringsRegular
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We dined on the deck outside, which looks at a very nice green space. Food was great with very interesting flavor combinations. The small "shot" craft cocktails were fun to try and still a good-sized pour. The band was starting up inside just before we left, and we stayed for a while to hear them. Great music! The only complaint that we had and heard from neighboring tables is that they allow smoking "off the deck" but the rude smokers would just step down and stand right next to the deck and puff at the people dining (with complaints, I might add.) The parking lot is only 20 feet away and that should be where they can smoke to keep the dining area free from smoking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angelica
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We came for brunch and everything was excellent. This was my first time and it was so enjoyable that we are coming back for dinner. Looking forward to dinner and the awesome desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • solid choice
    DanDiner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food, atmosphere, and music were satisfying, as usual. Tonight, the service was slightly off (e.g., slow to table, infrequent check-ups on drinks and food) but I think this was a glitch. I've been here many times, and usually they are spot-on across the board. I still plan to return and recommend this place. Over time, Icehouse has been solid and consistent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NanD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Loved the ambience, food, service and wonderful live music. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    BigDaddyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very satisfied
    nemo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    GriffinVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We sat outside on the patio. Had a few decent drinks. We really enjoyed the food. They have a great variety on the menu. Loved the bone marrow and the cheese and meat plates. I would go back if I'm ever back in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Icehouse!
    2gals
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique and Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite place
    Lostintranslation
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have been to this place several times and are looking forward to our next visits! They are # 1 in all of the categories!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch And Entertainment...AMAZING!
    Dana
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Experience!
    cwaters12
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    JenP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We sat on the patio, despite the rain and had a great time. The soft shell crab was fantastic, as were the cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Enjoyed the music with dinner. We were there for the music, Todd Clouser and Chris Bates. The food and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and music venue
    ceejVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Icehouse for lunch
    Llikes2eatinsuburbsVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio, quiet lunch
    Lunchcruiser
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow food, service needs polish
    ChereVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Icehouse
    GVan
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting menu
    Judyg
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The menu had a lot of tempting choices, service was very good and the atmosphere lively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    LCO1
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative and delicious menu
    happypatron
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    All our entrees were served with delicious and tasty accompaniments, great service, creative combinations and fabulous salty carmel dessert!!! A wonderful find!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was so-so.
    Camptime
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    foodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Enjoyed the wonderful, eclectic menu, interesting wine list and music venue. Definitely on my radar for a return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Kitchen
    BigDaddyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Icehouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DavidVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Overall Nice job!! Cocktail was creative and food was good. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Go-To Dining Spot
    2OldFoodies
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place
    PCongemi
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Fun place with the music vibe. Food was good! Parking was a little difficult but there is valet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed the food
    Davin8
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner Concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Interesting place with good food and live background music. Unfortunately, the food portions are too small and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kikky
    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!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate