Macy's - The Oak Grill
Macy's - The Oak Grill

Macy's - The Oak Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.macysoakgrill.com/
  • Phone: 6123752938x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday 11am to 3pm
    Tuesday thru Thursday 11am to 7pm
    Saturday 11am to 3pm
    Sunday Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Cajamarca
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For Macy's off site catering in the Minneapolis area please visit www.designcuisinecatering.com.
  • Special Events: Join us for dinner before your concert or theater event. Present your event ticket and receive a complimentary glass of house wine with your entree. Evening and weekend parking included.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Public Transit: Located off of Nicollet Mall between 7th & 8th.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking available in the parking ramp PARK & SHOP adjacent to Macy's Department Store or several other downtown ramps. Parking is included evenings & weekends.
A word from Macy's - The Oak Grill
A Minneapolis tradition was born on October 2, 1947, when the Oak Grill opened for business. Architect Bob Hansen used characteristics from the Jacobean period in the design of the rooms. The ornate fireplace, originally from Salisbury, England, was over 300 years old when it was transported in sections and reassembled in the Oak Grill. With its solid oak columns and vast frame, it soon became the room's focal point. Its distinctive appearance, along with dark paneling, red chairs and dim lighting, help give the Oak Grill its cozy ambiance.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Macy's - The Oak Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (34)special occasion (22)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (14)romantic (11)fit for foodies (9)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Oktoberfest at the Oak Grill
    MplsdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It is the start of Oktoberfest so the menu is wonderful. Our choices were all delicious -- we each ate every bite. We had a terrific waitress too. Great spot for dinner before a play downtown.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swedeheartf
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Oak Grill is a great location for a business lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem on the 12th Floor
    eatout4fun
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    One of our favorite family traditions is a visit to the Oak Grill at Macy's to celebrate a holiday or birthday. Friday's dinner was among the best. The menu had something for everyone - teenagers and adults. Our food was delicious, and our server was both gracious and efficient. We loved the warm fire and not too intrusive background music. The dark wood paneling and table linens make this restaurant just right for our special events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Very good restaurant-classic meals. Go there before theater, for dinner and especially their hot popovers. Unfortunately very limited evening and weekend hours. Always wonderful attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT STAFF
    ANDREW
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    THIS WAS OUR FIRST "FANCY" RESTAURANT WITH OUR THREE YEAR OLD. THE STAFF WAS SO KIND, MADE HER FEEL WELCOME AND REALLY HELPED MOM AND DAD ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE. WE WERE VERY NERVOUS, BUT TRULY ENJOYED OUR EXPERIENCE WITH BOTH OUR WAITRESS AND THE MANAGER (BOTH WERE ATTENTIVE TO US). WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN. ALSO - LOVED THE POPOVERS. LOVED THE MEAL!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely meal and service
    myself
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I loved the dinner we had before the theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch with friends
    Meg18
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The tuna sandwich was perfect. Wild rice soup perfect, as always. French onion soup, perfect. The Walleye was ample and grilled to perfection. The Salmon was dry and crispy (overdone by my standards) but because my friend likes her fish that way, we traded. Mashed potatoes were cold. Over all, my favorite thing at Macy's Oak Grill is the black currant iced tea and the popovers. Service by Ana was prompt, courtesous, impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place for a meal
    Joey
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our table thoroughly enjoyed our lunch selection. You can't go wrong with the chicken pot pie and hamburgers. The wait staff was very attentive. She noticed one person was wearing a birthday button. She surprised the table with a complimentary slice of birthday brownie. What a nice gesture. Oak Grill is an excellent place for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pattyb0402
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The popovers are amazing and what stands out as unique with the dining experience. I have my favorites but also try other menu options. I have never been disappointed with my food and the service is always top notch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Time Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Historic place - food and ambience. Brings back many memories.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Week day lunch
    BearHug
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I was disappointed in the food during my last visit which was 7/11/2014. Pop overs were cold, salad was limp, chicken was dry. My companions fries were greasy and cold. Not likely to return. There are Manu other options that offer better food at the same cost.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Shopping with the girlfriends and then lunch at the Oak Grill. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not the best experience
    sorrylunchbunch
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We chose the Oak Grill for a special lunch. 1 - for the popovers - they were thick /crusty - not much flavor 2 for the good food - it was good 3 for the service - this was poor...........there were 2 parties in the room when we came and 1 left soon after. the other party was eating. Our service took 40 minutes from ordering to the table............really? 4 salads, 1 meat loaf and 1 burger. now that is poor service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, great service
    JDs3
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We selected this restaurant because it reminded us of the old days when all large department stores had cozy restaurants. The Oak Grill met our expectations and more. We shared their famous pot pie and walleye main dishes. Both were delicious. The warm, dark oak walls and general décor were wonderful reminders of long past experiences. We appreciated the perfect level of service provided by our waiter, Hubert. The floor on which the restaurant is located contains a mini-museum about the history of Macy's. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miserable evening
    Nevermore
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a completely miserable experience at the Grill and would not ever be returning again. Hour and a half and never got the correct entrees util after we paid the bill and were walking out. some serious management is needed at this restaurant and it will not be a return place for me
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oak Grill
    polis80VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We have eaten here a few times and have decided that it is a favorite! The service and food are great and the atmosphere is warm and inviting yet elegant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POPOVERS! (Need I say more...?)
    gbroxon
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The Oak Grill is great for lunch. Everything I've ever had is spot-on and a welcomed change from run-of-the-mill salads, burgers, and pasta. PLUS, no matter what you order, you get a freshly-baked popover to enjoy before your meal. They also offer seasonal specials and a quiche-of-the-day. The decor is a bit "clubbish" (know what I mean?!?!). I've gone there for dinner, but I wouldn't again (very slim cocktail pickin's); however, lunch is ALWAYS perfect! I've had most things on their menu: The carmelized salmon is wonderful, the meatloaf as well as the chicken pot pie is perfect, and the many salads are divine. Love, love, love their mashed potatoes! My only criticism: Changing up entrees' veg more frequently would be spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch for the Professionals
    BigBowlEnthusiastVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    A great lunch spot to meet a client or with a colleague. Delicious old-time favorites with fresh seasonal options offered. I highly recommend the Oak Room Grill!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful hidden gem!
    Datenightdiner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My wife and I were very pleasantly surprised by our wonderful experience at this hidden gem of a restaurant. We were there for a 6:30pm dinner date and the ambiance was very quiet and romantic...we could actually hear each other talk! The overall feel of the restaurant is cozy and inviting. The service was amazing...very friendly but not intrusive. The food was very good...not a huge menu at all but enough to choose from and contained some gluten free options as well. After eating here my wife and I felt very relaxed after a fairly stressful week; it was a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oak Grill
    Oakroom
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food and atmosphere at the Oak Grill are wonderful and the prices are very reasonable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Pre Theatre Dinner
    jjfeigal
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Macy's Oak Grill is a great location for dinner prior to a show at the State or Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. My friend and I both ordered the caramelized salmon served with cooked asparagus with risotto. A dish of ice cream for dessert topped off a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 433 reviews are from the Macy's - The Oak Grill reviews archive.
  • Delicious BUT Long Wait
    CEH01
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The food is incredible and prices reasonable, but we had to wait about 40 minutes for our food when we only ordered salads and soups. I encourage people to go, but not for lunch unless you don't have to get back to work. I will go again but on my day off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    HBear
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    great place for lunch, be sure you have a full hour and reservations may be necessary depending on events happening in the city. The food, Service and location are excellent and the popovers the best.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service
    Brulaf
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The best service for a brunch that I have ever had. I wanted to tip more than a normally served meal. Food was hot and every item very tasteful. Fantastic French toast!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mothers day brunch
    Cisco
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was good but not very many stations. Service was somewhat slow but they were very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Mother's Say
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    From the time we arrived to the time we left the service was excellent. The food was better than we expected and I'm looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for business meetings
    Bridget
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I like the Oak Grill because I can meet with a client and work without a noisy and disruptive environment. The food is always excellent and the prices are low.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still as good as ever
    EdinamomVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My family loves the popovers. Our waitress brought us extras! We were there just before closing on a weeknight and it was not very busy. The french onion soup was especially good. Free parking after 4pm also. We will be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have a 91 year old mother
    BABS
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We have a 91 year old mother who can' t hear in any noisy restaurant, which seems to be all of them. The Oak Grille is quiet, has wonderful food and the overall ambience is perfect. My husband and/or friends have also enjoyed a relaxing lunch after shopping where we can actually have a conversation. This place is really a gem
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Quiche for dinner
    navvet
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Was expecting to have Quiche for dinner after looking at the menu online. After getting seated, looked for the quiche and it was on the restaurant menu and asked the server for two Quiches. He replied the Oak Room only serves quiche for lunch. Looked again at the menu and did not see anywhere that quiche was only served for lunch. So we had a starter and one soup for me and one salad for my partner. When the food was ready every thing was served altogether Popovers,the starter, soup, salad. Not too impressed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place to heat
    Bobert
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I have been going to the Oak Grill for at least 50 years. I always enjoy the staff and food. I also love the style of the room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch with neice
    linda64lovestoeat
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I used to work downtown and went to the oak grill several times, for me it was like coming back to a friendly place; love their popovers
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We have been to this restaurant when it was very busy, and quiet. The service was outstanding at both times. It is in a department store, and has been there for many many years. It is beautifully done.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch & Flower show
    UptownPatron
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Macy's was showing off a great dining experience: up to date food and great service in a beautiful, historic space. Flower show is a great community and family event. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time
    Cyndi
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went to the Floral Show and then lunch at Oak Grille. I really liked it, the atmosphere, the food, and the service. It felt like an occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent, mid range pricing,
    Deepvalleygirl
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Consistent, mid range pricing, beautiful ambiance. Lovely site for a romantic lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The Oak Room doesn't disappoint. We took my grandma to the flower show and then lunch at the Oak room and it was a memorable day. The popovers are amazing and now they are serving red velvet cupcakes with your meal. The food was great and the sevice was too. They did a great job accomodating a wheel chair too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to usual par. Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Not up to usual par. Waitress was crazy, told us drinks were not good, didn't let us order salads we wanted. Popovers were ok. Birthday celebration was definitely not what we planned.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Downtown Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have been eating here since I was a child and my mom and I needed to have my dad join us over the lunch hour - women were not allowed with out a male escort during the peak lunch hours! So glad to be able to still come with my family. Maybe it is just the memory but the food is good, reasonable priced, we love the atmosphere and the service is always exceptional. tahnks for opening for dinner as I am not able to be downtown over the lunch hour.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    JennyC
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Great food and service!! The place is beautiful!! Would definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.