Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.murraysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6123390909x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5 - 10 pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11 am - 2:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall on 6th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking begins at 5:00 p.m. for $9.
    The closest public parking ramp is located at 50 South 6th Street (the second driveway past Murray's on the left).
    Other nearby parking is located at the City Center Ramp or the Gaviidae Common Ramp.
A word from Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Welcome to Murray's Restaurant. Minneapolis' original restaurant for steak since 1946 & home of the award winning Silver Butterknife Steak dinner for two. Also known for mouth watering garlic toast, Hickory Smoked shrimp appetizer, and home baked pies. Well into its third generation of family ownership, Murray's stands out among local and out of town diners alike as a true Twin Cities landmark & continues to provide the best in food and service as it did in 1946.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
214 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (163)romantic (118)notable wine list (78)fit for foodies (63)good for groups (40)great for lunch (40)neighborhood gem (35)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (8)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Great restaurant
    steaks2diefor
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Once again, Murray's was a great place to celebrate our anniversary (35 years). The food was exceptional and the service was great
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had an amazing meal! The surf and turf and bleu cheese crusted steak were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dore
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service - there, but not there if you know what I mean. Never had to ask for water refill, manager stopped by to check on things, everyone very attentive and accommodating. Couldn't decide between sides that accompanied meal and wait staff gave us an extra one gratis. Food was great as expected it would be. We ordered the butterknife steak and a walleye dinner. Steak done to perfection as ordered. Maybe not butterknife tender, but tender and flavorful. Walleye moist and cooked right; didn't need extra condiments/seasoning. We occupied table talking for longer than maybe needed after eating, but never felt pushed or rushed to leave with people waiting to be seated. Enjoyable, relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Old school, upscale place. Service excellent, but not intrusive. Food a stand out. Good wine. Good cocktails. Arrived early. Valet was courtous and acommodating. We were seated within minutes of arrival. Bar staff was excellent. If you want a first rate dinning experience without the annoyance of the "scene" this is you place
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Family Favorite!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Murray's is the total package!!!! Ambience, amazing food and 5 Star service!!!! Hands down, no other competition!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Murray's never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Murray's is a gem that we often overlook with so many restaurants in area in which to choose. The food is always outstanding and the servers are knowledgeable and professional. Murray's never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch
    Magicsmom
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My family and I met for lunch on my birthday. Murray's is always my top pick, but this year, it was especially nice. Everything was perfect, the atmosphere was quiet and intimate, soft lighting made you feel relaxed. The servers (Marina was our main server)were excellent, answering questions about the food, and offering suggestions. The salad is always fresh and crisp. Several of us enjoyed the luncheon steak, it was delicious. My sister loved her shrimp cocktail and crab cake as well. And the desserts! Try the raspberry tart....it is light, refreshing, and worth coming back for! We all agreed we had a great time, a superb lunch, and I had a very happy birthday. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!
    FoodiefromNashville
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I used to go to Murray's in the late 80s when I lived in Mpls. My husband had a "big" birthday, and we flew up from Nashville to celebrate. The Chateaubirand was better than I remembered it. My husband said he had never tasted a better meal. It was an absolute hit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Worth It!
    honeymooners
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After getting a sampling of Murray's garlic toast from Sun Country Airlines while on our honeymoon we decided to plan a date to the restaurant for our first anniversary. It was perfect!! Of course their garlic toast is delicious, but everything else was just as fabulous. The lobster bisque was to die for, and I can see why people rave about their au gratin potatoes. And best of all was our steak; cooked absolutely perfectly. We could not have asked for anything better. Thank you for an amazing evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Really I picked this place because it looked like the best place in Minneapolis to have chateaubriand for two and it sure didn't disappoint. One of the best cuts of meat I've ever had and it was prepared to perfection. Service was attentive but not hovering, and the desert was also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, but so good.
    Tmbillig
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Murray's is a special occasion spot for us, quite expensive, but food always cooked and prepared very well. All items on menu are ala cart, so keep that in mind when ordering. Very easy to drop $100+ for 2 if ordering steaks - chicken and fish entree's may run you a bit less. Our waiter, this time. must have been new. He didn't seem to be a knowledgeable as others we overheard explaining the various menu items to their patrons.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good first impression
    Wally
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We've lived for over 40 years in the Twin Cities area and had never been to Murray's. Hard to believe, but true. We went prior to attending The Book of Mormon at the Orpheum. We'd read about the remodeling that had been to done to update the place and were impressed with how it turned out. Our fears that it was a really old fashioned place turned out to be unfounded. We ordered the dinner special starting with a wonderful Caesar Salad, followed by a perfectly prepared sirloin steak, topped off by terrific bread pudding for me and a nice creme brule for my wife. All in all, a great meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I grew up in Minneapolis and went to Murrays at least once per year. I now live in Miami and was in town with some friends and brought them all to Murrays for the Silver Butterknife. The steak is as good as ever. It is one of the best steaks you will find anywhere, period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks,Mr.Slim!
    Tokyo
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food is delicious, Service representative was very good. I also want to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We dined there on August 31st. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was very pleasing. The ambiance is quiet so it was easy to carry on a conversation. The restaurant is an upscale dining, but many diners dressed very casually. Our food was prepared as expected and very good. Service staff checked back often, but not overbearing. A very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steak and Cocktails
    Frostbitten
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Made an early reservation, 5:00PM, on a Sunday to have dinner after attending a matinee at the Orpheum. Love that Murray's is such a quick walk to the light rail station so no worries about parking or driving home after a couple cocktails. I had the seasonal Lady Slipper and it was superb. The Chateau Briand for 2 was exceptional. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Julie
    Lovelyevening
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We, from the moment we entered Murray's, felt welcomed. The staff was very friendly, efficient, and professional. We also liked the fact we were greeted by the owner. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner with one of Murray's signature steaks, and a great choice on wine. It became a memorable experience for myself and my husband. Thank you Matt and Oscar.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Amazing
    BergGirl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food, service, ambiance is unbeatable. Garlic Toast is the best I have ever had in my entire life! Steak melts in your mouth. Friendly and professional staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Murray's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always great food and great service, one of are favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 30th wedding anniversary
    Reds
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have been coming to Murray's for 30 years and the food and service is always superb
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional, but not stodgy
    OutofTowner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Traditional charm and elegance, modern efficiency and broad-based clientele.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • occafoodie82
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I dined at Murray's over two years ago while visiting Minneapolis as a couple for the first time. It was superb! When we made plans to attend a Twins game this summer, we made sure Murray's was on our list for dinner. The renovations were fantastic and the food was as memorable as the first time. We also tried the cheesecake to celebrate, it was divine. Thank you for making our trip to Minneapolis a truly memorable one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    121926
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This couldn't have been nicer. From the bartender (Nick) when we walked in to our server (Sophia) during dinner. All were very knowledgeable with the menu (our first visit) and guided us through some of the best food I have ever eaten. Recommend the steak tartar and of course their signature steak. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    m1ndx
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was very good, only complaint there was that the steak was salted too much, but otherwise perfect. It was very loud in the bar, but got a bit more quiet once in the main dining room. Would probably go there again
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Outstanding
    Leslie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I made reservations at Murray's for my husband’s 50th birthday dinner. He had never been to Murrays before and I had not been in years, which I don't know why. It is now our new favorite restaurant in Minneapolis! The food was superb, the service was equally as pleasant and we truly had a beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Murray's Always a Hit
    Gary1950
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great evening with friends--great food--great wine--great service. Always a hit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak!!
    Barbara
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Fantastic dinner -- best filet ever. They were wonderful about splitting our food for us (we always share). Lovely helpful waitress!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    DaBest
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of my favorite places to eat, fantastic food and service. Tim is a great manager, hands down one of the best! Food prices are great, butter knife steak...to die for!! Thank you again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZINGGGGGG!
    AMAZING
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We originally tried to book the number one rated steakhouse downtown and it was full. Murray's was rated #2 and we got a late night opening luckily. It was AMAZING! The service, the cocktails, the waiter (TJ), and the food...all of it was superior. We love great food and service and Murray's exceeded our expectations. We were so impressed we went back the next night! Great place for fabulous steaks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best Streak, Ever
    Mucha507
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated my son's birthday at Murray's and it was the perfect place to do so. The quality of the steaks is legendary. The service is top-notch; very attentive and not snooty - very personable servers. There steaks are tender and flavorful, which is not news and why you go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Novice
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My entire experience at Murray's was wonderful! We were greeted by two very friendly hostesses and seated right away. Our server was very knowledgable and the way he described the specials of the evening made me want to try them both! I ended up having the filet, and it was seasoned perfectly and melted in my mouth! One of the owners stopped by the table to greet us and make sure everything was to our liking. Another owner thanked us for coming and wished us a good night as we were leaving. This was our first dining experience at Murray's, and it surpassed our expectations!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chelkones
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The servers were great! Always had a full glass of water! Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious
    OkayVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great for a work dinner. Food was amazing, quick enough and perfect size portions. I love this steakhouse in Minneapolis and I have been to them all...thanks!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was absolutely wonderful. Our waiter Louis was excellent. We will absolutely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
    Mplsfoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was amazing! Everything from their garlic toast to the butter knife steak. And the service was fantastic. Nate & Frank were very warm, friendly & personable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    excellent food and service; the entire staff helps out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent, as always.
    PeteGj
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Excellent food and outstanding service as always. If you're lucky enough to be there when they have the bone in filet, you must try it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steak
    KayRae
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If you are looking for a higher end steak dinner in Minneapolis, Murray's is great. The food was delicious and the service was both efficient and professional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first time
    Great4date
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overall had an amazing time. Great food great atmosphere great wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Night
    jrd655
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a fantastic dinner before the McCartney concert, both the wife and I had a great time and fantastic dinner. I know a world steak house before seeing McCartney who is a vegan a bit odd, but to each his own.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.