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

Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.murraysrestaurant.com
  • Email: tmurray@murraysrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (612) 339-0909
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5 - 10 pm
    Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5 – 10:30 pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak
  • 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
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants

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 $8.
    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 59 years ago.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated our 50th with friends who were also celebrating their 50th. All four of us enjoyed our evening at Murray's. We were happy not to feel rushed and our waitress Kia (not sure of spelling) was very good. Food was great and loved the chocolate cake! Looking forward to another visit to Murray's."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was amazing as we had the butter knife steak for two. Upon seeing it I laughed as I've never seen a steak that big and the meat so was moist it just melted in your mouth. Our waiter had a great knowledge of the food and wine and we were curious if he'd worked any tables with famous people and told us some great stories. It was fun feeling like high society even only for a day."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I took my Wife there for her birthday and had a very good evening"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I have never had a bad steak here and this was no different. From the person who takes your coat to the busser, everyone at Murray's treats you with kindness, humor and impeccable attention."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very nice dinner, fine service, plenty of good food. Rather pricey."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Loved luiz and the birthday cake was special even though we were so stuffed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had their 14 ounce special steak and it was the best I ever had in my life! Our waiter was perfect and service was second to none."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great place for special occasions. Little pricy but the food is excellent and worth every cent!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have not been to Murray's since before the two remodels. They did a wonderful job on the atmosphere and acoustics. It is always a treat with the wait staff. They are so attentive and our waitress, Sofia, was a wonderful treat. The steak I ordered, the 14oz. bone in was outstanding. I am still dreaming about it. I can't wait to return to Murray's."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We come here monthly for a great meal. Service is always outstanding; never overwhelming and that's what we like. Ambiance is never pretentious and the servers go out of their way to get a "feel" for the way you want your evening to progress: slow and relaxing, or quick, quick, quick. They want you to have a great experience and come back. So we do. But service means nothing if the food isn't great. I like a porterhouse and it's delicious. My wife likes a bone-in filet, which is usually available wknds. Each item cooked as you like it. Each server we've had takes a genuine interest in feedback: was your meal satisfying? No? tell me about it. I think this attention to detail is special and we'll keep returning. I hope you can go, too. Mmmmmm"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The service was great and the food was fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone. I've never had a bad experience at Murray's."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Really appreciate the new decor. The service was excellent as always, and the steak was great. The sides were appropriately size and excellent as well."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the food great. We bought our very ill mother with us. Her father had worked at the restaurant in the 1950's. The staff tried to find old phots and answered many of her questions. The kindness was very compassionate. They also helped us select great food and bar choices. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Food was great, little spendy but great for a special occasion. Was a table behind us was quite noisy but had left before we received our meal. If they would of been there the whole time we were there, it would of spoiled the whole experience. They were loud and swearing. We were in a smaller room so you could hear everything."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Over price for the quality of meat (for the price you pay it should be prime/dry aged. Butter knife steak steak means you can cut it with a butter knife not a steak knife and meat was not tender. Server and bus boy should learn that you don't each over a guest to place/pick up plates or refill water glass."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We come to Murray's twice a year when we come to Minneapolis. Your steak is to die for. This time it was very poor compared to what we have had in the past. Porterhouse was ful of grizzle and tough to eat. We used to be able to cut it with a fork. The ribeye was just the same but with way to much fat. I have sent you a letter describing this meal. We are considering changing restaurant because of the quality and the high price. Price is worth every penny if the quality is there."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Always a classic, delicious lunch with a variety of choices for the steak lover or not. Comfortable and service -like on other restaurant."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Steak was very dry and overcooked. For $99 you want it done to perfection. I have been here 10-20 times and normally it is awesome. Very poor experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was a family dinner before a broadway show Food was fantastic, service was 5 star, ambiance was delightful"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. When you go there you feel like you are their only customer. It is always our place to go when there is a special occasion. You are taken care of from beginning to end."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food was average. Steak was tender but overpriced. We thought the steak at Porterhouse in Lakeville was better and ate there a couple days later."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for our 1st anniversary dinner. Food was great, service was wonderful and the anniversary dessert given to us by our server was a great gesture! Would definitely return in the future for a special dinner!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Murray's was my husband's choice for his bday dinner. He and his mom enjoy steak, they shared the butter knife meal and both enjoyed it very much. Large size portions, they both took steak home. My mother in law likes her steak on the rare side & my husband likes his more well done. They had no problem putting my husbands back on the grill. Attentive and friendly wait staff. Always filling water classes and making sure we had everything we needed. This was my husband and my first time at the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Does it right every time. Simple Quality food that is exactly what you expect. Spendy but worth it."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The service was great, the drinks were great and the food was amazing! By fat the best steak house in town!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We don't dine in a fine place like Murray's often so we were hoping for great food and service. We got it. The steaks were just how we like them and all of the other elements of the meal were excellent. It was a special occasion to get together with a business associate who has become, along with her boyfriend, very close friends. The evening was perfect. Murray's is worth the expense."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Wow, had the butterknife 32 oz sirloin and it was grand. Celebrating with family and everything was wonderful. Thanks for making it so Murry's!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our entire anniversary dinner experience at this Minneapolis gem. Our service staff was pleasant, attentive and even offered up some tasteful tableside humor. Since my wife is not a steak person, she enjoyed the hickory bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer as her entrée and thoroughly enjoyed it. In addition, she had the au gratin potato's as a side, which fell a little short of expectations. I enjoyed the rib eye and loaded backed potato. I am in my early 50's and have eaten at many steak houses in my life. This steak at Murray's was absolutely the best I've had; hands down. Cooked to perfection, seasoned nicely and it absolutely melted in my mouth. My wife even tried a couple of pieces of my steak with delight."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great service, great food, great ambiance! Our server, Sophie, was amazing. Very down to earth and personable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went to Murray's on Restaurant Week, and had 3-course dinner. French Onion was so salty that I didn't even bother touching it after couple sips. Steak was excellent. Dessert was a hard brownie cube with scoop of ice cream; nothing special. Service was attentive and ambiance was nice. I totally understand that it's a $30 dinner deal, but other restaurants offered more than what Murray's did in terms of quality and selection. No wonder the restaurant wasn't busy during Restaurant Week, unlike other Downtown competitors."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The redecorated Murray's is well done and the food remains good and ample."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Thanks again for a great dining experience. The staff are the best around!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Marvelous place to celebrate a family's members birthday....we wanted something special, and this was above and beyond our expectations from the atmosphere to the waitress to the food, it was a wonderful experience and created a very special memory."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Short and sweet. The steak and sides are unimpressive. The steaks are over seasoned and it's not the quality meat of a downtown steakhouse. The sides are small and lack flavor. The highlights we're the steak tartar and our server Anthony. Also, I hate the fact I dress up to go out and I have get to sit next to some hillbilly wearing an Affliction shirt."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Delicious food, great atmosphere, inviting hostess stand, and good service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Murray's has the best ribeye in the Twin cities! Its juicy and seasoned to perfection."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "If the garlic toast were a menu item, I'd make a meal of it!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Classic ambience, charming staff, wonderful food. Love Murray's!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Value 4 out of 5 stars, a bit pricey 8oz filets are hard to stomach, but this place makes it easier with how perfect they are. Yeah, there're perfect! And price wise they are probably comparable to most fine dining Minneapolis restaurants."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I hadn't visited Murray's since its remodeling. I liked the old-style decor better even if it was dated. The Restaurant Week offerings were very tasty and right-sized. And the prices were fair. The only quibble was our sense that we were being a bit rushed. Otherwise, great!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014