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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
  • 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 $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 59 years ago.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The servers were great! Always had a full glass of water! Thanks!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was absolutely wonderful. Our waiter Louis was excellent. We will absolutely be coming back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "excellent food and service; the entire staff helps out"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Overall had an amazing time. Great food great atmosphere great wine."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Murray's on her birthday. I had told Murray's in my reservation about my wife's birthday and that we had requested Marcia for our server if she was available. Marcia was available and she always does a superb job! We enjoyed talking to her as always and her attentiveness was great. After we had finished our dinner, Marcia brought my wife a small chocolate birthday cake! What a great surprise! As usual, all of our food and our cocktails were fabulous. We plan to come back soon."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Always enjoy my time at this classic eatng establishment. Staks and seafood of of great quality. Service is wonderful. Worth the trip."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our nite and meal was the best service was outstanding the steaks and potatoes salads were good we were never rushed and drinks were very good ."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "As a person who appreciates a good steak, I was looking forward to trying the famous butter knife steak. I was disappointed to find my steak had little to no flavor at all."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Restaurant was busy on a Friday evening but was very accommodating to give us a booth as we had requested. Murray's also pushed our reservation to an hour later when we were held up in traffic on our way into Minneapolis. Steaks were perfectly cooked and sides were generous portions. Great first time experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "In the past Murray's was one of "The Places" for Special Occasions. We were very disappointed & will not go back. My husband & one other man had Jackets on. There were shorts, T-Shirts & everything in between. Murray's has lost it's Class! Our Silver Butter Knife steak could barely be cut with our steak knives, certainly not a butter knife."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "If you like great steaks this is the place, by yourself or with someone else. This is a classic steakhouse, the ambiance is 1930's with a modern touch. The waitstaff are knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. The wine and other drinks list very good."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We took a group of 10 (6 adults and 4 kids 7-12 yr.) to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. Because the adults had all been to Murray's several times in the past, we knew what to expect. They provided the quality to satisfy the foodie in me and my wife, the menu to keep everyone happy, the ambiance to keep my Dad happy-old school classy without him thinking he was in some chic foo-foo joint, which would have kept him yapping all night, and the service to effortlessly and properly provide a first-class dining experience for a party of 10. They accommodated our kids cheerfully, made my Mom feel special, and provided a great experience. Thank you Open Table and Murray's for making our special occasion effortless and memorable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Once again, Murray's has proven to be the absolute best! My wife and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have been more pleased. The food and service was outstanding and we enjoyed a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "fortunately, my guests were great people. The food was OK, but I have never tasted a prime rib that was smoked ! Made it difficult to enjoy."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It was a very nice dining experience. Our waiter was excellent, and took time with us without being overbearing. The seating was lovely and the room was beautiful. When we left a small, noisy child was seated at the next table, but we were finished and so the child's yelling did not affect us. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We always go to Murray's to celebrate our special occasions!! The silver butter knife steak for two is always perfect."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "For a highly rated and rather expensive the restaurant was average at best. That includes the food as well as the service. We were disappointed and will not return. There are multiple choices for better restaurants in the immediate area to choose from. However, the hostess was very accommodating."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of the truly great places for dinner. Best steak I have enjoyed in some time. Terrific experienced wait staff. The owner stopped by to make sure all was well. Traditional excellence."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was a special occasion for us (26th Anniversary) and we were excited to dine at Murray's. The food was good, but not really spectacular for the amount of money. It was a nice place for a special occasion, but I can't see myself going back for just a dinner out. Our server was very nice and even brought us a complimentary dessert to celebrate our special occasion. Our server was very nice, but for the amount of $ we paid to dine there I would have expected that the young man that seated us would have pulled out my chair for me, but instead did a half circle around the table and basically pointed to the table and chairs as if to say - "there it is"."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was overly salted. The carrots under cooked and creme-brulee overdone. The table was peppered along with the salad and not cleaned up The service was not up to par with the prices."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Murray's for our 15th Wedding Anniversary date. Our waitress was awesome (as was the rest of the wait staff). The food was so good and our drinks were also very tasty. We were made to feel special and we received a dessert from the restaurant because we were celebrating our big anniversary there. Very nice night out!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Another enjoyable night at Murray's with family and friends. It is becoming our favorite place to meet. All of our meals were marvelous."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My fiance and I come here once or twice a month. We sometimes bring our 18 month old with us and at first I was nervous but it was not a big deal once we were there. The food is always amazing. We always get the steaks of some sort. Very accommodating to us and our child. We had Anthony last time and service was at the top."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Murray's is a Minneapolis institution that still has the magic touch with steaks. The service was excellent, and our server gave us excellent advice on which steak to choose. It's a refreshing change from the chain steakhouses and always a great meal."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I was here on special occasions starting in 1947 soon after the opening. Then a long period away from visiting Minneapolis, over 50 years. I was delighted to find that Murray's is not only still in business but also of the highest quality that I remember from 1947 and beyond. We had a wonderful evening. Prof. J.A. Mann P.S. Easy parking was a very real plus"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The Chateaubriand for two is tender and flavorful. Murray's sets the standard in fine dining. Wait staff was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very good cut. Well seasoned and cooked. Had the ribeye. Sides were good, not great. Steak is the undisputed star."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Love the new decor. Well worth the investment and long overdue. Great food and ambience. Will definitely return and highly recommend to all."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I went here at the recommendation of a friend. Our waiter acted like he was doing us a favor by waiting on us, he rarely checked on us, and he didn't even bother paying attention to a word my mom and I said. She asked for butter for her baked potato and nothing. I got better service from the man who cleaned our plates and refilled our water glasses. For the prices of their steaks, I was expecting top quality, instead all I got was an 'alright' steak that was nothing spectacular. Their sides are priced separately and for the prices they charge, they aren't even big enough to share. I had better experiences at Morton's and Fleming's. Overall, I was not impressed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great drink, dinner and service. We loved the silver butter knife steak!! The best!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was outstanding as always. The service was very good and the desert to celebrate our wedding anniversary was very thoughtful. The remodeling although tastefully done took away the old romantic ambience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food, and service was great. We have had allot of great steaks before, and this place is right up there with the best. The price is a little steep though."
    Dined on 6/14/2014