Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Top Notch AgainHaving dined at Murray's numerous times they always exceed my expectation. No doubt they are the go to place for exquisite steaks in the MSP area.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great time @ Murray'sAnnual ritual for our Anniversary (27 years). As expected , the service was great, and the food outstanding once again. The chateaubriand was prepared perfectly to our taste.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!!hadn't been to Murray's for 20 years but knew they'd re-modeled and it was close to Pantages Theater so returned. Loved it!! The New York Strip was the best steak I'd eaten in recent years. and I eat at lots of high-end steakhouses. it was tops. Marcia who has worked at Murray's for 41 years was our waitress and she was a delightful. Great service. I'll definitely be going back to Murray's more often. oh...love the re-design...it's lovely.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAnytime is the right timeWe were at Murray's for my husband's birthday, but whether it is a birthday, anniversary or just dining out with friends and family you cannot go wrong at Murray's. Maybe I am a bit biased because I have been coming here since I was old enough to go to restaurants with my mom ... Not say in' how long that is either but suffice it to say I still keep coming back and bringing my friends, family and associates. Definitely worth the trip.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep coming back!Never stop eating here. Just an amazing treasure for food.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will not find a better steak.I've eaten at pretty much all of the top steak places in the 5 state Area, and some come close to Murray's, but none of them match. My porterhouse was the best steak that I've ever had, my wife had the filet and she also stated that she's never had better as well. Cheaper than Manny's, better quality meat, service and atmosphere. The quintessential *perfect* steakhouse.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMurray's has the very bestMurray's has the very best steak. Service is excellent. The staff make you feel special.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionI invited 3 friends from out of town to join me for a fine dinner at Murray's. It was their first time and we all ordered the Silver Butter Knife Steak. It truly "melted in our mouths." My friends were very impressed and we all had a wonderful time!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect!They never let me down. Everything was perfect. The food was outstanding as well as the service. I'll be back!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceThe service was great, with our water glasses being filled continuously and staff being available to remove plates, etc. The greatest part of the service was our waiter, Anthony. He was absolutely the best! We will ask to be seated at his table when we return to Murray's again, which we hope will be soon!!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST STEAK EVER!!!Everyone at our table had the Butter Knife steak and it was so tender you COULD cut it with a butterknife! Absolutely AWESOME experience. Thanks to Ryan for making us the super delicious Truffle Fries - YUM!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryWe loved the atmosphere for our 45th Wedding Anniversary celebration. The new decorating scheme was comfortable and inviting. Enjoyed seeing celebrities that came for an evening of food and fellowship. Our flowers were delivered to our table and my wife was totally surprised.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chateaubriand steak wasThe chateaubriand steak was the best steak I have ever had in my life - worth every penny. The sides were not too impressive but it didn't really matter.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steak, plenty to shareWe have not been to Murray's for about 20 years. It is completely remodeled, fresh and updated. The bar looked cozy for sharing a cocktail and appetizer. The group of 10 of us were seated in the main dining room. Several of us ordered the silver butter knife steak for 2. We all had more than enough to eat. I took a small piece home. We ordered 3 rare/medium-rare. The steak was delicious, tender, but there was inconsistency in how they were cooked. One was very rare, one was medium, the 3rd was okay. Sides were big, enough to split 2-3 ways. Garlic bread was great. People were happy with their caesar salads. The beet salad was good but could have had more lettuce and less beets.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service - very kindExcellent Service - very kind waitress and excellent support staff. The man who was clearning our table and bringing out bread/garlic toast and water was right at the table before we could even think of our next need. Very intuitive and quick and friendly.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a business dinnerThe decor is comfortable - classic -- a place to feel comfortable dressed up or in business attire. The noise level was quiet to moderate - making the atmosphere alive and yet allowing ease in hearing all at the table, something many modern restaurants are missing. As expected the food was excellent. We started with escargot which was served out of the shell in a garlic-herb butter with french bread slices -- very tasty. Entrees included the blue cheese encrusted filet, the filet medallions, and the lamb chops. All were top quality and cooked to perfection. Sides were the almond green beans and au gratin potatoes. I was not impressed with the potatoes but they were ultimately just a garnish anyway.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING FOOD!!! Thank youAMAZING FOOD!!! Thank you for an almost perfect evening!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst-class serviceThe new make-over at Murray's maintains the 'special occasion' celebratory feel that I remember from years ago. Still one amazing wine list. But on this particular night, a celebration of a special 50th birthday, the attention and care of Anthony, our waiter, made the evening totally memorable! If every member of the wait-staff is as good as Anthony, this is one place that absolutely belongs on everyone's 'must dine there' list.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentGreat dining experience. Perfect for a special occasion!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never tasted such wonderfulI have never tasted such wonderful flavor in a steaks.The first time that I was at Murray's we ate in the bar area and that was great but the last time my husband and I ate in the back dinning room and that was beautiful. Thank you for your special foods and great service.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about this restaurantEverything about this restaurant is top notch, truly an amazing experience and well worth every dollar spent.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 25th WeddingWe celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary there. The Butter Knife Steak Dinner for 2 is to die for!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMbest steaks in townArguably the best steak meal in the twin cities. Service was good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLives up to reputation!My brother & I took our parents to Murray's to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and they did not disappoint! Great ambience, amazing service, and phenomenal food!!! Murray's very much lives up to the well earned reputation they have. It may have been our first trip to Murray's but it will definitely not be our last! Superb!!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought Murray's was amazing.I thought Murray's was amazing. Good was superb. Service was excellent.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Dinner-27 years!Our table was near the back where they came out of the kitchen with the food. The staff would stand back there and talk. That was noisy and distracting. The food was EXCELLENT! We had the Butter knife steak for two. Our waiter was EXCELLENT! The other wait staff were very attentive. We were surprised with a complimentary brownie ice cream dessert with lighted candle. It was very special. The french onion was great and so were those little crunch garlic cheese breads that we were served right away. It was so nice to be at a restaurant that is not a bar and grill type. It was very upscale. The valet parking was nice to have. Only $8. I'd pay that anytime-better than parking in the ramp and having to walk.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Murrays!Our birthdays are 6 mos apart and we take each other there to celebrate. The butter-knife steak is the best! And the meal isn't complete without the melt-in-your- mouth garlic bread.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe garden saladI did not like the unusual lettuce leaves in the salad. If it would have used them as a minor ingredient it would have been fine, but some regular bib or romaine would have been good. It was kind of like eating grass. We enjoyed Dennis and his service.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and atmosphere.Amazing food and atmosphere. Perfect for a special occasion or just a romantic evening.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time to Murray'sIt was our first time to Murray's and we were just blown away! The food was AMAZING and our server was fabulous! Very knowledgeable and paitent with us! OVerall it was a GREAT experience!!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood...and badWe decided to celebrate our Anniversary at Murray's because of the exceptional food and service we've received in the past. Unfortunately, we were disappointed this time. We ordered the Silver butter knife steak to share and the food itself was fabulous! Our waitress was not very attentive. Our water glasses sat empty, and after she dropped off our dinner she never came back to see if we needed anything. We had to ask the guy bussing the tables for some butter for our baked potatoes. Even after finishing our meal we sat for a minimum of 10 minutes before seeing her across the room so we could wave at her to bring our check. All in all, it was wasn't a memorable experience this time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for our aniversaryWe went for our aniversary - husband had never been there- would certainly go back for special occassions. We can't aford this type of dining on regular basis, but would go back again as the pocket book allows.
Waitress couldn't have been nicer as was all the staff including the valet, which we used. Such a convenience for the downtown area.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMurray's has never disappointedMurray's has never disappointed us! Love the butter knife steak for two and the bone in ribeye when they have it!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMEAT !!! (gotta have it !!!)It is slightly expensive BUT a wonderful evening. And actually I was pleased with the wine by the bottle prices. The thing that I was disappointed about (as I remember it from years ago) was the bread basket. We had a group of 4 and there was one pretzel roll-one rye roll and the rest the salty garlic bread. Seems that there should have been at least 2 of each roll so that each couple could share. TRULY though it was a delightful and DELISH meal !!! Silver Butter Knife steak certainly did NOT dissappoint!!!
ALSO....love the fact that the servers are so knowledgeable about their product and enthusiastic about their restaurant.
Overall a wonderful dinner and evening !
MANY THANKS !!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing to Murray's for us isGoing to Murray's for us is a special event. This was the case for us on Sunday evening. Everyone from the valet that took the car to the bus boy that kept table clear made us feel welcome. The food was fantastic and the only drawback was one loud patron that seemed full of both the martini's he was drinking and himself. We will always go back for that special feeling. We love Murray's!!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMurray's rocks!Murray's is by far the best steak house in Minneapolis...love the Silver Butterknife steak! The service is outstanding, and the ambiance is lovely. We've been many times, and will return many more. Thank you!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent choice for businessexcellent choice for business lunch....not noisy, not trendy, I chose this restaurant for it's casual elegance, excellent cuisine and service.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was amazing.The service was amazing. They were very accommodating our late arrival. Food outstanding.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought friends who haven'tBrought friends who haven't been to Murray's before and they loved it and, in fact, she is going to book a reservation for a group coming to town for a business meeting.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI was expecting a lot of olderI was expecting a lot of older people at this iconic spot but was pleasantly surprised to find a younger, hip dining crowd. Expect "very large" portions. This place is for serious carnivores.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMour butter knife steak forour butter knife steak for two was excellent. expensive but worth it!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe like to go to Murrays forWe like to go to Murrays for special occassions. The restaurant and staff makes you feel like you are special and takes care of you accordingly. The food and wine are wonderful and the staff is very attentive but not too much so.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMToo much saltOur silver butterknife steak was cooked perfectly but was seasoned so heavily that it nearly ruined the meat. It was VERY salty.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. TheThe food was excellent. The steak was done perfectly and the Caesar salad delicious.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I were celebratingMy husband and I were celebrating our 57th Wedding Anniversary and wanted a special place to go. We were not dissapointed. The service and food were fabulous.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and terrificGreat ambiance and terrific service. Food was very good, but very overpriced. I guess for the price I expected a little better.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, but overpricedThe stars above for food, service, and ambiance don't average out to my "overall" rating -- that's because there's another dimension to the experience, value for $.
Food was very good (not great, but it's a chophouse, and there's only so many things you can do with a steak), our server Danielle was fantastically helpful, and the redesign is nice.
But $45-$50 for steaks, that don't come with sides or sauces? (Well, I take that back...they do come with a sprig of parsley!)
I'm more than happy to pay $50 for a fantastic entree (and have, many times) -- but not for a simple steak on a plate. Drinks are also incredibly expensive.
Great place if you're on an expense account. Have difficulty recommending with so many other options out4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Easter Brunch ever!GreatBest Easter Brunch ever!Great food,service and desserts. Server was top shelf. Very polished.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were visiting MinneapolisWe were visiting Minneapolis and looking for a place for a traditional Easter Brunch. Food was delicious and service excellent. Highly recommend.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMB & T with Gigi 3/31 for 46!!Murray's is our all time favorite. It is simply the best, most consistent fine dining restaurant we have experienced all a cross America
The tradition of top quality whiich began with the Murray family in 1946 continues today.
Thanks Jill, Tim & your team for a memorable Easter event.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM