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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
  • "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
  • "Food would have been better had they used less salt in seasonings. It was waaaay too salty!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had another spectacular meal/dinner at Murray's this past Saturday evening. As an pre-Father's Day dinner it couldn't have been a better place to bring my own Mom and Dad who were visiting from Texas. Every time the make plans to come up - "We're going to that Murray's restaurant aren't we?" is the first thing mentioned. Thanks for making it a great experience again!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Murray's. Everything was outstanding and we will definitely return. The food was scrumptious and the staff are so friendly and attentive. We are very pleased that this restaurant is still in business. Our thanks to the entire staff for making our 40th wedding anniversary so memorable. It was the perfect place for us to enjoy such a special event."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The quality of the food and service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I had the silver butterknife and the kids each had ribeyes. All of us were extremely happy with our dinners. We just introduced our kids (ages 20 and 22 - not a place for little kids) to Murray's this year. Obviously, this is a place for a special night out since it's quite expensive. We enjoyed our dinners tremendously - steaks cooked to perfection. Everything is a la carte (except with silver butterknife) but sides are definitely share-able. The service is great. Very busy - no delay with dinners, we could easily have a conversation so not loud. I like the re-vamp of the restaurant, it still has that feel of a place that's been there a long time but doesn't feel out-of-date at all."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, great staff, awesome 'old time steakhouse' meal, with flair. The garlic toast is a welcome, to die for, must have. The porterhouse is terrific and the very best pork chops this Iowa.born girl has EVER had."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "After years of hearing about Murray's, I am glad I was able to finally enjoy the dining experience. I was there with a special close friend which helped make it more enjoyable. The salad, loaded baked potato and steak were excellent along with a very good French wine selected by my friend. I was also able to enjoy birthday dessert, compliments of Murray's! Our server, Danielle, also helped make it especially fun. At my request, Tim Murray came and introduced himself. He has occasion to work with my son, business-wise, and I was glad to be able say Hi to him. It was a very nice, casual, relaxing, dinner out. I certainly hope to do it again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "the New York Strip may have been the best steak I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We went for Murray's set menu that is available between 5-6. It was fabulous!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed the romantic evening at Murray's. The steak was amazing and so were the augratin potatoes. We expected the price to be really expensive but it was cheaper than expected."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Was really looking forward to going back for an anniversary celebration with 2 other couples. We had a reservation our table wasn't ready and had to wait 30 minutes. The first thing the waiter did was knock over a full cocktail and break the glass. He replaced the drink picked up the ice cubes and set a napkin on the spill. It wasn't until one of us found glass on the bread that he offered to reset the table. The food was so so, not what I remembered from years past. I expected better service from a place like this. Servers should have been jumping to reset that table-we had only been seated for seconds when it happened! Murray's is overrated, there are better spots downtown, and Gianni's and Blue Point in Wayzata are so much better!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Murray's and to top it off we ordered the fresh raspberry pie. It was delicious! The best I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "To celebrate a milestone in a family project, we dined at Murray's early on a Saturday evening. We arrived before they opened at 5, yet they were gracious and seated us early. The service was excellent, the food was absolutely divine, and the noise level was comfortable, allowing even my 91 year old mother to hear the conversation. Thanks for the treat!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had the weeknight special which included a sirloin steak, choice of salad, choice of side, and choice of desert all for $30.00. Notonly was this a great deal, but all of th eincluded items were delicious. the steak was definitely the highlight and both of ours were done to perfection. In addition the garlic toast is a real treat. Our server was professional and personable. we have been to Murray's twice and will definitely be back thenext time we are traveling to Minneapolis."
    Dined on 6/3/2014