Next to MOA and Macy's. Literally
Next to MOA and Macy's. Literally steps away. Valet service if you choose. Very modern and vogue decorations. Best ever!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and food. Each bite was full of flavor. Great atmosphere.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Had dinner and breakfast while staying at the Radisson Blu. Can't wait to go back again!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
New and hip
Just walking in the lobby of the new Radisson Blu hotel is a great experience. The architecture and design are very unique and contemporary. Up the escalator to the mezzanine gives you a great view of the backlit faceted two story wall. The restaurant itself has a great design style - barnwood, wrought iron and glass chandeliers, comfortable upholstered seating, lots of daylight, lovely ambience overall. Breakfast menu has lots of appeal (reminded me of Hells Kitchen) Beignets (like a donut ball) are yummy! I enjoyed the pork chop with bacon chutney and the chipotle gravy was delish on the biscuit. Chokecherry syrup on wildrice pancakes - very hearty! Too much to finish.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The New Firelake is Great!
Father's Day dinner - elk, bison,and salmon. All were well prepared and beautifully presented. The elk was tender and flavorful - outstanding, and the sides were great. The drinks, coffee, and dessert were top notch, as well.
Fun, contemporary, edgy space. We will return!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellelnt restaurant close
Excellelnt restaurant close to our home. They captured my attention with their delicious sweet potato fries and grilled veggies..
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 33 anniversary with dinner at Firelake Grill House. I had flowers waiting at the table for my wife. The staff was wonderful, acknowledging our special night. Our waiter was very attentive.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, wonderful people
Our first time in Minnesota and it was fantastic! The dining area was nice but we were not underdressed in jeans. Awesome food. The cheese board appetizer was very tasty. Service was excellent and never had to hunt anyone down in order to get something. Very personable people that were dining there also. Unforgettable experience.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Firelake for our 31st wedding anniversary. It was a nice dinner. My expectations were higher but of course, it was July 3rd (not a busy night). There were only 3 tables occupied in the restaurant out of the approximately 80 tables. The food was very flavorful so that part was good. The service was excellent (probably due to nobody there).
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
Great food and service. My wife and I were there to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. Our server Mark was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. The restaurant features a great local brew selection. I had the prime rib and it was so tender. My wife had the rotisserie chicken and absolutely was blown away. Great dessert too.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food great, service FANTASTIC!
Russ is the best server I have had in Mn. Hope for him on your next visit.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful dinner with close friends, Our server was very attentive and made great recommendations. We had the lamb and pime rib dinners. Both were very high quality. Good conversation noise level,
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious all the way around
We celebrated our anniversary at Fire Lake at MOA recently and had a great experience all around. The service was excellent - we had a fantastic waiter Jason. He was attentive and fun. The food was also excellent even accommodating my husband's vegetarian needs very well. We loved the ambiance - very modern, clean and visually appealing. Even though the restaurant had many patrons it felt intimate in our booth by the window. It was an all around great evening and we will go back!!!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was outstanding and excellent food. Would recommend and planning to go back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative menu in a great setting
We've had brunch and dinner here. In both instances we were impressed with a creative menu that seems North woods inspired. Our servers have been really good, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The interior of the bar and restaurant are finished with reclaimed wood and really cool fixtures. It's a homey, comfortable space, surprisingly large, and a welcome addition to the Mall of America.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant evening at Firelake
We met up with old friends for a very pleasant evening at Firelake Grill House. This restaurant has an interesting and creative menu with very good food and nice presentation. Our waiter was outstanding -- informative and properly attentive. I want to go back for more!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful dining area
Loved the decor here and the ambiance. Overall good food, good service. I had a lingonberry "mojito" to start. Very good, nice creative crafted drink. Our table enjoyed the wild rice soup and the watermelon chilled soup - all very good with nice portion size. I had the corn crusted walleye which was very good. It was cooked perfectly and had a nice mild flavor. The frites and homemade ketchup were excellent. Overall a nice dining experience. I would recommend Firelake to anyone who wanted a more upscale dining experience in the MOA.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time dining
This was our first time dining at Firelake Grill House and Cocktail Bar. Our kids enjoyed their meals and so did we. The service and ambiance were really nice. We will definitely return.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit to this place
Loved the convenience of not having to leave Radisson Blu. It was definitely a "step above" most other places we generally frequent. Loved the setting. Had outstanding service. Would definitely go there again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I dined at Fire Lake before catching a musical downtown and the service was outstanding. Our waiter and the management did everything that they could to ensure that we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I would highly recommend this restaurant to someone looking to try some new and adventurous kinds of food (we tried the chilled watermelon-mint soup and quail legs).
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Changed my mind about lamb
I thought I didn't like lamb until I tried the small plate lamb appetizer with fennel salad. Delicious. Liked the effort to locally source ingredients. Wait staff nicely attentive with great recommendations.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous FireLake Mall of America
The service was impeccable and the food divine! We so enjoyed the extensive food and wine menu and the Lamb Duet entree was nothing short of fantastic. The decor is fashionable with incredible old barn wood everywhere and my wife just couldn't stop talking about the fashionable lighting! Overall...I would say this is the place to be in the south metro.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. Had a wonderful dinner. My wife could not finish hers and the waiter knew we were staying in the hotel. He gave us a complimentary dessert to bring back to the room. Very nice gesture. We will definitely be back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ate at the Firelake Grill House for the first time the other night. The restaurant is inside the RadissonBlu hotel at the Mall of America. The food was excellent and the service was excellent. I'll be back.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will return!
Our server Mark is the epitome of what a server should be. He must have been trained in a 5-star locale. It is because of his service and food suggestions that we will be back. He really indulged us in our piggery. Drinks were perfectly prepared, lamb ribs were fantastic. I can't remember everything my boyfriend and I had, but all was delicious. The large booth was necessary. I don't think it would have been quite the sucess if we'd have been seated at a table. The decor and layout are weird. Noise level wasn't an issue, as the place wasn't very full. We are adventurous diners 58-60 yrs. old from South Mpls.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just in town for one night I stumbled upon this treasure of a restaurant
and was pleasantly surprised! Love the old barn wood interior and the small
plate part of the menu looked good so I ordered the beet salad and the Walleye
cakes. Both were fabulous! Also the pear/almond torte was great!
I shall return! Excellent, professional service!
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was terrific. Service
The food was terrific. Service was spotty. Server was not attentive.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the ambience, tables are well spread out so you aren't crammed like sardines, food was AMAZING, great service, perfect for dressing up or down.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
I Enjoyed The Restaurant. Food Was Good. Our Waiter Derrick, Was Excellent. We Got Our Food Pretty Fast. Wasn' Over Priced.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jason, our server, was very helpful and friendly. The food and wine were incredible. The artwork in the lobby, artistic chairs and paintings, were extraordinary. I was looking for a place online that was close to the MOA. The menu looked great but the food lived up to the expectations. We will go there on our next visit. Thanks, Jane
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tree of us enjoyed all of our food. Our server gave us some great suggestions food was perfect temperature and flavor was amazing! I will be back.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for business dinner
My colleague and I net customers at Firelake Grill house . Since we and they are from out of town, the location was easy to find and parking was also not an segue. Great menu, great venue!
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service
I found this restaurant and saw the food on the menu. Knowing my girlfriend liked bison I figured it was a good idea. When we started to run late I called and asked to have the reservation pushed back half an hour and they were more than accomodating. Upon geting there we were seated promptly. The server was very knowledgeable and the drinks were made just right. The food was amazing. And to our surprise our server offered to "buy" us dessert and went above and beyond by asking the chef if they would serve ice cream with our bread pudding. Over all I will enjoy eating there again.
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gregory was our server and he was awesome! He definetly went above and beyond service. He was personable, accommodating, knowledgable and really a joy!! He made our dining experience really enjoyable.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined here because of restaurant week. The hostess that seated us did not give us the special menu until we asked for it. We also noticed other guests experiencing the same thing. Two ladies dining next to us had been refused the restaurant week menu and felt like a bait and switch had happened to them. Mgmt didn't handle it very well.
Food was delicious. The roast beef w carmelized onions and horse radish cream on a popover was amazing. The butternut apple cider soup had my daughter wanting to lick the bowl! Overall a lovely lunch!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Lunch
My husband and I went to Firelake Grill House for the restaurant week lunch. We were delighted with the choices provided, then made different choices in each category. The food was delicious, with the amounts great for lunch; all personnel were pleasant, enjoyable, and helpful. I had been to the restaurant before, my husband had not but he plans to return.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first experience!
You can tell from the setting that Firelake is geared more toward a higher income clientele, but they were extremely polite to everyone! It's worth giving this place a shot.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful find. It will be
Wonderful find. It will be out place to stop when we shop at the Mall. Loved the Decorating.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Spot In Bloomington
It's not cheap but then again neither are the food being served or the amazing decor of this place. Menu has so many amazing looking options it would take a full year going every week to try everything.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best in MOA
My wife and I went to Firelake with some skepticism. After all, it's in a hotel that's in the Mall of America. Everything exceeded our expectations. The service was friendly and professional. The food was ambitious and cooked to perfection. We ordered a couple of Small Plates to share and they were not small at all. The dining room has a relaxed, yet hip, atmosphere. The prices are reasonable, too. Firelake passes Crave, Twin City Grill, and Tucci Bennuch to the top of our MOA restaurant list.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner with Friends
We had guest in town from Atlanta and local friends. The setting was very nice and comfortable. The service was exceptional and the ambience was relaxing. All of my guest really enjoyed themselves. This was my 2nd time. My wife and I came for our anniversary.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great spot in the Twin Cities to relax and enjoy friends. The menu was extensive and everything our group chose was excellent. The wait staff was very engaging and was very knowledgeable about the food and wine choices. We would all go back again!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu was very Authentic and surprisingly fresh. It's hard to find restaurants that have new and creative ideas for food.
Loved everything about this place!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made Our Anniversary Special
Our attentive waiter was a delight. He even offered to take our picture out by the painting. Our shared prime rib was delicious. Such a wonderful locale/setting for our 18th anniversary!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The chef has a talent for creating dishes that are true to the purity of the ingredients leaving you fully satisfied! This was a wonderful experience enjoyed by our whole group. The wait staff made this special occasion truly exceptional!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden gem in MOA
Get ready for a treat! Firelake offers up a new twist on mid American dining. A must try is the Prime Rib Popover. The soups are out of this world and from sandwiches to entrees you won't go wrong with anything on this innovative menu.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Need to escape the MOA?
I've been to the downtown Minneapolis Firelake a number of times and they moved the chef from that location to Mall of America. If you are looking to get away from the hectic pace and noise that comes with being at the Mall of America, then head over to the Radisson via the skyway. We opted for the bar since it was quiet. Service was spotty, but they were apologetic and very attentive once they figured it out. I recommend the burger - the beef one and not the walleye.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service!
This restaurant was fantastic! The food was wonderful, plentiful, and reasonably priced. We shared a bread plate which was huge (enough for 4-5 people). Salads were fresh and unique. The roasted chicken was unbelievable and served over the tastiest grilled vegetables. Sides are enough to share for 2-3 people and also excellent. We shared a warm apple buckle with ice cream that came in a cute little Staub cast iron skillet. It was incredible.
The server was very friendly and the food arrived in a timely fashion. He checked on us enough but not too much. I have already made plans to go back again for my birthday!
What a score for the MOA (where finding good food is certainly challenging)!
I highly recommend this restaurant!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I met my sister for brunch
I met my sister for brunch who was staying at the Radisson Blu. We both had the shrimp and spinach omlet which was delicious. And side dishes which included hashbrowns were prepared to perfection. HIghly recommneded.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and atmosphere were a bit above what you'd typically expect in the Midwest.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM