Skywater
Skywater
  • Address:
    Hilton Minneapolis
    1001 Marquette Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Cuisine:
    Pizzeria
    Price: $30 and under

Skywater

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hiltonminneapolis.com/
  • Phone: 6123761000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast 7 days: 6:00am (till Noon on weekends) Lunch 7 Days: 11:00am Dinner 7 Days: 4p to Midnight Happy Hour: M-F 4p-6p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Julian Grainger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Weddings, Galas, Major Corporate Events,and intimate family gatherings, the Hilton Minneapolis and Skywater can tailor to any type of function.
  • Private Party Facilities: Open to the Hilton Minneapolis Lobby, with seating 10 to 125 people in a semi-private setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Sabin 6123974804x
  • Entertainment: SWL features 14 HD Big Screens showing nostalgic music videos from the 80s, 90's and today. Plus, you can watch all of your favorite sporting events as well.
  • Special Events: Easter Day Brunch
    Featuring Chef Grainger’s Pit Ham and Curry Glazed Leg of Lamb Carving Stations, Poached Tiger Shrimp and Snow Crab Claw Raw Bar, Fresh Sushi Rolls, Atlantic BBQ Salmon, Omelet Chef Creation Station, Roasted Prime Rib and our Pastry Chef’s indulgent display of desserts.
    free SELF parking, and live Flamenco Guitarist Entertainment

    Adults $39.95
    Seniors $29.95
    Kids 6 to 12 $14.95
    Kids 5 and under Free

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th
  • Public Transit: Five block walk to the Hiawatha line on 5th and Marquette.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: The convenience of self parking in the hotel parking lot or the option of valet parking at hotel front entrance on Marquette Ave. Holiday Events typically offer complimentary SELF parking included in the price. Please check for details.
A word from Skywater
One of the city's top breakfast-brunch destinations, transforms to SWL & SWL's the Cove in the evening. the "Cove" offers Brilliant Daily Food specials from its Around the World Pizza Menu starting at 4p daily.
Specializing in hand tossed, herbed wheat crust and fresh ingredients,
These Around the World Pizzas will satisfy true enthusiasts.

Many vegetarian and gluten free options are available, as well as entrees like Bourbon BBQ Ribs & Chef's Turf n Surf.
Kids eat Free on Sunday’s & Monday’s (with the purchase of one adult entree, sandwich or ATW pizza, one kids menu item is free).

The HUB for GATHERING is at SWL (Sky Water Lounge). The "Cove's energetic sibling concept offers a $3 Happy Hour 4p-6p (Mon-Fri). Gathering and Indulging on Chef inspired sharing plates or a full menu of sandwiches and signature entrees.

Start your day the Hilton way with fresh, healthy and delicious offerings at the Hilton Buffet.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Skywater reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (5)hot spot (2)special occasion (2)romantic (1)late-night find (1)fit for foodies (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • This is a great place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/6/2009
    This is a great place to eat before Orchestra Hall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fabulous and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    The food was fabulous and the wait staff was too! When we arrived for our reservation we were seated immediately and everyone was very friendly. I thought it to be a little expensive for the amount of food but again the food was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was very disappointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    I was very disappointed with the food. Granted it was Valentine's day, but when the food is $50 per person I expect to taste better than wedding food. I went out on limb to try something new and thought I was going to a someplace on pare with the Hilton name. While I would say our experience at Skylight was bad, I truly expected our food to be better than decent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very nice experience. Attention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    A very nice experience. Attention by staff (from wait staff to manager to Chef)was wonderful. Presentation of food (i.e color, timing of courses -- all just fine). Booth light should have been turned down for more romantic (or even eevening) experience -- too much of a spot light.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    My husband and I had a wonderful experience dining at Skywater on Valentine's Day. This was our first Valentine's as a married couple and it certainly was special! The waiter and affiliated staff made sure everyone had a fantastic evening and personalized each table's experience. I would recommend dining there to everyone.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We was very pleased with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    We was very pleased with the entire experience. Everybody did everything possible to make our experience a very memorable occassion. We do not generally dine at the fancier restaurants, but this was a special occassion (Valentines Day) and I wanted something special for my wife. The entire staff was friendly, courteous, punctual, and readily answered all of our questions. We will definitely be going there again in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a great choice for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/22/2009
    This was a great choice for dinner before a show at Orchestra Hall. The Hilton parking ramp was cheap, the service at the restaurant was great, and the food quality seemed to be in line with the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was so-so. My salad was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    Food was so-so. My salad was okay, but could have been easily reproduced by myself at home. My husband's pasta was terrible--very little flavor besides parsley.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was nice but uninformed.
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 12/17/2008
    Service was nice but uninformed. Fun X-mas decorations. Poor meatloaf. Loud bar area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dont pre-charge a customers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/13/2008
    Dont pre-charge a customers credit card. If they is a issue you can always keep the credit card number and bill it if there is a problem. Manager was not very kind about this issue and was not listening to what I was saying about it. I will consider coming back due to being mis-treated about it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our server Michael F was one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/11/2008
    Our server Michael F was one of the best we have experienced in many months, and dine out a lot. We were extremely pleased to bring guests to Skywater before the Concordia concert, and have the evening work out so well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/29/2008
    The atmosphere was great. We went for the Santa Buffet, and Santa made sure to visit each table, with or without children. There was a cookie table to decorate their own cookies and the server was very helpful and cheery. There wasn't a line to see Santa and he spent about 10 minutes talking with our daughter. It was a very peaceful and relaxing way to spend the morning. Which, if you've every tried to get your child to Santa, you know is usually not the case.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was not great great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    The food was not great great, I mean not proportional to the prices..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a really neat, down-to-eart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2008
    This is a really neat, down-to-earth, friendly jewel that is tucked into the downtown Hilton. The menu is split into American and International fares; the latter is both unusual and superb. A real plus is that it is easily skywalk accessible.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre concert dinner. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Pre concert dinner. We were the only people in the restaurant for over an hour. Our food came at us at 100 mph and we were out in an hour with lots of time to waste before the concert. Convenient for the Orchestra Hall but not recommended.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place is your typical
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2008
    This place is your typical hotel style food and ambiance, in that you would only come here if you didn't want to leave the hotel since you were staying there. And lets face it sometimes we get lazy when we travel and don't want to think about where to walk and find food elsewhere. So in this case I would say the restaurant was just fine. However, you should keep in mind that there are plenty of wonderful places to eat near this hotel that are walking distance and within 3-4 blocks, so unless the Minnesota winter is really harsh while you are staying at this hotel would it be silly to think that you would have to try hard to eat somewhere better than this place.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I always frequent this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2008
    I always frequent this restaurant when I am in the MSP area. Their Chicken Wild Rice soup is something that I look forward to every time. They have a new international menu that features "american" ingredients prepared with the flair of another country. I had the regional favorite Walleye fish, which was prepared Ecaudorian--delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was expecting a light meal
    ikanshopper
    Dined on 7/31/2008
    I was expecting a light meal of sandwiches, salads, etc. I was delighted to find that Skywater offers two types of cuisine, casual and international. We tried the international side of the menu and was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining experience at Skywater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    Dining experience at Skywater was very pleasurable. Food was great as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We celebrated a birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    We celebrated a birthday lunch with co-workers....the service was outstanding and the dessert sampling at the end of our meal was a pleasent surprise; it made our day. Thanks. Kathy Dittmar
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 members of our party ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/11/2008
    2 members of our party ordered crab cakes from the appetizer section. Priced at $15.00, and described as crab cakes (plural) they were extremely disappointed to find that there was only 1 crab cake. They both had ordered this item as their entree and also ordered a small salad, thinking this would be enough to be a meal. They were obviously disappointed. Skywater needs to amend the description on their menu and simply state that it is a crab cake (singular); and $15.00 is far too much to charge for this item. The remaining members of our party were satisfied with their meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After making my initial reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/11/2008
    After making my initial reservation I needed to change the number in our party from 4 to 5. This was done with no problems and to a very nice location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We found the food excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    We found the food excellent and the price extremely reasonable for the quality and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu is exceptional: Standard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The menu is exceptional: Standard entrees plus a wonderful International selection. Get a couple of foodie reviewers in there! I wonder if it gets ignored because it is within the Hilton.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommend. Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Highly recommend. Everything was more than I had expected. I plan to make reservations for ALL of their special occasion brunchs. You have a WINNER!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch: Superb,
    zx73VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Mother's Day Brunch: Superb, attentive service. Seemingly endless food choices, including many gourmet items. Management presence to ensure satisfaction. Reasonably priced. What more could one ask for?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant did not have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    The restaurant did not have our reservation when we got there. Thankfully they were still able to get us in.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was phenominal
    Disappointing
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    The service was phenominal and the atmosphere very kid friendly. I requested in advance that we be seated near the kids play area and this request was planned for and available when we arrived. Also, my 2 year old wanted a chocolate donut, something not on the brunch buffet. The host ran to a convenient store in the skyway and bought him a chocolate donut. AMAZING service. They also offered to make the kids anything they wanted that was not on the buffet. We had an enjoyable mothers day brunch and the kids loved it too. We will reserve the same table next year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We waited over 25 minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We waited over 25 minutes for our check, which was way too long. Then the waitress kept making a mistake on the bill which took even longer. Better training of the waitstaff would make this more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch was quite good-(as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Brunch was quite good-(as it should be for $40/head) although we were a bit surprised to find that an 18% gratuity was automatically added to our bill-quite generous for not quite keeping our beverages filled. However, when I saw that our $264 brunch, plus $43 gratuity was run thru my bank account at $369-a 20% or $62 INFLATION-I was not only surprised, but dismayed. I did contact the Hilton and they promised to look into it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although we didn't eat in
    duddVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Although we didn't eat in the bar, it was clear the scene there was vibrant! As a hotel restaurant, they have to be kid-friendly - and since the seating is NOT crammed together, it works well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the plaintain soup.
    suedVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Loved the plaintain soup. And service was great. My only complaint is that the host did not check me in for my reservation and I received notification from Open Table that my reservation had bee cancelled. I am waiting to see whether I am credited with the points I earned.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Normally, the service is good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Normally, the service is good to excellent. However, on this occasion if it was because the dining room was crowded I don't know, but we sat there for at least ten minutes before we were approached by a server. And it wasn't his station, he explained, he was just helping. Bad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Excellent food and superb non-pretentious friendly service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We requested a table near
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We requested a table near the window, but this was not accomodated. The restaurant expanded the 4 top table next to ours to a 5 top table, but it was too close and we had to walk around several tables to get back to our seats. Additionally, it was difficult to get up and down without bumping someone's chair.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate