Woolley's Steakhouse
Woolley's Steakhouse

Woolley's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.woolleysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9528541010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11am - 2pm

    Dinner is served everyday from 4:30 - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Peter Christenson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering Options Available.
  • Special Events: Neighborhood Happy Hour in the Corner Bar Monday - Friday, from 4pm until 6pm 'The Best Happy Hour in Bloomington'. EVENINGS FOR WINE LOVERS - EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY WE FEATURE 1/2 PRICE BOTTLES OF WINE OFF OF OUR ENTIRE SELECTION (WITH ENTREE).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: American Boulevard
  • Public Transit: Minutes away from the Mall of America and the Minneapolis/St Paul Airport.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Only at Woolley's Steakhouse can you enjoy free parking in a safe environment, delectable cuisine and exceptional service.
A word from Woolley's Steakhouse
Tucked inside the distinctive Embassy Suites Hotel, Woolley’s Steakhouse is distinguished from other hotel restaurants by being independently owned and run. It is the goal of every staff member to exceed your expectations when you are here – our service is legendary.

We invite you to indulge in Woolley’s unique ambiance, where guests are surrounded by vibrant foliage, running water and live piano music. Our stylish gazebo and cozy booths offer a relaxing, unpretentious atmosphere that is perfect for all occasions: business, romantic, celebratory or casual.

At Woolley’s, we serve only Certified Angus Beef, and have received statewide distinction for our entrees. With the inspired guidance of Chef Peter Christenson, Woolley’s represents Classic American Cuisine at its best.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Woolley's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)romantic (24)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (23)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (20)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (10)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I can't tell you how great my experience was. It was our anniversary. We were seated in the gazebo which is so perfect for a nice romantic dinner. Grandma was our server and I know who I'll be requesting next time. She was over the top amazing. She gave us honest food recommendations and she was spot on. Our food was delicious and the service just amazing. I ate the pasta vodka and I added a sweet potato that was incredible, my fiancee had the prime rib (we highly recommend them). She came out with a cake decorated with "best wishes" on it; That type of service doesn't happen often and it blew us away. The manager stopping by was another wonderful part. I can't wait for our next trip to this wonderful establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Minneapolis Traveler's Must
    LL04dl10VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    When staying near the MSP airport one often winds up at a hotel near the Mall of America. The city and the Mall as I am told conspire to keep any other restaurants from the vicinity of the mall. Fortunately this restaurant is an alternative to the mall if you have transportation to get to the embassy Suites. The staff is terrific and the food is really good. A great refuge for the MSP traveler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    There was 8 people in our group. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, dining experience, and our server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    krishum
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love the steaks!! I had halibut on this visit and it was also outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gift Card
    PELICANSANDS
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were given a Gift Card and decided to give Woolleys a try! We booked for 4:30pm Excellent soup and salad bar. Our meals were Wonderful. Plenty of excellent tasting food! We will definitely be back and will pass on Woolleys to friends and family! Thank You!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    Sundagger
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've dined at Woolley's several times. I've never had a bad meal and the service has been excellent. I've had steaks and fish, both of which were done well and presented nicely. Good wine list and the menu covers several food types, all of the steakhouse variety. I'd recommend all of the steaks and the walleye. It's an excellent restaurant in a hotel, which is a little unusual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening for a romantic B Day
    tigger
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Good wine and food coupled with great service. Our waitress Kelly was OUTSTANDING. The fillet was top notch as usual. However the shrimp/scallops had a risotto that was totally lost in too much salt. Hopefully it will be corrected next time. Don't order crab meet on the fillet for $7... there was maybe a tablespoon plus. The fillet is wonderful by itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous lunch
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Sandwiches and salads for lunch are always fresh and flavorful. Our server was very friendly and was great about giving drink refills without being asked. Definitely always a pleasure to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Resaurant Week
    yummy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We'd never been here before. The Restaurant Week menu offered many options. We got the pork porterhouse and the skirt steak. Both were delicious and our waiter was very attentive. We'd recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MelT
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We returned for a 30th Anniversary dinner, not having been to Wooley's since our dating days. It's one of the very few restaurants still in business after 30+ years. That says a great deal about the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food find
    Marygjune
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We discovered Woolley's as part of MN resturant week. The food is great, hand down. Service is good, but if they want to attract more than the local or hotel crowd, it needs to be stepped up. The only real down side is the hotel. The plants are so 1980's that is effects the dining expericene.but we'll go back, just ask for a specific searing area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We decided to go on a whim for Restaurant week and were so happy we did! We were really impressed with how many options were on the Restaurant Week menu, as most places have a very limited selection. The Diablo bites (not on the restaurant week menu) were amazing. The best part, though, was our service. I believe our waiter's name was Jesse (short hair, tattoo) and we have not had that great of service in years. He went and found Diet Coke (when the restaurant typically only serves Pepsi products) and made great recommendations on the menu. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip!
    monaco66
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our group of five tried Woolleys Steakhouse during restaurant week. it was new to all of us and we all loved it! The food was delicious, wait staff superb - friendly and knowledgeable, and the environment was beautiful. I was surprised to find this fine dining establishment inside an Embassy Suites hotel as it is on the higher end of price, but it was everything we hoped it would be. We drove nearly an hour to try this place and not one of us was disappointed in any way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nummy
    kristij
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Went for restaurant week but ending up ordering off the regular menu because there were some interesting items. Food was delicious and our waiter John was awesome and fun! He made a great evening. He recommended the bread pudding for dessert. I am not a fan because of raisins. this one did not have any and it was AWESOME!! I loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Sandwiches and salads were delicious. Service was friendly, personable and outstanding. Definitely always a pleasure to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Good
    Bear
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We made reservations here for a Friday night, however we could had skipped that. The place was extremely empty (should have been taken as a clue). I ordered the Prime Rib (medium rare) and my wife ordered chicken. When the food arrived the prime rib was medium well instead of medium rare. It was 75% fat and the toughness of the meat was beyond any I have tasted at any "Steakhouse". The premium price far outweighed the value. We will not be returning to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • only bar was open
    norefills1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As our hopes where demolished because no one told us the main restraunt was closed so there was only bar food so that sucked I wished the restaurant would have let their customers know this on your web site and not take reservation for that day we will only come back if there is a complementary meal to make up for the screw up for that day all though the bar employee tried it was not what we expected as advertise in the local papers next time if you can not provide the proper service at least. Notify your patron
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  • Great lunch!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The dining room was closed so we dined in the bar. The service and food was outstanding as always; definitely never a let down and always a pleasure to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drdiner
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Our dinner celebrating a friend's birthday was excellent. Three of us had the prime rib, which was tender and full of flavor. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. A relaxing and enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Woolley's was exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Everything was exceptional first time here would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent birthday lunch
    wineandfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My wife and I took her mother and father to lunch for mom's birthday. We had previously taken dad here and this is where they chose to go again. They each ordered the sirloin steak, which they said was delicious. Sadly, they both order steak medium-well, so no telling how tender it might have been. My wife had the soup and salad bar and raved about the soup and the salad bar selections. I had the watermelon salad with Diablo chicken. The salad was wonderful, with a remarkable dressing (and very lightly dressed, at that). The Diablo chicken was a grilled chicken breast with spicy seasonings. It was juicy and tender, and the spice component was somewhat hot and very flavorful - just the way I like it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food and service
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Lunch was fantastic. Sandwiches and Salads are always filling and delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a special day!
    cydnrickeats
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the metro area (hidden away behind the Embassy Suites). Always outstanding. all meals here have been very, very good. I'm always impressed with the specials as well as the menu. We were here to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had reservations for later in the evening and stopped in to have an appetizer and drinks at their bar before dinner. Great beer selection as well as Happy Hour specials. Dinner was great and the service wonderful. We have been here before for dinner, lunch as well as their special Craft Beer dinners. We enjoy the friendliness of staff, quality of food, and presentation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Andrew
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Jesse was our server and he was spot on! Good food as well, i wish i would have made room for the salad bar and or desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Missy64
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Love wooleys food and staff. Thank you for yummy birthday cake
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liketoeat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything was great! Our waiter had 2 boys so was very understanding when our little guy couldn't sit. We've never had a bad time at Woolley's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad for a hotel
    mrmrmr
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a nice experience at Woolleys. Nice food, nice atmosphere, service was ok. It was pleasant enough, but nothing to write home about. I probably wouldn't proactively recommend it to a friend, but if I was asked if it was a good place to go, I wouldn't say not to go there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wineandine
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Highly reccommended, but a dissapointing evening. Went for a Birthday celebration and the food was good, not great. Service was friendly but slow and to top it off, we sat 45 minutes waiting to pay the bill without even water. The credit card system was not working correctly and we ended up having to use the ATM. Probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic lunch!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Wraps, salads and sandwiches were fresh and flavorful. Our server was very attentive and good in providing drink refills. Great place for lunch and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    DRAPicard
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Woolley's is always a fantastic dining experience. The food is always cooked to perfection. The service is always top-notch/above-and-beyond what I experience ANYWHERE else, and this time was definitely not an exception. My wife and I were dining for our anniversary and Woolley's really rolled out the red carpet for us! We were treated to some sparkling wine from their extensive list of over 200 available bottles and at the end of our wonderful meal, we were treated AGAIN to a delicious cake to help us celebrate together even more. Obviously we will be returning for future events and I believe that a new anniversary tradition was born for us too :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy and OK Salad Bar
    ronjon
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food and service were very good. Will go back for that. Setting next to noisy atrium is bad idea, however. It should be walled off, at least with thick glass (ex: Tavern on the Green, NYC). Also, salad bar was OK, but $15 too steep for what they offered. Won't do that again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissapointed
    JackVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    No cocktail onions after waiting too long. Both pork and walleye was over cooked. The consideration was appreciated ,but it gives us the feeling never to return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Expensive. The food doesn't worth this price. There are better restaurants with better food for this price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steaks
    PixelJohn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Perfectly cooked steaks. Great service with personal recommendations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service couldnt be better
    yummy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our waiter was outstanding he was informed and very knowlegable about the menu and did his best to make a wonderfull first time dine for us look forward to returning
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful Mothers day buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our 3rd year going to Woolley's for Mothers day brunch. Food and service are excellent! They never seem to have my Opentable reservation on hand when I get there, which seems kind of strange, but, they were still able to seat us and everything was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Selection!
    Cessie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    There were a great selection of seafood, meat, salads, appetizers and desserts. A good variety too! The quality is not what I was expecting for the price we paid. It was fun to try but I don't think we'll be coming back. Maybe we will try the restaurant menu someday. Overall, it was fun for Mother's day and the kids were thrilled with the dessert table and the chocolate fondue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Buffet
    MNCruzn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Unbelievable buffet this past weekend for our Mother's Day outing. Carved Filet Mignon was perfectly done. Everything was fresh and hot and plentiful. The desserts could have been better labeled. Overall, a rousing success! We will be back...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chocolate Fountain
    Backtozero
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The word could be crumbling as we speak and our 9 year-old would not mind as he has seen his Holy Grail, a chocolate fountain. We visited Woolley's based on researching through OpenTable which has never let us down. That streak continued with a fabulous Brunch for Mother's day where Mum had some excellent Filet Mignon and I had Oysters not to mention the amazing selection of meats, vegetable, breakfast foods, desserts and fruits. This was a great opportunity to try some of those things you are not sure of, for me Seared Tuna and the 9 year-old Oysters, booth successful. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time
    Sadieflora
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The place is pleasant, but there are a lot of people on holidays and special occasions. The food is much better than many brunches.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic