FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis

4.3
1596 reviews
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FireLake embodies the flavor of flame & features a menu that takes its inspiration from the heartland. The menu features a passionate exploration of fresh indigenous ingredients & the unique flavors can only be delivered by real burning wood.
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1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service! Loved the atmosphere!

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o
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Fire Lake when we are attending events downtown. The service by Wendy is engaging, consistently smooth and polished, and her knowledge of the menu items is unparalleled. The menu is extensive, offering many options for appetizers, salads, and entrees, so it is easy to find something to satisfy. The sauteed venison tips are amazing, the gathered greens salad includes my favorite combination of fruits and nuts and bleu cheese, and the pork chop with bacon marmalade is downright yummy. Thanks for another great dining experience!

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TG
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere, great variety on the menu, and some Happy Hour prices til 6:30 on weeknights.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My friend and I went for lunch. The menu was reasonably priced, and the food was decent. The waiter rarely checked on us, and the service was slow. We both ordered half a sandwich and a cup of soup. We were there for almost an hour and a half, and the restaurant was not busy at all.

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VF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Libby provided outstanding service. Our salads were great and the walleye dinner is amazing and a must have menu item.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for dinner and had an amazing time! The food was astounding and our server, Wendy was equally as astounding. We got the meatballs and the prime rib dinner with a bottle of Malbec that Wendy so kindly suggested. We will definitely go back and enjoy another dinner here. Hopefully we will be able to try some delicious Minnesota wines on our next visit!

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CB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server gave great recommendations. We had a flatbread and the MN salad with salmon. It was amazing!

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JS
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We usually love this restaurant. Don’t know what was wrong tonight. All food was sub par. Salads has no dressing. Pasta was bland. Server was attentive, but didn’t seem too concerned about the issues with the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to grab a bite before a twins game. $3 Mimosas!!!

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good was delicious, we split many dishes to share and loved them all! Our server was very knowledgeable about the entire menu and suggested many great options!

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JC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were looking for Wild Rice Soup and Walleye, which are the "Minnesotan" food to have and FireLake Grill House had them on the menu. We sat at the bar. The bartender was friendly and the cocktails were well made. We enjoyed the Minnesotan cuisine and had a nice time.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal at this restaurant prior to heading to a show at the Orpheum. The location is perfect if you are in the theater district and want a dinner that isn't a bar or brewery.

The service was genuine and attentive. We were asked if we were celebrating anything and Karissa, our server, was seemingly filling many roles while not missing a beat taking care of our table.

I would definitely visit here again as the was great and the service shined.

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EM
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice first time visit. Got their early and unexpectedly enjoyed some happy hour treats. The cornbread was delicious with a nice kick to join the sweet. The white fish dip was excellent and served with fresh veggies and flatbread. The plain flatbread was a bit crunchy/dry and a disappointment. But the dip is good! We split the lamb burger which is excellent. Fries not so hot. (Not sure what can go wrong with fries but these were not great.). Also split the Minnesota salad which sounded better on paper than in reality. It was a bit flat. Perhaps a bit more dressing on the side? All in all still a positive visit and we’d consider going back. Nice ambiance and attentive staff for our visit.

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WD
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Bison burger!!!

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J
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my mom for mother's day and she loved it. Such great selections, unique menu and wonderful service. Made for a delicious mother's day!

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NC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of four women having cocktails and sharing appetizers before a show at First Avenue. Wendy treated us like royalty, the food was wonderful, and the menu gave us plenty of options to accommodate one woman who doesn't eat red meat or seafood (without making it an obvious sacrifice). I love this place.

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D
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Libby our waitress was
Great! And it was so nice having a private sitting area! Should offer kid options.

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RS
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a light evening snack at Fire Lake with their chicken wild rice soup and popovers.
The soup was very good with large chunks of rotisserie chicken. On the other end the popovers were a little disappointing. Top was more burned than crispy and the inside was a average at best. Honey butter was good as a compliment to the popovers
Service was good and waiter very attentive considering there weren't many diners on Easter evening.

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PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner and breakfast there. Food was very good
Service was very helpful and prompt. Would definitely return.

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M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Great service but too causal not fine dining for price paid. Food was ok not great

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food! Comparable pricing to other downtown restaurants. Comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere as well. I definitely recommend, and definitely want to go back to try other dishes.

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N
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

No real enclosure to separate the lobby, the bar and the restaurant. Very loud, service was poor, and the food was absolutely average.

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RS
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Met my friend at Fire Lake for Sunday dinner. However, timing wasn't the best because the Radisson Blu was host to Texas Tech basketball team for the Final Four. Obviously the hotel was busy and noisy which impacted the restaurant.
My friend was seated right away at our reservation time of 6:15. Pretty impressive due to how busy they were. I arrived 10 minutes later and found out our table bordered right near all the foot traffic of hotel and bar customers that eliminated any form of privacy.
Food was very good. Had the dirty fries and walleye fingers which I have had in the past.
Wanted a mojito which, due to the crush of people, they could not provide at the bar. Back up drink was a Cosmopolitan which was average. From a service perspective our waiter was good and attentive even though busy
Nothing against the Final Four but looking forward to going back to Fire Lake when things have settled down. Always a nice place to have dinner in downtown Minneapolis.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

I specifically went there for the brunch and they told us when we got there that because of all of the people from the final four they couldn't do brunch. What? Really? It's a Radisson hotel! The staff was great but I thought that was poor.

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OT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We are so happy to have found this place. The food was very good and priced right. Great wine list and cocktails.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They have an interesting menu, and everything we ordered was great. The three of us had small plates and craft cocktails. Loved the Boulevardier, but my friend felt the ancho chili in the margarita took away the refreshing character she likes in a margarita. Loved the walleye fritters, the chicken wings were super, and ditto the salad (Minneapolis salad??) that had bacon, corn, wild rice croutons,etc. Popovers are a must!

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G
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The drinking water had a peculiar fish smell. In addition one of the salads and the steak on another salad both smelled very badly. The steak that had a bad odor also had a strange taste.

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L
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Meh. It was okay: ambiance (somewhat incoherent mix of Northwoodsy and modern), food ( $17 burgers that were unremarkable, especially for the price) and service (friendly servers but rather slow service even on drinks despite early hour and lack of a crowd). French fries were great; otherwise meh. Likely won’t return.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the bread basket as a side and the ghost pepper cornbread was amazing! The pepper kick compliments nicely with the honey butter.

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HO
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unassuming, comfortable setting. Nice, normal menu items at a reasonable price. I like to try different things, whereas my husband is more picky, so there was something for both of us. Portion size was.good for the price paid. Nice variety of beverages. Staff very efficient and professional. Pleasant, non-interruptive, yet attentive. Communicated well regarding timing, description of food. Very enjoyable.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were dining for a birthday celebration before an event. We arrived early (5:30) and it was pleasantly not too busy. Our service was fantastic and the food was really unique and delicious. We tried the bone marrow appetizer and the Bison burger. IT WAS AMAZING! Maybe the best burger I have ever had. We were able to sit close to the kitchen and it was fun to watch the cooking staff as the kitchen got busy. I will definitely go back and recommend it to others.

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l
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We appreciated the hostess who found a space for us where we could hear each other well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night.
We were across the street at the Marriott for a marriage conference. This was our second time there and as before we dined at FireLake because it’s just that good and the service we received from Kevin was second to none. Chef Aaron even stopped by and wow... what an amazing young man.

Thank you FireLake. We will come back.

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L
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We were so disappointed with this dining experience. It all started with the waitress having little to no knowledge of the food or drink options. When we would ask about different items, her response was often "I don't know, I haven't eaten/drank it." It was so bizarre. 2 of us have food sensitivity issues, and I always get frustrated when a server automatically says "Oh yes, that food is fine and doesn't have dairy/gluten, etc" before they even check with the chef. Which this server did. And then both of us felt ill later that evening, likely because the food was not free of these ingredients like were stated. And then the food was bland at best. The salmon was overcooked. And over priced. The atmosphere for a Saturday night (and St Patrick's Day too) was neutral at best. The cocktails were so-so. We will not be returning here. For the money we paid we could have easily gone down the block to some of the higher end restaurants and had much better tasting food and service.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch special for $10. Had never been their before but was pleasantly surprised!

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NK
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall, very good. Our server was very helpful and kind. However, I am a stickler about being observant and when our burgers came up our server passed them by for about 10 minutes kind of oblivious to what was going on. He went back and forth doing other things and never noticed our food there. Maybe they need to install a bell or other auditory cue when food is up because this is part of attentive service to me. The food was still good and hot. However, it was so close I was ready to go grab it and bring it to our table. The cook saw me looking and moved it to the heat lamp (which I also thought...why don't they bring it out when it sits for more than a few minutes?) I would just say...look up and always be checking for the food because if this was a steak or something else it can really affect the taste. Overall, nice atmosphere, good food and nice staff, but make sure to focus on getting food the table right away.

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HH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast was fabulous had the walleye hash and the and mimosa

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O
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Wine was Manifesto, delicious. Gathered Greens salad fresh and very good. Then Lena's meatballs. Meatballs, potato puree and lingonberries is a perfect combination. Great service as well. Would go back and order all of the same items.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The cauliflower soup was delicious!

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