FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis

4.2
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1635 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Every dish at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar is crafted with locally sourced ingredients and infused with the flavors of a real wood-burning fire. Our cuisine and our service are deeply rooted in Minnesotan culture. We look forward to serving you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Farm-to-table, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(612) 216-3473
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Foster
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Private party facilities
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar offers two cozy private dining rooms to accommodate every festive occasion! Whether it is a breakfast business meeting, rehearsal dinner, company happy hour or birthday brunch, FireLake would be honored to host your group.
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Private party contact
Sally Wylie: (612) 337-9757
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Cross street
Hennepin
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Parking details
Valet is available daily from 4-10pm for $10. Public parking ramp also available beneath the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown.
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Public transit
2 blocks from the light rail. 1/2 block from bus route.
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Entertainment
Just blocks from Target Field! 50% off beer 2 hours before - 2 hours after the game. Directly in the middle of the downtown theatre district.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VD
Minneapolis
123 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The menu changed since the last time we visited, but there were still vegetarian options and good drinks. We will be back.

S
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always had a great meal at the Fire Lake Grill. We chose this restaurant last year for Thanksgiving because my wife was sick and didn't want to make anyone else cook. The four of us had a lovely time; me, my wife, my daughter and my granddaughter. Penny passed away this year, so we decided to go back to Fire Lake Grill to remember her on our first Thanksgiving without her. It was exceptional as usual. This restaurant is a class act.

SP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took myself and a date there before heading to the Orpheum. We had a few drinks and appetizers and ended our time there with some cheesecake! Definitely a great spot.

OT
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good, service great. Drinks from cocktail menu
We’re delicious.

SD
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and the food were both spot on! Great bar and cocktails after a Vikings game. Worth the walk...

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on November 21, 2019

Dear SidewalkDiner, Thank you so much for your positive review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to serving you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis.

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PT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Ambience just ok

ET
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Average food. Not cheap. Excellent waitress.
Food needs more of a chefs touch.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on November 21, 2019

Dear EricT, Thank you for your honest feedback. I sincerely apologize for the concerns you shared regarding your experience. I've discussed your comments with our team and we are working diligently to improve. I hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations the next time you are dining in the area.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Server was experience and helped us to understand it was happy hour. Very honesty and respect it

JA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing appetizers. My friends and I ordered a smorgasbord of items from the menu. The Walleye Fritters we flaky, moist with a nice kick from the Cajun seasoning. The sriracha maple sauce on the wings was delicious. The poutine had flavorful crispy fries and a generous amount of cheese curds; no ketchup needed. The margarita flatbread was delicious with the traditional toppings and a bonus ricotta cheese. The Minnesota salad was crunchy and well balanced. I didn't try the Gathered greens, but my friends said the mix of the squash, walnuts and greens was delicious. We loved the tomato soup with grilled cheese, but the wild rice soup was disappointing -- lacked the flavor of the other dishes. We loved our experience and enjoyed some unique cocktails as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on November 11, 2019

Dear JoAnneG, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to serving you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis.

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N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pleasant service and surroundings, good food. A good choice for conversation--a nice hum of activity but acoustics good for hearing your dining partner.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on November 11, 2019

Dear PinkTorang, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal! I hope we have the pleasure of serving you again the next time you are dining in Minneapolis.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The menu sounded great!! The food wasn’t. The atmosphere was cool and the service was great!

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on November 11, 2019

Dear Bates, Thank you for your honest feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you were less than satisfied with your meal. I've shared your comments with our team and we are working diligently to improve. I hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations the next time you are dining in the area.

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V
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waiter and the rest of the staff were excellent. Our waiter was so patient with us when my friend and I were talking so much we kept forgetting to look at the menu. He didn’t hover, and allowed us our space. Very nice guy as was another man working there who noticed us looking at the tiled floor and came over to chit chat about it. The ambiance of the restaurant is very nice and the noise level was good. The food, however, was only alright. I had the vegetable burger and it was pretty bland and the bun was more like a large and dry dinner roll. My friend had the soup and sandwich special and she said her was just okay too.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on November 11, 2019

Dear Vermillionsmile, Thank you for your feedback. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the restaurant! I've shared your comments with our team and we are working to improve. I hope we have the pleasure of serving you again soon.

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J
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to have dinner at Firelake preceding a game or show. Great food and service. Friendly wait staff is always very accommodating.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on November 7, 2019

Dear Jimluvsoakgrill, Thank you so much for your positive comments. I'm delighted to hear that you consistently enjoy your time in the restaurant! We look forward to serving you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis.

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RW
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at 4:30 because we wanted items on the lunch menu. We got a dinner menu when we sat down. We asked the waiter for a lunch menu, he said he would have to ask the kitchen but it turned out OK. Food was very good as was service. We’ve had a nice breakfast there and we would recommend this.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on November 4, 2019

Dear RogerW, Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for the menu issue you experienced and I've discussed your comments with our team. We are working to prevent a similar situation from occurring in the future. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are dining in the area!

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WW
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

No flavor to Swedish meatballs

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on November 4, 2019

Dear WandaW, Thank you for your honest feedback. I sincerely apologize for the concerns you shared regarding your meal. I've discussed your comments with our culinary team and we are working diligently to improve. I hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations the next time you are dining in the area.

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d
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall Not Bad. Just looking for a dinner bite and thought we'd try something close to the hotel. Menu was limited. Wife's meal was good and they graciously corrected the initial error in the order. My steak was OK, but that's about it. Excellent wait staff.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on October 22, 2019

Dear donpsyd, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. I've shared your comments with our team and we are working to improve. I hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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S
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for brunch/lunch to celebrate a Birthday. Food was great, service very good.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on October 23, 2019

Dear Sandyman, Thank you so much for your positive comments. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebration in the restaurant! I hope we have the pleasure of serving you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis.

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G
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great, food good

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on October 22, 2019

Dear George1234, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your food and service! We look forward to serving you again the next time you are dining downtown.

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K
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great pre-show spot. Great prime rib and Lena's meatballs are must do.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on October 15, 2019

Dear Kurt, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your meal. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Lena's Meatballs! We look forward to serving you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis.

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AH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a good experience at the FireLake Grill, in part because of the delicious food and excellent server, Kevin.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on October 7, 2019

Dear AnnaH, thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal! I've shared your compliments with Kevin and he was honored that you mentioned him by name. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to recognize him for a job well done. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis!

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MR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I ordered the prime rib and for the price thought that the meal was very average. Wife said the same thing about her fish dish.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Mike, Thank you for your honest feedback. I sincerely apologize for the concerns you shared regarding your meal. I've discussed your comments with our team and we are working diligently to improve. I hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations the next time you are dining in the area.

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GA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This restaurant was fine, but that’s about it. We arrived at 11:30 and had a reservation so we were sat right away. Our server got us water right away, but then didn’t come back for about 15 minutes. We ordered and got our food at about 12:20 - this is a long time to wait for an empty restaurant and only 4 people. It was a little overpriced for the amount you got, but tasted fine. Overall not a bad experience, but it was only “fine.”

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your honest feedback. I apologize for the concerns you shared regarding your experience. I've discussed your comments with our team and we are working diligently to improve. I hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations the next time you are dining in the area.

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k
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful meal. My husband and I were visiting Minneapolis for a wedding and decided to try this restaurant. We had the walleye fritters, burrata/tomato salad, the HUGE charcuterie board and he had a salad...sorry I can't remember which one but it sure looked delicious. The housemade spicy bison jerky on the "board" was AWESOME! Everything was fresh and delicious.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on September 17, 2019

Dear kiminindy, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I am delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your meal! I hope we have the pleasure of serving you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis.

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B
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Meals were very good but we would never return. Service was terrible...once meals were served our server never checked on any needs though she walked past our table many times.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on September 9, 2019

Dear Boots, Thank you for your honest feedback. I sincerely apologize for the concerns you shared regarding your experience. I've discussed your service comments with our team and we are working diligently to improve. I hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations the next time you are dining in the area.

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l
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Location ok for where we were going. Not a stellar experience. Adequate. Food ok. Staff competent. No super customer service.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on September 11, 2019

Dear loris, Thank you for your honest feedback. I am sorry to hear that you were less than satisfied with your experience. I've discussed your comments with our team and we are working diligently to improve. I hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations the next time you are dining in the area.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, friendly staff, amazing atmosphere. Love the decor!

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on September 11, 2019

Dear Mryrth, Thank you so much for your positive review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to serving you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis.

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M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an awesome waiter who was fun, attentive and knowledgeable. We had a great time with friends and did not feel hurried or rushed.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on September 3, 2019

Dear Mshap, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to serving you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were headed to the Twins game and made reservations for Sunday brunch. The walleye hash was amazing, every delicious bite. Although we had our Twins shirts on we were treated with warm smiles and respect. I’ll be back again! Thank you.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We hope to serve you again before the next Twins game.

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

At first Was impressed with atmosphere but then they seated us in a booth right behind a wine tasting so was very distracting and the place was empty so we could have been seated somewhere else. The entrees are not worth the price. Ordered the cheese cake dessert and it tasted like playdough. We were hopeful as the place got 4 stars for most reviews. Left with disappointment that we spent 120.00 to eat here.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on August 27, 2019

Dear Julie, thank you for your honest feedback. I sincerely apologize for the concerns you shared regarding your experience. I've discussed your comments with our team and we are working diligently to improve. I hope you will give us another chance to exceed your expectations the next time you are dining in the area.

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AS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice for lunch. The braised red cabbage was the best I have ever eaten.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on August 27, 2019

Dear Art, thank you so much for your positive review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch! I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again the next time you are dining in downtown Minneapolis.

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LF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The parking was complicated for someone who wasn’t at the hotel. The food was good but overall it didn’t blow me away.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
Responded on August 27, 2019

Dear Lydia, thank you for your honest feedback. I apologize for the parking concerns you shared. Parking is available in the public parking lot beneath the hotel, or restaurant valet is available daily from 4-10pm for $10. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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N
Minneapolis
92 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not sure I would recommend it, but that was not an option. It was okay, but there are better places in the area.

g
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just ok. Nothing spectacular. It’s in the Radisson Blu so it was a little pricey. We had some of their signature cocktails so those were good. Would be a good place for drinks. They ran out of the cheesecake which is kind of ridiculous so poor planning on their part.

RB
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations! Booked this reservation last minute due to it proximity to our concert venue. Totally blown away by the quality of the food.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment, great service. Lot s of space, you do not feel any interference from other curtomers.
Kitchet at sight, prompt and ready service

g
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us had dinner at FireLake for the first time. We ordered the carrots to share - they were ok. We all shared a bread basket and also cornbread. The cornbread was delicious. We each ordered a salad - they were all really good and the smaller size was big enough (with the bread) for a meal. The salads ordered: Gathered Greens, Minnesota Salad, Asparagus Salad with Salmon. We were too full for dessert. Our waiter (dang, can't recall his name) was friendly & fun, and his suggestions were spot-on. Definitely will be back.

OT
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined here many times and is always a nice experience! The seating is a little uncomfortable in booths and tables but won’t keep us from dining here. The booths across from the private room can be annoying when room is in use do to noise and lack of privacy!

1
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal. Scallops & Salmon were cooked to perfection. Our server, Kevin was engaging, timely & sweet.

j
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and good food. Not the best value, but it's the Radisson after all.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good service! Loved the atmosphere!