About FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis

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.

31 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am – 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am– 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 10:30

Cross Street:
Hennepin

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 216-3473

Website:
http://firelakerestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Public lot also available.

Public Transit:
2 blocks from the light rail. 1/2 block from bus route.

Executive Chef:
Jim Kyndberg

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sunday Nights! Bring your own wine... corkage free.. $1 donated to 2nd Harvest Heartland for every cork collected.

Private Dining

FireLake grill house & cocktail bar offers two cozy private dining rooms to accommodate every festive occasion. Enjoy Chef Jim Kyndberg's award winning seasonal food along with the personalized and engaged service that FireLake offers. Contact Kristin Holt for more details.

FireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Casual (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place. Always a favorite. Food is excellent as well as the service!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a 25th anniversary party with my maid and matron of honor and their spouses. We let the waitress know we would be lingering and conversing and that we were in no hurry to rush the night. She accommodated and did a wonderful job- from an appetizer suggestion to our wonderful entrees - she also brought an assortment of tasty desserts to share and re-heated my coffee that came a bit too cool.
We had a wonderful night and we so enjoyed it, that we returned on Sunday for brunch - just my husband and me. We enjoyed our meal again and the mimosas as well!
We'd come back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Had such a wonderful time here for lunch! The wings were amazing! Thank you!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The décor updated in last couple of years and with that update they removed the warm/comfortable and upscale feel of the dining area. The chairs were probably the most uncomfortable chairs they could have selected. Worse than the chairs was the service. After arriving and escorted by host, we sat at least 10 minutes after arrival before anyone greeted us at table. The server disappeared for long blocks of time. I used to love the Fire Lake Grill but now we will not be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The overall experience was horrible. The food was worse than going to McDonald's. The entire staff was sub par. Ordered the Bison burger, it was horrible. I took 2 bites and pushed it away. Our server asked how everything was, I said not good. She said sorry. The manager walked by our table at least a dozen times seeing my food almost untouched. She never came over until the very end, and said, we took that off your bill. We will never eat there again. So much for a romantic dinner out with my wife.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

There were 3 of us and in order to try various meals we ordered 3 entree's and shared family style. Worked very well. Portions were large enough to do that and everything tasted really good. The service was timely and the wait staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

FireLake continues to be one of my favorite restaurants! The food is always excellent and the wait staff is courteous, patient, and best of all, usually has a sense of humor. If you are looking for great place to start a night out, look no further.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We visited on a Friday evening and really enjoyed our experience. The food and service was excellent! I am pleased to recommend and will be back for more!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was good and we appreciate the local sourcing. It was a little louder than we would have liked for just the two of us.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a terrific evening ! Love where we were seated at the long table against the wall. It was quieter for hard of hearing person in our group. The food was excellent with no surprises. Everyone was happy with their choice. Just delicious and good service. We will be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food and cool space! Would definitely return here.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent service! The food menu was creative and used local ingredients. Very creative menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I've not been to this location and thought I'd take a new employee here on his first day. We were seated promptly when we arrived at a table close to the open kitchen. The wait staff attended to us in a timely and friendly manner. I ordered a vegi burger that is made here with chips, also made on-site. My employee ordered a burger with fries. They where both very good - enough to fill us up but not too much that we'd be tired the rest of the day. I'll definitely return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This was an incredibly disappointing experience. We went onto Yelp to find this place - it was my husband and I's anniversary and we wanted to go somewhere nice that had great food. We were ambushed by belligerent guests, the food was no where NEAR the value they price it at and my husband had what he calls "The worst steak of his entire life". Needless to say, we will not be returning ever and my trust in Yelp is now coming into question.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The lamb ribs and venison tips were amazing. The server was not the most attentive but did ok. Overall good experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We selected this restaurant based solely on location -- near theatre but were very very happy with service and the meal. The food was excellent , the cocktails really good and the service was extraordinary. Honestly we wished we were not running off to see a show because we were enjoying ourselves so much. The place was packed with families, business diners and clearly some hotel guest but we didn't feel rushed at all.

Will definately select again when we are in downtown Mpls... was a very nice surprise.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

A good experience, though it could have been better, especially for the price. No regrets and would recommend though

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic service, delicious cheeseburger and fries, wild rice soup just wasn't my fave and not a great dessert menu- we are chocolate people though!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Interesting menu without being too "out there." Reasonable portions. Very pleasant service. We would go again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The server was amazing and accommodated for our needs. It was the best steak I have had. I would definitely go back.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good waitress named Wendy! She was attentive and when asked about what she would recommend she sold us on the food and drinks they had. There were others who came after we did and we waited a longer time for food after they all got theirs. The food was amazing though and the place had a nice classy modern vibe!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had delicious dinner at FireLake as we celebrated our wedding anniversary. The NY Strip was cooked perfectly and the walleye was outstanding. The Pear Blossom is my new favorite cocktail! Thank you Wendi for your great service and for the special treat!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was incredible. Service was a little slow. Our waiter wasn't attentive but was very nice. Would absolutely go back.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We have eaten at FireLake in the past, and we will be back. The popovers are always worth the visit, they have great drinks and beer selections, and the food is delicious, filling, and comforting.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food, atmosphere and service were all very good. Quiet enough to have a conversation without shouting, but still an upbeat, fun vibe. Creative menu. Especially liked the dirty fries and the trout salad.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Good ambience. Service was attentive. Food was very good and different from the normal fare.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food, friendly efficient staff, relaxed atmosphere in downtown Minneapolis. wonderful for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great location, definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had wonderful anniversary dinner at Fireside. The atmosphere was beautiful, trendy, and modern. Every staff member was so warm and welcoming. Our meals and drinks were awesome! Thank you for a great memory!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very salty Fish was risotto (and I salt everything). Steak was tasty but tough

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

The menu and rating made this seem like a good option. But the menu descriptions did not match the food. Seemed like diner quality (we ordered seafood and roast chicken). It wasn't very notable. And further the restaurant is a hotel-lobby restaurant. The restaurant restrooms were the hotel lobby restrooms. Only go there if you're snowed in and don't want to walk the skyways to a better restaurant.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent all around. Our server was amazing! Food was awesome as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Tried a few things off the "share or not" Menu. All delicious. Very well balanced with fresh and local ingredients. Server was awesome too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was average but waiter was excellent. Problem we think was the kitchen. Shouldn't have to wait 45 minutes after ordering for food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Good and not so much.

Husband had the wild rice walleye entree and it was fabulous. I had the smoked trout salad and was disappointed. Said it was with some sort of field greens. They were actually a garnish. Could have been served with crackers as an app. Trout itself had that slightly gassy "liquid smoke" taste, which was not to my liking.

Lastly, don't bother with the popovers. Ours were still quite cold on the inside. Guess they did not heat them long enough in the microwave.

We will go back for the wild rice walleye though.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on July 17, 2017

No greeting, no menu, no seating, we just walked out.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great lunch specials. Had soup, roast beet salad and lamb slider. All very tasty and good value. Good waiter too.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Will definitely return!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We always have great service and food here. Popovers are fabulous!

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 12, 2017

It would have been nice to know that this restaurant is in the lobby of the Renaissance hotel. While the food was quite good (the duck breast was excellent), we weren't prepared to dine in a hotel restaurant. it was offputting.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Everything was just okay, not as good as the ratings. Seemed like more of a place to have lunch than dinner. Kind of noisy. Food was decent. Seasonings not always balanced. Just average.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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