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About Permanently Closed - Macy's - The Oak Grill

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - A Minneapolis tradition was born on October 2, 1947, when the Oak Grill opened for business. Architect Bob Hansen used characteristics from the Jacobean period in the design of the rooms. The ornate fireplace, originally from Salisbury, England, was over 300 years old when it was transported in sections and reassembled in the Oak Grill. With its solid oak columns and vast frame, it soon became the room's focal point. Its distinctive appearance, along with dark paneling, red chairs and dim lighting, help give the Oak Grill its cozy ambiance.

700 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, German

Hours of Operation:

Monday 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 11am to 7pm
Wednesday 11am to 7pm
Thursday 11am to 7pm
Friday 11am to 7pm
Saturday 11am to 3pm
Sunday Closed

Cross Street:
8th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 375-2938

Website:
http://www.macysoakgrill.com/

Catering:
For Macy's off site catering in the Minneapolis area please visit www.designcuisinecatering.com.

Parking Details:
Public parking available in the parking ramp PARK & SHOP adjacent to Macy's Department Store or several other downtown ramps. Parking is included evenings & weekends.

Public Transit:
Located off of Nicollet Mall between 7th & 8th.

Executive Chef:
Carlos Cajamarca

Private Party Facilities:
Macy’s, Minneapolis most historic and unique venue, offers contemporary and traditional event spaces along with exquisite and artful cuisine. Casual to formal, we will create your vision for a special experience.

Private Party Contact:
Kristina Koonce: (612) 375-6542

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for dinner before your concert or theater event. Present your event ticket and receive a complimentary glass of house wine with your entree. Evening and weekend parking included.

Macy's - The Oak Grill - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (1518)
Special Occasion (1108)
Good for Groups (723)
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Romantic (506)
Neighborhood Gem (419)
Kid-friendly (347)
Fit for Foodies (318)
Great for Brunch (191)
Comfort Food (122)
Cozy (101)
Good for Birthdays (83)
Good for a Date (79)
Quiet Conversation (78)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
Seasonal (64)
Authentic (62)
Business Meals (61)
Casual (61)
Worth the Drive (53)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Outstanding Value (46)
Fun (42)
Notable Wine List (40)
Afternoon Tea (34)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Hot Spot (30)
Creative Cuisine (25)
People Watching (21)
Afternoon Coffee (21)
Disabled Access (20)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Healthy (17)
Scenic View (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Late-night Find (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The Oak Grille is closing forever Feb. 27, after continuous service since 1947. Ours was a farewell visit. It was the same as always: excellent.

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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2017

It was a farewell luncheon for me. I worked there in 1949-50. It has always been a special place for me to take my children and friends thru the years. Will be missed.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Restaurant is closing so had to have one last hurrah!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Fabulous restaurant will be missed! Great food and service as always.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

I'm glad I got an opportunity to visit one last time!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 19, 2017

The food was good overall, but the popover was a little over cooked.

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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

I love the Oak Grill. Great food, service, and ambience. I hope the new owners will keep this gem open or move the interior to a new location.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Please try to relocate to another downtown location. So very sad it has to close

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience3
service4
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Excellent food and service. The popover overs were as wonderful as ever despite the very busy restaurant with so many diners. It has always been an enjoyable experience to dine at the Oak Grill. We will miss it.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Sad to this location is closing, since so many people have decades of memories behind it. That being said, I think our waitress already checked out. She never asked us if we wanted refills on our beverages, and it took about two hours to get through a simple lunch. It's not like it was in the old days, and I hate it when people say that!

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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Sadly, Macy's has sold out the beautiful downtown store and restaurants. We went for a final lunch, as there are so many wonderful memories from there.

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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Very nice experience ~ one last visit to an iconic Minneapolis restaurant. Wish we could recommend the Oak Grill to others ... as asked in this review.

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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Had the signature chicken pot pie and popover. Warm and tasty comfort food. Great service as well. Sorry to see it closing soon. Will be missed. (Sigh)

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

I went with my sister and our parents. We are so sorry to know that will be our last lunch at the oak grill. We have so may good memories at this wonderful restaurant. My dad who is in his seventies used to go with his mom when he was young and we would go with our parents as little girls and once we had children would bring them on occasion. Our last lunch there was perfection! They were so busy but managed to be so organized and polite. We were lucky enough to have the best seat in the house and our server Luz was wonderful, and the food....delicious:)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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food5
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service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2017

This was a Good Bye lunch to this establishment. So sad to see it going after so many years of good food, service and memories of special events.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 19, 2017

TOO BAD IT'S CLOSING. THE END OF AN ERA! Not many places like that left ..

Tags: Authentic
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food2
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service1
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2017

The Oak Grill restaurant at Dayton's (yes, I know) is wonderful. The atmosphere and the décor is classic. Love it! Today, my 85 year-old mother and I enjoyed lunch in the Oak Grill ... simply for the memories and to enjoy it one last time.

My mother and father met in 1953 while they were both working at Dayton's. My mother had just immigrated to the U.S. from Canada and my father was in law school (U of M). They married in 1955 and raised eight children. My father went on to co-found one of the largest law firms in the Twin Cities. They had a wonderful life together for 60 loving years.

So long Oak Grill, my dear friend! You will be missed!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2017

When it was announced that Macy's would be closing the downtown store and the Oak Grill my wife and I felt that we had to dine there one last time. We had a wonderful time.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Too bad the restaurant is closing The reservation worked great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2017

I wish that during the last month of business, the Oak Grill would have been open for dinner too. Many other friends would have joined us in the PM. Please save the English fireplace and windows for another restaurant to use!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2017

so sad that the place is closing....we've had so many wonderful meals in the oak grill

we have going to the grill for about 35 years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2017

The Oak Grill will be sorely missed, it was a wonderful restaurant with great ambience and lots of nostalgia. I would go there again in a minute. The food is always good and the service great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value
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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2017

If you are trying to get one last meal in at the Macy's - The Oak Grill before they close, save your money. The menu has been reduced to a handful of items, the prices have been jacked up and the service was substandard. Popovers were dry and burnt, the meatloaf had too much salt, and the mashed potatoes were cold. This is not restaurant it used to be. Very disappointed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2017

So sad to see the Oak Grill close, but happy to have one last chance to dine there with my Mom!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2017

The place is closing.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2017

I grew up meeting my dad for lunch. You couldn't eat there without a gentleman . So sad it's going out of business.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Macy's Oak Grill is closing after many, many years and many awesome outings by me, friends, family and co-workers. So fun to go there on lunch. I'm going to miss the Oak Grill - especially their delicious popovers. Thank you for being so loyal to Minneapolis for so many years. Love you - Macys Oak Grill.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2017

As always, just like the River Room at the St. Paul Macy's, it was excellent. We will miss this experience!!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2017

My experience dining at Oak Grill was fabulous. My 2 sisters and I
Ate there as children. Wonderful
Then, still wonderful. Thank you
For the memories, sad to see an end to an era.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2017

The Oak Grill has been a favorite of ours for years and we wanted to dine there one more time before it closes. We will miss it and the wonderful food and service, especially the popovers!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2017

The food was delicious. I had the chicken pot pie and it was outstanding. So sad to see this great place close.

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 (London)·Dined on January 16, 2017

The Oak Grill will be missed. Everything about this place receives 5/5 stars.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2017

We had the chicken pot pie and it was the best I have ever had

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2017

It was a very fun afternoon especially since sadly this iconic restaurant is closing soon.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Glad to get one more lunch at Macy's oak grill before it closes.

Many good memories

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We wanted to take this opportunity to enjoy the Oak Grill one last time before it closes and I am so glad we did. I enjoyed a couple of pop-overs, wild rice soup and the chicken pot pie (tradition dictated this selection) and many of the rest of our party had the walleye. It was all very, very good and our server was even better. I'm sorry to see this place close.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Sorry to see the Oak Grill go. I worked there back in the early 80s and we went for lunch to say farewell to a wonderful dining sort and great popovers!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Fabulous chicken pot pie! Sad to see this restaurant close soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Me, my mom and dad made a reservation since it was closing January 27th. My parents use to work there. My mom was a waitress and my dad was the first bartender. It was such an amazing lunch. I will miss Macy's and Oak Grill. I use to work at Macy's as well. Great company and wonderful people

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2017

A nostalgic lunch, knowing that the Oak Grill will be closing next week. I wish it wasn't true. Many fond memories! Ana was our server and she was fabulous.

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