This was a way to say goodbye to a restaurant I had enjoyed for many, many years. I will miss the comfortable atmosphere, the warm popovers, and the memories.
What a pleasure to be there one last time. Our server told us I had received their very last pot pie ever. And it was delicious.
Great experience on their last day
Sad to see this icon go after years of enjoyment, we had been going here for 35 years and enjoy it every time the staff was always warm and enjoyable. The food was always great and made us come back
So sorry they are closing...Macy's was never in the game!
The Oak Grill was fabulous today, as it always is. Today, I took my nephew to lunch at this great downtown Minneapolis restaurant (his first time). We enjoyed everything about the event - the food, the service, the atmosphere ... and the history. Oak Grill, your servers and cooks are the very best - professional, polite, respectful, knowledgeable and, quite simply, really good people. So long, dear friend. Godspeed to all Oak Grill employees!
By the time anyone reads this The Oak Grill will be closed permanently. Along with the original Dayton's department store, it is the end of an era.
This was a wonderful restaurant in a grand store, but no one shopped the store... so the store and restaurant are now gone. We can't change this reality, but if there is a favorite store or restaurant on your list you haven't been to lately, you should go.
We can't lament when things go away if we personally did nothing to support them with our time and money.
Macys oak grill brought back many fond memories.. Meat loaf always our favorite and we can still enjoy it at maces in Ridgedale with our coupons that were given to us at our Oak Grill last meal. We will miss it.
We are really going to miss The Oak Grill, it was our favorite spot downtown for lunch.
The Oak Grill... Ahh we'll miss you so much. We always went there for a special occasion, and also for an annual christmas dinner. We will miss it dearly...
As expected it was very busy and while we got water fairly soon, did have to wait about 15 min to have a waitress come to get our orders. A friend and I have gone to Dayton's/Fields/Macy's for years for the annual Christmas and Flower shows and lunch after in the Grill or Skyroom - always excellent food, popovers and have not been happy with Macy's since they had owernship but did like the Oak Grill. We will miss these two restaurants. Our food was very good -
Very sad it closed. Shame on Macy's If the new owners reopen it I will be there
Closing tomorrow. Just ok. Old tradition ends...has been nice...
Sad that is closing, we have been going to the oak grill for years, 1970 and up and the skyroom before that.
My friend & I enjoyed a final meal at the Oak Grill before it closed on Jan 27th. This fine restaurant will be missed.
I'm so sad to see this relic go. I wish that despite selling Macy's that they could keep the Oak Grill open.
Too bad it will be closing tomorrow. Great Swedish meatballs!
Worked at Dayton's for twenty years. Ate at The Oak Grill on occasion
through out that time. Their popovers are fantastic and a great start for lunch or dinner. The traditional swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and gravy were outstanding. The keiche
was also fantastic. Very sorry the restaurant is closing.
We're going to miss this legendary spot! Many fond memories of lunches here.
We had a lovely time at the Oak Grill. We heard that they were closing on January 27, so we made it a priority to visit as an office. They weren't accepting reservations over 6, so we ended up splitting into two tables. It was a good thing we had a reservation as there was a 2 hour wait when we arrived.
The food was delicious. The servers were very pleasant and considerate. Overall a lovely environment. Wish it wasn't going away.
Dayton's is closing soon, so we had to go there one last time. I'm sorry to see it go...
None of the above questions really fit The Oak Grill since it closes on Friday. It would have been better to adjust your questions for that occasion.
Since people are flocking to the restaurant to get one last Oak Grill meal before it closes, the service wasn't great. But then, the place was packed and there was a line of people waiting, with or without reservations. The most striking thing was the smaller servings. My friend ordered the Pot Pie. No skimping there. I ordered the meatloaf. Meat slices were smaller than usual and vegetables were miniscule compared to normal. We were told by a server that they were afraid of running out of food. Didn't anyone there see this rush coming? I've been going to the Oak Grill since the 60s and will miss it. But luckily, we still have the Lakeshore at S'Dale.
What a great restaurant. So long dear friend, Oak Grill. You will be missed.
My Mom and I went to celebrate the end of an era of going to Daytons/Marshall Fields/Macys with friends and family over the years. The popovers were hot and crispy and the chicken salad sandwich was the best I'd ever tasted. The service was a bit slow, understandably, as so many people were wanting to come for a last visit. We're so glad we made it.
Oak Grill closes permanently on Friday
The oak grill is closing this week on 12th floor of "Daytons " downtown. So we wanted to dine there one last time!
The menu is the same at the other Macy restaurants. We enjoy the lakeshore grill in Rdgedale also.
Great service and good food. Sorry to see it closing for good, had to go one last time.
What a blissful experience! It began with PaulDavid as host, warm friendly greeting, quite welcoming. My group reduced from 8 to 3, PaulDavid quickly made modifications and we got right to our table. Deeply sad that this was my last chance to dine at the beloved Oak Grill, however, I very much appreciate all the years of joy I experienced at the Oak Grill. Farewell dear friend! You will be missed and never duplicated.
A sad reminder of the lovely place it used to be. Food was still delicious but service and ambiance pretty sad. I wish I had not gone the last time and just remembered it as it was.
Absolutely love this restaurant - It's a beautiful, classic, historic restaurant. It has a good menu selection, and wonderful food. I am so very sorry that the store is closing, because by default the restaurant will have to close too.
Had a wonderful last meal at the Oak Grill before Macy's closes this historic location. The nostalgia runs deep. I had the traditional pop over and chicken pot pie. I'll miss lunches by the gorgeous fireplace and trips downtown with the family.
We had a wonderful experience. We hate to see it close.
Super busy during our visit! Popovers (always a favorite) were baked too long. Chicken pot pie was tasty but much more gravy than chicken and veggies. Crust was flaky and tasty.
We were delighted we snagged a reservation!
So sad Oak Grill along with Macy's is closing. Both store and department showing signs of aging and neglect! Several areas needed a good cleaning...especially carpets!
Will miss this beautiful restaurant. It's a shame that Macy's had to close this original Dayton's downtown location.
It was sad to see an institution come to an end. Glad I got a chance to witness history.
Too bad this restaurant is closing. I hope, as Rick Nelson suggests, they are able to reincarnate it in another location. Not many restaurants like this are left in the Twin Cities. I'm 70. I like the ambiance of a nice restaurant. Forget the "run in and run out".
"for old times sake. . ." I think that may have been the title of a song of bygone years. For us, it was perhaps the culmination of quite a few years of awareness and patronage.
Someone once said, "nothing lasts forever," and in my view, this may be true. I'm not locked into the past but for me (and us), and perhaps others, yesterday's occasion may have been a time to remember.
I have no idea what the future may hold for the Oak Grill, but the bar is pretty high for its successor.
Such a classic, sad to see it go
The last meal at The Oak Grill 😥
Have enjoyed going here over the years. Will be sorry to it close!!