Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

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Welcome to Murray's Restaurant. Minneapolis' original restaurant for steak since 1946 & home of the award winning Silver Butterknife Steak dinner for two. Also known for mouth watering garlic toast, Hickory Smoked shrimp appetizer, and home baked pies. Well into its third generation of family ownership, Murray's stands out among local and out of town diners alike as a true Twin Cities landmark & continues to provide the best in food and service as it did in 1946.
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JM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st class as always. Steaks are great. Service is superb. Our "go to" for every special occasion. Thanks for another great evening Murray's

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CP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Favorite spot to eat in Minneapolis. Nothing better than the Silver butter knife and that bread. Best of the best.

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t
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

We love Murray's. We go a few times a year for special occasions and usually are very pleased. This time around, while the service and welcome were awesome as usual, every item of food was over salted---to the extreme. We were very disappointed. In fact, ,my wife did not even eat her meat. I don't think this is a cause for concern; my guess is they had new kitchen staff or someone made a mistake. Either way, we will definitely go back. If the same thing happens then, well then I'd be concerned. Note also that we did go to Lindey's the next night and their prime was amazing. So there is a lot of competition out there for reasonable pricing. I hope Murray's situation was a fluke and I'm sure it was.

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d
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Here for a conference but had read this place was supposed to be the top 20 steakhouse in the country.

Nothing bad about the place. It was okay. Steak was fine. But I did not get the impression I was at one of the top 20 steakhouses in the us. I guess I expected more.

Again, it was fine but not mind blowing. I took clients with me thinking this place was going to be amazing but it was no better than Fleming’s or Capital grill.

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RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service from Sarah .. food was terrific.. APPs and entres

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WW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was phenomenal, service was superb and our waiter Slim was very professional

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M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a nice Mother's Day weekend dinner a Murray's. My mother-in-law had never been there and it was nice to treat her to this legendary place. The food was delicious. The place was very stylish but we didn't get to see much of the place since we were seated up front. It wasn't the coziest of tables but was okay. I just felt rushed by the wait staff. We were still eating appetizers when the steaks came. Plates and silverware were constantly taken off the table which led to a hyperkinetic experience. But we were glad we went. It was a special experience.

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E
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I’ve ever had. Fabulous service. Wonderful risotto.

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

Our server, Ricardo, was outstanding, provided useful information on the food. Enjoyed our experience.

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JL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Murray’s is very consistent with quality of food and service. They always get the steak temperature perfect unlike many other franchise steakhouses that charge the same. The sides are a great throwback to home style foods like loaded baked potatoes, green beans, salads, onion soup, etc. I highly recommend Murray’s for the ultimate steak experience.

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

Always good food and great value. Make sure to save room for the hot fudge sundae

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MM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and the service was incredible!

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m
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the place. Best steakhouse in Minneapolis by far.

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m
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place for entertaining business customers or celebrating a personal achievement.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Bobby was extremely personable and made our dining experience a tremendous success.

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

Amazing food, great atmosphere and drinks. Can’t wait to go back!

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T
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's expensive but when you want to treat yourself nothing tops Murray's.

The drinks were all top shelf ingredients and delicious. Their peppercorn steak is the greatest thing I've ever eaten. It has the formal atmosphere I expect from a top end steak house. The service is impeccable, respectul, always present but not cumbersome, very relaxed and knowledgeable about the place and food.

100% recommended

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W
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family owned, outstanding service and food

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SJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had such a nice time. The staff was great and attentive. The food was outstanding! I would highly recommend.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

I went to Murry's with my wife for our 22nd anniversary. I had told her what a wonderful place it was and how great the food was. We both left severely disappointed.
We ordered the Steak flight for two which included a tenderloin, a NY Strip and a sirloin. I asked for them to be cooked hot pink in the middle (Medium) as well as salad and vegetables for my wife and onion soup and potato for me.
The bread brought to our table was excellent! The salad and soup were very good. But when the steaks came out... They looked delicious right up until our waitress cut them open to split between us. They were still raw in the middle, not pink. All three of the steaks were tough to chew and grainy. Non of them had that melt in your mouth texture I expected from a previous visit. I honestly could not tell one piece from the other.
The flavor of the meat was good, but they were just too chewy. I feel that once a steak like that is cut, there is no way to cook it longer. All the juices are gone at that point.
The wait staff was excellent.
Overall, it was quite a let down for us. I cook better steaks than Murry's now. Shame.

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LL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We really enjoyed the food and everyone working there is so professional.

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t
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service are always top-notch at Murray's. Our favorite steakhouse in all the cities in the USA

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal as always

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m
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food. Service was ok, nothing special. Sound level was perfect for casual conversation.

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BP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Murray's is great as always. The food was delicious, especially the Silver Butterknife steak and Oysters Rockerfeller. Our server Ricardo was beyond professional. Always a lovely time there.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonder service and food was excellent! I have never had such a great experience!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Male sever by the name of Ricardo. He was awesome and checked in often and was very easy to talk to. It was my girlfriends birthday, and she also loved it. We showed up 30 mins before our reservation and the owner Tim I believe, found us a table right away. Thank you. we will be back !

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PA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ricardo offered tremendous service . Thank you for the amazing experience. Hands down, best service, food we’ve ever had.

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P
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual! The steak trio flight was amazing. The hash browns are perfect.
Nate even remembered Tabitha's Birthday!
Great job!

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PM
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to dine before seeing a show at the Orpheum. My husband ordered the special suggested by our server and WOOOOW was it spectacular! A Wagyu ribeye. Melt in your mouth, chew, perfection. We talked about it through most of the meal and laughed. Who does that?!?! Days later and we’re still talking about it. Don’t know how we’ll ever eat regular steak again. (Whatever, we’ll get over it with some therapy!)

Thanks Murray’s!!!

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Service was excellent and food delicious. Highly recommend the Szechuan Green Beans. I knew the Silver Butter Knife was delicious & it did not disappoint.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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WW
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. I appreciate the fact that you get poured water and coke that is from a fountain. So tired of going to higher end steakhouses, having to pay for bottled water and/or paying too much for a 7 or 8 oz. can of pop.

Steak prepared to perfection...and I am picky. Definitley prime grade. Old style steak house. Will be back again.

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Although I do understand a-la-carte, presentation of the filet was pretty lackluster. If you are going to serve just a single piece of (granted, excellent quality and perfectly prepared) beef on a plate, it would be nice if it were framed or otherwise embellished with a contrasting garnish or something. Even a lettuce bed would have been better than nothing. Or maybe a special plate would have helped the presentation. I love Murray's and will return, the above comment notwithstanding

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LB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Silver Butterknife Steak was delicious. It melted in our mouths. Their Lemon Drop Martini was perfect as was the French Onion Soup.

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P
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Simply the best rib-eye ever.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Easter Holiday with family

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner with my wife. Very good all around. Even got a very tasty free dessert for our anniversary.

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RH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful. Ricardo was very attentive without being intrusive. His back bar person was at the ready refillin water no making herself useful. I definitely will be a continued customer.

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HD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Overpriced, undercooked, waste of time and money. Waited 30years to afford this place, what a dissapointing experience. 275.00 of average steak. Don't believe the hipe..

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