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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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal for my Mother-in-law’s 70th birthday.

BG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only issue we had was the steaks were to salty, if you don’t like salt, make sure you tell them to use less seasoning and salt. Otherwise , great place.

N
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on business in MN, I thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Murray's. The restaurant was located next door to my hotel and quite convenient though I would've traveled miles to enjoy the French onion soup and ribeye steak that cut like butter.

SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly don't know how to start this - there were so many amazing aspects to my dinner! First, I guess I'll start off by talking about the happy hour drinks. The happy hour menu is quite extensive- there are a variety of drinks and some awesome food options. I will absolutely come back just for happy hour. Next, the dinner. WOW! They really know how to cook steak! We ordered the Silver Butter Knife Steak for Two. The meat was perfectly cooked. The potatoes au gratin were perfectly baked. Our waitress was fabulous- I almost wanted to have her sit down and join us for a drink. Is it bad I want to find reasons to celebrate to go back?

JL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak was a touch overcooked, which, for a $105 steak was a tad disappointing, but was still delicious, and the caramelized brussel sprouts were out of this world. The mirrors and drapes on the walls made it feel very spacious, the lighting was perfect, the staff were attentive, and our waiter was great.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mirray's, its my goto spot for work and they never let me down

CM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food were exceptional, hope to return soon.

SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food at very reasonable prices. Would recommend it

RS
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service, excellent dinner and a nice atmosphere. It was my wife’s birthday and they presented her with a candlelit dessert. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

WF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. It’s an expensive night; you know that going in. We celebrated our daughter’s 20th birthday and our server (Dennis) was terrific.

RA
Minneapolis
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Murray’s for years. There is no better restaurant in America. The chateaubriand for two is our go to dinner...Med Rare you’ll not find a better beef experience anywhere in the world. Get the bacon wrapped shrimp for a starter, the Caesar Salad, garlic toast, Au gratin potatoes, asparagus and finish with the raspberry pie and you’ll have the meal of a lifetime!!
And the family is simply the best.,.Tim Murray was recently inducted into the minn restaurant assoc hall of fame..Jill & James Murray round out the team that operates this great family tradition!! Their father Pat set a great example, originated by his parents, Art & Marie.
The foundation on which Murrays was built: purchase the best quality raw materials possible, prepared consistently with care, served by a quality staff and charge a fair price.
This was again our experience Sunday with our son visiting from Sitges, Spain!
Simply thanks, Murrays for another outstanding dining event!
Bob S

PK
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was amazing! Loved the whole experience!

K
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butter knife steak is some of the best meat I've ever eaten. Despite how lean it was it was cut with a butter knife, melt in your mouth delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dennis was amazing and very patient with the kids. It has been pur family tradition to come once a year since I have been very little and it never disappoints us. Great food and service!

TP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray's never disappoints. The food and the service is always amazing.

t
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joeeeey was a great Server - great recommendations. Had a fantastic time out on the town.

MG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Steaks were very tender, but way too salty. I couldn't drink enough water. Service was very good, ambiance just okay. For two people to eat and a $185 tab I expected so much more. I won't go back and I won't recommend.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our server, Greg, was the best - request him if you have the chance... you will not be disappointed!

K
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening at Murray’s. The Butterknife Steak was terrific and perfectly prepared. Waiter was polite and friendly. Love Murray’s!!

AH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing!! Silver butter knife steak for two is the best steak I have ever had in my life

m
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great. Only drawback was very loud table behind us but staff did a good job of intervening. Food is legendary and did not disappoint.

JT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

First Steak way too salty to eat they made us fresh ones although it took so long we weren't hungry once it arrived. So it was more like a waiting experience than a dining experience. Plus the cost was $140 (plus tip) no discount for mistake or waiting so long....would of expected 50%off at least disappointing Valentine's experience.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our two year anniversary of our first date. We celebrated at Murray’s for the first time last year...it was amazing!! We will be returning every year from now on. Our server Anthony made it a evening to remember, loved his personality, he made us feel like we were his only table, even though we I knew he was very busy. Thank you to him and the entire staff for making our special night even more special. ❤️

RP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST STEAKHOUSE HANDS DOWN!!! THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE IS A+++

JN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was just ok. Butter Knife steak was tough and not flavorful. Won’t be back.

SM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner was fabulous. Excellent steak and side dishes. Raspberry pie was wonderful.

LR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was very good, but unfortunately we had a table next to us with 2 kids that were rather loud and were running around.

HM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite! Valet parking was convenient, especially on a -12 degree evening. Wait staff were attentive without being overbearing. A wonderful experience!

BK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the German chocolate cake was to die for.

MH
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The early bird menu 5-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday is great with an option of steak or salmon. Both are excellent choices.

J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always an outstanding meal. A perfect special occasion restaurant.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience!

DA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Ribeye steak - it was one of the best I have ever had - on the same level as my best steak at Peter Luger’s in New York. We had a great server (Dani) - it was an early valentine dinner with the love of my life. We had a great time and a great meal.

RA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service wonderful. Our waitress recommended a very good wine to pair with the silver butter knife steak and she was spot on. I left my gift card behind and they located it for me and are going to send it on. Really went above and beyond. It was my birthday so they brought out a small dessert. Very nice touch

M
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was truly a wonderful meal. We were seated way back on the right. At first I was not overjoyed an=bouyt the location but it turned but great, quiet, cozy, like our own mafia table. Our server was Greg who was studying to be a sommelier. He was knowledgeable, attentive but not overbearing. He helped us pick great dinner wine (Staglin '13). We started with snakes and bacon wrapped shrimp. The snails were fantastic the shrimp were slightly overcooked represent the lone wee flaw in an otherwise perfect meal (makes you appreciate the goodness). We both had lobster bisque with an impressive amount of lump lobster. We split the porterhouse, done perfect medium rare and very flavorful. Sides were the Seasonal Vegetable (Brussels Sprouts) and Au Gratin Potatoes, both very reasonably pried and portioned appropriately for 2. Good job Murray's GREAT job Greg!

OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ordering the butter knife sirloin for two. Amazing flavor.

D
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner all around! Service was great, food was fantastic and cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back in the future.

F
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place was a bit noisy. Service was pretty good until after we ate, then the waiter kind of "forgot us". The food was great, except the dessert--bread pudding. Looked like it was made in a meatloaf pan, bland, with rubbery dried apricots on it and about a tablespoon of sauce. I make a much better, fresher and FLAVORFUL bread pudding that doesn't look like head cheese and a sauce that actually covers the pudding.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and amazing as always! The flight of steak is a MUST!

JA
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening with friends! Food and service was second to none.

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