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Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

4.8
4.8
5950 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Fine cuts
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (612) 339-0909
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining space accommodating up to 50 people. Please contact Wayne for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Wayne Bratvold: (612) 767-3743
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Cross street
    Between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall on 6th Street
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available Tuesday through Sunday evenings. The closest public parking ramp is located at 50 South 6th Street (the second driveway past Murray's on the left). Other nearby parking is located at the City Center Ramp or the Gaviidae Common Ramp.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,950 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    American

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for fine wines

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Good for special occasions

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    American

5,950 Reviews
  1. Iowa08

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal as always. Best steaks in town without question.

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  2. Leon

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a once in a lifetime dining experience. The staff was superb and very knowledgeable about the entire menu. Will absolutely be back

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  3. BobH

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 6 had a delicious dinner. Our waiter Dennis was the best!!! We will be back!

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  4. AaronG

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I just wish that the dress code was enforced. Service and food were excellent.

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  5. GotBeef

    South Dakota

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place!!! Great service and great food!!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal experience! Everything was spot on!

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  7. KarenJo

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Murray’s for a date night. We absolutely loved everything about the experience. Our server, Shane, was exceptional. Great food suggestions, fun history of the restaurant , altogether extremely fun as a server. The food was amazing. I can’t say enough about the whole evening. Highly recommend Murray’s.

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  8. 1946

    Denver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even after all these years, Murray's is still the best. Excellent service and consistent, high quality food. There is a feeling of a rebound downtown after the corrupt movements and politicians killed the city. Hang in there Minneapolis, better times ahead. We love ya!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Murray's always delivers. They never disappoint. I will be back next week again.

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  10. CaroleH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Pleasant and comfortable.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently awesome! Mari is the best classic steakhouse in Minneapolis! It’s a must stop!

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  12. Patrick

    Minneapolis

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, another outstanding dinner at Murray's, one of our go-to restaurants. Two criticisms: I generally believe that servers can wait until you finish your salad before they bring the main course, but the server brought the steaks when we were still eating our salads, which felt rushed. Also, I'd said in my reservation that we were celebrating two birthdays, but they didn't acknowledge that, at least at first. When the server brought the dessert menu, I pointed out the birthdays, so our server gave them two special desserts gratis. Not a major deal, but when I note something on the Open Table reservation, I expect someone to read that note before we show up. Otherwise, we love the food at Murray's, and, in contrast to too many restaurants where we can't hear ourselves think, the restaurant's sound level, which makes dinner conducive to civilized conversations that don't require us to shout at each other.

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  13. Miri

    Sacramento

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. We cone in every time we’re in Minneapolis. We live in CA.

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  14. Devinediner

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got seated on time and the service and food was spectacular! They have stayed true to form and make each visit an enjoyable dining experience! Bravo Murray’s!

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  15. Patty

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was fabulous! Emily was the best and most attentive server. Next time in Minneapolis I am definitely coming back!

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  16. RachelW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My waiter was great! He understood etiquette and timing.

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  17. RAST

    Minneapolis

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A family favorite for over 70 years. The food is always outstanding , as is the service. You understand why Murray’s was selected as Minnesota #1 restaurant. Simply the best!!

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  18. BenL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak for two was amazing. Cocktails were great. Service was second to none. Thank you for a great night.

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  19. Honeygs

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my Birthday and they did not disappoint! Had an issue with one of the food items, but the waitress and manager straightened right out! I would definitely will return again!

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  20. JerryB

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Couldn’t have asked for a better experience at Murray’s.

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  21. PJ007

    Minneapolis

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed. Waiter seemed completely detached. We ordered oysters Rockefeller, and he didn't listen at all. He brought oysters on the half shell. He got my son's beer order wrong. The famous silver butter knife steak was way underdone and tough. Difficult to cut. Ridiculously over hyped and overpriced. Waiter's fake claims about how tender it was as he carved it was as embarrassing for him as it was for us. Really poor quality cut of beef. We will not be back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious the steak was so juicy they even help celebrate our anniversary was a wonderful great staff

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! I’d definitely come back!

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  24. Max67

    Columbus

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for the Big Ten Tournament. A local recommended Murray’s. Not a chain, and now I can see why they have been in business since 1946. Service was outstanding. Mary was the best. Steaks melted in your mouth. Try the Caesar salad and the mushrooms. Great wine list and the martinis were excellent. A wonderful evening.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. The food was terrific and the service extraordinary

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was just average, especially at that price point. Place and service were great. If I went back, I think I’d just go to the bar.

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  27. JudyM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jenny and host Colby are the best! The food is wonderful but the people are amazing!

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  28. dhogan8

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down, best steak in Minneapolis, best in Minnesota, probably best in the whole Midwest. The Porterhouse is a bit spendy, but it’s worth every penny if you love an excellent steak that is more like two steaks in one. Service is always top notch, and the portions are great. You don’t leave hungry. 10/10

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff. Great food. Walking distance to State Theater.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating. Had to switch our reservation.

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  31. Pattyvoice

    Minneapolis

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I invited my oldest son to a Birthday lunch for him. I chose Murray's because of the close proximity to his work, and because it really spells out "special occasion" when you choose to dine there. We had a wonderful time, including a great catch up. It was also fun to learn about the history Murray's as I left.

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  32. ConstanceD

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Murray’s is a classic old school fine dining. Great steaks and service in a charming setting.

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  33. BobN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My filet was under cooked and the server did not ask how it was.

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  34. DonM

    Charlotte

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well the steak was delicious BUT the creamed spinach was awful. Would I go back again? For sure but stay clear of the creamed spinach.

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  35. scottW

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was fantastic, but we were located outside the main dining room. Some people might prefer that spot because it’s quieter, but I like dining room better. Always a great evening at Murray’s.

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  36. AnnH

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Murrays. I hadn't been there in a while and was thrilled to see it thriving. Austin was our server and he was great and the whole staff was attentive, thoughtful, kind and efficient. The garlic toast is deadly; I'm embarrassed that I had 6 pieces, therefore relatively full by the time we start on the meal. Despite that, I loved the Ceasar salad, oysters Rockefeller, filet, loaded hashbrowns, broccolini, poblano corn (this has a kick!) and au gratin potatoes. It was a wonderful evening. I would not recommend dinner at Murrays for someone trying to restrict their calories or fat intake - it's hard to turn down so many tempting treats, though others may have more restraint.

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  37. ShannonN

    South Dakota

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good, but not amazing for the $. I get it is an institution of downtown and is solid good, but we expected a bit more. Our server was solid and gave us very good service.

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  38. WendyN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the filet mignon special. Both our steaks were done to perfection. The wine was recommended by our server and it was paired perfectly. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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  39. Ploach7

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t beat the Silver Butterknife steak and a chance to see the lovely staff!

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  40. Wally

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Murray’s. We had a friendly server and enjoyed delicious food and drinks,

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FAQs

Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is rated 4.8 stars by 5950 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

26 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall on 6th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Fine cuts
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available Tuesday through Sunday evenings. The closest public parking ramp is located at 50 South 6th Street (the second driveway past Murray's on the left). Other nearby parking is located at the City Center Ramp or the Gaviidae Common Ramp.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (612) 339-0909
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining space accommodating up to 50 people. Please contact Wayne for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Wayne Bratvold: (612) 767-3743
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