Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

4.8
5075 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5075 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate, our server, was fantastic! I've never had anything from the menu that wasn't delicious, Chateau B was a step beyond.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting Murray’s and everything was outstanding! We each had the filet and split the Australian Lobster tail entree and it was honestly the best lobster I’ve ever had in my life. The steaks were amazing as well. We will definitely be returning! The service was also great!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Minneapolis. Fantastic food and service.

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Vincent
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, everything was excellent. Great atmosphere and experience!

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vipcoyote
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. Got it in under the new COVID restirctions.

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KevinL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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Traditions
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, historic, special, and famous restaurant! Best service, ambiance, and comfort you can find!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray’s has and will always been my favorite. We tried the lobster this time with the silver butter knife steak and it was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Old school steakhouse with an old menu. Very overpriced, the atmosphere of the dining room matched the menu, old. While the food was good, and the service was fine, definitely not worth the price.

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DavidR
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience was outstanding!

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LaurieP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chateaubriand for two is the best steak in Minneapolis. It has an amazing flavor and almost melts in your mouth! The restaurant has great ambiance but I only gave 4 stars because the bar is

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karenc
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We would go to Murray's again in a heartbeat. Our server was excellent, the food perfect. Very peaceful and quiet, with an old world 40's atmosphere. The owner even walked us thru his Foto Hall of Fame.

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Lynn
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch restaurant - food, service, and ambience are excellent. Can't wait to return.

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Chauncy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricardo provided excellent service. We appreciated the attention to detail and excellent food. Thank you.

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mwestber
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and the Chateaubriand was melt in your mouth tender and an excellent value.

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vipMaryf
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A visit with our son always includes a trip to Murrays-delicious food and impeccable service..always!

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DanW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic. Awesome service. Food never disappoints.

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vipKimberly
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Murray’s is fantastic but the service from the staff is even better. We felt so welcomed and taken care of. Incredible experience.

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AlanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and steak looked like it was under a heat lamp for a bit.

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MarkJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better restaurant than Murray's. As always the food, service... was excellent. They are the Gold Standard of Steak Houses

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michaelm
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shared the crab cake appetizer, very tasty and enjoyed them. Had the wedge salad and enjoyed that as well. Ordered the rib eye, didn’t realize 18oz was that much and has to leave a few ounces behind. As far as the taste, somewhat unique. Had a buttery flavor, spices were adequate and not overwhelming which was good. But comparing it to similar cuts of steaks from other restaurants, I’d say it’s a 4.5 meaning it’s not the best I’ve tasted. Don’t misunderstand, very flavorful etc and would order it again as I’d put it in the top 10 steakhouses I’ve eaten at. Oh my date ordered a side of asparagus, outstandingly delicious. Dennis, our server, was the best though. Pleasant, friendly and attentive (as well as the rest of the service staff). He made the night more enjoyable.

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PrestonC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I first dined at Murray’s September 1966. Our recent meal was just as good as my first. A wonderful evening with superb service and food.

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mikeg
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the walking in until leaving. Awesome!!!

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ThomasC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Have never been disappointed with our experience at Murray's.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Murrays! The food is always wonderful and the staff are all very friendly.
We go to Murrays often and have never had a bad meal!!!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is engaging and friendly. They made suggestions on the selections. Food was perfectly prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The service was fantastic!

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, excellent food, excellent service. It made our 25th Anniversary very special.

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Ggordon
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Murray's for many, many years...celebrating bdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc. The experience is always wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Medium rare steak not achieved. Fries were the best side dish. Augratin potatoes ok not especially tasty. Seschuan bean over sauced but tasty mushroom were good but not great bread pretzels good crustini over oiled and seasoned dessert thick dense orange cake expected light airy min bunt and non dairy whip topping? Yuck get some fresh cream. The raspberries were delic. Gods but not the great I expected service was good and I’m sorry I took the pen

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John
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we decided to once again celebrate our anniversary at Murray’s (40th). The food never disappoints the service was above and beyond and the ambiance was right on. Thanks guys.

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Vicki
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at Murray’s and I will definitely be coming back. The food was fantastic and the service was phenomenal. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and were given a complimentary dessert which was so decadent and delicious. I highly recommend Murray’s!!!

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AlanA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our boss told us about this place and didn’t disappoint one bit perfect place for a romantic evening dinner

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Darlington
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.

There was not a splot of anything left. We even took the remaining two pieces of bread brought before our meal home because it was all so scrumptious. Would definitely recommend.

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RalphP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray’s has been our favorite restaurant for 30 years. Quality and service is always outstanding.

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Bobmac
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a great steak, good service and a fine wine go to Murray's.

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JerryF
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great-food was great-drinks we’re great-bill was OK!!

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Bell
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, butter knife steak was so yummy! Our server Nate was awesome, very friendly, funny and on top of everything we needed. Great service and staff!

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Astrobuf
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

First time to the storied Murrays. We arrived a bit early and went to the bar. No customers there, no waitresses. The bar tender seemed busy washing dishes. We seemed to be a disruption. I ordered an Aviation. No can do was the reply. My 2nd choice, an Old Fashioned was done well.

My party of 6 decamped to the dining room. A nice table in a quiet spot much appreciated. Our waiter was initally efficient and engaged. Dinners were ordered, salads were served. Then the wheels came off the bus. entrees were served and our waiter disappeared. Several of our party had no silverware tho as the service staff clearing the salads had taken the silver from some. Our waiter seemed overwhelmed with other customers. 10 minutes later we flagged him down and got silver to eat dinner.

Similar issues developed with drink orders and desert. Our waiter knew things were not right and apologized. Still, our dinner tab was $750. We deserved better. The restaurant seemed understaffed. We never saw the Manager. We should have!

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KarolG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was great! We’ll be back!!

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Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is rated 4.8 stars by 5075 OpenTable diners.

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