Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

4.9
5249 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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MarthaF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joey our server was charming and attentive and a fount of knowledge. My guest and I ordered French onion soup (the best in the Twin Cities) and the petite filet for our entree. The filet was done to perfection, which is normal Murray’s standard! Above all, the price of dinner was reasonable!
Kudos to Joey and Amy who made dinner at Murray’s a wonderful experience!

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TeraD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent but the service was even better! We reserved our table online with a note that it was our anniversary and not only did the host remember and congratulate us, but also our server and the manager. It’s great going to a place where they actually take the time and care about their customers. We definitely will be back and will be recommending Murray’s to everyone!

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ValerieM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good steakhouse for a visitor from Chicago. We weren’t particularly hungry after a day of pre-wedding events, so we went with their smallest cuts and only one glass of wine each. Even though we got the least expensive cuts, the steaks were cooked exactly as ordered, well seasoned, and flavorful. The one side of mashed potatoes was more than enough for two of us.

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DinaK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray's is our go-to for special occasions. It's not cheap, but worth every penny. I really love the atmosphere - like an old steakhouse with Sinatra playing. The food is the best.

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vipMichaelE
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and service. I am on my third post-vaccination road trip and one of my favorite activities is to try the most highly recommended steak house (or one of them in locations which have several) in the area. Murrays was one of several highly recommended steak houses and I chose it because it claimed to be the oldest. I have a weakness or predilection for older buildings and atmospheres. Murrays has two things going for it: 1) the ribeye was exceptional (even when compared to The Barn in Evanston, Illinois, and The Marble Room in Cleveland and Keens or Peter Lugers in NYC) and 2) the service. When I ordered my ribeye "medium rare", our waiter McShane told me to order it medium and that it would be perfect. I thought that was pretty bold for a waiter but I am grateful he did. The steak was perfectly prepared and phenomenal. The experience, however, was not perfect. The cabernet sauvignon I ordered (by the glass) was very good but not at the same level as the steak. The exterior of the restaurant has a great old-time look but the interior has no charm: it might as well have been built yesterday and basically looks no different than upscale chains such as Ruth's Chris. We were seated near a table of 4 and 1 of the 4 diners at that table spoke so loudly that I thought he was sitting at the table with me. I understand that large parties, 6 or more, are going to be loud and if I am seated by one, I ask to be relocated. I am not sure how an establishment should handle this situation when 1 person at a table of 4 is just loud - and apparently unintentionally so and apparently clueless. Overall, the food and service were exceptional.

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HenryH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go to high end steak house - always top notch.

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KenB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and service were both spectacular, just what we expect when we dine at Murray’s.

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BrettH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Delicious food! The Chateaubriand for 2 is amazing! They also know how to cook a well done steak and have it juicy still!

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Sparxz
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. Including my triple expresso with dessert

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OutoftownBuckeye
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful experience. Service was superior. Steaks were so tender, delicious, and cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Our Anniversary

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vipRachaelM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara (our server) was lovely. We had a great time celebrating a birthday while we were in town. Food, ambiance and service were top notch. Porterhouse and au gratin potatoes were amazing as well as the orange bundt cake for the birthday dessert.

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MollyS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray’s has to be the best restaurant we have ever been to. Absolutely delicious from the stuffed mushrooms to the sharing of a 24 ounce tenderloin and end with ice cream! Was out of this world!!

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vipTomR
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience ... we were in Minneapolis just for 2 days (1 day to see the Cubs v Twins) and one free day ... boy oh boy did we choose the right place for a great dinner. Dylan, our waiter, was fantastic.

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BAPF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for our birthday celebration. Service was fantastic and the food was great!

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BruceR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray's is just outstanding! Food, service, all the way around.

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RobertB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service. Will return next time in town.

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OpMobo
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the finest steak in Minneapolis and one of the best in the entire country. Nobody does it like Murray's.

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MichaelP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Murray’s for 50 years… same fabulous food and service!!

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GwennC
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray's has not disappointed since 1946. The Silver Butterknife Dinner remains as stellar as ever: excellent steak, French onion soup, au gratin potatoes and of course, the famous garlic toast. Not to be missed is the fresh raspberry pie--my friend justified it as a fruit serving!!

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MaryY
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I was young my mother brought two of my sisters and myself, my mohters cousin brought two of her children. It was a big deal for them to bring us to Murray,s for lunch. So we brought my son and his girlfriend for his golden birthday. We had such a great time. The food and our server Greg were outstanding. We will go there again for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The silver butter knife for 2 never disappoints! My wife and I have had this meal no less than 20 times and it’s near perfection every time. A must visit if you are in Minneapolis.

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NichollasD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Good food.
Bad service. The waitress was not friendly. Acted like she didn’t want to serve us.

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RAST
Minneapolis
66 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Jill and team for another outstanding evening and dinner. Truly the best good and service anywhere!!
If you can’t stop in, try curbside..we have done so several time during the crazy times..

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DebraW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not enough outstanding words to use for the excellence that Murray's exceeds in every area. You MUST experience Murray's. I could go on and on , however, just go.

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Birthdaynight
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband booked our reservation for my birthday and it was amazing. The food, wine and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a special occasion. Greg our waiter was very attentive

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Tommyboy2
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT as always! Love this very special restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for my Mother's Birthday! Sarah, absolutely loved having you take care of us. Cheers!

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RexinMinn
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the employees (male) stood directly behind my seat and droned on and on to the guests who had just arrived at the table behind us in the corner. I did not appreciate that. He needs to be more aware of his physical presence and how his voice can interrupt the experience others nearby are having. Employees should be seen and not heard for obvious reasons. An expensive steak house like Murray's should know better, as should this middle-aged male. On the food: the Silver Steak Knife seasoning was too salty. There should be an option to have a lower-salt seasoning used when this kind of money is being spent. We were there for our anniversary and they brought out a small dessert. It would never have been enough for one person. I'd like to recommend a free dessert for people celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, and complimentary coffee as well. The single serving shortbread dessert seemed was insufficient as an expression. Our server (Tara or Cara?) was fabulous and we tipped her accordingly. And finally, we would have used the valet, but the website says Friday & Saturday, so we didn't bother looking for the valet. That's not good, my friends. If the valet is being offered, people like us coming in from 45 minutes away need to be aware of those things and that's why we use the internet. I hope to visit Murray's again, but it was not a 5-star experience for our first time there.

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Russ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and drinks are always incredible here. the Manhattan is made with Eagle Rare Bourbon, so that says a lot. Tournedos Oscar was extremely good, with medallions of filet of beef, with a large crab cake, bearnaise sauce, asparagus. Melt in your mouth beef. The peppercorn crusted Strip was equally good, and the bone-in filet excellent. All cooked to perfection, which is not always easy - we order rare+, so tricky...So if you're looking for a special meal, Murray's is a really good choice. Valet parking right in front, classic ambiance rounds out the evening. Just GO!

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jefff
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Our waiter delivered the food in a timely fashion, but was not too friendly..

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DanielW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and the food was even better!

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent! The steak was outstanding and cooked to perfection. I can't say enough about the raspberry pie! It totally lived up to the hype.

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RonB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray's always exceeds expectations with great food, attentive & professional service, and ambiance. A great place for a special event or just to enjoy an evening out. Tim and staff provide a first class experience!

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CherylD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was outstanding until almost the end of our meal. We were seated in an alcove and comfortably spaced. The a party of eight got seated right next to us-less than six feet of separation (vaccinated or not?-we are seniors with chronic conditions)and the noise level increased radically for that small area-not that they were extremely loud. It was just a small area for that party, plus the other four tables in the alcove all filled up too. The service and food were just excellent-could not have asked for better!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great drinks!

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vipPaulW
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best of everything

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Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is rated 4.9 stars by 5249 OpenTable diners.

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