Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

4.9
5255 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
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Dooda
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time you arrive at the door until the time you leave, you are treated royally at this classic restaurant. Now in my 60's, I first set foot in Murray's as an older teenager.

As always, the food was impeccable. There are other good steakhouses in Minneapolis, but none reach the level of Murrays. You can't get a better steak in Minneapolis. But you can get worse, and pay as much or more than you would at Murray's. The silver butterknife special is the best value on the menu. It's 28 ozs of pure meat, meant for two people. But it easily fed our entire group of 4. It comes with two salads and two sides. Hence the good value. Service and ambiance were as always, very good.

If you're looking to go to a top of the line restaurant, and spend top of the line prices, choose Murray's over any of the competition. You won't regret the decision.

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SidJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Use the valet😊 Difficult parking. The steak was as good as we heard it was!
Excellent birthday spot! Expect a couple to spend $120, at least.

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TroyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks melted in your mouth! Very romantic lighting.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Graciously accommodated our pre-order to allow us to get to the Twins game on time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was wonderful. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food and drinks were delicious and the atmosphere was great. It is expensive but it is worth going to for a special occasion.

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ShawnS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, fantastic service and great food. Will be back!

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PollyN
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and decided to try Murray's. I hadn't been there since the mid 1990's when it was pink. They have clearly updated the ambiance, service was excellent and the Silver Butter Knife Steak was full of flavor and we would highly recommend it. Portions are very generous so come hungry!

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Anniversarydinner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary, which is a ritual. Chateaubriand was excellent as usual, and prepared perfectly again. It is a little pricey here, but well worth it. Their garlic toast is awesome. Had a great wine with dinner. Great evening.

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and ambiance!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and highly recommend Murray’s to others. Absolutely everything was top notch!! Thank you!

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EmJoy
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST MEAL OF MY
LIFE. The steak melted in your mouth. Service was impeccable — from our server, person who brought out our food, to the person who bussed our table. Definitely coming back. Worth every penny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing food and an amazing time.

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GordonH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive but unobtrusive, very willing to grant our requests. Our food was delicious as is always the case at Murray's.
We love doing there very much.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food! Best steak I’ve ever had!! Great place to celebrate our wedding anniversary!

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ScottJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to Murray’s for years. For classic steak dining there is none better.

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ElenaK
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant and ambience to celebrate high school graduation. Service was impeccable and the food was fabulous! Can never go wrong with Murray‘s!

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vipIowa08
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner as always at Murray’s!

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most tender steaks I’ve ever eaten had the Kansas City strip

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Pamdoesdinner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was our server and he was great!
We shared the lobster from the appetizers menu and it was fabulous!!
We also shared the Chateaubriand, OMG!!

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vipDJEats
Minneapolis
65 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Steaks are excellent. Had a bone-in fillet and it was excellent.
Disappointed they no longer have shoestring onion rings.

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vipPatrick1
Minneapolis
91 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Murray's and hadn't been for awhile. Everything was so perfect, just as I remember it. Greeted and reminded to put masks on (no big deal), and taken to our table. I love the casual elegance and familiarity of the service here. It's actually almost a contradiction. This is a high end restaurant that could be stuffy, unfriendly and intimidating. It's quite the opposite. It was like going to an old friend's house for dinner, only the food and the wine were much better! There were three of us who had a variety of dishes and everything was amazing. The sommelier was knowledgeable and helpful as was Dylan, our server. We need to go more often!

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AmieA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steak's I have had in a very long time. Great flavor. We had the bone in Sirloin. Fantastic! Our waiter was great as well!

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JamesH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, knowledgeable wait person and staff made this a delightful experience!

Food is always excellent!

Easy parking with reasonably priced valet service.

Looking forward to our next visit!

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TimothyR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Silver Butter Knife steak at Murray's is everything it is advertised to be and more! The hash browns, Brussel sprouts and Baked potato were just phenomonal! And the service was so personal you felt like you were the only patrons in the place. The only thing missing was running into Sid Hartman. RIP Sid.

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BeckyJones
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal at Murray’s! Our server was attentive, while allowing us to pace our meal as we desired. The crab cakes were by far the best we’ve had in a while, and will definitely be back for those alone! The steak was also incredible. Overall, Murray’s is a must visit location if you’re looking to be well taken care of, while having phenomenal food!

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Martinique
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you decide to go downtown you have to go to Murray's. The steaks are cooked perfectly. The sommelier is knowledgeable about the entire wine list and can narrow down what you would like very perfectly. The manager Wayne is wonderful. He made the rounds through the restaurant and was very friendly with everyone. The atmosphere is delightful; just enough "old time meets new time". The bartender was absolutely wonderful; very friendly and is a master at making and pouring drinks. Again go downtown and go to Murray's you will thank me for it.
Martinique

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johnt
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The Caesar salad was something that Calilgua reject. No anchovies the dressing was not mixed. Romaine dressing was bland. The garlic toast was poor, not like the old Murray’s , not crisp and different from years past. The steak was ok but not worth $54.00

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vipDoctorV
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be back at Murray’s after 15 months of not eating out. Everybody was wonderful, took good care of us and we really enjoyed it. Still the best steaks in town!

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LisaS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, best steak I’ve ever had. Service matched the food. Specialty cocktails were not anything special, except for the grasshopper.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food: excellent. The chateaubriand for two was perfection, and a very good deal because it came with salads and two large sides, so we spent much less than at a typical steakhouse. Drinks were excellent: beer, martini, London Mule (wow), and wine. Desserts were boring but standard. We've been here many times and would give 5 stars except for the bad ending to an otherwise nice evening -- the valet parking. The sign said $12. The valet asked for my phone number to text me a link to pay. The site had trouble taking my credit card. Then it said the fee was $12.96 and had three buttons for a suggested tip, the lowest of which was $3. I went around that and typed in a tip of $1.00, in part because I was annoyed that it was already charging me a buck more than the sign said. THEN, before it completed my purchase, it tacked on a $2.00 "COVID Safety Fee." So my $12 parking was now all the way up to $16. Why wouldn't they just have the sign say the valet was $15? Annoyed, I went back to subtract my tip, at which point it wanted me to re-enter my card and start all over again. We complained to the valet, who told us we didn't have to use that system and instead just swiped our card. Still cost $15. It's not about the money (dinner was $230) but about the annoyance and inability to be up front about the pricing.

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JulieO
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best all around experience. Great food and I still think this 35 years later. Love this place.

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vipTracy
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some team members (new) to dinner our waitress was amazing and the food was equally amazing....as always.

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Bluesmama
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Still Classic after all these years! Loved table-side steak service. Waitress was phenomenal!

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BLfromMN
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sarah and the sommelier Greg made our anniversary dinner one for the ages. Spot on recommendations from the moment we were seated. It was worth the wait to be back downtown. Truly wonderful- but that is to be expected at the Twin Cities best known name for steaks!

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KevinH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Murray’s vs Manny’s debate is settled! This debate has been argued for years with steakhouse lovers. But after a rigorous analysis of these two longstanding great steakhouses... we have a unanimous decision.

But first a shout out to my girl for traveling without any luggage using only a personal bag for a two night weekend. I dare any guy to try to get your girl to do it lol...

Atmosphere- both are great old school feel yet different. So a tie on that.
Service - very good at both but more professional and attentive at Murray’s.
Sides - Murray’s
Price - Both are expensive as expected but Manny’s was over the top expensive and about 20% higher for the same thing.
NOW the most important part - The cow! I had dry aged bone in filet and Kelly had filet. Both were great but Murray’s wins without a doubt. We suggested always ask for your cow to be cooked Pittsburgh style.

So there you have it. If you’re bored and want a fun weekend. Jump on a cheep flight and go to Minneapolis and do dinner at Murray’s.

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MariaO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our 21 year old to Murray’s to celebrate her birthday. Same as her grandfather and father before her. It did not disappoint. Even our home grown beef (which is incredible)is not as good. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

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ChazR
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was great. We ordered the silver butter steak medium rare and it came out perfectly!

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KennethN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our main course (Tournedos Oscar) was outstanding, as were the raspberry pie and chocolate cake (one of the best I've ever had). The salads were another matter; I'd expect to find them at one of the family-style chains. Uninteresting, and mine had so little dressing that I'm really not sure it had any at all.

We will be back; I want another shot at that chocolate cake!

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vipKat21
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service by Dani!! We had the filet and the bone in rib eye, both prepared to perfection. Desserts were awesome too, have the raspberry pie, not too sweet, just delicious!!!

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vipAngelaC
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the phone was phenomenal! The silver butter knife for two does not disappoint!

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Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is rated 4.9 stars by 5255 OpenTable diners.

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