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Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

4.9
4.9
5193 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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Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • 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

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What 5,193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Notable Wine List

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    American

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Overall

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Ambiance

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Notable Wine List

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  1. L

    Lissa

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    First time ever at Murray’s and our experience was wonderful. My grandparents use to visit there often. We celebrated a birthday there and our server was so sweet and even did a cake with a candle for the birthday girl.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service! One of our favorite places to eat.

  3. MK

    MatthewK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server Sarah was amazing and helped make my 12 year old feel welcome and walked us through great food options. Front staff remembered I noted his birthday. Great dinner, son said it was best steak he ever had.

  4. SB

    StevenB

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place has a classic feel, the food was terrific from appetizers throughout. Loved the crab cakes, ribeye steak and lobster tail. Our server, Dylan, was attentive and friendly and made the meal perfect. Can’t wait to visit from California again and go to Murray’s.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service.

  6. R

    Rodion

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about our experience there was perfect. The food and the ambiance were wonderful but it was the staff that really made the night perfect. A bit embarrassed that it took me this long to check this place out.

  7. JG

    JeffG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was exceptional, and the food was excellent.

  8. CR

    ChanelR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Our visit was to celebrate Mothers day and being it was my mother's first at Murray's it was disappointing we were seated in the overflow section in the doorway of the restaurant. Other than the unpleasant seating arrangements we were lucky to have an attentive and friendly server, great job to Joey! The rib eye was definitely delicious and my mom enjoyed her time at Murray's and that is what counts to me.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and our server was great! Always enjoy Murray’s !

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  11. VS

    ValerieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my go to place in Minneapolis. There is NO better steak anywhere! My wife and I have dined in many fine restaurants, but Murray's is a destination location for us! Bon appetite !

  12. DC

    DeniseC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was just beautiful! The lobster was the best I have ever eaten! Cooked to perfection! The service was outstanding also. I can’t wait to go back when I am in town!

  13. RA

    RussA

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. We had rib eye steak. Meal was all great. drinks perfect. Waiter Joe great. Oh yeah, the garlic toast is to die for!!!!!!!

  14. CS

    CalS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    As usual the garlic toast is fabulous. Service great. But my steak, for the first time, was only so-so. Normally Murray's gives you a wonderful steak, so don't know what happened with this one. My companion's food was fine.

  15. NF

    NarveFa88

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Get the chateaubriand

  16. TJ

    TravisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was professional and courteous. The silver butter knife steak was cooked as order and tasted wonderful! The wine we had was also excellent quality.

  17. BA

    BryanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was great, I would highly recommend Murray's Steakhouse.

  18. DR

    DeeR

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ribeye steak was outstanding! The sides were excellent, and the homemade blue cheese dressing was so good! Our waiter did an excellent job of making sure our needs were met in a very timely manner. It was a treat to chitchat with him a bit. He even made it possible for us to meet the owner, Tim Murray, who was very pleasant and accommodating. We would definitely come back!

  19. C

    Cassie

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and the Ribeye steak was to die for

  20. KA

    KrisA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Murray's was fantastic as always! Mr. Pat Murray greeted us at the door, it is always so nice to see him. Garlic Toast remains the very best, shrimp cocktail was excellent and steak/crab cake was best ever. I was proud to take my Customer there for Dinner.

  21. B

    Bill

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Murray's is not just a steak house, but it is the THE steak house of the Twin Cities! The steaks my wife, son, and daughter-in-law had were like butter, extremely tender and is probably the best steak I ever ate. If you like a little spice, try the peppercorn crust -- it was outstanding! Dennis was our server, and he was superb. It was one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. It is pricey, so be prepared for a little sticker shock, but it is WELL worth it. Very Highly Recommend!

  22. s

    stpauligirl

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    As expected, the steaks were incredible, specifically the chateaubriand, melt in your mouth. Beer and cocktails were fine, didn’t have ingredients to do a couple cocktails that we requested (more due to the pandemic/supply chain issues I presume). Mushroom appetizer and salads were delicious, French onion soup was very salty, but still good. Side dishes left a lot to be desired. The seasonal vegetable was essentially a bowl of peas and a few mushrooms mixed in, and the loaded hash browns were just a somewhat over cooked plate of run of the mill hashbrowns with a pile of cheese melted on top. Not worth the upgrade. Of note, the sides did not taste bad, they were underwhelming and not worth the extra cost. I would say for a $60 steak, just throw on some potatoes and veggies for free and call it a day.

  23. J

    Jimmy

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Murray's is simply the finest eating establishment in Minneapolis. Wonderful service, tremendous food. Perfect for a celebration or just a quiet dinner out.

  24. S

    Seanley

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    Not the best experience this time around. It was very noisy. Our waiter was surly and acted like he’d rather be anywhere else than waiting on us. The portion sizes for salad and appetizers had shrunk dramatically (I understand we’re in an inflationary environment; if I’m eating at a renown steakhouse, saving money is obviously not my top priority - please just raise your prices and serve us normal portions). Definitely shook my faith a bit as a 15-year, once-a-month veteran of Murray’s. I hope things turn around a bit.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night and great service.

  26. B

    Brad

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quiet lunch with fabulous service and great food. The raspberry pie is amazing!

  27. SD

    SavvyDiner

    Minneapolis

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Everyone loved the food & the service was great!

  28. d

    dinner4us2

    Minneapolis

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great service and delicious food. It's always a joy to dine here for special events or just a night out.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    I’ve heard Murray’s was known to be salty and they lived up to the reputation! The food is pretty expensive to be over salted. The crab cakes were phenomenal but everything was mediocre. The noise was insane when we first got there but I’ll give them a pass since there was a playoff game happening that night. Overall it would be one of my last choices for a steak house in Minneapolis,

  30. MA

    MarkA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just like it always is. Perfect. Food outstanding and the girls at the bar are a great team. Tried to rattle the waiter but he knew just how to handle it.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary dinner. Great staff and food. Restaurant is really beautiful too.

  32. DA

    DeborahA

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    always great food, service, atmosphere. Been coming here for ages and it never disappoints.

  33. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was very good. I would highly recommend this place.

  34. JL

    JulieL

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic! Wonderful service, delicious food, and a beautiful atmosphere- could not have been a better dining experience!

  35. LW

    LisaW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Easter brunch! My filet was perfect! Everything was wonderful.

  36. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful Easter Brunch. Our server was friendly, fun and effecient. As always, the foos was amazing! The brunch exceeded our expectations with multiple desserts.

  37. CM

    CatalinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious! Excellent service and beautiful atmosphere.

  38. GK

    GaryK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Going for aBrunch made it affordable usually Murray’s is out our price range.

  39. M

    Malorcus

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It is really the combination of the food and the excellent service that makes this place so special.

  40. p

    paulblom

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, Murray's food was impeccable as was the service!!!! We'll be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is rated 4.9 stars by 5193 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

26 South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

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

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • 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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