Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

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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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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went for their birthday and I have to say the experience was nothing less than extravagant and phenomenal. Loved the energy the wait staff gave and the atmosphere. Rosie was our server, she was so funny and patient with us as we looked over the menu a million times. We got the silver butter knife steak for two that was cut right in front of us. Loved the experience for my first time going there. Have nothing bad to say at all. If you get Rosie as your server make sure to tip her BIG!

JG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. The food was outstanding as usual. Really nice to have valet parking.

a
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!! Loved it!!

PA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything about the experience was good. I would come back again if I get a chance,

BF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My second dinner at Murray's. Standards have been lowered. The steak is still good but you take a chance with the silver butter knife. Its so thick that it is very difficult to cook. We ordered med rare and got med raw. It was awkardly cut at the table by a kitchen helper who used her bare fingers to arrange the plate.
Potato au gratin are served in a soup bowl and just looked unappetizing.
Server did not introduce himself.
Lastly we found the bread basket uninspiring.
Cant trust Murrays anymore for a special ocxasion. Sorry

JA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another excellent dinner at Murray’s on 9/12/19! Our server, Maddie, was outstanding! So very friendly, knowledgeable and not pushy really made our night after a stressful day.

K
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was outstanding in every way. I hope to return, though I am a visitor from yhe east coast.

KL
Central Coast
85 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the spur of the moment, we decided on a late lunch at Murray's. It was quiet, but both servers were extremely courteous and attentive. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, and the raspberry pie was to die for! We'll be back whenever we are in Minneapolis.

MN
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always.

KL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What a nice experience for celebrating a birthday! Great service, the server was so kind and accommodating! I do think the prices are a bit high (but maybe i am a bit cheap?) It is not somewhere I would go weekly, but was so nice for an occasion. The steak of course was delicious, but the sides were phenomenal! I would probably go back for a meal of sides!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Dennis was excellent and the food was amazing! Great experience!

TM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place, definitely recommend for the quality of the overall experience

TM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and great atmosphere. Perfect for friends and family alike. Will be back!

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

OT
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was exceptional; service was average.

EG
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We absolutely love Murray’s for any special occasion or celebration. Always fabulous food and feels special. Usually exceptional service but this time our server seemed a little distracted. (That’s why the 4 in service) All in all a family favorite.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Come here every year for the Vikings home opener. This was the first time we’ve felt truly rushed by our server, seemed like he could not wait to get us out the door. I do understand it what a Saturday night but we’ve never experienced that before. Think we will be going elsewhere next year which is a shame because the food and atmosphere is always great

s
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and it was the perfect balance of elegant, yet comfortable. The Butterknife steak was prepared perfectly and I'm still dreaming of the garlic toast. I loved that the noise was at a level that conveyed energy, but I could still hear our table's conversation!

T
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Arrived , valet took the car after seeing the Gophers score for the win, We were immediately seated. Waiter , Ricardo, introduced himself and took great care of us.
Ordered drinks, Cosmopolitan was strong. Meal was the flight of steaks. Salads were great. Caesar dressing was very good, friends Caprese was also very good. Steaks were all wonderful, loved the flavor of the tenderloin so much that I want to try the Chateaubriand next time. Vegetables had some bitterness that was too strong, a bad squash. Noise level was fine, just had one person next to us that was loud when he talked but we only had to not talk when he was talking. Friend had the cheesecake for desert, my taste was fine. Paid the bill and went to our show. Very enjoyable evening. Thank you.

MI
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Murray's is a must-visit restaurant, though rather high level in terms of cost. The food is definitely worth the price! The only issue I had was the noise level- it was fairly loud when we arrived, though the volume did decrease as the evening progressed. I will definitely be going back as my budget allows.

BL
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous steak! Had not been here for years; don't live in the area anymore. Best steak I've had in a long time including from some of the famous NY steakhouses. Wife's too. Szechuan green beans were also fabulous.

Excellent service. Overall a great meal. Not an inexpensive one, but well worth the price.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal

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KG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Slim was great. Steak was perfect. Can’t wait to get back....

PW
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

AT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was a bit sketchy, maybe 17 percent rather than 20. Waiter did not inform us of the specials although all the other waiters informed their customers. The mac and cheese was not pleasant; it's like it was out of the oven for quite some time and then hit with a blow torch just before serving. Made the inside an unpleasant texture and not warm. Had luncheon fillets. They were OK. They were not what one would expect at a world famous steakhouse. And, it was expensive; more than it was worth.

a
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful steakhouse that provided an outstanding meal prepared to our liking!

RG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing. I love the history of this restaurant! The food, service and drinks were amazing! I definitely will be back!

M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has become a birthday tradition for my boyfriend and we are never disappointed! We've even been able to sit at the same table year after year. This year we tried the silver butter-knife steak for two and it was delicious! It's a cozy atmosphere and I am certain we will be back next year for more ambiance and wonderful food!

DO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a very good experience, good food great service
Thanks

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always

MB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Nate, was awesome, as was the gentleman that filled our water and cleared dishes. Even the valet attendant was great. As always, a special event. The garlic toasts, pork chop and raspberry pie were outstanding, and my husband's porterhouse was a star, as always!

GH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The noise level was a bit to loud to carry on conversations across our table. Food was fantastic, the service could have been a bit better. One of our party asked for salt, and it was never brought to the table. Minor issue but for the quality that Murray's is known for I expected better.

r
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sliver butter steak was great done just how we like it Best steak value in the twin cites Very good menu Appt menu price very affordabl .

MN
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waiter, Ricardo, was attentive and the food was excellent

O
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food fantastic and service was great

CC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Steak was good but a tad more rare vs the medium I ordered. Service was excellent.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The environment is somewhat loud, the new Decour is very modern and simplistic, we miss the kitchy luxury of the old pink velvet and wallpaper. Carpet could be cleaned. Service was fantastic, food was good.

GS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We totally enjoyed our dining experience at Murray's. We had the 6 ounce tenderloin steak for lunch and it was delicious. The steak was cooked to perfection. One of the best steaks I have tasted in a very long time. Our server Greg was the best. Very attentive and caring service. We will be back!!

P
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We had a reservation for two @ 6:00 on a Thursday night. We were brought to a booth for 4 at the back of the restaurant next to the kitchen door even though half the restaurant was empty. I guess things have not changed at Murrays, if you are not a regular, you are treated like a second class citizen. Drinks were good and the wine prices were reasonable. I was surprised too at the reasonable prices on side salads and the other sides. My friend an I both got the 22 oz bone-in ribeye that was featured. While done correctly and tasted fine, I was not expecting only a 1" thick steak covering half the plate at a "steak house". The best thing of the night was the service. Our server Dylan was excellent.

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