Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

4.8
5246 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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Scott
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! Would highly recommend!

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HollyT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was fantastic. We had a wonderful experience and look forward to going back

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Kathy
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at Murray’s. For all these years, Murray’s has been our “celebration” restaurant, and it never disappoints. Thanks.

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vipMaryf
Milwaukee
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met our son and three of his friends for a 5:30 reservation. Dani was our server snd she was just great. We stayed way too long and enjoyed every minute!

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Turbo
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no place better for fine dining than Murray's in the 5 state area, Guaranteed.

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CamilleF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I manage a large restaurant in Minnesota and I so admire the decades of consistent wonderful food and service at Murray's. You a shining example of excellence in the industry. Our service was a terrific young lady named Dani and she took great care of us. Our silver butterknife steak for 2 was perfection as always. Thanks to all you at Murray's to adding another memorable night of love, laughter and great wine and food.

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vipMaryB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s birthday. Wonderful dessert!

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Yolotl77
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for our anniversary, they made it special for us. Service and ambiance were awesome. The crab cakes were pretty good, but we might try another appetizer next time. Loved the mushrooms. Au gratin potatoes were pretty good. The standout was the filet. My husband got the ribeye and we agreed the filet was better. The server recommended the Murray’s sidecar cocktail and I’m glad I tried it, it was delicious! Expensive, but great experience!

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Cricri
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Host and bartender were rude. Our server brushed us off so he focus on a group of business men. He treated us like an inconvenience. The filet was excellent, but the potatoes tasted like instant potatoes. The bussers were amazing and very friendly. The manager did her best to make up for our poor experience, but I will not be returning nor recommending.

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DFinMN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak anywhere. I would want my last meal to be here. Not sure what to rate on "value". It's not cheap, neither is a Porsche, but it could still be a good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was overall good. Food was good. Bundt cake was excellent! Our waiter did a great job! Drinks were tasty!

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TLee
Fargo
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and a great atmosphere at Murray’s Restaurant! All the staff are very knowledgeable and very friendly. Our group had butter knife steaks and halibut along with the crabcakes and stuffed mushrooms. We all had a great meal! The cocktails were fabulous. We will be back!

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RickM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! All a round great place for food service and service!!

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WilliamP
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place knows how to season steaks. Excellent!

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ultimate in classic dining and amazing flavors. This long-standing institution never fails to impress. Consistent excellence year over year.
If you love you mouth you will invest in this experience!

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CaroleM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter gave very good advice. Steak was super tender.

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DaveD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there. Ordered the butter knife steak for 2, baked potatoes and salad. Crab cakes for the app. Dylan, our waiter was amazing. Food was top notch. Dessert was the raspberry cake....5 star!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !

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BradO
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great staff. Our table server was great, engaging, funny and seemed to like what he does. All the staff was polite and happy. Great place!

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TLee
Fargo
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food as always!

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Murray’s!!! The Silver ButterKnife is absolutely outstanding

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vipPatentPending
Fort Lauderdale
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall a fine experience. Was it the best steak experience I ever had? No. Was it worth the money (for a good steak dinner out)? Yes. Would I go back if in town and wanted steak? Yes. Service was attentive and fine. We were seated in a side room with a large group of about 20 people, so the noise level was far too loud for us. We weren't expecting an intimate dinner, but could have done without getting stuffed into the loud room. My companion and I shared the butter knife steak. It was quite tasty and we were pleased to learn that the meal includes soup or salad for both, as well as a side dish for both. My cocktail was prepared well. So, overall, we enjoyed the meal and restaurant, and were happy to support a local business and not a monolithic large chain restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray’s is my favorite restaurant. Always come here when in town. Great service and great food. A bit expensive, but really good.

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ElleS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The ambiance and noise level are usually good in the dining room unless you are seated near the opening entrance to the bar.

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KrisL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony our server was informative , and courteous !
Thanks for an amazing experience!!

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NatP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food, friendly staff and stiff drinks!

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JAKEH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for one of the best steaks in the area and fine dining there's no place better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All of our food was fabulous. We had a party of 9 celebrating our sons birthday. We had a reservation and waited a little long for our table. Our table was in a back room without a lot of atmosphere, hence the ambiance rating. Our server Joey did a great job managing a busy kitchen and warned us about delays so we ordered our food when he recommended and it worked out fine. All in all we enjoyed our dinner and would come again.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best wedge salad ever! Butter knife steak was very good, not quite as tasty as ribeye.

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JohnE
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. The hostess was great. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Very enjoyable. It was so good we went back the next night without a reservation and they fitted us in even though they were booked. Had a great table and waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - delicious as always!

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Dammagereport
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stellar service & food. Bone-in filet….incredible!

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SteveT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Murray’s. Everything about our experience was excellent. Our server, Dillan was absolutely great. The food was amazing. Atmosphere was great as well. Highly recommend.

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Prices for the food is really high to come with no sides 35$ for just a plate and a small steak that ended up cooking to well done after eating half is not worth it

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DaleM
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just can't say enough good about this iconic steakhouse! I hadn't been here for y years but glad to become reacquainted. Everything was great on the occasion of our son's 29th birthday. All food was prepared to our request, and the service was just right -- popping up when needed, not overdone or waiting for it. Also, it's nice to see a family business surviving and hopefully thriving through the pandemic. Highly recommended!

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vipPatrickGonda
Minneapolis
52 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food & service were excellent but noise level was a bit extreme.

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ErinQ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal, the service and the ambiance- perfect! What a fantastic gem in the city center. Highly recommend, hope to return next time I’m in town.

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vipCALLakeland
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service- highly recommended.

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LeeS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Murray's is an outstanding restaurant. I make it a point to visit for special occasions. I cannot speak to many menu items, as I have always ordered, and will always order the silver butter knife steak. It is by far the best steak and the best value for your money. It absolutely blows the socks off of any other steak you can get in MN, far surpassing the taste and quality of steaks offered at other restaurants or "steak houses". Ambience is pleasant, staff is courteous and knowledgeable and the drink menu has some great offerings.

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Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is rated 4.8 stars by 5246 OpenTable diners.

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