City Works - Minneapolis

4.0
155 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Downtown Restaurant and Bar featuring modern American food and 90 craft beers on tap. Open for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner and Late Night.

City Works Minneapolis focuses on craft beer, wine on tap, crafted cocktails, and contemporary American cuisine.

Located in Mayo Clinic Square at the corner of Hennepin and 7th St, the restaurant showcases a craft beer program of 90 local and global brews on draft, with an equally matched food menu.

We are thrilled to be joining the best restaurants in downtown Minneapolis and be part of a wonderful community.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Mon-Tue: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Wed-Thu:  11:30am - 12:00am
Fri: 11:30am - 1:00am
Sat: 11:30am - 1:00am
Sun: 11:30am - 11:00pm

*Kitchen Closes 1hr prior
* Or Later on Game Days and special events. Please call restaurant to confirm.
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Phone number
(612) 361-2900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
7th St.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 155 People Are Saying
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J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was super slow. Made the reservation and said it was my birthday which the hostess acknowledged but then nothing special was done after that.

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NJ
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lizzy greeted us at the door and immediately provided us with excellent service. She was great.
Sarah was our server, and she took good care of us from the moment we sat down. Thanks so much!
There was another person (a Latino gentleman) who brought our food but more importantly, he made sure we were comfortable and content.
Thanks to you all for providing us with a wonderful all-around experience!

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NJ
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was surprisingly energetic for a routine Tuesday evening. Given that this was our 1st restaurant visit EVER in the city of Minneapolis, I'd say we are off to a GREAT start. Thanks to Amanda as well as to the whole team for taking great care of us!!

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KK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Long wait for mediocre food, but great atmosphere to watch sports.

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TM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was great, the service was less than stellar. That is not to say that our server wasn’t friendly or that we didn’t get our food timely, it was that our server was consistently absent. We were served our food and drinks by four different individuals who were not our server. We had to retrieve our own flatware and napkins, we had to ask for appetizer plates, had to flag down a member of the staff just to settle our bill. If it were not for that annoyance we would have given a much better review.

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JE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there and found a new staple of places to go. I loved everything about it. Staff is friendly and attentive but not overbearing.

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LE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great, just not impressed with the food

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JO
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I've been many times and always enjoy it. Normally great food and service. This visit was a little different. We let our server know we had a show to catch at 7:30pm (our reservation was at 5:45pm) She said we had plenty of time. We ordered and it took over 50min to get our dinner. Our server apologized and said the kitchen was running slow. She assured us the food would be out shortly and that she would bring our bill before the food arrived- so we could just leave as soon as we were done eating. The food arrived and we still have no bill. She finally brought the bill just as we were finishing. We quickly gave our credit card and she never stopped back to pick it up. We waited and waited and then had to hunt down another server to run our card making us late to our event.

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g
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City Works is conveniently located and they have a fantastic variety of draft beer. Good selection of burgers along with entrees. The salmon was exceptionally good. Service was fast and friendly, even thought it was a busy Friday evening.

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SI
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food and good tap beer selection. Been there twice and both times service has been slow even though the place was half filled. Friendly server though.

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MK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Convenient location, good food, awesome beer selection!

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LN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor service. Cheese curds had no cheese. Fries weren’t great. Loud. Very average.

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L
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was okay, mostly just bar food. Good place for watching games and having drinks.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Good luck if you want a second drink

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RJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great prices; good menu; wait staff is excellent. A great way to start off an evening downtown.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had dinner here on a mo day night. We sat on the patio which us at street level. Service was prompt and the waitstaff courteous. We both ordered the same meal 'Pan Seared Salmon'. The presentation was delightful , as was the taste . The portions were good sized. I will definitely return !

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D
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Service meh. Food meh.

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JW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

City Works serves a purpose - a quick and convenient bite before an event at Target center, or to watch a game on one of their 20 or so huge screens. Definitely not a place I would go unless one of those two situations factored in to my plan.

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EH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went here for dinner before a show at the orpheum. Great beer selection. Food was good and reasonably priced. With 90 beers on tap, great options for all, and you can build your own 4 beer flights. Great time.

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OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic! From the chopped salad to the ribs.

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S
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

First time there. Very impressed with beer and food selection. LOTS of beers available for every taste. Food great and service excellent. Pre-Lynx game...great place.

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AG
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We ate here recently before a Twins game. The bar was busy, but the restaurant had multiple tables open while we dined. Food and drink options were great. Our server was very attentive until she took our order, and then she dropped off. All of us enjoyed our food, but having to track down the server for drink refills, check, etc was not ideal. The quality and selection of the food and drink outweighed the poor service, so we will go back, but will make sure we give ourselves plenty of time if it happens to be before an event.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! The pork belly bar bites melt in your mouth. BBQ Ribs are some of the best I’ve had in the Twin Cities and the chilly is full of flavor, rich in meat chunks

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Horrible service. We were not even given menus when we sat down. We had to ask for them. The service awful. We were out of drinks the entire time.

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A
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The majority of the tables were open and there had to have been 5 waiters/ waitresses. Service was so slow I never got offered a second beer and I asked 3 employees for a check because no one was coming to our table. When our actual waiter finally came he was rude. The food was fine, nothing outstanding, and reasonably priced. They do have a very good beer menu which I appreciated.

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UB
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

After making an Open Table reservation before a show we arrived before our reservation time. The hostess said that there would be a wait...So much for the reservation. Then when seats opened in the bar we asked if we could sit in the bar. After being told we could and sat in the bar and reminded the staff that we had the Open Table reservation and got a yeah OK that is no problem. Sever took our order never to be seen again until we got up and he must have thought we were dining and dashing because then came running with ticket in hand. Por service average at best food. Won't be back.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Reservation not found in their system. They were able to quickly accommodate us. But 3 of us got sick 30 minutes after finishing fish tacos. 🤢

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate here yesterday after attending The Food and Wine Experience. The food was delicious, I highly recommend the cheese curds! So many beer choices! We were seated right away, our drinks were quickly refilled, and the food was really good! Overall, great experience!

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PP
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was so poor had the filet sliders bad with cold fries. Sad

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our food was great - my dairy free substitution was accommodated since they weren't very busy so my fish tacos were amazing!!! Our server was terrific.
The hostess forgot to check us in under out Open Table reservations - so I got dinged by Open Table, but City Works was wonderful!

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CR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both very good. We were attending a concert at the Target center after. So it was a great place to go and be able to use skyway to stay out of cold. Would definitely go back!!

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SK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

They did not prepare for game day on a major holiday. The quality of the chef was subpar.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was out of 3 of the beers that I asked for, got jalapeños on the nachos when asked for no jalapeños. Other than that we had a good time.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our first time eating at City Works. We made reservations through Open Table to have dinner before going to a concert at the Target Center. We enjoyed the large selection of both beer and food.

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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening! Very nice waiter and the food was very good.

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BS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Rayshawn, was fantastic - friendly and accommodating - food was great.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food was excellent and fun place to watch a game!

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SW
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to City Works and I was very impressed by the food and service, the prices were in line with other like restaurants. My daughter and I went for lunch before a matinee at the State Theatre on Saturday. It was quiet when we arrived but started picking up as time went on. Large TV’s to watch college football, but not overwhelming noise at all, I will be back, especially for the food!!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Happy hour apps.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

City Works never disappoints. The butternut squash soup was amazing!

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