City Works - Minneapolis

3.8
168 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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 168 People Are Saying
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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food and drinks were quite good. The noise and lame pop dance videos during the dinner hour kind of wrecked the experience. Those would be more appropriate for later in the night.

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D
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We were sat in a fair amount of time. But we sat and we sat and we sat. I ended up going back up to the host stand to ask if a server was eventually going to help us. Soon after a server arrived. She was one of many that had just walked by us before turning their heads the opposite way when passing our booth. After that service was what should be expected. Food was good.

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FL
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We got seated 20 mins. before our reservation, which was great, our server, Ben was super friendly very attentive and very good at his job! We really enjoyed his service! The food was really good bar food, we had cheese curds, deep fried pickles, flatbread, salads and the stuffed peppers were delicious! All very good! Nice place to grab a bite and have some beverages with friends & family!

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MR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would recommend this restaurant. Very good food.

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beers we're good. Excellent service. Food was good... There are more things I want to try so will be back.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

It took 15 or more minutes to get a server. This is after I had go to the hostess and tell her we never were greeted by our server. When I made the reservation and said it was my daughter’s 18 birthday. They acknowledged it when we checked in. But no other special treatment was given. I am not sure if they do anything but I thought maybe they would have done something for her.

The food was slow to come out. And place was maybe half full at 4pm on a Sunday.

Disappointed!

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F
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Fairly standard sports bar food and vibe. Server wasn't super friendly, and service was slower than I normally experience at restaurants like this. Cocktails were overpriced (even for downtown), particularly given the small size. Nothing wrong with the food--it was good, actually. This restaurant just didn't stand out to me for any particular reason, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't eat there again--I totally would, particularly since they do 10% off your bill when you're attending an Orpheum show that night.

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F
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waited 30 min for waters. Took 45 min to get our beers. Waiter forgot to put in our order, had to track him down (wasn’t busy). Flatbread pizza was super dry and flaky- the worst I’ve ever had. Was an unfortunate date night.

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PM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The reason to come to this restaurant is for the beer. The food is decent -- not great, and not bad. Good-tasting bar food, but nothing memorable. Service was friendly and attentive.

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AS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It took 30 minutes before our waitress brought our drinks (just cokes), and then she said that the food was taking at least 30 minutes. We didn't have time to wait any longer because we were going to a play. So our waitress charged us $7 for the 3 sodas we had had for 2 minutes. Won't be returning. Really put a damper on our night.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to Cityworks for Alan Parsons Project concert, first off place is huge, lot's of TV's, service was very good, Total bill for two people with drinks 70.00, recommend for a good time

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KS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Fish tacos were great. The rest of the food was average at best. The location if you are looking to grab something to eat before a show.

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BA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

It was so loud! The food was expensive and not good. And lastly, it took about 20 minutes for a server to come over and greet us.

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J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
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
92 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
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
92 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
10 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
Minneapolis
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
8 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
23 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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