Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.5
2315 reviews
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"simply beyond the ordinary"
"****" - Kathie Jenkins - Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Downtowner Woodfire Grill specializes in Persian fire roasted meats, grilled steaks and chops, and gourmet wood-fired pizzas. The atmosphere is warm & lively offering 2 fireplaces, a full bar with 3 fountains and live jazz. The restaurant offers free parking with convenience to both the Xcel Energy Center & Ordway Theater. Downtowner Woodfire Grill also provides a full menu for breakfast & lunch, and a children's menu. This cozy restaurant serves a great plate as well as provides an experience to savor.
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GD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the family there for a reunion brteakfast. We were seated by a fireplace and had a wonderful time. Check them out.

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l
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the chicken omelette at this place! The food is consistently very good.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and staff was friendly and stopped by on several occassions to say hi and interact with my 2 year old son.

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L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious! We sat there for probably 10 mins before someone checked on us. They cut the person in our section and didn’t realize we were there. After that was taken care of our evening was great!

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KV
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Downtowner is a go to for us before and after Wild games. I was somewhat disappointed with my meal this time, I had the grouper special it seemed a bit over cooked, The presentation was lovely though! I typically like the fish specials here! Especially halibut, And they accommodated our group of 6 very well.

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SH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Downtowner for their delicious food and quiet ambience. We can feel comfortable bringing a party of one or ten and still be able to hear each other. The service is excellent.

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JN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect for a birthday, still our favorite place to dine. The best old fashioned I ever had. Thanks. Can’t wait to come back.

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c
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in all price ranges. Great atmosphere

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JB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Met coworkers for a working lunch. Restaurant noise was quite so you could have conversations and be able to hear. Good food and prices are very reasonable.

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WL
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here before, but had breakfast for the first time on Sunday. Every trip has been excellent food, service, and friendly staff. We highly recommend this place. Thank you again, Downtowner.

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SE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! A great menu with great service!!

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H
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Downtowner, especially for weekend breakfasts!

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls night out dinner was perfect. Great everything

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M
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food,nice atmosphere, a little noisy, excellent service. We would recommend it for a casual night out.

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CT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When ever we're in the area we always make reservations to eat here. The food, atmosphere and service is wonderful!

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TT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My Angus burger was quite good. But leave the bacon off. The sirloin is tasty enough, you really don't need to overwhelm that taste w/ bacon.
Two people had the Chicken Alfredo. My wife enjoyed it, but it really needs a bit more complicated flavors. Seemed to need a bit more mozzarella, and pepper.
the fourth member enjoyed his salad. Good ambience. Went to the Xcel from your restaurant.

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RC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!!

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SH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Close to downtown activities
parking available
good experience and value

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MG
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was a great place. Food was delicious. We were seated next to the food service area which kinda sucked and it was a little noisy... but over all the food and smells were great and would definitely go back again.

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LG
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

After walking from Rivercentre in the cold, it was wonderful coming into the warm, cozy Downtowner. Service was friendly, but professional and fast. We chose The Downtowner because we wanted healthy, low-carb entree options. We split the 6 piece lamb chops, asked for double veggies instead of the rice, added a side salad and asparagus. Everything was very good! We'll definitely be back when in this part of town.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 2nd time we have been to the Downtowner in the last year. Had the Downtowner sirloin both times, because it is just soooo good. Love the smell of the woodfire grill, this will keep us coming back whenever possible.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good spot for dinner before a Wild game. Food is better than your average bar food and the service is quick if you are cutting it close to game time. Beer selection could use a facelift, especially with the amount of [craft] breweries in the Twin Cities/Minnesota.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We attended a Wild game

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

I love this place.

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JK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent. Service is friendly. One of our favorite places.

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JV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at the Downtowner. It is the restaurant of choice for the entire family.

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K
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group and were seating at a round table that was perfect! Everyone was able to have a great breakfast and enjoy each others company! Wonderful time!!

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FL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent. Very noisy people at table near us.

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T
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel appreciated and welcomed. The host was great in that I had made a request to be seated by the fireplace and that’s where he sat us... beautiful setting to enjoy a meal. The waiter was attentive and efficient while being very knowledgeable as well. The food was excellent, tasty with just right portions. All in all great service, ambiance, food, and value. All you can ask for and they came through with flying colors.

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M
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a family of 9. They were able to fit us in at 6:15pm on a Friday night. Really amazing since I only called the day before. The food is always great. Served hot and fresh. One of my "go-to" places I like to take family to.

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DT
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu is very varied, and pleased all appetites in our group. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I had the salmon pizza, and it was delicious. The guacamole was quite tasty as well. It's a nice place to have something delicious to eat and focus on conversations, rather than worrying about the food and service. The manager was on deck, and ensured guests were satisfied. We will definitely return.

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b
Minneapolis
156 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice ambiance. The chicken breast was well cooked and moist but could have used some kind of gravy or sauce. It was bland. Service was slow, waited 10 minutes before anyone came to the table. Overall good, but not great.

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B
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flatbreads were great as always. Service top notch.

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KN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good. The steak was cooked perfectly. I would have liked more vegetables though.

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K
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Cajun breakfast around!! We are going back this Sunday with the whole family.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Great staff, very welcoming

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had great food, great service and ability to gave conversation!

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CS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great New Years evening with a friend. Food and prices were great! Yummy start to finish.

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DS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service was very good and ambience in dining area was also nice. But, we were put in booths that were very uncomfortable! Make sure ur seared at a table.

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JR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoy dining here because they serve good food, reasonably priced with great service. We like its convenient location (walkable to theaters, sports venues, shops). We recommend it to all.

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