Downtowner Woodfire Grill
"****" - 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.
Took the family there for a reunion brteakfast. We were seated by a fireplace and had a wonderful time. Check them out.
I love the chicken omelette at this place! The food is consistently very good.
Food was great and staff was friendly and stopped by on several occassions to say hi and interact with my 2 year old son.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great food in all price ranges. Great atmosphere
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.
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.
Always wonderful! A great menu with great service!!
We love the Downtowner, especially for weekend breakfasts!
Girls night out dinner was perfect. Great everything
Good food,nice atmosphere, a little noisy, excellent service. We would recommend it for a casual night out.
When ever we're in the area we always make reservations to eat here. The food, atmosphere and service is wonderful!
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.
Great food and service!!!
Close to downtown activities
good experience and value
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.
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.
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.
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.
We attended a Wild game
I love this place.
Food is always excellent. Service is friendly. One of our favorite places.
Never disappointed at the Downtowner. It is the restaurant of choice for the entire family.
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!!
Dinner was excellent. Very noisy people at table near us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flatbreads were great as always. Service top notch.
Very good. The steak was cooked perfectly. I would have liked more vegetables though.
Best Cajun breakfast around!! We are going back this Sunday with the whole family.
Always great food and service. Great staff, very welcoming
We had great food, great service and ability to gave conversation!
Great New Years evening with a friend. Food and prices were great! Yummy start to finish.
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.
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.