Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.7
3074 Reviews
$30 and under
American
"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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3074 people are saying
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vipShawnD
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots in the twin cities the food and the atmosphere are always spot on!

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RN1762
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable breakfast an brunch restaurant. Always good service and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent salmon & swordfish
super prompt service
haven’t been here since 2014 but excellent as always

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Paul
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Terrific experience.

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Darcy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went here for my daughter's 21st birthday dinner. The manager brought her a celebratory drink-how nice! Our entrees were good-I would have preferred the salmon and the filet to have some sort of seasoning because they were pretty plain-but salt and pepper worked nicely. I would also suggest adding a few more veggies to the dish (each entree came with a skewer: one bit-sized tomato, one small red pepper, and a zucchini slice which were all very good). My boyfriend had the seafood spaghetti dish which was delicious-very yummy sauce!
This was a lovely evening and the staff were great-thank you!

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JudyA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted with a first time visit for Sunday brunch

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CharlesC
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodfire Grill great anytime and Sunday brunch is classic. Large menu selection, great food and good service!

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LyleM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, even with a hockey crowd. Game night food selections were more than adequate. Food and ice cream drinks were delicious. And all done in a very efficient, not rushed, manner. An easy walk to venues and parking. Excellent option at reasonable prices.

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JaneL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The appetizers, salads, main courses and dessert were excellent. The service was friendly and efficient. We loved our dining experience!

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vipTziebart
Minneapolis
52 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a warm and inviting setting. Service was impeccable!

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Patricetonyvwonawi1021110
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner before a concert. The food and staff were amazing!

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal and delightful drinks. You get what you pay for, very good service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a good meal but the only had a limited menu which was a bummer but it was good !

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vipyahootey
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We dined at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill prior to a concert at the Xcel Energy Center on Friday, 10/1/21. We were seated promptly, and our server asked if we were attending the concert. She did an outstanding job of ensuring our drinks, appetizers and entrees were delivered promptly, and that we had plenty of time to make it over the the Xcel Center after our dinner. We never felt rushed, and have to complement the management of the restaurant for being extremely well prepared for the crowd prior to the concert. Additionally, the food was outstanding. We had the Halibut special, and it was one of the best prepared Halibut entrees I've had in a long time. I'd highly recommend it if its available when you dine there.

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GregD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Only issue was ordering beef tenderloin, and instead getting kabobs. By the time we realized it we had already eaten part of it. Not sure how this could have happened. Not the end of the world.

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vipPatrickGonda
Minneapolis
51 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good and service was excellent.

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Doglady
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place. Had a reservation but arrived early to sit at bar for a drink, wide variety of liquors and very friendly, helpful bartender. Very good food only thing we didn't like was, the bread offered is pita bread which is not really made for dipping in a olive oil mixture. Excellent steak and swordfish kabobs were very good also. Would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Downtowner… it’s my go to place for any occasion … any meal!
Moe does a great job with his customers and staff

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live2eat
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, pleasant atmosphere and professional staff. We’ve been dining at the Downtowner for years and have never been disappointed. Moe is a generous and gracious host-always ready to accommodate your needs.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was very good. Very pleasant atmosphere.

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vipNOSNOWRS
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with a very comfortable pace!

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JohnM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Downtowner Woodfire Grill is always a great place to go. We mostly go there for breakfast and I can only speak for one meal item--Moe's Cajun Breakfast! In my experience, and several friends, it is the best breakfast anywhere! It is large enough that I get 2 meals out of it. Nothing better than eating Moe's Cajun two days in a row.

And of course there is Moe, greeting patrons and chatting with them. He seems to always be there watching over his restaurant. As such, he deserves most of the credit for a great signature breakfast and a great restaurant!

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Kathy
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! There is no bad dish on the menu. Personal favorite is Moes Cajun!!

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LizD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place and service are great but some of the food lacked quality. Had a Rachel sandwich and the turkey was lunch meat.

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KariZ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a 20 year work anniversary in a small group at the Downtowner. Everyone loved their food and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small work friend reunion!

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ANNIE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places! Staff great and attentive!

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MsQueenbling
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The staff was friendly and gave good service . Our food arrive fast and was good, except the scrambled eggs were a little over cooked and onions were added to dish when requested no onions. Overall I had a good experience eating at the Downtowner and I plan to there again in the future.

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lynnNtom
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner! Great food, an excellent server. He apologized for the slightly slow service explaining that they were understaffed. This is an excellent explanation - as many places are understaffed currently- and bought more patience from us and other diners.

It’s nice to see a comfortably full restaurant again!

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vipJoeS
Toledo
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came to town to visit and took a group here. The service was great and everyone’s meal (all different) was very good. Will go again!

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DebbieKay
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. Our server was an absolute gem. Wonderful place

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food great service.

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RN1762
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtowner is consistently a happy place for family and friends. Food and service are reliable in a relaxed environment.

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DawnB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for outstanding service and wonderful food this is the place. Drinks are on point. Relaxing and upscale.

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Dusty
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Steve is amazing. Great place to eat in the St. Paul area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good!

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foodiejoy
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I were there to meet longtime family friends. Our server was so patient with us as we can get little chatty and can aren't ready to order. The food was delicious as always. I had chosen this restaurant for the get together and one of our party said she was glad that I had because she had not been there since pre Covid. I have had only positive experiences here and would recommend to anyone for any occasion!

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SidnaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipPatrickGonda
Minneapolis
52 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food & service was excellent and prices were quite reasonable. Will go there more often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The downtowner is always a great experience - unbeatable service and great food

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Downtowner Woodfire Grill using the Order Online button. Downtowner Woodfire Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 228-9500.

Downtowner Woodfire Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 3074 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.