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.
- 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
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
Mixed greens with caramelized pears, candied pecans, seasonal fruit & raspberry vinaigrette
served with grilled vegetables and choice of mashed potatoes or rice
This is one of our favorite spots in the twin cities the food and the atmosphere are always spot on!
Reliable breakfast an brunch restaurant. Always good service and good food.
excellent salmon & swordfish
super prompt service
haven’t been here since 2014 but excellent as always
Excellent food. Great service. Terrific experience.
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!
We were delighted with a first time visit for Sunday brunch
Woodfire Grill great anytime and Sunday brunch is classic. Large menu selection, great food and good service!
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.
The food was delicious. The appetizers, salads, main courses and dessert were excellent. The service was friendly and efficient. We loved our dining experience!
Great food in a warm and inviting setting. Service was impeccable!
We had dinner before a concert. The food and staff were amazing!
Had a fabulous meal and delightful drinks. You get what you pay for, very good service and food.
Overall it was a good meal but the only had a limited menu which was a bummer but it was good !
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.
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.
Food was good and service was excellent.
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.
Love the Downtowner… it’s my go to place for any occasion … any meal!
Moe does a great job with his customers and staff
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.
Food was delicious and the service was very good. Very pleasant atmosphere.
Excellent food and service with a very comfortable pace!
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!
Love this place! There is no bad dish on the menu. Personal favorite is Moes Cajun!!
The place and service are great but some of the food lacked quality. Had a Rachel sandwich and the turkey was lunch meat.
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!
Small work friend reunion!
One of my favorite places! Staff great and attentive!
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.
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!
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!
Food was exceptional. Our server was an absolute gem. Wonderful place
Good food great service.
Downtowner is consistently a happy place for family and friends. Food and service are reliable in a relaxed environment.
If you are looking for outstanding service and wonderful food this is the place. Drinks are on point. Relaxing and upscale.
Fantastic service. Steve is amazing. Great place to eat in the St. Paul area.
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!
The food & service was excellent and prices were quite reasonable. Will go there more often.
The downtowner is always a great experience - unbeatable service and great food
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.