Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.7
2854 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 2854 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBummedThisTime
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtowner is ALWAYS awesome!! Such a great place to meet up for lunch. I am so excited for when we can enjoy dinner there again before a Wild game or concert. But in the meantime it is truly one of St Paul’s best!! Every time

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MeraryG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

if you craving LAMB this is the place, or a medium rare steak cook over woodfire. this place is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moe is an excellent host.
Always awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Moe’s supper club for years. He never disappoints. His leadership and staff deliver a special experience. We love The Downtowner in St Paul. Why would you go anywhere else. We also enjoy Burger Moe’s across the street. So don’t forget that The Downtowner Woodfire Grill services breakfast, lunch and dinner. Keep up the great work Moe and team. Thank You !

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vipPetrus
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtowner Woodfire Grill has a very good breakfast menu. The quality of the food is outstanding. We do not hesitate to visit this restaurant, our friends are now regular clients.

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Glennm
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE! WE WERE THRILLED TO COME BACK AND LOOK FORWARD TO COMING AGAIN!!!!

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TracieM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was first time I went there was plenty of social distance . The food was great and well priced

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PeggyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Downtowner is the best place to gather for good food, attentive service with comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. We recommend it to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Relaxed COVID dining restrictions.

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Amanda
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing martinis! Amazing service! I had the New York Strip and my friend had the Filet, soooo delicious! Will definitely be back soon!!

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vipHodan
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved coming in on Saturday for lunch. It was very amazing service. I don’t recall our servers name but she was a gem. The food was top notch. Restaurant was amazing. I had the chicken tortellini with pesto sauce and it was a 10/10. Thank you all for the wonderful service !

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RodericO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always friendly and the breakfasts are always delicious. Me and my wife's favorite place for a relaxing and filling breakfast

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JessicaM
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Husband had filet and I had swordfish. Great martinis. Lots of space between tables- felt safe. Great service.

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal there on a quiet night. Seafood spaghetti was fabulous. it was 1/2 off bottled wine, so good value. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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BrianS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and close to home. We forgot how much we like this place.

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EricS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok. Service was friendly, but not great. Ambience was a bit dark and old. Noise level was very low - not too many people in the place. Food was over-priced for the quality. My leg of lamb was 80% rice, 10% veggies and 10% lamb. My girlfriend linguini and clams were so rubbery and overcooked she couldn’t eat most of them.

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BridgetR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Tony for getting us close together. The staff did an excellent job serving us for our family birthday gathering. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience, one of our favorite places.

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JohnE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The downtowner is a perfect place for dinner. The food and wine and service and ambience were terrific.

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SherryS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Drinks service was a bit slow, but there was a large group in their private room. Each person’s entree was cooked as requested and all were well seasoned. I am glad that I added a salad, which was delicious, because the vegetable side portion was tiny while the potato portion was enormous.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasting food. The food was delicious and worth the price. Breakfast sides were a little overpriced but still tasty. Servers were top notch. Only real complaint was the lady in the table across from us wouldn’t stop talking politics while eating. Would return!!!

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Jillie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed a great breakfast/brunch recently. Steak and eggs makes my husband very happy. And, at a reasonable price. It was our anniversary, and a stack of pancakes with blueberries and whip cream were delivered to our table. Yum! Very sweet of them to do that. We'll be back!

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Josh
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and will for sure be back. Had the beef kabobs and loved them. My wife had a very good steak that she chowed down. The house made bread was incredible as well was my Maker's Mark Old fashion. I recommend this place to all.

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foodie24
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall good experience

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vipMike
Minneapolis
65 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and felt very Covid safe for indoor dining.

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RodericO
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite breakfast place. The food is great and the prices are very reasonable.

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Wouldreturn
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was wonderful

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KelliM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service! (:

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BillW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thw Woodfire is one the few restaurants in town tha never disappoints. We enjoy their breakfast's as well as their dinners. WIshing them the best in these Covid Times!

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BRYANK
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for all reasons. I dine there about four times a month. I remember the Downtowner when it was called the "Local" or "Low Cal" by the regulars. It just keeps getting better as the years go by.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot nice fire place in the center of the dining room, not loud very relaxing enviroment which always makes the experience with the food that much better. Food is great as well. I will be back when I am back in Saint Paul.

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FaithF
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the evening,

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vipMaryG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Awesome experience!!

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Nichole
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Great for anniversary. Loved the atmosphere.

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Tiav
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The worker was so nice. We enjoy our breakfast. The food was good and look beautiful. They even gave us a mini treat at the end because it was our 11th year Anniversary too. Very satisfying.

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SuzQ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast. Service was outstanding. Ombiance perfect. Food was wonderful. I had meatless Cajun, friend had omelet. Only complaint is friend had 2 buttermilk pancakes on the side and it was close to $9.00 which we thought was pretty expensive.

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AnneT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place. The food is great, the people are nice and the ambiance top notch. I havent been there in a while. I forgot how great it was.

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NickS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast at such a good price. Brought wife and 3 kids here and we had a great spot, the staff were attentive and so helpful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fab service AS ALWAYS!

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 2854 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.