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
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Distancing maintained in common areas
Mixed greens with caramelized pears, candied pecans, seasonal fruit & raspberry vinaigrette
served with grilled vegetables and choice of mashed potatoes or rice
Enjoyed a good meal before a show at the Ordway. Food was very good and the service was excellent. We were in the same night as a hockey game, so the place was quite full and the atmosphere was festive, but it was still easy for us to enjoy a dinner and conversation. Good value for money. We will certainly go again and can easily recommend it to our friends.
So so awesome. Always satisfies! We love the food, ambiance and atmosphere at the Downtowner.
Lovely Brunch. We always enjoy coming to The Downtowner for dinner; this may have been our 1st brunch there. The Moe's Cajun Breakfast and the Chicken )
It was one of the few restaurants with available reservations which is why we went. Normally that makes me nervous, but the restaurant has a ton of seating which is likely why it had room despite being quite full. We ordered the fried calamari and vegetables. They were a little oily, but that's what made them so good. For entrees we ordered the lamb chops and a pizza. The lamb chops were seasoned wonderfully. The pizza wasn't what we expected from a wood fired pizza, but it was still quite tasty. We will definitely be back!
We had a reservation initially at 10:30. I called and change to 11am. The atmosphere was very cheerful and festive and the manager was very attentive to our request for a booth. Actually we sat at the VIP booth in the bar area overlooking the elegance of the restaurant.
Our waitress Laura was fabulous! She was delightful and very attentive! The food was the best it has ever been! Made to perfection and very hot! Thank you so much for such a pleasant and wonderful experience! Happy Holidays to all the staff at The Downtowner Woodfire Grill!🎄
Great food, service and ambiance as always. Sad that they removed the fire roasted lamb skewers from the menu. Bee tenderloin skewers are a good alternative.
We enjoy this restaurant and enjoyed good appetizers and entrees and good service. The building has some "issues" that need addressing ASAP. Until they are addressed, I cannot really recommend a visit at this time Don't want to get into the details here, but let's just say it's incredibly important to address.
The food was outstanding and the service was great—slow, but understandable as busy as they were.
Only complaint was the lack of any social distancing. Numbers are way up in Minnesota and the restaurant was far too crowded under that circumstance. The crowd allowed inside demonstrates very little regard for current conditions.
That said, all staff that were visible to the public were masked, which was great to see!
Service was great! Our server was on point and very nice.
However, my Reuben was barely warm. Staffing was tight, but I noticed two tables, that came in and ordered after us, were served their meals before ours. I think they messed up the order of our food and thus caused our food to stay up longer after it was completed.
warm, welcome from the owner, Moe. inviting décor. wide variety of items on the breakfast menu. perfect for meeting family before TG.
Excellent food, service and all around experience. Thank you!
All around I would not dine there again! The waitress was bossy & rude!
Great service and food was great. Definitely recommend and will be going back.
VERY FAST SEATING , VERY FAST AND FRIENDLY SERVICE , GREAT STEAKS DONE PERFECTLY.DON'T REALLY WANT TO SHARE THIS PLACE BUT THEY DESERVE A GREAT REVIEW , VERY SAFE AND WELL LIT SIDEWALK .
Went here with a large group after Confirmation. Great atmosphere, great service, great food. What else can you ask for in this day and age. Thanks Downtowner!
The food was absolutely amazing the Moe’s Cajun skillet was hands down best breakfast we’ve had at a restaurant.
They were ready for us when we got there and the ambiance was warm and inviting.
The service was excellent. We were never rushed, nor were we ever waiting.
Their basket of "bread" was a bonus and presentation of our entree was well done.
When I made the reservation, I was asked if this was a special occasion.
It was a birthday. As we were finishing up, it surprised me when they brought a desert for the "birthday girl"
All in all it qualifies as a 5 star restaurant
Lovely brunch to celebrate my twins’ birthday. Server and food were excellent. Enjoyed the live music. Staff made it special.
Steve was our waiter and was amazing. Thanks.
variety of lunch choices
Popovers after ordering
We had thought we were going for lunch only to discover that the restaurant closes at 2:30PM on Sundays. I think this is temporary due to the pandemic. The brunch food was excellent and a real treat. The atmosphere is terrific.
Always great food and service highly recommend this to anyone!
All ordered different dishes: from the beautiful large salads to the kebabs, to steak and fish. Quite lovely and I always appreciate the fine dining in a more homey/casual atmosphere. Nice wine and cocktail list too.
This is “Absolutely, must go” to place! Would recommend it to everyone. Management and staff were amazing. Food was delicious!! Atmosphere was perfect. I can’t wait for my next outing here!!
Excellent food and service. Especially like free parking.
Eggs Benedict was a big success with my group. The only down side was the big piece of egg shell in one of the dishes.
Had a reservation and showed up early. They were accommodating and sat us right away. Food was good. It’s breakfast so it’s hard to mess up bacon and eggs. Overall it was good.
The service was ok. Food was disappointing. Got the calamari and shrimp appetizer, came out over cooked in a big clump and was super greasy. The main entree was very bland and lacking quality and quantity. It said mixed veggies and it came with a skewer with a slice of squash, a cherry tomato and a mini bell pepper.
We have been going to the Downtowner for special occasions for about 5 years… the ambiance is inviting and cozy, the food and wine are spectacular and service was efficient and professional. Great place to gather and enjoy each other’s company.
Stood at the front desk for ten minutes before anyone greeted us. Food was ok, service was ok, nobody refilled waters, had to push our plates out to the edge to get picked up. I expect this at Applebee's, not for $30 a plate.
Average overpriced food and indifferent service. Toilet was filthy
Breakfast with friends. Perfect!
Great food quick easy service before any Xcel center event.
Filet was perfectly cooked; delicious flavor and fairly priced. Walleye sandwich was as good as available in the cities; and fairly priced.
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
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 3090 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.