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.
served with grilled vegetables and choice of mashed potatoes or rice
Center Cut Swordfish
Good meal! Thank you for the good service and meal.
My husband and I had lunch with two friends; all of our meals were brought to our table hot and delicious. Two of us had chicken dishes, which were juicy and cooked well. Our server was professional and attentive, bringing my husband a free, delicious piece of cheesecake because it was his birthday. The friendly owner stopped by our table to say hello. The restaurant was quiet and clean with a crackling fire; it was an overall lovely dining experience.
We enjoy the Downtowner with our cousin whose hearing has lost some acuity. The noise level has always been relaxed and quiet. With its multiple fireplaces and upholstered booths, it’s the coziest place around. Add great attentive service and excellent food and it’s a winner on all counts.
Wonderful waitress who was informative and friendly. Food was delicious and arrived without delay. Great evening!
Walleye sandwich overcooked and dried out. Lamb shank was good. Salad, bread and butter absolutely tasteless. Dessert was excellent.
The staff was amazing. Server was great! She was very accommodating with providing options for my dietary issues. Also gave great drink recommendations.
Got us in early even though busy. Server was quick and good timing all night. We were a little close to kitchen but that did not seem to bother any of us.
Anna was a great server for us and Dan is always a great host.
Great apps. Very good service. Excellent fire roasted entrees, perfectly medium rare, served hot paired with savory sides. Management always observantly circulating and checking with diners. Our “go to” spot for pre-game, special occasions, or just a nice meal!
Salmon was excellent. Other enjoyed personal pizza and fettuccine Alfredo. Great place great service
Come here for breakfast every year for the highschool hockey tournament.
I go to the Downtowner often. It has a wonderful warm atmosphere with a low noise level so you can hear across the table. My friend and I shared the excellent beet salad and Greek Pizza. My only complaint was that there was no parking. Had I known that they let people park in their lot for Xcel events, I would not have chosen to go there.
The Downtowner is always a winner and they did a great job between sessions of the high School hockey tourney.
Food was wonderful
State hockey tourney. Took about 50 minutes to get our food. It was expected. We love this place.
Always a great breakfast! Very busy because of hockey tournament! But we were seated on time and staff very attentive
Please serve breakfast later for early afternoon events like a Wild game. We recently chose the Downtowner for breakfast and there was no breakfast menu.
I’ve been to the Downtowner many times! I have never been disappointed! Everything on the menu is good!
I had the bone-in Cowboy ribeye steak cooked medium rare and it was cooked to perfection, one of the best cooked steaks I have ever had and the flavor was fantastic. Service was great and I really appreciate that the restaurant has off-street parking alongside their building which saved the hassle of parking on a Saturday night. The only negative was the salad that I ordered with the meal. They did not have a blue cheese dressing, although they did have blue cheese sprinkles, so I ordered the balsamic vinaigrette and the salad came drowning in that, but not a big deal. Overall the meal and experience was very good and I will be going back again for that cowboy steak.
The service was not as good as usual. We were a bit disappointed with that
Was at a minnesota tournament, left and was a hr early for the Reservation it was seated right away with an a problem was very nice and I had a wonderful time
Our favorite place to have dinner before a Wild game. Dan up front is always so friendly. The food variety and quality keeps us coming back.
Great place for a meal. Food and hospitality is always A+
Always a great meal! Always enjoyable staff! We will be back (again!).
I could not ask for a better place to eat. Further enhanced by Jaime our waitress, she was a delight.
Great service. Needs updating
Best place in town for a business lunch, bar none.
Great as always
Trish and everyone including Tori are the BEST!
As always....a great breakfast at the Downtowner.
Warm greetings by Tori & Moe.
Our favorite server Laura, is always exceptional.
Great food, service, & music.
Meal was fabulous. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and waitstaff was very attentive.
The atmosphere was cozy and slightly fancy, service was prompt, and food was delicious! I’d definitely recommend for many types of gathering or a quiet date night. The beef kabob meal and Greek pizza were both very good.
Great fine dining experience. Will for sure be back again
I was very impressed with the Downtowner. We got there early and we got into a nice spot. The food was less expensive than expected for a nice place on Valentine's Day. Thank you all that made it a nice night on a special occasion.
I took my husband for Valentine's day and it was wonderful!
This was our first time dining here. The service was a little slow but it was also Valentines Day. My meal was cooked perfectly but my wife’s steak was overcooked and dry. Downtowner was good enough to try again.
Nice atmosphere for any meal; we enjoyed the live, light background music that was perfect for Valentine's Day. Great food and cocktails. Our server was just so-so, but that's unusual for the Downtowner.
This place was the bomb
Great food great service great atmosphere. Everything there was lovely and for a decent price
Meeting future In-laws
Downtowner Woodfire Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 228-9500.
Downtowner Woodfire Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2734 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.