Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.6
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$30 and under
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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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vipSueH
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal! Thank you for the good service and meal.

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Catherine
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPeterJEagan
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LadyDiner
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress who was informative and friendly. Food was delicious and arrived without delay. Great evening!

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Walleye sandwich overcooked and dried out. Lamb shank was good. Salad, bread and butter absolutely tasteless. Dessert was excellent.

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vipSteph
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. Server was great! She was very accommodating with providing options for my dietary issues. Also gave great drink recommendations.

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was a great server for us and Dan is always a great host.

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vipNOSNOWRS
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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vipDaveS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was excellent. Other enjoyed personal pizza and fettuccine Alfredo. Great place great service

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Come here for breakfast every year for the highschool hockey tournament.

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LPS55
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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SeanS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Downtowner is always a winner and they did a great job between sessions of the high School hockey tourney.

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PaulW
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful

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RyanS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

State hockey tourney. Took about 50 minutes to get our food. It was expected. We love this place.

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Deano
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great breakfast! Very busy because of hockey tournament! But we were seated on time and staff very attentive

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rocketman
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Shalana
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been to the Downtowner many times! I have never been disappointed! Everything on the menu is good!

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TomM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipteddy
Minneapolis
72 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was not as good as usual. We were a bit disappointed with that

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KeithH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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SteveS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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RussC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for a meal. Food and hospitality is always A+

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vipEats
Minneapolis
127 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal! Always enjoyable staff! We will be back (again!).

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DennisS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could not ask for a better place to eat. Further enhanced by Jaime our waitress, she was a delight.

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Topdog
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Needs updating

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vipHawkStevens
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best place in town for a business lunch, bar none.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipMichaelF
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trish and everyone including Tori are the BEST!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always....a great breakfast at the Downtowner.
Warm greetings by Tori & Moe.
Our favorite server Laura, is always exceptional.
Great food, service, & music.
Kay

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AnnG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal was fabulous. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and waitstaff was very attentive.

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Lauren
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ChinoN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fine dining experience. Will for sure be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ThirisiaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband for Valentine's day and it was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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Maureen
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was the bomb

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IrynaT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great atmosphere. Everything there was lovely and for a decent price

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Pspeechie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting future In-laws

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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.

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