Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.7
2936 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 2936 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wife and I went here for her birthday service is great, steaks was Good and the mojito‘s were awesome!

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PatriciaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Comfortable yet very professional atmosphere. Good food. Interesting to see the cooks work. Not too noisy. One of our favorite places.

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Gibbs
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal at a restaurant after 13 months in covid quarantine. Couldn’t have chosen a better place. The quality of service, food, and ambience is just as we had experienced pre-pandemic.

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vipLynF
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely interior, selection of entrees and great service. Also, easy parking!

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Marko
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall outstanding! A slight miss with one omelet which was quickly taken care of. This is our go to restaurant and Tyana did a fantastic job in making us feel special!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice Sunday brunch with my husband and the food and atmosphere were great. The waitress was personable and provided excellent service.

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Kathy
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere!! Never a bad meal at the Downtowner. Owner, Moe is a true Gem!!

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KarenK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the COVID restrictions, this was a safe place to eat. They did a good job of social distancing their customers. The breakfast we had on Saturday morning was great, and
they had a variety of options.

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Chessnut
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Downtowner Woodfire Grill was excellent. The waiter Patricia was excellent, pleasant with a beautiful smile and professional. Would like to have her the next time I come, and there will be a next time.

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Lynnw
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food. Great wine. Took our Neice and nephew there. The baby was in icu at Children’s

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imjamjr166
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 6 of us and everyone had a great breakfast. Our server was very attentive and friendly.

Looking forward to going back for dinner sometime soon.

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DianaV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food, delightful atmosphere.

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vipTeeps
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

For a decade, The Downtowner has been our go to restaurant for all 3 nights of the MN Boys' High School Hockey Tournament. Despite COVID changes preventing us from going to the tournament this year, we returned to The Downtowner for another satisfying experience.
Always personable staff, reliably good food, predictably great service all priced to be one of the best values in the Twin Cities.
Although more than 20 miles from our home with many other restaurants within that distance, we also visit The Downtowner several times throughout the year.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We always love the Downtowner!! There is no lie there. The food is always amazing! The atmosphere is always amazing. We thought we’d give it another chance, this is our third time there. But I have to tell you the staff is really rude. The only respectful nice person that was there, was the manager that day. The wait staff was very rude.

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ellieL
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried breakfast here and it was so friendly and cozy. The owner greeted us, and sat us near a fireplace. Server was friendly and attentive. We all had eggs Benedict. Delicious, as were the hash browns (crispy). The entire menu looked enticing so we will go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food, and service.
Laura, Tony & Carol are fantastic.
Such a great place for a wonderful breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Definitely will be back.

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LaddM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a nice dinner for our anniversary. Felt it was a little limited and a bit over priced, but we enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was our anniversary. The service was not very fast.. we waited about 10 minutes to order drinks, our server took so long to take our main course order that our appetizer came out before we ordered our main dish.

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PaulT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday

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BillG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had very nice time. The first time we have eaten in a restaurant in a long time.

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SoylentGreen
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks and shrimp were perfect. Best artichoke dip I’ve had in a while.
Good to see them busy on a Wednesday night.

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vipWinnieJ
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! Except for the elevator music.

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vipPaulM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Sunday brunch! Always a great calm atmosphere. Hoping they bring back the piano once COVID is behind us.

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Foodie7
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the breakfast at the Downtowner very much. Our table was definitely spaced far from other tables and we were not concerned about COVID. It was a treat to be back in a restaurant.

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RodericO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast and atmosphere. Me and my wifes favorite place to eat on an early Saturday morning

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RoyM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Excellent for social distance. Consistently good.

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CarlaE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding seafood and great tasting dishes. Superb service. Great casual to upscale place.

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vipHG76
Minneapolis
73 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and the atmosphere at Downtowner are always a plus and my latest visit found this to still be true. Host and waitstaff are so pleasant. Simple lunch but the food was fresh and well presented.

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RoyM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
Comfortable re: social distancing.

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FernandaM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and phenomenal service!

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toddH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my 90 year old mother. Could not have been any better.

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JuliasMom
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent (lots of options; everything was delicious). Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, we had plenty of time to talk and enjoy the place. The food was very good and the service was helpful without interruption.

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AliciaW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Our server Angie was fantastic!!

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CraigC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has great service, lovely decor and exceptional menu and food. A great breakfast place. Give it a go.

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BoPeep
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast. As always, everything was fantastic! One of our favorite placesto go for breakfast.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hollandaise sauce was perfect. That alone left me perfectly satisfied. I judge my quality of life by my hollandaise sauce. The ambience was very nice, classy - perfect for a breakfast date on my birthday with my wife - but the prices were the same level as the cheaper-looking diners I would've gone to if my toddlers were in tow. Bacon was nice and meaty and perfectly crispy. Waitress was kind enough to accommodate my off-menu request for a splash of creme de cacao in my coffee. Hash browns were un-noteworthy, like everyone else's hash browns.

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Danville
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday celebration with a good friend. We were treated well and the find was delicious.

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 2936 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.