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Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.7
4.7
3140 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Persian, International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat 7:00 am–12:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (651) 228-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Please email wendy@downtownerwoodfire.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    A room off the back of the dining area offers privacy for meetings/ special events. The room seats 20-34 people, has a fireplace, av equipment, and customized menus for your group.

  • Private party contact

    Robert: (651) 228-9500

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Cross street

    Chestnut/ Walnut

  • Parking details

    Parking next to the building or across the street next to Burger Moe's & Domino's

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at the corner of our block.

  • Entertainment

    Sunday breakfast is accompanied with live piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Overall

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Ambiance

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Value

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Fit for Foodies

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for Groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Great for Lunch

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Romantic

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Special Occasion

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal like always Tony status always with a smile on his face. Trish was our server today did a great job of just welcoming us. I like always the food very tasty. It's our go to place there's never a poor experience or bad meal !
  2. TP

    TinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Downtowner for Father's Day breakfast. I loved that I could make a reservation and they had a great variety of options for gluten free.
  3. JF

    JamesF

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, lovely setting. Great place!
  4. DK

    DebitK

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the Downtowner for dinner. Both selected fish and we were not disappointed, although the swordfish was a bit saltier than preferred. But everything was flavorful and the portions were generous. The service was leisurely so if that is normal I would budget time to linger. But we would happily return.
  5. T

    Teeps

    Minneapolis

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The downtowner continues to provide very well prepared food from pasta to chicken to lamb chops . Staff is accommodating and friendly. Prices/value can not be beat.
  6. SL

    SusanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clean, quiet, good food. Our waiter was excellent. All staff was polite.
  7. WS

    WendyS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    No staff wore masks. The food was very good. We hope to return one day.
  8. L

    Laurie

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, staff and ambience at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill are all wonderful. And the piano player at Sunday morning breakfasts there make it a very popular meeting and eating destination.
  9. M

    Mas1

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and excellent service. Very appealing atmosphere. Noise level is very conducive for conversation.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Poor service. The cut of steaks seamed cheap - and the side vegetable of one cherry tomato, one slice of zucchini and a baby pepper was ridiculous.
  11. TL

    TonyaL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We arrived very early for our reservation and the host was able to accomodate our timing! Thank you so much for the adjustment.
  12. BP

    BoPeep

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was excellent. Thats why we keep returning.
  13. S

    Susan

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Ordered the steak salad and the ingredients were fresh and the steak was prepared perfectly. Warm, inviting environment.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Graduation lunch it was a great place
  15. BS

    BradS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went to the Downtowner for a work dinner. It was very quite with a nice atmosphere. Food was good and service was great. Would definitely go back!
  16. R

    Richard

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went on a Thursday and it was very slow and quiet. That said, the food was solid and the attentive service was great.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!
  18. S

    Schpekutsa

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends catching up
  19. RP

    RoxanneP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very large, tender steak-love their demi glaze...always pleasant atmosphere great staff always on top of everything
  20. K

    Kathy

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the meal was delicious, hot and generous. No place in the Cities is more welcoming and comfortable. Any one can feel comfortable dining here, and enjoy the elegant setting and friendly service. Adjacent dedicated parking on West 7th makes this choice even easier.
  21. AD

    AmandaD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The Downtowner is a really good, quieter spot in Saint Paul! The food is impeccable and the service is great. A little more spendy, but the food is worth it!
  22. DA

    DAWN

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends and fun
  23. AB

    ArunBaheti

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service -- Tony the host made it work for our large group, and our server was above and beyond. Menu very good and included a TON of options for our vegetarians, ketos, etc. etc. Piano was lovely background, not too loud. Hard to have a family event of 11 people and no complaints, but they did it. Highly recommended.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great food for a reasonable price. Loved it!!
  25. KK

    KathleenK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We have loved the Downtowner in the past. This time the kabobs were mediocre. The beef was tough and tasted like it was starting to spoil. The grilled veggies were more a garnish than a side - consisted of one cherry tomato, one slice of zucchini, and one tiny yellow pepper. So disappointed
  26. w

    whipperscd1

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A reliable good restaurant to try before Xcel events. The buffalo shrimp are well prepared and a good value. The walleye sandwich has suffered the effects of inflation-----portion reduced in size to 1/2 of pre-pandemic. Drinks are well made and fairly priced. Service is always excellent. Well run establishment.
  27. RS

    RosalynS

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by all employees. Parking was very easy too.
  28. D

    Deke

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Trish was a great waitress. The only issue was the time it took for food to arrive. Obviously it was extremely busy given Mother’s Day, but you have to be prepared for that. Otherwise, spectacular brunch/lunch.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day and birthday
  30. SW

    SandyW

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Downtowner Grille is a wonderful newly discovered by opera fans breakfast spot in St. Paul!! Starts at the wonderful welcome upon entering to the comfortable ambiance, great menu and service and overall great experience; highly recommend you check it out, will not disappoint!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  32. NS

    NotSoPerfectMomsDayLunch

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I used to eat breakfast and dinner here regularly and was always happy with the quality, quantity and choices of menu options. My sister and I dined together as an early Mother’s Day celebration. Since we were in at about 12:45 on Friday, we were greeted with the lunch menu. Sandwiches and such but a limited menu. Not what I was expecting but we tried the Reuben and the BLT followed by Creme Brûlée. The bread on the Reuben was substituted with wheat bread by our request but then it was simply toasted rather than grilled. My BLT was served on untoasted ciabatta bread and the bacon was thick and hard to chew. The dessert was soft and sort of gooey on top and not the typical solid surface that begs to be cracked. We each had two mimosas which were the best part of the experience. After $70+ dollars and about 90 minutes we left the restaurant and haven’t had anything else to say about it.
  33. TE

    TheresaE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The owner Moe was very personable and appeared to know a lot of the customers. Food was good but wasn't very hot. Service was average. I did ask for the brand of the English muffins and the server said she would find out but did not check. The menu on the website was different from the menu at the restaurant. I was planning on ordering the goat cheese omelet but it was no longer offered on the menu at the restaurant.
  34. IK

    IrvindK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super friendly owner/host. Excellent service and wide range of breakfast choices on the menu.
  35. N

    Natalia

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant before Wild Game. Fast service! Outstanding
  36. S

    Schnauzer

    Minneapolis

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I was looking forward to this evening out. Had not been to Downtowner Woodfire in a long time. Drinks were okay, but nothing special. Food was very goo! I was a bit disappointed in the Halibut special only because the cost was much higher than I expected (and not disclosed by the server). Parking was terrible. I intentionally checked the MN Wild schedule to ensure we did not conflict with a game, but was not aware of the other events going on that evening. The main lot was full and the overflow was $20 due to events. I suggest teaming up with the Parlor down the block to offer Valet service.
  37. LM

    LiamMcDonough

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really nice and affordable for kids looking to eat somewhere before Prom. Would recommend 100%
  38. JL

    JohnL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was top notch. First time here and will definitely be back. NY Strip special was a great value, cooked perfectly and delicious.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Food was amazing. Service was great. Place is awesome atmosphere. Loved it all
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with friendly and cheerful staff. Steaks were good. Swordfish just OK. Overall a good meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

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 3140 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Downtowner Woodfire Grill

253 7th Street West Saint Paul, MN 55102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chestnut/ Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat 7:00 am–12:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Persian, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking next to the building or across the street next to Burger Moe's & Domino's

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at the corner of our block.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Sunday breakfast is accompanied with live piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (651) 228-9500

  • Catering

    Please email wendy@downtownerwoodfire.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    A room off the back of the dining area offers privacy for meetings/ special events. The room seats 20-34 people, has a fireplace, av equipment, and customized menus for your group.

  • Private party contact

    Robert: (651) 228-9500

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