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Downtowner Woodfire Grill, Saint Paul, MN
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, Saint Paul, MN
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, Saint Paul, MN
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, Saint Paul, MN
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, Saint Paul, MN

Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.7
4.7
3636 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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 3,636 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 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

    Good for groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Neighborhood gem

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for special occasions

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Lively

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Most Booked

3,619 Reviews
  1. Marnie

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very nice time at The Downtowner. The restaurant was very clean, quiet, and welcoming. Our waitress was very friendly and polite, our beef tenderloin was excellent, the food arrived hot, and it was such a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy an evening out with friends.

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  2. Dennis

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening prior to the Wild Game. Enjoyed our time there.

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  3. StephanieR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful experience at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill!

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  4. KathyH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice choice of breakfast entrees at reasonable prices and good portions. Fun back to the 60s supper club feel. We enjoyed the pianist choice of music. We would go back!!

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  5. ShanaC

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We made reservations for brunch and were seated at a nice booth. Our waitress was frankly borderline rude and cranky. The food was sub par. For 3 omelets and an egg, bacon and hashbrown breakfast, along with 4 coffees, our bill was $85. That’s insanely high for breakfast, but especially a breakfast that was not good quality or good tasting. After my husband experienced a very unimpressive social engagement here for work a few months back, we not be back.

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  6. AnonymousEats

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Downtowner is always a favorite. The atmosphere is great, I’ve never had it feel too crowded or too loud, and the food has never failed to be fantastic. Waitstaff was very impressive - when asked how I wanted my steak, I asked for between medium rare and medium, and our waitress said “medium rare plus, got it.” I love the fact that is an option, and the kitchen 100% nailed it!

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  7. PennyH

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! This was my first visit here and I will definitely be back. The chicken pear salad was delicious.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was delicious. We will definitely return when in St. Paul.

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  9. ErinB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very knowledgable. Had a great variety of gluten free and gluten friendly food. Loved the atmosphere.

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  10. ChristyP

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Nice ambiance! Loved the background music as piano player.

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  11. TJFarmgirl

    Des Moines

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the lamb chops after reading about how great they were. I am sold. Will probably be what I get every time I come here. Drinks were good too. Service, excellent.

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  12. JohnH

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress and food were awesome! We come here when we go to Wild games or concerts!

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  13. DebC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was out first time at the Downtowner, but it won't be our last. We were greeted and seated immediately upon entering the grill. Our waitress was welcoming and our food delicious. Has a lovely evening.

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  14. JoeL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food and service with wonderful ambiance.

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  15. Gingerly

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful spot for brunch. Comfortable, not noisy, good food. We had avocado toast and the tropical pancakes. Wish there were decaf cappuccino and latte, but that is a small thing.

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  16. OpenTableMN

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner here before a show at Xcel. The sirloin was fantastic, with a deep, woody flavor and an incredible green peppercorn sauce. The atmosphere was lively yet chill, and the service was outstanding.

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  17. PTMcGee

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great warm atmosphere! Delicious food! Would recommend!

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  18. SteveL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere with excellent and professional staff. nice wine list and carry n/a beverages. exceptional food

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  19. TimC

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for Valentines Day dinner and we had fantastic kabobs. Chocolate Tort desert was very good also. Very nice place for peaceful quiet dinner.

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  20. SeanB

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a busy Valentine's day dinner, yet our server was able to provide great, friendly service. The steaks tasted great and the wine was wonderful.

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  21. Leslie

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Downtowner is our favorite fine dining in St. Paul. We are consistently impressed with the food, service, and ambiance. A true gem! Can't recommend it highly enough

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  22. Brittyk

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I were here on Valentines Day. It was very busy but the staff was amazing! I love everything about this place and the food was amazing.

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  23. CarltonM

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Bruschetta was a bit flavorless and waiter, when asked to bring baslamic vinegar, brought red wine vinegar. Caesar was ok, could have used some lemon. Pizza was good though!

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  24. JackK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fabulous!!! Great service and fun atmosphere.

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  25. BonBon

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast is amazing. Sat by the fireplace and listen to live piano music sipping a 7.00 mimosa. The corned beef hash is wonderful.

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  26. StephenM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a winner. Great ambiance, and great quality food.

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  27. ChrisJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and great recommendation on our meal.

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  28. Kathy

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants!!! The food is always fantastic! Today we all had the Cajun breakfast! Is was so tasty! I tell you that you will have great food when you stop at the Downtowner!

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  29. HudsonKC

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful breakfast/brunch and service - never disappoints. Great option if your downtown St. Paul.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good place to take a date that’s deserving of princess treatment

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great food and service to celebrate our mom's 85th birthday.

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  32. LisaB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food tasted great, but they have cut back on their portions. They used to have a vegetable kabob with the meat kabobs and rice, but now they just include a huge mound of rice with a slice of zucchini, a cherry tomato and a baby bell pepper. It was odd and unbalanced.

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  33. Matt

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Cooked perfectly and great flavor. The place was packed, as we showed up about a half hour before the Wild game. Service suffered a little with all the tables but our server was very friendly.

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  34. StevenJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, how come I never found this wonderful spot before?! We will definitely be back for the great food, nice atmosphere and attentive service. A Gem!

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  35. WantRealBrunch

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent food and service, and we've been coming here for years!

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  36. LynneAW

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, cocktail, service, parking alllllll great!!!

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  37. Dennis

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, especially before a Wild Game. Friendly staff.

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  38. DKeg86

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress Sophia was awesome. Attentive and professional. Food was really good. Dining again there tomorrow.

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  39. JosephO

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had special needs which were graciously met. The interior is lovely, the food really excellent, amd the service outstanding. We had a delightful late lunch.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice dinner before we went to an event at Xcel energy Center. 

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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 3636 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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