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Downtowner Woodfire Grill, Saint Paul, MN

Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.7
4.7
3691 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

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse, Breakfast
  • 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 3,691 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

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Good for business meals

  • 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 business meals

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Healthy

  • 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

3,692 Reviews
  1. BoPeep

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is outstanding, the service is always superb and the food is always excellent. This is a favorite place for us to have breakfast. We especially like Moe’s Cajun special and the Belgian waffle with fruit. This place never disappoints!

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  2. Roger

    Minneapolis

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought a friend for breakfast. We had a nice server, who kept our coffee cups filled. As always, our breakfast experience was great, and I look forward to returning again soon.

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  3. HawkStevens

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Downtowner is warm and inviting and cozy. The food is excellent as is the service. It's my go to place for anything business related or just for a quiet comfortable evening with my wife. Mo and his entire team make me feel like family.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great gathering place and delicious food. Highly enjoy and recommend!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated in a small room with a few other tables which reduced the noise. Everyone in our party enjoyed our Mother’s Day brunch.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection, service and food! The Downtowner never disappoints!

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  7. ChrisJ

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, woodfire chicken was excellent

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the “Supper Club” ambience at Downtowner. A more relaxed experience with good food and good service. Great breakfasts!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our Mom to our favorite Restaurant in St. Paul. Nothing here comes close and the staff make it that way, period.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    5:30 on a Friday before a concert, was a little surprised not busy, but Timberwolves and other MPLS events too. Sat right away. Comfy and cozy. Old fashioned was good. Server wasn’t good. When we generally asked “what is good or recommend? She kinda just pointed at menu and pointed to just the highest priced items. The salmon was very good. I was not happy about portion size of my Begetable skewer. Literallly 1 zucchini, 1 red pepper, 1 cherry tomato. Had I known it was literally 3 “pieces” I would have ordered extra because they were good - or get veggies at an appetizer. Wife got penne pasta which very good. When we paid our bill, another server was greeting the table next to ours, and heard her say Halibut was one of the specials for the day. Our server never actually mentioned any specials of the day.

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  11. SteveC

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great lunch at the Downtowner. The overall experience was a pleasant one. The server, the food and setting were great.

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  12. DakotaGirl

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our visit. The food, service and wine were great. The pizzas are personal size and feeds 1-2 (1 if you’re hungry).

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  13. jack0451

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places in St. Paul! Definitely need to remember this for the future.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, amazing service and food! Wait staff are always great and so friendly.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is just average. The restaurant is nice inside. Our service was slow, but the waiter was nice. There are a lot of better options fir wood fired restaurants in the cities.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a special place. The host and waiter and server were all very welcoming and kind. The food was delicious as well. Thank you for a great meal!

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  17. Nan36

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a nice place to go for a good meal, nothing elaborate, but pleasant.

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  18. Helen

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to Downtowner Woodfire Grill for many years and I always enjoy it. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. In addition, the ambiance is always pleasant and relaxing. I have been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I highly recommend all of them.

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  19. DCMnyc

    New York City

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to this restaurant for weekend breakfast/brunch a few times over the past year and the food and service are consistently a good experience. Piano player helps make a welcoming atmosphere. Recommend the Belgian waffle!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing. We will go again. Good was so good. Still thinking about it a week later.

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  21. Shar

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food at this wonderful restaurant -each and every time!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with truly excellent service! I highly recommend it!

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  23. Kathy

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my gosh, once again a great meal!!!! I had the Cajun Chicken sandwich and is was so tasty!! I was thinking I would only eat half, but it was so great I ate the whole thing!!!

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  24. gr8food

    Minneapolis

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great, the staff was friendly, and the atmosphere was quiet.

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  25. equipage

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aurora was our server today, and did a terrific job. Very attentive and helpful. Just the right amount of "checking in" . We were there fir a birthday celebration, and the cheesecake with candle was very much appreciated. We had the Salmon and Sweet Potato Salad, and a Rachel (substituted for Reuben) Sandwich. Both delicious and plentiful. We enjoyed the pretty surroundings, and toasty fire. Thanks for a nice time!

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  26. Bennetts

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Woodfire Grill is one of my absolute favorite places to dine; breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not only do I love to dine here I order from them regularly on various food delivery apps. They are in my top 10 places to dine in the Twin Cities.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very slow. It took a long time to get drinks.fl steak was ordered medium rare and was received rare.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Downtowner Woodfire Grill! Great food and a very cozy atmosphere, I always get the Persian beef kebab on rice. Easy to park. Close to the Excel. Mo is an excellent host and I highly recommend this very nice restaurant.

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  29. BoPeep

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places to have breakfast for the last 40 years. We were going there when it had a counter in the front and a mutual on the wall. Same great food.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great as always. We love having our date nights there

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. Noise levels were high. Wait staff was excellent.

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  32. StanH

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service with a really good clam chowder soup. We almost felt underdressed. Lots of people with suits and ties. Our waitress Annaliese was great.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought an extra person and the host was very accommodating. Food was excellent. Good value as well.

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  34. AlwaysAwesome

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Date night before a hockey game. Always always awesome. Love this place. Such a gem for St. Paul and for the state of Minnesota. Never disappoints!

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  35. JohanG

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations right before a Wild game with another couple. Of course it is always busy on these game nights but we were quickly seated at our table. Our waiter was great and gave good recommendations. We have dined here many times and are pretty familiar with the menu. We ordered a bottle of wine to split by the four of us. Great wine list with many choices at most price points. Food came out at the right time and was very good as we are used to. We will definitely come back again and can recommend Downtowner for a great meal anytime you are in the neighborhood.

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  36. Dinnerprincess

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner special and the drinks were good as usual. It’s my favorite pre Wild game restaurant.

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  37. None

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love meals, especially breakfasts, at The Downtowner. We have been coming there for many years. The staff are very good and friendly,

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  38. DianeC

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location to meet up with friends or family. Every time of day that I have been there has been great.

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  39. NatashaF

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've had a regular breakfast date with a friend for the last 20 years. We've had a few other regular places but got sick of having to put our names on a list and wait. When I found out that the Downtowner allowed reservations, made online, I decided to give it a try. Great food, decent price, pleasant service. I think we will be coming here for the next 20 years!

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  40. Skip

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, service was great, ambiance was charming.

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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 3691 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 9 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, Steakhouse, Breakfast
  • 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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