Downtowner Woodfire Grill
"****" - 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.
No “ Woodfire” real flavor. Presentation crappy, butter soaked rice crappy. Guacamole really good tho. Server in major hurry. Nice place tho
Great! Food, service great. Nice table by fire place. Best atmosphere. Very nice evening.
One of the nicest reataurants in the area. Parking lot next door. Nice decor.
I have been to the Downtowner a few times recently for brunch and dinner. The food is consistently very good and the service is great. Love the atmosphere too. Highly recommend it.
Haven’t been there in quite awhile. Was quite surprised how much things had changed from our last visit. Food was outstanding; prices and portions a good value; our server was superb and ambiance was great!
Love this place!! Such a neat atmosphere and the service was outstanding! Food is excellent!
We made a reservation but still got stuck by the kitchen when other, better tables were available. Food was ok but nothing memorable. The staff did a very fine job. First time to be there, and probably the last.
Great Food friendly service truly a enjoyable place to have a relaxing evening .
We love your food, your staff and MOE!!!!!!! (:
Our waiter was super and made a GREAT Cosmo as well!!
Lamb Chops and Caesar salad were fabulous. Pinot Noir was a very nice selection. Friendly place and smells great when you walk in.
We were celebrating a birthday. The service was very good and the food was exceptional!
Cool to see the proprietor working there during brunch and making sure everything is just right. Well run operation.
Never let us down in 30-40 years, ever since Moe was cooking over the grill himself in the tiny first place.
This place has consistently amazing service and great breakfast food! They take large party reservations as well, so it’s become a staple for our family get togethers.
Consistently a great experience. One of my favorite go-to places!
I have been to Woodfire Grill before for breakfast and loved it. This time it was for lunch and the meatloaf special was delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. Will be back.
Excellent restaurant in all aspects … Highly recommended
Food excellent as always. The shrimp, Calamari, veggie appetizer was particularly delicious.
Such a nice place to gather with family and friends. The food is always delicious and the service is always great.
Downtowner Woodfire Grill is one of our favorite spots to dine before going to events in downtown Saint Paul. The food is satisfying and tasty; the service is prompt, and the ambiance is just right for a dinner date.
ALWAYS top shelf!
We arrived earlier than our reservation on a concert night. We were seated in the bar immediately which was fabulous. Food and service were excellent despite the crowd.
I was in charge of finding a restaurant before our concert and I came across this place. It was in walking distance of the venue and had several options for parking. (Some free) We had 8 in our group and we were placed at a round table. Easy to converse with everyone and food was great. I would recommend wearing layers because we were right next to the wood fire and it was considerably warmer. It will be great for the cold Minnesota winter months as I will insist we go back!!
Went to dinner before a concert. The server was nice and efficient. Our wine glasses were never empty, someone was always quick to fill us up when they got low. I got the halibut special, it was very good. We were seated next to the fireplace which was very cozy.
Absolutely! We had dinner there before a concert at the Excel. It was a great way to unwind before the show. We were able to park in the lot and then walk 2 blocks to Excel, avoiding the need to move the car to one of the overpacked ramps. The service was welcoming and the food was great.
Great experience, food was very tasty, perfect time for us.
The breakfast menu at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill is extensive and interesting. Our food was delicious and nicely presented. The room is great and was perfect for a rather blustery and wet day outside.
Great food and good service. Our waiter could have been a little more attentive as we ran out of water a few times and he brought our son a special birthday dessert (which we did appreciate) but he neglected to ask anyone else if they wanted dessert - We had to ask him for dessert menus.
The food was really good, and while wait times were quite long, it was worth it. Service was scarce but good as the staff were friendly and helpful. Liked the atmosphere and ambiance as well
This is one of our favorite places in St Paul.
Great breakfast for a group of 10. Watching the marathon
Been there lots of times before it's still awesome
Very elegant and ambient. Excellent, tasteful menu and setting
This was my first time eating at this restaurant and I was blown away! Ambiance was great, service and food was exceptional!
Great setting, very rich, comfortable dining room. The crab cakes, artichoke dip, and ceviche were excellent. Our waitress was a bit aloof but prompt and professional throughout the meal.
Our party had mixed reviews on the entrees. The rib-eye was fantastic, as was a shrimp dinner salad. However, the fire-roasted chicken was a big disappointment after the amazing starters. The chicken was well-seasoned but very dry and the plain rice (with 5 pieces of assorted vegetables) did nothing to offset the dryness.
Don't forget to finish the meal with a great cup of coffee and the Apple-pear Crisp!
Great atmosphere. It felt very welcoming. Great service. I’m coming back and I think I’ll make it my spot for Sunday’s brunch /breakfast. Thank you!
Very nice restaurant servers were friendly . Went for breakfast the food was great
We had made Open Table reservations for The Downtowner for an early dinner before the Luke Combs concert at Xcel Center. We were seated immediately and had an outstanding server. He was helpful with our menu options and selections. For appetizers, we started with crab cakes and bruschetta - both were very good. Fresh flatbread that was warm and delicious prior to our steak entrees. Yummy mashed potatoes and steaks cooked to order. If we’re back in the area, we’ll be back to try the wood fired pizzas.
Always great food and fantastic service. Our go to place in St. Paul.