I loved my sirloin steak and Pinot Noir. The Ceasar was also great.
Perfect pre Wild game dinner, great food, service and ambiance.
menu wasn't very creative, burger was average. did not think chop salad was very good. Waiter acted like he was doing us a favor...not very personable
Good but expensive.
The service was outstanding. The quality of the food was fair.
This our "go to" restaurant for all occasions. The food is excellent, the service good, the atmosphere perfect for conversation. We go here for business meetings, lunch with friends and special occasions ... and are never disappointed. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to be treated well in an upscale but comfortable environment.
As always food was very good. We were seated immediately. It was very busy due to hockey tourney and our server did her best considering she was making drinks at the bar and waiting tables. She was still courteous and did a great job.
I have been here three times now and each time I feel about the same about it. It's a good place to go before a Wild hockey game if you don't want the chaos of a sports bar on game night. Ambiance is very good but honestly most other things are just OK including the food. For the price I would expect better
Usually go on Wild Hockey Nights, Need a great meal for myself and clients and cant be waiting too long for food or inattentive server.
Downtowner always delivers with great food and great service. I hated going to the St.Paul Grille just to impress customers and pay twice as much and have a nightmare getting my car and getting to a highway after the game.
Downtowner give a great experience and none of the grief.
Great Maitre D and management.
I have no relationship with them just a continued repetitive smiling experience.
Overall a great dining experience. The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. The food was great and everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be coming back!
We have visited this restaurant many times and never been disappointed! Love the service ambiance.
Love the piano music! Very cozy restaurant. We will be back soon!
Everyone in our party of four loved our entrees! Great service. Great location. Overall, one of our favorite places in SP!
Great food and service as we have grown accustomed to here. We have been coming here for years and love each meal here.
Took our 92-year-old cousin and had a great time. She enjoyed her martini and we all enjoyed the food. Wait staff were knowledgeable and attentive.
A lovely atmosphere for a business lunch, but the food was just average this time. Usually I am blown away but this time it was just okay both food and service-wise. I enjoy the quiet atmosphere for a business meeting, you can actually hear each other talk.
Love it here! I haven't been to Downtowner in a few years but I'm glad I came back, still great ambiance and warmth. Food is always good!
Really nice restaurant I enjoyed with my family (including teenagers) after a recent visit to the Ordway. Food was outstanding, and the service was superb. This was our first time and we are very impressed and upset we hadn't found this place on an earlier occasion. We had a unique lamb shank special that was recommended and didn't regret it for a second. From the wide ranging menu, the pasta was outstanding and the woodfire pizza was second to none. Even the side salad was amazing. Great presentation, accommodating service and friendly atmosphere make this spot an undiscovered secret. Give it a try, you will enjoy it!
It was a very busy Sunday, so I tried to be patient waiting for our table of 8 to be noticed by the server; we gave our drink orders and then there was a lot more waiting and waiting . The food was delish as were the drinks I just like more attentive service.
Great food, and service.
Always a delightful place to hook up with friends.
I went here with my girlfriend for a Valentines Day/8 month anniversary dinner. The staff was very friendly, well-organized, and prompt to tend to our every need. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and the specials. The food was excellent and we were both very satisfied with our meal! I definitely would come here again!
Great food, exceptional service and a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. This is the kind of place where people having an anniversary dinner are happily coexisting with people in hockey jerseys headed for the game. I had the steak tenderloin special which was done to perfection and the wine list- although not the largest- offers good options at a range of price points. Very nice dining experience.
Waitress had too many tables. 3 times we asked what the soup was. Never brought me my salad. Cold mashed potatoes Cold Veggies. Great NYStrip however. Waitress came to table 3/4 of the way thru my steak and told her about them. She offered new potatoes but no veggies. By the time the manager came over we were done eating he only advised how quick they can turn potatoes around. Da. How about just taking them off my bill. Nope. Great steak and desert. We typically go their before MN Wild games. Maybe time for a new choice
The Downtowner is one of our favorite places to dine. The best steaks in town.
We had a reservation and when we arrived the man at the front desk greeting customers was on the phone. He did not acknowledge us or tell us that he would be right with us , just ignored us. There were several people after us so it was getting crowded just standing there to wait for him to get off the phone. He was not apologetic when he finally hung up..just very unfriendly and in a hurry.
Our server had the personality of a rock...no smiles just looked crabby. It was very awkward. Good thing the food was decent.
You need to get more friendly, happy people to work there!
Ambiance was great. Food was good; not great!
Only my second time to dine here, but didnt disappoint. The food was amazing! Love the atmosphere. The fireplace and the smell of food cooking over the fire is so inviting. We will go back next time we are in the area.
Service and food was excellent, rice was phenomenal, could use more garlic in the potatoes, but I would take rice next time. The steak and salmon were perfect
Overall a great meal at a great price close to downtown St. Paul activities
Such a nice environment. Quiet enough and tables not too close together so you can have a nice conversation. I tried one of the fire roasted items and was not particularly impressed, but there were many other items on the menu that I will try when I return. Service was very pleasant and not pushy. All this and their own private parking lot beside the restaurant - can't beat it!
We arrived early but they were able to seat us head of time at a nice table. The atmosphere was lively but comfortable to talk. The amazing aroma of the chef’s delights made ordering difficult. Everything was delicious and the service good. Our waitress had an annoying high pitched theatrical voice but was attentive and did a nice job. I would recommend the place.
Service was average. Waiter was a little scatterbrained. Food tasted good, not prepared as ordered. Steak ordered medium came rare to medium rare. Lamb chops came overdone.
I have had much better meals and service here before.
The food was just O.K. Not worth the price.
Appetizers was greasy. The scallops were just so so. Mashed potatoes tasted liked boxed.
We had a less than stellar experience at your restaurant. It took almost 10 minutes for us to be greeted and then when we were acknowledged it was really poor. The server did an alright job going over the menu but unfortunately didn’t tell us about the specials. 2 minutes later we heard her telling another table about the specials which we would have ordered but at that point it was too late. Everything was mediocre and nothing was memorable. We won’t be back.
Excellent food, service and ambiance. We will be back.
Lovely atmosphere, great service, quiet and enjoyable. We had the basil/tomato/mozzarella appetizer and the wood grilled chicken with rice. Thought the food was bland. Not bad, just not much flavor. Will go back however - want to try the pizza.
Went here for my birthday, told them that in Open table and mentioned it but no recognition at all. Not a big deal for us but may be for others.
Food, had lamb special and it was wonderful! Had Roasted red pepper soup it was ok.
Son had pizza, and daughter had Fettuccini Alfredo. They both liked it.
Desserts were all very good. Went here as there was variety for us all.
Great breakfast/brunch! Beautiful restaurant, great service, piano music and great food! Love this place, we will absolutely be back!
I was very pleased with the ambiance, food and service. I will definitely come back!