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About Downtowner Woodfire Grill
"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.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
American, Persian, International
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm, Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm - 9:00pm Monday 3:00pm-10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday 3:00pm - 10:30pm Friday-Saturday 3:00pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sunday breakfast is accompanied with live piano.
Large parking lot across the street from the restaurant and 1/2 block west from restaurant on Walnut Street.
Bus stop at the corner of our block.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Downtowner Woodfire Grill Ratings and Reviews
This was our first time at Downtowner. Love the atmosphere, and is easy to get to. Good menu selections. we were there for lunch. After we received our glass of wine, after waiting for 35 minutes, I had to get up and find our server and ask her to come take our order. Once that occurred, she was very attentive.
This was our first time at this restaurant and we were NOT disappointed. The first thing we noticed was the quiet.....we could hear each other talk. The food was delicious......we both had skewers.....very healthy. Our server was friendly and efficient and made great recommendations. The décor is very lovely. The onsite parking is a bonus.
The chilren's menu was good and a great value. Adults, not so much. The dinner menu listed all items (or maybe most) accompanied by grilled veggies, a joke. The veggie quantity was hardly a garnish. The grilled meat skewers were OK, with a huge quantity of rice, or tasteless mashed potatoes upon request. The gluten free items were plainly marked, but there was only one GF appetizer. The server got several orders wrong, otherwise OK. I expected more flavorful food.
Nice fireplace helps the ambiance in the winter. NY strip steak was a little flavorless and over cooked, but still good overall. Swordfish kabob had great flavor, only downside was it was a little dry. Basmati rice was delicious.
Server was friendly and attentive. Didn't know the wine menu well but was helpful in brining out two bottles to read the labels.
We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and everything was perfect, including the complimentary piece of cake. Our server, Amy, was extraordinary - attentive but not intrusive. And our food was incredibly delicious. The Downtowner is, by far, my favorite restaurant.
I thought the food was unremarkable. I was hoping for some really good kabobs, mediocre and they had squash soup on the menu... which was bland and cold. The server was so so, the only thing I thought it had going for it was the fireplace. Other than that... meh!
We have been to the Downtowner a number of times before Wild hockey games and other events. Usually the food is good and sometimes very good. This time, however, the food was poor and the service was worse. Our server was inattentive, slow and seem to be put out that we would request refills on soda and maybe a second drink. The steak in my salad was cold and half of the piece was fat. I was unable to cut it. When I finally flagged down our server and asked to send the steak back for being cold and fatty, he rather arrogantly informed me that medium rare was cold. I know my steak and a good medium rare is warm and grilled on the outside with the middle still pink but warm. If I want cold I ask for rare. Again, just the attitude was enough for me to cut his tip in half. All in all, we won't be back for quite some time.
I took my in-laws here for a Christmas present. They were visiting from RI. They have dined in some of the finest restaurants in Boston, New York, France, and St. Martin, as well as other places. They were impressed by the atmosphere ( we got a table in front of the fireplace), the service, and the food. We had a fabulous experience and I earned bonus points with the mother and father-in-law!
Enjoyed our dining experience immensely. Dined before a Wild game. We visited over a couple cocktails. They make a great Lemon Drop Martini!! There are many delicious options on the menu, however we both chose the daily specials. One was Scallops & the other was Sea Bass. They were served with mashed potatoes, carrots and tri-colored cauliflower. It was perfectly prepared and had fantastic flavor. Our waitress was very attentive & the host/manager stopped over to check on us a couple times also. Wonderful place that we will continue to visit.
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