Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis

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Comfort food with an upscale twist...
In the heart of downtown Minneapolis, appropriately located in a beautiful underground space, you"ll discover Hell's Kitchen, a chef-owned restaurant known for its damn good food. Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks 7 days a week, and enjoy REAL food, not fancy contraptions...described by food writers as "unique but not fancy; interesting but not fussy". Almost everything is made from scratch, from our award-winning peanut butter to even housemade ketchup...winning us over 67 "best" awards as well as accolades in Gourmet Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Midwest Living and other national magazines. And bring the kids along...you should see the cheeky notes they write to us!
"Rather than rave on, let us just say if you're in Minnesota and want to wow your tastebuds, go to Hell's Kitchen. It is inspired and inspiring." (Jane & Michael Stern, NPR)
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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. I had the Hell Burger. Just the right amount of heat. Will definitely go back Everyone should try this place At least once.

NF
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Garlic Parmesan Tater Tots!!! Amazing!!! Grilled cheese is delicious. I will go back and have already told about 15 people to go. Also... check out creepy pics in bathroom, LOL.

V
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not a very good place to try and have a meeting/conversation. WAY too noisy. Otherwise, service and food were ok.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your feelings with us. We're sorry that the noise levels made it hard for you to meet - we do our best to control it, but we are a big place and if we're busy it can get a bit noisy in some of our rooms. Aside from that, we'd love to hear how we can improve beyond "ok" since we're always striving to be exceptional and never want to settle for average. If you have any more details you'd like to share, we're all ears! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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KM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

This is the first time that I have been disappointed with Hell's Kitchen. We had a reservation to be in the room with music, and when we checked in, we were placed on the complete opposite side of the restaurant. No TV for football (which is why we wanted the room with live music). When this was mentioned to the hostess, she just shrugged her shoulders and looked away from me. When the other person in my party arrived, she went to the hostess stand and asked where I was sitting. The hostess looked at her and said: "I don't have that information, you will just have to walk around and try to find her." On the plus side, our server was really awesome. He kept us posted on the score of our NFL game.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention - this is absolutely not the friendly and welcoming behavior we expect from our host staff (well, ALL of our staff), and we appreciate your detailed account which will help us know exactly who to follow up with in order to address the issue. I'm so sorry that we let you down after providing you with great experiences in the past, and rest assured we'll be doing our best to make things right. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was awesome. Their peanut butter is outrageous.

Should’ve made reservations closer to 10:00 am. They have live music Sunday morning.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your kind words about our brunch! It's the meal that put us on the map and we're proud to continue the tradition with great food, service, and live music (and of course, peanut butter!). I hope you'll consider returning in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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MN
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The impossible burger lived up to everything I was hoping for! Added peanut butter and onions for an extra treat. It’s the best veggie burger in town! Chicken wings were good too and my husband had the juicy Lucy which he said matched the other best ones in town. Decent prices, good drinks and great service!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words; we're proud to have been the first restaurant in MN to serve the awesome Impossible Burger, and while we're definitely *not* the first to serve the Juicy Lucy, we think our Juicy Lucifer is a damn fine interpretation of this Minneapolis icon. We hope to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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CS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Well, my son get a slab of meat with nothing on it and wasn't informed he'd have to supply this information, I got an impossible burger that I've had many times other places, but this one made me impossibly ill for most of the next morning. Hardly anyone there. It's not that great, honestly. However, the staff was great. Too bad for them.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

35th Anniversary dinner before concert. Food was good, not great. Reasonably priced.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary! We hope you had a great time on the whole, but we try our best to be exceptional with our food, and we never want to settle for average. If there are any ways we can improve I'd love to hear more detail - we sincerely appreciate customer feedback and use it to directly improve our guests' experience. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit and it wont be my last. Staff was very friendly and food was delicious. I had the Walleye tacos and strongly recommended. Can't wait to try something else.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your very kind words about your experience with us. I’m sure biased but I must agree with your comments about the Walleye Tacos…ever since we first tested them, they've been a huge hit with our staff and now with our guests. We can't wait to see you again next time! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the food - both the quality and the eclectic offerings. The atmosphere is always pleasant and the service always great.

DM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The ribs were as good as advertised and my friend said the walleye was the best she has had in a restaurant! Peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream were wonderful as well. Our first trip to the Kitchen but we will be back!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Those are some high compliments; thank you so much for visiting and sharing with us! We're always trying to show off the tastes of Minnesota, whether it be our state fish the Walleye or our ribs, originally based on recipes from local pitmasters (yeah, we know... MN isn't known as a "BBQ" state, but that doesn't mean we don't have at least *some* serious talent!). We can't wait to see you again next time you make it in! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Tourist trap , website is mid leading

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for visiting us and sharing your feelings. We've built our reputation on repeat local customers and the last thing we want is to be considered a tourist trap. Having said that, we're so sorry you left disappointed and we want to make things right. Would you mind sharing in what ways you felt underwhelmed by your experience, and in what ways you felt our website was misleading? That'll only help us improve! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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DG
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Ordered the mac n cheese, caesar salad, chicken Cubano + mixed greens. Also took home some fantastic peanut butter and sausage bread

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and for your continued support! The people who come back over and over are what really keeps us afloat, and your presence means the world to us. I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommended by friends to us, and we in turn highly recommend! What a unique brunch environment - awesome Bloody Marys with live music to boot!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting and for sharing your recommendation. We rarely have the budget for much paid advertising, so word-of-mouth truly is what keeps us afloat. We can't wait for the opportunity to serve you again! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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W
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect pre-Vikings game breakfast with girlfriends!

g
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for breakfast before the Viking's game.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thanks for visiting and sharing your kind words; we'd love to be a pre-game stop for you in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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d
Minneapolis
305 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

really good place for brunch, like the bloody mary bar, would come again

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you for visiting and thank you for the compliments! We built our success on a great breakfast and brunch (in fact, for our first 6 years in business, we never stayed open past 2pm), and it makes our day to hear that we’re living up to our reputation. I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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BK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good. Service was excellent. There was live music; however, not the type of live music I was expecting. Given the name of the restaurant, I was not anticipating jazz/easy listening music. Although it made for a more relaxed atmosphere, we were looking for something a bit more lively on a Saturday night.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thanks so much for your kind words about our food and service, and we're sorry that the music we had scheduled that night didn't quite match your expectations. We have a wide variety of artists perform on our stage, from low-key and relaxing artists to much more energetic, "party atmosphere" groups. We do list our music schedule on our website, so we hope you'll consider returning next time to see a musical group that better matches your mood! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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L
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, it wasn’t very noisy, not super busy for a mid afternoon weekend. Our server was good, nothing above average, but the one thing we didn’t understand is when my mother in law (who eats like a bird) ordered sides of bacon, toast and eggs, ended up receiving and being charged for the “All American.” Similar items, but also comes with hashbrowns and probably larger portions. I pointed it out to our server before she even began eating and he said he assumed she ordered the “All American,” when she specifically said “I’m going to just order some sides,” then proceeded to order her items. No apology, no offer to remove or correct anything.
I figured he would have had the bill corrected, but he did not, nor did a manager stop by, for any reason. My husband and father in law ended up finishing my mother in law’s food, because it was there, but check your receipts friends. Ordering just the sides was less expensive and I would assume smaller portions, which is what my mother in law was going for to begin with.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting, and I'm so sorry that this issue occurred. We'd quite like to talk with the server in question to understand why this assumption was made in the first place, why no apology was offered for this mistake, and why no effort was made to correct the issue. This is not how we expect our service to run and we want to ensure it doesn't happen again. Could you share with us the name on your reservation, so we can find this info? -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must try!!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 9, 2019

Yay! Thank you for your recommendation! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service we’ve had in a while. Literally every bite of everything we ordered was phenomenal. We were just passing through but would definitely have to come back any time we are in Minneapolis! Highly recommend!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you so much; we're always striving to blow people away with phenomenal food and service, and we're always proud to hear when we've achieved that. I do hope we get the chance to serve you next time you find yourself in Minneapolis! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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JR
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a fun place to hang out with friends!! The atmosphere has a great vibe. Food & bev really good.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 10, 2019

I’m so glad you enjoyed your experience here at Hell’s Kitchen, and thank you for choosing to visit us! From our food and drinks to our fun atmosphere, everything we do is done to ensure that anyone who comes in to our restaurant has a blast! I hope you’ll consider coming again whenever you are next in Minneapolis! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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l
Minneapolis
147 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the impossible burger! Best in town and I believe I've tried them all! Our server was excellent and I love they give you a free cocktail or ice cream for your birthday!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in and sharing your thoughts. The Impossible Burger really is awesome, and we’re so proud to have been the first restaurant in MN to carry it (and even happier that this great product has spread across the Twin Cities... although of course we're still glad to hear ours is the best). We hope to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was good but a little spicy. Server was very good. Unfortunately there was a group near us that was very loud and obnoxious. We wouldn’t hurry back.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thanks for sharing your experience; we're sorry that another group in the restaurant made the visit difficult to enjoy, but we hope our food and service impressed you enough that you'll consider giving us another shot in the future. The vast majority of our guests are kind and respectful of their fellow diners, and we're often happy to relocate a party if they're being bothered. If you have any further feedback, we're listening! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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K
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a trip with my son for the weekend and he wanted to eat here before we left to go back home. Food was excellent and service was outstanding as well! Great staff! Would definitely come back again when we are in town!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thanks to you and your son for visiting - we love having travelers in from out of town and sharing with them our unique taste of MN. We hope to see you again next time you're in Minneapolis! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never been disappointed by the outstanding menu or the staff. This restaurant is a unique gem!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and for your continued support! The people who come back over and over are what really keeps us afloat, and your presence means the world to us. I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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BS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hell's Kitchen was recommended to us by a friend, and did not disappoint! We stopped by for a late breakfast on Labor Day and were very impressed by the menu and service. We tried a side of Bison Sausage, Huevos Rancheros, Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes and the Walleye Hash and Eggs - all of which were wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for visiting and thank you for the compliments! We built our success on a great breakfast and brunch (in fact, for our first 6 years in business, we never stayed open past 2pm), and it makes our day to hear that we’re living up to our reputation. We can't wait to see you again! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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LR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere of Hell's Kitchen and the food is Fantastic. Great service!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for your kind words about our restaurant, and for choosing to visit. We're always striving to offer the "whole package" from food to service to atmosphere, and we're glad to hear we hit the mark. I hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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LE
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Always love having brunch here when visiting my son in Minneapolis - and food is always delicious (especially Lemon Ricotta pancakes - and the sweet potato fries!). However, our waiter this time was a little curt and "snarky" - especially when we inquired as to why our food seemed to be taking a long time to come out. NEVER had that happen before, and hopefully won't again - everyone's usually so nice! (as were everyone else we encountered during our visit this time ;-)

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us; we're sorry that the service this time around was less friendly than you've become accustomed to. Do you happen to recall the name of your server, or even a description? We'd love more details so we can make sure there aren't any internal issues we need to address (and to address them if they are there, of course!). -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nothing special about food (breakfast). I don’t know why it is overrated.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to visit us and give us your rating. I hope your experience was good on the whole, but we try our best to be exceptional, and we never want to settle for average. If there are any ways we can improve I'd love to hear more detail - we sincerely appreciate customer feedback and use it to directly improve our guests' experience. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It’s was slower than normal and our server had a hard time keeping pace. Food was pretty good except the bison in the bison Benedict was not cooked well and tough. They have also changed the Bloody/Mimosa bar. Extra charge for the “fixings” and not quite worth it. I always look forward to brunch at Hell’s Kitchen when I come up to Minneapolis and this is the first time I was disappointed.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback, and I'm so sorry you left disappointed! I must admit however that I'm a bit confused about your statement about our Bloody Mary Bar. Ever since we opened the bloody mary bar, it's been $5 extra compared to our standard Bloody Mary - neither the Bloody Mary nor the Bar has changed in that respect. Could you clarify what changes you noticed? If something's wrong or we're giving wrong info, we want to know so we can fix it! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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FO
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very knowledgeable with history. Menu specifics, etc.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your compliments! I appreciate hearing your comments about your server; I may be biased but I believe we’re fortunate to have the absolute best restaurant staff in the Twin Cities. I hope you’ll consider coming again whenever you are next in Minneapolis! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to visit Hell's Kitchen when we're in town; meals are a delight every time!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and for your continued support! People like you who keep coming back (even if they only get the chance to do so when they're in town) are what really keeps us afloat, and your presence means the world to us. I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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MH
Fargo
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Kids couldn't leave without any peanut butter and swag either!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind words; we're thrilled to hear that you and your kids all had a great experience and we hope you'll consider returning! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks! We're glad we were able to give you great food and service, and we'd love to serve you again soon. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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SK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When my girls were young, we'd come to Minneapolis twice a year for the Eck seminar and always also go to Hell's kitchen. I've moved to the suburbs now, and when my daughter's visit, we always go to Hell's kitchen. It's part of thier history, it's the special place with wonderful food, great servers, fantastic ambiance, and the best poridge.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 2, 2019

Awwww, this is SUCH a sweet story. We love giving people awesome experiences every day, but there's a special type of joy we get hearing that we've become part of a family history and part of somebody's cherished memories. You can be sure we'll be sharing this with our staff, who will love to hear this just as much as I did. I hope we get to see and serve you and your daughters for many years to come! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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B
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was really fast! We were done eating within 30 minutes of our reservation. Excellent food.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, although I hope you were able to eat at a comfortable pace and not feel rushed... We do pride ourselves on speedy service, but also on allowing our guests to comfortably relax and enjoy their meals. I hope you'll consider returning in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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K
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fast service! Definitely get a reservation for weekend. Wonderful wait staff, good music and decent food.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for visiting and thank you for the compliments! We built our success on a great breakfast and brunch (in fact, for our first 6 years in business, we never stayed open past 2pm), and it makes our day to hear that we’re living up to our reputation. I hope you’ll consider coming again whenever you are next in Minneapolis! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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GS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always outstanding and the service is top notch. Plus a lively atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for your very kind words and your recommendation. We're always striving to provide outstanding service and "damn good food" in a fun atmosphere, and we hope you'll consider returning in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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SE
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks & great service - I accidentally ended up dumping out my goodies from my Bloody Mary Bar and they let me go back! Amazing if you ask me! Will definitely eat there again when we are in the cities!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting! We're glad to hear that our staff helped make your experience a great one (especially after this unfortunate accident) and we can't wait to see you again next time you're in town. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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