Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
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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Went for the amazing bloody mary bar. Live music was free, I love the atmosphere.
We went there for our anniversary. The waiter cane and it was as if he didn’t want to be there. Had to ask twice for things, drinks sat empty for awhile before he came around and we could catch him. It wasn’t too busy with many empty tables. The waiter was not personable at all. Food was not as good as we remembered. Won’t be back!
We had a great time at Hells Kitchen. I was worried we would have a long wait, since we had a party of 7, but I made a reservation using Open Table and we were sat as soon as we arrived. We enjoyed the live music, but it was loud as we were right to the side of the stage. Our server was great! She was very helpful in suggestions on the menu. We will definitely be back!
Hell’s kitchen is a must when in Minneapolis. For my family, it’s always on our to do list. The music, food and atmosphere are unique and fun. The past couple of visits, we haven’t been seated in the music area which makes visiting easier, but I do miss being near the band. There’s a lot of local talent in the twin cities and it’s nice to take in a bit of it.
Friendly staff, great food and atmosphere. Always favorite...
Ryan took excellent care of us and was very knowledgeable and helpful with any questions that we had! HANDS DOWN BEST PEANUT BUTTER IN THE NATION!
Food was great! Waiter was awesome and very accommodating, and had music too.
Went early for dinner so really not crowded at all. Lots of folks coming in as we left though. Food was average. Breading on the walleye was soggy. Fries were standard pre frozen stuff. Really good soup. Attentive service.
The food was "Hell-Ah" good! It took me and my mother in law a long time to order, we couldn't decide on what to eat, everything looked so damn good on the menu!
The food was awesome! We went for breakfast as part of our anniversary celebration. They brought us champagne and a sign for the table. The waiter was great and very attentive without being overbearing! We will be back for dinner soon!!
Thank you so much for visiting us, especially as part of your anniversary celebration. It means the world to us when people choose us as part of their special occasion plans, and we love hearing that we helped make your experience memorable. We can't wait to see you again! Sincerely, Nathan Gerdes Hell's Kitchen 80 S. 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402
Food and Decor are unique - we had the huevos rancheros (very tasty) and lemon ricotta pancakes (light and fluffy, very lemony). I would definitely like to go back and try some other menu items.
Thank you for the kind words; we're thrilled that you loved the huevos rancheros and the lemon-ricotta hotcakes, and we hope to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Food was very good (actually best we had on vacation). We went on a busy night and were seated on time with our reservation. Had an issue with a nacho order. Kitchen was running behind and the appetizer came out after our meal. Our waitress was apologetic and took it off our bill. Do yourself a favor and try the peanut butter. You won’t regret it!
We've eaten there a few times for brunch and breakfast but never for dinner. We were disappointed by the dinner. We also came on a day the Vikings came so it took forever for our food and most of the desserts were out. The food was not that good. It was really basic and I guess we just expected more since the breakfast/brunch is much better.
Thanks so much for sharing your experience; we genuinely appreciate your support in the past and are sorry that we weren't able to impress you for dinner the way we have in the past for breakfast and brunch. We'd love to hear more about what left you feeling disappointed with this particular visit, as we pride ourselves in serving "damn good food" for every meal, not just the breakfast and brunch we're famous for. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Every time we visit Minneapolis, we eventually find ourselves in Hell's Kitchen. The food is always great, generous portions and the service is always outstanding. You can't go wrong!
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 next time you're in Minneapolis! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Food and service was fantastic! There was a light right above our table that kept going off and on, but I understand you can’t really change the light in the middle of the brunch rush. We ordered the Bloody Mary bar and I feel as though it was a tad misleading with the garnishes to choose from, but it was an awesome experience. Huevos rancheros were top notch!
Thank you for your kind words about your experience with us, and we appreciate you taking the time to share it. We're thrilled that you loved your meal, but if you felt mislead in any way about the Bloody Mary Bar, we'd hope you'll share more info about that--we definitely never intend to mislead anybody and if there was something missing that you expected, we want to know! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Incredible food and fast service
Thank you for visiting and giving us your rating; I’m glad you had such a great experience. We’d love to hear more details about what you enjoyed, and we hope we get the chance to serve you again next time you’re in downtown Minneapolis! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
The food was cold and had to be sent back. The atmosphere was not bad and the service was also OK given the number of tables she was handling.
Given the quality of food 46 dollars for 2 breakfast entrees was excessive. Will not be returning.
We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to visit us and give us your rating. It seems like your experience was less-than-stellar, and 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, and specifics really help us target areas we can change for the better. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Great experience here for a Sunday brunch. We made a reservation which I would highly recommend since there was a lot of people there to pre-game the Viking's game at the Bloody Bar. 4 out of the 6 of us ordered the Juevos Rancheros which did not disappoint! They were able to modify mine to be GF and there was plenty of other GF options called out throughout the menu.
The place was busy but our server came over exactly as we needed here and was always quick to refill water and coffee. She also easily split our check 6 ways which is always appreciated.
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 next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Great food, great service. Hostess noted the occasion but nothing said or done after that.
Thank you for your kind words; we're glad you had a great time! Would you mind sharing with us what your special occasion was? That way, we can make sure our service staff are acknowledging it properly going forward. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Hell's Kitchen is THE place to be before a Vikings game!
Thanks so much for your kind words; we hope we can become a "go-to" spot whenever you're in town for a Vikings game in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
The place was cool and the pancakes were awesome. The three other meals we ordered were not great especially the burger.
Service was okay until we told our waiter that the food wasn’t good. After telling him he said he’d talk to the manager to get a discount or get it taken care of. We didn’t get it resolved and our waiter disappeared. Until he dropped off our large bill and expected a decent tip. All I can say is don’t order the prime rib because It is awful.
Thanks so much for visiting and for sharing your experience, although I'm so sorry that it wasn't a positive one! We don't claim to be perfect, but on the rare occasion and issues do arise, we pride ourselves on taking care of them promptly and considerately, and it pains us to hear that this didn't happen during your visit. Would you mind sharing some more details about your visit so we can figure out what happened? -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Everything was OK, but I heard a lot of talk about award winning food that I failed to experience. Cost of everything was too high for an average experience.
Thanks for taking the time to visit us and give us your rating. We're thrilled that you had a great service experience, but we try our best to be exceptional, and we never want to settle for average or just "OK." 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
Our server was very attentive. I have a food allergy and he took extra steps to be sure what I ordered met my dietary needs and was free from cross-contamination. The main sandwiches were great...our fries were not.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us; we're so happy that your server was attentive and knowledgable and made for a stress-free dining experience. We're also glad to hear you enjoyed your sandwiches, but if something was wrong with your fries, I hope you'll consider sharing more with us so we can make any changes that may be needed. We do hope to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
The staff were very good. The food was just okay. Not a "must return to" restaurant for me. Same food quality we can get in the 'burbs.
Thanks for taking the time to visit us and give us your rating. We're thrilled that you had a great service experience, 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
In for the Viking’s game ... love the restaurant ...
Thanks so much for your kind words; we hope we can become a "go-to" spot whenever you're in town for a Vikings game in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Service was great! Food was delicious. Fun atmosphere even though loud!!
Thanks for your kind words; we're thrilled that you had a great experience with our food, our service, and our atmosphere, and we hope to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Loved the unique experience. Not your ordinary fare. I will definitely be back when I'm in the area again.
Thanks so much for your kind words and for visiting us. We've always marched to the beat of a different drum when it comes to our food and our vibe, and we can't wait to see you again. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Great service as always. Any very unique take's on the "usual". We were there for an early lunch, very quiet. Have been there when it is louder.
Thank you so much for your kind words and your continued support of our restaurant. We've always marched to the beat of a different drum and we're thrilled that you appreciate our unique offerings; we can't wait to serve you again. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Service was outstanding. Food was less than exciting except for the ribs. French fries were cool and flavorless. Fish was “fishy” tasting. I am guessing brunch may be better, but there are many better dinner restaurants in Minneapolis.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to share your feelings, both about what was great and about what we could do better! We try our best to meet and exceed our customer's expectations and comments like this help us continue to strive to be exceptional. If you feel like sharing a bit more information with us, we love hearing details about guest experiences so we can make any necessary improvements going forward. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
The food was mediocre. The service was not very attentive. I will think twice before going back.
Thanks for taking the time to visit us and give us your rating. It sounds like on the whole your experience was underwhelming, and for that I'm sorry! We try our best to be exceptional, and we never want to settle for mediocre. 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
We expected more from the restaurant, mostly based on the TV series, but we’re disappointed. Macaroni and cheese was mediocre. Fish tacos had so little fish that it was hard to find. To top off lunch, there was a long human hair on the ice cream we had for dessert.
Thank you for visiting and leaving your review. We aren't associated with Chef Ramsay's tv show (we actually came first!), but regardless, we have gained a reputation for quality food and service and I'm so sorry that you left with such an underwhelming experience. We'll definitely take your comments to our management staff so they can work to address any issues going forward. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Hell's Kitchen never disappoints. Love the live music weekend brunch. Make a reservation!
Thank you for your kind words! Consistency is one of the hardest things to get right in any restaurant, and hearing that we've never disappointed you is a huge compliment. We can't wait to serve you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Great food, great service, awesome place for birthday brunch!
Thanks so much for joining us on your birthday; we're honored to be chosen for such a special occasion. We can't wait to see you again! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Fun place with excellent food & service. Appreciate the unusual food choices-lemon ricotta pancakes are amazing.
Thank you for your kind words about our food and service. We've always marched to the beat of our own drum, whether it be our off-kilter decor or our unique menu items, and we're glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Food and selection was very good. Mamosa and bloody Mary bar was second to none .
Great service and great atmosphere. Priced correctly .
Thank you so much for the compliments! I’m sure biased but I agree especially with your comments about our Bloody Mary Bar - I really do believe our Bloody Mary Bar is the coolest one out there, and I’m so glad you had a good experience coming through it. I hope you’ll consider coming again whenever you are next in Minneapolis! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Food was excellent, really enjoyed the environment and live music, service was sub par as our waiter was very inattentive in fact we had to wait almost 15 minutes after our dishes were bused before our waiter even checked if we wanted our check or to order dessert, he never got us refills, and he checked if food was correct but never checked back to see if it was cooked properly or tasted good. I was going to order some food to go for the morning but he was so inattentive I didn't bother after it took so long to notice we were sitting at an empty table.
Thank you for visiting and sharing this experience with us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your food, but I'm sorry that your service experience was lackluster (especially since this server is typically attentive and friendly). I'd love to hear more about when specifically you visited so we can talk to him and see what happened. If this is something you're willing to share, I'm all ears! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
The food was average especially when I had expected more. I ordered fish tacos with corn tortillas. Worst tortillas I have ever had. Very little amount of fish but a whole head of cabbage. Beans were far too hot in spice level to enjoy. My husband ate two expensive diners so it didn’t go to waste.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to post your review. We try our best to meet and exceed our customer's expectations and I’m sorry that we have failed to do that, especially when it comes to our tacos which are generally well-received! I appreciate the information you were able to share with us, as that will help us pinpoint any issues and address them appropriately. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Cool decor. Menu is very simple,but described to match the theme. Service was good, but our server didn’t remember is was a birthday dinner for one of our party. Food was just ok, and prices were a little high for the quality. Had the Juicy Lucifer. Cheese was barely melted in center. Flavor was pretty bland. Sweet potato fries were tough and may have been sitting for a while.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to share your feelings, both about what was great and about what we could do better! We try our best to meet and exceed our customer's expectations and comments like this help us continue to strive to be exceptional. If you feel like sharing a bit more information with us, we're all ears and we hope you'll consider giving us another shot in the future. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen
Every time we go it’s so enjoyable, the food is amazing, and the service is outstanding! Definitely worth your time to experience “Hell’s Kitchen “!
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!