Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis

4.4
3571 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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brandit
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food cooked very well. Waffles were yummy. Waitress was great.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your kind words about your waffles and the service you received! We're thrilled to hear you had a great visit and we hope we get the chance to serve you again in the future.

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HeatherN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation online. We were seated early and staff and food were amazing!
Great atmosphere and super fun vibe! Can not wait to go back!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you so much; we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food, the service, and the overall atmosphere. We hope we get the chance to serve you again soon!

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JeffB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Still love the atmosphere, but the food isn't as good as our past visits. Pancakes were barely warm and coffee was average.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your candid feedback! We're constantly striving to ensure our food and service are as great as they were (or better!) when we first opened back in 2002, and we're disappointed to hear that your recent visit didn't live up to your past experiences. If you have any more details you'd like to share with us, we always welcome honest feedback to help us live up to our reputation.

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JohnF
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and innovative food. Superb service. My favorite breakfast spot!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for such a great recommendation! With so many wonderful spots in the Twin Cities, it's always meaningful when people say we're their favorite. We can't wait to serve you again!

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AngelaF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the server was very nice.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words; we're thrilled that you enjoyed your food and service and we appreciate your support and recommendation. Hopefully we get the chance to serve you again in the future!

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Kmauo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered the bison Benedict waffle and the egg yolks were over cooked.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! As a restaurant that built our reputation on the back of a great breakfast and brunch, we're obviously disappointed to hear that your eggs were overcooked rather than the perfect runny poach that we expect when ordering a great benedict. We take pride in getting the fundamentals right, so we'll to take your feedback straight to our kitchen and make sure each and every egg is coming out just right.

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debbieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always. We’re so glad you’re open for dine in.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

We're so excited to be open for dine-in again too! We appreciate your support and can't wait to serve you again soon!

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AlexanderV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Turned out to be a little more expensive than we thought. Food was amazing and service was making the best we’ve had in a long time. Definitely would go back again!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for these very kind words--while obviously we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, your comments on our service are what we really love to hear. Our team of employee owners goes out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and accommodated, and we hope we get the chance to serve you again soon!

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FromDetroit
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid but not spectacular. Lemon Ricotta pancakes were as advertised. Ribs were just ok - - heavily sauced. Asparagus side consisted of five tiny strands. If it’s out of season maybe change the veg.🤷🏻‍♂️

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing to visit us and for sharing your candid feedback--while we're glad you enjoyed the meal well enough, even just "solid" is not good enough for us. We'll take your comments to heart and work hard to ensure that we're always serving up an experience that's truly spectacular, and we hope you'll consider returning in the future.

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MarkG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hell's kitchen has been one of my favorite places to eat in the Twin Cities for over 15 years. This was the first time we have been there since the pandemic and it was as good as I remembered, I always had said that if I had a last meal on earth, I would probably choose their lemon ricotta pancakes. Had them last night and stand by that statement. I tried a new dessert, their peanut butter marshmallow cup and that was tremendous. I cannot recommend Hell's Kitchen strongly enough

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 2 days ago

Wow, what an incredible note to read! We can't begin to thank you enough for your support over such a long period, and we're truly over-the-moon to hear that your first visit back since the pandemic started left you just as happy. We genuinely appreciate your thoughtful words and can't wait to see you again soon!

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Melw
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Confused. Past breakfasts and lunches were good. This time, year later, it was terrible. Ultimate BLT was an inch thick with a piece of wilted lettuce, overcooked bacon and I think there was a slice of tomato. Chicken sandwich was blah and cole slaw not so great. 2 iced teas. Total $58.00 with tax & tip. Felt tipped off.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for sharing with us; we appreciate your support in the past and are truly dismayed to hear that your recent meal didn't live up to your past experiences. We work hard to ensure we're offering the same quality in 2021 as we have for the past 19 years, and rest assured that your comments will be shared with our team so that any issues can be addressed. We hope that you'll consider giving us another shot in the future, as we'd love to show you the same great food as we before.

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Morbius
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good. But what was insulting was putting a mandatory 15% gratuity on the bill regardless of how good the service. I usually tip 20% as long as the service is ok, but not this time...

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your feelings with us--we're glad you had a great meal, and we feel we should clarify that our service charge is *not* a gratuity, but rather is evenly distributed amongst all our employee-owners (based on hours worked) to help sustain their income as business recovers from the last year. We hope this makes sense and we hope you'll consider returning in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Cool atmosphere, very nice and attentive staff but food was below our expectations.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your candid feedback, both about what you enjoyed and about what could have been better. We'd love to hear more details about how you felt the food could've been improved--what you had, how it compared to your expectations, etc. Honest and fair critique ensures we're always living up to our reputation and we take all comments to heart!

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LucasB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food but kitchen was backed up and service was kinda slow

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience--we're so glad you enjoyed the food, and we appreciate hearing that the service was a little slow. With our recent reopening after having our doors closed for over a year, feedback like this ensures that we're always living up to our reputation for good food and efficient and friendly service. We hope you'll consider returning!

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veraa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The sales clerk didn't know the prices of items for sale. The Tee shirts were not fat people friendly. The waitress never came back around and asked about refill. The restroom needed cleaning. Gordon Ramsay shouldn't just sale his name out for people to use especially if you don't know. How food is. Or what the service is like. A dollar 💰 is not everything

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for visiting and sharing your honest feedback. We're so sorry you left feeling let down by the service you received; attentive and knowledgeable service is in our DNA and we try to ensure that every guest sees that. We should, however, clear up a misconception--we're an independent Minneapolis restaurant that is not in any way associated with Gordon Ramsay; our restaurant opened in 2002, years before his show aired. Regardless, we appreciate your candor and will use it to make sure we're living up to our reputation for great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch and great servers. Loved it and definitely recommend.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing your recommendation; we can't wait to see you again!

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Crosscountry
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We were truly expecting a lot more flavor. Were celebrating our daughters birthday nothing special was done. Disappointed.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Dear Crosscountry, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis; we're so sorry you left disappointed, especially on a birthday celebration! We always appreciate candid feedback that allows us to make concrete changes to our business, even if it's critical. To that end, I'd love to hear some more details about your experience, such as what food you ordered and how it could have better met your expectations. I hope you'll consider sharing this with us, as it helps ensure that we're living up to our reputation for excellence for every guest. Sincerely, Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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AlyM
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Didn't live up to the hype. Food was pretty basic. The restaurant was clean and the staff was attentive but the taste and portion size of the food didn't match the price tag.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis; we're glad you enjoyed great service but we're dismayed to hear that the food didn't live up to your expectations. We always appreciate candid feedback that allows us to make concrete changes to our business, even if it's critical. To that end, I'd love to hear some more details about your experience, such as what you ordered and how you felt it could have been improved. I hope you'll consider sharing this with us, as it helps ensure that we're living up to our reputation for excellence for every guest.

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MNmom3
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was disappointing. We paid too much for over cooked and under seasoned food.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting, although we're obviously dismayed that the food didn't live up to your expectations. We'd love to hear more details about what you ordered, as honest and candid feedback always helps us improve our business.

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ShannaA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a great atmosphere! The staff was so friendly!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your kind words about our staff, our food, and our atmosphere. We hope we get the chance to serve you again!

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KayB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have been to Minneapolis so many times and have been to so many downtown restaurants...Hell's Kitchen by far our new, absolute favorite place, best place to dine in the twin cities...make a reservation...atmosphere, service are outstanding and the food is some of the best we've ever eaten (breakfast/lunch), will be definitely be back...and don't forget the peanut butter, seriously, it's to die for!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words--in a city with as many fantastic restaurants as Minneapolis, it makes us so happy that we could provide you with a truly memorable experience. We hope we get the chance to serve you again next time you're in Minneapolis!

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SarahA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Good excellent as always. Employee owned makes a difference top to bottom. Still LoVE the Minnesota-was translations. Would love those all on a poster.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and your continued support, especially as the advantages of moving to employee-ownership really start to bear fruit (we made the transition in January of 2020, right before the pandemic hit). We can't wait to serve you again!

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AnnieM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutley a must see when you're in Minneapolis!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your recommendation; we're thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again next time you're in Minneapolis!

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Kimicole
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The food was cold-ish when it finally came out. Those of us who got the asparagus felt like it had just come out of the fridge. The mashed potatoes were definitely room temperature. I also can't understand why the side choices only consisted of asparagus, mashed potatoes, tater tots/fries, or mixed greens. The fish was good but the steak had to be sent back because it was over-cooked. It just was not what you expect a Hell's Kitchen to be, even though it's employee owned. There should still be some consistency in taste and what's considered good food. It was okay to go and you know you tried it, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone for any other reason.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for sharing such a detailed account of your experience--while we're obviously dismayed that you left underwhelmed by your visit, we genuinely appreciate you sharing your candid feedback as it helps us make sure that our menu is appealing and every item is coming out hot, fresh, and cooked properly. We hope that if you give us another chance in the future, we'll be able to better live up to our reputation for "damn good food."

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RhondaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our server was great. Eggs were over cooked on both dishes and bacon was like jerky. I had a burger and it was great

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your feedback, both about what you enjoyed (your server and your burger) as well as areas we could have improved. We're dismayed to hear that the eggs and bacon weren't to your liking, as we take great pride in getting breakfast right! Rest assured, we'll pass on your comments to our kitchen to make sure that even the "basics" are coming out perfect each and every time. We hope you'll consider returning in the future!

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Bertie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service felt a bit slow for the limited amount of people there. The pear crisp sandwich was good, the eggs Benedict was okay, wouldn't get it again. Tator tots were really good.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting and for sharing your experience, both about what you enjoyed as well as where you felt we could improve. As we return to dine-in service after over a year of having our doors closed, feedback like yours helps us ensure we're maintaining the pre-pandemic standards we worked hard to build. We hope you'll consider returning in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hit this place up every time I visit MSP. The huevos rancheros are the best ever. I also always get the Mahnomin (spelling?) porridge.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your continued support and your kind words; we're so glad we've been able to show you consistently great food and experiences, and we hope we get the chance to serve you again next time you're in the Twin Cities!

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hgnats
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the ricotta pancakes and porridge and as was the coffee. Parking was easy just next door to a ramp but they did not cover the costs at the restaurant... that would have been nice to have had.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for visiting; we're glad you enjoyed your meal! We wish we could offer validated parking, but the ramp is privately owned and unfortunately an agreement like that has never come to fruition. Still, we're thrilled to at least have a ramp attached and an elevator that goes straight down into our underground lair. We hope we get the chance to serve you again!

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butterflyqueen4547
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistent! Food was great - tasted great, good size portion. Service was great - friendly, attentive staff.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for your kind words about our food and our service, and especially about our consistency--doing a great job each and every time is the hardest goal for any restaurant, and we're thrilled to hear we're keeping it up. Hope we get to serve you again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good vibe to the restaurant…service was adequate and people were pleasant. Great place to meet up with friends.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for your compliments; we're so happy that you find our restaurant a great meeting spot with your friends. If there's anything we could do to improve (for example, you mentioned our service was only "adequate"), we'd love to hear more details. Regardless, we hope we get the chance to serve you again!

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AmandaC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was cold and menu not as extensive as hoped for. But giving grace to just reopening post pandemic

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your candid feedback. We're dismayed to hear that the menu left you wanting and your food came out cold; we'd love to hear more details about how you feel your meal could have been improved. We also appreciate your grace; it is tough to reopen, but feedback like this helps us ensure that we're providing the same quality we did before covid.

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KaylaK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Over priced. Were out of food items listed on the menu. Said to make a reservation with a $50 security deposit, no need for reservation at 7pm on a Saturday it was dead. They charge gratuity and any dipping sauce is extra cost. Waiter was nice and prompt. Host was lazy and rude.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for visiting and sharing your candid thoughts--we do encourage reservations as our restaurant does fill up and we regularly go on a 1-2 hour wait during our Brunch services (the security deposit is only kept by us if a reservation "no-shows"). We do try our best to stock our kitchen so that we don't run out of any items, but being a restaurant that cooks from scratch it does happen occasionally. We genuinely appreciate your feedback as it only helps us improve!

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AshleyK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service charge for me and my 2 children was ridiculous.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience--our service charge goes 100% to our staff to supplement their wages, and we feel it's imperative to make sure that they're paid appropriately for the great work they do. I hope that makes sense and I hope you'll consider giving us a shot again in the future!

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CarlyG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was outstanding! I recommend the lemon ricotta hotcakes!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and your recommendation; we hope we get to serve you again in the future!

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GaryB
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a lunch!Our waiter was patient,attentive and very accommodating!The selected menu selections were very good,especially the French Dip!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to visit our restaurant. We're thrilled that you had a wonderful server and that you enjoyed all your food, and we hope we get the chance to serve you again soon.

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KimJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, excellent food. I will definitely come back

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for your compliments about our food and service; we can't wait to serve you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was nice but could not get me the drinks I wanted available they had on the menu

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience. To be perfectly honest, we're having a little bit of trouble parsing your comments about the drinks--would you mind clarifying? If something went wrong, we want to know so we can make sure it doesn't happen again in the future!