Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis

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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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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great live music!

B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. We will be back again for sure. We agree with the hype, the peanut butter is a must, grab a jar on your way out, you won't be sorry!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words about our peanut butter… we’ve been serving it since the day we opened and we still make it fresh in-house every single day using the same recipe as we did back in 2002. We can’t wait to see you again! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Live music and great food. Always a pleasure to dine here.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, and also thank you for your continued support. It's always a pleasure to serve those that keep coming back, and we hope to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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LH
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The Sunday brunch band was fantastic!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and compliments; our weekend brunch with the live music is definitely our most fun and energetic time, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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PG
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been hear many times, but this time was a little disappointing. The food was not quite hot and not as flavorful as in past visits. Hopefully, a one time glitch.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your continued support (seriously; it means the world to us), and I'm so sorry to hear that this visit left you a bit disappointed. We work hard to make sure that every visit is equally wonderful, and I'll bring your comments to our management team to ensure that this remains a one-off issue. If you have anything further to share with us, we're listening, and I hope we get the chance to serve you again! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Favorite brunch spot in the city. The cornmeal pancakes are so underrated. Bloody bar is fun, but the regular house bloody (I think) is the best around.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and your support! I know I'm biased, but I really do have to agree with you on the cornmeal pancakes... the Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes (rightfully) get a lot of attention, but the cornmeal pancakes are just soooo good. I hope we'll continue serving you well into the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had what seemed like a private dining experience! At 8:00am on a Sunday morning we were the only customers in the dining room. As always, the food was excellent and the service great.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and your (repeat) visit. It is true that our Sunday Brunch doesn't really kick into high gear until a bit later in the morning, and I'm glad you were able to have a peaceful (and of course, tasty) dining experience. I hope we get the chance to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We like Hell’s Kitchen, and this is a repeat visit. The music was awesome. The food was as expected, although it arrived cold-ish, like it had been sitting around for a long time waiting to be brought to the table. My Impossible burger arrived without lettuce, onion, or tomato although I asked for them with my order, and the upgraded tater tots were stone cold with both my burger and my dining mate. The server was pleasant enough when we saw him, but he was extremely inattentive. I couldn’t get his attention at any point during the 1.25 hours we were in the restaurant to tell him of my naked burger and tot situation. Nor could I get his attention to place a drink order, and my dessert was in danger of never arriving before we had to leave for the show we were attending that evening at the State theater. It did arrive at the last moment, so I had to inhale it. The music was the saving grace in an otherwise disappointing dining experience. It saddens me, because I like this place.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us; we're so sorry that this visit didn't live up to your previous ones! I hope this was a one-off incident, but I'd love to hear more info (such as when during the day you visited, if there was a name on your reservation, etc) so that we can check in with the server and kitchen to ensure that this lack of attention does not become an ongoing issue. If you feel up to sharing more details with us, I'm all ears! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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B
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Bloody Mary’s were fantastic as was the food!!
I wish I knew our servers name because she was lovely!! So kind, efficient (as was everyone) and professional.
I just need to remember to come here more!!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting and for sharing your very kind words. I'll be sure to find out who your server was and pass along the compliments, because our staff loves hearing when they've done a fantastic job. I hope we do get the chance to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was really good. Service was average, though it was really busy. It is a fun and lively restaurant and I plan to return.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your kind words and for choosing to visit us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere (although I'm sorry about the service--our staff usually knocks it out of the park during our busiest times, and none of us ever want to settle for average), and we hope we get the chance to serve you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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TT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was just ok. I had the impossible burger which was dry and not much flavor. After reading reviews on this I thought the food would be better

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to visit us and give us your rating. We try our best to be exceptional, and we never want to settle for average. I'll bring your Impossible Burger comment to the kitchen, but if there are any other 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 January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Always love this place and the food is exceptional!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for your kind words and your continued support; we're glad you love our food and our restaurant and we hope to continue serving you well into the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Place is a mess, tourist trap, and if those were award winning huevos rancheros, then shoot me. Huevos rancheros are not nachos + scrambled eggs. Zero ambiance, like eating in a bus station. I don’t get it, but they seem to be very good at marketing themselves judging by the merch for sale. I don’t know if it’s associated with Gordon Ramsey’s tv show, but he would throw a fit if he ever ate here personally. Waiter was decent though.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 13, 2020

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 failed to do that. We've built a reputation for a fun and unique experience with "damn good" food, and it certainly seems that we missed that mark, at least for you. If you have any further feedback to share, we're listening! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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B
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for your kind words about our food and service; I hope we get to serve you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food and music were great! However, we were a table of 6 adults with a reservation that were squished into a rounded booth and the service and food were a bit slow.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 14, 2020

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 have anything else you'd like to add, please feel comfortable reaching out and letting us know. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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RB
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large group

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for visiting; we're glad we were able to give your large group a great experience and we hope you'll consider returning! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did a family gathering for brunch, restaurant was able to accommodate our 10 person group. Server was friendly and very helpful, food was amazing! For a casual place to be together it was a wonderful choice.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you so much for choosing us as the venue for your family gathering. We love hosting larger parties and we're thrilled to hear that you all had an amazing experience. I hope you'll consider us for future gatherings, large or small! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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E
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Food was a little lacking in flavor based on what I was expecting, server was nice, got sat next to the kitchen with a bunch of open tables around though, not sure why, thought maybe because it was closer to closing, not a huge deal. Good experience, probably was expecting something more though for it being "the most booked" restaurant in Minneapolis.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 8, 2020

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 and never settle for merely "good enough." If you have any further details you'd like to share, we're all ears, and I hope you'll consider giving us another shot in the future. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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D
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juevos Rancheros are bomb!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you! The Huevos Rancheros are such a guest favorite now that it's hard to believe they weren't on our menu when we first opened. I hope you'll consider returning in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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d
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Brought two toddlers who absolutely loved the “rugrats” menu. The food was fantastic and the service from our waiter, Helge (sp?), was even better.

Definitely will return!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for your compliments; we're thrilled to hear that the food and the service was great, especially for your little ones. We love it when people bring their families to our restaurant, and we can't wait to see you again. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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S
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an 8:30 reservation which had a total different noise level than our past 10:30/11:00 am experiences. The music hadn’t started so it was quiet and our family visit was much easier and we appreciated that. Our waitress was very attentive and personable and of course, the food was wonderful.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for your kind words; it's true that our brunches can get very energetic at their peak, so we're happy to hear that the quieter early hours suited your family. I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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SW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. I asked for a table in the room with the band. They gave us table near the bar in the main room. Just close enough to the music that we got the atmosphere without being too close so we vouldnt talk

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words; we're glad to hear that you were sat perfectly and enjoyed our atmosphere and our food. I hope we get to see you again in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brunch with friends at Hell’s Kitchen is always an easy decision. Great service and amazing Bloody Mary / Mimosa bar to boot! Never ever not order the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes ;)

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 17, 2020

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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DP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really a post holiday family get together at one of our favorite placesv

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing us as the spot for your post-holiday family gathering. We're proud to have become one of your favorite spots and we hope we get to see you again in the future. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere our waitress was great and made good suggestions to us. We will be back!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words about our food, service, and atmosphere; we can't wait to see you again. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting, was an amazing experience. Great food and service. Even had amazing GF dessert

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing to visit us; we're glad we could make your first experience a memorable one and serve great food that fit your dietary needs. I hope you'll consider returning in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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MS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. Menu is outstanding and staff are very professional.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for your kind words; we're glad you enjoyed our menu and had a great experience with our staff, and we hope to see you again soon. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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MC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Arrived early and always super busy but they really work to get people in as quickly as they can.
Drinks are great but kinda pricey.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your rating and experience. We're glad you enjoy our restaurant (even when we get a little busy) and we hope we get to continue serving you in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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DC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's morning brunch at Hell's Kitchen was fantastic. I'd order the quinoa bowl again. It was full of flavor, protein, and gluten free. My date's lemon ricotta pancakes looked delicious--and he said they were. Coffee was great. Peanut butter ice cream was fantastic, as was the skillet dessert. Next time I'm going to try the bloody Mary bar. It looked like a lot of fun. Our server was wonderful. I look forward to another meal there.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for joining us on New Year's morning! New Year's Day brunch is one of our favorite services of the year and we're thrilled that you and your date both enjoyed your meals (and you were able to find a great dish that met your dietary needs). We can't wait to serve you again! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Early hour but service was still wonderful! Will definitely go again!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for your compliments; we do our best to provide awesome service no matter the time of day and we can't wait to serve you again! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Great food. The service was very slow but it was NYE

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for visiting us and thank you for your kind words about our food. We're so sorry that you received slow service; we pride ourselves on attentive and efficient service no matter what day of the year, and if you feel like sharing any more details about your experience, we're all ears. I hope you'll consider coming in again someday! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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e
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the band was great and the food and the service was wonderful especially the server tommie

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you very much for your kind words about our food, our live music, and our service! We'll be sure to share your compliments with your server so they know they knocked it out of the park, and we hope we get the chance to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ty was an amazing host! He deserves a raise, honestly! Also all the girls who were at the front desk were super amazing. Thank you for making my friend's birthday special.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you so much for your compliments! I’m sure biased but I must agree with your comments about our staff; from our servers to our hosts we’re fortunate to have the absolute best restaurant staff in the Twin Cities. I hope you’ll consider coming again for future special occasions! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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SW
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids and I love Hell's Kitchen any time of the year, but have been going to celebrate New Year's Eve day there for seven years now. it's always a wonderful experience; great staff, great food, and the perfect environment in which to end one year, and get ready to start a new one!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for your kind words and for your continued support; it's wonderful to hear that we've become a consistent part of your family's New Year's Eve plans for the past seven years, and we can't wait to see you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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LH
Key West
1 review