Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis

4.4
2590 reviews
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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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JW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food - expensive beer - great music. We will go again.

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1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Devils in the details, and they get details right

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

That's what we love to hear! Our staff puts so much effort into making sure that even the little things are perfect, and we're so glad that we got the details right during your visit. Thank you for coming and we hope to serve you again in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I read a lot of good reviews about this place so I thought I’d bring the family and give it a try. We tried the so called best Bloody Mary in all of Minneapolis, just to find a glass full of tomato juice and all I could taste was black pepper and vodka. The beer that came with it was room temperature. My kids had the pancakes and they seem to love them. My wife and I had the hells burger. Fries were really good some of the best fries I’ve tried along with the house made ketchup (tastes just like Heinz) but the burger.... it was a tasteless patty with ghost pepper cheese. If it wasn’t because I really enjoy hot food I would have provably not finished it. I will not be coming back and I really don’t know how they got 4 1/2 stars. I’ve been to many 3 star restaurant where the food is a lot more pleasant.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you (and your family) for joining us and for sharing your thoughts. We're always working hard to maintain our reputation by exceeding the expectations of every guest that walks in the door, and we're sorry that we failed to do that during your visit. We hope you'll consider giving us another shot, maybe for brunch so you can try the Bloody Mary Bar (our standard Bloody Mary mix is award-winning, but the bar is really where the fun is at!). -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We did not get to enjoy the live music and the food was good, not outstanding.
Mimosa bar was fun, but overpriced, as options ran out...

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting, and for sharing your opinion! We're always looking to offer an outstanding experience, and the last thing we want is to underwhelm anybody or settle for average. If you feel like sharing more info about your time with us, we're all ears as we love hearing guest feedback and use it to make real changes and improvements as necessary. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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S
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was alright and the restaurant was really loud. It was hard to visit with my party. Mimosa was not very good for almost $10.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts! It sounds like you were a little underwhelmed by your experience, so if you feel like sharing more details, we'd love to hear them so we can make any necessary improvements. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We told them that it was a birthday but they don’t do anything except put a sign on the table. It wasn’t exactly what we expected for a special occasion.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting us, especially for such a special occasion! From your ratings it seems like you enjoyed everything, but we do apologize if the birthday person didn't leave feeling as celebrated as they could. We normally provide a drink or dessert to help celebrate birthdays, so I'm surprised you only found a sign! If you feel like sharing more details about the experience, we're all ears! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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RP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the way around, Hot as At the Kitchen!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting; we're so glad you enjoyed the experience! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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WI
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends, had a blast! AWESOME bloody Mary bar!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much! We're incredibly happy to hear that you and your friends had a blast going through our Bloody Mary Bar, and we'd love to see you again in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bison Eggs Benedict is TO DIE FOR!
Also the bloodys and the mimosas!

Yeessss!!!!!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Awww thank you! Back right before we opened nearly 17 years ago, the Bison Benedict was the veeeery first item I had during the soft launch... it still holds a very special place in my heart and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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TC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such good service and the food never disappoints!!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! We're happy to hear that we've given you great food and great service, but hearing that we've been able to do that *consistently* is what really fills us with joy. Anybody in the industry knows that consistency is the hardest thing to get right, so we take your comments as very high compliments. I hope we get to serve you again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hells Kitchen is our go-to place for birthdays, as well as when we just want an awesome meal (can’t beat the Huevos). Our latest visit was for my wife and I celebrating our birthdays. Food was very good as always and we were fortunate to be able to be there when there was live music (the wonderful Cornbread Harris). Our family loves Hell’s Kitchen!!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so so much! We absolutely love it when people turn to us for their special celebrations, and we love when we can help make people feel special on their big days. I'm so glad to hear that you and your wife had a great recent experience (Cornbread Harris really is a gem, isn't he?), and we can't wait to serve you again in the future. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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J
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The ham and pear sandwich was excellent. Music was nice but service was a bit slow.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting; we're so happy to hear that you loved the Ham it's always good to hear constructive criticism so we can make sure every aspect of our experience is exceptional. I hope you'll consider returning again in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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

Fun place for music and bloody marys!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! We love hearing when people have a fun brunch experience at our restaurant, and I hope you'll consider returning in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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LT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and experience! Service was prompt, knowledgeable, patient, did not feel rushed. Food and drinks are always great!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the compliments! We're especially proud of our staff, who always try and do a great job at being welcoming, patient, and informative. We also appreciate your continued support and hope we get to serve you again in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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AA
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

it was disappointing to be seated in the non-music room and VERY loud in that space.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your thoughts! We're sorry that you left disappointed at not being near the music - during days with live music we encourage people to make reservations so that we can ask them their seating preference and do our best to seat them in their preferred area. I hope you'll consider returning again and we hope that next time we can get you in to see the live music! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was busy as we went for Brunch. We heard lots about their Bloody Mary bar and so thought we’d try it out. You start out at front of line and then work your way through their wall of garnishes. Not bad. They ran out of things such as the bacon and chicken wings, told the lady and she said she had put in an order for more. The chipotle infused vodka which was the base was ok- unique and all. Lots of spices that I’ve never even heard of, and some Bottles were sitting empty. Wish someone really did try them and then categorize them from like “Minnesota-nice” hot to “you’ll pay for it later” hot. I tried a bottle that had the title of Devil hot and it was mehhhh...
After a 15 min pre-brunch drink prep line we went back to our table. We ordered the Bison Benedict and the best part was the little mini salad. The meat was super tough like it wasn’t cut against the grain and it had no flavor at all...just your typical eggs Benedict. Nothing much to write about on that dish. However our friend had the Huevos Ranchero and said that was excellent as well as their ricotta lemon pancakes.
The best part is that they were able to have a featured artist playing her folk music on stage. Loved it! Music was awesome.
Overall, would I go again? Sure. But this time I’ll try their Mimosa Bar.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your experience, both about what you loved as well as areas you felt could have been improved. We really value diner feedback and use it make sure we're always pushing to be exceptional. I do hope we get the chance to serve you again in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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HM
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We make this a must-visit every time we stay downtown. While our server was amazing and very attentive, it felt like the quality of food has taken a dive. Maybe there have been changes to their recipes lately but the food wasn’t up to par. :(

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for your continued support! It's concerning to hear that you felt the food quality has taken a dive... we put a lot of effort into making sure our food is as good as it's ever been! We'd love to hear more details about your experience so that we can make sure we're always living up to our reputation, and we hope that you'll give us another chance to prove we're cooking at the same level as ever! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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m
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Minneapolis. And, if you live here and have not been there, shame on you.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the compliments! We prefer not to shame anybody who hasn't visited us yet (there are so many great places to try in town!) but... well, we do appreciate the encouragement from all ours fans. ;) -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic - Very polite and personable. Yes, always would recommend this establishment to all my friends.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for the recommendation, and for visiting! I may be biased but I truly do believe we have the best service staff in the city and I'll be sure to share your compliments with your server - they do love hearing when they've done a great job. I hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Bloody Mary was really good. The food was good but not great. Service was very good

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for coming in and for sharing your thoughts - we're so glad you loved the Bloody Mary and enjoyed great service, but if you feel like sharing any info on how you feel the food could have been improved (we're always shooting for exceptional... "good but not great" isn't good enough for us!), we're all ears. I hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dining experience at Hell’s Kitchen while in Minneapolis for the Final Four. I enjoyed the delicious pan fried walleye while my friend enjoyed his stuffed au jus signature hamburger. Our waitress, Tommie was gracious, efficient, and pleasant. I will return on my next visit to Minneapolis. Thank you!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for your kind words and compliments! It was a pleasure serving everyone in town for the Final Four and we're so glad you had a great experience with your friend. I hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food ok. Don’t get mixed up by the name. It’s not Gordon Ramsey. Pretty much bar atmosphere

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for stopping in; it seems like you left a bit underwhelmed, and if there's anything we could've done to meet or exceed your expectations we'd love to hear more details! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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DM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was Final Four weekend and we had 2 different reservations for 4 tops. There were very awesome about being able to have us all sit together at one table:) Go Hoos!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you to you and your group for visiting us! We loved seeing all the groups coming in for Final Four weekend and we're happy that you all enjoyed your experience. I hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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LW
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the huevos rancheros and the bloody mary to start my day, it was awesome.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thanks so much for visiting! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed starting your day with our huevos rancheros and Bloody Mary, and I hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved it. From the theme, to the food, and especially to the Bloody Mary bar. Incredible!! Would definitely go back if in Minneapolis.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words and compliments! I'm definitely biased, but I truly do believe that our Bloody Mary Bar is the coolest one out there, and I hope we get to see you again if you do find yourself in our city! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must stop when in town. Can't wait to go back

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you so much! We love hearing that we're a "must stop" recommendation and we can't wait to serve you next time you're in the area. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not much of a variety for food. It was okay. I was hoping for a awesome brunch experience and this wasn’t it.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your thoughts. We're sorry you left feeling underwhelmed and we'd love to hear more about how we could've made your brunch experience awesome. I hope you'll consider sharing more details with us! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was nothing special.
Service was friendly and helpful

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for coming in and for sharing your thoughts. We hope you enjoyed your visit on the whole, but if there's any way you feel we could improve our food, we're all ears. We never want to settle for "nothing special!" I hope you'll consider sharing more details with us, and consider giving us another chance next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ribs and chips that my husband had were outstanding! Very flavorful! The brownie dessert was a great mix of chocolate and sour raspberry sauce and the perfect size! The side salad with the balsamic dressing was good...it had a nice bite to it but the French dip.....underwhelming! It was very bland and the au jus extremely greasy and also not very flavorful. I was unable to eat it but the staff was kind enough to make it right

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you so much to you and your husband for coming in and for sharing your experience, both about what you loved as well as what you felt could have been improved. I hope you two enjoyed your visit to our restaurant on the whole, and we hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun! Great food and fun staff.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for stopping in and for sharing your thoughts! We're so glad you had a great time and that our service and staff helped make the trip enjoyable. I hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for visiting; we're so glad you had an excellent experience and hope to see you again next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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JG
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the different flavors of the foods. It was very busy and noisy, but that is to be expected in a setting such as this. Can’t wait for my cookbook to arrive!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting us and for sharing your recommendation! We hope you enjoy the cookbook and I hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

(Brunch) food was pretty good, bloody mary bar was solid, and all served in a pretty unique environment.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting us; we're glad you had a good brunch! If there's anything we could do to improve, please let us know - we're always shooting for exceptional and don't want to settle for just "pretty good" or "solid." I hope you'll consider returning in the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience! Rarely does a “famous” restaurant exceed expectations, but Hell’s Kitchen certainly did. We had reservations and we were seated immediately during a busy Sunday brunch. Service and food were both excellent!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

We LOVE hearing comments like this, so thank you so much! We know our reputation precedes us sometimes, so hearing that we've not only met your expectations but surpassed them makes us so proud to be doing what we do. I hope you'll consider returning next time you find yourself in our neck of the woods! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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TS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Some of the best prime rib in the metro. Always good service. Never had a bad meal there. This place is a staple for my wife and I.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for your kind words and your continued support! We love hearing from long-time guests and we can't wait to serve you and your wife again next time you decide to stop in. -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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HS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hell’s Kitchen is one of our favorite downtown Minneapolis restaurants. Not only is the food amazing, it is as unique as the atmosphere. I have never had a bad meal nor experience here.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words and the continued support! These comments from long-standing guests are the ones we love reading - knowing that we've been able to consistently serve you great meals makes us feel so good about the work we do, and we hope we can continue well into the future! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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LD
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are celebrating our 34 year anniversary and hubby birthday!! Stoped in for a juicy Lucifer- vert delicious! Loved the atmosphere and evil pictures in the bathroom!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your very special occasions! That means the world to us and we're so glad we were able to help make your celebrations memorable. I hope we get the chance to serve you and your hubby again soon! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious but was lukewarm at best and my sister said her food was cold(no warmth at all). Service was pretty good but it was so busy that the service was slow and our food took around 40 minutes.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience - while we hope you enjoyed your time with us on the whole, we do want to apologize for the long wait time (and the subsequently cold food). While we're extremely proud of our whole staff for how they gave excellent (and generally quick) service during the Final Four weekend, we'll be the first to admit we're not perfect and I hope you'll give us another chance next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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TJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time here, came while in town really just because of the iconic nature but loved the breakfast, the atmosphere, the live music, and the Bloody Mary Bar was awesome!

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind words! We love it when out-of-towners stop into our underground lair, and we're so happy that you enjoyed your breakfast/brunch experience with us. I hope you'll consider returning next time you find yourself in Minneapolis! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxed atmosphere ands don’t miss when in Minneapolis. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The menu has a wonderful variety of foods so there is something for everyone. The must try is the Bloody Mary bar which is so unique and a favorite. They even have live music with great artists which adds to the already terrific atmosphere.

Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thanks so much for all the kind words about everything from our friendly staff to our menu variety to our music and bloody mary bar. We love hearing when people have a great experience in our restaurant and we hope you'll consider returning next time you're in the area! -Nate Gerdes Hell's Kitchen

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