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 Wed thru Sunday, and enjoy REAL comfort food made by chefs who care, 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 our unique dips and dressings, 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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Lemon Ricotta Waffle
Our famous Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes, but a Waffle. Crisp, fluffy, light and delicious. Comes with mixed berries and powdered sugar.
Lemon Ricotta isn't just for hotcakes anymore! All the flavors of our signature breakfast dish, in a perfectly creamy cheesecake.
The brunch was excellent, got right in at our scheduled time, service was good, enjoyed the entertainment!
Thank you so much for visiting and for sharing your experience! Weekend brunch is our absolute favorite meal, and even though it is when we get the busiest, it's also when our employee-owners in the kitchen and out front shine the most. We hope you'll consider returning in the future!
Thank you for visiting; we're thrilled you had a great experience and hope to serve you again soon!
Hell's Kitchen is the best breakfast in Minnesota, actually the best breakfast I have had anywhere. As my dad, who is a retired restaurant owner/caterer says "they know how to do things". The peanut butter is what dreams are made of, for reals. The live music is a joy.
The food is outstanding as is the service and decor.
Thank you for the kind words and for visiting our restaurant; we're thrilled to hear you had an outstanding meal and we hope to serve you again in the future.
He had an absolute awesome time. Love Hell’s Kitchen!
Thanks so much; we're so happy to hear you had an awesome time. We hope to see you again soon!
Great overall birthday celebration
Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate your birthday! We're honored when people include us in their celebrations, and we're happy to hear we made your special day great. I hope you'll consider us for future occasions (or even just regular nights out)!
Excellent food, fabulous music (though a wee bit loud)!
Thank you for visiting; we're glad you enjoyed your meal. As for the music, it really was a great local artist, and we're always trying to find the right balance between making the music loud enough to provide a nice energy, while also allowing people to enjoy the company of their dining partners. We hope to see you again in the future!
Food and service great as always
Thank you! We're thrilled to hear we've consistently shown you great food and service, and we can't wait to serve you again.
The food was okay, I tried their spicy burger and it was disappointingly mild.
Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts! We appreciate your recommendation, but it does sound like you left a bit underwhelmed--we're always striving to be exceptional, and "just okay" isn't in our vocabulary. If you have any more details about your experience, we're always open to constructive and candid feedback!
I visit Minneapolis several times a year and this is my go to place for great food, service and overall hospitality.
This is my second time visiting and the first time wasn't great but this time made me leave a review. The food was absolutely amazing (got the spring roll salad) and I loved the service we received. Will definitely come back!
Thank you so much for leaving your review, and most importantly, for being willing to graciously give us a second chance! We're thrilled to hear that your recent visit left you totally satisfied with the food and the service, and we can't wait to serve you again in the future.
Great service, food and location! Went for a business lunch, was a bit loud, but no issue.
Thanks so much for choosing us for your business lunch! We're definitely a little chaotic at times, but we're glad that our food and service made for a great meeting. We hope to see you again in the future!
Much brighter than I remember. Everything was great! Was hoping we would be more spread out for such a large restaurant to keep socially distant. Whole other half of restaurant was empty. This was my only complaint. Great service and good food!
Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind words with us! We did recently refresh our decor to make things just a bit brighter and more welcoming (without losing the Hellish charm), and we're glad you were able to enjoy your meal. We also appreciate your comments about the use of space and distancing--we're always trying to make every diner feel safe and we'll take your note into account going forward. We hope to see you again soon!
The food was amazing! I couldn’t choose between the eggs Benedict or the lemon ricotta hot cakes and our waitress said get both! So I did! I ate the leftovers for supper that night and it was just as amazing!
Thanks so much; we're so happy you loved both your dishes! For future reference, we do also offer the option of getting a single Lemon-Ricotta Hotcake as a side, in case you can't decide. We hope we get the chance to serve you again in the future!
Lemon Ricotta pancakes were great but $60 for breakfast for two people was not what we expected.
Thank you for visiting; we're glad you liked the Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes! We do go through a lot of effort to offer good food at a reasonable value, and we appreciate your feedback about the total cost of your meal, as we use comments like that whenever we re-evaluate our menu pricing. We hope you'll consider returning in the future!
Not another place like it in Minneapolis! Be sure to try the Mahnomen porridge. Wild rice is not rice at all (grass seeds) so nutritious so tasty!
Thank you for your very kind words and your support--we adore wild rice which is why we use it in our porridge, and we're glad you enjoyed it. Our t-shirts say "we are not like the others" and we do try to do things a little differently than other places, but always in a way that makes people leave happy. We hope to see you again soon!
AWESOME atmosphere if you like edgy and fun with a healthy dose of goth and a pinch of kitsch. The food was OUTSTANDING!! The staff knows their stuff and made fantastic recommendations about menu options. I would certainly go back. We were there for brunch. I want to go back for dinner and experience the space at night.
Thank you SO much for your very kind words and recommendations about our food, our staff, and our atmosphere. It's always so spirit-lifting when someone just "gets" what we're trying to do, and we hope we get the chance to serve you again for dinner in the future!
Great choices and service! We had the poutine, shrimp scampi linguine and the s’more waffle. We will be back!
Thank you for your kind words about our menu options and our service; we can't wait to serve you again!
Great service and food!!!!!!!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your kind words and recommendation; we hope to see you again soon!!
Friendly and accommodating wait staff. He was busy but still took great care of us. Excellent food. Would definitely eat here again.
Thanks so much for your kind words about our food and our service staff--our employee-owners work hard to ensure that every guest is taken care of, no matter how busy we are. We hope we get the chance to serve you again in the future!
Fantastic experience. Went for my birthday and our server made it a fantastic night!
Thank you for choosing to celebrate your big day with us; we're thrilled to have shown you a fantastic night and we hope you'll consider us for future special occasions (or even regular dinners out)!
Server was great. The cheeseburger with ghost pepper cheese was a lot more spicy than the server's "not too spicy overall" description. It was still really good though. Tater tots with seasoning were great.
Thank you for visiting and for sharing your compliments about our food and your server; we're thrilled to hear that you loved both (even if the burger was spicier than you anticipated). We hope to see you again soon!
I love that this place is 100% employee owned. The food is creative, innovative and really good. I’d love to go back and I highly suggest you find out what the hype is all about.
Thanks so much for visiting our employee-owned restaurant and for sharing your kind words. We're thrilled you enjoyed the food and we hope we get the chance to serve you again in the future!
Do yourself a favor and have the huevos rancheros. Best breakfast in town.
Thank you for such a great compliment and recommendation! We're so proud of our (slightly out of the ordinary) version of this Tex-Mex classic, and we hope everyone tries it at least once. We can't wait to serve you again!
Excellent place to go before the Orpheum. We went at 5:15 and got excellent service.
Thanks for choosing us as your pre-theatre dinner; we're glad you had a great meal and hope you had a great show as well. We also hope you'll consider us for future pre-theatre meals or just for any meal out in downtown MPLS!
Wonderful experience, as always. Employee-owned and it shows up in all the little and best ways.
Thank you so much for your continued support of our employee-owned restaurant. We agree with you that this ownership model makes for a team that really gives 100% to ensure diners have a great experience, and we can't wait to serve you again!
Carmel Pecan Roll, knocked it out of the park. Chicken fried steak was not tender and had fat pieces on it. Rosti potatoes were not worth skipping the hash browns, they seemed under cooked and very oily. Would have preferred the crispiness of hash browns. Does not mean we won't go back, just missed the mark this time...
Thank you for visiting and for sharing your thoughts, both about what we did well in addition to what you felt could've been improved! Honest and candid feedback ensures that all our food--whether classics that've been on our menu since we opened 19 years ago or new menu items--comes out "damn good." We appreciate your willingness to potentially give us another shot in the future, and we hope next time we'll put our best foot forward every step of the way!
The service was Great!! The food was delicious. Great experience.
Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to visit us; we're glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again in the future!
Food and service were great. The mask requirement is pointless as the mask is void after walking 10 feet from the host-stand to your table. The 15% addition to the tab (for the back of house staff?) in addition to the food tab and tip, the price was high and makes a difference on how often a couple can go here due to the expense.
Thank you for your kind words about your visit, as well as parts of the experience you'd like to see changed. We strive to make sure every diner has a wonderful experience all the way through, and we always welcome constructive feedback. For reference, 100% of our service charge is split equally amongst all staff (front and back of house) based on hours worked. We hope we get the chance to serve you again in the future!
Laid back and enjoyable atmosphere. Playfulness in how they create the identity of Hell's Kitchen through the decor and the menu options. Just the right vibe.
The food was excellent - had the power salad. It couldn't have been better. My dining mate had the ribs and pronounced them incredible. We also partook of the dessert - the Bleeding Heart Brownie and the ice cream are both fantastic. The staff were friendly and around when needed but not when we didn't. It felt like we really mattered and they valued our presence.
Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your very kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you appreciated our eclectic atmosphere and that the food and service lived up to your expectations. We hope we get the chance to serve you again soon!
Love Hells Kitchen. Server wasn't totally attentive. Sign on table said 15% is added to the bill to spread to all the servers. Wasn't sure how much to tip as I usually do 20%. So I added the difference assuming the server would get the additional? Food was good as usual. Seating in band area was closed to to remodeling and was a week night (less busy). For some reason they could not locate my reservation thru Open Table but still got us seated promptly. Appreciated that.
Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts, both about what we got right as well as what we might've been able to do better! We try to be as transparent about our service charge as possible-- to clarify, it goes 100% to our staff (spread evenly based on hours to every staff member, including kitchen staff), and any tip given in addition to the service charge goes directly to servers. We hope we get the chance to serve you again in the future!
First time back in a long time and they did not disappoint. Knowing that this establishment is doing everything they can to provide a safe dining experience is very much appreciated. Food and service were just as good as I remember. $5 parking in the adjacent ramp after 4pm is a bonus. Definitely give HK a try!