Matthew Bickford remains my outstanding chef of the year as he continues to create and share delicious and original small plate offerings at his Chef’s Bar Fixed Price 7 course menu for $50.00. Unlike other fixed price menus, you will finish the meal quite full. Every guest accompanying me over the past few years has been very impressed with both the culinary delights and impeccable, dedicated service. Courses are always a creative blend of spices, sauces and ingredients. Ever tasted a fiddlehead fern salad? Unique and different and delicious! I could have all 7 courses with just refilling the soup bowl with his version of tomato basil or winter squash recipes.
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The food was delicious and specialty drinks yummy.
went to have dinner drinks and see reina del cid
The menu is a bit ostentatious and spendy, but taste was great.
I've only been to the Icehouse a few times, but each time it has been an outstanding experience. The Chef table tasting is an amazing experience with 7 courses and unique alcohol pairings. I would highly recommend allowing your host to choose your beverages, "dealer's choice" as it were. Matt was our host on the Saturday after Valentine's Day and he was delightful with a penchant for craft cocktails that each came with a history lesson or unique story. I honestly think that this is the best food I have had in Minnesota. I myself am a chef and I cannot think of a better place for a night of amazing food and service...enjoy!!!
I love Icehouse - they have great music, great cocktails and food. My one complaint is they always seem to be understaffed. Last Saturday for brunch was exactly that - I felt bad for the bartender, he was doing his best, but it was WAY too long of a wait. Still worth going, just something they need to work on.
Music was great! Food is decent but the last time we were there the service was very slow.
I've had loads of great meals at a Icehouse. Brunch was extremely understaffed when we went the other day. Many of our friends were there to see the music but many of them couldn't get seated or eat, due to the lack of service staff.
Place is cool. The food is decent and the music was great! Service was slow. Never came back to check on us for drinks. Not once. We had to go to the bar ourselves and the bar tender couldn’t keep up.
The food was fantastic.
The menu was changed on Valentine’s Day without notice to 8 main items sand I ordered the steak and you talk about bubble gum meat...🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️
Icehouse always has great music, great food, and great atmosphere! Very friendly and accommodating staff as well.
Our server Matt was incredible, thank you, cheers!
We went early before a show. Quieter at that hour, which we also liked. Food was excellent!
Love having good
food and good music playing. Great atmosphere.
I cannot believe this place isn't packed every night. It definitely needs more publicity. The atmosphere and creativity of food is wonderful.
The ambiance and offerings (food, drink, live music) were fun to try out. However, I was disappointed in the quality and value of our food & drink - my risotto was way over-salted and the drinks were disappointing (the house variant on a Moscow Mule seemed like straight ginger beer and the cucumber Tom Collins tasted like pickle juice). It was also strangely cold inside - we were not the only party wearing our winter coats the whole evening. I'm glad we gave it a go but I would not spend my money on a full evening here again.
I have a great experience every time I come to Icehouse. This was my first time attending a weekend brunch, and it lived up to my expectations. The food was delicious and the brunch drinks have an unique twist to them. The live music always adds the perfect touch to the atmosphere.
I was disappointed that as soon as I arrived, the band took an over 40 minute break. For the 2 hours I was there, the band only played 50 minutes.
Always impressed by the food and how well it is prepared. Great selections of drinks. Also a great music venue. Good food, Good drinks, and good music... That's a trifecta in my book.
Such a surreal experience. Daughter turned 18, and she wanted to listen to Jazz music for her birthday. (she was also able to finish her college class assignment for attending a concert :) First time, my hubby and I went to a "nightclub" for dinner with our two now adult children. Wonderful laid back atmosphere, incredible musicians for a Monday Night. It made us look at the calendar to plan another future visit.
Great food. Very loud environment.
Not suitable for business meeting.
We apologize for the volume last night. We typically do not have bands playing that loud during the early part of the evening dinner hours. We will ensure to be more selective to avoid this happening again and we hope you consider hosting business meetings again in the future. We are glad you enjoyed the food otherwise!
Attentive service, warm ambience in a very cold night, unusual offerings and delicious food. We especially liked the sticky toffee pudding :)
Went for the Lifeforce Woodlawn CD Release and found the food to be fantastic. You need to promote these events more the music was great as well!
Great space and environment for a restaurant. Food was sub-par at best. I had the Lobster gnocchi, it was soggy and rubbery. the Ruben sandwich was dry. Fries were ok. Good drink options.
Overall everything was great. Service extremely slow. May have had too many tables assigned to her, not real sure.
Warm & inviting ambience with great sight lines for enjoying the musical attraction.
This was a celebration for my birthday. The food was absolutely exceptional. My steak could not be beat. My wife had the bass. It was fantastic! Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, outstanding. Kitty, our server, was very attentive without getting in the way. She was a delight.
The menu was a little different, but ok. We ordered a cheese tray with bread to start. Then we had sandwiches. I ordered the Reuben. It was good! cocktails were ok. I guess I should have looked at the menu closer be fore going. The prices were high and the evening switched over from a jazz saxophone to hip hop and rap. The place is nice but its not for us. I paid over 200 dollars for what we had. The next night we had steaks and lobster and I paid about 10 dollars more.
Food was overpriced and not good. Fish tasted old and was not the kind of fish described. Wine tastes old. Just overall not impressed.
Chef Matthew Bickford has changed his 10 course fixed price ($50.00) dinner from 10 courses to 7. The 7 courses are bigger portions so the total food amount is the same and bountiful. Wine pairing is also available as an option at $5.00 per course. As always, it was an extraordinary culinary experience! Every new guest that I bring proclaims that the food was incredible and that they want to bring others back to share in the experience. The current seven courses included squash soup, a salad, tuna, bass, and steak plates, a goat cheese soufflé and a dessert. Every course was original with blending of unique and creative flavors. Truly a culinary delight. And the presentations of each plate are a work of art.
The Icehouse fixed price seven course offering remains my favorite venue in the Twin Cities. It is where I bring my family and friends for special occasions, date night with my husband and any gathering where I want to impress a guest or associate. The value is definitely there in both food and professional service. A shout out to Kitty, our server (5 stars all on her own) who ensured our evening was a delight. I can’t wait to return soon!
We walked in and there was no one at the host stand. I asked the female bartender if we should check in with her and she was fairly rude. Other than that we had a great time!
Great atmosphere and dining experience. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Love the music.
Great good and service. There was an awesome jazz band playing while de were eating. Perfect dinner.
Haven't been in quite a while and had a.great experience. Our server was fantastic. Will be back for a future visit for sure.
Our server was very lovely and did a great job. However, the kitchen service was extremely slow. We ordered bloody Mary’s that were just tomato juice and vodka(I think though I couldn’t tell). They had no flavor at all and were just not good. The food took so long to come out that the server apologized multiple times and brought us a small dish of fruit in the meantime. Once our food did come it tasted pretty good with the exception of the brisket hash that was barely edible because it was burned as if someone forgot it on the cooktop. We will not be going back.
Food was good. They were not busy at all yet the service was extremely slow and inattentive. :(
Not a single complaint. Lobster gnocchi hit the spot, as did the tap collection!
Great meal, and great show by Accordo
The live performance was loud and annoying, but that's not really my thing. The pumpkin scone was magical!