Icehouse

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Live Music Restaurant - A stomping ground for those who share our appreciation for a comfortable place to have a drink, healthy, quality food made from scratch and the cast of fine musicians who call MN home.
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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Was “meh”. Felt like a bit of leftover Monday’s. could have a been a bit more fresh.

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AW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks at Icehouse are always excellent. Our server, Chris, was amazing! We definitely will be back!!

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M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great music. Favorite place for brunch. Easy to bike there.

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S
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed everything! Music, service and food was all great!

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PW
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef Matthew Bickford always hits a home run with his creative 10 course small plate dinner, which can be enjoyed with or without wine pairings. The beautiful and artistic food presentations are also part of the fun. This week’s choices included a delightful and hearty tomato soup with cheese curds, my first ever frog leg with a light and crispy breading, and a chicken remoulade. Every course is an adventure! I look forward to bringing new guests with me for their special occasions! Lucky for me that there is always something to celebrate!

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LL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Interesting menu and very good food, and excellent service. We sat out on the patio, which was lovely except for the woman smoking at the table in back of us. I'm not sure why they would allow that so close to where people are eating, and outside that smell really travels. Be sure to try the spiced peanuts!

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TO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were there to celebrate a graduation. Food was generally good. Somewhat under seasoned. Jus not particularly remarkable.

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MK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I enjoyed our meal; however, don’t feel the food was worth the price. In addition, we had a less than impressive server. Slow and impersonal. I also was upset to be charged for a juice that we didn’t care for (so we ordered a different drink and paid for the replacement as well). Typically restaurants are nice enough to not charge for something the guest doesn’t like. Based on the lack of interest from the server in talking with us or giving us more than 2 seconds of time to place our order, it was likely her not giving the time of day to comp it. Overall just not very impressed which is a bummer considering what we paid!
I DID enjoy the alcoholic drinks we had. And the kids Mac and cheese was some of the best we have had!

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NL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!! Six of us had a wide assortment of apps, meals, dessert and drinks. Everything was excellent including the service. We will definitely be back!

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AD
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service.
We shall return.

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GS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible: food, drinks, ambiance and service. The music was appropriate and entertaining for a Sunday/Mother's Day brunch. Excellent work Icehouse...I'll be back many times!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Great appetizer selections. Try the Kung Pao cauliflower. We are going back.

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RL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The waiter seemed like he did not want to be there. He seemed bored at explaining the menu to us. When we asked his name his response was “the name I was given is ______”. Not sure what that is suppose to mean. If you like trying different things then go here. It was not our cup of tea.

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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, great music!

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. An interesting menu that offers a variety of option. I fould the pickle jar app to be a great sampler if you like pickles as I do. There are a variety of glutten free options. The macaroon dessert was delicious. You can get most any type of drink you might want. I enjoyed the music, but the parking is a bit of a chgallenge.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only criticism I would have is that the waiter was just a bit too dramatic for me. Nice guy, was just trying too hard. Very minor criticism though. Place was fun, great vibe.

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is a hidden gem. The retro vibe of the building, the live music played by real musicians, the service, and the food, of the food was to die for. I tried everyone at my table' s food and couldn't even pick a favorite. The workers are the REALEST and did so much to tend to our crew that I don't think I could ever repay them (even with the tip). Ice house is what you are looking for if you need a retro restaurant away from the mainstream restaurants kids go to post Instagram about how interesting their lives are; this place is for people who live in the moment.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Beautiful unquie building and ambiance. The live entertainment sounded wonderful and set the mood for a lovely birthday dinner for two. The host was friendly, inviting, and accommodating. We arrived earlier then our dinner reservations and he was able to find us a table for two in the balcony area. I enjoyed the beet tartine, oh so very delicious. I highly recommend! My date ordered the icehouse burger which he said was one of the best burgers in town. We would both dine together at Icehouse and recommend to others.

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AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere here. The food was fabulous. My steak was a perfect medium rare, like I requested. My sister had the truffles w/ grits. They were super yummy!!
It was nice to have non meat options for my vegetarian sister.

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DD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Icehouse a number of times but this was our first experience eating at the chef's tasting bar. The flavors of the courses were phenomenal and the attentive service was excellent. Overall a great experience. We were at the 5:00 seating on a Friday night and it was nice that the staff had time to spend with us since it wasn't too busy yet.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Brunch in town. We love the music, food & drinks!

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Icehouse for our anniversary. The whole experience was wonderful, from the service to the food. We will definitely plan to return!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My fiancé and I had a coupon to Icehouse from our Uptown magazine and we're coming to the Eat Street area anyway to stop by Tilt. We've lived in Uptown together for almost 3 years and somehow haven't made it over so we figured tonight was as good as ever to come by.

We were seated instantly in the back towards large windows for natural light. I'm not sure if they have live music tonight but we passed a stage to get to our seats.

Our server, Tricia, greeted us promptly and was very friendly. We looked over the drink list and ended up ordering a bottle of Pinot noir and started with some Kung Pow Cauliflower, a tasty blend of slightly crunchy cauliflower with a glaze of chili peanut oil, peanuts, and scallions. Highly recommend this as a veggie starter with a slight kick.

My fiancé ordered the pork belly and LOVED it. The pork was very tender and the crispy beans flavorful. He was a little surprised by how small the plate looked at first but it ended up being a great portion size. I ordered the large potato gnocchi with an addition of pork belly for some extra protein. Honestly, with the size of the cauliflower starter I should have ordered the small and that would have been the perfect size. I'm a huge fan of gnocchi but was disappointed in theirs. It was honestly more like French fries than a pasta dish - and yes, I know gnocchi has potato but the amount of potato in this was incredibly rich.

We were also caught a bit off guard when we went to lay and found that they charge you extra to use your credit card. I'm not sure if it's a flat fee or a percentage but either way that's a cost you should be absorbing when you're already paying $90 for a meal for 2.

Great service, most of the food was good and the environment was cool. But because they charge their customers to use credit cards I honestly don't think we'll be back.

Icehouse
Responded on April 23, 2019

Hi! Thank you for visiting us on such a special day and for the feedback about the food and your experience overall. We apologize for the confusion with the credit card charge. Other establishments in the area are moving to this format as well and we decided to implement this change a few weeks ago. The thought is a line item charge for the sake of transparency in lieu of raising the base price on any of the menu items. We will take your feedback into account for when/if we revisit this change.

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Great venue for drinks and music, but service and food quality has gone down and prices have gone up since my last visit. I also was disappointed to wait 20 minutes for a drink order (ordered at beginning of night, not brought out until after we were served the main course). Would only recommend for music and drinks.

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

Wonderful evening! Outstanding food and great service!

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p
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the atmosphere in the Ice House! Good service, good music and fabulous food! The 2-story restaurant offers American cuisine, drinks & live music all in an industrial setting. We loved the curved booth we were in, probably could have handled six people, the four of us fit nicely and had a great view of the stage and band. I had the Icehouse Burger and it was terrific! Got to taste the Lobster Grilled Cheese with was very good. That's what I'll get next time! Great food, great atmosphere!

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d
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved listening to Thirsty River band during Brunch on Sunday, April, 7.

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P
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Sunday morning music with Thirsty River. Good Bloody Mary’s and brunch fare.

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

The brunch music is always a hit! The staff is so accommodating and the food is to die for. mwah! I love this place.

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

Great food!

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

Absolutely delicious food! We really loved the food and drinks! Would recommend to everyone! Can't wait to go again. Will probably do the chef's table just to try more food! Yum! And dessert was Amazing!

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

Excellent Food, service, & atmosphere. Love the location and the food.

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RL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Icehouse is a favorite spot for brunch. We love the food and the music is great!

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GF
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Matthew Bickford is perhaps the most underrated chef in the Twin Cities! I don't get to Icehouse as often as I would like, but Matt and Brian's team never disappoints. This time, we enjoyed brunch...the quiche and a smoked salmon Benedict preceded by a Bloody Homer and a Bloody Laphroaig . Ever creative whether at brunch, lunch or dinner...Icehouse is a solid 5 Stars!

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l
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Icehouse and enjoy that they have a kid's menu! Our daughter and her friend had a great time after seeing The Hobbit at the Children's Theater. It was a yummy ending to a fun night!

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The live jazz music was enjoyable, as was the food. The server warned us that the fortified wines were more like vermouth, and they usually only use them for mixing, so I don't know why they had them on the menu. Still would recommend and enjoyed everything.

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JT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to watch live music and have dinner.

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j
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting choices on the menu. Glad we came before the music started.

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MG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great. We were disappointed in the entertainment because The Icehouse advertised it as blues and jazz so we expected a blues/jazz band. But their entertainment was a classical guitarist who you could barely hear and with no vocals.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome burger with live music and lively atmosphere

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