Icehouse

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American
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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4.5
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4.4
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4.6
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CJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

ME
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

A
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Music was great! Food is decent but the last time we were there the service was very slow.

SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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.

LK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

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.

SS
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was fantastic.

TV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food1service4ambience2

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...🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️

JS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Icehouse always has great music, great food, and great atmosphere! Very friendly and accommodating staff as well.

JG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Matt was incredible, thank you, cheers!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early before a show. Quieter at that hour, which we also liked. Food was excellent!

RS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love having good
food and good music playing. Great atmosphere.

T
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot believe this place isn't packed every night. It definitely needs more publicity. The atmosphere and creativity of food is wonderful.

B
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

UB
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

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.

CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

BD
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

SJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. Very loud environment.
Not suitable for business meeting.

Icehouse
Responded on January 27, 2020

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!

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k
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, warm ambience in a very cold night, unusual offerings and delicious food. We especially liked the sticky toffee pudding :)

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

TL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

AH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Overall everything was great. Service extremely slow. May have had too many tables assigned to her, not real sure.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm & inviting ambience with great sight lines for enjoying the musical attraction.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

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.

EJ
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was overpriced and not good. Fish tasted old and was not the kind of fish described. Wine tastes old. Just overall not impressed.

PW
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

s
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and dining experience. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Love the music.

UL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. There was an awesome jazz band playing while de were eating. Perfect dinner.

l
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

m
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. They were not busy at all yet the service was extremely slow and inattentive. :(

V
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a single complaint. Lobster gnocchi hit the spot, as did the tap collection!

T
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, and great show by Accordo

KO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The live performance was loud and annoying, but that's not really my thing. The pumpkin scone was magical!

D
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food at reasonable prices and a nice three piece jazz band. Will definitely go again.

RJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks for a great brunch experience for the 6 of us (4 adults and 2 kids) on a Sunday morning. Food was uniformly well prepared and the service was excellent. Was there a Place to hang up coats? Would be nice for the colder months.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to have a choice as to whether to sit in the live-music room or in the quieter back room with large windows.

F
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is always good here. The service has been inconsistent. Our biggest disappointment was live music did not show up.

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