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About Icehouse

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.

2528 Nicollet Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
MON-FRI: 11am-2am
SATURDAY: 10am-2am
SUNDAY: 10am-1am

Mon-Fri:
Lunch:11am-2:30pm
Dinner:5pm-10pm
Happy Hour:2:30-5pm, 10pm-Midnight (open seating)
Happy Hour Drink Specials: 230-6pm

Sat:
Brunch:10am-2:30pm
Dinner:5pm-10pm
Snacks: 230pm-5pm
Happy Hour: 10pm-Midnight (open seating)

Sunday:
Brunch: 10am-2:30pm
Dinner 5pm-9
Happy Hour: 9pm-1am
Late Night Snacks: 9pm-11pm (open seating)

Cross Street:
Between 25th and 26th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 276-6523

Website:
http://icehousempls.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Daily

Parking Details:
Street Parking, Valet service Thur-Sat

Executive Chef:
Matthew Bickford

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Icehouse Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (44)
Good for a Date (27)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Fun (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Casual (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (10)
Authentic (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
People Watching (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Healthy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to IceHouse to hear a friend’s band play. The music was painfully loud. The service was really abysmal. It took forever to get anything. We ordered the mushroom flatbread, which was a horrible soggy mess served in a bowl! Wrap your head around flatbread in a bowl. The server brought one meal and fries we didn’t order, and our other two meals came out at least 20 minutes later. The guys said their burgers were “just ok.” Fries were great. I had salmon with the black garlic mayo, which was delicious.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Icehouse is one of our favorites! Finally tried the pastries plate this time (we had enough people to be able to almost finish them) and they were super delicious, especially that caramel bacon roll! Drinks and food were excellent as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

The entryway is janky and crowded with a sliding door and curtain.

The food pricing is annoying. The only way to order food was to order a starter, a main dish, and a desert for $50. We are not big desert people, but we had to pay for it anyway.

Five main dishes were on the menu to choose from. Even with those few options they were out of the one my wife wanted, so she had to settle for something else.

About five minutes after taking our order our waiter came back to our table and said that their ordering system malfunctioned and that he would need to take our order again.

When it was time to order the desert that we were going to take home, they were out of my wife's first choice (again). Again there were only four or five desert choices, but somehow were out of one of them.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Always one of my favorite places to go. The pork belly Bahn MI blew my mind. Keep up the good work and I'll keep throwing money at you.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Ambiance for Valentine’s Day was perfect. The music was beautiful and the service was excellent! Food portions were just right. The quality and taste of the food was excellent! Will definitely be coming back again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

I made Valentines Resevations at the beginning of Januray and called to ask if there was going to be a full menu. They said yes. I called the week before and they said it would be a full menu plus a valentines day special. When we got there we were told no its a set menu and options we wanted weren't available. We left without eating and it was very disappointing that the staff clearly didn't have the right information. The price was fair for what they were offering but didn't want it and were told that wasn't going to be the only option. Thanks for ruining valentines day!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

We booked a table for Valentine's day, something where we could see the stage but still have some privacy, we were 30 minutes late and were still seated immediately at an awesome table. Our server, Nora, was completely awesome. No complaints here!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

We love Icehouse. Anniversary and Valentine’s Day spot!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Live Music
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We didn't like being put next to a loud table of about a dozen women for a birthday party, when we were looking a chance to talk to each other. We weren't impressed with the Lobster Bisque to start, there was to much roasted veggies and not enough lobster or broth to compliment the dish. I liked the black garlic wings and the dessert was really good.
I do like the location and the set-up of Ice House but if you are looking to have a conversation with someone don't go here. Also the place is not for the picky eater.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

There was a problem with our reservations, otherwise I would give a great review. Staff did their best to find seating for us, but the place was packed, so it took awhile. We had invited family and friends for the music-love the Broke Down Dollies. Will come back again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Ice House is one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities. It is also one of my favorite places to see live music. They feature great local bans, as well as touring musicians. They offer an eclectic mix of indie, folk, jazz, electronic, and hip hop. The food is simply to die for and they have an incredible selection of beers and cocktails. The ambience is second to none! If you are in Minneapolis, do yourself a for and check this place out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Live Music, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, People Watching, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Disappointing. We are from out of town and were told this was a great place to go. The menu was limited and the food was cold. Wasted one of our two nights.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We have enjoyed Icehouse in the evenings for their great cocktails and live music. We recently had a friend in town for the Super Bowl and decided to give their Sunday bruch a try. We were not at all disappointed with the choice. Service was outstanding, food was amazing and the atmosphere was truly authentic. Can't say enough good things about Icehouse.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The lobster bisque was an artful joke, everything else was good. The mushroom flatbread was excellent!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ice House always comes through with excellent and hearty food. The Sat. brunch was no exception with a Laphroig Bloody Mary with a duck leg and pickled veggie garnish, a savory cheesy, herby scone with great coffee and a hangar steak and eggs and a side of green chili gravy that was simple and absolutely excellent quality. They find musicians that are both authentic, uplifting and entertaining but still mellow enough to eat next to.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Authentic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Been to Ice House several times and it has consistently good food and cocktails.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic food! The brisket was the best brisket I have ever had.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This is my most favorite venue for live music. The food is divine. The adult beverages selection, including wine is wonderful. The servers are very attentive! If you’re looking for live music and delicious food and yummy cocktails. This is your place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Organic, Spicy, Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Thank you for continuing to support live music. We came to enjoy happy hour and chose Icehouse because of the terrific jazz duo you hosted.

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My only qualm was the live music during my friend brunch. Sitting close to the stage was difficult - the performer was loud and it was hard to conduct conversations.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We ordered brussel sprouts & cauliflower for appetizers, which were really good. The wings and entrees were disappointing. We had a group of 4, and no one enjoyed their meal. This is the first time we have dined here, so it may have just been an off night, but for the price there are much better options.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Brunch for my birthday with my family (5 adults, 4 kids). The had a three piece band and we sat in next to the stage. Food was loved by both kids and adults and the music was fantastic. Everyone l talked to after the brunch gave the outing to Icehouse high praise, including the kids. FYI I have been at night for a late dinner and am not sure I’d bring kids.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Foie gras for breakfast. Gravy that you wanted to lick from the dish. 'Nuf said...

Tags: Live Music, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fun atmosphere with live music. You could still talk, music wasn’t really loud. Food good quality . Service was nice, but tough on her because we were upstairs & the server had to go up & down. I. E. She couldn’t get to our table as often as we or her would have liked.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great place to hang out with friends over drinks. Nice to enjoy live music but meals are a little pricey and not a very large menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went for brunch to hear Corn Bread Harris. The music was wonderful. I ordered duck eggs
And a biscuit. The eggs were unfortunately cold when served even though they tasted good. The biscuit was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our dinner at Icehouse was perfect. The live music was relaxing and not overbearing, providing a pleasant atmosphere, the food and cocktails delicious. A HUGE thank you to our server Joel, who helped us out greatly. He was prompt and kind and made the night comfortable and easy. Well done to the bar team and kitchen crew as well, couldn’t have been happier!!

Tags: Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pre fix New Years dinner not a good value- overpriced for what you got. And they should have told ppl it was prefix when reservation was made. The food was good, just too expensive for what you got.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sat in the back area — away from the main stage and it was really nice to have the ambient noise over brunch and chat. Food was presented very well and hit the spot.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was beyond outstanding and given the quality of ingredients, presentation, and unique flavor profile, worth the price. Having live music being played while eating really solidified it as one of the most romantic dates I've ever taken someone on. Just a fun overall vibe and I can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

great atmosphere! would recommend it to friends and family

Tags: Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner, service was very good but it was a pretty loud crowd. I will assume it was due to perhaps a large holiday gathering happening at the time. I would try it again at a different time of year. Nice blues music!

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Had the best waitress - very good at recommending dishes - portions, drink companions. Friendly, upbeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

While most patrons flock to the Icehouse for their entertainment, which is great btw, we frequent them because of their most wonderful cuisine. Truly, I have never experienced a parsnip as magnificent as those we are Sunday night! Their creative cocktails are also a pleasant experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Brunch: hash was fantastic. Bloody Mary was okay, but $13 is too much. Love the live music and the setting is very cool.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We visited Icehouse for a dinner date before watching a show at the Guthrie. The service was excellent from beginning to end. There is a coat check at the entrance which was very nice. The ambiance is really nice, they have a stage within the building for performances and music which is very fun to pair music with dinner. The menu has something for everyone and the food is very nicely presented. I highly recommend checking Icehouse out!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Went for live music, but ended up in corner table upstairs and could not see well or not. Would ask for lower level or front row upper level seating next time.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Limited menu if you don’t like duck or salmon... fries. Salad . Burger yum.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Normally love Ice House, Sunday evening may just be an off night. Very disappointed as drinks were meh and food was not great.

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