It was perfect. An energetic crowd, great drinks, wonderfully prepared line-caught salmon and Brian Nichol’s music.
The prix fixe menu cannot be topped. The chef and team really amazed us for our first-ever trip to Icehouse. We loved our Pork Belly Cobb Salad, and the presentation of the Garlic Shrimp was inventive and a wonderful combination of both flavors and textures. The Waygu Sirloin was almost beaten out on the plate by the sublime brisket hash while the gorgeous Seafood Risotto took the top prize of the Instagram worthy meals. Took much of it home as well as the Salted Caramel Macaroons - TDF (to die for). The only issue was the service was slightly behind what we had hoped, but it made for an extremely leisurely meal. We will be back. Nice live music and a fun, casual atmosphere. Loud in the front room but that was expected - and the quieter back room was offered. Parking is an absolute bear in this neighborhood, so we took advantage of the $6/valet.
Excellent on every level. A very friendly welcome was extended as we entered the door. Our server, Dan, was exceptional. Even Chef Matt came to our table and made us feel welcome. This was at the Saturday brunch. Best pork with biscuits and gravy I’ve ever tasted. Cinnamon roll was lovely as well. The shrimp and grits were rave worthy, as well.
I loved the brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the music. It is nice to go to a place that values good music.
Our son was part of the live music (Red Hot Django Peppers-violin), so I brought 25 of our closest friends (: The house was packed, so service was slow. Staff acknowledged that and apologized, but for me it worked out perfectly. I got my coffee and Bloody Mary promptly, I had time to socialize. In fact, I sent my server away twice because I had not yet focused on the menu. Our server was as friendly, attentive, competent as could be! Food was great. Love the ambiance—perfect for live music. And, partiality aside, this music was perfect for this restaurant. It was s thoroughly enjoyable brunch!
We had fabulous waiter, Chris! He had a depth of knowledge about drinks and wine, including a change over from one of the usual wines offered to the new options.He was prompt and an absolute delight. Food was great and the risotto dish could have had more chili and less for mint my husband's preference but was still great. Loved the Kung Pao Cauliflower, it is a must try if you haven't had it for an appetizer 😁. The patio was the perfect dining atmosphere to end our long week. Finally, we were delineating my husband's birthday and the dessert was fabulous!!
Great location, food is fit for foodies. Also great music venue. Craft cocktails are well made.
Great food, service, live music!
Best restaurant venue stage food service in town. Try the Benedict, the salmon, the beef, the salad, the cheese plate. You will find something you love. Top notch cocktails
Icehouse has very unique and delicious offerings. Everything is prepared with care. The serving team is professional but warm and welcoming. It is a place you will want to go to again and again. There is wonderful live music and you can be in a separate room from the music and have quiet conversation. My husband and I love Icehouse!!!!!
Great food, great service, great atmosphere
Celebrated finishing our Master's thesis presentations for 5 of us and it was wonderful! We were seated in a section that was perfect searching for all of us to talk, not too much noise, waitress was prompt even though she was busy and explained and answered questions we had, food was incredible and the drinks were wonderful. Waitress brought a to-go order promptly for one of group members and we were able to leave at our leisure. Thanks for making our.celebration perfect.😁
I showed up for my reservation and the restaurant was closed for a private event. No call or e-mail letting me know. The doors were locked and we had to scramble to find somewhere else to eat. I called and left a message and they never even called back to apologize.
We ordered salmon. The size of the piece was rather small which was ok but it was priced as MKT which seemed like the restaurant could take the risk on the prices. The cause was a little grainy on the execution. I couldn't place the sauce but it fit nicely with the meal. They definitely in tend portions to be on the smaller side which is just fine. The intent seems to be a better quality of food and a proper sized portion. However, the sweet corn wasn't even served with the dish. As i look at the menu now I don't recall seeing any mushrooms. I really liked the jazz trio playing while we were there.
The Icehouse is my favorite place. Staff are laid back and welcoming. Food, drinks and music all excel, and they aren’t afraid to try new things. Food is not plain: Prepared from scratch to accommodate a wide variety of tastes and price points, diners can expect to notice a variety of complimentary flavor. I am never disappointed.
Pace is not rushed. You may have to wait a bit for your server at times; best to relax and take it easy if you can, or tell them up front if you’re in a hurry.
Bar selection features a small but well-rounded beer selection, fun and economical pre-mixed cocktails, and an excellent list of whiskey and other tastefully selected liquors. .
Sound levels can be high at busy times and during music performances, but seating is available away from the stage for those who prefer that, including outdoors during the warmer seasons.
As a live music venue the Icehouse has hosted world-renowned artists as well as a great variety of local, regional and emerging artists of numerous types. Music is central to what they do, and it’s always done well, thanks to the dedication and caring of everyone involved.
We wanted to watch 8 Cellos perform. The group was fantastic, their concert was thoroughly enjoyable. They are amazingly talented woman who took on a challenging piece of music and they nailed it.
The food was good but I'm not a fan of an alacart menu. The portions were small with my selection. My husbands and my sons were larger, luckily we could share. Overall it was an enjoyable evening.
Always a great experience at Icehouse!
Icehouse is one of the best places to enjoy amazing music like Wendy Lewis and have some incredible food. The Mac n Cheese is amazing!
Awesome food! Great background music - not too loud. Our waiter was exceptional!!
Very enjoyable. Great music for the venue-Tom Sparks and Chris Bates. Great French fries with veggie burger.
Our service was amazing. Special requests from our table (a tad high-maintenance, imo) were handled kindly and politely by our server. Food was incredible and specialty brunch cocktails were amazing. They even provided our birthday girl with a little treat so we could all sing to her! The acoustic music while we ate was beautiful and our booth in the back section was perfect to chat while still being able to hear him play.
Really enjoyed the pastrami and egg sandwich; the french toast was average. Good bloodies!
There was a live concert during our meal. Great Latin session. Food was served on time and service was great. Nice patio setup
Really like having live guitar music during brunch
As always, great service, amazing food with live music on a Sunday morning. We had guests from Nashville who loved the concept and were impressed that the food tasted as good as it looked on the plate. Icehouse never disappoints!
Icehouse is always a great choice, particularly during patio season. The patio is removed from the chaos of Nicollet just a bit and it is calm and comfortable. Service is always great. The menu has a ton of options that are perfect for sharing - which is ideal since there is such a fun variety of flavors and choices that you’ll want to sample them all. Lots of interesting cocktail options that are perfect sized as a ‘$5 sipping shot.’ I always love dragging new people there to try it for their first time. They all invariably return!
Love The Dollies and will return again. Very laid back and comfortable setting.
Food was delicious!!!! Great music for a Sunday morning brunch.
My wife and I went there for our 10yr anniversary. Had cocktails, charcuterie plate and burgers and house made fries. Best burger ever. Super gourmet. Great atmosphere, service and ambience.
Was “meh”. Felt like a bit of leftover Monday’s. could have a been a bit more fresh.
The food and drinks at Icehouse are always excellent. Our server, Chris, was amazing! We definitely will be back!!
Great music. Favorite place for brunch. Easy to bike there.
We have enjoyed brunch, happy hour and dinner here quite a few times. Great food. Wonderful vibes. Live music. This is a must in your list
We enjoyed everything! Music, service and food was all great!
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!
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!
We were there to celebrate a graduation. Food was generally good. Somewhat under seasoned. Jus not particularly remarkable.
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!
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!
Wonderful food and service.
We shall return.