Porter Creek Hardwood Grilll

4.6
713 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In the spirit of wine country, Porter Creek features a fresh contemporary American menu with California-Mediterranean influences. Signature to the brand are fire roasted meats and rustic vegetables from the rotisserie and woodfired oven where temperatures approach 600 degrees.

As a complement to the menu, Porter Creek offers 80+ bottles of wine – 60 of which are featured by the glass, and over 100 premium brands of spirits including scotch, tequila, bourbon & rye sippers!

Rejoice during the warmer months on this outdoor patio! Whether you’re dining al fresco or enjoying a cocktail at the outdoor bar, a fireplace or water feature is never far away…your oasis in the city!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 713 people are saying
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Karen
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, we all enjoyed our meals. Two people in our arty had the roasted chicken. They said the chicken was very good, but the vegetables were underdone. They took them home and plan to cook them more at home. Our waiter whose name I don’t remember was excellent. He was really good at giving suggestions and checked in with us at the appropriate times.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was excellence and very intensive. We enjoy sitting by the fireplace.

Great menu choices.

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vipCaj89
Minneapolis
65 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Caleb was first rate!! We were a group of 11 and he kept us all straight and had fun with us as well. Drinks and food came out quickly and, as usual, absolutely no complaints by any of us. We love Porter Creek. It is our favorite, go-to, local restaurant. The food is awesome and the service is consistently outstanding. If you haven't been, you're missing a real neighborhood gem.

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BarbS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with neighbor

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vipNanB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food in a comfortable classy place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and server very pleasant and attentive (but not overly-just perfect)

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LukeM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Totally understand COVID but we had a reservation and were seated and there was not anyone that came over for 10-15 minutes. The server was very very very apologetic, making me think it wasn’t his fault, but a miscommunication from management.

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MargaretA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Great Food, Awesome atomosphere. Highly recommend and will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

NYE dinner.
Service was outstanding…..TayShaun our server was top notch and to be commended for his work

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LisaR1
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with the meal at Porter Creek and really enjoyed some of the updates to their menu they’ve added a group or to the seafood and it was fabulous especially the butternut squash risotto!

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GlennM
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch with our son and daughter in law. They were visiting from out of town. Special time to be the 4 of us. Food was beautifully prepared and delicious!!!!

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BrianC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Limited options on menu small portions. Expensive

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michaelp
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service.

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popepick
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, and the service friendly and attentive.

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Randy9
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As in the past, excellent food, drinks and service!

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic! Short rib meal was so tender and tasty and cocktails and excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personable service and very tasty food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Portercreek! Top Notch restaurant for sure!

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vipJeniene
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeat customers. You can't go wrong w/the Hanger Steak! Maddy, our Server, was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

They put a very loud child next to our table. He kept screaming. Very disappointed ! I usually go there 4-5 times a year. Think I’ll find another place in the future.

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DavidT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! She was very nice and everything was excellent.

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vipStillhungry
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasantly lively place, good food. You go to Porter Creek for the meats/fish, so it didn't come as a big surprise to find the salad lacking. The "caesar" was limp lettuce with no discernable dressing. Even a meat-oriented restaurant should be able to do better. But that's the only complaint. Otherwise a nice meal.

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BarbaraF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation system is easy, the service was fine and the meal was delicious. It's a bit on the expensive side, but we were aware of that from previous visits.

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MarthaT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service wasn’t great…food came out Luke warm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service by Ryan. Entrees of salmon and grouper were excellent. Unfortunately they were out of the red blend wine my wife prefers.

We were also surprised when Mr and Mrs Claus arrived. What a treat.

Also I left my phone on the table and the staff rescued it and had it waiting for our return. Thanks Meg!

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vipRicki
Minneapolis
79 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Small family reunion.

Excellent chef. I’ve been going here, at least once a month, since it opened.

Early COVID was a struggle, now back to near normal. Has full menu! Good job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

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TimandTina
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal··· steak & short ribs···· excellent server!

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vipSandyT
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, waitress made great dinner recommendatiob

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DJJxxxxxxxx
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie was very helpful and prompt with her service. The other staff removed dishes very quickly. The food was amazing for both of us. Unique but within reach of my palate.

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vipAnnM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was terrific and added to the great experience. We were only disappointed that others were seated right next to our table even though they could easily have been seated at tables more spread out - should be more conscious of that given spread of Covid.

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vipMaryJoR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really pretty, warm atmosphere. The server was very good.

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ShelleyK
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Music was TOO loud. Turn down music!!!

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vipRicki
Minneapolis
79 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Understand many restaurants are having issues getting staff. It felt like one of those days.
Our server was overworked as it was a busy lunch hour. My flatbread was on the cool side but the soup was hot. Coffee was lukewarm. Our main courses were slow to be delivered.

This is an exception for Porter Creek. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was our first time dining at Porter Creek in Burnsville - we had been to their location in Fargo, ND as well as their sister restaurant Doolittles. Over all food was lack luster for the price and the service felt rushed.

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SueH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and prompt server. Food was excellent

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BradS
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Consistently good. Updated menu is good.

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Merr
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Our waiter person was very attentive and made sure we had all we needed. Very pleasant evening.

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JonB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Wasn’t what we are used to for the restaurant.

My wife and I agreed that we will be taking this place off of the list of restaurants we visit on the weekends.

$150 spent maybe worth $75…

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DanB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just an overall great experience. Food and service were excellent.

FAQs

Porter Creek Hardwood Grilll offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 698-1888.

Porter Creek Hardwood Grilll is rated 4.6 stars by 713 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.