The Fireside

4.7
406 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Fireside is a northern Minnesota lakes area icon with house made, hand cut foods. An immense dose of style dominates a menu filled with classic, eclectic and inventive fare. Our stylish, chic and posh dining room is built around an open-air antique charcoal grill with a sensational view of Lake Detroit. For parties of more than 8 people, please call the restaurant.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipGirlP
Fargo
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The soup — spicy tequila chicken was so good — the main entrees were cold but the server warmed them and the meal was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing dinner here with a couple of close girlfriends. We had delicious food and our server was so attentive and kind. Whenever we asked for a suggestion, she was quick to share her favorite menu items, which always turned out to be delicious choices.

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AngieG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly!
The food was flavorful and I loved the Caymus!

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paulag
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Stephen was excellent, kind, courteous, and professional. Beautiful lake view from our corner table. Food was awesome.

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DeborahK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We definitely enjoyed our meal at the Fireside. The shrimp cocktail was excellent with almost prawn size shrimp. My salad was a harvest salad - with what I thought was to be roasted butternut squash which I didn't taste like it had been roasted. I had to pick them off the salad. The Brussel sprouts were excellent!! Probably my favorite part of my meal. The filet mignon was huge and very tasty. My husband had the walleye which was also very good. The creme brule was also delicious! Definitely a place to return to for a delicious meal and fun evening!

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ChristinaC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing as always. We go once a year during our crafting retreat and it is always excellent.

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VerlynS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable evening. My wife and I had a great time.

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MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great! The food was good but the prices were very high. The music was too loud interfering with conversations. Not as I remembered it. I would recommend the Fireside to a friend but with a warning about prices. Not a place for people on set incomes.

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LiesaS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have scored better on the noise level...but we were the noisemakers🤣🤣
Wonderful evening....can't wait to go back!!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the evening was perfect! food was great and service was very good. very quiet dining experience.

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CheriB
Fargo
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved celebrating a birthday at Fireside. The waitess was pleasant and helpful and our food was great! We love the remodel and atmosphere. Thanks!

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garyl
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Squash soup diff than b4. Broth. Used to be creamy. Better b4.

Pepe pasta dry and lumpy. No olive oil?

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JoeyB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend went there for his birthday and everything was amazing the bartender maybe the owner? Was awesome we will definitely be back on the regular

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ChrisS
Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything tasted great. Our disappointment was the walleye cakes were small and only 2 for the price.

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KristiS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Food was great and view was wonderful.

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JimL
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was over cooked. Salmon charred and dry. Hash browns to crispy and almost burned. Brussel sprout were cooked to mush.
The upgraded salad was so tart (vinegar) your mouth puckered and the 1/2” squares of cooked squash were bland and not good at all.
Our server Amy, was excellent though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service ambience and wonderful server!

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lilcanuck
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband for his birthday. Allie our waitress was wonderful. Attentive but not intrusive. Our whole dining experience was amazing. The food, drinks and ambiance spot on. We are moving to the area and this will be our go to. Thank you Fireside for a memorable evening

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NS55
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal! The food was delicious, our server Barb was so nice and just amazing! The portions were generous as well. The plates, and cheese boards were so cool. Then you add the view of the sun setting over the lake! Just fantastic!

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TomM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, the staff and food were great, fun place for friends and family to meet❤️❤️❤️

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BertR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arriving to leaving the experience was delightful. We were just bored and wanted to get out of the house and try something different. We drove almost an hour to get there but it was so worth it! We had fantastic cocktails and appetizers at happy hour prices (4:30 - 6:30). Will definitely return.

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Nicole
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Fireside was great. My husband always enjoys the Key Lime Pie martinis. I had the steak and baked potato. My husband had the ribeye. All tasted amazing! Our server was pleasant and attentive. And the view was beautiful as always. Thank you Fireside for a wonderful experience!

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Elteeb
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beverage services are consistently excellent. The servers are very good and work as a team. The ambiance is wonderful, with unparalleled sunset views!

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Mia11MinnesotaVikingsELC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor surroundings & patio. Indoors very cozy & open. Our waitress Mandy was Outstanding. We ordered Champagne that was Wonderful & Shrimp Cocktail & Walleye wild rice cakes. I have never seen such enormous Shrimp? for a Shrimp cocktail & so fresh & Delicious. The Walleye cakes were amazing too.

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AnthonyM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to The Fireside for decades. The quality is always top notch. You can’t have a bad meal here. There are no bad choices on the menu. The view is phenomenal and our server, Ava, was a rare find these days.

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MrsCamp
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lake views, wonderful cocktails, and amazing food. Highly recommend for a date night or a meal with friends.

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GerriS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and quiet enough to enjoy conversations. Food was perfect and so was the service.

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DonP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. The filet mignon was tender and very tasteful. Finished with the BEST Cup of Coffee I have ever had...like a second dessert.

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vipMK71
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Had a 7p reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.

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4petes
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was stellar! Would highly recommend.

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LuisC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We were seated at a small table in the cold wind, next to a shelf for dirty dishes. It was miserable.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks, sides and desserts. Quick service and friendly staff and a great view of the lake.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandy was fantastic server and food was outstanding. Fireside has it dialed in.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a taste for a great steak and I actually went rogue and tried the Lasagna. We're from Chicago - Italian food is in our back yard and hard to beat. This had a different twist with a little bit of smoke and fresh tomatoes that brought the sweetness out. It was Fabulous! Cesar Salad was great and not overpowering, Au Gratin Potatoes were to die for and the Creme Brulee was extremely good. My husband had the Parmesan Crusted Walleye, we shared each other meals and overall it was a superb meal and great setting. It's nice to see the restaurant has still maintained it's excellent menu and servers were extremely attentive. Great Service as well. Thanks for a great evening and fine dining at it's best.

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GaryM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Beautiful scenery, everything was perfect

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Socrates
Fargo
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food. Excellent wine selections. Competent service. But too loud. Not the restaurant’s fault, but that of some exceptionally rude customers who didn’t realize this was supposed to be a fine dining experience. Just a bunch of guys who seemingly had too much to drink. But we had a fine time anyway, and shall return often. But never again at the peak time of 7 pm. Earlier or later should be better. Next week we’ll return at 4:30 pm and try the outdoor seating.

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DaleS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great atmosphere! Always refreshing view of the lake!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephen did a great job as our server. Food was excellent. Onion rings are outstanding. It was burger night so they were busy and Stephen felt as though he had neglected us somehow. His presence was timely and I appreciated that he was our only server. I don’t like having multiple staff delivering.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday for a friend!

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SusanZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to do early happy hour. Always get a table with a gorgeous view and the staff is like family. Happy hour specials don’t hurt either.

FAQs

The Fireside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (218) 847-8192.

The Fireside is rated 4.7 stars by 406 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.