Woolley's Kitchen & Bar

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American
Since 1986, Woolley’s Kitchen + Bar (formerly Woolley’s Steakhouse) has been known for mouth-watering steaks, fresh fish, seafood, and outstanding service. Our food embodies classic American cuisine at its finest. The dinner menu specializes in fresh & local selections like premium certified Angus beef & chops, fresh fish & seafood, pasta, and poultry. Our classic cuisine, exceptional service, and relaxing contemporary atmosphere blend seamlessly to provide a truly satisfying experience.
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We order the ribeye steak, very expensive we asked for it to be cooked medium/rare but was more well done, I ordered the Woolley’s Burger and it was delicious and cooked perfectly, my side of buttery mashed potatoes were great, they also came with their homemade potato chips but they were very bland and served cold.

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Shar
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We came here for my fiancé’s birthday. The major downfall was that they were out of the sirloin steak, which my fiancé and my best friend were planning on ordering. The fettuccine was delicious. I’d probably eat here again.

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AmyP
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A secret gem! Who would think a restaurant in a hotel would be so great? The service was excellent along with fantastic food. We will definitely be back when we are in the area.

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larryc
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have to mention Beef Wellington, Maple Bacon Pork Chops and the Scalloped Potatoes. The food was uniquely prepared and great, the service impeccable
If you haven’t been to Whooley’s lately it was a welcome break from COVID 19 food offerings

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PatriciaM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Woolleys... we had to hunt down wait staff to order and pay. The food was marginal at best. Not a place I would recommend.

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RichR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Impeccable food! Just perfect! The service was a bit slow, but I'm sure they will get back to normal.

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BobK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woolley’s is different than most hotel restaurants because it is an independent owned restaurant.

The difference??

Timely, friendly, professional service and the food is delicious!!

NOT Overpriced

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AJL1094
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Seating was quick but we waited roughly 20 minutes before we meet with out waiter to place drink order another 10 to receive drinks never received our water that was ordered until after we finished our food which did come out quickly but took another 20 minutes to even have our order placed but when we ordered a White Russians to go with dessert it had to be remade three separate times for it to even taste semi correctly

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MichaelB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wooley's is a really nice, quiet place to eat with great food! They have set up outdoor dining during Covid-19, and was just as good as eating inside!

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BarbaraW
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was fantastic! Excellent service. Very professional and following all current health guidelines. Go! You won’t regret it.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well satisfied with all that we experienced highly recommend

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MichaelS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went in and it was seat yourself, so we sat in the bar. Food was great, service was wonderful and we would definitely go back. Looking at the orders of the people around me, their food looked very good as well.

Woolley's Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 26, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Thanks for the kind feedback, Michael :)

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The old ambiance with plants and flowers and water was really missed. It looks like a office cafeteria with cubicles now. Service is always wonderful. Food was good but not as in the past .

Woolley's Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 26, 2020

We appreciate your feedback!

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vipHappyCustomer
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the Prime Rib & Shrimp Scampi.
8/10 on both. $70 meal with one drink.
Good but not exceptional. A salad and bread offering would have helped. We asked for bread, got it. Salads are extra.

Woolley's Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 26, 2020

We appreciate your feedback - definitely noted! Thank you for the visit.

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vipPeterK
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is average, the service was good. I will give them another try soon. Great location

Woolley's Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 13, 2020

We appreciate your feedback, Peter!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for dinner and had 2 hours before we needed to leave for a movie. There were 5 of us. We enjoyed an appetizer and some drinks along with dinner and then dessert. It was very relaxing and we never felt like we were lingering or needed to leave. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Shawn the server was way to pushy and didn’t get us what we would ask for like refills etc. food was under cooked and not to our ordered specs. This is the third time I’ve been here and had terrible service!

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vipJess
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Lobster was over done and chewy. Baked potato was overdone. Everything else was very good. Said business casual but was more casual then that for others dressed so maybe should be listed as casual dress.

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ericw
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Better than average food. Scallops are to die for, highly recommend.

Woolley's Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2020

Eric, thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed the scallops. We hope to see you back again soon!

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Jjjjjj
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was very slow. We ordered Lobster Tails which they were ‘sold out of, yet there weren’t many people there. The baked potatoe that came with my meal was dried out and the cheese was ‘crunchy’, not freshly melted. Seemed like it been sitting there quite a while. For the money. I would not go back.

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Nick
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I wouldn’t recommend it on the evening that the Vikings won and the dining room was closed. Very noisy but the fans had a good reason.

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CarlaE
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th visit to Wooley's and it never disappoints! We come here whenever we visit the area.

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Greatfood42
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Reviewed on September 10, 2017
Overall5foodserviceambience

Shawn was our waiter he was excellent, we had the Prime Rib and Black & Bleu Pasta and a very nice trio desert with cheese cake, creme brulee, and chocolate ganache cake. It was a fantastic dinner, will be back!

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Jacksonrd
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even though the did not find my reservation or recognize my name, the accommodated us and we had great service and food. A night to remember, especially when after writing Open Table that the restaurant could not find my reservation, I was notified I was a 'No Show'. No worries, its all good

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vipGrammy
St. Louis
49 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service. Staff was very patient I'm traveling with 5 and 7 year old unadventurous eaters. Menu is varied enough for different diners. Located inside the Embassy Suite hotel si in convenient

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RoarkJ
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Felt the quality of the steak was lower than the price charged.

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Pattik
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The staff were very nice! The rib eye steak was excellent!!

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Family6brunch
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server was absoluley fantastic!
Smiling the whole time and we had a group of 17. He made our little family reunion so much more pleasant .
The other staff who assisted were also efficient and kind .
The food was good and we meet in this location at least once a year as family flys in town!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Our Father's Day evening dinner was fine, EXCEPT for the overdone $35.00 Rib Eye steak. 1/2 of the steak was just fine, ordered medium rare, but the other end was approaching well done. I had expected an offer of a reduced price from the waitress, but that was not forthcoming. Unfortunately, my wife picked up the check, or my displeasure would have been reflected in the size of the tip. We dine at Woolley's occasionally, especially for special occasions, and expect a better experience.

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vipPatrickP
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ok, nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary and had called to tell them and emailed. The restaurant didn't say or do anything until we mentioned. There were only four tables and the rest of the tables were empty. Food was pretty bland and not worth the money. Waiter was fair. Overall, I would not recommend.

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BillG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother's Day brunch was excellent! There was a great variety of food - and it was all very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location is perfect for Mother's Day Brunch. This was our second time in 8 years at the Mothers Day Brunch Buffet. Both times we were more than pleased. There was plenty of food and high value food like oysters in the half shell, prime rib, and smoked salmon to name a few. The food looked fresh, appetizing and always full.

Their Brunch area is in an arboretum, so it has all the aesthetics of being on an outdoor patio without the blasting sun, wind or bugs. We were not rushed at all, we were there for almost 2.5 hrs. Plus our coffee and mimosas were never empty.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to a number of brunches, including Thanksgiving and Easter. This one was for Mothers Day. I thought that it would of been nice for each mother get a rose, or at least a little more pampered. I thougot the price was high for the brunch. Thought the selection at Thanksgiving was better. Maybe add a Bloody Mary Bar too?

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BAGHDADJOHN
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent holiday brunch, with many choices, great service especially from Rob.

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vipBillM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Atmosphere was horrible, food average, service was non-existent!!

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StevenS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went out of their way to accommodate a request by me to pay for my parents anniversary dinner remotely. The review is from my parents glowing report. The staff portion of the review is from me. Thanks for taking care of a last minite request!

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WRW1
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I think it would be incredibly difficult to maintain a high quality restaurant in a busy hotel. I'm sure they get it right many times but on our occasion they just didn't put it together. Service was a little slow as the waitress was probably over assigned by the hostess, kitchen got my dates steak right, mine was just over done from what I ordered, the potatoes were spot on though. Like I said, it has to be difficult and they were close but they just didn't close the deal.

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vipPJsheep
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there for the rare but always worth it buffets at least once a year. Never, ever disappoints! Love it!

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vipJeffreyR
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A wonderful Easter brunch at Woolley's. The brunch fare was way above average and Laura, our wait person, was absolutely excellent. She kept the mimosas full throughout the brunch. Highly recommend.

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Woolley's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 1201 OpenTable diners.

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