Woolley's Kitchen & Bar

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$30 and under
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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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MH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well satisfied with all that we experienced highly recommend

MS
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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OT
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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HC
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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PK
Minneapolis
46 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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OT
Minneapolis
5 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!

OT
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!

J
Minneapolis
9 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.

e
Minneapolis
8 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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J
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.

N
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.

CE
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.

G
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!

J
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

G
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

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

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

P
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

F
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!

OT
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.

PP
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ok, nothing special

OT
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.

BG
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!

OT
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.

OT
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?

BA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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

SS
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!

WR
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.

PJ
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!

JR
Minneapolis
20 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.

c
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I thought it was great I went for my birthday and it was just the right atmosphere. That waiter that served me didn't seem to know all about the different types and cuts of meat but that's ok everything was smooth and he took cared of us very nicely.

BC
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We've been here several times. Service is typically on the slower side, but we keep coming back for the food. This time, however, it was not so good. We were a party of 6. 4 of us ordered steak and 2 of them came out dry as a bone and shriveled. I couldn't believe they served it! Our service seemed exceptionally slow this time as well. We waited close to 10 minutes once seated to even have our drink order taken, and the wait for our food was forever. I'm not sure I'll return. I was super disappointed as we had brought out of town guests and it was our suggested place.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food was not great I'd at all.

E
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The restaurant is in an open atrium that is pretty loud especially when it's happy hour in the hotel bar. The food was ok. Our split steak was over charred and there was no way it was the advertised 16ounces. The side of Brussel sprouts were raw to the point where I sent them back for more cooking. Unfortunately they came back still under done and we couldn't eat them. The Caesar salad was awesome with great taste and the best croutons! The scallop potatoes were wonder also!! Highly recommend them! Wine was pricey for their cheapest red but we got a brand we lived. Since I didn't have my veggies a Creme brûlée was a must! That was excellent!! So again the Food was ok overall but well overpriced. Not sure we'd go back for the value of a split meal being over $100. The lovely waitress gave us great service and even credited us for the Brussel Sprouts but we were still close to $100. If the main part of the meal was better it may have saved the meal but with just ok protein and raw veggies we were left slightly disappointed.

BG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The corned beef and cabbage was great.

AR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The location, across the street from the National Cemetary, is what prompted our family to choose Wooleys for a luncheon after the Cemetary Service. The open, fresh with plants environment is cheerful and uplifting. The service is very slow -- took a long time to get food -- but we weren't in a hurry so that was OK.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Unique seating and a fun atmosphere.

SK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very bad experience all around. From what I've read, its really good or really bad. Guess the risk is up to you. I won't be going back ever nor will I offer Embassy Suites any business going forward based on this experience. At least have a chef that knows how to cook...C'Mon man.

F
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pleasantly surprised! Located in the Embassy Suites MOA, we booked on Saturday night and not only received an excellent meal, but pleasant, professional service. My husband deemed his filet one of the best he's ever had, and my special was excellent: sirloin, polenta and vegetables. Manager checked in on all the diners, which is appreciated. Cocktail prices very reasonable, and meal prices on par or less than most other steakhouses in the area. Locals, don't discount Wooley's because it's in a hotel!

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was great! The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely go back!