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Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

4.9
4.9
5517 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Welcome to Murray's Restaurant. Minneapolis' original restaurant for steak since 1946 & home of the award winning Silver Butterknife Steak dinner for two. Also known for mouth watering garlic toast, Hickory Smoked shrimp appetizer, and home baked pies. Well into its third generation of family ownership, Murray's stands out among local and out of town diners alike as a true Twin Cities landmark & continues to provide the best in food and service as it did in 1946.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 339-0909

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining space accommodating up to 50 people. Please contact Wayne for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Wayne Bratvold: (612) 767-3743

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Cross street

    Between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall on 6th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available Tuesday through Sunday evenings. The closest public parking ramp is located at 50 South 6th Street (the second driveway past Murray's on the left). Other nearby parking is located at the City Center Ramp or the Gaviidae Common Ramp.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Great for fine wines

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    American

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Ambiance

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Value

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Good for business meals

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for fine wines

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Romantic

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Good for special occasions

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    American

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  1. ElizabethW

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very busy, worth the money, spent a few birthdays here and always treated well. Special occasions or just for fun, a great drink and a better steak.
  2. Jamie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The reason for my visit was to celebrate my birthday with friends. Of the five people at our table, I was the only one who had experienced Murray's exceptional food and excellent customer service (dozens of times in my life). I ordered the lobster tail with a baked potato and French onion soup. The soup was fantastic. My lobster took an additional 30 minutes, at least, to arrive to the table because it was somehow missed. I was told was "it will be another minute." "Just one more minute." Then someone else came out to apologize and said it shouldn't be more than 10-15 minutes. The explanation I received was that it was missed and they tried to "fire" one quickly and ended up overcooking it so they were making a new one. When the lobster tail finally arrived, I could tell by looking at it that it was overcooked. It was so tough the steak knife couldn't cut through it. I was not charged for the lobster and I am glad I didn't have to pay for it but left a little disappointed. Also, feedback for the restaurant, when refilling waters, don't pour over people. Three times my friend's suit jacket was dripped on because the person refilling waters was pouring across the table to get to the glass. My meal was interrupted by the water pouring as well when she reached across me to get to the person sitting next to me.
  3. JakeG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Great service. Food was outstanding
  4. RyanM

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends and had a blast... Good food, great service and a wonderful night overall!
  5. Easter

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The steak was cooked perfectly. The ribeye was richly marbled but had a lot of tendons and gristle which made it very difficult to cut and chew. The Caesar salad and mushroom risotto were outstanding as well as the service. I would eat here again after trying 2 of the other steakhouses in downtown Minneapolis.
  6. Ploach7

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak and service in town, will always come back
  7. Renee

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Murray's is great for recognizing employees over the lunch hour, highly recommend!
  8. Dave

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Solid as always. Good specials and professional service. Just a safe place to have "steak"!
  9. MarilynM

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you dinner for dog sitting…server was excellent and very good!!
  10. DianeT

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been coming to Murray’s all our adult life, and always come when we are in town. We love it, and have never had a bad meal. Very expensive, but worth it.
  11. MaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Murray's continues to be our favorite restaurant! The food is always delicious with impeccable service! Always makes for a lovely evening!
  12. Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Silver Butter Knife Steak for two was delicious! Maybe not the best cut you’ve ever had but if cooked well which ours was, it’s great for your first time. It also comes with sides which adds to the value since the other cuts come a la cart. The sides, French Onion Soup and complementary breads are amazing!
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! Impeccable service. Appreciated the linens and extra touches Murray's is known for.
  14. ScottG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Having grown up in Minnesota, I've heard about Murray's for years, but never had a chance to visit until now. The silver butter knife steak was worth the wait!
  15. KVan

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, celebrating a birthday. Dennis took great care of us.
  16. KennyG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Waiter was rude. Food was great though. Steak perfectly cooked.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were incredible 10/10 would highly recommend
  18. Kaden

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Murray’s Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge was a perfect atmosphere for a date.
  19. GoodandPlenty

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Friendly and helpful staff and good food prepared as ordered.
  20. NicolasG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best Steak House in town. Family-owned and very friendly staff. Excellent all over.
  21. nmtee1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience for a friend and I as we celebrated our birthdays together. We've done this for many years and were so glad to be able to go again after the Covid pandemic. I'm not going to wait for my birthday to go again.
  22. ErinS

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joey was our waiter & he was outstanding! He made wonderful recommendations & we thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The food was fantastic & the espresso martini was delicious. 10/10 would dine here again & request Joey as our waiter!
  23. Keyasky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE Murrays! The food is amazing. We celebrate all birthdays and special occasions here because the environment is great and the staff is outstanding! Dylan is an amazing server & Scott is so friendly and welcoming. 10/10 every single time, from the food, staff, and restaurant in general.
  24. JosephD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and a premier dining experience. Full of history and quality all around. Steaks were cooked and presented perfectly. I will be going again. You all were so thoughtful about everything and it shows.
  25. DonM

    Charlotte

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended. The food was outstanding from the minestrone soup to the raspberry pie. I'll definitely be back when in town again.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steak. Great waiter.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good meal. Service was great.
  28. Yummytime69

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Butter knife steak is the way to go here! So tender and juicy, and carved table side by our wonderful waitress who made it a night to remember.
  29. StevenA

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service impeccable. You can tell they specialize in steak.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful evening at Murray’s. From the accommodating staff, as we needed to adjust our reservation, to the host and other folks from Murray’s, who were extremely professional and pleasant. The food at Murray’s is always excellent, and we had an wonderful experience again!
  31. DebS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We again had a perfect meal at Murray’s! The staff, food and atmosphere are spectacular. Whenever we want a special night out-we make a reservation at Murray’s and have never been disappointed.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience, friendly, kind and attentive service; and mouthwateringly delicious lunch offerings. The steak is served absolutely perfectly! Great downtown location for business meetings . Quiet sound level at the table yet bustling with activity at the front of the house.
  33. MaryM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The setting was lovely and the service was excellent! The steak was good but a bit on the expensive side.
  34. LynnR

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as always and our server Tony was super friendly and very efficient. We’ll definitely be back!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Valentines day date, very nice
  36. ElaineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Murray’s to celebrate Valentine’s Day -made our reservation in December as I knew it would book fast! Everything was incredible-the food, service, and atmosphere was perfect for our Valentine’s date. We got their about 20 minutes before our reservation and the host apologized for making us wait until our actual reservation time to be seated which was totally not necessary (we were super early and got seated promptly at 7:30). Our waiter Dennis was superb-even though the restaurant was crowded he made us feel like we were his only table. And the food! SO GOOD!!!!! We had the silver butter knife steak for 2 and it is honestly the best steak I’ve ever had. It was seasoned and cooked to a perfect medium rare, and it was melt in your mouth tender. We will definitely be back to Murray’s!
  37. okay

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Experience!! Our service by Dennis awesome!!
  38. phoebs

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My FAVORITE steak sandwich ever!
  39. DanaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, great food, and wonderful environment.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good and service were very good. Their prices are very expensive and changed their pricing model to more Ala carte. Good but not the same old Murray’s we came to love.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge is rated 4.9 stars by 5517 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

26 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall on 6th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available Tuesday through Sunday evenings. The closest public parking ramp is located at 50 South 6th Street (the second driveway past Murray's on the left). Other nearby parking is located at the City Center Ramp or the Gaviidae Common Ramp.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 339-0909

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining space accommodating up to 50 people. Please contact Wayne for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Wayne Bratvold: (612) 767-3743

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