Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Minneapolis - St. Paul
  4. Twin Cities / St. Paul
  5. Saint Paul

Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.7
4.7
3164 Reviews
$30 and under
American
"simply beyond the ordinary"
"****" - Kathie Jenkins - Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Downtowner Woodfire Grill specializes in Persian fire roasted meats, grilled steaks and chops, and gourmet wood-fired pizzas. The atmosphere is warm & lively offering 2 fireplaces, a full bar with 3 fountains and live jazz. The restaurant offers free parking with convenience to both the Xcel Energy Center & Ordway Theater. Downtowner Woodfire Grill also provides a full menu for breakfast & lunch, and a children's menu. This cozy restaurant serves a great plate as well as provides an experience to savor.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Persian, International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat 7:00 am–12:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (651) 228-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Please email wendy@downtownerwoodfire.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    A room off the back of the dining area offers privacy for meetings/ special events. The room seats 20-34 people, has a fireplace, av equipment, and customized menus for your group.

  • Private party contact

    Robert: (651) 228-9500

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Cross street

    Chestnut/ Walnut

  • Parking details

    Parking next to the building or across the street next to Burger Moe's & Domino's

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at the corner of our block.

  • Entertainment

    Sunday breakfast is accompanied with live piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 3,164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Overall

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Ambiance

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Value

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Fit for Foodies

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for Groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Romantic

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Special Occasion

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. AA

    AlwaysAwesome

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Downtowner and Mo are ALWAYS AWESOME! Great food, great service, great atmosphere and a great place to meet. This is a consistent "go-to" for business meetings and always a top option before a MN Wild Game! I can't write enough good things about this restaurant.
  2. D

    Debaa

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our friends out to breakfast to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We love the Downtowner as we are always assured of good food and good service. We love the atmosphere and the people are so friendly. They treated our friends to a yummy piece of cheesecake to celebrate their 50 years of happinesses. Highly recommend this restaurant!!!!!
  3. BC

    BradC

    Toledo

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for a wedding and staying at the Holiday Inn. We had breakfast on a Sunday morning after 10am Mass at the Cathedral. I made a reservation on Open Table to keep it easy. We showed up a few minutes early and they were ready for us. Everyone in our party of 6 loved their food. I had the corned beef hash and it was delightful. Our server, Aurora, was friendly and attentive. If I'm ever in town again, I'd definitely go there. Do yourself a favor and check it out. You'll be glad you did.
  4. JM

    JulieM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food, quiet, calming. It felt a little retro and I really liked that.
  5. R

    Rachel

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly efficient and delicious food can’t beat it!
  6. DR

    DwayneR

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The air conditioner being out was a spoiler,, but food and service was great as usual.
  7. e

    eugeneg

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FRIENDLY FROM THE TIME WE ARRIVED...OUR TABLE WAS RESERVED AND SPOKE TO US CONCERNING OUR DAY AND WELCOMED BY NAME....GREAT WAIT STAFF....WE WERE MADE VERY CONFORTABLE...FOOD WAS GREAT AND WERE THANKED FOR CHOOSING THE DOWNTOWNER.
  8. t

    tbro85

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we eat here it is FANTASTIC!! Doesn’t matter what we order, it’s ALWAYS great!
  9. RS

    RSVM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly and accommodating service. Great for a date or pre xcel event.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met some friends before attending a concert at the Xcel. Had the swordfish kebab and it was excellent! Everybody in the party was pleased with the food and service. A lovely experience!
  11. CG

    CurtG

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Downtowner is my favorite go-to meeting for having conversations over a meal. I feel welcome and service & food both satisfy.
  12. SJ

    SylviaJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very tasty! Service was exceptionally great! We appreciated it during a time when service is generally poor everywhere!
  13. J

    Jimmy

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat and celebrate an event is the Downtowner Woodfire Grill on 7th street in St. Paul. The food is always delicious and the service is the best in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. I eat out a lot.
  14. R

    Roger

    Minneapolis

    146 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Two friends and I had breakfast at The Downtowner this past week, and each of us enjoyed what we ordered. The server was with us promptly, took our orders, served coffee and tea, and brought our food with no delay. We appreciated nearby parking. and the quiet atmosphere. Recently I had been there on a Sunday, and it was very busy, but being there on a weekday proved to be very enjoyable. We hope to return, and we appreciated being able to make a reservation!
  15. N

    Normaldiner79

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food great service
  16. RC

    RickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Everyone enjoyed their meals.
  17. BH

    BookerH

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place ever. You will not find a better place to eat.
  18. B

    Banjo

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food at Woodfire Grill was excellent. We had two steaks that each had incredible flavor. The service was outstanding. The only thing I would comment on that could have been better was the ambiance. The interior of the restaurant is very tired looking. Our booth had a large slit in the cushion. Other than that, it was a fantastic experience!
  19. TB

    TimB

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Downtowner is never a disappointment. The subtle aroma of burning oak sets the mood as you walk in. It is quiet enough to allow for table conversation and the atmosphere has an elegant but comfortable feel no matter what your attire is. The food choices are unique and varied without being overwhelming. The presentation of the food is eye catching and matches the mouthwatering woodfired flavor. The wait staff are attentive without hovering. The pricing is competitive to similar caliber restaurants if not slightly lower. A nice evening out.
  20. c

    cpacsn

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food as always. Our celebration go to!
  21. U

    bradU

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from the moment we walked in. We were made to feel very special!
  22. CD

    CharlesD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at the Downtowner are always excellent!
  23. RL

    RonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Downtowner Woodfire Grill is a great place for any size gathering.
  24. VE

    VictoriaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as well as the service! Definitely recommend the salmon.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal like always Tony status always with a smile on his face. Trish was our server today did a great job of just welcoming us. I like always the food very tasty. It's our go to place there's never a poor experience or bad meal !
  26. TP

    TinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Downtowner for Father's Day breakfast. I loved that I could make a reservation and they had a great variety of options for gluten free.
  27. JF

    JamesF

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, lovely setting. Great place!
  28. DK

    DebitK

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the Downtowner for dinner. Both selected fish and we were not disappointed, although the swordfish was a bit saltier than preferred. But everything was flavorful and the portions were generous. The service was leisurely so if that is normal I would budget time to linger. But we would happily return.
  29. T

    Teeps

    Minneapolis

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The downtowner continues to provide very well prepared food from pasta to chicken to lamb chops . Staff is accommodating and friendly. Prices/value can not be beat.
  30. SL

    SusanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clean, quiet, good food. Our waiter was excellent. All staff was polite.
  31. WS

    WendyS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    No staff wore masks. The food was very good. We hope to return one day.
  32. L

    Laurie

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, staff and ambience at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill are all wonderful. And the piano player at Sunday morning breakfasts there make it a very popular meeting and eating destination.
  33. M

    Mas1

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and excellent service. Very appealing atmosphere. Noise level is very conducive for conversation.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Poor service. The cut of steaks seamed cheap - and the side vegetable of one cherry tomato, one slice of zucchini and a baby pepper was ridiculous.
  35. TL

    TonyaL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We arrived very early for our reservation and the host was able to accomodate our timing! Thank you so much for the adjustment.
  36. B

    Bill

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Downtowner Grill has outstanding service from the host to the server. The food is wonderful, it has free parking, the ambience is delightful. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities.
  37. BP

    BoPeep

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was excellent. Thats why we keep returning.
  38. S

    Susan

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Ordered the steak salad and the ingredients were fresh and the steak was prepared perfectly. Warm, inviting environment.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Graduation lunch it was a great place
  40. BS

    BradS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went to the Downtowner for a work dinner. It was very quite with a nice atmosphere. Food was good and service was great. Would definitely go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Downtowner Woodfire Grill using the Order Online button. Downtowner Woodfire Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 228-9500.

Downtowner Woodfire Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 3164 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 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Downtowner Woodfire Grill

253 7th Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chestnut/ Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat 7:00 am–12:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Persian, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking next to the building or across the street next to Burger Moe's & Domino's

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at the corner of our block.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Sunday breakfast is accompanied with live piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (651) 228-9500

  • Catering

    Please email wendy@downtownerwoodfire.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    A room off the back of the dining area offers privacy for meetings/ special events. The room seats 20-34 people, has a fireplace, av equipment, and customized menus for your group.

  • Private party contact

    Robert: (651) 228-9500

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo