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Downtowner Woodfire Grill

4.7
4.7
3224 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 49 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

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What 3,224 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 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

    Good for groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for special occasions

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Most Booked

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  1. PM

    PatM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Highly recommend the lamb. We sat near the fireplace. Lovely evening
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good. Appreciate service and good food
  3. S

    Slimm

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the environment of this restaurant. Service, food, cozy in the winter... Love it
  4. J

    Jennh

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere with excellent food and service. I brought my team here after a Wild game. Perfect round table for conversations and the food was wonderful.
  5. JK

    JulieK

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were disappointed that at 11 am, there was no breakfast or lunch options available. Several of us ordered Irish and French Coffee which was lacking the whipped cream as stated on the menu. I ordered the rotisserie chicken that was to come with mashed potatoes and green beans - I was informed they were out, and got 6 cubes of chicken with a small scoop of mashed potatoes and no green beans. The chicken had an odd texture and was very salty. My friend ordered a burger and wanted it very well done but it came rare. Overall it was somewhat disappointing.
  6. LG

    LindsayG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time experience was amazing! Great atmosphere, wonderful smells right when you come in, decorated a little bit with Christmas decorations. The food was amazing along with our service. Everyone treated us well. Will definitely be coming back.
  7. MD

    MattD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere, tasty food and reasonable prices for a downtown restaurant. Comfortable while feeling classy.
  8. CC

    CarmenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great place with excellent service and a nice, cozy ambiance. Our food was great. The couple who joined us ordered their lamb chops rare, and their dinner showed up well-done. Because we were heading to the Wild game, there was no time for them to put in another order. The manager and our server handled the situation beautifully. Both apologized, and their dinner was comped. Class act!
  9. b

    birder

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding waitstaff and great food. Very cheerful and festive this time of year.
  10. l

    live2eat

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Moe and his crew are attentive, hospitable and professional. This is our go-to restaurant for guests, celebrations or just a lovely brunch. I highly recommend The Downtowner.
  11. T

    Traveler64

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy and festive! Great place for a holiday lunch!
  12. D

    Duden

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service! One of our favorite spots in St. Paul.
  13. S

    Seth

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet ambience, though I’ve only really been there during non-peak hours. Great service with reasonable timeframes. Food was very good, and clearly quite fresh. Awesome place that I will continue to revisit.
  14. m

    mnfireftr

    Minneapolis

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was spectacular as usual. Had to wait 3 different times for our server to get us drinks after they were empty. Dan the man..ager was great and extremely helpful. Will be back soon!
  15. KP

    KathyP

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good variety of menu items. Noise level was very good and conversation was easy.
  16. HS

    HarryS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Good service
  17. JF

    JohnF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Our first time there. Parking right next door in their own lot, great atmosphere, food.
  18. EA

    ElisaA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and would definitely go back! Friends from Vegas enjoyed themselves also.
  19. BP

    BoPeep

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to eat breakfast. We have been going here for years. The food is good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. I love sitting in front of the firreplace.
  20. B

    Bean

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed when we visit the Downtowner! So delicious! I especially love the pork chops, and you have to try their basmati rice. The mussels are really great too. Great wine and drink selection, ports, Cognacs, and great coffee with dessert. We love the ambiance with several fireplaces and stonework. Staff and service are always so excellent and accommodating.
  21. AC

    ACC99

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were delayed 25/30 min, Dan held our rezy! Promptly seated, excellent service(incredible since it was a Wild game night) My dinner was delicious, had picky teens w, or it would have been 5* Always the best stop if you want either a business, or family casual meal in StPaul
  22. AV

    AVdiner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fabulous. Our server was friendly, engaging and attentive. Food was very good. The corned beef in my Rueben was lean and tender. Others at the table had Stroganoff and it looked delicious. And judging by their empty bowls, it was. Atmosphere was warm and inviting. Very comfortable.
  23. AM

    AngelaM

    Minneapolis

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband’s favorite breakfast spot and it was his birthday, the food and service was great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Enjoy good waiters
  25. JJ

    JayJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We’ve had breakfast at the Downtowner during state volleyball tournament. Service was excellent food is really good. They lost our ticket in the kitchen so we waited longer than we should have but we were also behind 2 big groups. Server was good and very friendly. We will be back!
  26. H

    Haggiegirl

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a breakfast, a popular place for people going to events at the Xcel center but still wasn’t too busy.
  27. CM

    CameronM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very comfy environment. Tasty food, great service and overall experience. Looking forward to a return trip!
  28. RU

    RUTH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance and food was excellent! Wait staff was knowledgeable and personable. Food came at about the right time.
  29. d

    danr

    Minneapolis

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice multi generation meal where there was something very flavorful for everyone. The service/server was also outstanding. On the list to come back and visit again.
  30. D

    Denisern2

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just the perfect place to Danni before a concert. Everything was just very good very solid. I eat here often and it is just always very solid. You can't go wrong here.
  31. MN

    MarianneN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great location, what's not to like!
  32. KT

    KurtT

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional!!!!! Every time we have eaten there!!!
  33. CB

    CharlieBaker

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a good meal! I had the salad with salmon and sweet potatoes. The salmon was grilled perfectly and the mix of flavors was creative and delicious. My friend had the twin pork chops, again perfectly grilled. They are generous-sized, but who objects to taking home a pork chop for the next day! Steve, our waiter, was helpful and unfazed for a few Harry-met-Sally -like menu alterations from 2 diet-conscious diners. A true professional. We'll be back.
  34. S

    Saussereats

    Minneapolis

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
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  35. CJ

    CJVA

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with pleasant service which was served very timely.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our Anniversary dinner before the Wild game and everything was amazing
  37. j

    joanmg

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably delicious. The word fire chicken is my favorite, tasty and perfectly cooked
  38. n

    nainsi

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Love the piano music. Fav place for Sunday breakfast.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The artichoke dip was amazing, as well as the pork chops! Will be back!
  40. HD

    HeatherD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I went for a girls night. It was a very nice experience. The server was friendly and attentive. The food tasted so good. The only thing that would be better would be to include more of the homemade crackers with the artichoke dip. Those were sooo good! Thank you for the wonderful evening!

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 3224 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 49 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

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