Rivalhouse

3.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
154 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American

Top Tags:

Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Here, in the heart of downtown St. Paul, you’ll find an upscale, contemporary twist on casual dining. A place where hot, wood-fired pizzas come straight from the brick oven, and craft cocktails come straight from a classically trained mixologist. A place where you can grab a friend, grab a drink, and game on.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 154 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.5based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.2
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Moderate
50% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
LS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Food was good, but the super slow service couldn't be overlooked.

GO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for the pre-event meet up. Super fast service.... great staff.

TF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The place was really noisy and there weren't many people there. I think the high ,bare ceilings are the cause. The food was really oily and the fries were over-salted with sea salt . The beer was good though!

JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We got there and they told us the main space was bought out for a private event. They moved all reservations up stairs. They assured me their entire menu would stand upstairs. When I went up stairs, they were not ready for guests and were still getting ready. They also showed me the piece of paper that was the menu for the evening, a limited menu. My Party and I decided to eat somewhere else. Very disappointed in the communication.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was GROSS!! The burgers tasted like they were frozen patties.. The wait staff was rude and very confused by simple things that were asked. Drinks were mixed up and food was forgotten. Definitely wouldn't recommend!!

JF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was very good, and so was the service , but the noise level was high.
Voices bouncing off the concrete floors.
They have a quiet patio, but it was full.
Part of the problem was a bachelor party was happening, while we were there.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and beer were great. Kids had a blast!

JW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great variety on the menu. Staff was super accommodating with our reservation and kept in contact updating us on our seating preferences. Carl was the best server I have had in years. We'll be back the next time we are at the X for an event.

MZ
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Great happy hour offerings and great beer selection!

DC
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very loud inside. Be warned. Nice to sit outside, tho.

C
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and I really enjoyed my food. I would definitely recommend this!

MG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to your restaurant twice and have absolutely had a great experience!

MR
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Ambiance was awful. The decor is hideous. Food and service just OK. Not worth a revisit.

MR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sat on the patio for 45 minutes without being approached by anyone. Walked out. Went to The Amsterdam and had great service. Go there instead.

PT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

FIX YOUR HVAC.
Ridiculously loud!
COULDN"T TALK,......................................................

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was nice on the inside. Everything was good but really just ok. Not disappointed just didn’t stand out other than the interior. It’s part of the hotel and the price was fair.

R
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

But you have to pay 20 dollars for parking booooooo

JW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Ok for a business Lyncht, very few other diners. Brusque service.

FD
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The Tucson sausage soup was outstanding. The Italian melt was pressed like a panini and over cooked; I couldn’t eat it. They graciously took it back and substitute a burger; I ordered medium and it came out well done. I left disappointed.

s
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food took longer then I thought it should to come out for 3 burgers and a salad. They were wrapping up happy hour so there wasn't a ton of orders going into the kitchen.

PD
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. We ate outside. Very pleasant & loved our waiter.
Would highly recommend.

JM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Was disappointed in our drinks - gin gimlet and margarita on the rocks. Food was pretty good and nice service! Good patio seating!

JS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My guest and I both had salads. Both the cobb and Asian salads were very good.

BC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Really loud; like a mechanical fan of some sort was running the whole time. You could not even hear the music that was being played. Tap list badly out of date; ordered 4 beers off a printed menu before finding one they actually had. Too bad since a nice collection of games and the food is pretty good.

RA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I understand it might be hard to find staff but on a huge concert night to only have two servers before and after the concert left much to be desired. Terrible high squeal in vents.

LC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food! We had 10 people there so I understand having to wait on food, but our food took 40 minutes which was a little excessive. The waitress was amazing though, and the food was good.

s
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food took a while to get to our table, but otherwise everything was fabulous. The couch potato burger is a must have

JD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I was pretty disappointed for the entire experience. We order extra dry vodka martini's that unfortunately had vermouth in them but we let that go. We had the deviled eggs as a starter and they were quite creamy with some nice bite to them. We ordered a burger and a salad. Asked for lots of pink in the burger which came to us well-done. The Chopped salad we ordered wasn't chopped per se and it was drowning in dressing. We sent the burger back for another one with pink. Even the second go-round the burger was overcooked, the bun stale, the bacon hard. Our server was doing her best but she seemed to have too many tables without any support from other employees who looked like they had nothing to do.

JM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was good and the food tasty. I had the chili which had a unique twist and was very enjoyable. My only complaint was the menu on their website didn't match their menu on-site. I was going for the drunken mussels but they weren't on the current menu as well as some other great sounding items. I will definitely be back.

BS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Chocolate cake was dry but all of our other food was delicious!! Our server was very friendly!

SK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time!

CJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Service and food were both subpar and overpriced

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We were watching a hockey game and the bartender changed the channel on us, wouldn’t change it back. Not great!

KD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go if you want a skyway connected destination for a meal or happy hour. Food is unique and atmosphere is fun.

MP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family place! The kids really enjoyed the air hockey, bubble hockey, and ski ball. The food was also more upscale than what I would expect as typical bar fare. Will definitely be going back, with or without kids!

RM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Overall, just meh. We were seated in a corner, which would have been great for conversation, but it took forever for a server to acknowledge us. It wasn’t crowded, even on a Saturday evening. Pizza crust was a little burnt. When it’s the only place you can get in before an event at the excel center, it works. If you have other options, you can do better.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Surpringly good wings, great service and a decent beer list
I'd recommend it to anyone staying around St. Paul

AM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server was not attentive even though he only had a few tables to tend to... messed up our order twice. Overall good value, food and atmosphere!

N
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was really good and our table was ready for us early. We went there before the wild game and the server acted like she was surprised that it was busy. Isn't that what people do before a game? Took a long time for service and took a very long time to receive our food after we ordered it. We got there almost 2 hours before the game and we were almost late for the puck drop.

EF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went here since we got a $3 app & free beer for AJ Monsour winning initials on KFAN. Food was very good and the server was friendly. He made me sweat a bit when he acted like the app & beer promo wasn't a thing, but otherwise he was fun and otherwise no complaints. Will definitely be back!

1
2
3
4

Tweets by Rivalhouse