Rivalhouse

3.5
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$30 and under
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American

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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.
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What 158 People Are Saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.6
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3.6
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3.2
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3.4
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33% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience2

Didn’t have table for us at our reservation time

TL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They have an excellent bartender, Adam Couch, who makes a great martini.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere

KH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Choose Rivalhouse because it was close to the Fitzgerald. Meal and selection of beer wine Absolutely run of the mill. Nothing memorable.
Would not recommend to friends despite proximity to the Fitzgerald. Go one block further in any direction and there are other options.

LS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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

GO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

TF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall3food5service5ambience2

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and beer were great. Kids had a blast!

JW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great happy hour offerings and great beer selection!

DC
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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

C
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MR
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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

MR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall1food3service3ambience1

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

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall1food5service5ambience5

But you have to pay 20 dollars for parking booooooo

JW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

FD
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time!

CJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Service and food were both subpar and overpriced

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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.

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