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About Woolley's Steakhouse

Tucked inside the distinctive Embassy Suites Hotel, Woolley’s Steakhouse is distinguished from other hotel restaurants by being independently owned and run. It is the goal of every staff member to exceed your expectations when you are here – our service is legendary.

We invite you to indulge in Woolley’s unique ambiance, where guests are surrounded by vibrant foliage, running water and live piano music. Our stylish gazebo and cozy booths offer a relaxing, unpretentious atmosphere that is perfect for all occasions: business, romantic, celebratory or casual.

At Woolley’s, we serve only Certified Angus Beef, and have received statewide distinction for our entrees. With the inspired guidance of Chef Peter Christenson, Woolley’s represents Classic American Cuisine at its best.

ES Minneapolis
7901 34th Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11am - 2pm

Dinner is served everyday from 4:30 - 10pm

Cross Street:
American Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 854-1010

Website:
http://www.woolleysrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering Options Available.

Parking Details:
Only at Woolley's Steakhouse can you enjoy free parking in a safe environment, delectable cuisine and exceptional service.

Public Transit:
Minutes away from the Mall of America and the Minneapolis/St Paul Airport.

Executive Chef:
Peter Christenson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Neighborhood Happy Hour in the Corner Bar Monday - Friday, from 4pm until 6pm 'The Best Happy Hour in Bloomington'. EVENINGS FOR WINE LOVERS - EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY WE FEATURE 1/2 PRICE BOTTLES OF WINE OFF OF OUR ENTIRE SELECTION (WITH ENTREE).

Woolley's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (1289)
Romantic (804)
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Fit for Foodies (597)
Notable Wine List (559)
Great for Lunch (454)
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Neighborhood Gem (372)
Scenic View (244)
Kid-friendly (203)
Hot Spot (153)
Late-night Find (122)
Vibrant Bar Scene (106)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Authentic (2)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Shawn was our waiter he was excellent, we had the Prime Rib and Black & Bleu Pasta and a very nice trio desert with cheese cake, creme brulee, and chocolate ganache cake. It was a fantastic dinner, will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Even though the did not find my reservation or recognize my name, the accommodated us and we had great service and food. A night to remember, especially when after writing Open Table that the restaurant could not find my reservation, I was notified I was a 'No Show'. No worries, its all good

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Disabled Access
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good service. Staff was very patient I'm traveling with 5 and 7 year old unadventurous eaters. Menu is varied enough for different diners. Located inside the Embassy Suite hotel si in convenient

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Felt the quality of the steak was lower than the price charged.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The staff were very nice! The rib eye steak was excellent!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Our server was absoluley fantastic!
Smiling the whole time and we had a group of 17. He made our little family reunion so much more pleasant .
The other staff who assisted were also efficient and kind .
The food was good and we meet in this location at least once a year as family flys in town!
Thank you!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Our Father's Day evening dinner was fine, EXCEPT for the overdone $35.00 Rib Eye steak. 1/2 of the steak was just fine, ordered medium rare, but the other end was approaching well done. I had expected an offer of a reduced price from the waitress, but that was not forthcoming. Unfortunately, my wife picked up the check, or my displeasure would have been reflected in the size of the tip. We dine at Woolley's occasionally, especially for special occasions, and expect a better experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Ok, nothing special

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We were celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary and had called to tell them and emailed. The restaurant didn't say or do anything until we mentioned. There were only four tables and the rest of the tables were empty. Food was pretty bland and not worth the money. Waiter was fair. Overall, I would not recommend.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch was excellent! There was a great variety of food - and it was all very good!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This location is perfect for Mother's Day Brunch. This was our second time in 8 years at the Mothers Day Brunch Buffet. Both times we were more than pleased. There was plenty of food and high value food like oysters in the half shell, prime rib, and smoked salmon to name a few. The food looked fresh, appetizing and always full.

Their Brunch area is in an arboretum, so it has all the aesthetics of being on an outdoor patio without the blasting sun, wind or bugs. We were not rushed at all, we were there for almost 2.5 hrs. Plus our coffee and mimosas were never empty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have been to a number of brunches, including Thanksgiving and Easter. This one was for Mothers Day. I thought that it would of been nice for each mother get a rose, or at least a little more pampered. I thougot the price was high for the brunch. Thought the selection at Thanksgiving was better. Maybe add a Bloody Mary Bar too?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent holiday brunch, with many choices, great service especially from Rob.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Atmosphere was horrible, food average, service was non-existent!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The staff went out of their way to accommodate a request by me to pay for my parents anniversary dinner remotely. The review is from my parents glowing report. The staff portion of the review is from me. Thanks for taking care of a last minite request!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I think it would be incredibly difficult to maintain a high quality restaurant in a busy hotel. I'm sure they get it right many times but on our occasion they just didn't put it together. Service was a little slow as the waitress was probably over assigned by the hostess, kitchen got my dates steak right, mine was just over done from what I ordered, the potatoes were spot on though. Like I said, it has to be difficult and they were close but they just didn't close the deal.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We go there for the rare but always worth it buffets at least once a year. Never, ever disappoints! Love it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

A wonderful Easter brunch at Woolley's. The brunch fare was way above average and Laura, our wait person, was absolutely excellent. She kept the mimosas full throughout the brunch. Highly recommend.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 5, 2017

I thought it was great I went for my birthday and it was just the right atmosphere. That waiter that served me didn't seem to know all about the different types and cuts of meat but that's ok everything was smooth and he took cared of us very nicely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We've been here several times. Service is typically on the slower side, but we keep coming back for the food. This time, however, it was not so good. We were a party of 6. 4 of us ordered steak and 2 of them came out dry as a bone and shriveled. I couldn't believe they served it! Our service seemed exceptionally slow this time as well. We waited close to 10 minutes once seated to even have our drink order taken, and the wait for our food was forever. I'm not sure I'll return. I was super disappointed as we had brought out of town guests and it was our suggested place.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food was not great I'd at all.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The restaurant is in an open atrium that is pretty loud especially when it's happy hour in the hotel bar. The food was ok. Our split steak was over charred and there was no way it was the advertised 16ounces. The side of Brussel sprouts were raw to the point where I sent them back for more cooking. Unfortunately they came back still under done and we couldn't eat them. The Caesar salad was awesome with great taste and the best croutons! The scallop potatoes were wonder also!! Highly recommend them! Wine was pricey for their cheapest red but we got a brand we lived. Since I didn't have my veggies a Creme brûlée was a must! That was excellent!! So again the Food was ok overall but well overpriced. Not sure we'd go back for the value of a split meal being over $100. The lovely waitress gave us great service and even credited us for the Brussel Sprouts but we were still close to $100. If the main part of the meal was better it may have saved the meal but with just ok protein and raw veggies we were left slightly disappointed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The corned beef and cabbage was great.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 13, 2017

The location, across the street from the National Cemetary, is what prompted our family to choose Wooleys for a luncheon after the Cemetary Service. The open, fresh with plants environment is cheerful and uplifting. The service is very slow -- took a long time to get food -- but we weren't in a hurry so that was OK.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Very good food and service. Unique seating and a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Very bad experience all around. From what I've read, its really good or really bad. Guess the risk is up to you. I won't be going back ever nor will I offer Embassy Suites any business going forward based on this experience. At least have a chef that knows how to cook...C'Mon man.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Pleasantly surprised! Located in the Embassy Suites MOA, we booked on Saturday night and not only received an excellent meal, but pleasant, professional service. My husband deemed his filet one of the best he's ever had, and my special was excellent: sirloin, polenta and vegetables. Manager checked in on all the diners, which is appreciated. Cocktail prices very reasonable, and meal prices on par or less than most other steakhouses in the area. Locals, don't discount Wooley's because it's in a hotel!

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Our food was great! The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely go back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

French onion beef tips appetizer was amazing and it was the first time in a long time where everything start to finish was great! Seating is within the hotels atrium so it's not your typical dining environment but it doesn't take away from the experience. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We went to Woolley's for our 34th wedding anniversary and everything was perfect! Not only was our table ready, but the flowers my husband ordered were already there and everyone who greeted us wished us "happy anniversary". It was a great start to what was a perfect evening - a wonderful bottle of wine, great food with superb service. Highly recommend this for dining anytime, but truly a special occasion brings out the best in all that Woolley's team does. Thank you so much!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great steak, what they're best known for. Festive New Year's Eve decorations topped off the evening's meal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I feel that the 89.00 rib eye that my wife and I shared was way over priced, even with the bottle of wine it came with

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We totally enjoyed our New Year's Eve dining at Wooley's. The food was excellent and we had a nice booth, which was semi-secluded. We could talk without having to talk above loud noise. Our waiter was great. Our only complaint was that they didn't offer the steak and lobster combo special which we had last year. That was a great deal. Hopefully, they will offer it again.
It would also be nice if they offered valet parking, since it was vey difficult to find a parking space..Everyone loved the food they ordered. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We love Wooley's! It is the best Steakhouse in the area ib our opinion. We have been for our anniversary and they ended our meal with a complimentary cake. It was a wonderful surprise and very tasty. This last visit was for the New Year celebration. Therr was a special menu for the evening featuring a 16 oz lobster tail or a tomahawk steak with a complimentary bottle of wine. Everything was delicious! This is a must visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Food and service were great! It's easy to get to and parking is good. If we have small children with us and they get antsy we just take them up and down the glass elevator to enjoy the view.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2016

food was great, wait staff great, but took forever for food to be prepared and served. granted it was Christmas eve, but most of the crowd had thinned out before we were seated.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Woolley's is a special place for dining in a lush green environment. The holiday brunches are our favorite - an amazing experience and good value. Our food this time, ordering off the menu, was good but not great. Loaded baked potato was not hot, broccolini was too firm to eat, service was slow and needed to get our server's attention. Still we enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back for Mother's Day brunch!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Nice menu selection. Our waiter was outstanding in service and advice throughout the evening.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving day brunch food the best!! Things kept full people, service great!!! Would go back!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2016

This is a late entry. But yes, we very much enjoyed Thanksgiving Brunch! We had enjoyed it the previous year and looked forward to coming back again. Once again, it was delicious, wonderful food and beverage selection, and nicely presented. Great server. Like the tropical atmosphere on a late-November day. Thank you! We look forward to hopefully coming back next Thanksgiving!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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