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The Hotel Donaldson

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1st & Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
701-478-8888
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  • 24
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Get dessert if nothing else!!

The restaurant is tops, but if you must pinch pennies, do get dessert. We were amazed and sooo happy we got the ice cream sundae with berry sauce. Sauce is an incredible reduction of multiple kinds (?) Of berries. Comes sprinkles with fresh raspberries. Vanilla ice cream is homemade. I swear I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The restaurant is tops, but if you must pinch pennies, do get dessert. We were amazed and sooo happy we got the ice cream sundae with berry sauce. Sauce is an incredible reduction of multiple kinds (?) Of berries. Comes sprinkles with fresh raspberries. Vanilla ice cream is homemade. I swear I could bathe in the sauce it's so good.... More 

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Moorhead
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was one of the most unique hotels I have ever stayed in. Most of the staff were very accommodating and very pleasant. The rooms are each uniquely decorated with art by various local artists. We happened upon a social hour with a few complimentary food items and drinks. The room was very clean and comfortable and felt like a... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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505 reviews 505 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have had good good there and also not so good. Last night had misses. The kale salad with pork belly and fried soft egg was good except this time the egg was overdone so it was almost cooked solid in the yolk. The mussels appetizer was completely overdone so the mussels meat was shrunk to tiny bits. No serious... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The "HoDo" as it's called in Fargo is a wonderful spot on a corner off Broadway, downtown Fargo. They have an awesome list of martinis and my girlfriends and I think it's a fun place to hang out!

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had dinner with my parents here and we all had a great time! Our server (I wish I could remember her name) knew EVERYTHING about the menu, cheeses, wines, etc. as a prior server, it was refreshing to be served by somebody who was friendly yet knowledgeable and accommodating. The menu was diverse enough for all of us to... More 

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NYC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Delicious, unpretentious, creative, eclectic and 5-stars in every aspect of dining. Wine selection was exceptional and desserts were a standout!

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Moorhead, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Bad food, terrible service! Go somewhere else... Plenty of great restaurants in downtown Fargo but this isn't one of them.

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Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I made reservations in the "lounge," which was not supposed to be the expensive hotel restaurant, but when we went to the bar and said we had a reservation, the server just said, "you can sit here." Thought that was odd but it was the Paul McCartney concert night and they were busy?? My third friend found us and said... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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505 reviews 505 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great vibe and youthful. Next is the most successful bar in the area for the fashionable crowd. The appetizers were great. Salmon tartar was beautiful and delicious. Good portion too and enough for sharing. The caviar on top was good too. The service was slow and a bit amateurish. The main course of halibut and shrimp was extremely overcooked and... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The restaurant sign is nearly unreadable and obscure, so we ended up in the bar. The barmaid finally explained to us that the restaurant was across the entrance hall, and we managed to find our way. This is a AAA 4 diamond restaurant, so we didn't expect surly wait staff, dirty fixtures, no table cover, scratched and worn furniture, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1st & Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
  • Phone Number: 701-478-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25

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