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Downtowner Woodfire Grill

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253 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2522 (Chestnut/ Walnut)
+1 651-228-9500
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

We hadn't been here for a few years because it is often very busy especially on game nights and when there is an event or concert in the Excel Center. But we were lucky, there was no event and we went late. The Downtowner has a warm cozy atmosphere with its large fireplace on a cold night. The woodfired entrees... More 

Thank M33star
Ellendale, Minnesota
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Made reservations on Valentines Day and before the Wild game. So glad we did. Appetizers, crab cakes and buffalo shrimp were to die for. We had the Amish chicken, sirloin steak and the lamb. Everything was delicious and we all stated that this was a great restaurant. We've been making recommendations to our friends and family. We'll definitely be back.... More 

Thank tsetravel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Was very comfortable sitting right next to the fire 🔥Big portions! Friendly staff with many people helping serve and buss tables. Many menu options!

Thank Desiree G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Last Saturday my date and I had the pleasure of sharing a meal at this great restaurant and let me say all was top shelf from the seating, service, to an excellent meal. My steak was done to perfection and my lady friend's sword fish was, in her words "Excellent". This was our first visit to the restaurant and I... More 

Thank Chath65
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Went here on a Sunday morning. Beautiful restaurant. Wonderful service. Had a bloody Mary - delicious! I had eggs, ham and hash browns - all done right. Hubby had eggs Benedict - loved it along with the cajun ham and thought the hash browns were great. Daughter had poached eggs, pancakes and sausage. Approved of all. Can hardly wait to... More 

Thank DeziMN
Burnsville, Minnesota
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146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

We are MN Wild season ticket holders and we dine at the Downtowner before every game that we attend. We have never been disappointed in the food or the service. I love the fire roasted chicken and basmati rice. We have never been disappointed in our meals dining at the Downtowner. If you order any of the fire roasted meats... More 

Thank Keely15
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We ended up here while walking down the street near the Xcel Energy Center to find dinner before the Game. Everything was too crowded until we arrived at Downtown Woodfire. There were only about 4 people waiting to be seated so we thought we struck gold! They managed to seat 3 of us at a table along with 2 strangers... More 

Thank KesperK
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Dined here before an evening at the Ordway Theatre. Cozy and relaxing atmosphere. Attentive and friendly service. Yummy mushroom appetizer but the entrees were the best part. Cannot remember better-tasting scallops. Melt in your mouth. Definitely worth a return next time I'm in St. Paul.

Thank grmiller51
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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301 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The actual restaurant does not indicate anything with Persian. Menu is geared towards steaks and stuff. Food was good. No issues. Waitress said the owner is from Iran. Love the layout of the restaurant and the smell of the wood cooking on the fire

Thank Divebabydive
St Paul
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Spent NYE here with some friends. Service was excellent, food was very good. Great atmosphere. While not a restaurant I crave to return to, I never leave disappointed.

Thank EZonMaria

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2522
    (Chestnut/ Walnut)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at the corner of our block.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-228-9500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?