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Downtowner Woodfire Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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253 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2522 (Chestnut/ Walnut)
+1 651-228-9500
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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232 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had reservations for an early dinner before a Wild game. When we were seated in the nearly empty restaurant the host was sure to mention that we had just made our reservations the day before & told us how long we could stay without "ruining someone else's plans" tonight. We heard him telling other customers that he had to... More 

Thank SaraBeth55
London, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just one word to say fabulous. The breakfast was tasty fresh and cooked to perfection Service was attentive polite and food came quickly I am very impressed. Next time I come across the Atlantic to St Paul I am visiting again!!

Thank Austin R
Burnsville, Minnesota
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are Wild season ticket holders and we dine at the Downtowner before every home game that we attend. The food and service are always great. Dan always treats us like gold! We can't say enough good things about the downtowner. The fire roasted meat skewers are all wonderful.

Thank Keely15
Hudson, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ridiculously outstanding customer service. Wonderful atmosphere. Outstanding food. Amish chicken was fantastic!!!!

Thank Tiffany W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy going to the Downtowner. It's the right mix of cozy romantic for my husband and I without being stuffy. It seems like a popular place for business dinners as well. I have a hard time not getting the sirloin every time because it is so good. I really like the seasoning and the green peppercorn sauce. We... More 

Thank Niki F
Lakeville, Minnesota
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167 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 8. The place was very busy (after a Wild Game). Service was excellent, and the food was delicious. Will definitely return.

Thank joycemoynihan
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit occasionally for brunch because the environment is so unique, and the staff are always top notch. There is usually a live pianist during weekend brunch, which adds a fun vibe. The food is good, but come for the ambience.

Thank Corrin S
Cottage Grove
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is always too notch. The manager is always present and cordial. He makes sure to stop by the table to follow up. The Petite Sirloin Steak here is outstanding...well seasoned and tender. It is the only thing we ever order. The drinks are creative and always delicious!

Thank Lynne E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A great combination of nice ambience, great service, and good food made for a memorable dining experience that easily ranks in my top ten. The lamb kebab and swordfish kebab plates were nicely marinated, and well-grilled so were very tasty and moist. Monday and Tuesday nights are half-price bottles of wine which was a nice surprise.

Thank Steve H
Chisholm, Minnesota
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244 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I stopped here for our first dinner here. Have had breakfast here many times and was treated to an excellent meal. The halibut was VERY good and we enjoyed a bottle of wine and some people watching from the La Palooza event on the street. Check this place out for dinner, great food,service and value.

Thank mcdonapa

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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
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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?