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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
07:00 - 22:30
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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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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289 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Fort Myers, Florida
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241 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three out of four meals were good. My leg of lamb kabob was over cooked and dry. The steak kabobs were tender and juicy. Our service was about the same, good, but not great. I would be willing to try this restaurant again, but would not order the leg of lamb.

Thank DickBobG
Regina, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went for supper after the Ice Fishing Show, and really expected a great experience. The decor had that "this is going to be elegant" vibe to it, and the bar was reasonably stocked. Unfortunately, it did not live up to the promotional packaging. The Bourbon Old Fashioned my partner and I had was terrible, and the Cuba Libre one of... More 

Thank IOMDirector
Northfield, Minnesota
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stopped for lunch at about 1:20 on Monday. Love the decor, and the wood fireplace smelled wonderful on a cool Nov. day. Had a lovely booth where we could see the fireplace and watch people/traffic outside. I ordered the Cajun chichen sandwich with Moe's fries. Bun was dry and grainy. Chichen onions and pepper mix of the sandwich was perfect... More 

Thank lwpmjp
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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210 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I ordered out for lunch one Saturday afternoon to try this place because I never had. I ordered the lunch Sirloin. It came with mashed potatoes and veggies. Not a bad price. I would go back and eat in to try it again anytime.

Thank tif316
Kamloops, Canada
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The Downtowner Woodfire Grill proved to be a warm refuge to prepare for a chilly early winter evening in Saint Paul. We made reservations using Open Table because we knew we were going to eat prior to attending a Minnesota Wild game at the nearby Excel Energy Center. The restaurant proved to be an ideal starting point and very popular... More 

Thank whundas
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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210 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast after the Monster Dash & got right in. The food was great. Omlettes & pancakes were delicious. Not too greasy & portions were just right. Service was friendly. There's parking behind Burger Moe's across 7th Street.

Thank SaraBeth55
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great fireplaces. Nice pizza appetizer that had fresh tomatoes, basil, and cheese. Lamb kebabs very good and the salmon and mashed potatoes.

Thank RobbieLincoln

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?