The Bottom Line
- Live music on Friday and Saturday nights
- Special fast dining for Xcel Center visitors
- Food can be a bit bland
- 253 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
- Telephone 651 228-9500
- Their parking lot is across the street, not the lot next to the restaurant.
Guide Review - The Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Weeknight customers are mostly those going to the Xcel center. Dine here before the concert or the game, and you can leave your car in their lot for free. They are well aware that you need to take your seats so service is fast before game time. It's more relaxed at lunch and after the game has started, but they'll hurry yours up if you ask. It's a popular place for business dinners.
The food is woodfire grilled meats, pizza, and a selection of Persian-inspired dishes. The pizza and the Persian food are good but on the bland side. Shouldn't Persian food have a little more kick? But the steaks and the burgers are juicy, tender, smoky and tasty, and a carnivore's dream. This is what they do best, so stick to the meat, add a bottle of wine, and you'll be happy.