31 S Seventh St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540244.977346 -93.273642
Mon. - Sun. 6am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown West, Central
Excellent Large Group Accomodations – We recently had a large group dinner at Fire Lake for my boyfriend's 30th birthday celebration, and it was wonderful! I planned the party through their event coordinator, Belinda, who was fantastic to work with. She did an outstanding job making sure everything was just right and that I was happy. The private dining area was perfect for our group, the staff was attentive and accomodating, and the food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a great time. I will highly recommend them to anyone looking for a large group venue.
Mediocre – Slow service. Overpriced for what my wife and I thought of the meal.
Good Food, not bad priced – This restaurant had a really nice relaxing atmosphere, the waiter was really helpful, nice, always checked on us, i have no complaints.
The food just wasn't my cup of tea, it just wasn't a flavor that i enjoyed, it might be seasonal but i'm just not a cranberry fan. My husband had a steak-medium rare, he enjoyed it a lot.
I'm more of a chicken person rather than meat, so the restaurant just wasn't for me. Otherwise it was very enjoyable and if you sit in the dining area its pretty intimidate if you are on a date and whatnot.
Overall i would recommend.
Just Decent – Walked in and thought the atmosphere was nice and inviting. We decided to order the Spinach Fondue and that was really good. The bread was a little salty but who doesn't like salt? My wife ordered the walleye and it above average. The corn crust didn't really seem to cover that much. It was more walleye with a light coating of breading. The walleye itself was fresh and didn't taste fishy at all. The fries were really good. I ordered the honey pork-chop based off of previous reviews. It was big but over-cooked. Maybe it was an off night but it wasn't as good as I thought it would be.
Overall, it was a decent meal and might try again but with so many options in downtown, it might be awhile.
Hella Pork Chop – The pork chops are huge, impressive, and way tasty. Being quite large, there is no possible way they could be cooked to order in the time afforded an average patron for dinner. Consequently they are cooked earlier and stored. This seems odd, but it is a common practice with large cuts of meat. Ok, so... I received *my* chop and it was barely warm which was unfortunate because I was quite excited. I sent it back to be reheated and it returned a bit browner but still not warm enough. I almost suggested it be brought up to a core temp of at least 150f but elected to finish it as is. If this chop was to temperature, it would have been the best one I have ever had. The apple and yam side was amazing however the rosemary garnish mildly reeked of mildew. It is the opinion of this writer that a bit more attention to the details would propel this restaurant's stellar menu to new heights.
Breakfast. WOW. YUM – I had breakfast the other day at FireLake for the first time. I can't understand why it was so slow. What a hidden gem. I tried the Asparagus Bruschetta Benedict, it was fantastic. My fiancee had the stuffed french toast. The canadian bacon, they call it something else, was the best I have ever had. The service was terrific. Tyrone treated us like a guest in his home. I loved the open kitchen to watch the Chef's work.
It was a great experience and we will be back soon with friends.
good times, great food, great service – I went to Fire Lake for the first time with a group of people. Belinda was our server. She made excellent suggestions for food and drink, and made it fun and easy for everyone at the table. The food was amazing. I had the smoked pork chop- Hands down the best pork chop I have ever had. I tried the bacon-wrapped bison. it was so tender and delicious. And I forgot how good mashed potatoes can be until I ate the white cheddar-herb mash they have. I am going to go back soon just to try their rotisserie prime rib.-oh my god that looked amazing!! It was just nice to eat simple but awesome food in a warm, layed back atmosphere. definitely check it out!
Horrendous waitress, Elk steak unusually tough. Go elsewhere – The waitress was brisk and condescending and simply lying about ingredients. When asked about a particular wine, she responded "local." When pressed as to the area, she responded Napa Valley. I said that's California, and she retorted haughtily, "That's local." The restauarnt prides itself on local grown and organic foods. Something 1,500 miles away is hardly local. The much touted Elk steak was tough and full of sinew and would not even pass for poor quality beef. I have had Elk steak at the Old Fort restaurant near Denver and it melted like butter. I am beginning to wonder what it was they served me. Old horsemeat, perhaps?
The sad thing is that this restaurant carries the Chaine des Rotisseurs plaque, usually a sure sign of culinary quality. Either improve your food and service or take the sign down quickly.
Good food, suspect service – We had the homemade chips and dips as an app, it was tasty as was our entrees. Server was OK, but to make it a bad experience it took FOREVER (OK 15 mintues) for her to process our payment. I hate being held hostage when I am ready to leave a restaurant. Why is it so difficult?
A Great Restaurant for Lunch – I love FireLake! FireLake has a wonderful lunch menu with great monthly specials. I try to eat lunch there at least once a month. The service is always "just right "- friendly, attentive but never "over the top". The food is always great - fresh and locally sourced - and a great value. I love recommending FireLake to friends because they can't thank me enough for introducing them to a great local restaurant.
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