This ancient, red brick building with old archways and interiors decorated with Ralph Steadman prints creates a laid-back atmosphere of leisure. And ... More
This ancient, red brick building with old archways and interiors decorated with Ralph Steadman prints creates a laid-back atmosphere of leisure. And that's exactly what you'll find on their menu - offerings that are deceptively simple yet alluring. Simple items like scrambled eggs with lobster and crab cake feature in the menu. Partners Steve Meyer and Mitch Omer make their own ketchup, mustard, cocoa, peanut butter, blackberry jam and blood orange marmalade.
My wife and I finally stopped by the Duluth Hell's Kitchen last night after month's of waiting for the tourist season to end. We didn't get a chance to try the food. After waiting 5 minutes for the 3 girls at the front counter to realize we weren't going away no matter how long they ignored us, we were finally seated at a table in what seemed like the middle of the main aisle. We waited close to 10 minutes before a waiter acknowledged our presence but we decided to leave when he went away without returning. The entire staff seemed as if they could care less. At no time did I see anyone who appeared to be in a management position so I can only assume that this attitude prevails from the top down. There's too many restaurant options in Canal Park to put up this this type of service.
some of the food was very good-like all of the fresh fruit. bloody mary's had the beer chaser in the drink-yuk! we all left them there. the peanut butter was wonderful, too bad every table has a ton left-would be nice to serve smaller portion or allow to take home. coffee was excellent. We waited quite a while to get seated, food was average, prices were a bit high, service was marginal. Worth seeing and saying you went, but i wouldn't make an effort to go back. Minneapolis has far better.
This was may husbands and my first trip to the Twin City, We had no idea what Hell Kitchen would be like, but wanted to see. We went for brunch, this was absolutely WONDERFUL!! I can see now why it was so busy.
We both loved everything about it, and it we both agreed that it was one of the best we've had. Good for you! May God continue to bless your business, (dispite the name).
Looking forward to a future trip.
Today we thought we'd try the Duluth Hell's Kitchen. I wish I could use a negative number for service, because that's exactly what I thought of it.. In fact, I can't even rate the food, the service was so poor, we left after waiting one hour for our meal. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind waiting for food, but when the 4 tables around us (who came in at least 10-15 minutes after us) were served, and we had yet to see our waiter again - we left. We had a bad feeling when we were asked to wait 35 minutes for a table, and when we were finally escorted to our table we were surrounded by empty tables. We were not a big group - just a table for four. We waited patiently for 10 minutes before a kind waitress who was serving the table next to us apologized and offered to help us out. Our waiter finally graced us with his presence, took our drink order, took our food order and vanished. We watched tables fill up around us, watched them place their orders, and eventually watched them get their food. Maybe the food is 5 star, but the service was horrible. I am guessing maybe that's their theme - bad service? Our waiter never did come back, I had to track him down waiting on another table to ask how much longer on our food (he was going to check, but he headed in a different direction than the kitchen). Another strike was that their billboards welcome "Little Devils." Their kids menu is for those under the age of 8, while most restruants allow children up to the age of 10 or 12 to choose off the kids menu. Thought that was a bit hokey. There's no way our eight year old would be able to finish an adult sized portion - but then again, I am only going off of what I saw on the plates on the tables of those around me. No crayons, paper or any of that was offered to us. I realize not all restruants offer this, but if you advertise that kids are welcome, you should make them feel welcome.
We stumbled on this resturant only because of the billboard out side on street. We were looking for breakfast, and thats what the sign said..
The food was great the server was wonderful and she was very helpful. She gave us direction to get on the road that we needed. We have not eaten at the Minneapolis location but we will be sure to come back to this one.
p.s. you need a web site for this locaton..
the foods the best ive ever had, and always will be
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 5/25/07
i thought that it was a weird place when we walked bye, but when we went inside, i was blown away! the food was excellent and fast, thats all that counts.I thought that the food was great, i usually dont order pan cakes, but i tried them and they where the best.(exspecially the fruit!)
The food is great. Prices are rather high for the small portions (compared to other places) but the homemade ketchup, jams and peanut butter make up for it! Great for breakfast, less crowded on weekdays. If you go on the weekend, be prepared for a wait.
The lemon riocotta hotcakes were the best hotcakes I've ever had. Make sure that someone in your party orders these! Our waitress recommended not even using syrup w/ them and she was right on. (Did I say how great they were?)
One note of caution is that reservations are a really good idea, at least for Sunday morning. The wait for those w/o reservations was over an hour.
This is the perfect resteraunt for breakfast in downtown Minneapolis.
Love the food, the folks are really nice but the place can be packed which creates delays no matter how you look at it. They don't have a big waiting area if you come in a group but the food is amazing.
I loved this place. The best chicken sandwich I have ever eaten. It's a nice little restaurant that could be mistaken for a hole in the wall, but you know what? Most of the best restaurants seem to be holes in the walls. That's exactly why you shouldn't judge books by their covers. Anyways, the service was great and the waitresses and waiters were awesome. They were really polite and acted like you were their world. Hell's kitchen makes some really good home made ketchup. You might turn your nose up to it at first, but it'll grow on you!
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