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Temporary located in the Gallery, undergoing multi-million dollar renovation of Restaurant, lounge, meeting space and hotel lobby.
As one of the city's top breakfast destinations, we transition into a quick lunch spot or a casual dining location offering Chef inspired sharing plates and a variety of sandwiches and signature entrees. Our People's Choice Award Winning Chef, Michael Beck, will continue to create an incredible dining experience for you and your guests.
$4 Happy Hour 4p-6p (Mon-Fri).
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 7 days: 6:00am (till Noon on Sunday) Lunch 7 Days: 11:00am Dinner 7 Days: 4p to Midnight Happy Hour: M-F 4p-6p
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
SWL features 14 HD Big Screens showing nostalgic music videos from the 80s, 90's and today. Plus, you can watch all of your favorite sporting events as well.
Weddings, Galas, Major Corporate Events,and intimate family gatherings, the Hilton Minneapolis and Skywater can tailor to any type of function.
The convenience of self parking in the hotel parking lot or the option of valet parking at hotel front entrance on Marquette Ave. Holiday Events typically offer complimentary SELF parking included in the price. Please check for details.
Five block walk to the Hiawatha line on 5th and Marquette.
Private Party Facilities:
Open to the Hilton Minneapolis Lobby, with seating 10 to 125 people in a semi-private setting.
Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 662-4945
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Skywater Ratings and Reviews
We loved the interim Skywaters location. It was so much better than the former, even though it is a conference room and only temporary during redecorating. The food was delicious-we had the gumbo and it was outstanding!
Amanda, our wait person, couldn't have been more delightful. She took super care of us (brought me lots of decaf coffee)!!
We had a splendid time at Skywater. Amanda, our waitress, was THE best. Superb advice about the menu, incredibly welcoming, completely on top of every detail of our experience at the restaurant. I would return JUST to be around her (too bad I don't live in Minneapolis!) She recommended the brie appetizer. Terrific. My steak frites was perfect as was my dining partner's entrée. Dessert was also spot on. We were in the area for several days and Skywater was far and away the best experience.
The Skywater was amazing from the point I was greeted by the hostess. I was promptly seated and approached by the waitress. She made a couple suggestions for starters. I had a salad and the Yellowtail Tuna. This Tuna was amazing! My overall experience was great. I was checked up on frequently and with great appreciation for being a customer. I very much recommend This place. It is in a hotel.
Our party of 9 was treated very well. The service was attentive without being hovering. The food for the most part was delicious. Most were pleased with their entree choice. However, one person's french fries were under seasoned while another's were too salty. A minor complaint in the total scheme of things.
The blackened walleye tacos were terrible! No taste and so little fish that they should not have said there was any in the tacos. My friend got the jerk chicken tacos and it was mostly skin and again miniscule chicken. Definitely not worth the $13.00 and I wouldn't even pay half that price. Pitiful meal and i left hungry.
We came to Minneapolis from out of town to celebrate New Year's Eve and we were very disappointed in Skywater. We were expecting a nice restaurant and something new and exciting to celebrate the New Year and it was a complete let down. The waitress couldn't even explain what the New Year's Even specials were and our reservation was at 9:00pm. You would think by that late in her shift she would have figured out the special. Thomas, the host, was the only bright spot in our visit. I would never go back to this restaurant.
I was a bit disappointed in this, my first visit to Skywater. I had walked by the restaurant a number of times and was impressed by it's spaciousness and number of taps at the bar.
Alas, when i finally got around to dining at the restaurant, the main dining room and bar were closed for remodeling and we were relegated to a much smaller and plainer temporary restaurant space with no tap beer!
However, both the food and service were fine, so I look forward to a return visit after the remodeling is completed.
Experience was really disappointing. Waiter failed to mention it was happy hour. Friend ordered drink not on happy hour menu. When we realized this, my friend asked to send drink back. Waiter said he couldn't as it was already poured. Piece of Silverware was dirty. Very noisy, with pre-Vikings game fans. From the hostess to the waiter, service was very slow. Lighting was not great. Would not go back.
Disappointing experience. Special Thanksgiving menu advertised on the hotel website seemed attractive: pheasant, reasonably priced. Waiter was eager to please, but not knowledgeable. When asked to describe difference between two pinot grigio wines, he described them both as "sweet." Hotel is undergoing renovation, and the restaurant suffers as a result.
THe online menu has not been updated in YEARS!! I went there a year ago thinking they had a bison burger and it wasn't on the menu. Went there again Saturday night and the menu still was wrong and no bison burger. They either shouldn't have it online or should keep it updated.
This is the premier restaurant in the Landmark Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis. It simply must do a better job. I live in Minneapolis. We had a major convention in town at the Convention Center, but the Hilton was the primary convention hotel. The Skywater was the only practical restaurant for many convention guests. I organized a "business lunch" for colleagues. The menu is limited. It is essentially a bar/coffee shop menu, not a dining menu. There are two signature soups that are quite good (gumbo and wild rice) but the rest of the menu consists of quite ordinary salads and burgers/sandwiches. There are a few signature desserts that are good. The room is understaffed. We had to wait nearly ten minutes to be seated, though we had a reservation because there was no one at the reception desk. The waitstaff is visibly overworked. Our server mixed up our order and then disappeared leaving one of us without food. Getting the check required flagging down another server when no one was attending to us. It may seem a small matter, but the coffee was the worst I have ever had in a major restaurant. One of our guests was staying in the hotel and complained that the coffee at breakfast was "undrinkable." I convinced him to stay rather than going to a coffee shop because Skywater did serve espresso. The espresso that arrived tasted like thick dishwater. It was truly awful. If a restaurant can't do decent coffee in a city that prizes it, that is a major failing.
When I arrived, the African-American young lady informed me that I couldn't have made any reservations because they were closed to reservations, at the time. She proceeded to tell me that she would still sit me but I'd have to wait for her to clean a table. She walked me over to a dirty table and I waited for her to come back with a towel, instead she brought out another table's drinks. I thought she was walking back to get the towel, this time, but instead she started doing something else. I walked over to her and told her, "Excuse me, I am leaving." Poor customer service.
This place use to be so good but no longer. Menu is boring and food is passable but I like to go out and have good food, not just passable. THis is so convenient to Orchestra Hall that I wish it were better, but doubt that I will go again. Would rather walk outside and get better food
Orchestra Hall is across the street from the Hilton, and dining options in this vicinity have become very scarce due to the closing of several high-end restaurants. We were going to Orchestra Hall that night and thought that we would try the Skywater as an alternative to these favorite closed restaurants.
The restaurant was adequate. But to be honest I really expected much more from the only dinner venue at the Hilton--one of the largest hotels in Minneapolis. We don't require much, but the room in which we were seated looked like a low-level bistro. No tablecloths, and minimal setup. The room was also badly understaffed. Our poor server was racing around looking stressed and harried all the time. The menu was very limited, and aside from a couple of steaks and a short rib plate, could have been in any brew pub. There were no signature items on the menu, no specials, absolutely nothing that would make the menu stand out. Aside from the few actual dinner items there were burgers and pizza--again, "any brew pub" fare. That said, the food was fine, though not outstanding. We did appreciate a la carte sides of well-prepared broccolini and roasted carrots.
The restaurant was adjacent to a bar area, which made everything extremely noisy. This made the dining experience much less pleasurable.
The Hilton is missing a big bet here. Especially for patrons of Orchestra Hall, the Target Center, and the Convention Center, this restaurant or something evolved from it could easily be the go-to place in the area, given the lack of other good options.
Went with 3 others. Two of us shared a salad and Pizza and it was plenty of food. We were on our way to a concert but it was also a Vikings home game so the noise level from the bar was VERY loud. Only a small portion of the dining room was open so we could not get Carey far away from bar. Our server was wonderful wish I could remember his name
I was visiting Minneapolis with my daughter (pastry chef) and thought that this restaurant sounded fun and a little upscale. Wow, was I wrong. The menu was very limited and definitely not upscale. My daughter ordered her sandwich with the meat to be medium-rare. There was basically no pink in the meat. My pork chop came with couscous, which is a basically a tiny pellet of pasta. The couscous was still crunchy, which would imply that it wasn't cooked. We were very disappointed by the food and went elsewhere for dessert.
Enjoyable, friendly service by all we met, food was very much to our liking and I would recommend the the meat and cheese plater for any occasion. This would be a good experience for family and friends. Can't wait to come back to try more dishes and beer choices.
If you are interested in going out for a good time try this place. Try their appatisers and the desert was so tasty, I had the chocolate multon cake.
We saw a waiter 30 minutes after being seated.We had Orchestra Hall tickets so put us in a bind . The food arrived 30 minutes after ordering and they ran out of soup so we each had half a bowl. We were not charged for the "meal". Basically this was not Hilton quality. They need a larger wait staff and better kitchen management to return the restaurant back to their original status. This was a Tues. night, not a weekend.
The salad with watermelon and shrimp etc. has highly appreciated. The maitre'd was very welcoming and helpful. We had a good server but she had many people to help ...over
booked. The gazpacho was very good. We both thought the margaritas were too sweet, but enjoyed the creme brulee'
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