Friday, February 25, 2011 Private

That's right, VIP style! Woolley's prime location within the Embassy Suites allows us to also offer catering services and meeting space for events ranging from small, intimate family dinners to large, multi-day corporate trainings and weddings. 

Our private dining rooms are the perfect setting for your next small to medium-sized gathering. Options range from semi-private, open-air spaces, such as with our gazebo or piano lounge, or completely private as with our Magnolia or Gardenia rooms.


Piano Lounge


Whether a day-long meeting or celebratory dinner, you are able to pre-select a custom menu for your group and even rent any type of audio-visual equipment you may need. Otherwise, if you were just hoping to allow guests to order off the menu, but needed a space set-apart for just your group, we can certainly accommodate that as well. 

Right now, we're even running a March Madness meeting planner package that offers an all-inclusive, per person price for those full-day trainings and corporate events.

To secure space for your upcoming event, please contact our catering department at 952.960.5118 today!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Restaurant Week

We're super excited to be part of the annual Twin Cities foodie tradition lovingly dubbed 'Restaurant Week'! This is Woolley's first foray into the tradition, and we've got some fabulous fare planned to delight your palette!

For those of you unfamiliar with Restaurant Week, it is a week-long celebration put on by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine during which participating restaurants present fabulously priced meals for lunch, dinner, or both. Lunch options are priced at $20 while dinner options are priced at $30. These multi-course meals sometimes come with an optional wine flight that may be purchased separately to pair with the meal. Restaurant Week is a great way for restaurants and their chefs to showcase their menus and attract newbie patrons to their locale.

Woolley's decided to dive headfirst into Restaurant Week with offerings for both lunch and dinner! Adhering to the $20 and $30 price points, Woolley's has six separate entrĂ©e choice options slated for lunch and dinner respectively. Each dinner is paired with your choice of a first course, lunch offers our bountiful soup/salad bar, and all meals are sweetly finished with three options for dessert. Additionally, while we are not offering wine flights, Restaurant Week guests will receive half off any bottle of wine from our extensive list.

To see our full Restaurant Week menu, please click here.

This is one event your taste buds will not want to miss! Make sure you secure your reservation now by following this link. We'll see you then!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Staying in the Know!

We like to keep our friends and guests in the loop about Woolley's as much as possible! Communication is key in every successful relationship, right? That's why no matter where you like to go to get information, we want to make sure you can easily access our specials, features, menus, contact information, and of course secure a reservation!

We also realize communication is tough when it's one-sided or when the recipient is unappreciative of the arduous advances. Below is a brief compilation of how we currently communicate with our guests. If you were currently unaware, we invite you to utilize the following means. Conversely, if you feel we're able to better communicate or wish we utilized a different method, please let us know!

1. In person - Probably our favorite way to communicate with our guests, Woolley's strives to create a personal connection with each visit. Whether they're just stopping in as they travel through Minneapolis or have chosen us to share a special occasion, we want to ensure their experience with us exceeds their expectations. And, on the off chance it did not, well, we want to hear about that too. If we don't take the time to ask our guests what went wrong, we'll never have the opportunity to make it right.

2. Website - A key way to communicate important information to patrons and friends, our website allows users to access our menu, background information about our restaurant, Chef Peter's bio, and of course the "nitty-gritty": location, hours, and how to make reservations.

3. Facebook - Who isn't on Facebook these days?! Neighbors, friends, co-workers, (and even my grandma) are on Facebook! Our Facebook page allows guests to access a lot of the same information that can be found on our website with the added ability to promote weekly specials and changing features. Fans are also able to interact with our restaurant's page. This is great for hosting contests and even just opening up a dialogue with guests about their experiences.

4. Twitter - Woolley's is also on Twitter. Our Twitter presence allows for briefer conversations about our product and the ability to respond to inquiries and/or mentions that may otherwise pass us by.

5. Blog - Our blog provides a great vehicle for longer features of the moments as well as for compilations that are not good website material and maybe unsuitable for a Facebook note. It's also a good forum for allowing guests and posters to interact and provide feedback on our posts.

6. Monthly Newsletter - Our monthly newsletter is distributed both in print and available at the host stand as well as electronically and linked to our website. With information about the current month's goings-on in calendar form with specific features highlighted as well as a letter from our director, our newsletter is a great way to stay in the know about all things Woolley's!

7. Emails - When guests provide their emails on comment cards, we are able to send periodic emails about our upcoming specials and coupon features. While this may be seen as obtrusive by some, those guests can always neglect to provide their email or even request to be excluded (via email) should they no longer wish to receive the communications.

In order to best serve you, our valuable friends, neighbors, and guests, we'd love to hear from you! How do you like to interact with your favorite restaurants and brands? What don't you like about their (or even our) communication styles and dealings?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine's Day at Woolley's

Less than two weeks until Valentine's Day and Woolley's annual Steak & Lobster weekend!

Available all weekend (February 11-14), Woolley's famous Steak & Lobster special is the perfect Valentine's feast for you and your sweetheart. Includes house salad, freshly baked bread, 6-oz. Certified Angus Beef filet, 6-oz. fresh lobster tail, scalloped potato and vegetable. For singles, Woolley's adds a complimentary glass of wine, and for couples, a bottle of wine. The Special is offered at just $45 a person ($90 per couple). 

If steak and lobster is not what you're craving, our full dinner menu will also be available.

Then, end your meal on a sweet note. Any of our desserts prove the perfect finale to a spectacular evening,  but our Flaming Strawberry Woolley's is a romantic favorite! Strawberries, powdered sugar, whipped cream and flaming Grand Marnier are sure to turn up the heat a bit!

Spots are filling quickly, so make sure you secure your reservation for the perfect Valentine's Day celebration!