Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wow! We love our employees!

Here at Woolley's, we love our guests, and we love our employees. So we really love it when our employees show our guests just how much we love them. We call that a 'Wow'!

This week we had so many great Wows, we just couldn't resist sharing. As a thank you for a job well done, here they are!

A party has been coming here for 14 years and always requests Grandma Sue. They said Grandma provides excellent service, and they feel the menu has upgraded a great deal. They love to bring new people here for dinner. 

Jaime took care of a party in the piano lounge who had attended a funeral. A guest said, "Thank you for the great service, Jaime is very kind. We enjoyed the wine and the fish special". 

Bethany had a table ask her for chocolate truffles. She tried to sell them on the lava cake, but they wouldn't take it. Therefore, Bethany picked up truffles from the gift shop and presented them with two hot towels. 

Another guest went out of his way to let management know how wonderful Bethany is. He said she has a great sense of humor. 

A diner in the bar said he has been here for three nights and Brandi has been the best yet. 

A frequent guest in the bar told me, "As far as bartenders go, they don't get any better than Adam." 

Finally, I would like to give Bethany a Wow for the lunch shift this afternoon. She had 30 walk-ins arrive almost all at the same time, and she handled it very professionally and received very nice compliments at table touches. 

A hearty thanks and some serious love to everyone for another great week! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Weekly Specials - July 18 - 24

Hope everyone's been able to beat the heat and stay cool! (You don't actually have to travel to the Amazon to feel what it's like in the rainforest anymore).

If the weather has you in the mood for something tropical this week, you don't really have to go far. Take in the tropical scenery of our garden atrium while enjoying the delicious cool of our air conditioning. This week, our fabulous specials will certainly make your trip worthwhile. 

Soft Shell Crab - $12
Breaded and pan-fried on a bed of arugula with caper and chili remolade

Ahi Tuna - $29
Seared Ahi with quinoa in a sweet chili vinaigrette and wasabi grilled asparagus

Braised Short Ribs - $27
With goat cheese pancakes, sweet corn succatash, braising jus, and crispy leaks 

Peach Upside Down Cake - $5.95
Seared with fresh peaches and rum caramel sauce

MGD 64 Lemonade - $3.50

We'll see you soon! (Hopefully the humidity and temps will subside just a bit, so we can get back to enjoying the few months of summer we get). 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Taste is Back!

The sixth annual Taste of the Twin Cities Originals is right around the corner. From 6-9pm on Thursday, July 28, Twin Cities Originals' member restaurants will be showcasing their best dishes at TCF Bank Stadium

From appetizers and entrees to desserts and even wine, attendees will be able to sample and taste to their hearts' (and their stomachs') content. As an added bonus, all attendees receive complimentary Riedel crystal wine glasses for attending this year's event.

Tickets are going fast, so make sure you get yours before they sell out! You may choose between regular admission tickets for $40 each or VIP tickets for $80 each. VIP tickets include $200 in gift certificates to member restaurants as well as early access to the event.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Restaurant Week Redux!

We're beyond excited that 'Restaurant Week' has been expanded into a semi-annual affair! After our foray into this tradition in March, Woolley's is now an old hand at this. As such, we've got some great summer 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 $10 or $20 while dinner options are priced at $15 to $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 once again embrace 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. Lunches start with our bountiful soup/salad bar and include a complimentary glass of house wine or non-alcoholic beverage. Dinner begins with our house French Onion Soup or choice of salad, and all meals are sweetly finished with three options for dessert. Also, while we do not have wine flights, we are offering 50% off any bottle of wine in celebration!

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!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mimosas & Champagne are Calling Your Name!

We're seriously enjoying our new brunch feature. From salty to sweet, breakfast to lunch, and everything in between, we've got all your brunch needs covered! To introduce Woolley's Brunch en masse, we decided to offer unlimited FREE champagne and mimosas for all brunch goers.

So, stop in for some brunch with some of your closest friends, family, and maybe even neighbors. If you're curious as to what we've got to offer (and missed our post last week), feel free to check out our Brunch Menu.

In the meantime, we'd love to know, what was some of the best brunch you ever had? What made it so divine? Do tell, get hungry, and then come see us for some brunch!