About Lake Elmo Inn
The Lake Elmo Inn offers award-winning American cuisine, and has been voted Best Restaurant, Best Service, Best Dessert, Best Brunch, and Twin Cities Institution locally by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 'Reader's Choice Awards'. Zagat scores the Lake Elmo Inn at a 28 out of 30 for food, calling us a "hidden secret". We also received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for our extensive wine list for twelve years in a row.
The Lake Elmo Inn has been chosen as one of the top 100 Brunches in the nation by Open Table. From shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, double smoked ham, and carved rounds of beef, to eggs Benedict, Belgium waffles, mouthwatering salads, and fresh seasonal fruit, the Lake Elmo Inn serves a Sunday Brunch that is artfully prepared and elegantly presented.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm. Between 2:00pm-5:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Corporate events, weddings, picnics, etc. Please contact our Event Center staff for more details. We cater local and around the Twin Cities.651-779-5994
Public lots also available in the area.
Private Party Facilities:
The Lake Elmo Inn has four dining rooms to offer private parties. Our Kohler room can accommodate groups up to 50 people. The Oak room holds up to 70 people and can be separated into a semi-private area for smaller group of 35 or less. Our event center holds 75-300 people, a wonderful place for a wedding, reunion, celebration of life, or corporate event. Please call Chris Schiltz 651.779.5994
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lake Elmo Inn Ratings and Reviews
Our server Mo was FANTASTIC! She really ...
Our server Mo was FANTASTIC! She really helped to make my dad's 70th birthday truly special. Great food and great service. Don't let the construction of the street / area deter you -- this place is WORTH the hassle! It's a true gem!
This is such a special place with all th ...
This is such a special place with all the great extra touches. The food is always fabulous and it really makes you feel special. We have celebrated all 37 anniversary's there. We love it so much. And are so lucky to have something so close to home.
Thank you for making our anniversary's so special.
We love Lake Elmo Inn, we visit monthly. ...
We love Lake Elmo Inn, we visit monthly. We have never had one complaint until this visit. Our waitress was quite rude. She was very short and seemed like she had better things to do. It took almost 15 minutes after we were seated to get our drink order, she never apologized. She seemed irritated while taking our food order. It took almost an hour to get our food. We were there at 5pm on Friday, it wasn't busy. Not impressed by this visit.
Excellent food. Dinner is probably a bi ...
Excellent food. Dinner is probably a bit better than brunch, although the food was still good with the exception of the sirloin. I must of gotten a bad part of it, it was tough and I couldn't cut it with a butter knife.
As usual, their food and service exceeds ...
As usual, their food and service exceeds the overall genre of restaurants of that caliber. There was road construction in front of the restaurant. What did they do? Offer free valet services! The food was wonderful as usual. The tender beef was fabulous.
We entertained two couples from out of t ...
We entertained two couples from out of town and came here at the request of one who had heard the food and ambiance were great. No one was disappointed. The occasion was a birthday party. We are not familiar enough with the restaurant to comment on the other possibilities listed in the recommendations above.
Lake Elmo Inn never disappoints. We can ...
Lake Elmo Inn never disappoints. We can always count on a pleasant dining experience with good food and excellent service. This time, hubby tried a bratwurst burger on a pretzel bun. The different flavors of the brat, seasonings, cheese, and sauerkraut all came together on a delicious bun. He called it exceptional. Also, always exceptional, is the wild rice. Nobody does it better. We are fans of their lunches, but have enjoyed many evening meals as well. No matter how busy they are, the servers always treat you as their top priority. We'll be back.
It was a perfect evening! It was our wed ...
It was a perfect evening! It was our wedding anniversary and we could not have felt more special. Our server, Jody, was very attentive, and even though she was busy, graciously agreed to take a few pictures of us in the garden. We enjoyed free champagne, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was great. I don't remember the last time we've had such great service. 5+ stars!
Love this place. We discovered it about ...
Love this place. We discovered it about a year ago and now have returned several times. We have taken friends who look forward to going back. Prices are acceptable, service is always excellent. What is really important is that we can talk without shouting! Lately many restaurants are so loud one can't communicate the order, let alone visit with friends.
We have dined at Lake Elmo Inn on severa ...
We have dined at Lake Elmo Inn on several occasions over the years.
We prefer the Inn to most any other restaurant within a 30 minute drive from home.
We chose to dine there for casual date nights or special occasions.
Lunches with a small group are also very nice. The menu is always reliably interesting and the entrees and desserts are delicious.
Some co-workers got together for a speci ...
Some co-workers got together for a special celebratory lunch. Not realizing how hot it would be we agreed to be seated in the glassed in area. It was so hot, you could open a container of butter and pour it on the bread. One person had the shrimp and prongs and picked out 5 whole garlic gloves. That is a bit much even by garlic lovers standards. The blackened prime rib was flavorless. Two people had walleye and said it was good. The other had ribs and they were good too.
We went to Lake Elmo Inn for the Father' ...
We went to Lake Elmo Inn for the Father's Day Brunch. There was quite a crowd but the staff was attentive and constantly renewed, when items were getting low. They was quite a nice choice of alternatives, especially the desserts
We had a great experience. Coming in kno ...
We had a great experience. Coming in knowing it was Father's Day we expected it to be super busy which it was. The lines for the Brunch Buffet seemed quite long and in the way of patrons waiting to be sat. Our server was on top of drink refills, ect.
The food is good although the duck wasnt ...
The food is good although the duck wasnt cooked consistently. The red haired waitress thats helped us before treats us like we dont belong there and isnt very friendly. I would recommend this place to a friend because the food and atmosphere is good enough to have return trips.
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