About Lake Elmo Inn
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lake Elmo Inn Ratings and Reviews
Great food & always love the sorbet pala ...
Great food & always love the sorbet palate cleanser !
Appreciated the modifications for the gluten free guests . Service was slow but we still enjoyed ourselves as always . Great non-alcoholic beverage options for the kids to enjoy .
Lake Elmo Inn is one of the premier rest ...
Lake Elmo Inn is one of the premier restaurants in the Twin Cities. Top chefs prepare creative and delicious meals, beautifully presented and delivered to your table by some of the best wait staff you are likely to find anywhere. When you grow weary of the pretentious high-end restaurants in town, drive out to Lake Elmo Inn. It's like coming home.
We have been frequent customers of this ...
We have been frequent customers of this restaurant for seven years and never encountered this
lack of professionalism, poor food preparation and cocktail preparation as we did this evening. There were teenagers on the front reception desk and ones attitude was curt and sharp.
Food was room temperature and two baked potatoes were served, one to replace vegetable I
suppose. Worst experience at Lake Elmo Inn we have ever had!
Wonderful for a nice romantic evening ou ...
Wonderful for a nice romantic evening out. Was a little noisier than it used to be, but still nice. Server was attentive and brought little extras for our celebration. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner there over 30 years ago and it's still just as good! Food was good as ever, ordered steak and it was done exactly how we requested. LOVE the desserts!
We just moved back to town this summer s ...
We just moved back to town this summer so wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday at Lake Elmo in which I had not been to for 20 years. The service was OK but nothing like it used to be there and the food was it was not very good I had those lobster it was overcooked and chewy I wife had a steak which was very under cooked And I was done with my meal before she got her new steak
Celebrated 38th Anniversary aqt Lake Elm ...
Celebrated 38th Anniversary aqt Lake Elmo Inn , w/friends. The Seafood Buffet was good for 2of us, while the other 2 had the Pork Chop supper...which was awesome! From what I could tell (and getTing a bite here and there), the Seafood Buffet was spot on perfect, and it included a beef carving board. Lisa tended to us, and she was simply the best -as was Curtis & John. They are the best bar team! Lake Elmo Inn, thank you so much for a wonderful evening. Everything was just perfect!
First time we were seated in smaller din ...
First time we were seated in smaller dining room. More intimate and cozy. As usual, a very enjoyable dining experience. Lake Elmo Inn has become very aware of dietary special needs and accommodates them well with signs specifying gluten free. Service was excellent and welcoming.
Lake Elmo Inn is 100% pure greatness! Ab ...
Lake Elmo Inn is 100% pure greatness! Absolutely great food and service. The decor is wonderful and every time we have been there we are extactic about it. First time at the Sunday brunch and it is the best in the Tein Cities!
Went with family to celebrate my husband ...
Went with family to celebrate my husband's continued life fighting cancer. Food and wine was excellent wait staff very attentive. The "sunnies" were excellent as was the Prime Rib. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends.
Great walleye, prime rib, and sirloin st ...
Great walleye, prime rib, and sirloin steak. We all liked the mixture of wild rice, especially with the onions and other ingredients. Slicing the sirloin and layering in between with your special sauce and seasonings was delicious and one of the best ways I've every been served steak. Be sure to check wrapped leftovers before leaving. Never 'assume' as ours got mixed up.
We have been to this restaurant before, ...
We have been to this restaurant before, but it always delivers. The food is always delicious and the service excellent. Everyone from the desk host to the valet attendant are friendly and concerned about my experience. We did not even use the valet parking, but he was friendly and greeted us as we were leaving. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, but, unfortunately I cannot remember her name.
Waitress, Monica, was outstanding. Frie ...
Waitress, Monica, was outstanding. Friendly, attentive without even knowing she was there. Please give her our thanks. Food assortment for brunch was tremendous, tasty and wide variety. I question the extra for coffee but everything was great.
Wonderful Brunch! The selections and va ...
Wonderful Brunch! The selections and variety of food offered was excellent. It was well worth the money. I love the quiet sophisticated ambiance of this restaurant. Great service, great food, and price is reasonable.... what more could you want?
I have heard great things about the food ...
I have heard great things about the food, and the Sunday brunch at this place, so I wanted to try it. The food was great, the coffee was awesome! (Since we do not care for champagne, We did not partake in the free champagne as part of the buffet ) I wish one could switch out the champagne for another beverage, Like coffee instead, without having to pay extra. BUT we will be back for sure, as I have already made future reservations :) Did I mention how good the coffee was ? ;)
Not sure if the experience we had on 1/2 ...
Not sure if the experience we had on 1/28/2017 was typical for a Saturday night however we had a 7:30 reservation and didn't end up getting seated until roughly 7:50, and finally had our first glass of wine arrive at 8:05. Aside from the delay the food was very good. The waitress apologized for the delay.
We have been here several times in the p ...
We have been here several times in the past and were very satisfied. This time was very poor. My wife's baked potato was cold and her shrimp were overcooked. The waitress was inattentive to the point that we were unable to complain or order an additional glass of wine during the meal. A great deal of attention was being paid to a couple of other tables but very little to ours.
We've been to Lake Elmo Inn a couple of ...
We've been to Lake Elmo Inn a couple of times, and every time it has been a great experience. The food is fantastic and the service is always great. While not cheap, I always felt that for the quality and service, it's a great value!
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