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About Nicollet Island Inn
The Nicollet Island Inn has stood witness to over a century of change on the shores of the Mississippi River. The Inn is consistently named the most romantic restaurant in the area and its river views have been voted some of the best in the city. An immediately recognizable Minneapolis landmark, the Inn offers world-class cuisine created by Executive Chef Noah Balow , whose innovative and constantly updated menu includes a variety of seafood, steaks and gourmet specialty dishes. Our wine menu has been chosen specifically to compliment the food and highlight producers from the world's leading wine regions.
Nic's bar, just off the main dining room, is a casual, old-world tavern and the patio offers stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline. The Inn is a convenient, comfortable destination for breakfast or lunch meetings while the 3 or 5-course Sunday Brunch is the perfect weekend indulgence.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am
Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact Lindsay Kunz
Island Room or St. Anthony Event Spaces
-Newly Remodeled, Hardwood flooring
-An outdoor Private Garden Patio
-Space for 10-120 guests seated and up to 200 for a reception
-Free wireless Internet access
Our professional staff provides attentive service combined with excellent cuisine to create a productive and memorable event.
Please visit our website for more information: www.nicolletislandinn.com/specialevents.html
Complimentary parking for guests of the Nicollet Island Inn.
Private Party Facilities:
Nicollet Island Inn has three private/semi-private dining rooms and 2 Event Spaces. The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 10 guests, the Captain's Room up to 16, and the Fireside Lounge up to 24. The Island room can fit 50 seated, 70 for cocktails. The St. Anthony room can fit 120 seated. Our events floor can accommodate nearly 200 people for a cocktail reception.
Private Party Contact:
Lindsay Kunz: (612) 331-1800 ext. 3
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have multiple private dining options for groups of 6-24 guests in either our Private Dining Room, Captain's Room, or Fireside Lounge. Whether it's a meeting, family celebration, or corporate dinner, our experienced staff can create a menu to meet virtually any need. For more information please contact Ryan via email at email@example.com or by phone 612-331-1800 ext. 7.
Nicollet Island Inn Ratings and Reviews
A favorite place to meet friends for special occasions! The beautiful dining room on the river, excellent menu items, creative presentations on each plate and attentive service from all of the staff add up to a leisurely meal in an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality!
10 years ago I took my girlfriend to the Nicollet Island Inn. This was our first experience at a fine dining restaurant as we were only 22 and that night I proposed to her and....she said yes :). Now, here we are 10 years later and still very happily married. I took my wife here for our 10 year Anniversary to relive the evening of our proposal and the staff went above and beyond to make sure our night was spectacular. The food and drinks were delicious, They sat us at the same table, provided complimentary champagne and a total of 3 servers commented on our anniversary while the house manager spent 5 minutes at our table discussing our proposal evening visit and talking about a lot of the details from that night. We received a lot of congratulatory remarks and just felt like the staff really cared about what they do. We will be back to celebrate many more Anniversaries and I have no doubt that each visit will be amazing.
Our service was excellent, staff cordial and knowledgeable. Our appetizer (lobster bruschetta) was awesome. I had the crab tagliatelle, the pasta was too thick and was not cooked to even al dente. I found about two small pieces of crab, the sauce was good. My husband had the duck and he said it was tough.
Drinks used to come with the 5 course buffet and sadly we were not told different. Bill was higher than expected.
Breakfast course was yummy but it went downhill fast. Too many creamy/ saucy choices. Gnocchi was too far too rich to eat and risotto was a 3/10.
I was very disappointed as I went before and wanted to take friends. We all were not impressed.!
We enjoyed eating outdoors. It was a bit noisy at times due to the front door and valet stand being right by the patio, but we appreciated the green shrub screening between the parking lot and patio. Would be better to move the valet parking to the front door (instead of before it) or even slightly past the front door - would be more pleasant for outdoor diners. Menu has lots of enticing offerings. Service was a bit slow but we weren't in a hurry and would rather have it be slow than rushed. I think there was a wedding and another private party that night so we understood the leisurely service.
I was dining with my mother and daughter and we decided we wanted to try a brunch somewhere new and we chose the Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant. Everything about our brunch was fabulous. We enjoyed the 5-course brunch and celebrated with some champagne. The service was excellent and the timing between the courses was perfect. The food was delicious! What a wonderful outing and a perfect place.
Nicollet Island Inn just can't be over-appreciated. This is an excellent dining experience, they nail classic cocktails ... all courses were spectacular from the Lobster Bruschetta to the Poppy Seed Short Bread with Lemon Curd. We celebrate our anniversary there when we can coordinate dinner with the Aquatennial fireworks display. There's a lot of activity in the area, horse-drawn carriages, and plenty of people watching. You will be very comfortable.
The Nicollet Island Inn was fabulous! We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and this was our first visit to the establishment. The bar is a classic. Hand carved wood and stained glass appoint the bar back. Great high top tables with claw feet. The bar even features an old school foot rail. Matt the bartender was skilled and made a great brandy old fashioned, sweet, Wisconsin style. Perhaps most impressive was the seating area upon the bar entrance. High back upholstered chairs surrounding round tables created a relaxing atmosphere to visit away from the main bar. The dining room was traditional, historically decorated with a great view of the river. Our server Joe was professional, knowledgable, and conversational. The food was fantastic! I had the filet, perfectly cooked, and my wife enjoyed the walleye. Don't miss out on the lobster risotto! I could have had that for the entree. Reasonably priced for high quality food and service. We'll be back!
Food was extremely salty. Tasty otherwise.Service was prompt ,
the waiter was not very helpful. Although we were there to celebrate a birthday There was nothing special. It appears that you have to belong to their birthday club and next time we can celebrate your birthday,,Seems kind of snobbish . But the chocolate mousse was very good.
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