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.
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: 6123311800x3
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
The ambiance at Nicollet Island Inn was ...
The ambiance at Nicollet Island Inn was wonderful, as was the service. I do have two complaints, which I sent to the manager and did not receive a response. 1) The menu is limited. For example, there is no salmon on the menu. 2) The customer needs to ask for bread. It's ok that they do not want to waste bread by not delivering it automatically, but the customer is not told that it must be requested. It would be better if the wait staff asked whether or not the customer wanted bread rather than leaving the customer waiting for bread and not knowing it must be requested. This is too high a caliber restauant to have this policy.
We'd never been to Nicollet Island Inn b ...
We'd never been to Nicollet Island Inn before. My parents, girlfriend and I were very pleased! We all had the 5-Course tasting menu for brunch and we're delighted at the portions, flavors, and how appropriate all of the dishes were for the season. Our server, Alyssa, was attentive without being overbearing. We will be back!
Lovely Thanksgiving prix fixe dinner. T ...
Lovely Thanksgiving prix fixe dinner. The food was prepared beautifully, nicely seasoned and served graciously. Amenities included a take-home sandwich (turkey of course), cranberry, and a toll-house cookie. A warm and satisfying experience.
We love going to the Inn but the menu se ...
We love going to the Inn but the menu seems to have gotten very limited and they are pricing themselves out of my market. The food was ok but not outstanding. The service was great! We love the atmosphere but will consider other options in the future.
Half the reason to visit is the ambiance ...
Half the reason to visit is the ambiance and location. An after dinner walk or ride on the horse carriages adds to the evening.
The bouillabaisse was excellent and gingerbread cake a nice dessert
Onion soup was a bit salty for my taste
Celebrated our 5 year anniversary and it ...
Celebrated our 5 year anniversary and it was wonderful. Erin was our server and she was fabulous. We had a table for two overlooking the riverfront. We had a wonderful time. It was our first dinner at Nicollet Island Inn and it will not be our last!
Have been here for a number of dinner oc ...
Have been here for a number of dinner occasions and never disappointed . Only criticism is that while I always find a dish I like I wish there were more options without pork, bacon or brussels sprouts. Also more veggie options.
My husband and I went to Nicollet Island ...
My husband and I went to Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant for my birthday dinner. This was on a Tuesday and we were pleasantly surprised by how calm at quiet the environment was. We were able to sit comfortable and talk without loud noises in the background. Our server was great and the manager stopped by to check on us as well. The food was top notch! My husband had steak and I had chicken. Both were delicious and we were impressed by the quality of the meal. Afterward we had drinks in the historic bar and we were greeted by the bartender and manager again. Both were very friendly and accommodating. I have to say they made our night a fun one! Overall, this place is a gem and I will definitely be coming back again and again! I am recommending it to family and friends as well. This historic building has been overlooked by too many people! It's such a wonderful place to dine.
The lobster appetizer was delicious. Th ...
The lobster appetizer was delicious. The Walleye placed so as not to lose its crispness from the vegetables. This restaurant is a favorite of ours. Nice views of the River and good soundproofing makes for a cozy spot.
A friend invited us to dinner and we wer ...
A friend invited us to dinner and we were to choose the restaurant. Nicollet Island Inn was our first choice. My pork tenderloin was very good, the flat iron steak was excellent, and the walleye was deemed acceptable. It was a nice evening out.
It was my husband's birthday and I wante ...
It was my husband's birthday and I wanted to take him some place special and this was exactly the right place. We will definitely come back. The food was excellent, the service was great and we really enjoyed the sophisticated atmosphere. It was truly a pleasure and a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you
Our cheese plate was delightful. The mai ...
Our cheese plate was delightful. The main course of walleye was very heavily breaded and bland, the wild rice that accompanied the meal was terrible. We were never offered a bread basket or rolls. We decided to try the restaurant again after a long absence and were very disappointed.
We celebrated our friends birthday and r ...
We celebrated our friends birthday and really enjoyed the atmosphere! The food is very small portion for the large prices, so it's definitely not an every day place to dine at. It's not the kind of restaurant that gives you a complimentary birthday dessert, but they treated us to champagne when they brought the dessert out. Unfortunately we weren't impressed with our waitress, but the rest of the staff that we met was great! The ambiance at the Inn is what makes the experience worth it.
What a wonderful dinner we had at Nicoll ...
What a wonderful dinner we had at Nicollet Island Inn last weekend. The ambience is elegant but very comfortable, and the setting overlooking the Mississippi on Nicollet Island is dreamy. Another world. Our dinners were beautifully prepared, with subtle, surprising flavors. My pasta dish, "Shrimp Chittara," with artichoke, asparagus, red pepper, and guanciale, was to die for. Wait staff couldn't be nicer.
Nicollet Island Inn has a great dining s ...
Nicollet Island Inn has a great dining space. Most tables have a view of the river. Our salads and main courses were done expertly. We were never rushed. The wait staff was attentive. Our special occasion was made that much more special by the great food and atmosphere.
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