About Nicollet Island Inn
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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: (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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 612-331-1800 ext. 7.
Nicollet Island Inn Ratings and Reviews
I brought my husband to Nicollet Island ...
I brought my husband to Nicollet Island Inn for his birthday. This was our first visit. We had delicious food in a beautiful setting. The pacing of the courses was wonderful. I hope to come back and try the Sunday brunch.
Went for Lobster Fest. Hostess was spec ...
Went for Lobster Fest. Hostess was spectacular and welcomed us as though she cared that we were there. Our waiter acted the entire time like it was an inconvenience to be waiting on us. We had prepaid for our 5 course meal. The main course of our meal (Lobster and Steak) was cold and probably the worst I've ever had. The lobster was juicy and would have been good if it would have been hot. But it wasn't even warm. The potato medallions were cold and hard and the broccoli was also cold. I probably would have said something to the waiter but she never came back to ask us how it was. All in all, for the $$ that we paid, it was a very unpleasant dining experience. Very sad about that because I'd never been there and we made our reservations over 6 weeks ago and were looking forward to celebrating the evening. The bus person that took our dirty dishes was so friendly and nice . Too bad our waiter didn't care as much about us as the bus person did.
We frequently visit for our anniversary ...
We frequently visit for our anniversary dinner. The food is always good, the service is excellent, and the bar and wine list are quite good. But most of all the atmosphere and view is simply spectacular, especially in winter and after a recent snowfall. We will continue our tradition long into the future.
The food was just average. I had the wal ...
The food was just average. I had the walleye and it was lackluster. We had 3 steak dinners in the group and they were all just ok. The service was outstanding!!! We all loved the ambience of the inn. We would not eat there again.
We spent our first Christmas Eve without ...
We spent our first Christmas Eve without family and decided to have dinner at the Nicollet Island Inn. It was an enjoyable evening, good food, good drinks and good service. We stayed there once, years ago, and would recommend it as a place to spend a night or two.
Puts you in the holiday spirit, the Inn ...
Puts you in the holiday spirit, the Inn is always a festive setting. Good and timely waiter was helpful. The salmon said was excellent with a nicely crusted piece of salmon, flavorful pomegranate dressing and salad extras. I requested a piece of bread to go with the salad and waiter provided a nice slice of French bread. The roast beef sandwich was on delicious French bread but was half grizzle or tough meat, French fries were tasty, warm and crispy. Dessert pana cotta with fresh nutmeg on top finished the meal with a great cup of coffee. It's a charming place to dine and always with the entertainment of what's happening in the neighborhood and on the river as the fox pranced along the shore line..
I brought a client here for lunch and ha ...
I brought a client here for lunch and had a lovely time. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. I hadn't been here in quite a while and this visit reminded me of one of Minneapolis' best kept dining secrets. Will return again soon.
My wife and I went there on the coldest ...
My wife and I went there on the coldest day since last winter, -10 F. We first encountered the valet who quickly took our car and helped us into the lobby. Warm and cozy we were greeted by the host who quickly brought to a table with a beautiful view of the frozen river. Hot coffee, a bloody Mary and the 5 course sampler meal followed in that order. Our waiter was friendly but not over attentive, the food was exceptional and the setting was so relaxing. We will definitely come back during warmer weather and enjoy a room and the Mississippi River.
We have always loved going to the Nicoll ...
We have always loved going to the Nicollet Island Inn. This was a special Christmas treat with the Guthrie following dinner. Love to grab a bite to eat in the bar which is equally as special and cozy. Open Table made it easy to reserve a table. Thanks
This is one of those reviews that you ha ...
This is one of those reviews that you hate to write because you don't want to give away a truly good secret, but at the same time, the establishment deserves the recommendation. So here's hoping that they suddenly do not become overwhelmed with business that it becomes impossible to book a table less than 3 months in advance! This is 5 stars all around - service, ambiance, meal, drinks. The view of the river (esp during a snowfall) beats the St. Paul Grille's view of Rice Park. A bit expensive, but certainly no more so than any other establishment of a similar dining level. The one suggestion I would make is to include more vegan/vegetarian options.
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.
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