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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
We had the 5-course tasting brunch with champagne and coffee. Our server, Sean, was excellent and timed the courses beautifully. The food was uniformly excellent: The poached egg with smoked salmon Benedict was perfect as was the sauce. The scallop in butternut squash risotto with sage/walnut pesto was an absolute delight! Desserts were equally impressive.
Yes, this is a pricey brunch but the service and food quality are worth it. If you want a brunch buffet with mountains of scrambled eggs, prime rib and a dozen pasta salads, this is not for you. We were completely satisfied with the portions and enjoyed the luxury of a multi-course, leisurely brunch. Well done, Nicollet Island Inn!
The Sunday brunch atmosphere was great for conversation with a long-lost relative. Staff were courteous and understanding and did not hassle us as we extended our stay beyond the normal. Food was perfect for this special occasion.
My wife and I stayed at the Nicollet in for our 44th Wedding Anniversary . We had dinner on Saturday and the next day a Sunday Brunch. The services was second to none. Our waiters where excellent. The food was excellent. I had the walleye my wife the chicken. Everything cooked to perfection. On Sunday we had the 5 coarse brunch. Again every thing was excellent. Our waitress did a great job. When we told her it was our 44th wedding anniversary she said "wow, that is 2 of my life times"
The chicken was very flavorful and our server was helpful in recommending items that I could eat due to my food allergies. The potato wedges in my entrée were a bit overcooked and not quite seasoned enough with salt / pepper or otherwise. My business colleagues ordered the scallops and they commented on how good they tasted with the risotto. We really enjoyed the friendliness of the host, the excellent view of a table by the window and the quiet ambience. It was perfect for our business dinner, we were able to talk and have a nice conversation.
We have been to the Nicollet Island Inn many times over the years. It never disappoints and is worth every penny. The menu choices are excellent and delicious. The wait staff is attentive. It is in a nice location on the river.
It's always a treat dining here, however was strange that there wasn't a host/hostess. Waited for someone to come to the host stand and no one ever did. Stood there for some time while the gal working the hotel desk saw us and never said anything. After 5 or twn minutes walked over to the hotel desk and asked if there was a host. She tried to help but couldn't find our open table reservation.
This was our first time eating at the Nicollet Island Inn. The staff was professional yet very friendly. They were most accommodating and welcoming. The food was excellent and the view by the window was beautiful. Parking was free and convenient which allowed for a stroll across the bridge and down the walking path after lunch. This is now one of our favorite restaurants.
This has always been my favorite restaurant. Two years ago we got married on the bank of the Mississippi River across the park from the Nicollet Island Inn and had of Wedding Dinner Reception in the Fireside room. It was a wonderful event and we go back every year on our anniversary to celebrate.
After reading all the great reviews, we were sadly disappointed. We were seated for our easter brunch at 1pm. It was nearly an hour later before we received our soup and salad. This was a four course fixed price meal. It took nearly two hours for our meal. We sat for a long time between courses with just ice water and our empty plates. The portions were quite small and the food itsself was mediocre. Nothing special. The staff were all very gracious and polite. Our server kept blaming the kitchen for the wait, however other tables around us seemed to be moving on to entree and dessert while we sat. Seemed like chaos to me, just a bad experience all around.
Our family had Easter Brunch and the service was excellent the 5 course was very very good.
I had eggs Benedict carrot ginger soup and the meatballs and desert was chocolate mouse everything was the best. I would go back again for lunch or diner, the view from our table was fantastic over looking the Mississippi River the whole family will be back.
On a whim we changed our Open Table reservation from a favorite dining spot to try Nicollet Island Inn. We were not disappointed. The service, the ambiance and the food was outstanding. Our server was a gentleman named Joe and he was fabulous! He made great recommendations, he was attentive and overall, just a really nice guy.
This was a lovely location for a date with the man who is my best friend and husband of 34 years! We enjoyed a quiet table, pleasant glass of wine and a delicious meal. We especially enjoyed the French onion soup & the wonderful apple cider brined roasted chicken. Our server was attentive and helpful but allowed us time to enjoy our evening out.
We loved the ambiance and nostalgic decor. Our server James was wonderful and made sure we enjoyed our meal, making suggestions and being very attentive.
I had ordered a floral bouquet for the table for my friend's birthday. It was beautiful and was waiting for us when we arrived.
We were given a table by the window and the people watching was great!
Portions were small so take your guys to an evening meal.
A very special Sunday brunch and we will be back again.
The food was fantastic (we had the 5 course tasting menu for brunch and our 3 year old had the 3 course kids' brunch). Our kind and attentive waiter was solicitous and wonderful. He saw my daughter tasting my soup course and brought out a mini bowl of siup of her own at no charge. He was so experienced and made our brunch a great time. I'm thinking this would be a great Sunday after church ritual.
Had the salmon salad which was delicious! The coffee was also wonderful and our waitress was very friendly and checked on us often. Was a bit surprised that the lunch menu had such a small selection although the food was delicious.
The setting and appointments of the restaurant are lovely. The view of the river is beautiful. Though you are in the city you feel like you have left all its hustle and bustle behind.
We opted for the tasting menu. Sadly, we were disappointed in the food. the best part was the first course: Lobster Bruschetta. The Chocolate Mouse was not bad either. However, the three other courses were unremarkable.
The manager and waitstaff at Nicollet Island Inn are very knowledgable, professional and hospitable. We had a celebratory wedding anniversary dinner there over the weekend and they made us feel very special. If duck is on the menu when you visit, get it! You won't be sorry...such a decadent and delicious preparation; each bite was a moment to savor! And if you like a slightly sweet specialty cocktail after dinner, try "The Golden Spike"....heavenly!
My sister and I took my mom here recently to celebrate her 87th birthday. A request when I made a reservation for a special table that was quiet was honored. The ambiance and food was perfect, and Mom continues to talk about the place.
I was disappointed that the Inn no longer fusses a bit, as it did as recently as a year ago, with champagne and a dessert. (That is available now if you sign up for it for your own birthday.)
Our server was polite and pleasant but not attentive as we expected from past dining experiences there.
The host was very accommodating and even checked in with us while we enjoyed our meal.
Really feel like they care about your experience as soon as you walk through the door. Great friendly service, wonderful tasting menu. Really enjoyed watching the river through the window. Will always come back here when I'm looking for a great meal and ambience.
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