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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 612-331-1800 ext. 7.
Nicollet Island Inn Ratings and Reviews
We live the multi course dinners with wine pairings. They had everything down, excellent I teresting food, great wine pairings and excellent service. These require a lot of table service and good timing to make it a good experience and they always get it right.
2nd to NONE in customer service! Even when I make a mistake with my reservation, they took it on & made all things right. They've done this before with an expired coupon too; they don't just aim to please, they Just Do It!
Meals, wines, desserts, & service were all outstanding!
We brought my sister & BiL & they were equally impressed. We look forward to our next visit.
Every time I've been to the Nicollet Island Inn, I'm treated as thought it is a special occasion. The staff are very considerate (but not hovering) and always ask for your seating preferences. This is a great place to enjoy a lovely view, and it is nice and quiet - easy to hold a conversation. The menu provides lots of interesting options - and the food looks and tastes great.
We were disappointed with the overall experience. In years past we were treated to very extraordinary service and unique food and desserts. My steak was overdone and the dessert choices were nothing special. For the price charged, it could have been much better. We will be trying other options for future dining. Also, there were many open tables and we were seated at a table with no water view, but instead drapery that should have been updated years ago. We asked to be moved. We were glad we didn't decide to stay the night also.
I went here for Sunday brunch and had a really nice time. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It's a nice place to go if you want to dress up a bit but it was still casual enough that I didn't feel uncomfortable or too formal. The food was excellent, a great selection of sweet and savory dishes that our server said changes seasonally and depends on local produce. It was a bit pricey but considering the ambiance and the quality that wasn't unexpected. The price might keep me from coming back regularly but I definitely recommend this place if you're looking to treat yourself.
We had always wanted to go, but had never had the opportunity until last night. Started with a carriage ride and then had a wonderful delicious dinner. It was hard to choose so we got the steak and the walleye and shared both. Perfect! Yes, we will go again!
Went with my boyfriend for an anniversary date, and they definitely accommodated for that. They gave us a secluded table which was thoughtful of them. The overall decor was very country club styled which was as uninteresting as the food ordered. The restaurant definitely catered to the traditional, typically older, snooty type. I ordered the hanger steak and my boyfriend ordered the lemon chicken. I wish I ordered his. My food came out a little more undercooked than I asked for. The cooked pieces were perfect but my boyfriend loved the lesser cooked pieces. They checked in and offered to cook it longer which was nice but it wasn't a big deal. However, the dish itself was odd. The greens they were on had some sort of stir fry over-cooked taste, it was very bitter and unpleasant. Wine was excellent. The cheese plate and the French onion soup was great. The chocolate mousse for dessert was incredible. Absolutely delicious! The place is definitely hit or miss depending on what you order and how you feel about this type of atmosphere. For the price point, I would say it's not worth it. I wouldn't come again. The location, was sentimental for us so it was worth it but beyond that, meh.
As always, Nicollet Island Inn delivers on quality food, service and ambiance. This is our third time at the restaurant and the honeymoon period hasn't worn off. Treated special for our birthdays and taken care of by all the staff. Had the five course menu with wine pairings. Definitely recommend.
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.
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