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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact Lindsay Kunz 612-331-1800x3
Island or St. Anthony Banquet rooms
-An outdoor patio with two-tiered walkout garden
-Small meeting space available for up to 24 people
-State-of-art A/V equipment for any occasion
-Space for 10-100 guests seated and up to 150 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 banquet rooms. The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 8 guests, the Captain's Room up to 13, and the Fireside Lounge up to 24. The Island room can fit 50 seated, 70 for cocktails. The St. Anthony room can fit 100 seated.
Private Party Contact:
Lindsay Kunz: 6123311800x3
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, 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
Went the Nicollet Island Inn following p ...
Went the Nicollet Island Inn following proposal to my girlfriend. The experience and ambiance was wonderful. Service was very friendly and helpful, and they made sure our seating was private for the occasion. Quiet jazz played in the background of this historic landmark as we were served a complimentary glass of champagne. We will definitely be back for future anniversaries.
My husband and I definitely love the res ...
My husband and I definitely love the restaurant. The ambience there was very romantic. The food was great; however, had better for the price. Overall great place for a romantic dinner for two. We also enjoyed the carriage ride. The scenic route would be much better doing the daytime.
Costly. My husband is a bread person a ...
My husband is a bread person and there is no bread on the table
you receive your entrée and that is it.
We dine out frequently, and have found this to be the place we will golf I'm hungry
all that being said
It is a beautiful special location place
With two glasses of wine and two entrées your bill will be over 125.
You will need to order a salad or an appetizer or in order to not go home hungry
One of the few places I can request iceb ...
One of the few places I can request iceberg lettice in salad.
Strange you would have shrimp with Israeli couscous!
All in all, everything is great at Nicollet Island Inn. (Many years ago this was called Island Storm & Door Co.)
Brunch is very poor - they claim either ...
Brunch is very poor - they claim either 3 or 5 courses
1st start is what they call pastries - they were covered by a napkin - they looked and taste that they are bought in a store several days or at least one week ago - not looking tasty
2nd and 3r course is like an appetizer instead of a lunch
There is no refill for coffee and tea - 2 cups were billed/person
I had to apologize to the persons who were invited for this brunch that it was below all quality.
I went there for a dinner about 2 years ago - it was so bad then that they gave us a gift card of 50$ to come back. After this brunch I would even not go back if I would have received a gift card.
They should go somewhere to look how a good brunch is and change their brunch.
The scenery was beautiful. it seems that ...
The scenery was beautiful. it seems that customers are not allowed to answer phone calls but there is sign in the restaurant. When my husband got a call and he responded, one of the waiters came to him and demanded him to go outside. That was very unfriendly and I did not like it. I will never go back to this restaurant.
I've heard it has a wonderful brunch, an ...
I've heard it has a wonderful brunch, and while there were high points, there were low points. I had to request the first course--assorted basket of pastries--when the server brought the second course, because he forgot it. I was expecting something wonderful and found the pastries pedestrian -- 2 mini croissants, a very dried-out, tasteless half-slice of mystery fruit bread and a mini blueberry muffin reminiscent of Country Inn & Suit's breakfast buffet. My husband and daughter grabbed the croissants. The server did ask if we wanted more after the second course but, why bother. The Nic Benedict eggs were delicious, as was the slice of quiche (wished there was a bit more on the plate) but the salad greens with the quiche didn't inspire (add a few fresh blueberries, diced strawberry, apple or pear depending on the season to give interest and color). Scallops was a misnomer on the menu for the third course--technically it's scallop--a bit over one inch in diameter. It was tasty and well prepared but appetizer sized. Looking back, they could have made the experience so much better by either knocking the basket of pastries out-of-the-park (go to Cupcake in Eagan and sample theirs for ideas) or serving more than 1 scallop. Will not be returning.
Went for brunch on Father's Day which we ...
Went for brunch on Father's Day which we do almost every year. The 3-course brunch is plenty filling and the 5-course is more than we can eat. We had the eggs benedict, quiche, flank steak and scallops as part of the 3-course. All were excellent. The only thing we noticed is that over the past couple of years the complimentary mimosas have disappeared. That was always a nice touch and made it somewhat more special than some places.
Highly recommend this fine restaurant. F ...
Highly recommend this fine restaurant. First-rate service in a wonderful atmosphere. Walleye dinners were delicious. Mushroom gnocchi is ideal to share as an appetizer. Chocolate mousse is mouth-watering. We will return - often.
For us, we sought out the restaurant bec ...
For us, we sought out the restaurant because it is close to DeLaSalle high school, that my husband attended. I loved the food and the environment. The wait staff was very accommodating and everyone was friendly and welcoming. The neighborhood is walkable next to the river and it was special to revisit his school.
The food is always good at Nicollet Isla ...
The food is always good at Nicollet Island Inn - I had the Walleye and it is excellent. My husband had the pork tenderloin and loved it. The service is friendly, staff is knowledgeable and not overbearing. The atmosphere is pleasant, relaxing, and it is fun to see the horse drawn carriages pass by. I highly recommend this place.
the dining room is located in an historic inn on an island! minutes from downtown Minneapolis! Every table has a beautiful view, the service is wonderful and the food is always memorable. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation, so we had a glass of wine in the bar - a quiet, cozy, friendly spot.
Romantic Night Out
We stayed at the Nicollet Island Inn for our anniversary and had dinner there as well.
The staff was friendly and attentive. The wine list was very good. We both had fish with two totally different preparations and both were fantastic. The meal and the wine were moderately priced. Had a wonderful time.
Family birthday dinner
Took my husband out to dinner, but made it a family night with my 2.5 year old. That was risky... had he acted up, it might have been a terrible experience full of evil eyes from the other patrons/staff. I definitely wouldn't say this place was great for kids, but the waiter made sure to bring out juice and fruit right away, and was very quick with his meal. Because of that, and some crayons and paper, my son remained entertained and wasn't a disruption. Overall, a nice night, but don't be like me... leave the little ones at home unless they will be asleep or are reliably well-behaved.
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