Gianni's Steakhouse
Gianni's Steakhouse

Gianni's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.giannis-steakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (952) 404-1100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open weekdays at 7am for breakfast. Open weekends for brunch at 9am. Lunch is served daily until 2:30pm. From 2:30pm-5pm we offer a limited menu. Dinner service begins daily at 5pm. We offer a weekday happy hour from 4pm-6pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Steve Vranian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will create a menu for your special party based on your guests and budget.
  • Private Party Facilities: Gianni's offers a semi-private area accommodating up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Greta Seiffert 9524041100x107
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour!!! Monday through Friday -4:00pm to 6:00pm. Great drink specials!
  • Special Events: Come in and try our new Bar Menu for lighter fare. Now offering Dockside To Go. Simply call in your order and we will deliver your meal directly to your boat.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public parking garage is located directly behind Gianni's off Broadway Avenue on the right side of the street. Street parking is available in front of Gianni's on Lake Street.
A word from Gianni's Steakhouse
Gianni's Steakhouse is an upscale restaurant for all ages to enjoy. In addition to USDA certified, aged, center-cut beef, Gianni's also offers chops, chicken & seafood. All entrees are accompanied by the infamous tableside "spun" Caesar salad. Invite your friends out tonight for a "Gianni's Experience."
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Gianni's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (3)special occasion (3)romantic (2)scenic view (2)fit for foodies (2)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great for later in the day
    Yum56
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Love Gianni's for lunch, happy hour & dinner. However we were disappointed in the breakfast. A bit expensive for what you got. I know they are trying to pick up the old Sunset's breakfast crowd - but Sunset's prices were much more reasonable. I'll keep coming to Gianni's, just not for breakfast.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 557 reviews are from the Gianni's Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Gianni's Rocks Wayzata
    ReviewsJPL
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Huge fan of the food, the service and the ambiance of Gianni's steakhouse in Wayzata. It feels like an upscale cheers in the beautiful neighborhood of downtown Wayzata. You will not be disappointed! The Potato Papallet and spun salad is their specialty!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wrong reservations
    luvwineandfood
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Dined last night at the Capitol Grill and I messed up the reservations on a special occasion. As we were looking another place to eat, Allen Witcher stepped in and worked his magic. What could have been an awful evening turned out quite nice and had an excellent time. Food was great, service impeccable and management outstanding. This is why I return to Capital Grill for business lunch and special occasions. Thank you Capital Grill.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    RonG
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Always a good place to eat for me. No complaints
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Gianni's!!! The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We love Gianni's!!! The service was wonderful and, of course, the food awesome! We were celebrating 2 birthdays and looking forward to being there again!!! *Actually, I made reservations and so did my daughter for the 6 of us. I apologize for the mix-up, but we only needed one table of 6... Sorry if this caused any inconvenience..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food in a classic setting...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    With all of the flavor of the classic steakhouse, Gianni's did not disappoint! The atmosphere was quiet and inviting. The food was fantastic! From the unique arrangement of the Grilled Shrimp cocktail - that was a marvelous starter, to the Top Sirloin that was flavorful and tender. The wine selection was plentiful. Our 'after dinner' Grasshopper was a great way to finish off a truly wonderful dining experience. The staff was attentive, polished and professional. They made you feel welcomed and at ease. I highly recommend Gianni's for an entertaining night out with friends, family or that special someone in your life.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversay nite out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Our Experience; We hadnt been to Giannis for years .Some one gave us a gift card. so we used it for our annivesary dinner. It was wonderful. we asked questions about food and the wine. The wine the waitress suggested was wonderful for what I liked. The food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place! Energetic noises
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Great place! Energetic noises levels, awesome service! We had the table side spun salads, aged Duroc Pork chops, Filet Mignon, potatoes Papallette, Crispy Seasame Soy Green Beans and they surprised us with a slice of the flourless chocolate cake. All the food was AMAZING! We took home a lot of leftovers! We had a bottle of Malbec and another glass with dessert. We really enjoyed our special evening out! Our bill with tip came about $210. We felt the cost was worth such an enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I brought my bf, its his first
    Monica
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    I brought my bf, its his first time and his birthday. I have dine before and love it in the past. My walleye came out from a hot plate. I end up burning my my mouth after one bite. It would be nice if the server would of warn me that the plate was super hot. Also, the place was not busy and service was so slow. We wait for our drink to come at least 15 minute. our apptiz order was at least 15 minutes. we are not happy after walking with a large bills. I would expect the place have fast service like before.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our meals were a step above
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Our meals were a step above 1st class and Mike is the perfect server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately, food and service
    aej123
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Unfortunately, food and service have both gone down considerably over the past few years. We used to really enjoy Gianni's. Not sure why it has gone down hill, but they need to make some changes. Wait staff is unfriendly and very inattentive. They make you feel like they are doing you a favor by waiting on you. There is no consistency. There are a bunch of random people waiting on you- one taking your order, one bringing you food, one taking your plates away, one asking you if you want dessert. The normal server hardly ever checked on us and we had to flag her down to order another round of drinks. She walked right past our table without stopping. Will not be coming back to eat soon until some changes are made.
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  • Excellent - should be for the price
    TimothyVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Always a pleasure to go to Gianni's. The service is very good, the food is excellent - asi it should be at these prices. We had steaks and the side spun salad, which is fun old school throwback where they prepare it at the table and give you numerous options for toppings and accents. Steak was perfectly prepared and we had sides of cream corn and hash browns, which were amazing. My only complaint is the cost. Very expensive for a suburban steakhouse. I may be in the minority in this thinking since the place is always busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is always a pleasure going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    It is always a pleasure going to Giannis. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the waitstaff superb!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesom dry-aged NY strip
    SweetmanVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    We've eaten at Gianni's many times, although neither my wife nor I are big meat eaters. On this occasion we shared a dry-aged NY strip that was out of this world. We love the salad, and the sides are also good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd date!
    Rocky
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Awesome, we'll be back!From start to finish it was excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our 41st anniversary.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    It was our 41st anniversary. We had a truly awesome dinner and the waiter was just perfect. He recommended dishes and he was right- it was perfect. i loved the fact that we never felt hurried. We had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I both had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    My husband and I both had the petite lunch Filet, best steak we've ever had!!! Awesome wine and our server was awesome!! Definately going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful food, atmosphere, service
    JJdineVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. The new owner has done wonderful things for the restaurant by adding lunch service, new menu items, outdoor seating, and dockside service. They always accommodate even last minute requests for reservations. Servers are always prompt, cheerful, and polite. The steaks are outstanding but the chicken and seafood are excellent, especially for a steakhouse. Portions are large and the sides are meant to be shared. Even then, you frequently go home with doggie bags. Dessert is very good--especially the apple cobbler with the vanilla bean ice cream! I am thrilled this restaurant is so close to home for me. It is the best in the area! On par with Manny's--just a more intimate atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very memorable
    fondy
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    The food was very memorable with a nice variety of flavors. Neither of us had steak, but our seafood choices were wonderful. Both of us really appreciated the room within a room concept with the booths that allowed us to easily converse without having to raise our voices. Our server was attentive and genuinely friendly without hovering. We enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Very good foodFew but excellent French winesQuiet enough to facilitate intimate conversations!(party of four)Very good service.I am normally not responding to this inquiey, but the evening was such a pleasure on all accounts that i keep recommending to friends.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service were excellent,
    Rafe
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Food and service were excellent, a bit pricey, white tablecloth prices without a white tablecloth ambiance, very noisy, TV's were showing sports which we found a bit unusual. Would go back for special occasions only.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We go to Gianni's often. This
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    We go to Gianni's often. This is the first time we were all not happy with our food. My son's steak was over cooked and my wife's salmon was boring to fishy tasting. The salad is always wonderful and was once again. We go for my wife's birthday every year and this is the first time we had any complaints and the first time anyone suggested we find another place for next years dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    This was our first visit to Gianni's. The food and service were fantastic.I would highly recommend Gianni's to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food is great but very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    The food is great but very expensive. After dinner we ordered key lime pie, which was very very good, but a very small piece for the price. It's a place for a special occasion! Expect to pay $75.00-100.00 per person.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table side Caesar salad was
    anthonyVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    Table side Caesar salad was great. I ordered the bison steak, and was underwhelmed. The recommendation was medium rare, which in hindsight was too rare. This is a quality place though. I am willing to go back for a second try.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had reservation for 6 pm.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Had reservation for 6 pm. At 6:45 our table was cleared even though some had not finished their meal. Very rushed.
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  • Spectacular food and ambience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Spectacular food and ambience. Consistantly the best!
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Service was good, and food
    Blondee
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Service was good, and food prepared perfectly, but the filet mignon lacked flavor. The tablesalad that is prepared at the table was good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We hadn't been to Gianni's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    We hadn't been to Gianni's in years and decided to give it another try. The food was impeccable and there was very little noise. The ambience was great. We'll definitely be back more often!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and service is always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    The food and service is always great! Favorite spot,
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Where is the italian touch?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    I was in Wayzata for business and I liked very much the chance to reserve online in the fastest way. Very good meat, nice ambient, but a question: the Steakhouse is described as an italian restaurant, but I couldn't find any italian memory... However, now I'm back to Italy and can tell everybody that I found a very nice place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From the moment we arrived,
    Ducky
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    From the moment we arrived, everyone was so friendly, helpful, and great service. We moved from the back of the restaurant to a booth and the ladies at the front could not be nicer about it. The food, was perfect as always!! It was a family dinner and we all had great food and wonderful experience!! THANK YOU Gianni's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall good although the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Overall good although the food is a bit salty. We aren't big fans of heavy salt so that was a turnoff for us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good local Steakhouse, not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Good local Steakhouse, not a top tear destination.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The experience was great.
    mick
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    The experience was great. The food was lovely. However, server was a little sullen. as well as absent some of the time.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm sorry but I don't have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    I'm sorry but I don't have a good response this time. The lamb was rare and they ran out of mint jelly, which is a must. French onions soup was like eating 2 full onions w/no broth. Our 2 -4 oz steaks were to be med. and came to us pretty bloody red. Pork chops were topped w/chutney but asked for sauted mushrooms as well and they put both options on the top instead of having one on the side. The garlic mashed potatoes weren't really garlic tasting they just has real garlic cloves chunked on top, Buca's garlic mashed are way better. I would of rather went to a finer steak house down town mpls. intead.
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  • great food, good service!
    Granny
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    great food, good service! delicious table side salad!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent, excellent
    JJdineVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Always consistent, excellent food and service. Steak, pasta, chicken, fish are all wonderfully done. Breadbasket can't be beat! Apple crisp dessert was to die for and even more than enough for 3 of us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Service & Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    I took my parents there for a "thank you" dinner. It has been 3 days now and they are still talking about the great service & ambiance, the steak prepared exactly as it was ordered, how fresh the asparagus was and the extensive wine list. Hint: Go before sunset and you can see Lake Minnetonka from the window tables!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just an average meal. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Just an average meal. The past two time we have been to Gianni's the food has NOT been the exceptional experience we have had in the past. Pretty disappointing for the price.
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