Lake Elmo Inn
ExcellentI had the Hereford beef filet, it was outstanding.
My husband had the broiled shrimp also outstanding.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent butThe food was excellent but it is a bit pricey so can only afford special occasions.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've dined at Lake Elmo InnWe've dined at Lake Elmo Inn several times over the years, for a quick bite and for special occasions. They never disappoint - even when it's so busy we wait for a seat at the bar! Our most recent visit was to celebrate our anniversary. My duck was delish as was the steak my husband enjoyed. Nice gluten free menu too, now that we have some special diet needs:)6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary BrunchMy husband and I celebrated our 7th Anniversary at the Sunday Brunch. It was perfect for us. Thank you!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA special anniversaryEven though we live just a few miles away, we'd never been here before. Parents of some of my students had given us a generous gift card and we used it to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with the Sunday Brunch. It was fantastic! We will be coming here again and not wait so long this time. Thanks to all.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation CelebrationWe celebrated with dinner following our son's high school gradation. We arrived 10 minutes early
and our table was ready. We had a fantastic meal and great service. It was delightful.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday brunch was great!I really enjoyed the wide array of food and good service. The only thing that could have improved my experience would to have been able to use their greenhouse. The day we were there it was set for a large party.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eatPrime rib and salmon were excellent, done to perfection. Very friendly servers. It was our anniversary and gave us a complimentary dessert.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood dining experience!We ordered the duck and braised short ribs and ravioli (was one of their specials). Both dishes were good, but don't think we would order them again. Wine menu was substantial, service and dessert were outstanding. Highly recommend!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable Dining ExperienceWe love the Lake Elmo Inn! The food is always excellent as is the service. We made reservations to celebrate a birthday/anniversary and if you let your waitress know you receive a complimentary glass of champagne. My husband loves their Bar-B-Q ribs which were not on the menu but have been in the past so we asked about it and they were happy to make them for him. I had the wild mushroom risotto which comes with a 4 oz. fillet in the center, the risotto was so flavorful and creamy and the steak was done a perfect medium just how I ordered. The sorbet cones you receive to cleanse your palette and the chocolate dipped strawberries at the end of your meal are just nice touches that make this place special!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBeat expectations!One normally expects standard fare for a Sunday brunch, but everything I tried was excellent.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI can't wait to go backMy first time at Lake Elmo Inn was for Sunday brunch. There was not one item I didn't enjoy. I couldn't even begin to try all of the food choices, but the two things that I raved about at work the next day were the turkey / rice pilaf and the raspberry french toast. The turkey was moist, tender and very flavorful. The french toast had good texture and the flavor was exactly right, not too sweet or overwhelming raspberry. My only negative was "why haven't I eaten here before ?"5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently goodWe hadn't been to the Inn for awhile and forgot how delicious it is. We have been there twice in a week.
There was a private party in the outside area so we look forward to sitting there another time.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding As Always!The Inn was a terrific and delicious as usual.
Had my brother, work associate, & my wife in our party. My brother's first visit..
My brother always wondered why we pick the Lake Elmo Inn as "our favorite place" to go for our special occasion celebration dinners etc, considering not inside the St Paul / Minneapolis ring. Now he is going to have his wife's birthday celebration at the inn when here traveling on a cross country car vacation early July.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectI have loved this place for years and they never dissappoint me. The food is wonderful and there is plenty of it. The service is great and I always have a wonderful time there.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTuesday brunch,....lovely surprise!I would love to have a standing reservation at The Lake Elmo Inn for brunch every Tuesday. The decor is rich and relaxing. The food is fresh and flawless. The desserts are delicate, divine, and dreamy. The servers are stellar! The price is pleasantly pleasing.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSo pleasant!The food was very good for a Mother's Day weekend brunch. The service is outstanding and accommodating to make a very pleasant morning. Although it was a very busy day for them, there is no pressure to leave and the buffet tables are always completely full.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendOutstanding food and fantastic service. A terrific place to go for a special occasion or just out for a nice dinner. I'll definitely be back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous, as always!!We brought our nephew and fiancé to Lake Elmo Inn (our favorite place!) for the first time. We all LOVED everything--wonderful service (including the young man who packaged our leftovers), food, and ambience. Hubby and I especially enjoyed watching our guests as they experienced what I consider their "dining experience." It was absolutely delightful!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the ease of making ourFrom the ease of making our reservation through the end of our meal everything was enjoyable., Our waitstaff was outstanding and everyone greeted us warmly and the service was perfect, yet not fussy! Meal was very good, tasty and filling portions! Lake Elmo Inn has special touches that make dining a memorable experience...sherbert to cleanse your palate, warm towels to wipe your hands at the end of your meal and chocolate covered strawberries to end your meal!! It was a wonderful evening.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMalways greatgreat food from a sandwich to duck. Never had a disappointment. Celebrate a special occasion with a free glass of campaign.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThe corn Obrien was fantastic, I want the recipe. When you can improve corn like that, you know everything else is fantastic.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial ocasion hitWe celebrated my Mother's 88th birthday at the Lake Elmo Inn's Sunday Brunch. The setting was excellent as was the food. All four generations in attendance had a good time and all enjoyed the experience. The service was good and the hosts accomodated our special occasion so smoothly that you knew they have done this many times and know how to do it well.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time ThereLoved the place and I may have been many moons ago, and I will go back. The food was good for the most part. Eggs Benedict the English Muffin was dry and hard to eat. Lots of choices and champagne that never ended.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurantWe love dining at the Elmo Inn. The food is always excellent, and the service is excellent.
We had the Special Steak Diane. It was perfectly done, melt in your mouth tender and good tasting. A real treat!
The service was excellent as always. We also tried a puff pastry with chocolate mousse, pecans and chocolate sauce. Wonderful!
If you want a special dining experience, you will love the Elmo Inn and it's fine food.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the redmodeling in theLove the redmodeling in the main dining room to the left... very upscale! food was excellent and wish I could remember our server's name... she was so professional and accomodating... made it feel like a very special occassion... which it was... had our 2 grown daughters for dinner... first time the 4 of us were all together in almost 2 years... (from out of state)..5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as usual. ServiceAwesome as usual. Service was great (thanks Sam) food was beyond wonderful. Always my favorite place. Can't wait to come back again5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience!There where four of us and everthing we ordered was excellent! The service was also good. We'll be back and will recommend to friends! Glad to see they have kept up their good standards!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable experience4 former co-workers and I met at Lake Elmo Innn for lunch. As retirees, we looked forward to seeing each other and reminesing about past experiences working together. One came from Hudson, WI, one came from S Minneapolis, one came from New Hope and 2 came from Wyoming, MN. Lake Elmo Inn was a good rendezvous point. 2 persons got delayed and did not join us until 45 min. had past. In spite of the delay, the wait person was very patient and accommodating.
Once everyone was together, we were treated to a fine meal with great atmosphere. We were able to visit and share for 2 almost hours without being rushed. The wait person could not have more gracious in serving us. The food was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our time together.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperb serviceExceptional service. The restaurant stands behind its very good food if there is a problem. Very enoyable evening.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLake Elmo Inn GemLake Elmo Inn never fails to meet my expectations. Two of my friends joined me for an early dinner last Monday evening.
On Mondays, Senior citizens receive 25% off of their check before 5 pm. I had the large broiled shrimp with asparagus along with a salad.
Shrimp tasted delicious with drawn butter, asparagus was done perfectly. We were given a small cone sorbet before our entre and chocolate covered strawberries after dinner. A nice warm towel was presented to us to cleanse our hands as our meal ended.
These small courtesies are what makes the Elmo so quaint and special. Judy our server was excellent, friendly, knowledgeable and very efficient. I'm glad we have this "gem" to experience what dinner out should be.
Barb4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLake Elmo Inn is a great placeLake Elmo Inn is a great place to go any time! Desserts are wonderful!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the broiled shrimp whichI had the broiled shrimp which was excellent (not over done), however, I don't like the shells being under it as sometime I would get a little piece of shell in my mouth with my shrimp - would prefer just the broiled shrimp on the plate with the sides. I have not been pleased with the veggies that come with the meal - used to come to Lake Elmo Inn esp. for the vegetable medley - squash, carrots, pea pods, etc. I didn't care for my wild rice on Sat. 4/27 also because it was way too salty. My husband did have the potatoes au gratin - they were yummy and he had the special halibut and it was excellent. These are just some of my suggestions, however, I love coming to Lake Elmo Inn! LEW4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time. VeryWe had a great time. Very nice place, we were their for our anniversary and we were so glad we picked your restaurant. The complimentary champagne was wonderful, the shrimp cocktail was great, our food was the best, I loved the scented warm towels at the end. It made our evening. Thank you very much.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLake Elmo Inn - Best in MNLake Elmo Inn - possibly the world's best restaurant! We are NEVER disappointed in either the food or the service at LEI! The filet is always excellent. It's on the expensive side - but it is more than worth it to treat yourself once in a while. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this place is.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWait staff was not on topWait staff was not on top of getting drinks in a timely manner. Food seemed rushed4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the food was great.As always the food was great. We love dining at Lake Elmo. Thank you.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Staff and greatExcellent Staff and great food!! A place to have a casual dinner or a romantic dinner they do it all very well.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance and Fine DiningMy husband and I come to Lake Elmo Inn on very special occasions. This most recent visit to celebrate our sixth anniversary. The food is excellent and priced appropriately for the type of fine dining they offer. The lemon sorbet to cleanse the pallet between courses, the chocolate covered strawberry at the end of the meal and the warm spice scented "clean up" towel at the end of the meal make the whole meal an experience. My husband remarked to me after our visit "That's it - we are never eating steak at home or anywhere but here ever again!" That is how delicious the food is here.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing! This wasFood was amazing! This was fine dining, not just going out for dinner! Service was impeccable. Water glasses filled, cocktails refreshed, meals served in a very timely fashion, without the server being "chatty". We went to celebrate our anniversary. The complementary champagne was a very nice touch. We will absolutely be back!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place to take your parentsIt's been a number of years since I've last dined at the Lake Elmo Inn. This was a much improved experience - the food was prepared with fresher ingredients and with much more care. Former meals had way too much salt, so I was glad to discover that salt use has diminished. Attentive, respectful service - not pandering or hovering, but neither overly friendly or intrusive.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time, haveWe had a great time, have not been there in years. We met friends for dinner who brought us here over 20 years ago.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant living up to expectationRestaurant living up to expectation . A fine dining experience.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe usually just go to LakeWe usually just go to Lake Elmo Inn for special occasions because it is a bit pricier than other restaurants. However, now that we qualify for the senior discount, we will be coming more often on Mondays. We always have excellent food and service.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelish food, totally recommendThe food was outstanding for a breakfast buffet- fresh, healthy and hot. The best I've had recently. Servers kept the champagne flowing throughout the meal, which I appreciated very much. Seating was comfortable and had an elegant feel. The actual buffet area was easily cramped when the rush of people came, and the after-church crowd left a lot to be desired. The kids were afoot and loud, and the lines of people didn't move real fast. Once I could fill my plate and take refuge at my table, all the chaos was forgotten. Next time (and I plan to have a next time) I will come at a later hour, hoping for a bit more serenity.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great as usual,The food was great as usual, but the service was a good bit slower than we have experienced in a long time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful diningWe had a wonderful dining experience with our great friends Leo and Jeri Durand. It was all perfect!! Thank you.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food and valueexcellent food and value for the price. we will be returning!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLake Elmo Inn is always aLake Elmo Inn is always a delight. The Halibut steak was delicious. They gave it a "Rockefeller" type sauce that was very good. I can't say enough about the desserts.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food! We were outAmazing food! We were out to celebrate a birthday and it was a great night! Strongly recommend the Filet!.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM