Lake Elmo Inn
Tuesday 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AM6 of us had a birthday celebration6 of us had a birthday celebration lunch for 3 birthdays in March. The strawberry chicken salad and ravioli were excellent. We were treated to nonalcoholic champagne for the birthdays. A nice touch! Desserts were wonderful as usual.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHad wonderful meal, greatHad wonderful meal, great service and a very good time.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Elmo Inn was aAs always, Elmo Inn was a delight. I love the little touches that set Elmo Inn apart. The tiny cones of sorbet to cleanse the palate before the main course. The hot, cinnamon scented towel after the meal. The huge hand-dipped strawberries to sweeten the bill. The Elmo Inn experience is wonderful.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAn amazing evening for ourAn amazing evening for our anniversary and birthday celebration4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful place for dinnerA wonderful place for dinner for two or a group. We are never disappointed in our dinner and evening out at Lake Elmo Inn restaurant.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are always happy with ourWe are always happy with our experience at lake Elmo inn!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTuesday's lunch buffet's areTuesday's lunch buffet's are always good, with great salads, desserts and main entrees.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy mother celebrated her 80thMy mother celebrated her 80th birthday on Sunday March 24. We had the Sunday brunch and loved everything about it. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive. Thanks so much for the special dessert with a candle to help us celebrate her special day! We definitely want to return for the brunch! It's one of the best we've ever had.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe originally were assignedWe originally were assigned a booth which was uncomfortable for larger adults. The staff went out of their way to get us a table, which was very appreciated.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's not enough that theyIt's not enough that they start you off with warm, crispy on-the-outside, tender and chewy on-the-inside nut-coated cinnamon rolls, they also serve goblets of ice water with lemon slices and all the champagne or sparkling juice you can drink! Definitely order a custom omelet (included in the price) because it's perfection. There are plenty of cold salads to suit every taste, and towers of mouth-watering fresh fruits that glisten in the light next to the ice sculpture! The menu seems to change every week, but there's always incredible breakfast fare like waffles with strawberries and crème! And finally the best part of the day is topping off your incredible meal with all-you-can-eat desserts that rival even the best French bakeries in town.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad only been there once beforeHad only been there once before the food was excellent then . Since then they have remodeled I think much more elegant. My daughter thought it would be a great place for a grooms dinner or shower or something like that. It was wonderful. We were celebrating her birthday after eating we were sitting and talking having coffee for an hour and a half more not realizing they were cleaning up and resetting for dinner. Staff was excellent kept asking if we wanted more coffee never felt rushed.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal we have had in aBest meal we have had in a long time! My wife and I both ordered filet mignon, me an 8oz and she a 6oz. Both steaks were cooked to the correct level of doneness and came out at the same time. So few restaurants seem to be able to do this. Everything was wonderful!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood buffetPretty simple, great seafood buffet! Never disappointing. Their Sunday brunch is also excellent. Of course, the service is also top notch3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe like the small, old townWe like the small, old town setting. Salmon on a plank is an excellent menu choice.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurants,One of my favorite restaurants, the Lake Elmo Inn is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous brunch with cornFabulous brunch with corn beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day! Love it!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI was a little disappointedI was a little disappointed in the Saturday buffet. I know the price was good, but I would have rather paid more and got a wider variety.
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