Nicollet Island Inn
Nicollet Island Inn is ourNicollet Island Inn is our go-to place for brunch on any special occasion. We've celebrated graduations, Easter, Mother's Day, it's always delicious and an enjoyable experience. The courses are well proportioned and timed appropriately.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Mothers Day BrunchI love the 5 course brunch. Food choices were exceptional and tasted as good as they looked. We had a small table overlooking the river and it was very enjoyable. They will bring the courses at whatever pace you want, so you can make it as long and leisurely as you desire. It is a great place to enjoy a special occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat mom's day outReally great lobster roll sandwich, bloody mary and pistachio cheesecake! A bit spendy but wonderful for a special occasion with the terrific walking trails to the falls, locks and dams.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNight before Mother's Day DinnerI took my 90 year old mother for dinner the evening before Mother's Day to the Nicolett Island Inn Restaurant. Never having been there before, we were delighted with our lovely table with a beautiful view of the river and downtown. Our waiter was very friendly, attentive, and helpful. We each ordered the 5-course dinner and chose different choices so that we could taste and share. The food was outstanding, a very lovely menu. I ordered flowers for my mom and they came promptly as I had asked for. And I used the limo service that was suggested and that was very efficient. My mother can't stop talking about our wonderful evening together. I can hardly wait to bring her again at some other time....soon!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at the Nicollet Island InnThe dining experience was outstanding. The staff were very cordial and prompt, the food was prepared perfectly and the prices very reasonable. The noise level was acceptable so you could have a conversation and the setting is wonderful.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest brunch everI had the crème brûlée French toast, salmon gnocchi and a glass of champagne for brunch and loved every bite.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here for brunch forWe came here for brunch for our anniversary. Right when we got inside, we were greeted with a warm welcome. The servers provided great service, they all seemed to help each other, which I really liked. We had the salmon eggs Benedict and creme brûlée French toast for our second course. They were amazing! For our third course, we had the lobster roll and salmon gnocchi. The roll was served on a baguette type of bread which I now prefer over the other breads I've had lobster rolls with. The salmon gnocchi dish was a little small but it made me full. Everything had great flavors! Our food came out quick, we never had to wait. The view was beautiful despite the snow in April. It was our first time there and it definitely won't be the last!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive but a wonderfulExpensive but a wonderful evening! The food was the best I've tasted since Travail.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the 5-course brunch SundayHad the 5-course brunch Sunday morning. Great food, very inventive, nice presentation. I wouldn't say I loved everything I had, but that's more a matter of taste. The brunch wrapped a weekend out-of-town with my wife, and wanted it to be special. Nicollet Island Inn delivered on all fronts. Some may find it a bit expensive, but you have to look at what you're getting. High quality ingredients combined to make sumptuous meals. The service was great also. Always refilled drinks quickly, cleared dishes quickly, and replaced flatware as needed (being a 5-course meal that was important).4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was outstanding.Our food was outstanding. Loved the pastries as well!!!
Service was very good also. 2 of us planned on ordering
the brunch lobster choice, but the chef came out to let us
know that they were out of that entrée. (Sad!!)
2 in our party of 4 were served cold coffee. We told
our server, and 2 new coffees were brought out, but they
were cold as well. A new pot of coffee was quickly brewed
and the third set of coffees were brought out steaming!!
We appreciated that our server did not get annoyed by our
request, but we also did not want to keep quiet about the
issue. It got resolved.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden treasureHad the Easter Brunch. Was excellent. Superb service, and was great to look out over the water. I have been there for buisness lunches as well. Same excellent service and food. Highly recommend.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe like Nicollet Island InnWe like Nicollet Island Inn a lot--classy place and quiet enough that we can hear each other talk, unlike many new restaurants.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food on the new menu isThe food on the new menu is great. Wish that brunch still included unlimited mimosas though.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat romantic dinnerWe went to the Nicollet Island Inn for our anniversary based on recommendations from diners on Open Table. We were not disappointed. It was perfect for a romantic dinner. The setup makes for a quiet dining experience even with people sitting near you. The dining room overlooks the river, which is picturesque, plus the decor in the dining room is nice. Our waiter was attentive, but not overly so. Our entrees were cooked perfectly and were delicious. The menu has both traditional and contemporary offierings, so is good for foodies and those wanting the familiar. They had several good choices of sparkling wine, so you don't have to spend a fortune for good bubbly. The dessert selections were limited but good. I would definitely go again.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI wish the ala carte itemsI wish the ala carte items were back on the Sunday menu.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Jason, was topOur server, Jason, was top notch, very attentive without being intrusive. The food was properly prepared, exactly to our orders, and very tasty. The hostess was friendly and welcoming while being very professional. Overall, an outstanding experience!12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM