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About Gianni's Steakhouse

Prestigious 2014 Beef Backer award winner 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 & fresh seafood. Enjoy our famous tableside "spun" Caesar salad. potatoes papalette, grilled shrimp appetizers and a first class, internationally represented wine list. Invite your friends out tonight in our newly redecorated space. Gianni's has received An award of excellence from Wine Spectator for 2017.

635 East Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
We offer weekday Happy Hour from 4:00-6:00 Daily.
Taking dinner reservations for Super Bowl weekend until 11:30.

Our dinner service begins at 5:00 PM daily.

Monday through Thursday we close at 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday at 10:00pm. We are closed on Sunday from February 25 through April 29.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 404-1100

Website:
http://www.giannis-steakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour!!! Monday through Sunday - 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Great drink specials!

Catering:
We will create a menu for your special party based on your guests and budget.

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.

Executive Chef:
Steve Vranian

Private Party Facilities:
Gianni's offers a private area accommodating up to 50 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Pam Underhill: (952) 404-1100

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Gianni's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food, wine, and service

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a lovely dinner and the service was excellent. A wonderful special occasion venue. We will be back and will want our same waiter. (We left our names with his for the future.)

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Server was lovely. Food was subpar (we were surprised to get frozen French fries) and expensive for what we received.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Server was rude along with over charging for options once the bill arrived. Spoke to server about the charges and he said that’s the way it is. I asked if there would be an up charge for the items before I ordered, I was told no. Once the bill arrived all the charges appeared and he battled me. I’ve never been spoken to so rude at a restaurant. I should have spoken to a manager but I was so embarrassed by the way he spoke to us we just wanted to leave.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I had been wanting to check-out Gianni's Steakhouse. We went with our 15 month old son, and we had a wonderful time. The service was fantastic, and the food (filet mignon, Chilean sea-bass) was awesome. The staff and the room accommodated all of us perfectly. We even chit-chatted a bit with other people at the tables in our area. We can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love, love, love this restaurant! It has always been one of our favorites for either special occasions or date night out! The food is wonderful; the steaks, table side spun salad, sea bass all were great on this last visit. Our waiter Larry is one of the best & we will request him when we can.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic and the sparkling Malbec blend is a gem. We enjoyed everything about the evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Birthday celebration. Was by bar so was not greatest location. Value just not there

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This was our first time to Gianni's and we were very pleased. We both had the 9 oz filet and it was cooked perfectly. The spun salad was great too. The server indicated it isn't typically shared, but it's more than enough for 2 people, so go ahead and share it. Parking was convenient in the ramp in the back. Romantic setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was pricey but tasted great. Would have ordered another entree or side if the prices were a bit lower

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My family and I have dined many times at this restaurant. Service is always outstanding. This particular visit, the entrees where their usual outstanding quality (two fillets and salmon) and table side spun salad was exceptionally well done. However, the vegetable of the day, roasted Brussels sprouts, were terrible. They were so overcooked (black crust with no taste) as to be inedible. Our son, who happens to be a Certified Executive Chef by ACF, dined with us. His comments were, "who ever cooked these didn't know what he was doing)! He also noted that he was very surprised that the "special french fries" weren't special at all. They were not hand cut nor seasoned to be special. They came straight out of a bag and were under cooked and not seasoned. Always in the past we have been served such generous portions that we took the extra home. Again this time the wait staff offered to box the extra. When we go home, the garlic and Bearnaise sauce were not included. Although we very much enjoyed the food and the service, disappointed! We will however return and avoid Brussels sprouts and "french fries".

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Disappointing.

I had sought a recommendation from someone more familiar with the Wayzata area for a quiet but very good restaurant for a business dinner for four. He recommended Gianni's.

We were seated promptly when we arrived and our server brought menus. He seemed very interested until he learned we weren't having any alcoholic beverages.

A variety of entrees and accompaniments were ordered and served. I had a filet Mignon which was very good and cooked to order. However the consensus regarding the meal, (with the exception of my steak) especially the side orders is that the food lacked flavor. A side of broccoli was absolutely tasteless. The baked potatoes were overcooked.

A busboy kept the water glasses full but visits from the waiter were rare.

Overall, very uninspiring.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We don't visit Gianni's very often as we don't live in the Twin Cities but it's always a pleasant experience when we do. We never have better steaks then those we have at Gianni's! The staff is always friendly, professional and efficient. The menu is not expansive but I can't imagine any diners not being able to find great food to their liking. It's traditional dining at it's best....excellent food, prepared by talented chefs, served by a friendly staff in an upscale setting. What's not to enjoy?

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Most delicious steak in Minneapolis! Great service. Delicious food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The dinner was very good. The cuts of steak were top notch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Once again, we had outstanding steaks at Giannis. They are the best. One in our party had Sea Bass which was excellent also. Seated near the bar it was a little noisy but overall great. Next time we will sit in a booth. All food is great

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Never been there before. Took friends as a thank you. Our waiter was great, he even had a bowtie! He knew his wine. Food was excellent. Had the pork chop. The table shared the $20 potato papa.......? Not cheap but a great special occasion destination.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The steaks were delicious and the sides were good too. Very comfortable place with great service. Larry, our server, was excellent and informed us of the specials and saw to our needs. It was our first time at this restaurant and will definitely come back.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Gianni's is a long-time family favorite for us! First the server - Larry. He is fun, efficient, and knows how to make the meal special. He offers great wine recommendations too. Next, the red meat - amazing and cooked perfectly. The "spun salad" is unique and delicious. Cocktails are excellent and served promptly, despite a busy bar.

Only downside (in winter) is that there is nowhere to wait if your table is not ready because the bar is full. This leaves guests hanging out near the door by the tables along the front--providing a disturbance to those diners. Management needs to allow at least 15 min longer between table times because of this.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a late dinner for 4 and had a great time. Excellent service and ambiance. Food was cooked to perfection. This is one of our favorite spots and has been for years. A little hidden gem in the western suburbs and worth the drive.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The service was outstanding the steak my wife had was great. I had the scallops and they were fine but the pasta with it was average.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Was our 1st time here. Wonderful place for a nice meal. We were greeted and seated right away. The food was excellent. Large wine and beverage list. Very knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service and food. Waiter recommend items and told us about portion sizes, which really annoys me when staff doesn't forewarns you that an entree can feed two or more people. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Can’t make a baked potato and hash browns over done

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great night out. Good food and service. Steaks french onion soup and table spun salad so yummy. Don't forget the garlic toast.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Reliable and consistent. Excellent steaks and salads. Garlic toast is the best. A bit pricey but the rent is high.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We've only been to Gianni's twice now in the last year but will start making this a regular go to. The food, wine, and service are impeccable. We got the antipasto, spun salad with their homemade Caesar dressing, and rib eye steak that was cooked perfectly. It has a fun atmosphere and is right by lake Minnetonka for an evening walk after/before dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I’m sorry, I just cannot justify the prices. Impeccable service, but I can create as good if not better steaks on my grill at home for one quarter the price. The noise level is almost unbearable. My wife and I could barely carry on a conversation. $275.00 for two people ordering conservative meals just isn’t right

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Disappointed that no comment was made regarding my wife's birthday. No offering of a desert or drink. Why ask if you are not going to recognize.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

loved it. amazing steak which is really all that matters when considering a steak place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a wonderful experience, as always. Spectacular food and excellent service!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very pretty higher prices but food is excellent great atmosphere!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Absolutely the best service in Wayzata. Food is excellent. Pricey.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

As always, the food and service are consistently fantastic. Very enjoyable and delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was delicious, fresh and well presented. Service was prompt and professional. Great wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. Expensive, but worth it! The table side salad is out of this world and could serve as a meal on it's own. I only gave a lower rating for ambiance because the tables in the dining room are a little too close for comfort. We were rubbing elbows with the adjacent party and had to get up if they wanted to leave the table, so that could definitely be improved....

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great ambiance, very professional staff and service and best of all, fantastic steak house table fare.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a great dinner. Server was excellent
We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had Nick as our server, and he was awesome. Really helped us navigate the menu and explained things well. The food was outstanding!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We enjoyed our evening out very much!! Great service and food and loved the back room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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