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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.

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 Mon-Fri. Our dinner service begins at 5:00 PM daily. Monday we close at 9:00, Tuesday - Saturday at 10:00. We will be closed every Sunday til April 2017.

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 Friday -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, Takeout, 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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (58)
Special Occasion (58)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Romantic (41)
Business Meals (35)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Notable Wine List (26)
Waterfront (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Cozy (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
People Watching (17)
Scenic View (17)
Authentic (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Fun (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service and food. Started with the deviled eggs and pork belly. Delicious. Then Ordered the Happy Hour steak special. It was a spectacular value and cooked perfectly. I had Two Martinis and they were delicious as well. Brian the bartender is a Gem!! We’ll be back!!

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

GIanni’s never disappoints, we had great service and a delicious dinner. The sea bass special was very good and the steak and papalette amazing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Eight of us dined to celebrate a birthday. Not one complaint, not the food, not the service, not the wine, or the cocktails. Worth the $$$

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great staff great food. Always a favorite! Steaks and seafood always delicious! Ambience is beautiful. Soft light. Very romantic restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Dinner at Gianni's is always a special night with good food, wine & family.
Our Server Victoria was outstanding and we look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Gianni's is a never-miss, consistent restaurant with excellent food and a great staff. Located in downtown Wayzata there's convenient on-street parking. The wine list is wide and varied...you could even say exotic. You won't be disappointed with any of the food menu items and you won't go home hungry as the food portions are hearty. Gianni's tends to skew on the pricey side however; it's money well-spent for your entertainment dollars.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

As usual food was great

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our hostess tried seating us but forgot where she was supposed to go. She left us in a high traffic area while she went back to ask where she was to go. Our server was friendly but the all around service was slow. Water glasses were empty, dirty plates on the table. Quite unlike Giannis. Food was perfect. Flirts and New York strips done beautifully with blue cheese crust. Will return but hopefully the service picks up.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is one of the best places in town for steak.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great server who was very helpful, explaining the menu and answering questions. The four of us each ordered a different menu item and all were delicious. It was well worth the 90 minute drive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our sever executed our many variations of the spun tableside salad with expertise. The scallops were done to perfection with just the right texture and flavors....the steak my table ordered was 'butter' tender. Can't go wrong with any menu item.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants! Super steaks and famous spun salad is a must! The papalette is a fav too! Kit Royale cocktail is a great celebration toast too! Walk along the lake after dinner for a nice view.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I LOVE Gianni's BAR Staff. As we arrived it was a 30-45 min wait because of Restaurant week it was super crowded. The Bar Staff whisked us off to a spot next to a friendly couple and we were able to complete a 3 course meal by the time our table was ready. The food was good and the wine list is impressive. Overall I would defiantly go back!

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was my first time at Gianni's but my spouse has been there many times before and said it was great so I decided we'd give it a try. We made a reservation for 7:00 and weren't seated until after 7:30.. this was slightly annoying but we found a seat at the bar and grabbed a drink from the nice bartender while we waited. The restaurant overall was a little noisy, but they were packed and it's a smaller space so it makes sense. Once we were seated our server greeted us, we originally came in for restaurant week but both ended up ordering something else off the menu. Their house salad and lobster bisque were fantastic. I ordered scallops, with a risotto, they were okay. The risotto was very bland. My boyfriend got a filet which he said lacked flavor, and mash pot which tasted like (and pretty positive they were) instant mash potatoes. He also added grilled shrimp which were charred - I was not a fan. Overall the food was okay, service was good (minus the wait).

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

There are lots of new restaurant choices in DT Wayzata but you can always count on Gianni’s for excellent food and service. It was restaurant week and it was very busy but the signature salad, fish and steak were excellent! Always recommended.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We love the food at Gianni's. We went for Restaurant week last year and loved it, so we had to go again this year! Last year, we had dinner around 5pm and it was pretty quiet and was a great experience. This year, we had a 6:30 reservation, and it was awful. The place was so busy that we felt like we were sitting on top of the people next to us. It is normally quiet and comfortable, but it was crazy due to Restaurant Week. They have a fantastic wine list, delicious food, and normally great, attentive service. As long as you avoid Restaurant Week or go earlier in the evening, Gianni's is THE BEST!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always great service and wonderful ambience. good options besides just the steaks too

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderful, memorable evening, delicious food. Wait staff were gracious and attentive.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This restaurant had good food and excellent service. The hostess, however, was disorganized and made us wait when there were empty tables and we had a reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We went with the idea of having the papaletta potato and a steak, but decided to try the Fall specials -- BAD CHOICE!!

The steak was OK, but the walleye -- well, it wasn't too great -- the old Sunsets in Wayzata had the Gold Standard for pan-fried Walleye -- Birches on the Lake comes pretty close -- Gianni's was pretty lame -- almost tasteless -- a member of a foursome at the table next to us didn't like her walleye either (three had the steak -- lucky them)

For a Monday night, the service was pretty spotty -- our waitress was trying, but I think the kitchen was messing her up -- she said at least three time that our order "was coming right out" -- but there was at least a 20 minute delay between our spinning salad and our meals arriving --

Gianni's has been my favorite for special occasions as was Monday, but I may have to rethink that.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The steak was perfect, the potato’s were meh, and the salad was scrumptious. The desserts could be better—the chocolate cake was very dry but we would definitely order the loaded hash browns again—very tasty.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We made reservations not knowing that it was Restaurant week. What a surprise! We got to enjoy the spun caesar salad, a filet and chocolate cake for a wonderful price. The steak was one of the best that we have had in Minneapolis after moving up from Texas. Would definitely return here another time to try some of their other dishes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Took advantage of the restaurant week menu - it was fabulous as always!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing as always. We love coming here. Spectacular food, amazing wine, great service.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always good food and excellent service. You can't go wrong at Gianni's.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Some of the best steaks I've ever had. Better than Manny's and a much better value.
This is a Wayzata classic!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a great ambience . The spun salad excellent. All the sides were excellent and plentiful. The steaks were exactly as ordered and wonderful. Only not perfect item was the pan seared walleye -- it was boring and tasteless. Still a great evening.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was just an overall “ok” experience. Good wine selection but the food was merely ok. Nothing remarkable or spectacular about this place.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best service, food, and ambience at the heart of Wayzata. Recommend!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great night...we went for our wedding anniversary. Delish food and great service!

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I took my son there for a special dinner and had a great time. Good service by our main server who was backed up by several staff to ensure we always were attended to. Delicious steaks and sides. Lobster bisque was standout delicious and perfect consistency.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a fantastic time. All 5 of us - who collectively have been here over 150 times - said it was our best overall experience ever. 3 of us had Filet Mignon and all of us thought they were outstanding and the best we have had there in years. Clearly all of the new restaurants in Wayzata have made Gianni's be even better!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our second time at Gianni's and it was even better! Great wine selection, our waitress gave us incredible service and our food was cooked to perfection!! (My husband had the T-bone steak and I had the sea bass special)
We were surprised with a complimentary dessert for my husband's birthday and our anniversary. It was a great evening and we will be going back again soon!
I highly recommend this restaurant! Fantastic!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

What a great place. We were very impressed. We plan to go back often. Noticed this is also a great place to take the teenagers.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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