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About Lake Elmo Inn

The Lake Elmo Inn offers award-winning American cuisine, and has been voted Best Restaurant, Best Service, Best Dessert, Best Brunch, and Twin Cities Institution locally by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine 'Reader's Choice Awards'. Zagat scores the Lake Elmo Inn at a 28 out of 30 for food, calling us a "hidden secret". We also received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for our extensive wine list for twelve years in a row.
The Lake Elmo Inn has been chosen as one of the top 100 Brunches in the nation by Open Table. From shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, double smoked ham, and carved rounds of beef, to eggs Benedict, Belgium waffles, mouthwatering salads, and fresh seasonal fruit, the Lake Elmo Inn serves a Sunday Brunch that is artfully prepared and elegantly presented.

3442 Lake Elmo Avenue North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm. Between 2:00pm-5:00pm

Cross Street:
Highway 5

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 777-8495

Website:
http://www.lakeelmoinn.com/

Catering:
Corporate events, weddings, picnics, etc. Please contact our Event Center staff for more details. We cater local and around the Twin Cities.651-779-5994

Parking Details:
Public lots also available in the area.
-Valet Parking available most lunch and dinner services

Executive Chef:
John Schiltz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lake Elmo Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (123)
Good for Anniversaries (113)
Good for Birthdays (94)
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Good for a Date (85)
Worth the Drive (80)
Romantic (70)
Neighborhood Gem (69)
Quiet Conversation (62)
Great for Brunch (56)
Great for Lunch (54)
Cozy (52)
Good for Groups (52)
Authentic (42)
Comfort Food (42)
Sunday Lunch (41)
Business Meals (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Casual (30)
Seasonal (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Fun (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Healthy (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Scenic View (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Don't order the Grouper with red wine demi-glaze. Our service person recommended it. My husband ordered it. It tasted way too fishy and the flavor was not appealing. He would have ordered something else, but our service person didn't come by until the rest of us were almost done eating. I ordered the french onion soup and a small salad which were both very good. However, when we got the bill, there was a $5.00 service fee charged that we didn't know about. The service person said that since I hadn't ordered an entree that was an extra charge. We mentioned that we should have been notified of such a charge, so she reluctantly removed the charge. However, they did not give us any break on the fish dinner that wasn't eaten nor offer us a free dessert. I think that was a mistake on the restaurant's part. I hesitate going back there. The decorating, of course, is worth the trip.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We had the roasted Duck with the Cherry sauce. It was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our waitress made our dining experience fabulous! She was very professional but very fun as well.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been to several Saturday brunches at Lake Elmo Inn. We made reservations for this day , like any other. When we arrived, we saw that Santa was set up in a room . Kids were getting photos taken. The brunch was a bit fancier than the normal Saturday brunch. The surprise came with the check. Instead of the $13 pp we had in the past, we were charged $26 pp. Ouch !! We would never have gone if we had know the cost up front. We did talk to a manger and say that we made reservations through the link on their site . There was nothing saying that this was twice the price of the normal Saturday brunch. The manager left us with the impression that she did not care about our experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

This is the second time I've been to this restaurant, the first was for brunch and this time it was for dinner. Both times we were there around Christmas to see all the wonderful holiday décor. I very much recommend coming at that time of year for the traditional feel in both décor and food.
The brunch experience was fantastic! The service was smooth, the food was great with many varieties to choose from. There was even two dessert spots! My young son found plenty to eat there as well.
When we went for dinner, the service was pleasant but slow. We waited for our waitress for at least fifteen minutes before she came to take our drink order. We had not been brought a drink menu with our menus, so we waited on that. Then we waited another fifteen minutes for her to take our drink order. But I will say the drinks were made quickly and came to our table and then things went smoother. Everyone was satisfied with their food, drinks, and dessert.
I would go back here again.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We specifically asked for casual bar area to not be so formal. However, Host said bcuz it was reserved on open table they won’t homor Request. Will NOT use Open table Reservations again, as I do not like the dining area. It’s too old and stuffy for families. 😕

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

The Thursday buffet was great. Featuring a sirloin steak and a salmon entree with all the salads, desserts and other sides it was a wonderful selection. The bread must be made in house and all the varieties are good. There were two sections of dessert selections. The portions were small enough you could try a lot of different things. Just the ticket for the holidays. The hand crafted Christmas cocktail was a perfect accompaniment for the meal. I heartily recommend the Lake Elmo in whenever you are looking for an above average meal and surroundings. The way they decorate for Christmas is over the top. You will be amazed the and number and types of Christmas decorations they have gathered. Merry Christmas!///////////1

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Loved the holiday decor and the quietness of the room in which we were seated. I also appreciated the pace of the meal. We ordered our drinks and then an appetizer - we were given time to enjoy them without being rushed to order. THe food was good, I wished we had saved room for dessert - they looked amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Best luncheon brunch in December we had champagne chicken and sliced steak plus many salads and wonderful desserts!

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great dining experience...very special.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I brought 4 new guests to the Inn and they loved it. Chef Schiltz was kind enough to visit our table and personally welcome everyone. Our server, Bob, was not only knowledgeable but very entertaining. Couldn't have asked for a better evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a delight! Good people, good food, and atmosphere in spades!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Never fails to deliver. I highly recommend the Sunday brunch. It is outstandng and for a reasonable price. My daughter's and I love this place.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Fun, Casual, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My honey was so impressed! I've been waiting/wanting to go back since my first visit(in July) and it was worth the wait! We cannot wait to come again. Next time we'll bring our children, as there is surely something available for the pickiest of eaters! ❤😀

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This place is just perfect. Food, ambiance, service. Dessert. Everything!!!!!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Organic, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall, good experience...a traditional "east side" of MSP experience and "must do"

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Enjoyed our meal - Bob was an attentive waiter. We always look forward to the chocolate dipped strawberries at the end. The Christmas decorations are also a plus.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant was BEAUTIFULLY decorated for Christmas. All four of us thought our meals were absolutely scrumptious- perfectly prepared. And our waiter was outstanding!

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful place for a quiet meal, and the Christmas decorations' are a must see.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall a pleasant experience. The only serious negative is your excessive prices for beer and wine. I realize I have a choice in that matter. Either don't indulge or find a place that doesn't charge so much.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Made to feel special as we were celebrating our 59th Anniversary. Service was excellent, food was great, we didn't feel rushed. Overall a very enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fantastic !

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We have always enjoyed the food, service and ambience at the Lake Elmo Inn. It’s our go to place for special occasions.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing food from the calamari to the lemon sorbet palette cleanser to the duck. Make sure to save room for dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Attended with 2 business colleagues. They made a special vegan platter for me that was great. The wine list was outstanding. The server was personable and knowledgeable. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

As always, the food at the Lake Elmo Inn was wonderful. David, our server, did a great job of taking care of all our needs. The hand crafted holiday Manhattans, though pricey, were excellent. Will be back soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Very accommodating

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Christmas decorations are worth going to see, great food and service

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

For years Lake Elmo Inn has been our go-to place to celebrate all occasions! We have never been disappointed with the food or service. Nice folks, amazing food and great ambiance. We will be back❤️

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our guest was celebrating her birthday 🎉 !
She was so impressed how Lake Elmo Inn went out of their way to make her birthday celebration awesome . We were all given complimentary champagne, non alcoholic for the children and chocolate covered strawberries 🍓. The birthday person was served on a special birthday plate which made her feel extra special. Thank you so much for an excellent evening!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Everyone in our group enjoyed our dining experience . Excellent choice for celebrations. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. Food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

amazing service, they were almost running ,amazing food

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Elegant/High end dining experience. Great wine selection.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

While Washington County is awash in beer pubs and sports bars, only a handful of better restaurants survive. Lake Elmo Inn is one of them. I'm grateful that they persist against the odds.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food at Lake Elmo Inn is always amazing. Breakfast is no different. Brunch time is always busy so making a reservation makes the experience easy to enjoy.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and service as always! Love the sorbet to cleanse your pallet and the chocolate dipped strawberries to finish off your dinner! Staple in the community!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We meet every year around Veterans Day for a friends birthday and have done so for many many years and it is always fabulous. The food is delicious, the server Jody was very attentive and we were not rushed to leave. Always the best food ever.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Lake Elmo Inn never disappoints. It’s cozy, and quiet enough for conversation. The food excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful lunch, very pleasant and experienced server. First time going there, will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Lake Elmo Inn never disappoints. Food is always outstanding; the service impeccable.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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