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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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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (144)
Good for Anniversaries (139)
Good for a Date (104)
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Good for Birthdays (103)
Worth the Drive (102)
Romantic (80)
Neighborhood Gem (79)
Cozy (71)
Great for Brunch (70)
Good for Groups (62)
Great for Lunch (60)
Quiet Conversation (60)
Sunday Lunch (55)
Comfort Food (48)
Authentic (45)
Business Meals (45)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Seasonal (40)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Notable Wine List (34)
Casual (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Fun (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Local Ingredients (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Healthy (14)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
People Watching (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

another good dining experience for my wife's birthday.
Good food, great service and very nice atmosphere.
All the holiday decorations were still up. FANTASTIC!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Have been here before but discovered that Monday night is senior night and 25% off any entree for seniors. The food here is always excellent. We had a fun waitress and also there are some extras here that I think are a very nice touch. ie. sorbet palate cleanser before the entree and chocolate covered strawberries at the end of the meal. I will be back now more often on Monday nights.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Vegan, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very expensive for the kind and quality of food Will probably not return for dinner

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Hats off to Bartender Curtis - his memory, attentivnes, approach, & attention-to-detail result in a smooth, well-run & thoroughly enjoyable Bar Scene!
Food was -as always- wonderful; absolutely love the Pork Chops!
Have ALWAYS had excellant cocktails, appetizers, meals, & desserts @ Lake Elmo Inn!
NOTE: Dining Rooms are more quite. There is Valet Parking, and those Valet Attendents take excellant care of your vehicles.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Always an amazing experience.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was delicious. Waitress did not know items on the dessert tray. We pointed to the one we selected and she brought out something different BECAUSE it was the name of what she had told us our selection was named. Finally got what we wanted

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful! Always great!
We love the service and food. Atmosphere is fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a lovely evening at the Lake Elmo Inn. Our server, Mo, was very attentive. My pork chops were outstanding! My date was a little disappointed with his Jambalaya. Even though we're half way through January, the Christmas decorations were still up and looked beautiful. We were most appreciative that we were given a 25% off coupon to bring us back there in February!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always enjoy a relaxing meal with good food, good service and ambience at Lake Elmo Inn. There are items on the menu that are not mainstream that we enjoy, i.e. duck. On our last visit I particularly enjoyed the blue marlin. Always a lovely dining experience at Lake Elmo Inn.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Staff is professional and have personal interaction with dinners. Our waiter Bob had a sense of humor but still professional. It is a place that has enough lighting so you can actually see what you are eating and even with 2 small groups in the room we were able to have good conversation. Family group seemed to enjoy their group dinner (table not far from ours).
We have to drive a ways but always feel it is worth the drive especially for our anniversary for which we got some champagne to help celebrate.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Way too crowded. Packed like sardines. Couldn’t move between tables very well. For the high price of their Sunday brunch there should be less congestion. Was a special occasion and we had 7 at a table that barely fit 6. Seemed like chaos too. Cut down on packing them in for better ambiance.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Enjoy our meal and especially the holiday decorations.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our group of 5 was celebrating a family and friends get together. Also celebrating one of our family member's birthday. Started with great cocktails various blends of old fashions - Moscow and Kentucky mules very well prepared. All our entrees were fabulous - well presented - the prime rib was perfect each as we preferred - birthday girl loved the lobster ravioli it came with pasta and full lobster tail - filet excellent and prawn pasta dish awesome all enjoyed with bottle of wine. Dessert with champagne for table celebrating birthday along with chocolate covered strawberries and excellent coffee topped of f a wonderful meal. Our server Jackie made us all feel special refreshing our cocktails, coffee, bringing our palate cleansers and hot towels before dessert. She checked back with us during meal even tho she had several table to serve. Our table was cleared promptly by a friendly efficient bus boy. Each aspect of the meal faboulous and overall wonderful. Our last visit had been so great we wanted to share this visit with friends who drove from Rochester and we from WI - all agreed the drive well worth it and will visit again soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very nice occasion with excellent libations and service. Valet parking very welcome on a cold evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very special Birthday

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This visit to Lake Elmo Inn for lunch was much improved from the last few times we have been there. Our server was very polite and attentive and the food was excellent and came out hot.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Returned for another New Years brunch. Once again did not sisappoint. Great food. Service and the charm of the Inn. All ages enjoying the holiday brunch.

Classic and ageless. Must go if you have not experienced LEInn!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NY Day Brunch with granddaughter and her husband from out of town. So many choices but the Duck was perfect. Our granddaughter grew up with grandpa making duck on the grill each Christmas. The duck was a surprise... absolutely delicious as was the prime rib and wild rice. Could not try everything. REALLY appreciate the Valet service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was great! The coffee was great too! Service good and so was atmosphere. Only negative was the Eggs Benedict was cold and so was the sausage but that’s the chance you take with a brunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The New Years Day brunch was fantastic at a reasonable price. There were many food options, with some standard and some unique. The food was well prepared. The facility was able to handle a good sized crowd, and the service was very attentive and quickly available.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dinner was on New Year's Eve. Restaurant was overflowing, but were seated in advance of the reservation. All waitstaff and bartenders were friendly and did their jobs well to ensure the customers were treated well even with the crowd.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a nice time. since is was New years Eve the restaurant my have been overbooked.
Not up to our usual experiences at the Lake Elmo Inn.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have dined at Lake Elmo Inn on countless occasions. I cannot think of a bad or even mediocre experience. THIS however was an exception. My meal was very undercooked, my wife's dinner was cold and also undercooked. The occasion was New Year's eve. The restaurant was very festive and very busy. I understand all of that. But this dinner was a total flop. Will we return? Yes, absolutely, we love the Inn but even they are not perfect. The poor quality dinner and disappointment cast a sour mood on the whole evening.

Chuck

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Never disappoints, this is our go to place for special occasions

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Christmas decorations were festive. Our waitress was fun and engaging and professional, food was spectacular. Fellow diners at other tables were convivial.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was first class and the dinnner was really great.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another excellent night at LEI. Consistent good quality food prepared well. Service was great. Beautifully decorated. Grateful it was not too noisy, able to talk with others and hear without asking to repeat. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A New Year’s celebration with good friends. The company and the food were excellent!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

There weren't too many options (on the menu) for vegans.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Super sweet!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our first time at Lake Elmo Inn Restaurant and we absolutely loved it! We went there for a lunch and have ended up booking our rehearsal dinner for our wedding there. The wait staff was so courteous, the food was fresh and cooked to perfection, the Christmas decorations were so unique, and the lunch prices were very reasonable. We have already referred other people to try it out and we can't wait to come back!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a lovely, delicious lunch celebrating a retirement.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, food and service. Cannot wait to return

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Only complaint was that brownie was very dry. First time I have had a bad dessert. Ice cream that came with it was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything from the reservation, confirmation, seating, service from Sheryl, decor, and food was simply outstanding. We loved everything about our experience, and we will absolutely put this on our "special outing" list. Thank you for the great attention to detail.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful experience for a birthday celebration. Great service!!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall a little disappointed. We've been there before and were really happy but not this time. Lunch menu doesn't include our favorite (chicken cashew stir fry) anymore. I tried the salmon burger instead and it lacked flavor and was quite dry. My wife did the turkey club which was OK but overpriced - not that much better than other places. Service was slow, too.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Festive holiday decorations. Great wine selection. The lobster bisque was delicious and we brought home the Sin of the Inn for a special treat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have always liked the Lake Elmo Inn for my wife and me and a few friends, especially their Tuesday buffets. They have great food at a good price and some awesome desserts.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

From the second we walked in the door we felt welcome. The service was fabulous and the Christmas Eve Brunch was very good as well. My only suggestion would be more gluten free turtles on the buffet. They were very popular

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