What is not to love about Lake Elmo Inn? This restaurant is a perennial favorite and for good reason. The staff is friendly, the service is attentive and the food is delicious and leans toward Comfort food.
The food is sensational! That staff is curteous, professional and friendly. The restaurant is classy but not too formal.
Lake Elmo Inn is the "go to" restaurant choice. The food is always delicious and the consistency of the meals guarantees that there are no "bad" surprises. It seems like the Chef tries new food preparations for his Tuesday brunch and those are a treat to try! Lake Elmo Inn is worth the drive and never disappoints.
Had some problems with food which isn’t normal for this restaurant, and the server didn’t really do anything to make it right
A fine dining experience in a quaint restaurant setting. Food was very good. Service excellent. Would have appreciated more vegetarian or chicken options.
Celebrated birthday and wedding anniversary with a group of 10 friends. Restaurant ambiance was wonderful and staff could not have been nicer. Everyone commented on how delicious their meal choice was including: salmon, steak, sunnies or walleye!
We have lived in Lake Elmo for 47 years, and dining here is a tradition for our family. Award winning food is not trendy - it takes hard work to plan and prepare excellent food. Kudos to the staff.
First experience was fantastic! Fillet Mignon was done perfectly and the sides were almost equally as good (but.. come on now.. its steak so cant beat that). We also appreciated the added gestures, such as the lemon sorbet, the chocolate covered strawberries and etc.
Our waitperson was very attentive.She offered champagne to celebrate anniversary. She checked in with us several times.We have been to the Lake Elmo Inn several times and will return
Awesome food, great service, very pleasant overall experience
It is traditional for our family to celebrate birthdays at the Lake Elmo Inn. We ordered the prime rib sandwich which was on the lunch special. It was delicious!!! Our server was very pleasant and gave us great service. To top it all off, the free celebration champagne made the lunch festive and special for the birthday girl. As usual, we enjoyed our experience and will return soon.
First time at Lake Elmo Inn, it won’t be the last. It was a wonderful evening! Teresa was fabulous!
We've eaten here as a family for 3 generations. I have found the food under seasoned in the past few visits, like the Chicken MontAmore for example. Also don't care for the herb (thyme? marjoram?) in the French onion soup, but that's personal pref. We love the atmosphere in the main dining room, and like the seasonal decor.
Excellent food and ar ice. Consistently good. Nice atmosphere. A restaurant that is not too noisy! Highly recommend.
Our River Lady group had been wanting to return to Lake Elmo Inn for a long time... but just couldn't work it in. (The Inn is an hour's drive from my home.) On March 4th, however, the heavens smiled and our calendars meshed! Although the winter weather forecast wasn't great, the welcome to the Inn was fantastic! As requested, a round table with side space for the birthday gifts was awaiting us.
Two of us arrived early and were happily greeted by "Jake the Valet", a charismatic young man. His happiness quotient was catchy, and we found the same to be true of Monica, our server. The fresh, hot caramel rolls inspired tasting temptations, as did the never-ending glass of champagne Monica served to each of us. Once a toast was made for the birthday ladies, it was time to explore the wonders of the Brunch lines. Explore, we did!
"Amazing! Delicious! Excellent!" All describers that fell from our lips. What a charming place to enjoy celebrating the birthdays of good friends.
We are so happy that we chose the Inn for two very special birthdays! Thank you, staff, for the wonderful care you extended to our group of seven. We'll be back!
Never disappointed when you leave LEI. Food and drinks quality very good. Service wont let you wonder.
our food was delicious, pork chops and mexican hash browns. Ben our waiter was a wonderful server, never rushed us but was very attentive. I had pre ordered a cake for my friends birthday and it was decorated beautifully. The glasses of champagne we were offered was an elegant touch. I will be back and so will my friends!
A very pleasant dining experience -- excellent food and service!
Great food and service. Worth the price. The seafood buffet was the highlight.
One of the few times we have been disappointed in the service. Server was inattentive and didn't fill water glass or ask if we wanted another beverage. Didn't bring after dinner mint with check.
We went to Lake Elmo Inn for a birthday and the Thursday night prime rib. The meal was fantastic. The only disappointing thing was we do not drink champagne, which is what they offer for a birthday. We asked if the birthday boy could have a small scoop of vanilla icecream instead and our waitress bluntly said “Nope, no substitutions.” That was off- putting and very disappointing.
As always we enjoyed our dinner very much. As we had announced it would be a birthday celebration we were a little surprised not to have a little candle coming with our dessert, but that was all we could say as a mini negative.
Food, service and ambience very nice and good.
Enjoyed our lunch tremendously. Cheryl was very attentive.
Food was excellent, service fantastic. Didn’t know before we went there, but seniors get 20% discount. We were there on a Monday at 5:30 so time and day may be required for discount.
Located southeast of St Paul, MN, the Lake Elmo Inn is well worth the drive. Great ambience and tastefully decorated. Wait staff is attentive, friendly, and informative. We were there for a birthday, which they treated as a special occasion for everyone. Didn't try any starters as we had heard about the desserts and wanted to save for them. Entrées are quite large and filling. The three at our table had "Sunnies" (fried sunfish filets), filet mingon, and duck with cherry sauce. All were outstanding. The dessert tray did not disappoint, with about ten options, all decadently rich. Don't miss this place!
Took my 95 year old Mother out for Sunday Brunch. She LOVES this Restaurant (and so do I).
Was very comfortable food was great staff was also great. Good service good food.
Amazing food! We have never had a bad meal. Their pan friend sunfish are so delicious. They have great walleye, prime rib and steaks, too. Love the complimentary hand dipped chocolate covered strawberries after dinner! Phenomenal attention to detail!
Fabulous meal. Shrimp was stellar. Great service. Love the valet.
All 4 of us had the fish special for Lent - deep fried or broiled haddock. Great fish. Great cole slaw. My wife didn't care for the baked potato - must have been sitting in the kitchen for a little too long that day. Our reservation was for 12:30, so potato probably would have been better earlier. We always have a good meal at the Lake Elmo Inn - they haven't forgotten the recipe (s).
The fish was average at best. I was expecting it to be so much better.
Went for first wedding anniversary and we are so happy we did. It was everything we wanted the night to be plus free chocolate covered strawberries.
We went to the Lake Elmo Inn for our 25th Anniversary Dinner with our children. We were seated immediately at a nice table and the waitress new that it was our anniversary with a big smile. We all loved our meals (Steaks) and everything was perfect. We will be coming back more often and recommend this place to everyone.
Lake Elmo is my favorite restaurant. The wait staff is very friendly and very good at what they do. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
We have been going to the Lake Elmo Inn for a number of years. Chef John and the entire LEI family NEVER disappoint. Consistently excellent.
The fool was amazing. We had wonderful service.
The food is always excellent and we always enjoy the atmosphere.
Excellent as always. We love the steaks, chops, seafood, salads and bread. Service is awesome.
The smoked salmon spinach kale salad was excellent! A complimentary glass of champagne for birthday girls (and boys)! One of our best "go to" restaurants when we want to be sure the meal will be good and service excellent.