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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (153)
Good for Anniversaries (142)
Good for Birthdays (125)
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Good for a Date (109)
Worth the Drive (105)
Great for Brunch (83)
Romantic (82)
Neighborhood Gem (81)
Cozy (72)
Great for Lunch (67)
Quiet Conversation (65)
Good for Groups (63)
Comfort Food (58)
Sunday Lunch (53)
Business Meals (46)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Seasonal (44)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Authentic (40)
Notable Wine List (38)
Casual (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Fun (26)
Local Ingredients (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Healthy (15)
Disabled Access (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
People Watching (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great Beer (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Spicy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 3 days ago

The fool was amazing. We had wonderful service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is always excellent and we always enjoy the atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Lake Elmo Inn is always a sure bet for a wonderful dinner. The atmosphere is old-fashioned, sophisticated but not pretentious, and very relaxed. We did not check out the wine list but chose instead a relaxing mixed drink before dinner. The food is always good, including many familiar comfort foods (we both had prime ribs of beef), but the menu is varied, and there's something for everyone. I especially appreciate that vegetables are prepared not simply as a second-thought add-on, but are slightly al dente, beautifully seasoned, and fresh tasting. Desserts are also varied from humble bread puddings to carrot cake to creative and decadent combinations of ingredients (check out the Sin of the Inn.) Overall, we had a lovely time, and one of the main reasons we chose the Lake Elmo Inn was because we knew beforehand that we would not be disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great, service was wonderful and there were little touches throughout the meal

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Lake Elmo Inn is a requirement for any of our special occasions. We will go nowhere else. Fabulous food. Have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

The manager was outstanding and the man who escorted my physically disabled husband to our car was kind and thoughtful. It was personal and special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Top notch service. Worth the drive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Valentine’s Day dinner! Nancy was a terrific server and took good care of us! Lake Elmo Inn never disappoints on any occasion.....

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Lake Elmo Inn is one of our favorite restaurants to dine at.
the staff is always friendly and the food is exceptional
Like the specialty cocktails too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband and it was great. Great food, service and a fabulous dessert selection. Lake Elmo Inn never fails to offer consistently goodfood and outstanding service.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

It’s our go to spot for all of our special occasions. Like always, wonderful experience!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was very good but the service was a bit spotty and there large gaps in delivery of food. It was a quite busy but the pace of service was a bit disappointing.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 12, 2018

A wonderful atmosphere . The food is always beautifully presented and outstanding in quality. To make our visit additionally special, the wait service was knowledgeable and efficient. The Lake Elmo Inn is a delightful and unique restaurant and a favorite of our family and friends!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

As usual, we had a wonderful time! The Sunday buffet provided MANY food choices and the "have some more" champagne was fun!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrated our Anniversary at Elmo...and had an absolutely wonderful evening! Cocktails were exceptional & Food was just perfect. It was pretty noisy - Sat in the Bar area (our preferred seating) - and the Bar Areawas hopping!!!
Thank you Lisa & Curtis - what a super evening!

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always good. Portions are large so could share. Desserts are amazing.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Brought our friends there, it was their first time. They lived it as much as we do! This is one of our go to favorite restaurants!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always, fantastic! I had the seafood extravaganza and my wife did not so they made her food super quick. The server is a pro’s Pro! And the little extras keep us coming back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raum Hamburg)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We love Lake Elmo Inn. They take great care of you, food is awesome and wine list always has something new and interesting. Best service ever!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful food and great service. I had the prime rib which was great and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the duck.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always great food, beautifully presented with fun and friendly service. Extra special details are such a treat!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Lake Elmo Inn is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. I'm a vegetarian, and while the menu is heavy on the steaks and seafood, their vegetarian platter is amazing and may be the best vegetarian meal in the region. The wine list is excellent and the service is superb.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with cocktails and dessert. Lobster ravioli, crab cakes, steak, peanut butter chocolate pie...all delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We so enjoyed the Tuesday lunch buffet. This is a cut above any other buffet.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had a leisurely meal, lingering over dessert and cocktails and did not feel rushed at all. Service was excellent and the food exceptional as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Our group was there on a Monday, which is Seniors day. Very, very busy. The service was a bit slow, but given that pretty everyone there were seniors and there for the senior discount, none of my group minded. As usual, the food was excellent, waitress (Maureen) was very good and very pleasant. Highly recommend Lake Elmo Inn.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The waitress was excellent, the food was excellent and Jake that took care of our car was so good. Jake is an assist to the place!!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great experience as always! Food fresh and delicious! Would be nice to offer a included beverage like juice or coffee .

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a lovely brunch on Sunday. The smoked salmon was some of the best I've ever had. The chilled shrimp were perfectly cooked with delicious cocktail sauce. We had fried chicken which was tremendous. The only thing I didn't care for was the beef. The piece I was served was so tough I couldn't cut it with my table knife. I did struggle a piece off, and the flavor was great but I chewed for a Long.....time, very tough. I ended up leaving it on the plate as I didn't have a sharp enough knife to cut it. Next time I will let the carver person know and see if he could find me a more tender piece. Except for the beef I thought the ambiance was char-ming the food delicious and the service was great! Our server was Judy and she was great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and service are usually pretty good. Our food last night was ok but the prime rib was cold and tough and our server was not very attentive and ignored requests. We were disappointed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We love the lake Elmo Inn, love Server BOB when he's around, and truly love the food, the look of the decor, the fantastic Steaks and Prime rib, and the many varieties of Special Menus. We don't come nearly as much as a wealthy folks would, but we appreciate being recognized by so many of the Staff which is pretty neat!!! Thanks, always a fun time,

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The service was great,the food was very good. We all very much enjoyed the dinner. The wait stay was friendly and informative.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Brunch was excellent! Couldn't think of another place in the Cities to compare. Food was great, service was excellent, and the ambiance was superior. What more could we ask for?

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waitress was amazing! She was very helpful and successful in picking out wines and very knowledgeable of the menu! And she was quick! Thank you for the experience!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful Service, Great Atmosphere, Excellent food!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service and delicious food !!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service - great for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food is always excellent. I love all of their fish entrees. The service is also top-notch. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an old dinner club. Very nice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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