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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.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Public lots also available in the area.
-Valet Parking available most lunch and dinner services
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
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.
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.
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. 😕
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
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!
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!
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