This restaurant is tucked away in the woods with beautiful views. My husband thought his scallops were delicious and my son and I loved our lobster. The view of the water was really nice. Service was outstanding. We will definitely go back the next time we are in the area.
didnt acknowledge our reservation so had no table, ended up eating in the bar. made us seem like we were being a bother for watnign to eat there when they will full with reservations.
( ummm we were one of them) bartender neglected us. another waitress stepped up to get us stuff- would have loved to tip her not him. ordered steak with mushrooms - came with no mushrooms. just lots of little things didnt go correctly.
Not even recognized by them for our anniversary. Service was terrible. Had a reservation made on open table and when we arrived they said we could sit at bar or outside area as all was reserved. Only 3 tables filled the entire time we were there. Server was worst ever. No tableware until we asked after food arrived. All tables outside received glass water glasses filled and fresh bread, other waitress. We received plastic glasses after asking. Also asked for bread. Never told of specials. Won't go back. Better train your help or you won't be around long. Too bad as always good to have several options in lake to go to.☹️
I had the walleye which was done well as were the garlic mashed potatoes.
We go to Lost Lake Lodge once or twice a year. They are under new management. While we've always had a good experience there, the cocktails and the food have been stepped up a notch. Everything was very good! Would definitely recommend.
We participated in the season close event and it was a great evening. Lot's of fun and delicious food. The bottomless wine glass was a great offering as well. We will definately do that again!
Beautiful, quiet setting on Gull Lake. Excellent, attentive service. Ambitious local-source menu. Starters, soup and salad were excellent. Entrees were limited. A full house on Saturday evening but the kitchen behind - main entree of venison was served at room temperature; walleye was over cooked and dry.
Once again, our dinner at Lost Lake Lodge was one of the best we've ever eaten anywhere. The 4-course dinner was a delight, especially the Starters. The entrees seemed to be individually and lovingly prepared - absolutely delicious. If only the lodge were a little nearer our summer cabin.
What a surprising gem in the north woods! The food was amazing, really good wine list and the appetizer list was nothing short of fabulous!
We had a party of 4 for dinner on a Sunday night and everyone enjoyed the meal. My wife and I had the local mushroom pasta and the others had a steak and salmon entree. The view over the water is great and you can see the sunset. I give this meal an A.
We decided to try this restaurant from the recommendations of friends. We have recently moved back into the area from a larger metro area and had some experience with high-end restaurants. We were not disappointed. There was a slight delay in getting served after we were seated, but they were at near capacity with a weekend crowd. Once things started rolling however, the rest of the evening went very smooth. Our server was pleasant, knowlegable with a nice sense of humor. The food was wonderful, adequate portions without overloading the plate. The wine parings were spot on and we even received complimentary flutes of champagne once the chef was aware it was an anniversary dinner. Absolutely worth a return trip.
Good but could have used more seasoning both on the walleye and in the sauce
We were very disappointed in the changes that have occured with the change of the chef. The cheese plate was pathetic, my sister's steak was under cooked- sent it back & then came out burnt, not to mention it was then served with cold sides. The rest of our food 4 out of 5 plates were nothing wowing. 3 dishes had missing ingredients, that were then brougjt out after the dishes were eaten.. Unreal! We could tell our waitress did not want to wait on our table. Why? Probably because we were having a hard time deciding what we wanted and asked her to come back twice as we didnt want to be rushed. We have been gone to Lost Lake Lodge for 4 years, had awesome food, service & experience. This year it all fell flat. we won't be returning.
The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. We had a nice bottle of wine from their well rounded wine list. It was a very enjoyable experience.
Great walleye, and dessert of berry tart was wonderful. Our second time at Lost Lake Lodge.
My husband and I took our 2 college aged kids and our 14 yr old here for a nice dinner before everyone went back to school. We have a lake place in the area but had never tried this restaurant. A little awkward at first. We were the only table at first (6:00 on Sunday night...understandable). Very old school cabin feeling but also very quaint. We had a gorgeous lake view (tiny lake). The food was simply amazing and they were very accommodating with a few special requests. I had the salmon over risotto (special request on risotto). DELICIOUS. My husband had the pork chop (super snobby eater...sorry hun) LOVED IT. We had a pastry-type appetizer that was melt in mouth...yum. Recommend highly.
My wife and I ordered the same thing: Steak, medium. My steak was rare (red & bleeding) and my wife's was well done (no pink). Our server also took my wife's dinner plate that was over half full of food without asking if she was finished. Seemed like they were trying to rush us out of the restaurant. Very unpleasant experience.
The service was stuffy. The good was not worth the money and the over all ambience was that of an Old Country Buffet.
I would not recommend Lost Lake Lodge to anyone, ever.
We've been here a few times before, and food is always good. Service has been a touch slow in the past, but we'd heard that it had gotten worse. Not that the staff aren't good or friendly, they are, it just seems that they can't keep up. I asked our server, and got the vibe that they were very backed up after we got apps, so we decided to leave, it was our anniversary after all. Didn't want to have a very frustrating evening, and I could see the frustrated looks on many of the other people that had been there longer than us. They may need to hire more staff, and if you go now, I'd suggest being early before the backlog begins.
We had a nice lunch, but it would have been better if there were more options than just sandwiches. We loved the Rose wine we had and the cheese and charcuterie starter.
We have been enjoying Lost Lake Lodge for about 6 years. Due to the quality and portion size of our meals, it is unlikely we will ever be back. We have been bragging about your restaurant to our friends, who we treated on August 1st. I was embarrassed!!! Two of us had the 4 course meals and 2 with the wine pairing - we left hungry. My pork chop was raw after I specifically asked for it well done. And no, I did not send it back - at that point in time, we just wanted the whole evening over with.
Dropping $300 for dinner may not be much for some people, but it is for us. If the meal is good, I don't mind spending that much, but when we wished there was a Jimmy Johns to deliver food quickly, it is just unacceptable.
The nostalgia of Lost Lake Lodge coupled with fabulous food makes this place very special. The ambiance sends you back to a MN up north resort you went to as a kid and brings back many of those memories - complete with the creaky screen door on the porch entrance. The food is as good as anything in the Twin Cities and I go to them all frequently. Last Saturday we had the pork and the pasta. Best pork chop I have had in recent memory, and the pasta was simply delicious. Love this place.
I booked a reservation on open table, and in the comments section, mentioned that this was a 27th anniversary celebration. No mention was made when we arrived, and we were sat in a far corner table. The server was very average, and the restaurant was not at all charming or what I expected for a lodge restaurant. The food was delicious, which saved the evening.
Took a very good female companion for a fantastic experience. A true gem of a property.
The prices were pretty high, but we new that going in.
Two people eating four course meals (one with wine) equaled $165 including tip.
Loved the place
Great food and ambience
Service was excellent
Excellent food and great service!
A bit on the pricey side, but extremely enjoyable. We'll be back when we save enough to cover the cost of this exceptional experience.
Lost Lake is really quaint. It is a venue you would go on a romantic date for two. They simply can not handle large groups at all. Really nice people, but way out of their league in terms of service. The food is really good, but portions are extremely tiny and expensive for what you get. If you want to go on a nice date, grab a drink and have a small nice meal with great surroundings, this is your place. We went as a group of 12 for my birthday, and it was 40 minutes before we even got a cocktail. We were there 5 years ago and had a similar experience. Cool place, every 5 years, but go as a couple, not as a group.
The food was overcooked, the fish was burned on the bottom and had a mushy consistency, the service was inconsistent. very disappointing, we had the same experience last fall and we will not be coming back.
Set back in the woods on a quiet lake, this is a nice place to visit in summer. Food was exceptionally good for this area, especially the entrees. The service was attentive and friendly. We would have rated it a 5 except for the "Heirloom" salad which had some ordinary greens and veggies dressed with an overpoweringly vinegary dressing.
We booked with Open table dinner for our anniversary, we had read a few negetive reviews, but decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed the 6 course Chef's creation special. it is where you tell the server what you like and don't like or any known food allergy. Our meal was interesting and delicious.
We had a great meal at Lost Lake Lodge. This was our family's June birthday outing so we had our adult children and our grandchildren at the dinner. Given the wide range of ages I was concerned about the menu. The grandkid’s meals were healthy and well balanced. Our meals were very tasty and well proportioned. The server was very knowledgeable and the deserts were great. No one had any complaints.
Having travelled the world, we have found this to be one of the best places for delicious food and great service. The only complaint would be is that there are wooden chairs and they are not very comfortable for extended dining. However, the cuisine is highly creative, the ingredients are the freshest available, and the wait staff are extremely attentive. It is well worth the drive to seek out this hidden gem.
Excellent food, great service, and quaint setting. Among the best restaurants in the Brainerd lakes area!
Made reservations at this restaurant based on a recommendation and the reviews from previous dinners. Very disappointed as the food was only fair and portion sizes were small. I had the walleye and I'm pretty sure the bait used to catch it was almost as large my portion. Very nice place, fair service, but the food can use some improvement.
This restaurant has always been a favorite - until this year. Overpriced, small entrees. Salads came without the ingredients listed on the menu, and we were told that there would be a $5.00 "sharing" fee for the $10.00 already-too-small salad. The vegetarian option on the menu was apparently a secret, as we were told that "Chef" would decide after you ordered. This was true for the 6 course tasting option as well. Overall, the salads, entrees and desserts were disappointing. It seems that Lost Lake Lodge and it's Chef are a little too impressed with themselves this season, which is a shame for the loyal patrons who have been enjoying this restaurant for so long.
I am very unhappy with my experience tonight!!!! They called at 5:30 and said the ONLY open time was 6:30 and 8:30pm. We unfortunately Went at 6:30... But 6-8 tables were open from 6:30-8:30pm. The owner was EXTREMELY upset with my verbal comment of few words. The charging of corkage, the disappearance of our wine, the 2 oysters served in tasting menu ( the waitress said 6). The mr
Meal was a disaster...we will not go back!!! Tim was a better owner byn a long shot!!! He was a much better liaison than you were.
Really enjoyed the evening. I thought the food was amazing and unique. I will definitely come again and I will tell my friends who also visit the area to make your restaurant a priority to experience.
I thought the chefs tasting menu was lacking expression. The dinner menu items were more interesting. Wait staff needed to be more efficient, the space between courses was lengthy and I expected a bit more refinement in regards to table service.
I let our server know that I had some food allergies so she must have taken note on that but the entrée I order wasn't good with out
the gravy that was suppose to go on it. If she would have let me know in the first place that what I had choose had cream in it I would have never ordered that dish. It really wasn't good at all.
Such a beautiful location, such awesome food, and great people! Only possible downside is the portions.... Too much awesome food!!!!! Smaller portions easily would suffice. Highly recommended!
Food was superb! Nice menu selection, all enticing...all selected by our party of 4 was excellent. Wine pairings nice touch and well executed. Service was gracious, albeit a young "student" server.