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Nicollet Island Inn, Minneapolis, MN

Nicollet Island Inn

4.8
4.8
3275 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Nicollet Island Inn has stood witness to over a century of change on the shores of the Mississippi River. The Inn is consistently named the most romantic restaurant in the area and its river views have been voted some of the best in the city. An immediately recognizable Minneapolis landmark, the Inn offers world-class cuisine created by Executive Chef Michael Rain , whose innovative and constantly updated menu includes a variety of seafood, steaks and gourmet specialty dishes. Our wine menu has been chosen specifically to compliment the food and highlight producers from the world's leading wine regions.

Nic's bar, just off the main dining room, is a casual, old-world tavern and the patio offers stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline. The Inn is a convenient, comfortable destination for breakfast or lunch meetings while the 3 or 5-course Sunday Brunch is the perfect weekend indulgence.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (612) 331-1800 ext. 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, Women
  • Executive chef
    Michael Rain
  • Catering
    Contact Lily <br />events&#64;nicolletislandinn.com <br /><br />Island Room or St. Anthony Event Spaces <br /><br />-Newly Remodeled, Hardwood flooring<br />-An outdoor Private Garden Patio<br />-Space for 10-120 guests seated and up to 200 for a reception <br />-Free wireless Internet access <br /><br />Our professional staff provides attentive service combined with excellent cuisine to create a productive and memorable event. <br />Please visit our website for more information: www.nicolletislandinn.com/specialevents.html<br />
  • Private party facilities
    With four private dining rooms for up to 23 guests and two large banquet halls, Nicollet Island Inn is the ideal restaurant destination for intimate gatherings and grand celebrations! contact Events@NicolletIslandInn.com for your family gathering, book club, business meeting, wedding or party ne
  • Private party contact
    Lily Hansen: (612) 331-1800 ext. 3
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Cross street
    Merriam St.
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking for guests of the Nicollet Island Inn.<br />
  • Public transit
    Bus Stop
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Ambiance

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Romantic

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Great for scenic views

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    American

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Ambiance

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for brunch

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Romantic

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Good for special occasions

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    American

3,278 Reviews
  1. Phieland

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a special place completely-from the thoughtful sommelier to the welcoming management, excellent chef and the kind servers.

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  2. ElizabethR

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The Inn and restaurant have so much potential to be a truly lovely place but are in much need of an update. It seems it’s been about 25-30 years since it’s had any update. It’s dark and rather dreary with outdated decor. It would be lovely if there were a brighter and more welcoming atmosphere.

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  3. Rosey

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Far too many reservation reminders from OpenTable. Other then that the Nicollet Island Inn was a great place for Dinner.

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  4. GDFreethinker

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for a business dinner. Food impressed a global traveler, server read the timing on our pace as we did business, quiet enough to hold a conversation, parking a snap, ambience impressive.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

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  6. KElovesfood

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have a lovely table on a beautiful day. Our server (Ann, I believe) was gracious and efficient and kind.

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  7. KristineB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had just gotten engaged and the staff made it so special. Really appreciated it. Thank you!

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  8. FoodieJess

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the bar and had dinner after for our wedding anniversary. We met the owner and were greeted with warmth and felt very welcome. The service was excellent! The ambience was lovely and the food was delicious. We will be back and even to spend the night!! We feel lucky we made the choice to have our dinner at Nicollet Island Inn! Highly recommend 👌

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Nicollet Island Inn! The food and service is excellent, and the ambience is lovely.

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  10. Bees

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely experience! First time there for dinner and the dining room was so cozy. We loved all our food and drinks!

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  11. EdwardJ

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, enchanting setting, and attentive service that didn't rush us.

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  12. MNDiner

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed Easter brunch at Nicollet Island Inn. It was the first time I had dined there, though others in our party had been there before. It was a nice atmosphere. The food and service were just okay, in my opinion. Considering it was a limited, 3-course, prix fixe menu, I expected faster service. We were at the table quite a while before being greeted, and it seemed to take quite a while for drinks and each course. For the price ($65/person) it was expensive for the choices available. The ambiance was quiet which allowed for easy conversation at our table. I’m not sure I would go there for brunch again.

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  13. ChrisCS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was middling. On the one hand, service was very good and the ambiance is always lovely at the Nicollet Island Inn. However, the food was uneven in quality, with some quite good, and some quite disappointing. Eggs Benedict was very good, prawns were tough but OK, and the French Toast was inadequate. Relative to cost, it was not a good value.

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  14. LauraH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was delightful, making this that much more of a treat for us. Excellent food!

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  15. Kickingas2

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food , cocktails , service , ambiance , nice job by the Inn !

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  16. EDuncan

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is very tasty atNicollet Island Inn, and it's matched by the service. Anne and Lilianna are helpful, friendly and make sure that life is going well, at least during lunch.

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  17. CraigP

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We needed to change tables to a quieter location for one of our hearing impaired diners. Staff was very accommodating and gracious. We appreciated the flexibility!

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  18. TeresaS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and good local tips from the very nice person who served our food. Portions enormous. Next time we split a dish.

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  19. LouiseW

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and setting are great. The chairs, however, are really uncomfortable.

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  20. LiveLifeKnowJesus

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time. Will be back. Professional yet.fun server Dan. Lamb, elite tenderloin and salmon great. Recommend wedge salad and tomato soup! Also cookies for dessert. Great experience!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone enjoyed the experience and we will be back in a month!

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  22. Linda

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The walleye was delicious and I will order it again!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicollet Island never disappoints-both in lodging and fine dining

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  24. Yum56

    Minneapolis

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the most romantic restaurant in the Twin Cities. I love bringing people here for the first time. They are always in awe of the beauty & quaintness. I have trouble making a meal choice because I want to try so many things. Today Steak & Lobster Eggs Benedict won & so did I. Delicious. Our server was very attentive & personable. I can’t wait to return.

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  25. CarolR

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful and friendly staff Delicious salmon salad

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  26. PatN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful!!!! Best walleye dinner. My favorite restaurant in Minneapolis.

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  27. Backtozero

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service in a fabulous dining room.

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  28. DEBRAV

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely view and beautiful table setting with good food

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  29. DANIELB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dan, our server, was fantastic. The food and ambience was excellent. We had a great time.

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  30. ChihiroG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicollet Island Inn is the perfect spot for a special occasion or a quit evening out!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous view, attentive and knowledgeable service, exquisite food, and wonderfully crafted cocktails! We stayed at the inn 2 nights and chose to return to dine for both lunch and dinner after our first night's dining experience. We hope to become "regulars."

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  32. Smittyreview

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance was very peaceful and the Hotel is beautiful. The food was way overpriced. Dessert was very dry and looked to be store bought. Other courses were fine and service was excellent. Would not dine here again however due to the overpriced Valentines day menu of $100/pp.

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  33. DarrenP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very romantic place for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Staff was very well dressed, knew the menu very well, and made the experience a great time.

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  34. Kaybye

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very attentive! The food was good but the portions were very large. We would have preferred smaller courses and maybe a few more options. We had a perfect table in a small room next to the window with a lovely view.

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  35. Lulu

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always a good choice. We particularly like going for lunch. The view is special, parking is easy, the menu has several good choices and the service is excellent. We'll be back!

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  36. GaryH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Egg dish brunch items were slow and arrived not hot.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We will be back. Not the cheapest dinner but worth it.

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  38. TrevorK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my birthday here for many years. The good and service is always amazing!

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  39. RyanJ

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best cocktails I've had in Minneapolis. Each dish was delicious. I'm not typically a seafood guy, but the salmon was perfect.

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  40. Rebekah

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!! Gluten free options. Service was fantastic. Thanks Rebecca, Lilly, Brad, and Cory!

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FAQs

Nicollet Island Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nicollet Island Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 331-1800 ext. 1.

Nicollet Island Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 3275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nicollet Island Inn

95 Merriam, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Merriam St.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking for guests of the Nicollet Island Inn.<br />
  • Public transit
    Bus Stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Persons with Disabilities, Women
  • Executive chef
    Michael Rain
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (612) 331-1800 ext. 1
  • Catering
    Contact Lily <br />events&#64;nicolletislandinn.com <br /><br />Island Room or St. Anthony Event Spaces <br /><br />-Newly Remodeled, Hardwood flooring<br />-An outdoor Private Garden Patio<br />-Space for 10-120 guests seated and up to 200 for a reception <br />-Free wireless Internet access <br /><br />Our professional staff provides attentive service combined with excellent cuisine to create a productive and memorable event. <br />Please visit our website for more information: www.nicolletislandinn.com/specialevents.html<br />
  • Private party facilities
    With four private dining rooms for up to 23 guests and two large banquet halls, Nicollet Island Inn is the ideal restaurant destination for intimate gatherings and grand celebrations! contact Events@NicolletIslandInn.com for your family gathering, book club, business meeting, wedding or party ne
  • Private party contact
    Lily Hansen: (612) 331-1800 ext. 3
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