Nicollet Island Inn
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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Staff was pleasant and efficient. food was great and the service was excellent.
My husband and I went there for Valentines dinner. This is our first dinner at the Nicollet Island Inn so we were trying it out and hoping it would be special. What we were surprised by was how outdated and boring the venue was there. It felt very dated an old school with waitstaff that felt very militant and structured versus accommodating and pleasant. We both have a dairy allergy and asked for pasta to go along with our fish and steak to make it more filling as the only option was mashed potatoes with cream. The waiter told us that the chef was not willing to do that which was a big indicator that this was not a “real” restaurant.. The menu is limited to just the Valentines special so we had no other option. I should’ve done more research on this restaurant before we booked it and was disappointed that our evening basically sucked. We were seated next to a nice couple but pretty much heard their entire conversation as it was just two of us in a tight area. That was our second seat after we moved from one that was by the window where we were basically in the hallway. There were very nice seats that I could see other couples enjoying but we did not get one. We waited forever to get drinks and just were overall disappointed with our meal. We won’t be returning.
Lovely ambience and great service for our Valentines date.
The steak was the worst, very tough and full of fat and gristle. The pasta was ok but nothing I’d order again. For the $69 price not a good value. I love the place but maybe going on a busy night with a set menu was not a good choice.
Enjoyed the special Valentine's Day Dinner with wine pairings.
Food was well prepared. Portion sizes on some courses were small. This was a five course Valentines Day menu. I would recommend they work on the wine pairings. Average wines at best. Cost overall was high but service was excellent. Liz took great care of us.
Server was outstanding
Superb service (always is!), and the Cobb salad and special sandwich were delicious. My favorite place!
Very nice but spendy place for dinner. I had scallops for $36...there were only 3 on my plate! Tasty? Yes. But $10 a piece? We also paid $10 for a sharable plate of asparagus. 8 pieces. Tasty? Yes. But close to $1 per piece of asparagus? My husband had steak, which was good and a bit more filling.
Marriage Anniversary, and was not mentioned by host or staff.
After years of birthdays, and special occasions spent at the Inn I was very disappointed.
It was wonderful, as usual.
Beautiful location, delicious food, friendly service and we didn't have to shout at each other! Loved everything!
lived here for 6 years now and heard about this place. finally made it happen! what a perfect old school date night!!! couldn’t have asked for anything more out of the experience. would love to stay there for a staycation!! the bread, the curry mussels, the strip, the cocktails, the creme brule, the bourbon selection...all world class!!!!
My partner and I have been to Nicollet Island Inn many times in the past, but this was our first time in several years (since having kiddos). This was the best date night experience we have had in a long time!! The service and staff were excellent overall, including the manager stopping by to check in on us periodically. Although we like to try new places, this is a classic dinner spot that will never fail to impress! We are definitely not going to wait several years to go again!!!
Great food. Great service. Very nice ambiance. Would definitely go back.
Easy reservation to get.. Good table and pleasant evening with family
Love, love, love this place. Fabulous food, great service, one-of-a-kind location!
Such a lovely place! We were warmly greeted. I had requested a quiet booth as my friend is very hard of hearing, and we were sat at a wonderful spot! We asked for suggestions from our server on a couple of dinner choices, and she was quick with options. We chose the burrata pear salad and the Wagyu steak - both were fantastic! Finished it off with Sebastian Joe's ice cream and espresso. Wonderful dining experience all around!
Food was great, ambiance was super bartender
was friendly fun knowledgeable.
The parking lot was dangerously unplowed, particularly for those with limited mobility. There was a significant wait to be seated, while the telephone rang and rang and rang. The food was tasty, but the logistics need work.
Service and food were excellent! We will continue to come in once a year for special occasions!
We will be back! Excellent!!! We’ve told all our friends about the amazing dining experience and we will be back!!!
The Lobster Week event was not pleasant. They give you no tool to crack your Lobster so I cut my finger open while eating my Lobster. Did not make for a romantic enjoyable evening out.
Fantastic food and service!! Always an excellent experience!
We went for a lobster dinner with wine pairings... bisque, pot pie, lobster and dessert. The bisque was only fair, no meat. The pot pie, was as if just added peas to the bisque and a very small puff pastry (mine tasted burnt). I was surprised the lobster was only a 1/2 lobster and seemed under cooked, which I have never seen before. The dessert was a chocolate brownie and chocolate ice cream, it was just too much chocolate for us. I would say the best part of dinner was the wine pairings. I thought they did a good job with the wine selection.
I expected more flavor from the meal but overall it was good
Service desk Zuele killed all the good mood.
For Lobster night, there was not much lobster! Disappointing to say the least.
This was our second time to enjoy the Lobster Week 5 course meal with wine pairings. It was absolutely delicious and service was wonderful. Definitely going back next year.
The menu was printed out,the waitress explained all the items and the wine pairings.We were there for the special lobster dinner-the lobster was small and not the best quality-but we did enjoy the meal overall-it was a special evening. We were seated at a booth for two which was very very nice.
Service was amazing. We went for lobster week and lobster pot pie was one of best things we had. Baked lobster was a little mushy but claw was good. A good value as we took advantage of Eaters discount deal. Ambiance was wonderful, very great for a cold winters night.
I was very disappointed with the food. I was not able to eat it all. The server offered to replace it but I declined. I thought that maybe the owner, who was there, might stop by to discuss, but that did not happen.
The food was terrible. Very cafeteria like. It was really nice to spend time with the woman I love. Very nice dining room. To clarify we were there for the lobster diner.
Lobster Week with wine pairing was so delicious! The service was amazing & it had a fun old school vibe.
Without making a request, we ended up in the same small booth we had before which we really liked. Our server, Rebecca, made a special effort to meet our needs and helped to make the evening enjoyable. And Cameron worked out a problem with how we made our reservation for Lobster Week.;
We had ordered vouchers but they said no so it cost more. The room was freezing.
Lobster week is a really good deal that I would recommend to anyone that likes seafood!
Great food and service, our server was extremely knowledgeable and attentive to our table! We attended the Lobster week which was a fantastic course! Will return again.
Service was fantastic. Went to the bar while we were waiting for our table. Bartender was awesome, could have stayed there talking with himf or the whole night. Asked my wife and I what we liked and then made us a couple drinks that we had never had before. The drinks were fantastic, he even tolded us the history behind the drinks. That man truly enjoyed his job and it showed. He set the tone for a great evening.
Went for the Lobster Fest and it was excellent. The wine pairings were perfect and service was great.
Excellent meal and price for such a well planned lobster event. We will do this again. The service was fantastic and wine pairings went very well with the meal.