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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Feast of St. Nic
This season, as part of our Holiday Celebrations at the Inn, we will be featuring the Feast of St. Nic! Join us any evening from December 5th-8th for a four-course dinner for two for only $89! Or add paired wines for only $119. Call and make your reservation today, and be sure to mention the Feast of St. Nic when you reserve your table!
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: December 5, 2019
Ends: December 9, 2019
Availability: Sun 5:00PM-8:45PM
Good service offered in a lovely setting. Staff were extra helpful in pairing a wine with my food.
We enjoyed our food and the beautiful setting for our brunch with friends.
Scored a very nice booth for two for my birthday dinner. We enjoyed another delicious meal, this time sharing the pear burrata salad and then the sirloin with a very tasty hash. We love the setting, the food and the experience each and every time.
I booked a table for lunch, the day after Thanksgiving. Given the positive reviews of others, and recommendations of friends, I was looking forward to the experience. It was very disappointing. We wanted a couple of appetizers off the “bar” menu and was told they were not available until late afternoon. Why provide the menu then? There were no appetizers on the lunch menu. I decided to have a salad, which for nine dollars was a disappointing pile of leafy greens, a bland vinaigrette, and mound of Parmesan cheese. My date’s French onion soup was fine, arriving piping hot. My entrée was walleye. It had a dry thick coating of breadcrumbs over a fairly small thin fillet. It was dry and flavorless. The rice medley it was on was fine, but the green beans were multicolored and unevenly cooked. My date’s lobster salad wrap was OK, but had a lot of filler and a lemon and mayonnaise-flavored lobster inside. My date had originally wanted the seafood risotto, but was told they were “out of it“. There were only about eight people in the entire place, and we were seated next to most of them. It’s hard to understand how they ran out of it. The bill was ridiculously expensive for food comparable to what one would expect at Perkins. I can only assume the Chef had the day off, and the kitchen staff was trying their best. My advice? Go for dinner on a busy evening, and don’t waste time or money for lunch.
Thanks! Wonderful service, beautiful view and delicious food.
We go out for dinner on thanksgiving. We enjoy the no fuss, let someone else cook day. We have been going to Jax for many years until food quality went down. Prices remained high. They are still the best wait staff. Love them. Last year we tried the lex. Great food. Ho hum staff no ambiance. This year it was Nicollet Island Inn. Wonderful ambience on the river. Staff was overwhelmed and very underwhelming in service they even argued with me, huge bad. Food was served cold. Courses were forgotten. For $70 you get food slapped on a plate, really? Maybe a different day would be better? The take home of a turkey sandwich was a nice idea, however executed poorly. Three small pieces of turkey ran through the bread slices. Don’t offer if you can’t deliver.
As always, we had absolutely nothing to complain about.
We had a table with a beautiful view of the river. The same vice was very attentive and professional. The food was excellent. My meat was served as ordered. E
We thought the turkey sandwiches given to dinners as Thanksgiving “left overs” was a great finishing touch to a wonderful evening
The Nic is a neighborhood favorite for us. We were there for Thanksgiving dinner along with a whole lot of other people. Their service was excellent. The food (somewhat dry turkey and under-done green beans) reflected, I think, the simple fact that they were cooking for a lot more full tables than is typical for them. We'll keep coming back. They do almost everything very well and are very nice folks
Pre Thanksgiving dinner with family.
Great place, great views and excellent food for celebrating a special occasion.
A gift from our Grandson
We have intended to have dinner at the Nicollet Island Inn for years and just hadn’t been able to get it on our calendar! It was a wonderful evening. The service, the cocktails and the food were all top notch. And we really lived that it was a quiet venue. We didn’t have to shout to talk to one another. Thanks Nicollet Island Inn for the great experience!
A perfect dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The walleye was beautiful; the crab salad on green tomatoes was inventive -- divine.
I love the Nicollet Island Inn. I'm usually there on a week day and love the salmon salad, but was there this time on the weekend for their brunch. I had Nic's Benedict with ham and leeks. It was scrumptious. You will never be disappointed at this restaurant. The food is great and the service is excellent. They never rush you. Lovely place to meet a friend for a chat!
We always enjoy dining at the Nicollet Island Inn because of the quiet atmosphere that allows us to easily visit with those at our table.
Superb service from the matter d’ to the server. Unusually tasty quiche
Thanks for an enjoyable experience. A very good place for an important conversation.
A cozy delicious experience graced by excellent service and surrounding beauty.
We thought they had the brunch buffet. Nope. Just the menu now. Took too long for water and coffee refills. Food just ok for price. Service just ok.
Expectations were high and it was my birthday. This was noted but they didn’t even mention anything. I won’t rush to go back.
We participated in "Date Night" and had a wonderful 3-course dinner. Food was well prepared and presented. Service was just the right speed.
Always one of our favorite restaurants and didn't disappoint this time. Perfect ambiance and nicely prepared food. Also can't beat the riverfront setting in the historic St. Anthony area.
our favorite place for a quiet great meal in an outstanding location
Always one of my favorites in Minneapolis! Thanks.
Food was amazing!! Get the creme brûlée!! Fried green tomato salad with blue crab was also delicious!
The menu felt quite slim for a restaurant of such a reputation. Service was disorganized and I ended the evening unsure who was our server. We requested a quiet are, due to hearing loss...instead we were placed in an active transition. Again. A booth have been a better choice.
The "hostess" on duty was alone and seemed to be running the entire show, from the restaurant seating to the hotel front desk. Once seated we waited a bit to be acknowledged by a server. From my vantage point it appeared there were only 2 servers in the restaurant. It wasn't extremely busy, but busy enough that they were hustling. The roasted red pepper soup was very good, but could have stood to be a bit hotter. My steak (the Steak & Eggs breakfast) was more gristle than meat. My over easy eggs were over hard. My companions walleye sandwich, though she said it was tasty, had a horrible plate presentation. The tartar sauce and coleslaw were indistinguishable, and it came with a huge pile of greens that she did not order (and were not mentioned in the menu description). Our dessert, a pecan roll, was black on the bottom and served with rock solid butter. Overall, I wish I would have selected a different place to have brunch for my birthday. Sadly disappointed.
We had a terrific experience at Nicollet Island Inn. Sat in the bar at first and the bartender was great! Dinner was delicious! Would definitely recommend!
The food came out cool to warm not hot and the service was just okay seemed like they were doing us a favor by helping us. 4 people, 4 drinks total with dinner $232 before tip soothes are getting all the money maybe just banking on the history of the place.
Great Nice, quiet special experience
Great place for lunch. Very scenic view of the river. Quiet older crowd.
Always my favorite lunch spot. Really busy this time and that stretched the staff considerably.
Boy, is this place tired. The only saving grace is the view of the Mississippi River from the dining room. Fourof us met for breakfast at 11:00 - we had a reservation. We ordered standard breakfasts - bacon and eggs and omelettes. 45 minutes later, after I had gotten up from our table and chased down our server, our food finally arrived. My easy-over eggs were rock-hard and the hash browns were greasy and tasteless. Terrible coffee. Tiny omelettes . Other than that, it was a perfect experience.
This gem of a restaurant is as lovely as ever. The setting is serene, the food exquisite and the service top notch. I need to go there more often :)
The food and service was excellent.The ambiance was very quaint and very historic. The windows overlooking the river and park was great.
Jane is our favorite server. She does an excellent job! We eat at Nicollet Island Inn often and always ask to be seated in Jane’s section.
I love this place. It is nice. It is quiet. The service is always friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious. I have been coming here for several years, whenever I get to Minneapolis, and will continue to return to this restaurant with each visit to this lovely city. I brought two colleagues with me on my last visit, neither had ever been before. They too loved the place and were quite satisfied with the food. The wine list is nice, too.
My wife and I had a very nice view of the river. The fall colors made it an outstanding view! Great place to eat their shrimp ceviche and share a bottle of wine. Everyone was very nice.