Nicollet Island Inn has three private/semi-private dining rooms and 2 Event Spaces. The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 10 guests, the Captain's Room up to 16, and the Fireside Lounge up to 24. The Island room can fit 50 seated, 70 for cocktails. The St. Anthony room can fit 120 seated.View Private Dining Details
Celebrate Mothers Day at the Nicollet Island Inn! We are offering a lovely 5-course menu for $45/ person (not inclusive of tax or tip-coffee, tea, soda and juices are complimentary) We also have complimentary valet!
*we are only offering our 5-course menu for food options. no other food available*
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Come Celebrate Easter at the Nicollet Island Inn! We are offering a lovely 5-course menu for $45/ person (not inclusive of tax or tip-coffee, tea, soda and juices are complimentary) We also have complimentary valet!
*we are only offering our 5-course menu for food options. no other food available*
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Great as always. One of my favorite in Mpls
The service was outstanding, as usual. Our appetizer (mussels) and entrées (lamb shank and scallops) were outstanding also. Unfortunately, the dessert (carrot chiffon cake) was terrible -- dry and heavy, not light and moist as we were expecting. Our waitress handled it very well -- she took it off the bill and offered a replacement (we didn't take her up on a replacement).
I have been to the Nicollet Island Inn several times for brunch or drinks and always enjoyed the food and the setting along the River. This time three of us went for lunch. The server was excellent - friendly and efficient. However, the food was very disappointing and over priced. Perhaps it was what we ordered. Two of us ordered the chef's special - chicken pot pie. The dish was like thick soup and served in a soup bowl with a pastry crust floating on top. The dish was also unusually bland (even for chicken pot pie) and outrageously over priced at $16. The third diner ordered a similarly priced entree. We were not served bread or any other type of accompaniment. We did not have dessert but each of us had a cup of regular coffee that tasted a bit burnt. We each had an $11 glass of wine. The bill, before gratuity, was $103 including tax and MPLS SST Fee. I'm not usually one to complain but I thought this lunch bordered on awful. However, my companions were satisfied or at least said they were as they had come at my invitation. I remember enjoying brunch here but I will not be coming back for lunch.
My wife had an amazing time here. Highly recommend it and will be returning soon. The lamb and scallops were amazing and our server was on top of it. We never felt neglected.
Absolutely lovely! Staff is very friendly, food is incredible and the atmosphere during breakfast/lunch time was perfect for a casual date.
We had the place to ourselves on a cold snowy night. Attentive service, delicious food. It was our first time there and we will definitly go back. Our table had a window view of the river.
Lovely with old school charm
We loved the dining area. You could some of the city and also the old bridge over the river.
Very disappointing ... food, service, and ambiance. Great building and location but that didn’t carry the experience.
We have come to celebrate most special occasions at the Inn because it is upscale dining in a very comfortable setting. I love that a small room can be used for small parties. Our guests were two college students who had never been to the NII before. Tres Leches french toast was divine and the mushroom gnocchi were excellent, too. Our server Joe was knowledgeable, congenial, and efficient. Thank you! And the bloody mary was so fine. See you again!
Arrived for date night early dinner time reservation. Service was pleasant right from the beginning throughout the night. Crab cake appetizer was good. I had the prime rib special and wife had chicken Osso buco - she had soup and I had a wedge. Overall, better than average. The prime rib was above average. Decent portions for both meals. We ordered desert. We’re carrot cake fans, but what was served tasted like stale cinnamon cake. It didn’t really resemble carrot cake. They brought out a second piece - same deal. The raspberry sherbert was okay. Overall, for the price this is a once a year type location for us. It’s a unique venue and very relaxing despite it sharing the building with a hotel and with banquet rooms in the basement.
Always a pleasure to dine here. The ambience is the best. Quiet lovely setting with views out to the river and horse drawn carriage passing by. It is easy to have friendly conversation and gracious atmosphere. Food is traditional and usually quite good.
loved the location and the privacy that the restaurant offered. Did not feel rushed at all
Met my clients for lunch. They aren't from here and they loved the experience. I meet in the private dining room twice a month, so I am very familiar with The Inn. LOVE your food! Love the look and feel of The Inn. Thanks for consistently delivering a great experience.
Went here for Valentine's Day dinner with my partner and had the prix fixe special menu with wine pairings. Everything was prepared perfectly, the portions were just right, and we felt pampered. Lovely service, lovely atmosphere. We've been here before and have always been happy with our experiences.
Always a pleasant place for a meal. Food is always well prepared, attractively served and hot when delivered. There is generally a wide assortment of options on the menu so most any taste will be satisfied. There are several relaxing views of the Mississippi River available to make this a welcoming venue.
Valentine's Day - and our anniversary - falls on a Wednesday this year so we decided to celebrate 2 days early with a leisurely Sunday brunch at Nicollet Island Inn. We both got the 5-course brunch and the selections were incredible (the smoked salmon Benedict was hands-down the best Benedict we've ever eaten!). We loved having the time to sit and enjoy the beautiful view, each other's company, and the food without being rushed. Seriously, there are so few places that make you feel like a valued patron and respect the luxury of a paced meal. Thank you so much for another great meal - as always, we'll be back!
This is a mainstay spot of ours. Quiet, romantic, great views.
The food is very good although not a very creative menu.
This visit we had the filet and lobster. The filet was excellent, the lobster so-so.
The lamb shank was great.
We had brussel sprouts as an appetizer, although tasty, they were somewhat boring being just sauteed in butter.
Still one of my favorite romantic spots!
A favorite place with family and friends. Excellent food, superb service, lovely ambience.
Very special environment for an intimate dinner.
Always treated like royalty when a restaurant guest at the Inn. Food is always fabulous and the staff kind and attentive!
I was a little disappointed in the freshness/quality of the food and beverages selection. The coffee was weak, for my taste and there was no option for specialty coffees. Also, a couple of the pastries were dry as well as my dessert choice.
We did the lobster fest .
Would not recommend it.First course was good but not even the tip of my finger of salmon,
Second course was scallops and cod with a sauce that you couldn't tell the difference which was which since it was in a dumpling form.
The sorbet was good.
The lobster was cut in half and that was what you got. The biggest part of it was a dressing of some sort and no chunks of lobster in it. The tail part was 3 bites but tasty.
Might try going there again and see what their menu food is like.
The waitress and waiter staff was awesome.
Love the atmosphere !
we went to nicollet inn for lobster week, and the meal was creative and very tasty. service was spot-on. was a great date/dining experience.
Lobsterfest was outstanding, especially the Lobster Thermidor.
We went for Lobster Week and were disappointed. One of the courses that we enjoyed was cool in the center. One of the five "courses" was a small bit of sorbet. Not worth the visit.
As always, a wonderful time and wonderful food. They remembered us from previous visits and welcomed us warmly.
Lobster Week 5 course special was absolutely delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. Kudos to the chef, Gibson Wood, James Foote and Maddy.
Salmon salad does not disappoint! It’s always just perfect.
Nic’s burger was very tasty and the sweet potato fries are the best we’ve had.
The lobster week vouchers were a horrible value. The food was disappointing and we joked that the lobster must have been caught/purchased in December when they decided to advertise lobster week- it smelled fishy and the texture was not that of fresh lobster.
The server offered more bread with each course which was the only thing you could get any amount of full from.
What is odd and makes you leave with a further sense of regret for buying lobster week vouchers, are that the Nicollet Island Inn advertise a “full price” to make you feel like you are getting a value online by buying the discounted voucher, however there doesn’t appear to be any way to order the lobster course besides the voucher. When we arrived a manager was handling an unhappy customer who showed up wanting lobster week but hadn’t purchased the voucher.
Lobster week “full price” would be insane. The voucher price wasn’t even a good value for what it included.
The kicker is that they then charge you tax based on the fictional “full price” so the bill ends up much more than you would expect.
The only things we enjoyed were the wine pairings. All of the French wines included were wonderful.
Sadly we made a later reservation at Young Joni during our meal at the Nicollet Island Inn, and headed there for some fresh market fish afterward.
Thumbs down- first and last dinner experience here. Do not go here for seafood at least.
And shame on the owners for the scammy voucher pricing.
Classy upscale restaurant that's OK with jeans. Excellent food and service in an old-fashioned unique building.
Lobster Bruschetta a great starter. Aside from a fisherman's shore lunch, the walleye entrée is consistently the best walleye I have ever eaten. The only subpar elements are very weak, tasteless coffee and average desert offerings.
It was good. Grilled cheese bread and bacon was hard. Could not eat the bacon.
The food was very good and the service was excellent. It is a very beautiful place to eat; the atmosphere is great.
We have been to the Lobster Fest for years and enjoyed trying new items. The service was wonderful and 4 of the 5 courses were very tasty. However, the main entree was not up to previous standards.
First dining inside the restaurant and it was great. Our first time to the lobster week celebration so we thoroughly enjoyed the different courses of the meal.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the relaxing environment. Our waiter was efficient and humorous. The Christmas decorations were still up and were beautiful.
My wife and I went with our friends to Lobster week, a 5 course lobster dinner with wine pairings in each course. I had messed up the reservation and they quickly were able to accommodate us in spite of my mistake. The lobster mousse appetizer was something out of this world. The wines were all very good and beautifully complimented each dish. The beautifully restored historic building was filled with delightful details and antiques. It was a 3 hour escape right next to down town. We had a fantastic evening, good food, good wine and old friends is a combination is really hard to beat and the setting was perfect.
We were there for The Lobster Soecial. It was lovely and the food was excellent. They do it annually in January; don’t miss it.