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About Nicollet Island Inn
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 Noah Balow , 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.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am
Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact Lindsay Kunz
Island Room or St. Anthony Event Spaces
-Newly Remodeled, Hardwood flooring
-An outdoor Private Garden Patio
-Space for 10-120 guests seated and up to 200 for a reception
-Free wireless Internet access
Our professional staff provides attentive service combined with excellent cuisine to create a productive and memorable event.
Please visit our website for more information: www.nicolletislandinn.com/specialevents.html
Complimentary parking for guests of the Nicollet Island Inn.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have multiple private dining options for groups of 6-24 guests in either our Private Dining Room, Captain's Room, or Fireside Lounge. Whether it's a meeting, family celebration, or corporate dinner, our experienced staff can create a menu to meet virtually any need. For more information please contact Ryan via email at email@example.com or by phone 612-331-1800 ext. 7.
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.
Nicollet Island Inn Ratings and Reviews
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!
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 !
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.
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.
This was a special birthday dinner, taking advantage of the coincidence of my birthday falling within Lobster Week. The food was truly spectacular and the wine pairings, inspired. My one tiny quibble is that the lobster thermidor had cooled down perhaps too much by the time it arrived at the table, but this factor was more than offset by the patient and knowledgeable waiter who made the meal such a delight by letting us in, fully, on what we were consuming. It was not just dinner. It was an education. We will be returning, and recommending to others for special occasions. This is not inexpensive dining, but it is high-value dining.
Went for Lobster Week (with wine pairings)...the food was delicious, the pre-dinner cocktails was good, the wines paired with each course were phenomenal choices (especially the sparkling Rose, it just delighted with the course it was paired with). Service was attentive, even though the restaurant was busy. We enjoyed our experience thoroughly. Had never eaten there...so was surprised by the lovely ambiance (still decorated with tasteful white holiday lights) of the historic building...
We came for the lobster week and we were mildly disappointed. The second course was tasteless but the rest was good. The lobster thermadore portion was very small. Also, when I signed up for the Lobster Week I had no idea that tax was not included and were we surprised when the wait person delivered the check. We invited another couple and needless to say I was embarrassed. That should be clearly stated when you sign up for this special We do frequent Nicollet Island Inn a couple times a year and the food is normally excellent and service superb.
We celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Nicollet Island Inn. We wanted to go somewhere out of the ordinary, and did we hit this one out of the park. We ordered the chef's tasting dinner with wine pairings and could not have been more pleased.
Everyone was so nice, and new when to check in and when not when we were in conversation.
We will definitely be back.
Thanks again to Corey and Todd for making the night special.
A once notable option is now just nostalgic. The scallops and risotto dish was gritty and under cooked. The gnocchi was good but nothing special for the price. And you can skip the chocolate mouse and mix Hersey powder and whip cream at home for the same effect. Over all it was the company that made the dinner.
We went to NII for early dinner on New Years Eve. The setting is so lovely; it was a cozy place to be on a cold evening. The service was excellent. The menu, as we expected, was limited. One of us had scallops, another prime rib. Both were good, not memorable, possibly because we started with the fromage plate so were not really hungry.
We will return.
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