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
This is our favorite special occasion restaurant. I had the lobster bruscetta and the walleye. They were perfectly prepared. My husband had the seasonal menu of an asparagus tart, a wonderful cut of steak and a chocolate mousse. He thought they were wonderful as well. Our waiter was knowledgeable and willing to guide us to some fantastic food. The GM stopped by to give us a touch of history. It was a beautiful night at a beautiful site.
The service was so slow! It took 45 minutes for us to order our drinks. The waitress upon presenting the check, told us that there was a problem in the kitchen. The waitress should have mentioned that much earlier in our dining experience. Additionally, the serving sizes are ridiculously small. I understand the concept of small plates but this was ridiculous.
We went for Sunday brunch. Excellent food and even better service. I can highly recommend the Nicollet Island Inn for everyday dining or special occasions. There was a bridal shower in a private room while we were there👍
Rebecca was a wonderful server and the food was fantastic! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet and intimate experience to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you for an anniversary that my wife and I will always remember!
Very nice Mother’s Day! We even brought our toddler and they were happy to accommodate.
Beautiful ambiance and amazing food.
It was excellent for Mother’s Day brunch.
Mothers Day. 2018. 5 course fixed at $48. Valet park. Sunny table. Good food but not memorable. A bit dated but good for mom. Needs outside dining
Super service! thanks
Consistent in areas of exceptional service, fantastic menu, great seating with views of river, this place never performs in any aspect below a 5 star rating. Have been a patron for decades and will continue without question.
Good food! Nice dining space
We were there to celebrate a birthday - the meal was outstanding, the onion soup was delicious, and my steak was perfect, couldn't have been better. One of my all time favorite places to eat , love the ambiance and the service is always wonderful.
The Nicollet Island Inn is such a special place. It’s so accessible, not expensive and a beautiful place for any occasion. We had brunch and it was so reasonable and tastefully done. $5 Mimosas and a three course offering that hit the spot!
Superb food, superb ambiance, superb service. We were so happy with our meal on Wednesday that we returned Thursday with our London guest. We all left delighted and sated.
Easter brunch. You're going to pay for top notch food. Timing was good, food temp and flavor right on the mark.
I dined at Nicollett Island Inn for an Easter brunch with family. This is my 3rd year having brunch here for the holiday. It is a wonderful setting and the food and service are wonderful! This will continue to be a family tradition.
Easter Brunch virtually identical to last years menu, or very very similar. Food was very rich, other than the quiche not all that enjoyable. We will find a different venue for Easter next year. Disappointing but we likely will not be back.
Freindly hostess, Superb service, Elegant as to how the courses were presented, Great tasting food and beverages.
The Easter menu was extremely tasty and just the right amount of food.
Wonderful evening. Very good meal presented by a wonderfully erudite and fluent waiter. Strongly recommend this restaurant!
Three of us had dinner on a Wednesday. We all commented on the fact that we could actually talk and be heard. Very enjoyable atmosphere and the food was very good. Service was first rate.
This was a very enjoyable brunch. Great food. Great atmosphere.
Step back from busyness and into a lovely, peaceful setting. The service is attentive and professional. The menu is creative and small enough to give care to anything that comes out of the kitchen.
Anniversary get away. We spent several nights at the inn. The inn and the meal was outstanding. The menu and staff were amazing. They went out of their way to create a memorable evening at our dinner. A great meal! They brought out complimentary champagne! They put candles on our desert plates to celebrate our day! I had the shrimp risotto and it was dense with shrimps. The flavor was very very good. My wife had the crab tagliatelle and it was wonderful. If you want an amazing meal, or you have a special day this place is wonderful. The staff took extra time and care and really made us feel pampered.
Good food but not spectacular. Great environment and service.
Fantastic food and service. The hostess was prompt and highly accommodating. Manager came through several times to see how everything was going.
Our server knew the menu extremely well and the service was top notch. There are many tables in the restaurant with windows to view the river and St. Anthony area. We were really impressed with everything - easy parking, top notch service and the food was fantastic.
Always enjoy the Nicollet Island Inn. Such a pleasant environment and excellent service. Our waiter efficiently managed our appetizers, entrees and desserts so that we weren't rushed but were finished in ample time to get to our theater performance. I had the halibut which was perfectly cooked, however, I was not enthused about the accompanying "legume porridge". It felt too heavy for the delicacy of the halibut. My companion had the duck which had been recommended by our server but she found it tough. The chocolate mouse dessert was wonderful. I am sure we will return as it is a go-place for pre-theater dining.
I felt the menu was small and very over priced. $8 for a side of sweet potato fries. $16 for a "gourmet" grilled cheese sandwich. $16 for a pulled pork sandwich with chips. If the food had been spectacular, I would be less harsh, but the food we had was nothing special. I won't be back.
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.