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Nicollet Island Inn

4.5
2295 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am
Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:30pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(612) 331-1800
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What 2295 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Very special environment for an intimate dinner.

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TWeb (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Always treated like royalty when a restaurant guest at the Inn. Food is always fabulous and the staff kind and attentive!

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vipLoisD (Minneapolis)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

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 !

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Lobsterfest was outstanding, especially the Lobster Thermidor.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

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.

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davee (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

As always, a wonderful time and wonderful food. They remembered us from previous visits and welcomed us warmly.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Lobster Week 5 course special was absolutely delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. Kudos to the chef, Gibson Wood, James Foote and Maddy.

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vipSpelly (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am
Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:30pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(612) 331-1800
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Catering
Contact Lindsay Kunz
lindsay@nicolletislandinn.com 612-331-1800x3

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
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Parking details
Complimentary parking for guests of the Nicollet Island Inn.
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Public transit
Bus Stop
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Executive chef
Noah Balow
Additional
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
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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 events@nicolletislandinn.com or by phone 612-331-1800 ext. 7.

Private Dining

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.

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