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CHAR Craft Steaks - Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, MN

CHAR Craft Steaks - Grand View Lodge

4.5
4.5
403 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse

Experience one of the largest and best breakfast buffet spreads in the state! Enjoy fresh juice, coffee, pastries, assorted yogurts, fruit, and cereals, as well as, hot french toast, pancakes, eggs, sausage and more! The Grand Breakfast is the perfect way to start your day of adventures and is located in the Heritage Room of the historic main lodge.

At Grand View Lodge’s steakhouse, CHAR, you will experience classic traditions seared with flavors that sizzle. Committed to excellence, we source only the finest ingredients. Here you will find premium craft steaks, along with local fish and produce—prepared with care. CHAR also features Minnesota beer, spirits, and a unique selection of Old World, New World, and Minnesota wines. Smoked, seared, roasted, or grilled; we let our craft speak for itself.

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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (218) 963-8756

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Manders

  • Neighborhood

    Nisswa

  • Cross street

    23521 Nokomis Ave

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RD

    ReneeD

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    The food was outstanding and a great value for Mothers Day. Unfortunately, it was a bit chaotic due to the construction currently going on in the front of the lodge. Had I known that this was going on before I booked the brunch I would have decided to go elsewhere. It was not as relaxing as I had wanted the event to be and not "pretty" as the lodge usually is. Kinda of a "MUDDY MESS"

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great food was good service was good.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our server Iryna was incredible! She took such good care of us and made our night extra special!

  4. M

    Margaret

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was really excellent (ribeye and walleye). Service (Iryna) was beyond perfect- what a welcoming and delightful person.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Weekend get away without kids. Great food, great service!

  6. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent! Fantastic service from Jessica….even with lots of large (golf group) tables. The seafood special was wonderful. Each entree, small plate, and dessert was enjoyed by everyone in our party!

  7. JB

    JB2678

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The day we were there it was very load and the grounds were under construction. Prime rib was good but roasted chicken seasoning was odd. Twice baked potato’s were cold. It was a birthday dinner average at best.

  8. s

    susan

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service

  9. DA

    DougA

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    16oz ribeye was very good, grilled nicely. Caesar salad was excellent. Baked potato a bit undercooked. "Hunter" chicken did not have authentic hunter sauce and was heavily over-salted. With quality options sparse in the Brainerd Lakes, a decent, if pricey, meal in a historic old lodge.

  10. AT

    AlexisT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful. Irene took great care of us and helped with wine pairing. Atmosphere was pleasant, noise level low, food fantastic. Highly recommend!

  11. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, best in the area. Iryna was our server and I can’t say enough good things about her, she’s knowledgeable, hospitable and friendly. Can’t wait to come back!

  12. CN

    CplsNghtDt

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We had a later reservation and the restaurant was not busy but we were sat next to the other 2 tables with guests. Would have been nice to spread out. Asked about the specials and they were described but without a price. Cocktails were very expensive. Water glasses were not refilled. Food was good but very expensive for the serving size. We were celebrating a birthday and anniversary and were treated to complimentary cakes. If you are looking for a splurge this is the restaurant. Our table of 4 was around $400+ with tip.

  13. N

    Nathan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    I was blown away by the accommodations and service of Grandveiw as a whole but my expectations of the Easter buffet were not. Food quality was fine but Options were limited and the price was expensive. Would definitely choose another option if I return.

  14. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Char. Excellent food, service and ambiance. The desserts are just a fantastic extra and we always enjoy them.

  15. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The parmesan risotto with scallops and shrimp was spectacular! Hope it finds a place on the menu! Jessica, our server, recommended a wonderful wine pairing. Highly recommend!!!

  16. AJ

    AmyJ

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our group of 6 had an excellent meal at Char. The food was phenomenal, and the service was amazing. My scallops were done perfectly. My husbands walleye was delicious and the prime rib was excellent. Our waitress Jessica was so good. She was friendly and fast, we never had to wait for anything. Overall a top notch meal and experience with our family.

  17. AD

    AlyssaD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We have been to Grandview several times, but hadn’t been to Char before. We decided to try the bone-in, dry aged ribeye after it was highly recommended and the special which was risotto with shrimp and scallops. The special was beyond amazing - I wish this was on the menu all the time because I would get it over and over again. The cocktails were also great, and our service was overall good, but our server literally interrupted us in the middle of placing our drink order to say hi to another person dining - which felt really weird. The big disappointment was incidentally the steak. We ordered it medium rare and the closest we got to this was a slightly medium center. The edges and most of the steak were well-done, or even beyond - which was a weird dry and chewy experience that I’ve never had, especially on such an expensive steak.

  18. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tasty carbonara. Delicious crab cakes. Yummy shrimp cocktail. Jessica, our server, suggested a great wine pairing. Totally recommend.

  19. NF

    NicoleF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Our waitress was slow, had to ask other waitresses to find her. Food was cold.

  20. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant manager and our server Quinn were happy to move us to a larger table when we added friends in unexpectedly! Very happy with the food, cocktails, and service; can't wait for the next experience!

  21. MS

    MarkS

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice higher end but family friendly. Lots of well behaved kids along with other geezers like us having a great dinner.

  22. DM

    DianainMt

    Montana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great service and helpful advise with food choices. Food arrived with correct temperatures and good presentation.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful! Everything was great!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dining experience! Iryna was as she always is incredible. Risotto special was phenomenal and the ribeye was perfection. Highly recommend the spinach salad with hot bacon dressing.

  25. KW

    KrisW

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our waiter dropped a couple of plates on the table which could have been a huge issue. He handled the situation with grace and didn’t skip a beat.

  26. MV

    MaryV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Very good food, but a bit over priced. Fine dining restaurant located over the pub so very noisy once the music began. Very close seating accommodations made it difficult to visit with my party.

  27. JA

    JoAnnM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The ambiance was wonderful - loved the big brick fireplace and the log walls. Our server Jenny was the best every! The food was delicious and the portions were larger than expected.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was good but the service by Jenny was outstanding. She made us feel special and heard. I recommend modeling all staff like Jenny. “Be like Jenny!”

  29. JC

    JanetC

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good fresh food! Back Fruit, eggs have great flavor and texture!

  30. JC

    JanetC

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A excellent buffet breakfast, bacon was top notch, fruit very fresh, egg dishes had good flavor and texture. service was excellent, they continued to pour coffee , water and deliver custom beverages when ordered.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food! Just a little more expensive than anticipated. The sides are all a la carte. For a Spring Break vacation meal, it was definitely a treat but $400 for a family of five is excessive.

  33. JP

    JohnP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The breakfast buffet at Grand View Lodge is great with a wide variety of options. It's nice that they mix up the offerings each day so that you get even more variety when you stay a few days. Quality of the food is always top-notch and somehow they manage to serve the fruit at peak ripeness. Service is always friendly and attentive.

  34. TW

    TaylorW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    The steak was cooked medium as requested, but the taste of the steak was very below average.

  35. k

    kiml

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Micky was a great server, very thoughtful and great service. We had a delicious meal.

  36. r

    rudyrose

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was looking for a nice place to take my cousin for her birthday, and boy did I find the right spot. The food was amazing. The server was excellent, and creme brulee was some of the best I have ever tasted. I will definitely be back, and let all of my friends know what a great place Char is!

  37. F

    Fabulous

    Minneapolis

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I both had the prime rib special and it was spectacular! Our waitress Jessica was fabulous, personable, and did a wonderful job telling us about the history of Grandview Lodge!

  38. TS

    TammyS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Buffet was never noted that was separate from room price.

  39. e

    erica

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious breakfast with many choices! Beautiful dining room with a cozy fireplace and large window views.

  40. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic night! The beef carpaccio was the “winner” at the table…it was excellent! The host, Ethan, was friendly and helpful, as was our server, Jessica. ⭐️

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

CHAR Craft Steaks - Grand View Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for CHAR Craft Steaks - Grand View Lodge

23521 Nokomis Ave Nisswa, MN 56468-2711

Additional information

  • Cross street

    23521 Nokomis Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Nisswa

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Manders

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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