The Lake Room

4.8
223 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
From the moment you enter, our ambience will allow you to forget everything from the outside world. Enjoy a blissful evening with service that is second to none, a drink menu you’ll love, and food that will leave your taste buds wanting more with seating available on 2 floors!

Experiences

  • Lower Level Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Please dine with us in our intimate lower level! We offer our Main menu and also our happy hour menu. Dining times are 5pm-9pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 223 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Grilled shrimp - top notch!
Gumbo - Solid and rare to find so, I'd recommend.
Pot pie - great flavor but very puff pastry forward, it was missing chunky veg'.
Steak sandwich - one of the better ones I've had in a long time (great fries, too).
Bolognese - was a bit of a bummer. Definitely not traditional, heavy tomato flavor not the meat intensity that you generally look for.
Prices are upper tier for sure.
Service was a bit slow; initial drink order for 3 took well over 10 min. One entry came out 8 minutes before the others. Good have been an anomaly for sure. I'll definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I was surprised by how few people actually had masks on in the bathroom and when walking around. I saw several people going from table to table talking to them without wearing masks. Won’t be back until they fix that.

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vipLocalDiner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time at the Beer Tasting Dinner! Wonderful food, drinks and service!! Can't wait for the next one!

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vipSkipH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! As always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lake Room is our FAVORITE place ever! From the staff, drinks, apps and entrees- everything is fabulous!

Highly recommended!!

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food, service and environment. The bar rocks as well.

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vipwizardsworld
Minneapolis
78 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Lamb meatballs were awesome.
cocktails were so so.
Chopped salad was delicious.
Delmonico Steak was cooked to perfection as well as the SeaBass.

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MMMB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot for fantastic food, service and ambiance -

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GeorgeD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Mark is The Best!

LIGHTING......TURN DOWN THE LIGHTS...ESPECIALLY THE ONES IN THE MIDDLE....GET RID OF YOU LED BULBS AND PUT IN REGULAR ONES....WE ALL LIEK ATMOSPHERE WHEN WE DINE. WE DON'T LIKE TO FEEL WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A GYMNASIUM.....VISIT GIANNI'S WERE WE WERE ON SATURDAY NIGHT...

OTHERWISE, WE WILL BE BACK!! George and Kathy

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Valentine’s Day Meal ever!

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KristenD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice valentine's dinner. Good food, attentive service and cozy atmosphere!

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eatswell
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time in the lower level dining room. Cozy atmosphere, very nice bar, and inviting ambience, quieter and more intimate than the main dining room. Cocktails were expertly crafted (thank you Anna). Food was outstanding: Caramelized Brussels sprouts, gumbo, and grilled shrimp starters were all well-prepared and seasoned nicely. Lobster bisque was the Valentine's Day special and it was delightful, nice pieces of lobster in a rich and flavorful but not over-the-top base. Chicken pot pie was elevated and elegantly presented, and delicious! Dessert of fried berry pie and ice cream was the perfect finale. Service from the bar, at the table, and from the kitchen was all on point, answering all of our questions and providing helpful suggestions as it was hard to choose from so many great selections on the menu (thank you Alan). Dishes were cleared and silverware replenished seamlessly and without needing to request anything. Will definitely dine here again, and will ask for the lower level dining room when making our next reservation!

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Charles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Had to send my steak back because it was overcooked. As for the price: the fish was 3 tiny pieces and a 5oz steak for $52. The 10oz prime rib was $26. Pretty ridiculous pricing and not that great of food.

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mcmahonmp
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place... Enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner there.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice ambiance. We had a great time!

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KyleO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and setting. Great staff. Attentive and knowledgeable

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BruceM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first time visiting. Very nice and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had Valentines dinner at Lake Room. Love this spot. No pretension just a relaxing vibe with great food and service. Drinks were creative and worthy of a visit. One of the best joints to check out around Lake Minnetonka. Not cheap but don’t mind paying for great food and a relaxing evening.

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vipSkipH
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!! Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service!!

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vipLisa
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out of this world Short Ribs -- so, so good! My cocktail, the Spicy Paloma, was also the best I've ever had. The menu looks fabulous so we know we will be back to give other dishes a try. If making reservations, ask to be seated upstairs if you want a little more of an active scene; the downstairs, while nice, is much more sedate and quiet, which can also be quite nice. Absolutely recommend!

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BethU
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was absolutely amazing!! Great spot for our valentines dinner!

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Kiki
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Sarah was absolutely wonderful and very knowledgeable. We had great Valentines dinner. The Chocolate covered strawberries were amazing.

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DougB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined at the bar. Bartender created drinks that were well done and served us well. She was very good as well as the food. Wedge salad and short rib were over the top. The Lake Room is a hidden gem. Doug B-

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SCOTTF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and Mark was great server!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentine’s celebration. We went for the wonderful Social Hour menu. The sea bass skewers are delicious and the wine was great!

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KimR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have eaten here many times and absolutely LOVE the Sea Bass with the risotto cake....OMG, but this time we went with our friends who tried to order 3 different item which they were out of. Little disappointed by they did end up enjoying the gumbo and pasta they ordered. Ate downstairs which I didn’t even know they had and we loved the vibe down there. Overall 8 out of 10, oh and the mussels had a great sauce but no meat to them way to small but the bruschetta appetizer was soooooo good!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Wonderful service! Could be our new favorite SPOT!

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vipAmyT
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Well, first, we really love the food at Lake House--top notch. This time, our service was less than adequate. If you are covid scared, not a good choice.

The table were shown to had not been wiped down and my menu had obviously been used by others (paper menu)--as there were grease stains on it.

Server apologized right away saying they were not serving any of the sandwiches on the menu as they couldn't keep up with that part of the menu--Ok fine.

Ordered our meal and observed only 2 servers working the restaurant. We waited quite a while for the food (our drinks were empty and had started on a second as we had no idea how much longer) when it finally arrived.

Great --really good food-- Short rib and pasta dish top notch

We finished--with no one asking how it was, did we need anything else... Both of us used the restroom (different times), I had stacked the plates to give us room on the table--and we waited...25 minutes for our server to come back--drinks empty, plates empty...

25 minutes later, my husband finally had had enough--our server never gave eye contact and when we saw him take an order from a table of 6 and head to the computer--he finally got up and went and requested our bill...which then took another 10 minutes to be delivered and processed... so, we were in the restaurant for 90 minutes-- 35 of which were waiting to pay our check--oh...we would have gladly had dessert--but no offer.

While we love Lake House...this was disappointing as there seemed to be a lack of management getting things back on track after COVID Closures.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing! The service is fabulous too. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We really want to like this place but the food is expensive and not very good. This is our 3-4 time and most probably our last. The service was poor our waiter brought the wrong drinks 3 times.The chicken pot pie was all potatoes even the waiter commented it was too much. The Brussel sprouts were mushy and the fries undercooked.

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wildwicky
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another Great experience! Craft cocktails are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at the Lake Room again after yet another shut down!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Tom is great and the food is outstanding!

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vipRRRR
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming place with amazing food. Mark, our server was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An outstanding meal, the ragu and ceaser salad were excellent and the sirloin was prepared to perfection. We wished we could have sat upstairs

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vipannw
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Will be back when things open back up!

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vipTracyS
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner with several friends from out of town. The food was delicious and our service was amazing!!! The manager assisted us with a favor and totally made our evening!

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ElizabethN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service! I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Great date night.

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koeatsout
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my pork tenderloin and my guests raved about the scallops and short ribs! Total success taking someone out for dinner. Our server was impeccable!

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BillW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderfully delicious meal and great service.

FAQs

The Lake Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 855-4333.

The Lake Room is rated 4.8 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.