The Lake Room

4.8
218 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!

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 218 people are saying
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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
11 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
20 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
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLisa
Minneapolis
57 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
3 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
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAmyT
Minneapolis
19 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
21 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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OpenTable Diner
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
14 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
7 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.

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GinaE
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is high end. Fabulous flavors. Demi the server was amazing. Knowledgeable and cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable by Mia and the food was absolutely scrumptious!

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vipR123
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smallish neighborhood high end restaurant. Tables are nicely spaced. Food is above average. It’s a little on the expensive side, but especially during these times it is totally understandable.

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vipTheRightRealtors
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place with Amazing Food! Have been here for both happy hour drinks and also dinner!

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Few restaurants in the Cities live up to their high priced menus, in terms of the actual food, in my humble-but-foodie opinion. The Lake Room is one of them. It's all about the food quality--but then, It's not. From the hostesses, to the servers, to the chefs, it's nothing less than outstanding. I haven't felt that way about a restaurant in at least a decade. Go, if you haven't. It's worth it. Make a reservation and go very early, if you're trying to socially distance. (They've done a pretty good job with that, as well!)

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JOHNP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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SteveN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always terrific !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KevinS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Menu here is very good and the food is also very good. Excellent little place that was sorely needed in the village of Navarrre. My only complaint about the food is that the chimichurri has far too much vinegar which made all the other flavors disappear. Mussels appetizer was really good. Steak was perfection and little to no salt which is a sign of a real pro chef. Salmon was great with a wonderful dipping sauce with citrus notes.

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JoeP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We both enjoyed our dinners (seabass and salmon) and definitely would order them again. I loved the mozzarella risotto cake and the champagne beurre blanc made me want to lick the plate clean! And the key lime pie was a delicious way to end our meal!

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 218 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.