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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in Minneapolis - St. Paul

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in Minneapolis - St. Paul? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (1610)
$31 to $50
American
Duluth
About the restaurant
A premiere lakeside restaurant and event center featuring the regions freshest fish, seafood and steaks. We are proud to be named Duluth's Best Restaurant in 2020 and 2021, along with Best Outdoor Dining, Best Happy Hour and Best Bloody Mary.
Top review
NancyKvip
Dined 3 days ago
We had a wonderful outdoor dinner. 3 different entrees and all excellent. Service was awesome. Plus you can’t beat the view.
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4.7
4.7 (3081)
$30 and under
American
Excelsior
About the restaurant
Maynard’s is locally owned and operated, and prides itself in giving back to the communities it serves. Known for the best views of Lake Minnetonka and the best waterfront dining in the state, Maynard’s is a place everyone can enjoy. Our American Casual menu is sure to suit even the most specific appetite, and our bar area is a great place to gather for the big game and enjoy our award winning happy hour.

Maynard’s is a place the locals can call home while still serving as a main tourist attraction of the Twin Cities Metro. We pride ourselves in a quality product at a fair price, but believe our consistent service and attention to detail (even amongst the big summertime crowds) sets us apart.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food was excellent. We had the ahi tuna stack, fish, and chips, And French onion soup and BLT. Food was very tasty and service was very good. I took my parents there and they liked their food and thought the prices were reasonable.
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4.7
4.7 (707)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Detroit Lakes
About the restaurant
The Fireside is a northern Minnesota lakes area icon with house made, hand cut foods. An immense dose of style dominates a menu filled with classic, eclectic and inventive fare. Our stylish, chic and posh dining room is built around an open-air antique charcoal grill with a sensational view of Lake Detroit. For parties of more than 8 people, please call the restaurant.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The Fireside is my go-to for a fancier dinner when up at the lake. My wife and I love the selection of cocktails and the quality of the food (don’t miss out on the onion rings!!). We visit at least once a summer and always look forward to our next meal here.
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4.6
4.6 (3319)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
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 Michael Rain , 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.

Top review
ChristopherA
Dined 3 days ago
The staff at Nicollet Island Inn did an absolute phenomenal job at helping me celebrate my partners birthday! The atmosphere was beautiful, the romantic table for two with a view, the service was amazing, and the food was so delicious!
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4.6
4.6 (1378)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lake Shore
About the restaurant
The classic Supper Club on beautiful Gull Lake. Steaks,Chops, Pasta and
Seafood served in a casual atmosphere

Top review
billsvip
Dined 6 days ago
Great location. Booth by the window with view of the lake. Bruschetta was terrific. Halibut was excellent. Braised short ri very flavorful
A photo of Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3046)
$30 and under
American
Wayzata / Long Lake
About the restaurant
Join us for our new Fall Menu at Birch's on the Lake! Enjoy the comfort of a Wisconsin-style supperclub with an Experimental American brewery, all overlooking the beautiful waterfront of Long Lake. Ingredients are locally sourced and menus are seasonal. Please dress up or dress down. Have a date or bring your kids. Remember to contact us for all your private event parties and gatherings. Reservations are available in the Supperclub. Walk-in Seating is available in the Brewhouse and at both the Supperclub and Brewhouse Bar. Enjoy our beautiful lakeside views on Long Lake and our fresh brewed beer from Birch's Brewery. Breakfast served daily until 3pm. Happy Hour Sunday-Thursday 3-5pm.
Top review
Chip
Dined 1 day ago
Good food and a great view of the lake from almost any seat.
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4.6
4.6 (126)
$31 to $50
American
Lanesboro
About the restaurant
Fast casual cuisine by Executive Chef Tyler Shipton
Fast casual dining consists of a more inviting sit-down ambiance with counter side ordering and food delivered to your table. The menu consists of higher quality ingredients, flavors and presentations. Fast Casual has something for everyone and welcomes all, including vegetarian, allergy friendly, families & kids.

Award winning burgers - Handmade pastas and soups - organic/scratch kitchen - rotating season items and chef’s specials
Hand crafted cocktails, wines from around the world, rotating craft beer on tap
Located along the stunning Root River - Lanesboro, MN


Top review
FayeD
Dined 3 days ago
Best place to eat & enjoy the Root River in the Lanesboro area.
A photo of The ' Wick Pub and Grill restaurant
4.5
4.5 (315)
$30 and under
Pub
Woodbury
About the restaurant
At The 'Wick Pub & Grill we honor the past with playful wit and delicious food and cocktails that our guests love. A place to gathered with friends and family to share a meal or partake in a pint or two. The menu features an array of pub favorites like the giant pub pretzel and a delicious selection of burgers such as the The 'Wick Burger and the Mushroom Swiss. The house specialties include Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Mac & Cheese and the Fish and Chips along with classics like the Grilled 20oz Ribeye or Broiled Walleye for a perfect evening out. Food-Pub fare-Burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads. There is a little something for everyone. We are known for our burgers but we also have healthy options your "summer body" would love. We have many vegetarian options and proudly serve the Beyond Burger which is clean vegan. We carry gluten-free buns and many of our items can be ordered to accommodate a gluten-free or gluten sensitive diet. The 'Wick Pub & Grill also features a wonderful Saturday-Sunday brunch, available from 10a-2pm. The menu features a Family Style, all you can eat brunch. Don't worry, if you're not that hungry we feature some lighter dishes like our Maryland Crab Cake Benedict or Breakfast Sandwich.
Top review
LWEE
Dined 6 days ago
Service and Food were as anticipated, 5 Star!!! We were fortunate to be seated by the windows with a view of the golf course which our family agreed, was an extra bonus. Pre-dinner drinks served by Larry the Bartender are always the BEST!!!!
A photo of UNION Rooftop restaurant
4.4
4.4 (3283)
$30 and under
American
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant

A word from UNION Rooftop

Experience the Union of talent, creativity, art, food, and design.

Kaskaid Hospitality has been credited with bringing dining in the Twin Cities to new heights, and UNION Rooftop is the crown jewel in its latest unveiling of unique hospitality concepts. Painstaking attention was paid to every detail, from restoring the building’s original architectural treasures to installing the one-of-a-kind retractable rooftop. UNION has engaged a talented culinary team that holds themselves to the highest standards, ensuring every dish is special, surprising, and cohesive. We have created a menu that can be experienced in just the right proportions, from an elegant snack before the theater, to a celebratory private dining tasting menu featuring ingredients that change daily.

Valet Parking Available Nightly

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We stopped by for an early lunch on Sunday. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was really good. Unfortunately the rooftop was closed for maintnance so we didn't get to experience that, but we will definitely be back.
A photo of Bluefin Grille restaurant
4.3
4.3 (955)
$31 to $50
American
Tofte
About the restaurant
Experience the Bluefin Grille’s sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views available on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Along with breathtaking scenery, you’ll enjoy regionally inspired cuisine – fresh, seasonal and local.
Top review
VickyC
Dined 4 days ago
Celebrated two very special milestones days on 11 July. Our 25th anniversary and my parents 65th anniversary! Everything was so lovely. The food, the atmosphere and the service. Our server was excellent.
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