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Nicollet Island Inn, Minneapolis, MN

Nicollet Island Inn

4.7
4.7
3315 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (612) 331-1800 ext. 1
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Rain
  • Catering
    Contact Lily <br />events&#64;nicolletislandinn.com <br /><br />Island Room or St. Anthony Event Spaces <br /><br />-Newly Remodeled, Hardwood flooring<br />-An outdoor Private Garden Patio<br />-Space for 10-120 guests seated and up to 200 for a reception <br />-Free wireless Internet access <br /><br />Our professional staff provides attentive service combined with excellent cuisine to create a productive and memorable event. <br />Please visit our website for more information: www.nicolletislandinn.com/specialevents.html<br />
  • Private party facilities
    With four private dining rooms for up to 23 guests and two large banquet halls, Nicollet Island Inn is the ideal restaurant destination for intimate gatherings and grand celebrations! contact Events@NicolletIslandInn.com for your family gathering, book club, business meeting, wedding or party ne
  • Private party contact
    Lily Hansen: (612) 331-1800 ext. 3
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Cross Street
    Merriam St.
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary parking for guests of the Nicollet Island Inn.<br />
  • Public Transit
    Bus Stop
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,315 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Ambience

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Great for scenic views

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Ambience

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for scenic views

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    American

3,315 Reviews
  1. NotEvenThatFussy

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Traditional menu in a perfect setting. Convenient to downtown Mpls. and the North. Loop, lots of parking.

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  2. PhilS

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and and beverage service was excellent as usual. The staff is all great.

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  3. Julia214

    Minneapolis

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always it was a real pleasure to be there, sit by the river, have excellent food and caring service. Thank you.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, but the walleye wasn’t hot enough.

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  5. NKirch

    Minneapolis

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Four of us ordered Steak and Lobster Benedict. My only complaint is our server. Typically, I asked for the server's name so I could address her appropriately. She seemed reluctant to say her name. When I asked for something multiple times, she responded: Give me a minute!!! She acted as if I was being inconvenient to her. I think you need to train her to be more polite..

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  6. LexingtonVisitor

    Memphis

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Server seemed a bit odd. She asked us about dessert and we were chewing food so we asked for a few minutes and she stood over us waiting. Then we asked how the mousse would travel and she said it would disintegrate. Glad she said that but it was without knowing how far we were going or other info. Then at the end, she just reached over to leave and retrieve the bill (maybe bothered that we didn't order dessert afterall). Just not very friendly service. Interesting that all of the other servers seemed very friendly.

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  7. Partner

    Minneapolis

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Favorite Dining Venue Great view table in quiet corner. Julia's attentive service. Excellent Nic burger done my eay (extra rare). Lovely ambiance on a sunny Sunday early evening. A nd an important bonus: on site parking! Add this historic location to your best value restaurant list! Partner

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  8. Fritz

    Minneapolis

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was excellent. A very nice setting for a relaxing lunch with friends.

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  9. CoryK

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on the patio and had a wonderful Father’s Day dinner. Food and drinks were great and the service was excellent. Lovely atmosphere and location.

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  10. srsk

    Minneapolis

    92 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought the brunch selection was rather poor. I’ve eaten here a number of times before and have enjoyed the food. But the food today was heavily salted and generally overcooked. I won’t return here for brunch.

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FAQs

Nicollet Island Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nicollet Island Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 331-1800 ext. 1.

Nicollet Island Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 3315 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nicollet Island Inn

95 Merriam, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Merriam St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary parking for guests of the Nicollet Island Inn.<br />
  • Public Transit
    Bus Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Rain
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (612) 331-1800 ext. 1
  • Catering
    Contact Lily <br />events&#64;nicolletislandinn.com <br /><br />Island Room or St. Anthony Event Spaces <br /><br />-Newly Remodeled, Hardwood flooring<br />-An outdoor Private Garden Patio<br />-Space for 10-120 guests seated and up to 200 for a reception <br />-Free wireless Internet access <br /><br />Our professional staff provides attentive service combined with excellent cuisine to create a productive and memorable event. <br />Please visit our website for more information: www.nicolletislandinn.com/specialevents.html<br />
  • Private party facilities
    With four private dining rooms for up to 23 guests and two large banquet halls, Nicollet Island Inn is the ideal restaurant destination for intimate gatherings and grand celebrations! contact Events@NicolletIslandInn.com for your family gathering, book club, business meeting, wedding or party ne
  • Private party contact
    Lily Hansen: (612) 331-1800 ext. 3
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