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Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant

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95 Merriam St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1524
+1 612-331-1800
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful romantic place to stay. Staff is friendly and helpful. Restaurant has very high quality food with a great menu and great view of the river. Hotel is within walking distance of many bars and restaurants. Will definitely stay again for other special occasions.

Thank Debra P
Mexico City, Mexico
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200 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends brought us to the Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant for a Sunday brunch that really brightened a gray, rainy day. The Inn itself is charming. We had a window table so we could watch people from the neighborhood enjoying their Sunday morning-- walking their dogs, jogging along the water. We enjoyed terrific service and delicious food. I especially liked the... More 

Thank VivaMexicoLiz
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came in at Valetines day and even though the food and service was very good, was very surpised that we only had one option of a meal and it was 100 dollars apiece. The meal was good but could get the same at another nice reseraunt for 50 dollars.

Thank MandySSS
San Marcos, Texas
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is one of my favorite places to eat when I'm staying in downtown Minneapolis. The location (right on the river) is excellent. The service was top notch on the most recent trip we made to Nicollet Island Inn. There is definitely a romantic atmosphere in the dim dining room overlooking the river. We had a variety of dishes including... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The team at Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant always ensures your dining experience exceeds expectations! We made reservations, asked for a table by the window as we had an out of town guest, and when we arrived, we were seated in a private area overlooking the river. A beautiful setting, absolutely scrumptious food, and fantastic service. The menu has so many... More 

Thank Kathleen V
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our wedding anniversary having dinner at Nicollet Island Inn. Very romantic and beautiful setting. We shared the mussels (see picture), absolutely delicious. For our mains we had the scallops which were perfectly done and then the lamb (spot on). We also liked the fact that the meat was ethically sourced. We prefer boutique restaurants and this did not... More 

Thank 4mundoviajeros
Bismarck, North Dakota
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291 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Had the Thanksgiving special. The soup was wonderful and the meal just got better and better. They even sent us home with "leftovers" in a bag. Loved it.

Thank gshore
Woodbury, Minnesota
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food here is so unique and excellent, but often over our price range. But consider joining their Celebration Club and on your birthday month, you can take $20 off your meal, plus you get a free champagne pour for all at your table (which was 4 people for us, and a very generous glass), plus a free gift (which... More 

Thank StillLoveMNbest
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Nicollet Island Inn is a great place for a holiday meal with friends. We went there after the Cantus Christmas Concert.

Thank 454travelbug
Kamloops, Canada
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The main dining room in the Nicollet Island Inn occupies an open, yet cozy room within the heritage building offering views of Minneapolis downtown and glimpses of the Mississippi River through the many windows enclosing the space. The romance of the evening dining is in the subtlety and intimacy captured by the location, the room, the cuisine and the warmth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Merriam St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1524
  • Public Transportation: Bus Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-331-1800
  • This restaurant is at Nicollet Island Inn

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?