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Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant

95 Merriam St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1524
+1 612-331-1800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“onion soup” (5 reviews)
“walleye” (12 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
95 Merriam St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1524
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The manager seated us in a prime spot, the waitress brought us free champagne for our anniversary and it was just a lovely evening all around. And the food was very good, of course. The quantity was just right - not so much that we...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I was impressed by the atmosphere. The building inside and out is truly historic yet clean to today’s standards. The menu options were few. I wish there was another steak option, other than the filet. I would take a look at the menu online before...More

Thank WallaceMN
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We stayed at the Nicollet Island Inn recently and ate in the dining room and the bar. The views are beautiful, the Inn and restaurant are very quaint and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend.

Thank Jodijodijodim
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We have done the "Inn" for several special holidays and have never been disappointed. We have asked specifically for Erin, who is a wonderful server, but everyone has been great. If there is a gap (not likely) Corey, the manager fills in seamlessly. The special...More

Thank Rsanity
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Very pretty, romantic place with terrific views of the Mississippi River, which is just outside the windows. Food is pretty good but not great. And it's pricey. You are paying for the experience. If you are looking for terrific food, this is not the place....More

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 25 January 2018

My boyfriend and I were visiting Minneapolis and decided to go to Nicollet Island where we stumbled upon this gem. We were not dressed up but felt comfortable going in for a bowl of soup and some hot chocolate. It had a beautiful atmosphere and...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Went to the Nicollet Island Inn for Christmas Tea with a friend. Here's the deal, they don't tell you that the tea will be in the lower level. The restaurant has an amazing view overlooking the view but this is held in a room downstairs...More

Thank krae21
Reviewed 1 January 2018

A pleasant place to have a leisurely brunch, the set menu will not break the bank, the food is well presented and the waiting staff are obliging.

Thank John R
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I have some mixed feelings about this place. We had an absolutely incredible meal here many years ago, but I’m sure most of the staff has since changed out. The evening we went here this time was OK. **If you go try the scallops with...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 31 October 2017

It was a joy eating delicious meals in the company of waiters who were professional, yet unpretentious, helpful in their suggestions, witty and so very pleasant. Truly remarkable experience for dinner that we found repeated for breakfast with different waiter entirely.

Thank Christopher C
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Deanna L
5 December 2015|
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Response from Alfsigesy | Reviewed this property |
I agree Business casual, although if you feel like dressing up it would certainly be appropriate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Nicollet Island Inn
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