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Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant

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95 Merriam St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1524
+1 612-331-1800
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07:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Kamloops, Canada
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank whundas
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Dinner with co-workers, food was perfectly fine, but not very interesting. The drink list was pretty standard. Everything was fine, well executed, but just not interesting. Sat outside on a beautiful day, and would go back for drinks outside again, but probably not for dinner.

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Thank Kelly D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Quiche of the day was great, amazing hash browns, everyone enjoyed their breakfast. Staff is excellent, unique view of the river! Overall, a very peaceful brunch.

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Thank iheartminnesota
St.Paul, Minnesota
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944 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a lovely place looking out to the Mississippi River just a few yards away, with good food and service. It's not cheap. In our most recent visit, we had french onion soup and potato soup as starters. Both quite good. Entrees included chicken club sandwich, quiche, and cobb salad. Each quite good. Not cheap but quite good. Desserts... More 

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Paris
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Ok. The view is wonderful, the food is very good and the service great but the prices- wowzer. We were a party of 3 and our bill was in the 245$ range- before the tip. We had 2 beers and 2 glasses of wine and a Perrier. I can eat at the Closeries des Lilas in Paris for that and... More 

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1 Thank ParisLibellule
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I highly recommend the Sunday night tasting menu. The french onion soup was the best I've ever had (and I've had it in France). I followed this with mushroom gnocchi, which was excellent. The serving size was large and I couldn't eat it all. I finished with the chocolate mousse with berries. This dessert was mouthwatering; the berries in it... More 

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austin
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

A wonderful traditional Minneapolis restaurant. I have enjoyed many meals here over the years and it does not disappoint. Excellent service, lovely décor and location. I especially like to dine here in the Summer so you can enjoy the view, however the holiday decorations are lovely too.

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1 Thank lmoritz1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Ive often overlooked this quaint spot tucked away on Nicollet Island. Visited it when there was a GROUPON and wasn't disappointed. We had a several course meal & a little more upscale than we'd usually go for, but would be great for a special occasion. While there, I discovered that they had a quaint, charming little bar area that's fun... More 

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Rochester, MN
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Looking out on the river while you eat. The most beautiful view. Food wonderful, staff courteous and efficient. One of the most romantic places. Take a carriage ride around the island after dinner. The most romantic of all places.

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1 Thank SAL611
Minneapolis
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The food was very good. I had the five course sampling which was excellent. My wife had the filet which was also good though I would request the brie fondue be put on the side for dipping rather than on top of the steak. Really, the only weak point was their dessert menu. Overall, I plan to return but do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 14:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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