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“the menu does not have the variety of the one listed here”

The Strand Waterfront Dining Room
Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Lutsen
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The lake views are wonderful, from what I am reading the food has changed, the menu was not what is shown here and the food was expensive and very disappointing.

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Thank Coleen P
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stopped in for a late dinner in an off-peak season. We were seated immediately without any hassle. This is a grand old resort, and the old lodge is right down on lake superior. Our server Rob, was really friendly and accommodating. We had a nice conversation about some wines, and he even brought a sample of something they had discovered at their recent wine weekend. Our food was all nicely done. Tenderloin bites for an app were excellent. Crusted walleye was excellent. Duck with polenta was excellent as well. The recent addition of chef Ian (from Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis!) shows their commitment to their food program. They have a nice wine list as well. If you are looking for an excellent meal in a historic building with great views of Lake Superior, this is the place.

Thank Daveptaz
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Traveled here for dining.
While there is a lot of history and hard survival to this place, it certainly caught up with the times.
The great room has some warmth with the wood paneling and construction and it feels somewhat authentic. Quite different from fake places in the malls and shopping centers.
Service is great and attentive.
The food is contemporary international with a nice variety to everyone's taste(Canadian walleye, Swedish meatballs, tacos, risotto).
Servings are attractive and flavorful.

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Thank GoeieWitte
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The meal was top notch. Great wine selection. Seasonal cocktails. Impeccable staff. White table clothes but no stuffy. Ambiance was the icing on the cake. Speaking of cake, don't forget to try the super yummy desserts. Grab a cocktail from the bar and relax in the charming and character filled lobby. You can also learn about the history of Lutsen by reading the informative yet brief history wall.
Note: If you go in the winter plan to arrive before sunset to take in the view!
Also appreciated the child and tween menus.

Thank 3deltas
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great meal with an excellent waiter that shared some history with us. The ambience for our celebration was great.

Thank David M
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