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Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant

95 Merriam St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1524
+1 612-331-1800
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“walleye” (13 reviews)
“onion soup” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
95 Merriam St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1524
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We were meeting another couple to catch up for Sunday brunch. We tried the restaurant at the Nicollet Island Inn. The Inn is on the historical register and pretty inside. There was a choice of a 3 or 5 course fixed menu. Everyone found something...More

Thank TarynSh
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

An historic inn on the river with views of downtown Minneapolis, this restaurant is a must-visit for visitors and locals alike! Featuring a piano bar, an outdoor patio, and a dining room, you won't be disappointed in any of these settings. The Sunday brunch is...More

Thank Karerenea
Reviewed 10 August 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in the world (and I’ve eaten at some really nice places.) We had the Chef’s Five Course Tasting; last night it was a shrimp cocktail appetizer, Strawberry/Baby Spinach salad, Scallops with Lobster Butter Risotto, Filet Mignon with Bordelaise followed by...More

Thank BethanyLeah
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We stayed at the Nicollet Island Inn recently and were very pleased with the restaurant there. In fact, we ate breakfast twice and dinner twice in the restaurant's bar. The quality of food and service was top notch. With all the good Minneapolis restaurants to...More

Thank PrintmakerPainter
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is not a cheap place, You're looking at a $75 meal all in. But it doesn't serve she-she-foo-foo food. You get real servings of really good food. The setting is lovely and history, the meal is slow and relaxing. This is old school fine...More

Thank Lomunchi
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, 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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