Restaurant at the Nicollet Island Inn

Minneapolis Fine Dining at Its Best
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The Most Romantic Dining Spot in Minneapolis

Consistently named the “Most Romantic”, “Best Hotel Dining”, and “Best View” by local and national publications, the Nicollet Island Inn is proud to be one of the most iconic dining destinations in a city known for excellent restaurants.

Dining Room Hours

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 11am – 9pm
Saturday | 9am – 9pm
Sunday | 9am – 8pm

Main Dining Room

The Best Combination of Food and Atmosphere in the Twin Cities

The Inn’s Main Dining Room—the centerpiece of the Nicollet Island Inn dining experience—offers guests a chance to gather for work or mingle for private conversation. On any given night, the Inn can play host to both robust business dinners and intimate new engagements or anniversary celebrations.

The Nicollet Island Inn’s kitchen specializes in classic American cuisine — bold steaks and chops, delicate seafood, a variety of luxurious soups, bright salads and tantalizing appetizers. And our burger is perfect.

Perched on the banks of the Mississippi just moments from downtown Minneapolis, the Nicollet Island Inn offers a dining experience unlike any other in the Twin Cities.  And it all comes with free parking!

An Unforgettable Dining Experience

Looking for a remarkable dining experience in Minneapolis? Look no further than the Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant. Here are a few reasons why you should be excited to visit:

Unparalleled Setting

Situated on the historic Nicollet Island, the restaurant offers stunning views of the Mississippi River and the Minneapolis skyline. The charming atmosphere creates a unique and romantic ambiance, making it the perfect spot for a special occasion or a memorable night out.

Exquisite Culinary Delights

The Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant prides itself on its exceptional cuisine. Savor a menu that showcases a harmonious blend of contemporary American fare and timeless classics. From delectable seafood dishes to succulent cuts of meat, each plate is thoughtfully crafted using fresh, high-quality ingredients sourced from local farms and producers.

Attention to Detail

The restaurant’s commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of your dining experience. Impeccable service, attentive staff, and a warm, inviting atmosphere ensure that you feel welcomed and well taken care of from the moment you step through the door.

Wine Cellar & Top Shelf Spirits

Wine and Whiskey enthusiasts alike will be delighted by the extensive selection of wines and spirits available at the Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant. Discover a carefully curated collection of both domestic and international libations, expertly chosen to complement your meal and enhance your dining experience.

Rich Minneapolis History

As one of the oldest establishments in Minneapolis, the Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant is steeped in history. Take a step back in time as you appreciate the carefully preserved architecture, elegant decor, and vintage charm that surrounds you. It’s a truly immersive experience that will transport you to another era.

Eventful Occasions

Planning a private event or celebration? The Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant offers private dining spaces that can accommodate intimate gatherings, corporate events, weddings, and more. The combination of exceptional cuisine, a picturesque setting, and attentive service sets the stage for an unforgettable gathering.

Treat your senses to an extraordinary dining adventure that blends history, culinary mastery, and breathtaking views. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, a meal at the Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant is for you. Book your table today and prepare to indulge in a dining experience unlike any other in Minneapolis.

Weekend Brunch

Join us every Saturday & Sunday for the Twin Cities’ most relaxing, elegant and unforgettable brunch!

Private Dining

Company meeting? Family gathering? Private Party? Enjoy the comfort of your own space with our Private Dining options.

Afternoon Tea

At the Nicollet Island Inn, tradition, comfort and relaxation are what we do best.  Our Afternoon Tea Series offers it all!

Private Dining

The Best Place for Private Dining in Minneapolis

It is no secret that the best commerce is conducted around a dining table. At the Nicollet Island Inn, we offer power breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday that deliver the best of all worlds.

Our private dining rooms are ideal for bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, graduation parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and corporate dinners.

Our staff is ready to create a special dinner catered specifically to your tastes and the theme of the event. Contact us today to let us help you plan your special event at 612.331.1800 x3 or

Nic's Bar and Lounge

The Perfect Spot for a Hand-Crafted Cocktail

Whether meeting co-workers for a drink after work or on a date before a show, enjoy a premium beverage at Nic’s Bar and Lounge.

With the same intimate, historic atmosphere as the rest of the Nicollet Island Inn and an excellent selection of carefully selected choices of micro-brews, small-batch bourbons, single-malt scotches and vintage ports, Nic’s Bar consistently ranks as one of the hottest cocktail bars in Minneapolis.

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