Nicollet Island Inn


95 Merriam
Minneapolis MN 55401

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American, French


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Nicollet Island Inn


The Nicollet Island Inn has stood witness to over a century of change on the shores of the Mississippi River. The Inn is consistently named the most romantic restaurant in the area and its river views have been voted some of the best in the city. An immediately recognizable Minneapolis landmark, the Inn offers world-class cuisine created by executive chef Adam Droski, whose innovative and constantly updated menu includes a variety of seafood, steaks and gourmet specialty dishes. Nic's bar, just off the main dining room, is a casual, olde-world tavern and the patio offers stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline. The Inn is a convenient, comfortable destination for breakfast or lunch meetings while the 5-course Champagne Sunday Brunch is the perfect weekend indulgence. Newly refurbished banquet rooms are perfect for weddings or corporate receptions of up to 150 guests. Traveling patrons (or those weary from an elegant meal) can luxuriate in one of the Inn's 24 guest rooms.

Dining Style: Fine Dining

Cuisine: American, Contemporary French, Mediterranean

Neighborhood: Downtown Minneapolis

Menu: View menu on restaurant's website

Price: $30 and under


Phone: (612) 331-1800

Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 10:00am Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:30pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - Close Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

Payment Options:

AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Executive Chef: Adam Droski

Dress Code: Business Casual

Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Public Transit: Bus Stop

Parking: Private Lot

Parking Details: Complimentary parking for guests of the Nicollet Island Inn.

Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants

Catering: Contact Erin Brunelle 612-331-1800x633 Island or St. Anthony Banquet rooms -An outdoor patio with two-tiered walkout garden -Small meeting space available for up to 24 people -State-of-art A/V equipment for any occasion -Space for 10-100 guests seated and up to 150 for a reception -Free wireless Internet access Our professional staff provides attentive service combined with excellent cuisine to create a productive and memorable event. Please visit our website for more information:

Private Party Facilities: Nicollet Island Inn has three private/semi-private dining rooms and 2 banquet rooms. The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 8 guests, the Captain's Room up to 13, and the Fireside Lounge up to 24. The Island room can fit 50 seated, 70 for cocktails. The St. Anthony room can fit 100 seated.

Private Party Contact: Peter Plaehn (612) 331-1800 x6

Entertainment: Join us every Saturday night in Nic's Lounge for live music from 6:30PM-10:30PM.

Special Events & Promotions:

We have multiple private dining options for groups of 6-24 guests in either our Private Dining Room, Captain's Room, or Fireside Lounge. Whether it's a meeting, family celebration, or corporate dinner, our experienced staff can put a menu together to meet virtually any need. For more information please contact Peter Plaehn at (612)331-1800x6 or