Nicollet Island Inn $$$
Nicollet Island Inn
Nicollet Island Inn serves tasty food inside a boutique inn placed in arguably one of the best and most beautiful locations in Minneapolis. When people think of a restaurant that is also a part of a hotel, they usually shy away and look for a different spot. However - do NOT apply this same logic to Nicollet Island Inn. The food is out of this world good - and I have continued to come back over and over again because of it. On Sundays, the Inn offers a creative, fixed price brunch with 3 or 5 courses. Although the menu changes seasonally, the current brunch menu includes dishes such as Tres Leches French Toast (which I've had to order each time I come in), homemade shrimp risotto with crab butter, and a decadent steak sirloin with thinly sliced potatoes and a creamy horseradish sauce. The Inn and restaurant have been written up in several national publications including USA Today, Conde Nast, Bon Appetit, and the New York Times. Nicollet Island Inn is not the greatest, latest, trendiest spot in town. They have antique pieces of furniture and vintage-feeling dining rooms. However, trendy is not what people who love the Inn come back time and time again to experience. The building was first constructed in 1893 and although several rennovations have been made since then, the creative minds behind the Inn have worked hard to preserve its historic feel while still providing modern and innovated dishes in the restaurant.