Five- or Seven-Course Tasting Menu of American Cuisine for Two or Four at Nicollet Island Inn (Half Off)

Nicollet Island

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In a Nutshell

View the city skyline from an island in the middle of the Mississippi River, sampling dishes such as petit tenderloin and mushroom agnolotti

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid on 12/24/12, 12/25/12, 12/31/12, 2/14/13, 3/31/13, or 5/12/13. Valid only for prix fixe menu. Not valid for Lobster Week (1/4-1/13) menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Dining etiquette dictates that one use a soupspoon for soup, a dessert spoon for dessert soups, and a lobster hammer. Harness multiple courses of utensils with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $70 for a five-course dinner for two (a $140 value)
  • $90 for a seven-course dinner for two (a $180 value)
  • $140 for a five-course dinner for four (a $280 value)
  • $180 for a seven-course dinner for four (a $360 value)

See the menus, which feature tasting portions of some of the chef's signature items. Highlights of the five-course menu include a lobster-bruschetta appetizer and an entree of petit tenderloin or scallops. The seven-course menu adds pasta, such as the lamb bucatini, and a sampling of three cheeses. During your dinner, you may add pairings of international wines for an additional per-person fee ($20 for the five-course dinner; $25 for the seven-course dinner).

Nicollet Island Inn Bar Restaurant and Hotel

If the limestone walls of the Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant could talk, they would have riveting things to say. They would relate recent memories of romantic weddings and elegant special occasions, filled with the popping of champagne corks, laughter bouncing off the water from an outdoor patio and garden, and soft music wafting from the piano lounge. But the inn's more distant past is what distinguishes its true character; the building is one of the few that survived an island-wide fire soon after its construction in 1893. The site was rehabilitated in the early 80's. Double-hung windows have transformed the industrial exterior with welcoming turquoise awnings, and the old loading dock was glassed in to create a dining room with scenic views of the Mississippi River.

Though steeped in historical charm—including hand-carved woodwork and stained-glass windows—the inn appeals to the modern traveler with world-class amenities such as Pharmacopia organic bath products and plasma TVs.

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