Nicollet Island Inn

Nicollet Island

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Charming inn inside 1893 building with artifacts & dining room that overlooks Mississippi River

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Not valid 2/11-2/14. Must book by 11/5/12. Must complete travel by 1/23/13. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Subject to availability. Must be 18 or older to check in. Not valid with reward points. 10.78% tax and $7 historical restoration fee not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A soft inn bed is incredibly comfortable to sleep in, eclipsed only by a hammock made of Muppet hands. Enjoy a home away from foam with today’s Groupon to Nicollet Island Inn. Choose between the following options:

  • For $99, you get a one-night stay in a boutique queen room for two with a $40 restaurant wine credit, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $199 value).
  • For $119, you get a one-night stay in a boutique queen room for two with a $40 restaurant wine credit, valid Friday or Saturday (up to a $229 value).<p>

In a limestone building constructed in 1893, Nicollet Island Inn welcomes visitors with vintage artifacts, modern amenities, and a restaurant that won City Pages’ Best Brunch award in 2011 and a Best Romantic Restaurants award from City’s Best in 2010. Stained-glass windows and a glass-enclosed elevator lend the inn an Old-World charm, while the boutique queen rooms’ plasma-screen TVs provide a taste of modernity. Elsewhere, the restaurant’s historical dining room provides a romantic panorama of the Mississippi River, an ideal backdrop for sweethearts, bird watchers, and researchers tracking migratory Loch Ness monsters.

Nicollet Island Inn and its executive chef, Adam Droski, top tables with five- and seven-course meals of award-winning international haute cuisine. Beef tenderloin vies with duck confit for tongues’ attentions before slices of key-lime cheesecake infuse palates with velvety tartness. Wines from South Africa, France, Austria, and other locales supplement meals.

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.

Customer Reviews

Great restaurant. Period.
Mike B. · December 4, 2016
Amazing dinner and service. Definitely recommended!
Kate · July 19, 2016
Lamb Duo was superb!
Cherie K. · May 23, 2016
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    Nicollet Island

    95 Merriam St.

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

    612-331-1800

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