JackJodell
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  • Review Count
    10
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 9, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 8, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    5
 
 
JackJodell's Reviews
 
Established in 1881, the Lake Elmo Inn has served countless meals in its 129 years. Present owner John Schiltz has been a part of that tradition since 1983.<br />With a reputation for great food, service & charm, the Lake Elmo Inn has won many awards: Best Brunch in the Twin Cities for the past 21 years in a row, Top 10 Restaurant, Favorite Special Occasion and awards for our desserts, wine list, & service as well.<br />“Being an independent restaurant, we have to do a better job," says Chef Schiltz, "or we will get rolled over by the chains."<br />There is a lot of history within the Inn. Many great collections: salt & pepper shakers - 3000+ sets, crystal decanters & vases, carved ducks & no one decorates like the Inn at Christmas. It's worth the drive just to see it. 124 Nutcrackers and over 60 snow globes, thousands of ornaments... just to name a few.<br />Just 12 miles from downtown St. Paul & 25 miles from downtown Minneapolis the Inn is a perfect day or evening destination.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A real gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is a superb supper club that is well worth the drive. EXCELLENT food and service! Hard to top this spot!"
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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McCormick & Schmick's is a fresh seafood restaurant with 35 fresh species on our twice-daily printed menus. We also have a great aged steak menu along with chicken, salads & pasta for the non-seafood diner. Our location has two large patios with heaters & two spacious dining rooms. We cater all large parties in the meeting & banquet rooms in the Westin Hotel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Very good fare
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/17/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/17/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food and service are always above par. Very enjoyable."
Dined on 02/17/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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Porterhouse Steak and Seafood offers casual-fine dining with a Supper Club atmosphere. The menu consists of premium steaks aged a minimum of twenty eight days, fresh fish & seafood. All entrees are served with a choice of House, Caesar or Spinach salad, bread and choice of Potato or Vegetable.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
SUPERB AS USUAL!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"My lady friend Liz and I enjoyed an absolutely scrumptious steak and lobster Valentine's Day dinner we will always remember fondly. The food, champagne, atmosphere, and service were all excellent, and couldn't have been better. We will definitely be back, again and again!:-)
Hats off to the entire staff for a most remarkable time!
"
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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The Blue Point is an upscale fresh seafood restaurant. We are dedicated to providing the freshest seafood brought in daily from the coasts It is creatively prepared and coupled with friendly, knowledgeable service and a colorful extensive selection of fine wines. We have had a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list for the past ten years and continue to be committed to upholding this caliber of selection as well as our culinary excellence. Our menu offers a variety of unique, delectable entrees and side dishes, featuring an array of seafood, salads, homemade soups and non-seafood options, as well as our famous Key Lime Pie.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Superb as always
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/13/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/13/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Liz and I enjoyed a very romantic and scrumptious Valentine's Day dinner there last night which couldn't possibly have been better. Hats off to all at this exceptional restaurant!"
Dined on 02/13/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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Porterhouse Steak and Seafood offers casual-fine dining with a Supper Club atmosphere. The menu consists of premium steaks aged a minimum of twenty eight days, fresh fish & seafood. All entrees are served with a choice of House, Caesar or Spinach salad, bread and choice of Potato or Vegetable.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outstanding food and service!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/09/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/09/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"They do all the little things right here, and it always amounts to BIG satisfaction! They have unequalled service and the food is the absolute best! All guests are treated with great respect and courtesy, and one is left feeling almost as if they were royalty or something. I can't recommend this establishment strongly enough - it never fails to please!
Jack Jodell"
Dined on 02/09/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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McCormick & Schmick's is a fresh seafood restaurant with 35 fresh species on our twice-daily printed menus. We also have a great aged steak menu along with chicken, salads & pasta for the non-seafood diner. Our location has two large patios with heaters & two spacious dining rooms. We cater all large parties in the meeting & banquet rooms in the Westin Hotel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Very romantic with delicious food!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/02/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/02/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My best friend Liz and I shared a fabulously intimate and romantic dinner there during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Because this is not a sports bar, the restaurant was unusually quiet and even more delightful than usual. We each enjoyed the Executive Chef's Dinner Special consisting of very moist and tender beef medallions, delicious shrimp, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, with clam chowder beforehand, followed by a very scrumptious crème broule dessert. Utterly fabulous!"
Dined on 02/02/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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McCormick & Schmick's is a fresh seafood restaurant with 35 fresh species on our twice-daily printed menus. We also have a great aged steak menu along with chicken, salads & pasta for the non-seafood diner. Our location has two large patios with heaters & two spacious dining rooms. We cater all large parties in the meeting & banquet rooms in the Westin Hotel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great fare
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very good seafood and steaks, and their clam chowder is not to be missed! Neil is a superb server - be sure to request him. The restaurant is a bit spendy, so best budget for it."
Dined on 01/31/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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Porterhouse Steak and Seafood offers casual-fine dining with a Supper Club atmosphere. The menu consists of premium steaks aged a minimum of twenty eight days, fresh fish & seafood. All entrees are served with a choice of House, Caesar or Spinach salad, bread and choice of Potato or Vegetable.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
CAN'T BE BEAT!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"AWESOME food, and you won't find a better server than Laura anywhere!"
Dined on 01/18/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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McCormick & Schmick's is a fresh seafood restaurant with 35 fresh species on our twice-daily printed menus. We also have a great aged steak menu along with chicken, salads & pasta for the non-seafood diner. Our location has two large patios with heaters & two spacious dining rooms. We cater all large parties in the meeting & banquet rooms in the Westin Hotel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
COULDN'T POSSIBLY BE BETTER!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been to this fabulous restaurant many times and have bought many gift certificates for my friends, too. ALL have enjoyed it immensely! Their clam chowder is unequalled, as are their steaks and scallops. They have a knack for doing all aspects, including even the "little things", of serving a delicious meal right. Laura is a particularly bright, friendly, efficient, and accurate server whom I would enthusiastically recommend to you - there are none better! At Porterhouse, one gets World Class food and service at an incredibly reasonable price. Go there and see what I mean, but be sure to make an advance reservation. Enjoy! :-)"
Dined on 01/17/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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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 Ryan Stechschulte , whose innovative and constantly updated menu includes a variety of seafood, steaks and gourmet specialty dishes. Our wine menu has been chosen specifically to compliment the food and highlight producers from the world's leading wine regions.<br /><br />Nic's bar, just off the main dining room, is a casual, old-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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
PURE EXCELLENCE!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/07/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/07/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We found this to be a very ckassy and romantic spot! The Lobster Feast food was sensational and the service was superb - we WILL be back!"
Dined on 01/07/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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