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“Excellent takeout”

Lutsen Scandinavian Resort Dining
Ranked #6 of 8 Restaurants in Lutsen
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 14, 2013

While staying in the Lutsen/Tofte area at a resort with our dog, we were not able to eat in any of the local restaurants, but could only order food to take back to our room 10 miles away. After picking up our meals and getting back to our room 15 minutes later, we were surprised to find our meals were still quite warm. The presentation of the meals was almost as if it were right at the restaurant. The steak had a fancy criss crossed pastry type topping and the potatoes were whipped up with the steak carefully placed on top. We asked for a few slices of bread and received a basket of fancy bread, including fresh baked raisin bread. I am not sure what it would be like eating in the restaurant, but if the 'takeout' is any indication, I am sure it would be excellent.

Thank Roger S
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Dining in the restaurant at Lutsen Resort Lodge is to experience a lovely, Old World, scandinavian dining room. Elegant in it's rustic, log-decor, white tablecloth dining will make your visit feel like you've stepped into a 1920's "hi-buck" resort "for the rich." Well, you have, because when you open the menu, you will indeed, come face to face with menu prices that reflect that ambiance. No entree under $20; most between $24 - $30. Appetizers also expensive. Watching families of four or more eating in the restaurant was further proof that this restaurant is not for budget-minded families. The food is above average, but not great. Service is inconsistent, with long breaks between check-ins by wait staff. We spent most of our time waiting for wait staff to bring beverages, the check, etc. We found that asking other wait staff to retrieve our server was the only way to get our server to come to our table. At those prices, I expect first-class service.

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Thank Judy B
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is a treat to dine in this fine, old resort. We had our Christmas dinner (buffet) there. The food was not out of this world, but it was basically good, with lots of choices. At $40.00 per person, I thought it was a little pricey.

Thank Horsepackage
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Prices were high $27 per plate for nightly special - 6 oz walleye filet over mashed potatoes and green beans. The portion was not enough to fill my husband and 15 year old. We were all jealous of our 13 year old son who had a cheeseburger and fries for only $11! Burger and fries were delicious and good portion.

Thank Lovetotravel2012498
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We have a cabin near Lutsen and have eaten at the resort several times. We like the old resort look and feel- takes us back to our childhood days. And you can't beat the close-up view of Lake Superior.
This past weekend we had reservations for 8 close friends and were seated immediately at a nice back table. Service was good and the menu choices were great. I'd warned our friends that we have had both good and not-so-good experiences here before, but this time was wonderful. Some ordered the Swedish meatballs, one ordered the blackened scallops, 2 ordered the fresh catch (fresh herring dinner) and 2 of us ordered the seafood fettuccine. I know ours was fabulous (those scallops melted in the mouth) and everyone else said their meals were delicious too. Nice green salads and good breads beforehand as well.

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Thank Lvcavs
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