The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior

4.7
19 reviews
$50 and over
American
Located in the Historic Lodge at Lutsen Resort, The Strand Waterfront Dining Room & Wine Bar is open daily. “Strand” means shore in Swedish, highlighting one of the dining room’s best assets – the incredible view of Lake Superior and the Poplar River.

The menu consists of a strong blend of contemporary and traditional North Shore Cuisine items. Our temperature-controlled wine cellar holds 1200 bottles of international and local fine wines. We carry 20 wines from the Wine Spectator Top 100 list, including the #1 wine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 19 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NealL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner for two with river and lake view.

Quality ingredients prepared by the chef.

Excellent server and host.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere. *

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night! Food - Great. Wine - Amazing. Order the fondue. Seriously.

I wish I could remember our waiter’s name. He was so good with wine and food recommendations. Loved the building and ambiance too. A MN gem.

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SusieD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitstaff was amazing!

The room was too well- lit for some of our group.

The pork chop: outstanding! More please!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience! Food and service was fabulous.

AL
AnthonyL
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 4 all agreed that was one of the best meals ever. Service was fantastic. We had a lovely table with a great view. Just amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Vast wine list. Everything is quite expensive. They seemed to follow covid guidelines well.

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merrygarden
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered the wild rice latkes, there were 2 on the plate each the size of a silver dollar. There were lots of roasted root vegetables so it was ok but I felt cheated for the cost of it.
I had a green salad , quite ordinary but very very fresh and nicely presented.
My partner had the pheasant soup, delicious, and the salad with chicken, which was over cooked and dry.

The atmosphere is fabulous a d the server seemed very busy but trying her best.
The bread with lingonberry jam and butter was the best of all.

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Foodie87
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had the Valentines 5 course dinner special. We also included the wine pairings. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because the pairing was $100pp more and we could have bought at least 2-3 very good bottles of wine for that price. The pairings were more like tastings....maybe a 2 oz pour. I know it's not about "getting your money's worth" when splurging on dinner, but we would have appreciated more of the wine experience with the courses. Also, when getting two reds with a course, the server told us which ones were which, but did we remember? No. Suggestion to maybe have wine charms on those glasses with the name of the wine. Just a thought. :) Overall, the experience, server and food was wonderful and we will definitely go back.

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Dana
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Beautiful views. Excellent food. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great date night spot with water front views and a good northern MN inspired menu

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for a romantic anniversary dinner. The value for the price paid was spot on. I will say that they have plenty of options as well and the pub experience was full although we didn’t try anything over there. Not sure on some of the other reviews but our experience was over the top. The chef came out to the table and that made such a wonderful impact on us! Rob our server took us on a Journey pairing courses with wine. If you want a lasting memory dine here! Overall this is a unbelievable Gem with new North Shore cuisine and a wine program adapting to that new cuisine. I was blown away the amount of people that had come to visit from other Resorts. We must have hit a diamond in the ruff!

Amazing.... The pheasant Soup was so good it simply Defys description to be honest!

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SueW
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We there to celebrate my daughter’s engagement. The service was wonderful and the food delicious. The cost is a little high but was worth it. We would highly recommend the Strand Waterfront Dining to anyone that wants a special experience.

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AnissaT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Lots of gluten free choices available.

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David
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great wine list, but its ludicrously overpriced. PLan around $200-250 a couple.

FAQs

The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior is rated 4.7 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.