Friends brought us to the Nicollet Island Inn Restaurant for a Sunday brunch that really brightened a gray, rainy day. The Inn itself is charming. We had a window table so we could watch people from the neighborhood enjoying their Sunday morning-- walking their dogs, jogging along the water. We enjoyed terrific service and delicious food. I especially liked the tasting menu for brunch, which lets you sample a range of savory and sweet plates that suit your appetite. I see why locals book their holiday brunches far in advance.