- Date Created:
- The Hotel Nicollet's dinner menu and wine list from August 1, 1897 includes delicacies such as lobster a la Newburg, salmon cutlets, and boiled leg of southdown mutton. Guiness, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Anheuser Busch are among the familiar names that appear under the ""ales and porters"" heading. The hotel occupied the south side of Washington Avenue between Hennepin and Nicollet Avenues between 1858 and 1923. For decades it was considered the city's most prominent hotel and housed such notables as James Garfield, Teddy Roosevelt, and Oscar Wilde. It quickly established a reputation as the premier spot for fine dining and lavish banquets were often hosted in its large dining room.
- Contributing Institution:
- Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library