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MSP: Sunsets in Wayzata

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Enso Feb 24, 2009 01:02 PM

Quite a range of reviews, here and other sites. Anyone care to weigh in with lots of details from a recent visit there? Is the Sunday brunch buffet better or worse than the rest of the menu? How about the crowd/noise situation?

Many thanks.

  1. Davydd Feb 25, 2009 06:01 AM

    There is a range of reviews I suppose because Sunsets neither inspires nor disappoints so if you go in with expectations at one end or other of the spectrum your review will be accordingly. It is right down the middle. It is not bad and it is not great. It is not expensive yet it is not cheap. It is not noisy and it is not intimate and cozy quiet. Brunch has everything you might expect but is not an unforgettable experience. It is dependable and if you live near by, it is worth going.

    I kind of think of it like its location. It is on Lake Minnetonka yet there is a railroad track separating it from the lake.

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      sarah.j.morrison Feb 26, 2009 05:37 PM

      the Wayzata Eatery just up the street is infinitely better than Sunsets. The Parmesan-crusted grilled cheese and the curried egg salad on naan are both incredible. go there. you won't be disappointed.

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        discus Feb 28, 2009 01:40 PM

        I work about 2 miles down the road, so I've had lots of experience with Sunset. It's mostly a place to go during the Summer to ogle the scenery. Food is consistently fair. There's absolutely no reason to go when it's cold outside.

        Northcoast is generally a much better place.

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        shinmn Feb 25, 2009 07:10 AM

        I would offer NorthCoast a few blocks down the road as an alternative. The mushroom risotto was muy tasty last week.

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          amgarrison Feb 27, 2009 10:21 AM

          I've been completely unimpressed in the few times I've eaten at Sunsets. It reminds me of typical, bland, country club type food. Standards that never really let you down, but aren't really ever more than average. The price are a little over the top, but you pay for the location I suppose, and their customer base afford it.

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            Enso Feb 27, 2009 12:27 PM

            Doesn't sound worth even the half price gift cert. that is being sold for them... Thanks for the head's up!

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              GeeBeeEmm Mar 2, 2009 03:47 PM

              I brought my daughter there for breakfast last year. Found the place to be very stodgy and geriatric. About 10 years ago it was the place to be. Not so much anymore.

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