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“Tantalizing Appetizers”
Review of Iven's on the Bay - CLOSED

Iven's on the Bay
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Restaurant Hours: Closed for Season.
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We have enjoyed Iven's over 30 times in the last few years. Love to sit either out on the patio or in the bar area. We have always had great service and the food is spectacular. Some of the food items can be on the higher end however you can't beat their "happy hour" drink and appetizer specials. I do not recall ever getting food that was unsatisfactory. We mainly go their for their sushi, makes me salivate just to think of it. If there is a negative for this place it would be that they don't stay open year round. Those of us that enjoy their food, martinis, and atmosphere miss them during the few months they close throughout the winter.

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1  Thank Lois H
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We prefer the deck in the summer and the bar in the spring/fall...they are closed for the winter :( Good food, a little over priced but nicely presented. Last time there we waited forever to see our server...we'd waited for a table in the bar so grabbed our drinks and sat when it became available...for a long time. But we were happy to visit with friends and the atmosphere is relaxing.

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1  Thank Cinjohn
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is my favorite local restaurant! It is ultra-modern with a great view of the lake. The appetizers and drink specials are the best in town. It is about 5 miles out of town from Baxter/Brainerd, but this area begins the beauty of the lakes anyway. It can be reasonably priced or expensive depending on your choice, but no matter the price range you pick, the food is worth it!

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1  Thank Blahblahlovefood
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Beautiful place to relax and unwind after a long day. Great food and service. The bar is the place to relax with friends and they make the best martinis.

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1  Thank DeboraB356
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Let's start with the bad. The restaurant presents itself like an elegant, fine restaurant, but it service is not up to par. They gave me weird direction. Then, I had to refill my wine once (which is not good) and requested for water twice (which is just bad). Worst, the restroom was dirty when I visited, which was hard to accept.

On the other hand, the food was good. Wait, let me put it again. The food was out of the world! We ordered snails, streak, halibut, walleye, pasta, and cheesecake, and EVERYTHING was lovely. The presentation was pretty. The portion was very reasonable, not the bust -your -tummy Cheesecake Factory size, but not the tiny tiny portion of French places either. For the price (~30/entree), the food gave much more expensive restaurant a run for their money and quality.

By the way, just a note, the people were nice. Not fine hundred dollar per plate restaurant attentiveness, but pleasant and friendly nevertheless

1  Thank Lam L
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