101 Water St South, Stillwater, MN 55082

Month: November 2009

Charlie’s Wednesday Night Four-Course Wine Dinner

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Four-Course Menu


Each week our Chefs create a four-course dinner menu,

Each course paired with a specially selected glass of wine.

Wednesday nights for $29.95 per person

Served from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, reservations suggested.

Not valid with any other special offers.



Crab Soufflé with Lobster Butter

Belvedere, Chardonnay; Sonoma



Hearts of Palm with Olives

Vietti, Arneis; Italy



Roasted Sword Fish

With Oven Dried Tomatoes, Lemons & Capers

Brancott Estates, Sauvignon Blanc; Marlborough



Israeli Couscous Custard

With a Citrus-Strawberry Sauce

Napoleon, Extra Dry Champagne


Historic Water Street Inn -101 South Water Street Stillwater, MN 55082 – 651.439.6000

Charlie’s Restaurant @ the Historic Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South

Stillwater, MN 55082




Specials for this Weekend

  • Welcome to the Water Street Inn

    Stillwater's only waterfront hotel
    Reserve a Room
  • Welcome to the Water Street Inn

    Stillwater's only waterfront hotel
  • Spacious Guest Rooms

    With views of the St. Croix River
  • Outdoor & Indoor Dining

    from Charlie's Restaurant
    Happy Hour daily from 3 pm to 5 pm
Welcome to the Water Street Inn

The Water Street Inn is a distinctive and romantic 41-room Historic Inn located on the St. Croix River in Downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. Our accommodations, restaurant, Irish pub and conference facilities graciously blend the ambiance of an era gone by with the comforts of modern amenities.

Sweet dreams were never more inviting at Stillwater’s only waterfront hotel. Settle into your Victorian Suite, designed with special attention to details and decor and featuring queen sized beds, double whirlpool baths and gas fireplaces. Many guestrooms at our Stillwater bed and breakfast also have breathtaking river views and balconies.

Relax in our elegant lobby complete with period furnishings and the original tin ceiling. Enjoy a beverage on the patio facing the St. Croix River or stop in Charlie’s Irish Pub, located where Charlie Lustig had his saloon when the building opened in 1890. The pub features live Irish music every Friday and Saturday night. Savor your favorite micro-brew while listening to great entertainment.

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Charlie’s Restaurant boasts exquisite American cuisine and a selection of fine international wines. Our Sunday Brunch is popular with visitors and locals alike.

The Ballroom at the Inn is an ideal setting for business meetings, retreats, private parties, catered events and weddings. Outside there is additional space on the outdoor veranda as well as at the Lowell park which sits between the Inn and the River.

Famed as the Birthplace of Minnesota, the celebrated community of Stillwater was founded in 1843. The city is just a twenty-minute drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Water Street Inn is located in the heart of a nationally registered historical district of Stillwater. Uniquely situated between the St. Croix River and Main Street, our Stillwater hotel is just steps away from hundreds of shopping and entertainment opportunities.

Our Favorite Stillwater Hotel & Restaurant

What an absolutely perfect romantic getaway!!! Stillwater as a city has worked very hard to celebrate and maintain its historic atmosphere, and the Water Street Inn fits right into this beautiful tradition.  

Our room, 220, was perfect.  A four-poster bed in the smaller portion of the room with a view into the huge living portion of the suite.  We had a view of part of the city and a fantastic view of the river and the Lift Bridge.  The room was outfitted with Victorian-style furniture, a whirlpool tub, a fireplace, and a tv.  The bathroom was very nice-sized and was modern.

After dinner, we walked through Charlie’s, the Irish pub attached to the Inn.  A true Irish band was playing and and everyone was laughing, dancing, shouting, and smiling—-true Irish people! 
– Kelly
Yelp Reviewer

Band Schedule for Charlie’s Irish Pub


 Live Music for Charlie’s Irish Pub located in the Historic Water Street Inn, in downtown Stillwater

Charlie’s Pub features live music every Friday & Saturday night from 7:30-11:30pm

November 13 & 14 – Hounds of Finn

Leslie Rich is a singer/songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He performs solo and also backed by the beautifully monikered Rocket Soul Choir – An ever changing and adapting group presently a tight four piece. He has played Minneapolis, New York City, Finland, California and around the Midwest.


November 20 & 21 – Tom Dahill

“Tom Dahill is one of the best entertainers playing Irish Music. He’ll have you singing the party peice you practiced since you were a kid or dancing an Irish jig for the first time in your life. Tom is a well rounded performer and very easy to work with”


November 27 & 28 – Patsy O’Brien

December 4 & 5 – Paul and Lorraine

December 11 & 12 – Tom Dahill


December 18 & 19 – Grammy Nominated – Beth Patterson

Beth was born in a swamp. Okay, more accurately, she was born in a hospital near a swamp, but that’s close enough to romanticize the origin of this Lafayette, Louisiana native. Described by viewers as “a cross between a cobra and a puppy,” multi-instrumentalist Beth Patterson is foremost a player of the eight- and ten-stringed Irish bouzoukis (adaptations of a traditional Greek instrument). Known for her razor wit and musical versatility, her performances are chock-full of drive, savage energy, and passion, laced with humor and rapport with her listeners, dishing out an eclectic repertoire of original and traditional songs.

Beth studied ethnomusicology at University College Cork, where she explored the music of Ireland, West Africa, India, Indonesia, and the Caribbean, and began to experiment with fusions of these world gems with her musical old flames. This finally rendered her with the mind of a prog rocker, the heart of a world music-lover…and let’s just skip the part about her soul. She has released four CDs and has received widespread airplay in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan.



101 Water Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082



Christmas Bed and Breakfast Tour

Newsletter Nov. 18, 2009

Historic Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082

Hottest Ticket in Town – Charlie’s Sunday Night Prime Rib Buffet

Charlie's very own Russel Horstead speaks with two guests about their delicious meal at the weekly Sunday Night Prime Rib Buffet at Charlie's Restaurant at the Historic Water Street Inn.

Charlie's very own Russel Horstead speaks with two guests about their delicious meal at the weekly Sunday Night Prime Rib Buffet at Charlie's Restaurant at the Historic Water Street Inn.

November 13th 2009 – Charlie’s Restaurant at the Historic Water Street Inn is now offering what is turning out to be the hottest ticket in town: The Sunday Night Prime Rib Buffet. Guests can choose from tender sliced Prime Rib, Fresh Salads, Homemade Desserts, Salmon with Lobster Sauce or take advantage of our Chef’s Pasta Station and choose from a vast selection of meats, vegetables and sauces for your personalized pasta creation. $21.95 for Adults, $16.95 for Seniors and $8.95 for Children. All you care for – served from 4:30pm-8:30pm on Sundays.

101 Water Street South

Stillwater, MN 55082




Join us for our 6th Annual Gent’s Night Bourbon and Cigar Dinner featuring rare small batch bourbons and delicious food from our new Executive Chef Christian Orosz.

Registration and first course served at 6pm with social hour until 7pm when we will be seated for our second course. We will have a guest speaker to help us appreciate the fine spirits and give away some excellent prizes. We will also be giving away a gift certificate for our Irish Whiskey dinner tentatively set for the Thursday before St. Patricks Day. Maria Carmen from International Cigars will also be on hand rolling some of her beautiful Dominican Cigars. The price of the event is $69.95 and includes five generous drams of bourbon and well paired food from Charlie’s Restaurant as well as two premium cigars.

This event is posted so you can invite your friends on facebook. Please make reservations by calling the Water Street Inn’s reservation # at 651-439-6000 – you will be asked to put a credit card on file, but it will not be charged. Please grant us the courtesy of 72 hours notice if you can not attend this event so that we can keep this event going at a great value to our guests.


DECEMBER 3rd 2009

Five Courses of Food

Paired with Top Shelf Bourbons from

Buffalo Trace Distillery


Nov 13 – Nov 14 Art On Main
Explore the galleries and studios along Stillwater’s historic downtown Main Street.

Newsletter Nov. 11. 2009

Historic Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082

Thanksgiving Day Menu for Charlie’s Restaurant

  • Welcome to Cafe Nola

    A Bainbridge Island Original
    Offering creative dishes and cocktails since 1999
  • Casual Ambiance

    A Creative Menu
    Make's Cafe Nola one of the most popular Bainbridge Island Restaurants
  • Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

    Happy Hour daily from 3 pm to 5 pm
    Reserve a Room

Welcome to Cafe Nola

A short, relaxing ferry ride from downtown Seattle exists Cafe Nola—a European style cafe comprising innovative, eclectic cuisine in a bistro setting. Chef/owner Kevin Warren creates intelligent, artfully executed plates using seasonal ingredients at their most flavorful.

By day, this charming cafe bustles with energy and lively conversation. As the lights dim, candlelight deepens the restaurant’s hues of butter yellow and cayenne red to provide an ambience that is stylishly warm and sophisticated.

A separate cozy dining room is available for private parties of up to 20 people.

Classic cocktails, specialty drinks, an extensive wine list and Northwest microbrews are all available at the full bar. Cafe Nola’s seasonal patio offers a glimpse of island life while dining “au plein air.”


If you go to Bainbridge Island, Try this Restaurant”

We went there for lunch during a day trip to Bainbridge Island. The food choices were very interesting and everything we had was very good. The staff is friendly and service was fast. I’d suggest you make reservations just to be sure you can get in. The weather was perfect so we sat outside. All in all, a good experience.

– TripAdvisor Review 2017
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