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Baker House
Baker House

Baker House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.BakerHouse1885.com
  • Phone: (262) 248-4700
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: every Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner Hours September thru May: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Dinner Hours Memorial Day thru Labor Day: Tuesday-Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Chris Cunningham & Edward Gonzalez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We look to develop each event according to the needs of our clients so that the experience is amazing for all. Our Chef is versatile in most cooking styles with a preference for Contemporary American with a local flair but rest assured that each bite is delicious.
  • Private Party Facilities: Each of our elegantly furnished Rooms (Dining, Library, Music, Game and Porch) is able to host various events as well as the recently renovated exterior garden terrace. Baker House in conjunction with the Bella Vista(Adjoining property) can also host events holding up to 250 people in their facility.
  • Private Party Contact: Anna Theis (262) 248-4700
  • Entertainment: Thursday nights feature Tom Stanfield on Piano, Trumpet & Vocals

    Friday nights Carolyn Wehner on Piano & Jazz Vocals

    Saturdays live piano with all the vintage classics
  • Special Events & Promotions: We host many special custom events through out the property - weddings, re-Unions, corporate outings & retreats, seminars, engagements and anniversaries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Baker Street
  • Public Transit: Aside from our pier and walk-up, drivers are all welcome, especially ones with two wheels.
    (Trailers, RVs, Bi-Planes and Monster Trucks are asked to park in the public city lot just behind the House).
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have our own private lot of 44 spaces of which we have dedicated 4 for our Hotel Guests and 1 for Handicap access.
A word from Baker House
Join us for casual, small plate dining & fireside cocktails in our decadently furnished 1885 mansion. In the spirit of the great lakefront "cottages" of yesteryear, the BAKER HOUSE has recreated a world of Gilded Age living where grand entertaining is experienced daily and lavish parties are thrown nightly. Sing along at the player piano in our music room, play poker in the game room, savor fine wine in our library and dine fireside in our parlor. Instead of traditional restaurant seating, guests are served in plush wing backed chairs and overstuffed fringed couches throughout the mansion. Our menu of small plates is conducive for lounging and sharing & features many regional items such as Wisconsin artisan cheese boards, savory charcuterie, seasonal fondues and heartier favorites like sirloin sliders and robust garden paninis. Situated on the East shore of Geneva Lake with panoramic views of the lake and Riviera. For an extra special evening, book a second floor mansion hotel suite! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "the blood orange belini and bacon wrapped dates will bring us back again"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We decided to venture to Lake Geneva for what has become a very memorable experience. Our dinner reservations were for 5:15 pm. We arrive about two hours early, but that didn't turn off the staff's charm and hospitality. To keep us busy until dinner, they pointed us towards town for the tent sales. Oh, I almost forgot, before dinner, we were invited back for cocktails at 4:30. Over the next 45 minutes in the bar, we treated ourselves to their fantastic beverage menu. Truly, these bartenders enjoy their craft. We tried 4 different drinks and each were superbly crafted. Then, it was time for dinner. The food was amazing. We got the filet mignon and the pork tenderloin. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Thank you for having us!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We went with friends - all of us have lived in Lake Geneva for 30 plus years but this was our first visit to Baker House. We love the ambiance, the energy of the staff, and the "before dinner" history delivered outdoors by the Butler. I can see why this would be a destination as a bed and breakfast. The food was ok, but will not be on our list of favorites that we frequent often, but we will recommend it. Just a slight criticism of our waiter - he needs some training in small things like bringing plates and utensils for dessert (we ordered the fondue), pens with the check so that we could sign, etc., and maybe eliminate "you guys" from his vocabulary."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Beautiful mansion with creative seating and atmosphere. There are vintage hats everywhere which is a lot of fun. Servers and hosts were friendly and courteous. The service however was extremely slow. Table wasn't cleared after eating for 20 minutes. Food was good.I'd recommend for those that have plenty of time."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Wonderful surprise - 1st visit (from Chicago). Great atmosphere dining in original rooms of mansion, Butler toast out on front steps "to the sunset", wide variety of hats to choose from to wear during dinner, very festive yet relaxing."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. Very romantic! The sunset toast and recognizing our anniversary in front of everyone made it even more special. Food/drinks/service/everything was outstanding. Would highly recommend it and would definitely return, not even just for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Very fun and delicious food choices with a view of Lake Geneva. One of our favorite."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Such a great, weird place. The staff are dressed in 1890s costumes. The view is incredible. The bar is really gorgeous. The pianist made for a really gear atmosphere. Did I mention that guerra see encouraged to wear kooky old time that's from the restaurants collection?"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "What a wonderful place to have a special dinner. You feel like you've stepped back in time! The atmosphere is awesome. I don't know which room I like best. They are all wonderful. The food was excellent! You must have the stuffed bacon wrapped dates. Wow! And the chocolate fondue for dessert is sooooo good!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "my husband and friends loved the food the service and ambience took me back to the roaring twenties i would recommend the baker house to all my friends"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had a great time at Baker house, they have a very tasty menu and service was great! We would go back for sure!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional. The food, the service, the atmosphere, the prices too. It really was an enjoyable experience dining here, and I intend to come back many more times. They really made our special occasion (2yr anniversary) feel even more special. The waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and even brought us a free mousse for our anniversary."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great place with unique ambiance. The energy of the serving staff was fantastic, and the setting couldn't have been more clever. We really enjoyed the sundown toast on the front lawn and the Butler is a talent. My only disappointment is that we had booked something after the dinner, so couldn't linger and enjoy more..."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Baker House restaurant on the shores of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is an awesome dining experience. It is pricey but I felt it was well worth the money for Sunday Brunch. I would definitely visit again. One of my favorite stops on our visit! The food was incredible with a good variety of lunch and breakfast items ranging from Banana's Foster to Crab Cakes accompanied by Champagne and orange juice for Mimosa's. You can also choose from a variety of hats to dine in or wear your own."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Took my daughter and fiancé to celebrate their engagement. Had a wonderful dinner. Food was delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. The Baker House is a beautiful establishment...over-looking Lake Geneva.. a must see. Recommend anyone who visits Lake Geneva to make Baker House a definite stop."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Baker House has been our favorite place to go in Lake Geneva for years. Couldn't wait to go there again. When we arrived I ordered my usual Long Island Iced Tea. The bartender personally came to our table to tell us the price for that drink was now $15. (not top shelf). When we got our menus we immediately looked for our all time favorites. The menu was completely changed. Our favorite "small plates" were no longer on the menu. We asked our waitress about the changes and she told us they were everyone's favorite but they took them off the menu a few months ago. We ended up leaving the restaurant and didn't not have dinner there. Guess we need a new favorite place at the Lake!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great all round. My wife and I had a wonderful time. Food was excellent as was service. The sunset toast was a blast!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We arrived at this elegant, converted, century-old home with a gorgeous view of the lake and were taken to our table. Across the room a lady pianist was playing popular songs from the early-to-late 1900s. Our server, a friendly college-age young lady, was eager to answer our questions and recommend dining selections. After cocktails we shared a pulled pork chopped salad and a grilled Atlantic salmon, both of which were delicious, followed by creme brulee. Our server then told us of a complimentary champagne on the terrace, overlooking the lake and a setting sun, where a "Butler," in traditional dress, gave a brief history of the House and toasted those celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Overall, a great experience. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "For my wife and myself, the best part was the entertainment provided by Tom Stanfield! He is so talented and provides such a terrific atmosphere!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The Baker house was beautiful, but our service was not. Our server didn't know how to open a bottle of wine, and we never received our dinner items.... Honestly! We ordered and it never came! She totally forgot about it and never even wrote it down. So we enjoyed our bottle of wine, that I opened and the cheese plate. I understand things like this happen so it is what it is."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The dining areas are decorated like private Victorian-era dining rooms, and the staff are dressed in period costumes. They invite you to wear any of the hats on the walls while you eat. The menu is small and seasonal, and more appropriate for brunch or lunch than dinner. We found the prices to be realistic. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It has been some years since we ate here. The last time was on the enclosed patio and this time we came for Sunday brunch and ate in the library. The preparations both on the buffet and the omelet bar were tempting and delicious."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We expected a great dining. The food was great but served all at once - fast food style (only with higher prices)."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Neat place; now that I can say that I've been there I would probably not go back. I'm glad I went but the food was average; you're paying for the ambience and location. I would say once you check it off your list don't go back unless you're independently wealthy and want to be spoiled. nice staff."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "If you are looking for someplace that's special...this old mansion is the place. Several rooms set up in which to dine...large groups or couples. Overlooking Lake Geneva (WI) it's quite a pleasure to dine here."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Amazing house! Picking a hat was great fun, but what was this place again? Oh yeah, It's a RESTAURANT! Staff seemed very young and not polished. Bussers too shy and clearing clumsily. Server was fake sweet. Champs élysées cocktail was horrible. Ordered the cheese board. It had 3 tiny pieces of bread on it. When we asked for a couple more pieces she said they were almost out and had to save the rest for the other orders. Whaaa? Ran out of barbecue chicken. When we asked how shrimp boil was prepared, server knew nothing and did not want to find out for us. Did not offer dessert, after we had been listening to the table behind us rave about the choc fondue. Just rushed us out. Aspects of experience were either outstanding or a train wreck!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Baker House has it all... Fantastic food, lovely ambience, friendly service! I loved the period furnishings and trying on the many hats throughout the restaurant was so much fun ! The sundowner's toast was so memorable and a surprise to us! Everyone at the restaurant congregated outside for a toast to the sunset and a little history of the Baker House. Also, special recognition was given to those people celebrating birthdays with a hearty singing of "Happy Birthday". The outside patio area was also lovely and festive and a perfect place for lunch or appetizers ! The price was quite reasonable for such lovely good and atmosphere! I look forward to dining there again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have been to the Baker house a few times over the years and have always been very impressed and sent many friends there. They have changed their menu and have been moving away from the small plate style. I am very sad to see this and very much enjoyed their old menu. I will not be returning unless they decide to change back. Service and good were great just not the Baker House I loved."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The Baker House was amazing! My group and myself were in town on a trip to stay at the Grand Geneva and I found your establishment online. Read some of the reviews and decided that we had to try it. We were not disappointed at all! The food was awesome! I recommend the bacon wrapped dates to everyone! We opted for several of the small plate items and shared everything. A great way to spend an evening. The only complaint would be that we were seated in a room with a large table of people and once everyone started talking it was very hard to hear anyone. The noise level was a little excessive. Other than that a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We thought the food was delicious along with the view. We sat in the front room facing the lake. The decor was unique and original. We wore our fancy hats that were provided there. A huge selection of hats. The only thing that we were not aware of after being told about the unlimited champagne brunch was that other beverages like diet soda were NOT included in the price. We figured out after The fact that coffee, tea and champagne were included and other beverages were Ala carte. Even with that being said, the food and atmosphere was worth the price for a special celebration. Brunch. We would definitely return for a special occasion meal in the future. It was a beautiful view and historical building"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The Baker House was a gorgeous attraction to see and we are glad that we went; however, the food is highly overpriced and the quality was very low for such a place. In addition, the number of entree options was very weak at 4. The service was also lacking. We didn't have a good experience; however, it might have been that we were only 2 people (my wife and I). It appeared as if larger groups (the many bachelorette parties) received better attention. I would not recommend it you are a foodie, or if you like prompt and personable service. The location is quite an attraction, and the rooms and sites are beautiful."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Baker House is unique dining destination with a festive attitude. Food was average. The charm of the Baker House is in the period details. The decor is perfect. Fun sundown tradition with a bit of history thrown in."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Between the decor, the hats and the toast to sunset, it was a fun night for our family. On top of that, the food was very good as well."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Really enjoyed a glass of wine and appetizers with friends. They have have historic hats you can wear while you dine, to create a more fun a memorable experience. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My daughters and granddaughters and I had a marvelous experience at the Baker House. The girls LOVED dressing up with the hats which was a bonus to all the wonderful food and ambiance. Can't recommend this place enuf. We took lots of photos in the beautiful garden after the Brunch. PERFECT place for a "girls" get-away."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at the Baker House.. It was lovely with the ornate decor which was the original in the house. It was charming, delishious and welcoming.. I would recommend it to everyone and we will go back soon!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful food, graceful service. A gem in Lake Geneva!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Baker house is a beautiful home transformed into a restaurant. We loved how every room has it's own ambiance. Live music made it fun. The ambiance is the pre-prohibition time period and the servers are dressed up in that time period. Good is good too, but a little more variety in the main dishes was needed. Overall, a good time and good food."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed the lovely home and unique menu choices. We split several small plates and found it was sufficient to fill us up. Loved the sunset toast on the lawn. A fun unique evening."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Can't wait to go back! Great food, great location, great service, in an awesome old Victorian."
    Dined on 6/15/2014