Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort
Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort

Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grandgeneva.com/
  • Phone: (262) 249-4788
  • Hours of Operation:
    Grand Café Breakfast:

    Monday-Sunday: 6:30-11:30am



    Grand Café Lunch:

    Monday-Sunday: 11:30-3:00pm



    Grand Café Dinner:

    Friday-Saturday: (Featuring our Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet) 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Sawin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining Available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Available. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Celebrations, Reunions, Wedding Dinners and more. Our chef will work with you to cater a custom menu for your function to meet your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Jamaica Fincher 2622457552x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live entertainment performing nightly located adjacent to the Grand Cafe. Relax and enjoy the music amid comfortable surroundings and a roaring fire. Appetizers, sandwiches, and desserts are also available. Non-smoking.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 50 East &Hwy 12
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self-parking is available. We also offer complimentary Valet Parking.
A word from Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort
Enjoy seasonal American fare fused with ethnic flair in a casual atmosphere. Experience the flavors of the changing Midwestern seasons, with healthy dining options from low-carb to low-calorie, as well as sinfully delicious desserts. Don’t miss our weekend breakfast buffet featuring an omelet station. Grand Cafe is located on the 1300 acre Grand Geneva Resort, just a short drive from downtown Lake Geneva.
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Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (5)great for brunch (4)good for groups (4)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)romantic (2)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Good food within the resort
    MartiniloverVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had dinner at the Cafe on a Saturday night. It was a fall colors weekend so the restaurant was relatively busy. I ordered from the menu and my husband had the buffet. The buffet food was okay for the price. My spinach salad and crab cakes were food. It took awhile for my spinach salad to arrive; the waitress and a manager apologized for the delay. Service was very good. The restaurant was smoky at times when they were cooking something in the buffet area. They should install a vent to remove the smoke when they're cooking in a public area of the restaurant. Overall a good experience.
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  • Great Birthday dinner!
    Happy2review
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We took out aunt here for her birthday dinner and we had a very nice time. Food was super yummy. The green bean appetizer and turkey rueben were amazing!! Our server Emily was fantastic. She was very kind and provided impeccable service. Our aunt felt very honored to have her birthday dinner at Grand Geneva. The birthday dessert and candle made her feel like a princess, thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buffet & kids
    GEEZEEVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food & service were very good - waitress was very nice. The only thing that ruined our night were the loud kids screaming next to us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 103 reviews are from the Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort reviews archive.
  • Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva
    LoveOpenTable
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our experience for Friday dinner was ok. We were seated right away, but not per our request near a window. Also, service was very poor. Many tables were attended to before us, even though we were seated first. Many open tables too, which made us feel that they were just short/poorly staffed. We ended up having the seafood buffet just so we could eat right away. Crab legs were served cold, which wasn't very tasty. Not that impressed for cost of buffet. Went to have drinks on outdoor patio near fire after, which was very nice.
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  • Good seafood buffet
    RunningSapVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Good seafood buffet. My son loved the crab legs and are plate after plate. In addition to seafood they had a carving station and the prime rib was perfect. I'd recommend it
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were looking for a nice place to eat on a busy Saturday evening -- but didn't want to go "all out". The Grand Geneva Location showed off beautifully and we enjoyed the more casual ambiance of the Grand Cafe (vs. the more upscale Brissago or Chop House, which we love) We all had a different entree and enjoyed our meals VERY much. Things were relaxed and most enjoyable. Wine list was nice and we were allowed to take our time while enjoying conversation with our guests. We will be back -- soon, I'm guessing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food and service were both great! We enjoyed the golf course lakeside view. We had the seafood buffet and everything was delicious. Server was very friendly and checked on us frequently, but was not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Jayjay
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We planned to eat the seafood buffet, but the quality of food on the buffet looked poor. So we ate off the menu and it was pretty good. There were a lot of loud children in the dining room which made conversation hard. we chose to go elsewhere for our other meals.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I made an OpenTable reservation
    DubidubiVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I made an OpenTable reservation for dinner at 9pm last Wednesday. We were literally walking out the door when the gal told me that, at 8:45, my reservation was being cancelled and that the Geneva Chop House, many times more expensive, could take us. That's absurd.
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  • Made reservation several weeks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Made reservation several weeks ahead when I reserved my room at the Grand Geneva. I had a 11am reservation. I even got a second email reminder for the reservation that morning. I get to the cafe and the hostess and waitress tell me they don't take reservations and are very rude. I tried to explain them that they do online right through the Grand Geneva website, however they were emphatic that I was wrong and service remained poor throughout our inning experience there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • FAIR - Nothing too spectacular
    AnniversaryWeekend
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My husband and I spent our anniversary weekend at Grand Geneva. We stopped in after we arrived on Friday evening for the seafood buffet in the Grand Cafe. We ordered a bottle of champagne to share with dinner... which was delivered very warm. After taking the first drink,, we immediately had to ask to get it chilled. The wait staff did not seem too knowledgeable. The prime rib was delicious although we did not realize there were various sauces to be used with it until after since they were located by the crab legs. Our meal was finished after I found a hair in the broccoli/cauliflower salad. Overall, it seemed to be a good area for groups and families just don't expect anything too spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food
    kate
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised to find quality food, the real thing. Everything I tasted, including from my family member's plates, tasted home-made. I cook a lot so I can tell the difference. Even the deserts had a homemade quality to them, not the overly sweet artificial fare that substitutes for food in so many places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Day dinner
    JeffReigbter
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We enjoyed our experience. Our server was very courteous, helpful and attentive. Food choices were good and plentiful. Thanks for helping me to make my 38th Vday with my girl great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    was sat a table promptly but the buffet was not what we felt it should have been for the price paid. Crab legs cold unless you asked them to steam them,then it was a good little wait. We felt selection was minimal. Our server was very attentive to our needs. Atmosphere was nice, tables were a little close,made getting up a little bit of a challenge. We probably would not go there again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great buffet
    Fatboy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for dinner on valentines day. The food was great and there was a big selection of dishes, they even had a seperate children's buffet. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great server
    holidaytrip
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    we were expecting a full menu when we made our reservations, they were offering a seafood buffet with a limited menu, we all chose the buffet for our dining options. we had to request a server after waiting almost 10 min after being seated. our server was very attentive and made sure we did not have to wait for anything. The dessert buffet was fairly sparse once we were ready for dessert. when we inquired about the availability of additional deserts, our server said she had a pastry chef at her disposal and she would take care of it. she then brought out four huge servings of four different deserts, that were not on the buffet, and they were all fantastic. All in all, the food was good, but the service was exceptional once we got it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The grand "grand cafe!"
    Jared4885
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Food was awesome, server was especially great. My girlfriend and I just got engaged and were having a romantic dinner to celebrate. The server brought us champagne and roses free of charge and with out me asking her to. It really made the night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a wonderful setting
    rbastro
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The Friday night seafood and prime rib buffet was positvely superb. It's definitely worth the drive from Milwaukee!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Grand cafe. Nice buffet and
    OutOnTheTown
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Grand cafe. Nice buffet and our waiter was outstanding. Lobby bar was nice but waitress kept walking by us...we had to walk up to bar and order our own drinks. Overall great spot!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend Stay
    Vince
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    There is no bad time at The Grand Geneva. The atmosphere, accommodations, dining, service, & entertainment are always a grade above.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grand Cafe is Grand
    alleycatVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    This was our fourth trip to Lake Geneva for a little get-away. We ate at the Grand Cafe and Grand Geneva resort three times during our trip. I had the chicken quesadilla (ate half, brought half home); the salmon and sticky rice; chicken flat bread. I enjoyed everything that I ate - the salmon was especially yummy (hubby ate it, too). We asked to have the super fattening things withheld and they were very accommodating (butter sauce on salmon, green goddess dressing on flat bread). The Grand Geneva is a wonderful resort with very high-end amenities without the very high end prices. We are looking forward for our next trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prime Rib & Crableg Buffet
    Crablegs
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Overall the buffet was very good. Good selection of entrees and choices. The waitress had to bring the crablegs to the table, these were not at the buffet stations. Overall service could have been a little better in finding a waitress in order to request more crablegs for the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was once a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    This was once a wonderful place full of good restaurants. The ambience is great which is the only reason we return. Their brunches were outstanding and now fair and not worth the price. On this visit, the buffet was still poor. The server left empty plates until we called him over. The food off the menu was fair at best and if they cannot make a particular dish, they should not offer it. The lounge with the piano is very nice and I would recommend that for anyone. Expect lots of children at all times, which is Ok as long as you know in advance as we do. Overall if not for the view, try some other palce
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    scenic view
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  • grand geneva cafe
    vita
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Excellent==great food, the service was outstanding--everyone was so nice to our 2 kids and even showed them how to crack crab legs great experience
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    kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice selection of items
    KEK909
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We ate at the Grand Cafe for seafood buffet on Friday night. The shrimp and crab were very good - they could have been more chilled, but nice selection of mustards, horseradish, dipping sauces. Dessert selection was nice, salad options were okay but dressing choices were a bit slim. Would have liked some healthier vinegrette choices. The nicest part of dinner was the special anniversary dessert they brought out for us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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  • The food was pretty good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    The food was pretty good, although due to our timing we seemed to always catch the tail end of the buffet dishes so had we timed it better we probably would have enjoyed it more if we helped ourselves to the fresher dishes brought out, over all tho the food was worth the $'s both in quantity & quality. The service however left a bit to be desired at least with our server. I would consistantly have to wave her down for drinks & even the cheque. With it being buffet style she had very few opportunities to show she earned a tip & failed dismally each time. We never not leave a tip but having to do so with such poor service left a bad taste in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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  • Went to Grand Geneva for the
    bigdogVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Went to Grand Geneva for the 2 for 1 Prime Rib buffet and experienced the great coupon fiasco. Restauarant management gave us a difficult time trying to utilize offer for (4) adults. Luckily, a fellow diner provided another coupon from a newspaper! What a joke...
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  • Prime Rib & Crab buffett lackluster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Grand Cafe gets me to return occasionally but only because of special offers. While our server was very helpful and prompt, the buffet line was chaotic and many dishes were completely empty. The trays often contained very little, if any, food especially the shrimp, crab legs, etc. The prime rib was very good! While it's understandable due to the crowd, it was after 7:30pm and one would think that at some point the staff could keep up. Furthermore, the desert table was a distraction due to the number of children that apparently showed up without parents as they were eating literally off the table and playing with the chocolate fountain. If you're looking for a decent meal and don't want to go into town then this is fine.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Give it a try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    We had the friday night seafood buffet. Great fish dishes, large peel and eat shrimp, and a small, but tasty salad bar. Crab legs are served cold and not very large. We didn't find them to have a very good crab flavor. Perhaps they were steamed, then plunged into ice water, which if left in the water, would have drawn out some of the flavor. Warm drawn butter is available and that may have helped the flavor. The chef carved prime rib was excellent. The dessert table, while not large, has many tasty treats including a chocolate fountain with assorted dippers. A live jazz band at the bar just steps below the buffet played great music making the night very enjoyable. Atmosphere is warm, casually formal and relaxing. We had fun, may go back.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • The ONLY change for this review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    The ONLY change for this review is the date -------always a GOOD time with GREAT food! We'll be back!!!
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  • The Friday night Cafe Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    The Friday night Cafe Buffet is always a treat.....crab legs, shrimp, prime rib, side dishes, salads and desserts.
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  • great food, service a tad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    great food, service a tad slow at times, need more choices on the potatoes, only had 1 but most of the food was great. The lounge entertainment was outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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  • In house restaurant at Grand
    PabloXTXRN
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    In house restaurant at Grand Geneva Resort, so there were many families with children-they loved the chocolate dessert fountain. Had the Saturday Crab and Prime Rib buffet. It was kept replenished all evening with fresh food. The staff was great about special requests, especially the chef at the buffet. He saw to things such as warming the chilled crab legs for folks and even putting slices of prime rib on the grill in the kitchen so as to be more well done for patrons. Good value, good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A compliant is that I left
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    A compliant is that I left my gloves at the table accidentally. I immediately to the table fetch them and they weren't at the table. I spoke with the front server about this and she stated no one had returned them. I'm very dissappointed with my gloves having been taken vs returned. I am very surprised that'd happen at the Grand. I find this concerning regarding future visits to the Grand.
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    great for brunch
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  • pricey, but to be expected..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Good Food, pricey, but expected for a resort. Resort could use updating..still has the 70's feel with the dark wood. If you pay with a debit/credit card, the cafe automatically adds 20% and authorizes the full amount. They did this to us without any notice beforehand until I checked my bank account the following day. I thought the waitress had too many tables..they should have had a person just paying attention to drinks and bread for a number of tables.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations recommend. Outstandin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Reservations recommend. Outstanding service. We requested an item not on the menu and they met our request. Food was good. Price was a bit high but expected being a hotel restaurant.
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    special occasion
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  • We took our employees for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    We took our employees for lunch on Thursday for our Christmas celebration. The Server, Manager and entire staff were very accomodating and attentive; and the all our entrees were delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • We highly recommend their
    Greek1
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    We highly recommend their Breakfast buffet. Omelettes from scratch, & waffles... delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We had a seafood buffet on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    We had a seafood buffet on Friday night, but selection for seafood buffet was very small, only shrimps and crab legs plus 2 kind of fish. Unfortunately both shrimps and crab legs had no flavor at all and fish was overcooked (maybe from being in warmers for long time). Onion soup was good and the service was good too. Prior to Seafood buffet we had dined in Grand Cafe and the Asian Tuna salad along with Pot roast were very good, but the seafood buffet was a little disappointment for us.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • The Grand Cafe was great.....servic
    romance4two
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    The Grand Cafe was great.....service and food was excellent and we were never forgotten. We did not have the buffet, but it also looked wonderful with a large dessert table. It was very crowded as the resort was having it's holiday tree lighting ceremony. Still, we would go back again and recommend this to any family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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