Great bar atmosphere, arrived
Great bar atmosphere, arrived at 5PM Sat night & it was not busy at all, but around 5:30 a number of people arrived, very cozy atmosphere in the bar & dining room. Great menu, especially for my husband who is a meat & potatoes guy. The onion soup was soo great, good wine list. The wait staff was great, & it was so sweet how they brought out homemade toffee with the bill. A little pricey for us, but we will go back maybe on special occasions.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and atmosphere
Great service from Norm and waitstaff. Wonderful veal enteees, especially the osso bucco.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, excellent service, have already recommended to others. I will be back.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional menu and service. It is always a pleasure to dine at Red Circle.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. For a
Food was very good. For a brunch, the selection off the menu was excellent. Highly recommend trying this restaurant if you have never been before.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Red Circle spot on !!
Dinner for an anniversary. The 60 th anniversary was recognized by staff and restaurant. Our server was extra patient, the food delicious and tempo was pleasant. Did I mention the food?
My parents, in their 80's were lavish in praise and appreciation for the service and food.
On all counts a great spot for food, events or casual dining.
I'll be back.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Classic Wisconsin FIne Dining
Red Circle Inn, an historic restaurant in Waukesha County Lake country, just gets better and better. Owner Norm has remodeled the bar attractively and offers a casual, less expensive "bistro" menu there; but there's still the traditional dining room with standards like Beef Wellington. Food is wonderful, expertly prepared and service is warm but professional. This is still truly a place for a special "fine dining" meal or a casual meal with a nice glass of wine in the bar.
5/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were looking for a place to have dinner with another couple that had excellent food and allowed conversation. The food was extremely good and the atmosphere was very pleasant and unhurried. Our server was helpful and attentive, without being overly so. I highly recommend this restaurant.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dining area holds the
The dining area holds the roots of the restaurant. Prior to this visit, I had only been to the Red Circle Inn for a wedding. My wife and I were extremely satisfied with the food and service celebrating our anniversary with RCI.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tuesday night is 1 1/2 lbs of lobster for $28.00. Great deal for a great meal. Salmon was a bit overcooked so dry. Waitress was slow to bring drinks, especially the second came after plates were cleared! Love the Red Circle for special occasions.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice time great service
Our experience was great. Only suggestion is dish prices could be a little less expensive
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly a hidden gem!
When I began looking for places to go to dinner in Milwaukee, I was surprised to see a restaurant out in Nashotah rated so highly. We live in the northwest suburbs anyway so I figured we should try it after looking at their delightful menu. We went on a Monday at 6pm and we had the dinning room almost all for ourselves. My husband got the Lamb Provençal-which he loves and has been trying to find since he had it at a French restaurant in Vegas. The lamb was amazing and just as he had remembered. I got the scallops and shrimp which was also delicious. We were even given some complimentary soufflés for desert because it was our aniversary. The were also amazing. My husband and I can't wait to go again and try the rest of the menu.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had our reception here nine years ago and go back every year. The food and atmosphere is amazing!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Red Circle Inn
A wonderful dining experience. Great fresh crab cakes The chicken was good, but the filet mignon was melt in your mouth good. The chocolate chocolate soufflé was light and delicious. A singer performing Sinatra hits was entertaining as well. The waitstaff were polite and courteous. Next time, would like to sit in the patio.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were exemplary. The atmosphere is great for conversation and an enjoyable dinner.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back!
We had a reservation for the dining room, but opted to eat in the bar, with no problem. We loved it, elegant but not stuffy. We had the choice of the bistro menu or full menu. Everything we ordered was amazing. Oysters Rockefeller was a fave. Bartender Terry made really good cocktails, and had no poblem remaking my drink after I ordered the wrong thing! Can't wait to have the chance to go back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our all time favorites
When looking for a place for dinner out in Waukesha County Lake country, cannot do better than Red Circle. Serves the "classics" that you cannot find at most places, like Beef Wellington and dessert soufflés made to order. Also serves updated cuisine and a bar menu in it's newly redecorated bar area that seems to be popular. In summer, some nice tables and plantings out front. Owner/host Norm is always welcoming. Not a cheap date but we feel we get what we pay for: great meal with some of our favorites and a great wine list, with well trained wait staff and a great kitchen, in a beautiful, newly decorated restaurant.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great experience, we will return
Service was very good and attentive. Food was excellent. Well above your average experience. Prime rib melted in the mouth. Soufflé was best the that I have ever had here in the U.S. This was our first time there--- it will not be our last.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were wonderful. We are so happy that we finally stopped off the highway to try this great restaurant. We drive past the exit frequently and finally stopped due to Open Table recommendations. They were all correct in this 5 star rating. We both had the specials and they were both outstanding. We will be back!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was outstanding and the service superb. Our dining exprience made for a great evening.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
just a nice dinner
I have not been to the Red Circle for decades. I was happily surprised that it still maintains its quality and excellent service. A good quiet place to enjoy dinner.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in the West
Just a short drive West of Milwaukee, Red Circle Inn and Bistro, has it all. A great place to meet friends,
all the food is excellent, and the bartender knows how to make you feel comfortable. Norm (the owner)
will be there most of the time to greet you on your arrival They did a nice job of updating the dining area
in the "Oldest Restaurant in Wisconsin".. see you again soon.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable experience
Katy, our server was outstanding! Very freindly and extremely attentive to our party of four.
Food was of very good quality and prepared perfectly.
Our party of four will return again when in the Delafield area.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
He wait staff was very courteous
He wait staff was very courteous and professional. Was a great experience and would definately go back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Country Restaurant
We enjoyed a special occasion at the Red Circle Inn. The food was exceptional especially the sweet bread appetizer and the lobster bisque. The shrimp and scallop dish had vegetables and spaghetti which was a little to much. The scallops and shrimp were very large and the vegetables would have been enough. Our waitress gave us great service and was very attentive to our table. It is a small restaurant located in an old house so the noise level was a little high but that is the only complaint I would have. The cost of the meals were a little high but a great place to go to celebrate a special occasion. We would come again for a special occasion.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were fantastic. The entertainer was so loud I could hardly hear my server.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for special occasions!
Although we don't normally like to bring our kiddos to a classier place like this, it was my wife's birthday, and we brought the 3 of them anyways (ages 7, 4, & newborn), as we were pleasantly surprised they still have a kids' menu. Thankfully, the owner (Norm) was gracious enough to put us in their semi-private room, which was sincerely appreciated and needed occasionally. :) Our waitress (I believe her name was Kristen??) was outstanding. GREAT place, fairly reasonable rates for special occasions, and great atmosphere with the live 'cocktail' music on Wednesday nights!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Elegance with Amazing Food
We have been here for 2 birthdays in a row and I can't wait for the next one. Great staff and even better food!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is where we go for special occasions and have always had our expectatations exceeded. Tops the list of my favorite restaurants.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'd say 95% of the food was very good...shrimp and crab cake appetizers, bread, house salad, halibut, and blackened grouper. Didn't care for the mashed potatoes. Could have been the seasoning, but they tasted like they were instant. Would have preferred a standard baked. Passed on the dessert soufflé, but appeared others were enjoying theirs. Two drawbacks to our dining experience; sitting at the banquette seating it was somewhat difficult to enjoy our meal and conversation due to the close proximity to other diners, and a another BIG issue was the constant squeaking of the kitchen door. Huge annoyance.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
FOOD AND SERVICE WAS VERY
FOOD AND SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD. TABLES ARE VERY CLOSE TOGETHER SO YOU KIND OF FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR NEIGHBORS' CONVERSATION.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best in Lake Country
None finer in Lake Country. Great ambiance in an historic building, the best entrees and even better service. Norm is a restauranteur of extraordinary proportions!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been here several times
I have been here several times and the food has always been very good, but chef James Brown and his team outdid themselves this weekend. I don't think I have ordered prime rib at the Red Circle before, but i will again! It was simply perfect.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM