Restauration
Restauration

Restauration

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotelwinn.com/restauration-restaurant/
  • Phone: 5633821837x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday
    Breakfast 7 AM - 11 AM
    Lunch 11 AM - 1:30 PM
    Dinner 5 PM - Close
    Saturday & Sunday
    Brunch 8 AM - 1:30 PM
    Dinner 5 PM - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Skold
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Multiple catering and event venues within the Hotel, including the historic Steyer Opera House and Winneshiek Ballroom.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Hotel Winneshiek’s banquet facilities are available for large group dining. Groups from 20—250 guests can be accommodated in these beautiful venues. Enjoy the ballrooms or the spectacular restored historic Steyer Opera House. Contact the Hotel’s catering department (Ede Rollins) for planning details.
  • Private Party Contact: Ede Rollins 563 382 4164x105

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Ave.
  • Public Transit: Hometown Taxi services Decorah. 563-382-3155.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free on-street parking as well as a large, free city parking lot at the rear entrance of the Hotel Winneshiek.
A word from Restauration
Located inside the beautifully restored Hotel Winneshiek, the jewel box of Decorah! The floor-to-ceiling view of downtown Decorah's Water Street is the perfect place to enjoy a meal.

Featuring scratch cooking by Executive Chef Tom Skold. Committed to fresh local ingredients.

Dinner:
Appetizers * Soups * Entree Salads * Fish/Seafood * Vegetarian & Gluten Free options * Pasta * Poultry * Chophouse * Desserts * Wide selection of local, imported or domestic beers, wines and full bar.

Weekday Breakfast
Fresh Bakery * Blue Plate special * Ala carte

Brunch
French-Style Omelets * Seasonal Fritatta * Soup * Salads * Daily Specials



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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Restauration reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (8)fit for foodies (7)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (3)romantic (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Nothing stands out to wow you.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Service was acceptable, wine list was adequate, menu was small but diverse. I was disappointed that my salmon was still soft and cool in the center when served. I was further frustrated when the server stated that the salmon was supposed to be served that way. Cool and uncooked? Sushi yes, salmon au poivre no.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL!
    winemaster2593
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I love this place. I always take special people here for a delicious dinner and/or brunch! The service is AMAZING and I know most of the servers. Taylor, Chris, Katie, and Tami are especially great. Definitely a great place to go for a filling and perfect meal!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    Linndsm
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food that was seasoned perfectly. The plate presentation was a work of art. Good choices for the wine and beer selections. Service was excellent, quick, an attentive. Staff was made aware of the special occasion and they did make this a special occasion. Go early if you want a quiet night. Gets very noisy with the hard floors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine with Bro
    DLAJ
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Nice place, good food and service. One of the best and nicest places in miles and worth the drive to enjoy dinner with family. the Walleye and Lamb were very good and the wait staff was great, Dinner timing with salad and dessert was excellent. A nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • karen
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Loved the service....Taylor!!! Very good food! Nice and quiet...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our experience
    thingourmet
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We come from Rochester. When I saw that the restaurant was labeled "four star" I suspected a bit of puffery. The ambiance was average but the dinner was exceptional. I had the filet with red wine glaze, one of the best steaks I have ever had. My wife enjoyed her pork chop also. Kudos to Tom the chef. Our server was exceptional also meeting one of my special needs and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New and improved
    fauxfoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    While offering a similar menu, the food at Restauration has improved over its previous incarnation. The wait staff is friendly, but could be more informative about the menu items. The restaurant is open for dinner seven nights a week, which, on some nights, makes it the only choice in town for fine dining. We have eaten here on several trips to Decorah and will certainly return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delight in Decorah, Iowa
    JoeJoeJigawatt
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We would go back frequently if we were closer but it is worth the travel to eat here. We had fillet and pork chop and they were wonderful. The chop was perfectly cooked to order and served with a lovely peach compote. The fillet was prepared perfectly and had a flavorful mushroom sauce. The vegetables may just have been the best part of the plate. Fresh green beans must have just been picked that day were beautiful, crisp, bright green and lovely served with a medley of other veggies. The services was super. Dessert, chocolate torte,recommended by our waiter, was delicious served with ice cream, creme fraiche and dark chocolate pieces. I had a glass of red wine which was great. Wine list was interesting. A true highlight in dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Trip
    Repeat2dine
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    For lunch or dinner, the food at Restauration is worth the drive into picturesque Decorah, IA. We start with a drink and house made kettle chips in The Tap Room, then head to a booth in Restauration for a great glass of wine and a dinner to remember. Steak, seafood, pasta- we love it all. There is a special event of some type every night of the week so check the website. Tuesday evenings in the lobby of the historic Winneshiek Hotel we enjoyed live jazz piano as we finished off peach pie ala mode! The entire staff - restuarant and hotel- is outstanding. We ran into friends coming out after lunch and they raved about the pulled pork sandwich. There is also breakfast 7 days a week as well and we hope to try the Sunday buffet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 7 reviews are from the Restauration reviews archive.
  • Great food, lovely presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Fabulous food but we miss the ribs! The wild rice dish was amazing as we're the fish. The mix drinks were fun as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Chef Makes A Difference
    MikeyMouse
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised how nice the new Restauration dining room in Hotel Winnishiek is now than in former times. I hear there is a new chef. Good job! The kids meals were well done too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Family Brunch
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Perfect place for a family brunch. Not an extensive menu, but delicious food that highlights local producers. Even have a small menu for kids.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good ribs,crab cake, steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Good ribs,crab cake, steak salad and walleye. Wine list is decent. Like the booth seating for good conversation. Paul,our waiter, and our host were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie Destination
    Repeat2dine
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    The food was exceptional and we are excited to try the new menu items from Chef Skold. We enjoyed the pasta special and look forward to more of the same. Got to try three appetizers (2 @ Happy Hour, but still the same kitchen) and crab cakes at dinner. All were exceptional. There were at least 3 tables of 8-10 and one was REALLY loud. Please save the window seats for couples and put the groups and folks with babies in the booths. We expected a quieter ambiance, but think that the large groups are what made it loud. Would be nice if they had a separate area, otherwise, this is a destination restaurant. Price is very well in line with the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my husband and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    my husband and I had a wonderful experience. The hostess and waitress was just wonderful. Only thing is the music was a little loud when you are sitting right under the speaker.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is great, much of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    The food is great, much of it is local. They really think about what they are putting together and how it is served. They are very accommodating. It is large enough to have a party and someone can have a romantic dinner as well. Great deserts! Beautiful building as well! Go there!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic