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Restauration Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotelwinn.com/restauration-restaurant/
  • Phone: (563) 382-1837
  • 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: Contemporary American, Vegetarian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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) 382-4164 x105

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.

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

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

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Perfect place for a family brunch. Not an extensive menu, but delicious food that highlights local producers. Even have a small menu for kids."
    Dined on 8/19/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/31/2011
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/20/2011