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About 240° West
Set your compass to 240° West for a new direction in food and wine.
Panoramic harbor views, modern décor and a menu that promises to satisfy. From small plates packed with flavor, to expected entrees with an unexpected twist. Savor the experience at 240° West.
Open for breakfast and dinner daily. Sunday champagne harbor side brunch.
Fontana, WI 53125
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Join pianist, Tom Stanfield, each weekend for live musical entertainment as you delight in a delicious meal overlooking the stunning harbor. Tom entertains guests each Friday and Saturday evening beginning at 6pm and each Sunday morning during brunch.
The Abbey Resort offers parking within the hotel parking lots as well as complimentary valet parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
240° West Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I chose 240 West from the list of restaurants participating in the 'Dine Around the Lake' event in Lake Geneva, WI, and we were very pleased with the menu offerings. We chose different appetizers, entree's and dessert so we could experience all the Chef had to offer.
Everything exceeded our expectations!
We got the Prime Rib buffet. The beef was excellent, but the crab legs were hit or miss. The first few plates my husband got were dry, but when they put out a fresh batch, he said they were excellent. The rest of the selections were very average. I’ve had better buffets! I’m wishing we had ordered off the menu... the food at the table next to us looked amazing!
We spent the night at the Abbey Resort for our 20th wedding anniversary. We spent the day at the spa and didn't feel like venturing out for dinner. We made a reservation 240 West for dinner. Knowing it was a quiet off season Wednesday night, we weren't expecting too much. We were pleasantly surprised at what a great experience it was! Our server was fabulous - top notch. We had a great bottle of wine and entrees were really superb. The chef even insisted on preparing another portion of salmon for my husband after realizing he had ordered it medium rare (even though the first portion was great). They topped it off with a complimentary dessert and two glasses of champagne! We will definitely be back.
Went for an 80th Birthday celebration with immediate family of 8. They put us in the *private room* that had absolutely stunning décor and the ambiance far exceeded my expectations! Our server JAMIE was the BEST OF THE BEST! She was, personable, courteous, efficient and friendly to mention only a few! All 8 of us were impressed - keep up the good work, JAMIE.
When I first called to make a reservation, they mentioned to me that the private room was available, otherwise I would have had no idea - The manager Daniel was also most accommodating . We went in early to put a few decorations up, we were really early as they were still setting up the room, we sat down and the waiter brought us waters while we waited - basically 1 minute.
The Food was great, while having a good selection to choose from - but the staff was absolutely the BEST :)
Manager chased me through the hotel embarressing me in front of my guests and others. All because I parked in a legal spot that was not marked valet only. And manager did not like being told no. Was so pathetic he had to call security who was most polite and saw nothing wrong which enraged the manager. All done for us to aarive for a 6:30 PM reservation with no one else in entire restaurant. You decide, I won't be back.
First and foremost, let me say that this venue is beautifully located on Lake Geneva. We were a bridal party of 6 and opted to have brunch here before our spa treatments. The food was delicious! From the fresh omelettes to the tasty little jams on every table. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. What we did not enjoy was the attitude from our server Samantha. She was inattentive, unwilling to ask if my friend order the Challah bread (even though it was on the menu), and rolled her eyes when we asked to split our check given that there were 6 of us. We literally had to flag her down to get our check because she basically disappeared and started avoiding our table. I do not think anything we asked was unreasonable and frankly we were there to celebrate our friend Megan's wedding. And this experience sort of soured our morning. She basically threw the check down and was upset we asked for split checks. How is this a hard task? How is it a hard task to remotely be nice to your table?
We went for the Prime Rib Buffet on a Saturday night with reservations at 5:00 when the restaurant opened. The cod was good, the baked potato was good, the pasta was ok. The chicken on the buffet was cold, the pork was tasteless, and the prime rib that we went for was overdone. It was almost like it was left over from the day before and was warmed up. A new prime rib was put out and it was medium to medium rare, which was much better. For $30 per person, the value was not there. This being said, 240 West was recommended to us by two other couples who had a pleasant experience. Based on our experience, we will never recommend 240 West as a place to go to eat, rather we will tell people to definitely not go there.
Great waterfront/marina view. The Staff was friendly, though because the restaurant was under Staffed to handle the crowd, we waited long periods of time to place our order, or be served. I should also point out that they were grossly understaffed and the restaurant was only at 50% capacity. The food was basic and nothing special...on par with the average family restaurant. If however, you seek an incredible waterfront/marina view, with slow service, average food, higher prices, and personable wait staff...this is your place. It could have been more in my opinion.
We were on our way to a concert by the lake and gave this place a try. Everything was good to very good. They offer a better than expected buffet which my wife took and I tried some items on the menu. The views are nice and the place has a good vibe. The young server staff is knowledgeable but needs to follow up a bit more. The food and value are a great find. We will go back.
Our dining experience was wonderful! Our waitress Jayme was exceptional and she really went above and beyond to make our dining experience a memorable one. She made awesome recommendations and was very knowledgeable about the menu items. We will definitely return and ask for Jayme again!
Was able to make a last minute reservation on buffet night. While I'm not a buffet fan, my boys all had a fantastic experience. The crab legs and prime rib made it worth the trip. I appreciate their good gluten free options. Best thing here is the service. From the waiters to the runners, these folks work very hard and aim to please.
Good place to go for nice dinner while staying at Abbey Resort as other choices in Fontana are all pretty casual. Caution on Saturday Night Prime Rib Buffet. Prime Rib was actually very good but some of the other items on Buffet were dried out and nasty. Crab legs were small but good and oysters were not good at all. For $30 I thought you got what your paid for. My daughter ordered slab of ribs and they were dry and tough. Wife ordered Salmon Club and enjoyed it. Service a bit slow with dirty plates sittIngrid in table for a while but waiter was super friendly so that helped. Not a lot of choices in area so this is the place for a special occasion or nice dinner while on vacation.
My wife and I decided to dine at 240 West at the Abbey in Fontana. It had been years since we had stopped at the Abbey and wanted to try the restaurant for the first time. Upon arriving we asked for a window seat and after waiting for a very short time we were seated at a very nice table that overlooked the water and marina. Our server promptly greeted us and took our order for a bottle of wine. When she brought it I discovered it was a bottle of red instead of the white we ordered but she took it away upon discovering her mistake and very quickly brought the correct bottle. She was very knowledgeable regarding the menu and provided good service. We both ordered Chilean Sea Bass which was very good.......it was done to perfection. The only disappointment is the restaurant does not serve cappuccino which was very surprising to both of us. We would consider this restaurant to be a fine dining establishment and in our experience fine dining restaurants always serve cappuccino. Having said that we will return to dine here again at some point in the future.
Our server was GREAT, food was average to good for buffet food.
Disappointing, as we were NOT told it was mainly buffet when we made reservations for a special occasion.
The atmosphere of people constantly milling about ruined any romantic meal possibility.
We were looking for fine dining on the resort property.
Without a great server, this would have been a very frustrating experience.
Bus help was mostly unavailable, we found much of the food was over cooked and was lukewarm in the server. Not good, and not safe.
The price was quite high for the actual value of the food presented.
We were looking for a bit more class, some refinement; and not a family buffet, (as we had inquired, ahead of time, by phone, if this was an upscale restaurant to spend an anniversary dinner at.)
It would have been much better for the staff on the phone to tell us to look elsewhere for that kind of restaurant experience, as the resort does not offer it on premises.
It's a nice restaurant inside the Abbey Resort. We picked this restaurant as a halfway point for meeting our friends that wasn't in Lake Geneva. Decent food, decent atmosphere, nice view, extensive variety to the menu, and a good value, especially for the Saturday prime rib buffet. A good option if you're in the Lake Geneva area or are headed there.
We chose this restaurant based on Tourism brochures & reviews given by prior clients. We were celebrating my birthday. We were seated immediately at a nice table for 3 overlooking the water. Our waiter, Edward, was extremely nice, very helpful with our meal choices, appropriately attentive, generous with our requests. I ordered the special, a 1.5 lb. lobster with Boston Clam chowder, and peach cobbler for dessert. Very tasty--- A gastronomic delight!! But ever so slightly tough or chewy (over-cooked?), hence the 4 stars. Price was outstanding. My husband's Chilean Sea Bass and daughter's Walleye were fantastic. i received a surprise personal chocolate cake (decadent & simply delicious). We would come back again anytime, & I recommend this restaurant without hesitation.
Our waitress was great and very attentive. My main fettuccini dish was pretty good, but I would say my husbands burger was totally forgettable. The worst part was dessert. They "warm chocolate chip cookies" looked like they were store bought from jewel and my coconut cream pie also looked like it was store bought and de thawed. You can't have a finer dining restaurant and not have a good pastry chef. It was a bummer. View was nice though. But, for the price point with all things considered, you could certainly do better somewhere else in Lake Geneva.
This is our second time eating here.....the first was Easter brunch which was terrible. We got a complimentary dinner after we complained. The second time was no better. Food is either overcooked, undercooked or just cold. I wouldn't waste your hard earned cash here.....go down to Gordy's at the marina, standard is much higher and staff are great.
I went here with my girlfriend for our one-year anniversary together. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and the food was delicious! We also really enjoyed the live piano/trumpet player. It was a great night. My only complaint is that we had a reservation and the restaurant was nearly empty when we got there, but the hostess wouldn't sit us by the large windows when I asked (instead we had to sit toward the back where it was darker) because the servers were "on rotation" or something like that.
Having been here many times, I expected the service to be ok. Glad they have new, attentive servers. The food has always been wonderful, and it was that night. So glad they got things worked out. And all seats are good for different reasons: cozy and private, window with view, fireplace. I always ask for view.
Appetizers took about an hour to come out of the kitchen with a dining room that was less than half full. Those tasted fine once they finally came out. Salmon was good according to my girlfriend, but the duck appeared over-cooked at first sight. Once I bit into a piece it was not over-cooked, which led me to believe it had been sitting in the hot window for quite some time. The duck tasted fine but the lentils below it were drenched in balsamic vinegar and was just so overpowering and simply not good. The desserts were not good at all either. The trifle was mostly whipped cream that seemed to be cool whip with some sort of acidic flavoring in it with an extremely thin layer of chocolate cake at the bottom. The berry short cake was dry, stale, and tasteless. Our server was very kind and funny, though, which was probably the highlight of the meal. With the mishaps during our meal I figured maybe a manager would have addressed the table or maybe a side would have been sent on the house or one of our cocktails made complimentary. But no compensation was made for the problems with our meal which makes me averted to return to dine at 240 West. Unfortunate first dinner on a weekend getaway to Geneva Lake.
The staff was excellent. However I had the buffet that cost 30 dollars a person and was very disappointed. Ended up ordering a pizza afterwards. The potatoes on the baked potatoe buffet (a feature they advertised and that I was looking forward to) were cold. The rest of the buffet was only okay.
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