Back When Cafe
Sustainable, regional cooking at its best in a causal yet elegant environment with full bar and multiple wines by the glass. Open for Dinner
Seared Sesame Crusted Sashimi Ahi Tuna RARE, Asian Slaw and Wasabi Sauce
Roasted Salmon with Horseradish Vinaigrette
Always the best in Wausau and does not disappoint!
Had a 6:30 reservation and weren't seated at a table until 7:45. Was very slow and poor.
Excellent waitress. Great atmosphere. Varied menu options. Well made cocktails. Delicious food.
The steak was served cold. The tuna was so cold that it seemed to have been just taken from the fridge and served as freshly seared. The meat dinners were served in a bowl with a large amount of liquid in the bottom, not very appetizing. The apps were delicious and the drinks were ok.
The food was excellent and the service was great. Such a fun night out!
Always wonderful and welcoming!
Fantastic food and gluten free choices along with GF dessert. All Good!
Wonderful service and fantastic meal!
Amazing food, service & ambiance.....perfection!
Fantastic steaks and desserts. Great staff as well.
Get the Gnocchi!!!!
It was Goid except the wrong dinner was brought to me and then my husband was almost finished eating by the time I got mine.
Food and service was outstanding per usual. I was concerned with the lack of social distancing at this restaurant.
Good place to go on Valentines Day. Good food and service.
Back When is Wausau’s best restaurant! There attention to detail is amazing. Always great!
Food was Terrific, service was Fantastic! Everytime we come to Wausau we eat here!
Amazingly delicious food. Every bite was exceptional. Had a server who was still learning the ropes, but tried his best. Overall a fantastic birthday treat!
Went in the middle of a snow blizzard as they were one of the few places open. They were understaffed from the look of things but that didn’t take away from the culinary experience. Would highly recommend this place!
Awesome food. Great service. Warm elegant atmosphere with a lot of happy customers. Wonderful vibe.
Even though they were very busy and obviously short staffed, we had a great expereince for our 31 year wedding anniversary!
Highly recommend Back When Cafe. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. Started with the calamari and roasted Brussel sprouts & bacon which were Crispy and the Brussels were cooked to perfection. We had the brie stuffed salmon with poached pears and a balsamic glaze - absolutely delicious! Also had the penne pasta with grilled chicken and vegetables in a pesto cream sauce. The sauce was velvety and not too rich. Beyond stuffed, we couldn't resist dessert, ordered turtle cheesecake and molten lava cake to share. The cheesecake was light and full of flavor. The caramel, chocolate & pecans were swirled in. The molten lava cake may have been some of the best we've ever had - ice cream to accompany each bite was a must!
Server was very sweet and kind. She made sure we had a great experience. I do not eat carbs and asked for a substitute for starch side with my tuna. She offered a side of veggies. the food was great. Presentation was beautiful. my husband had chicken with mushrooms. he liked his dinner as well. than we got the bill. I was charged $5 for that side of veggies. why wouldn't she of told me that. I would of skipped them. And why wouldn't the restaurant have a healthy option for the starch? The atmosphere was wonderful. the website for making a reservation was a breeze.
Love this restaurant, it is always great quality and service.
Way Back Cafe is a must for dinner and dessert whenever visiting Wassau. The ambience, service and food are all A+++.
Special dinner with my son
Outstanding food quality which you will pay for, but very nice place and excellent service and atmosphere. Best resturant in town!
Great atmosphere, great food, awesome staff. Always love going there and the experience never disappoints.
Awesome food and excellent service. Great atmosphere as well
Great Food, Charming Atmosphere, Friendly and Helpful Waitstaff
Back When Cafe is still the best place for the best dining experience in Wausau.
Christmas. Great job!
Wonderful food; beautiful Christmas decorations; great service.
We had a very nice dinner. A nice selection of cocktails before our dinner, followed by the seared tuna for an appetizer. Delicious. Our entrees were fantastic as always. The service is outstanding at this establishment. I would highly recommend the Back When.
Food, drinks, and service were fantastic. We will return soon!
Love this space and delicious wine and food menu.
The food was amazing!!! I hade the pesto stuffed salmon and it was to die for and I got so much food for a good price. Our waitress was not very friendly and didn't really give us the time of day. I would come back again for the food but not so much for the service.
We decided to buy a home in Wausau and were celebrating…The restaurant was lovely and rustic… The food was delicious and the service was fabulous!
Very first time coming here so unsure of the layout, bartender just gives us a complete blank stare no greetings or any assistance offered to go around the corner to the hostesses stand. I made a reservation so our table was ready and set for us which was nice. Service was mediocre from our direct waitress. The host Kaitlyn was phenomenal however. Very friendly and bubbly. The food was not worth the price I felt. The tenderloin was cooked perfectly but had absolutely no flavor to it. Sweet potato mash was awesome but the side dish shouldn't of been more appealing then the main dish. Soup and salad was tasty. When I made the reservation I mentioned it was our 11 year anniversary and sort of expected some kind of notation of it but there was no acknowledgment of it which I can't fault them for that but I've seen other posts of couples celebrating there and they made it extra special for them. Also a disappointment that the special cocktails do not list a price on them. $16 for 1 drink is insane and I certainly would not have ordered it knowing that was the price. Overall I can't say I would be in any hurry to return.
The food was good, the restaurant was very clean. The service we received was great. There were more appetizer choices versus entrées which was a little disappointing. Prices were a little steep for certain dishes especially the pastas. I might go back for a special occasion but that would be it.
There is no argument to be made, Back When Café is the finest restaurant between the Twin Cities and Lake Michigan.
Back When Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (715) 848-5668.
Back When Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.