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For 2
Date
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Time
7:00 PM
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Back When Cafe

4.7
402 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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A charming cafe serving farm to table style cuisine, with inventive twists on classic dishes. Located in historic downtown Wausau since 1991.

Sustainable, regional cooking at its best in a causal yet elegant environment with full bar and multiple wines by the glass. Open for Dinner
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Italian, French
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Hours of operation



Dinner:

Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Closed Sunday & Monday
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Phone number
(715) 848-5668
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jolene Lucci
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Private party facilities
Private and semi private rooms available, please contact us for details.
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Private party contact
Jolene Lucci: (715) 848-5668
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Catering
Check us out on facebook or contact Jolene for all your catering needs!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McClellan St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 402 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeoJL 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was our first visit (came highly recommended) and was a very pleasant experience. Unique (and delicious) menu options. Good service.

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DaleD 
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Phenomenal. Great service. Can not wait to go back again

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food with great bar choices. Service is superb. Is one of my favorite restaurants and I travel alot. Thank you.

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Michael (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We had an excellent experience. Our server was so nice and took great care of us! Food was excellent as well!

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Nicole (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful experience in every way - we can't wait to come back and try other items on the menu. One of the best meals we've had in a very long time (and we live in Madison, WI)?

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Visitor (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Lovely place if one is in Wausau overnight. Downtown and an easy walk from hotels there. Wine list is good and an especially good value. The food was quite good and the portions generous. All in all, a very nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Warm Welcome on a Cold Night! On a recent visit the Wausau the temperature hovered around zero, so the warm hospitality of Jeff, the bartender and Craig, our waiter went a long way to warm us up. Jeff's lemon drop martini was delicious, Craig's service was attentive, but not intrusive and chef's bacon-wrapped scallops, Kolbe, brie, spinach burger and salmon entree were tasty treats. Thanks to the chef for accommodating the no carbs for the salmon entree! Aside from the table by the window being chilly, the experience was great and well worth repeating. We're hoping to return during summer to enjoy some al fresco dining!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Love back when! Wausau is lucky to have such a quality place!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and nice ambiance.

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Cesares3 (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I loved the atmosphere, the food and service spectacular.

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