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For 2
Date
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Time
7:00 PM
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4.6
390 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 390 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding as always!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

What a Wausau find! The food was fresh and delicious. The wine list was extensive enough to please most tastes. We had the Stags Leap Artemis and it wasn’t overpriced. The Delightful staff made our evening one to remember.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was good and quick. Food was overpriced for the quality and quantity. Since it was so expensive we thought the food would be fresh or made from scratch, but was obviously not. There was a hairball inside one of our cloth napkins and every beer we tried to order off the beer list, turns out you don't actually have that beer. The waitress even said the beer list was very outdated. Really? Pretty disappointed with the overall experience. After we left we went up the street and had another (better) dinner at another place.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our second visit and will be back. We were there for NYE dinner. Our reservation was at 8:30. Had appetizer, meal, desert and bottle of wine. They were out of our 2 first bottle choices, and were out of my first choice of entree. But what we had was delicious. My wife had Lobster Ravioli and I had Pesto stuffed Salmon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

It was great good! Unfortunately, my husband had to ask 3 times for his second glass of wine, and 4 times for a second cheese spread (to 2 different servers). They were busy, but wasn’t too busy, so not sure if that was just the the holidays. The food though, excellent!

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vipWorldfoodie (Minneapolis)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food as always but very poor waiter this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Good... Probably one of the best appetizers we have had in some time, parmesan/scallops... Mixed bag when it came to the main, their meatball/marinara - tasteless...but the gnocchi was very good

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful meal, great service, cozy spot by the fireplace!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

The service and the food were excellent. I was a little disappointed that we were charged for refills on soda. If that is their policy i dont have a problem with it but to offer a refill without letting us know there is a charge is a little disappointing.

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JimS (Milwaukee)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Delightful evening for our anniversary.

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