Baker House

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Lakefront Dining, Cocktails & Champagne Brunch in the Most Entertaining House on the Lake featuring Friday & Saturday Seafood Boil, Filet & Lobster Tails Prix Fixe dinners. The 1885 Mansion was designed with exotic flair and vintage glamour which will completely sweep you away to a world of Gilded Age living. Guests are entertained throughout the 1st floor of the historic mansion and in the lakefront garden with beautiful views of Geneva Lake from every angle. Grab a hat from the vintage collection hanging in the halls & travel back in time with us for a unique and entertaining experience.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.1
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4.7
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vipSusanB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just such a refreshing change from corporate owned restaurants! Charming!! Definitely will go back and again and I highly recommend

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LakeGgirl
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I really think it's a great place to go once. The people are very nice but the menu is really limited and the drinks aren't that great. I really wish I could say that I love this place but I just like it. Its very pretty however.

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Poseidon
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The environment is so warm, relaxed and charming! Great place for an intimate dinner or a large group dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance was fabulous, but the cost of the meal was very expensive and a bit overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food sub par...
Ran out of an appetizer by 8pm.
Filet mignon had a weird taste hard to explain. Potatoes were hard, brussel sprouts mushy. Appetizer was smoked salmon stuffed mushrooms. I could of gone and bought better ones at the store.
Server was not so warm. Don't even know his name. It seemed like we were a hassle to even get a drink.
We had reservations showed up 7 mins early but still had to wait 30 mins.
Would not suggest going and waste of time.
Save your money and actually go to a nice high end restaurant in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day dinner. To start, there was no parking available. We got there early and I was glad we did.. It took us about 15 min to find a spot and that only after stalking people to leave. The house is beautiful, there was a small wait for our table, about 15 min which wasn’t a big deal especially for Valentine’s Day weekend. The service was so slow. Not because he was a bad waiter, but it just seemed like there was so many tables he couldn’t keep up. We decided not to order from the bar because there was a huge back up. From start to finish we were there for almost 2 1/2 hours, it took about 20 min to get bread, 20 min for starter, almost 30 min for soup that was literally served in the smallest tea cup I’ve seen, but you can see the pattern. The food was ok but for $110 per couple, I had a little higher expectation. The entree was not hot but warm-ish and definitely not worth the money spent. Overall, I do not think we would return here. What we enjoyed most was the house and the history, but I could’ve saved a lot of money to just look around.

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VadimK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool looking restaurant full of history. Cool for bachelorettes and couples. Good romantic atmosphere.

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vipbboop
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Yes it was Valentine’s Day. Yes it was busy. But that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. The server did not need keep reminding us how many tables he had.
My biggest problem with The Baker House is that this elegant and genteel space is more often than not staffed by employees that are decidedly NOT.

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ThomasL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance but entrée was barely warm when served.

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TerryA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed a nice Valentine’s Day dinner in a cozy environment where it was quiet enough to have dinner conversation. Good food and service with a nice bar to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail. Would highly recommend!

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

What a beautiful, historic place. Food was delicious, one can peek around and admire all the unusual antiques and rooms, try on a hat or take in the atmosphere. Service was good but they seemed understaffed and a little rushed, and the wait was long for our meals but that was fine as it gave me more time to look around. It really is stunning.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great but a bit pricey. Service was very slow.

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vipJennifer
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall we loved Baker House. It was very charming with lots of history in the house itself. The food was excellent and the bartender was a great storyteller of the history. Would go back for sure.

The only disappointing part was the menu on open table was not up to date and half of the offerings were not available.

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MichaelD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great food (the prime rib was outstanding). A little pricey...but considering the location not terrible. Will definitely go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$200 for 2 people with water for drinks... still left hungry. Such a great place... silly small portion sizes, only one piece of delicious bread per person... not allowed more... even if you pay! Lol - why wouldn’t you wanna sell bread if you own a restaurant? Management is new, they need to figure out a few things.

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Dinerdebie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early so we could have a cocktail but the bar was full with no place to sit. We were able to get two drinks ordered and we were seated early so that helped. I ordered another cocktail from the table and it took at least ten minutes before it was served. I think the bar was overrun. Other than that everything was excellent. I had the seafood boil and my partner has the fish boil and it was the best we have ever had. We’ll definitely return next time we’re in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The menu on open table is not the same options offered at the restaurant. Do not plan your meal ahead of time - they don’t have it! Wish they had more options in the restaurant like a pasta dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I proposed to my fiance a year ago at Baker House and returned for our one year anniversary. The ambiance can't be beat and the food and service were amazing! They made our anniversary very special. I would highly recommend the Baker House for any occasion.

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vipSonyaK
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Excellent ambiance, pleasant staff and great tomato cream soup. While very sweet our server did not ask what temperature we wanted our steak at and The prime rib came out very, very well done. It’s not easy to enjoy overcooked steak, especially when it’s super chewy and hard. I’d recommend this restaurant more for the drinks than the food.

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MarinaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The place is beautiful with pleasant atmosphere. We used to come here every time we visit Lake Geneva. Usually the selection of food is rich. Besides egg bar they had soups, fish, wide selection of salads. We come here for New Year brunch and I was a disappointed with new food selection. For egg selection there was just scrambled eggs, for food only chicken with rice. I was hoping for punched eggs, crab cakes and fish that they used to have, but not this time. I wonder if that was just because of new year holiday or the place went through some changes.

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GloriaJ
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 3 of us for dinner 12/26, 5pm. Perhaps a little early for the crowd. We got to put on many hats, hear all about the history of the Baker House. We all had the 6oz. Filet , and it was to "die" for, cut it with your fork tender. I had the mushroom soup, yum! The Brussel sprouts , oh my, so good. My eating companions had the salad with the house dressing, excellent. The desert was Lemon cake, double yummy and Chocolate mousse! Excellent. Not cheap, but well worth it. This place is amazing, just beautiful and nicely decorated for the Christmas season.

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vipMahina
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with the Baker House brunch. It was fantastic. Food was wonderful and set up in different rooms. Everything we tried was great. Tables were pretty close together and we didn’t love that- a bit too crowded where we were sat. It’s a great place to go if you are looking for a special brunch.

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JeffV
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very different restaurant. If you like a little strange but fun atmosphere, great food and drinks, this is the place.

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LucretiaJ
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early & had a wonderful cocktail is the beautifully, decorated lounge. JC is a creative mixologist with such great energy. We had a party of 7 & had an entire room with a fireplace to ourselves. The fish boil, salmon & grilled chicken salad were all absolutely delicious! We shared two lemon cake desserts & they were also very tasty. We hope to return soon & would give 5 stars to our experience!!

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Baker House. The ambiance is amazing! The history is so interesting. Which in fact the staff is very knowledgeable of. Our waiter was Greg. He is energetic, very attentive. He puts his heart and soul into his job and is very proud to be an important part of Baker House. He encouraged us to return for their Sunday brunch, which we are excited to try. Excellent food. And very reasonably priced. The hats added a special twist that put fun into our dining experience. Give Baker House a try. You’ll be glad you did. And you’ll have fun stories to tell your friends.

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Freddyma
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was the first time we have attended the Sunday Brunch since the new owner has taken over. While the brunch was totally satisfactory, there are some changes that have occurred. Noticeable absent is the hot salmon plate was served in the front room. It was excellent and sorely missed. A positive change is the new location of the Omelet and Benedict bar to the front porch. There seems to be fewer salad offerings available as well. The greeting and server were excellent and thorough. We felt very welcome and will return. Hopefully the salad offerings will increase and the hot salmon dish will return.

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DanielaM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very welcoming atmosphere. Greg, our server, was EXCELLENT. He could not do enough to make our evening enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We have been going to baker house for years, and are glad the new owners continued the restaurant under the same name. It’s a really great space! Unfortunately the menu on open table is not up-to-date and upon arrival, we learned the actual menu is very heavy and consists mostly of seafood and steak. We were going to order a salad and we were told there would be a $10 sharing charge. This is unacceptable. We finished our drinks and left without ordering any food (the drinks were good). This menu is too limited and quite over-priced. Hopefully the owners will realize this and make the necessary adjustments.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, setting was unique due to the history of the mansion. Our waiter while provided great service was not well verse in the nightly specials or the soup of the day. We think he was fairly new to the establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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JoAnneV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The food was good and the atmosphere was fun. The waitress was attentive, and I ate too much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is so awesome, I just wish there was more of it on the plate. Even my daughters, one is a model and the other a dancer, wish there was more food on the plate. Not to stereotype, but this isn’t exactly advertised as food nouveau. A 2 ounce serving a boiled fish isn’t gonna fill anybody... but it was an outstanding start!

Ps: wear a hat, it makes the food taste better😉

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jennyl
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This brunch is amazing! From the food to the decor to all the fun hats, it was the such a great experience. Highly recommend!

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vipMarcF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and amazing historic house!

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NancyW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation, as we wanted to get a drink in the bar. We were able to get seated early. Everyone from the hostess to the wait staff & bartender were all very friendly.
I had put on our reservation that we were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary. They brought 2 glasses of champagne to our table. ❤️
I had the fish boil (cod) with new potatoes & veggies, my husband had the prime rib. Both entrees were delicious.

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DavidB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! Definitely a place we Will be back to soon!

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GBerna
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch and out of 3 of us that ordered at the omelet bar our orders were 100% incorrect. Further, even when we got the corrected orders two of ours had to be redone twice. They opened at 9:30 a.m. but half the food was not out. They would only put a plate of bacon out at a time and we had to ask to have it crispy as it was all done non-crispy. We go here every year and this was the first year we experienced this. Servers were great and helped us get our orders corrected and bacon crispy. Food was good overall.

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StacyW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very romantic setting. The management and staff were very accommodating when we asked to move to a different table. The food was good and was served on/in antique dishes. Portions were good.

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Jewels
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. I was hoping that they were tell me a little bit about the mansion and offer a hat for me to wear., As I hear it is a custom to doing. That did not happen. The mansion was beautiful but they were playing the Rolling Stones loudly in a house that is meticulously kept up to a traditional late 1800s appeal.It was very distracting to the ambience of our special occasion

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Baker House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 248-4700.

Baker House is rated 4.1 stars by 1038 OpenTable diners.

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