Permanently Closed - Baker House
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Our menu of small plates is conducive for lounging and sharing & features many regional items such as Wisconsin artisan cheese boards & charcuterie, seasonal fondues and heartier favorites like Salmon Wellington Style and Braised Short Ribs. For an extra special evening, book a second floor mansion hotel suite!
Summer Restaurant Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm & (NEW!!) SUNDAYS~ (:30am~2pm
**PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW COCKTAIL MENU!!
(Trailers, RVs, Bi-Planes and Monster Trucks are asked to park in the public city lot just behind the House).
Friday nights Carolyn Wehner on Piano & Jazz Vocals
Saturdays live piano with all the vintage classics
Shhh- Maxwell Mansion's SpeakEasy is open on Fridays & Saturdays @9pm - See our FaceBook page for the weekly Pass phrase.
First time at the Baker House. Great food. Would definitely recommend.
One of the best, if not best, places to dine in Lake Geneva.
My three girlfriends from college and I went to Baker House for a dinner to celebrate our milestone birthdays. We all thought that the house and food were fabulous, and loved all the fireplaces going with roaring fires on a cold winter night. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with interesting antique and novelty decor. Our server was excellent and all the courses were well paced. We all agreed that we'd each like to go back there again.
I’ve been to The Baker House many times. We had to wait about 30 min even though we had a reservation. Disappointed will the food. It was not very good or hot.
As expected, the place was festive however, the table we had was extremely uncomfortable-not conducive to eating a meal, it was hard to have a conversation because the table next to us was essentially having dinner with us. We started with a small plate and the chicken was under cooked. Sadly, we won’t be returning.
I wanted to switch tables and we weren’t allowed. Their answer: it’s late and that other area is ready for tomorrow. We can’t fix where you are now anddd that other area. Sorry, but no.
Lovely view from the wraparound porch, friendly staff, good food. Fun place to celebrate our birthdays.
Warm and welcoming staff. The decor is wonderful and we had the added bonus of being there during the holidays.
The brunch offering had a good amount of variety without being too overwhelming. Everything we tried was fabulous.
Thanks for a great experience!
did not serve or come to table after being seated for 45 min.
Great restaurant with charm and elegance. The settings are beautiful. Love the live piano music and staff. Fun place for any event.
Nothing more than a glorified Denny's. Overpriced. Treated like crap. Slow.
Fantastic food, excellent food, delicious food, GREAT desserts!
Great brunch! Enjoyed the holiday decorations and atmosphere.
A wonderful place with tremendous food. We sat at the roulette table and enjoyed an amazing experience. After the chocolate fondue we headed over to the speakeasy for an after dinner cocktail.
Great dinner and excellent atmosphere! Food and drinks were great. Very good service. Enjoyed the live piano player.
Beautiful house. Loved the decor. And the live piano music!
We were a little disappointed this time. We had an 8 pm reservation and when we went to order addition small plates at 9 our server said the kitchen was closed. A little notice would have been nice.
This place has gone way down hill. Very disappointed.
The service was slow and the waitress seemed impersonal and just going through the motions. Very little interaction other than the bare minimal. It was not a busy night.
She also sent us home with the wrong doggy bags...handed each of ours warpoes up and in a bag. Got home it was not my food!!!!
Food was very bland. Really bland.
Salad was good and desert was good main courses were not impressive.
It was a cold night and I noticed NONE OF THE FIREPLACES WERE LIT!
I kindly asked if ours could be lit and the response was. I will light it for you but if it gets too hot don't ask me to turn it off!!!!!!!
Drinks were great so the bartender is good
Been here a few years ago quite often and it was great.
Now the wait staff looks like old zombies with zero personality.
Maybe the new owners will get this place back into shape.
I waited tables for many years in my distant past.... So I am fair in my assessment. Don't bother going to the Baker House unless you just want drinks.
Until they sell in December.....
Had a server who had to be reminded to take dirty dishes from our small table and had to be asked to bring champagne for mimosas. That and the lack luster food, just didn’t hit the quality mark for the price we were paying. Next time we will just be doing Grand Geneva.
Wonderful ambiance! Great cocktails! Good food!
We realized upon reading their ad when we got home that we were never offered Champagne, it was supposed to be endless Champagne. I saw a lady carrying the bottle but we are in a separate room and she never came to our table.
The Sunday brunch was outstanding. The food, while not exotic or particularly "creative", was well prepared, always hot, and the stations were kept clean and appealing. The ambiance is outstanding, what a wonderful architectural gem of a place!
The property was beautiful both indoors and outdoors. However the food selections were limited and bland. Service was almost non-existent ,especially based on the price. Our waitress was more interested in talking to her friends and making sure they were serviced rather than paying any attention to us. She filled both their champagne and coffee repeatedly while ignoring us. Our table was across from theirs. She walked past us 4 or 5 times and never stopped to offer more coffee. We had to stop her to get any attention.
Wonderful visit!! Food and drinks very good. Can’t wait to visit again.
I was very disappointed in our experience. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday on Saturday. We went for an early dinner and there was only about 2-3 other tables in the place. We were seated in the liabrary which really is a beautiful room. After we were seated we waited about 15 minutes before a server ever came over. Once she did come she acted like she was being rushed even though we were her only table. She told us the wrong choice of sides and brought out the wrong soups. She acted like we were putting her out. We never complained or asked for anything in addition to our order. We both ordered the prime rib special which was huge but rather fatty. I didn’t mind that as much because I understand that’s a fattier steak but it just added to the list. Though we both left stuffed and the place was gorgeous but it was just a disappointing overall experience. To help I think it would be nice to ask if we had ever been there before and if not maybe give some history. It’s not like it was busy when we went. Also make sure you know the side/soup options available before you start taking tables. Lastly, it’s nice when the server seems happy even if they are faking it.
Service and ambiance was wonderful. Christine, our waitress, arranged for the piano player to play
"Happy Birthday" while the lounge singer and staff sang. Christine was attentive and fun throughout our dining experience. We finished the night at the bar. Adam, our bartender, was a great host and shared details about the history of both the Baker House and Maxwell Mansion. It was a GREAT night. Looking forward to our next visit and will request the service of both Christine and Adam.
Simply the best in Lake Geneva. Beautiful property, friendly staff, and delicious food.
We were celebrating our daughter’s 18th birthday. The whole experience from the surroundings to the food was just perfect!
Chris great server
If you've never been there, it's a must. 1920s motif and all the champagne you can drink.
We love the ambiance and character at the Baker House. The food is always delicious. The service was a little slow this time, but generally we have good luck here. Always a fun time to wear fun hats at dinner and spend time with friends.
I enjoyed my experience there so much that I've brought friends & family there as well. I've had the Sunday brunch almost a dozen times now, and each time is thoroughly enjoyable!
Good food, great ambiance. Baker House is a unique dining experience! It’s fun for date night or girls night out.
Baker House is unique. Food is excellent (we had the Friday fish fry) and served with antique china service. The 19th century house and antiques provide a unique ambiance.. There are racks of antique hats that can be worn by patrons. Piano bar performer is great. We'll be back.
Went during the week when things were kind of quiet! great food! great service! felt like we had the place to ourselves!! enjoyed the music too!
Nice old hotel. Guests can pick various hats and feel like they are dining back in time. Food and service was really good. We'll be back
Baker house is very unique! They make it a true experience and encourage participation in the theme. The food is great. I recommend the apothecary bar and the speakeasy for drinks after dinner as well.
Great fun, food, and atmosphere! Great girls getaway!
the house was beautiful and unique, loved the mixed matched plates and silverware, food needs a little help. Prime rib was good along with the trout chocolate fondue great idea but a huge miss. Broken pretzels and old strawberries served on the plate. Wine list very good. This could be a great place with some tweaking.
Fondue was terrible. They took it off the bill. No bus help for the waitress. Salmon was advertised as Faroe salmon but it wasn’t. We have had it before and know the difference. Website not up to date. No “Speakeasy” as advertised. Sat on enclosed porch which was very cold and heat wasn’t working. We won’t be back!