Baker House

4.4
918 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Tapas / Small Plates
Join us for casual, small plate dining & fireside cocktails in our decadently furnished 1885 mansion. In the spirit of the great lakefront "cottages" of yesteryear, the BAKER HOUSE has recreated a world of Gilded Age living where grand entertaining is experienced daily and lavish parties are thrown nightly. Sing along at the player piano in our music room, play poker in the game room, savor fine wine in our library and dine fireside in our parlor. Instead of traditional restaurant seating, guests are served in plush wing backed chairs and overstuffed fringed couches throughout the mansion.
NEW MENU IS BEING POSTED!
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dessert
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: every Sunday 9:30am - 2:00pm


Summer Restaurant Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm & (NEW!!) SUNDAYS~ (:30am~2pm

**PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW COCKTAIL MENU!!
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(262) 248-4700
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Each of our elegantly furnished Rooms (Dining, Library, Music, Game and Porch) is able to host various events as well as the recently renovated exterior garden terrace. Baker House in conjunction with the Bella Vista(Adjoining property) can also host events holding up to 250 people in their facility.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Maureen Slater: (262) 248-4700
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
We look to develop each event according to the needs of our clients so that the experience is amazing for all. Our Chef is versatile in most cooking styles with a preference for Contemporary American with a local flair but rest assured that each bite is delicious.
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Baker Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
We have our own private lot of 44 spaces of which we have dedicated 4 for our Hotel Guests and 1 for Handicap access.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Aside from our pier and walk-up, drivers are all welcome, especially ones with two wheels.
(Trailers, RVs, Bi-Planes and Monster Trucks are asked to park in the public city lot just behind the House).
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Thursday nights feature Tom Stanfield on Piano, Trumpet & Vocals



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.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
We host many special custom events through out the property - weddings, re-Unions, corporate outings & retreats, seminars, engagements and anniversaries.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 918 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
MK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
CG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food, great ambiance. Baker House is a unique dining experience! It’s fun for date night or girls night out.

Report
Helpful
DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
RM
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
LG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun, food, and atmosphere! Great girls getaway!

Report
Helpful
D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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!

Report
Helpful
CH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday champagne brunch was wonderful! Fantastic atmosphere and delicious food. We can't wait to go back again soon!

Report
Helpful
KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great time at the Baker house! The brunch is great!

Report
Helpful
LA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere! We really enjoyed our evening!

Report
Helpful
CS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to go on a fancy dinner date night for my boyfriends birthday. The atmosphere was wonderful and elegant. I can’t say enough about our waitress too! She always made sure we were well taken care of all night. The food was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed their old fashions with our dinner! I can’t wait to go back again someday and would recommend this to any couple or small group to enjoy a nice night out!

Report
Helpful
A
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful establishment with the most amazing atmosphere. The bartender was funny, friendly, and good at his job; he even brought us our second round when our waitress seemed to forget about us. All of the drinks were great, the foot was outstanding, and again, the environment is unlike any other.

Report
Helpful
JP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. I had the Prime Rib and my wife had the Salmon. Both were delicious. They had a piano plaer who also song the songs. She was great. Stayed around after dinner and had a couple of drinks and listed to her music. A great and fun evening.

Report
Helpful
OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Historical, unique dining experience. Great variety of food (Sunday Brunch) My favorite was the french toast with bananas foster.
Pleasant and very helpful staff/service. Looking forward to to dining here again.

Report
Helpful
KB
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Birthday for my boyfriend - i mentioned it and nothing was done about it - as we were leaving we seen a server who we loved from before and she said “didn’t they sing for you?”
A loud party was seated by us and ruined our meal - we were a party of 2 and given a table for 5 - way too impersonal ! I love Baker House but today had cold coffee and the food was so so

Report
Helpful
KG
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and really fun to explore the rooms and try on the hats. We really like the singing bartender and how they use furniture pieces for the dining spaces. Chocolate mousse was outstanding. The rest of our meal was good but nothing incredibly memorable. Great place for a unique experience.

Report
Helpful
d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We have had good experiences at Baker House in the past but the service and quality seem to have gone downhill quickly in the past few years. This visit was a terrible experience. The bartender was surly while we waited for our table and our server was downright hostile. When the manager arrived she was not much better. Apologized half-heartedly and seemed very insincere. However I have to give the hostess compliments for apologizing and trying hard to make things better. Then the food arrived including almost raw chicken which we had to send back.

Overall a bad experience on a very special birthday occasion. We will not be back anytime soon and tell others to stay away!

Report
Helpful
NK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and scenic view. We had an enjoyable evening. Highly recommend 👍

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

So disappointed
We drove from Chicago to Lake Geneva for our Anniversary.
Baker house was recommended on line, and the fondues looked appealing.
The ambience was lovely, beautiful and the meal got of to a reasonable start.
Our cocktails were good and service was fine.
The menu was limited, very few entrees.
We ordered an appetizer and cheese fondue for our main meal.
We were still hungry and anxious for the chocolate fondue dessert.
Our server took our order and then disappeared
Seems she had a large party in another room and forgot we were there.
We waited for twenty minutes went to check on where abouts.
The hostess said said she would be right there. After another 15 minutes we found her and she
Said she was too busy to put our order in. We found the manager, no apology.
Our Anniversary dinner was a big disappointment. The Restaurant needs to get its act together.
A better menu would help, but their customer attitude improvement is essential.
The ambience is great, but after that it is straight down hill

Report
Helpful
TB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun night out with our family. Wonderful cheese board!!

Report
Helpful
SF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"Hidden in Plain Sight" should be the title. We've lived in the area almost 20 years and had never even really considered dining here. What an eye opener. The Baker House is a fun, relaxed, casual-but-quirky chic kind of place to dine. Amazing atmosphere, affordable menu and fun music. Don't come here expecting to be in and out in under an hour. Expect a slow paced, relaxed, delicious dining experience.

Report
Helpful
s
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

sat on the porch, couldnt have asked for a better first time. the food was very good. not sure if there was a dress code, but everyone eating was well dressed. i would go back again to try a dinner. we went for sunday bruch

Report
Helpful
E
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was not up to par. We come every year for my birthday. This was the first time
We had some issues. Some food was cold. My eggs Benedict was not cooked through and was
Pretty much inedible. My husbands as well. Otherwise love this place and will be back.

Report
Helpful
t
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a fun, well managed restaurant on the shores of Lake Geneva. Our service was great and was enhanced by the competent manager, Julie. At sun down a large bell is rung (think Key West) and the diners go onto the lawn in front of the Baker House to see the sun set. Food was good. Try this one.

Report
Helpful
JD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday brunch for the price. Really good food with several tasty options.

Report
Helpful
F
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The experience met our expectations. The food was prepared well and presented in an easily accessible manner. The service was outstanding as our server was very attentive and kept our coffee and our champaign glasses full. ai must be gluten-free and the offerings were abundant. The salmon on rice offering was terrific as well as gluten-free. We would definitely recommend The Baker House for a Sunday Brunch.

Report
Helpful
SO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambience is very unique and fun but the food is average , similar to that at a wedding.

Report
Helpful
JF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Although the service was spotty the ambiance was just great and the staff was very welcoming so I would still recommend for the experience. The hotel has maintained all of the architectural integrity so such a treat and they have this amazing collection of hats they encourage all of the guests to wear so it ctreates a really fun atmosphere

Report
Helpful
KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Baker House is charming and the food very good. Unfortunately our visit was marred by very slow service due to the restaurant losing our ticket so we had to wait an inordinate amount of time for our food. Then when it came, one of the entrees was raw in the middle. However, the manager was excellent and took that entree off the bill and gave us some percentage off the bill as well. There also was a large party there so that might have added to our mixup. I’ve eaten there before so this is an anomaly for them. Will certainly go back.

Report
Helpful
EE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was really good
Service was awful
Really awful

Report
Helpful
KB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Despite the service being not as good as usual due to large parties the same evening, the manager took care of us and we really appreciated it! Our anniversary dinner was not a complete flop as she made us feel special despite the difficulties of the evening in the restaurant. She knows how to manage her restaurant! We can’t wait to go back - the ambiance is awesome and we love the big beautiful old house dining experience

Report
Helpful
Y
Key West
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baker House is a gem! Now that Deb has brought Hazels cuisine to Lake Geneva, Wi, we can all be spoiled! Scrumptious food. We enjoyed Sunday Brunch on the porch! Champagne for all!

Report
Helpful
DF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I came for Sunday brunch and we had no idea what we were in for... never did we imagine it would be such an intimate and romantic experience! Our waitress was phenomenal and had our champagne glasses refilled without even asking. The food was excellent... one of the best eggs benedict I've ever had! We WILL be back!

Report
Helpful
G
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

A great overall experience. The home in which the restaurant is housed is absolutely stunning. You are encouraged to dress for the period with fun vintage hats. The ambiance is like a period party, including a group retreat to the garden for a toast to the home's original owners at sunset. The drinks were delicious but the food left something to be desired. Veggies were overcooked and cold. My salmon, while well cooked, was just boring. Same for my husband's chicken and crab cake. Still glad we visited for a trip into the past.

Report
Helpful
J
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

While the setting was nice, the service was horrible. When food finally came it was lukewarm. They need more and better servers.

Report
Helpful
b
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so great!

Report
Helpful
RO
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is fantastic. Wonderful service. Unique dining experience in a historical setting. Highly recommended!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view, great martini and the entertainment was awesome!!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
23

Tweets by Baker House