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Baker House

4.6
855 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: every Sunday 9:30am - 2:00pm


Winter Season Cocktail Lounge Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm & (NEW!!) SUNDAYS~ 5-9pm

**PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW COCKTAIL MENU!!
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Phone number
(262) 248-4700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Maureen Slater: (262) 248-4700
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Baker Street
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Special events & promotions
We host many special custom events through out the property - weddings, re-Unions, corporate outings & retreats, seminars, engagements and anniversaries.
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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 855 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We took in brunch, then stayed overnight. Everything was over the top. Cannot try to explain how wonderful our experience was.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved the brunch at The baker house! Will definitely be back and hope to sit on the enclosed front porch next time. Food was amazing!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

We came here for our anniversary looking for something a little unique. The atmosphere was definitely different set in this old mansion. The food was good but not great. We were the weekend before Memorial Day and the staff was brand new and in training so they made a few newbie mistakes. We started by ordering Martinis slightly dirty with blue cheese olives. The server wrote down very specific details and after returning with an update that they did not carry Kettle One we settled on Grey Goose. I must say the bartender got it right. The drinks were very well done. The meal was however somewhat below expectations. I had a Rib eye which was cooked close to how I like it the meat was a little tough.

After dinner we did go to the bar for a nice Kir Royal.

Now I hear they have a great Sunday brunch and I return for that.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere, people. A real experience. Vintage hats line the walls for your pleasure as you dine. Feel as though you've walked into a time from the past. Elegant atmosphere and delicious food. The staff is friendly, helpful and delightful to be around. We highly recommend this unique experience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My husband and I love The Baker House! The atmosphere, food & Sunday brunch are spectacular. Always a unique experience going back in time.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a delightful Sunday Brunch with terrific service and food fit for foodies.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I would have rated my experience at Baker House 5 stars because the food was awesome and our server was great, but due to the issues with the disorganized and rude front of house staff I could not. I made reservations for Sunday brunch a few months prior to the reservation date and received 2 confirmation emails. Upon arriving at our reserved time, the host told me that our table wasn’t ready as other customers were still there and we would have to wait. There was no place to sit so the six of us awkwardly stood there and had to constantly move to get out of the way. We finally found a place off of the coat room to wait. About 15-20 mins later I went up to the host stand to ask about the status of our table. The same woman who originally told us our table wasn’t ready forgot we were even waiting. We were finally sat at a table that was seemingly open prior so that was odd. Positives-The food was great as was our server Kris, and everything in the chafing dishes were warm. Great selection of food to fit everyone’s tastes. Right as we were standing up to leave and asked our server for a picture, the other hostess (blonde, older woman) rudely said, “Are you planning on leaving anytime soon because another table has been waiting and has reservations.” We said we were just trying to get a picture. As we left, she said loudly to our server, “Those ladies in front have been waiting for over 20 mins!” as if to blame her or us. I was shocked at her tone. My question is why allow reservations if you won’t have the table ready? I can understand waiting a few mins but we waited 20 mins just to get yelled at for unknowingly holding up other reservations. I suggest that because you’re a busy restaurant, create a time restriction and communicate this when people originally make a reservation as well as require the waitstaff to (politely) remind their guests when they arrive. I hope they figure out a new system and employ staff who can keep their composure under stress.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We didn’t get served and the food was cold and old tasting..loved it once but won’t be back again

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Amazing champagne brunch - excellent service by Chris and the food was delicious - I love the ambiance of this mansion - it made me feel happy to be there and I had fun trying on those hats

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great brunch experience. Phenomenal food and ambiance

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was great. Service was great. The setting was great. If you are looking for Sjunday Brunch in Lake Geneva, you to give Baker House a try. It is well worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We went there for the fist time and were a little concerned about the price point but we were very pleased with all we received. The ambiance was beautiful. The food was amazing. The service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very cool. We were looking for a Sunday brunch date and this was a sweet find. Any other place I would have said this was overpriced, but the atmosphere and ambiance , service and selection just made it an over the top super morning and totally worth it. They really so keep the champagne coming. Generally I don't take time to write a review but this place really is a sure thing for Sunday Brunch

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome brunch. Our server Chris was amazing!
Perfect in every way!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic, real good service

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Was a great experience. Food and ambience was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Very pleasant surprise. It was a champagne brunch. The bananas foster French toast was amazing.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great location, good food, hospitable staff. The staff should maybe mention all the hats on display can be tried on and maybe encourage the patrons to have some fun and take photos with them. Our host and server didn't mention this to us.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing experience. Sunday brunch was awesome nothing but positive things to say.
Our server Chris was phenomenal! Can’t wait to be back!!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic way to end 2017!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Was very lovely. Service and staff very friend. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

We made a last minute reservation after having walked passed this extraordinary house and it proved to be one of the BEST brunches we have ever experienced. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

My friends and I were in Lake Geneva for my birthday and we decided to do the Sunday brunch at the Baker House. It was SUCH a fun brunch! They have a huge buffet with great food options, the server was constantly topping off our champagne, the ambiance was perfect, and we all got to pick a fun hat to wear while we ate! Whenever I make it back to Lake Geneva I'll definitely be back at the Baker House.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Fun place to eat with great atmosphere and history.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food! Good selection, especially for unlimited mimosas. Fun to wear the cute historical hats while you dine too.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch. The food was all delicious and there was a great variety. The champagne was unlimited, but was pretty sweet, we would have rather had mimosas. Our large group all enjoyed putting on the hats and our waitress encouraged us to change hats each time we got another plate of food, so we each had 3 different hats throughout brunch. Our groups favorite foods were the banana foster, chicken and dumpling soup, tortellini salad and apple bread pudding.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

We enjoy the setting of Baker House. We especially enjoy taking family and friends for a delightful get together. The historic nature of the house and its location on Geneva Lake make for to total experience.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Love this Place lots of fun really creative great service and food

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Really enjoyed the ambiance. The food was wonderful and the service was great!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

They had me at ‘unlimited Champagne and eggs benedict’!

My best friend and I celebrated the beginning of my birthday with brunch at Baker House. Our server was charming and delightful, the brunch selection was lovely and the ambiance is perfect! My favorite part? Picking out a hat (or many as we chose to do) to wear during our visit! A great way to start your day.

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1.0Dined on September 24, 2017

We booked a trip to lake Geneva based on Open Tables rating of the Baker house as a top place for brunch, we were extremely disappointed. The house is beautiful but the food was lacking. We had a hard time finding hash browns in the hash brown casserole and same with the spinach and artichoke dip, all cream with no flavor. We were expecting more fresh food and a carving station but almost everything is pre made and kept warm in a Schafer. This was suppose to be the perfect end to a relaxing weekend away and we left feeling blah. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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1.0Dined on September 17, 2017

This was a great restaurant under previous owners, as St. Moritz, and later, as Gilbert's. This time, our first time at the venue as Baker House, not so much. Arrived 15 minutes early, prepared to wait for our table. "Chef Bill" greeted us with an admonishing air. "You're early" he said, as though we'd spat in the soup. Hostess was more polite. Chef Bill's arrogance was not earned. Sunday brunch, at $32 per person, was not a good value. Eggs Benedict overcooked. French toast was hard on the outside. Bananas Foster, gluey. Bagels & lox listed on the buffet, but no lox on the table. Dip, but nothing to dip into it. Soup, almost gone, down to the bare bottom of the tureen. What was left was bland. Bouef bourgignon, boring. Thin selection of desserts. Had to wait a long time for coffee (eventually served by another waitress, after we hailed her), and no cream was provided. (I took the pitcher, myself, from a recently vacated, unbussed table.) Pretty chinaware, but coffee was served in a plain mug, like at a cheap diner. Yes, there was unlimited champagne, served in the tiniest of coupes. It was decent--about what one would expect for a champagne included with lunch. Fine old landmark house, but decor was overdone. Ugly and hokey waitstaff uniforms reminiscent of 1920's bathing suits. Lovely view from the veranda, but front yard now cluttered with ugly gazebo and other lawn furniture. What was an elegant venue and a great culinary experience under past management is now a cheap imitation, better suited to Disneyland than to a venue that is on the National Historic Register. Nice that the historic name is restored, but this restaurant does not honor it. My lunch guest was someone who'd previously been to St. Moritz and Gilbert's with me. She was also disappointed. We both wished we'd gone down the street to Popeye's. Even Egg Harbor would have been a more satisfying choice. Pretension isn't worth the price, when the food and service are mediocre, at best. Won't be back.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Anniversary brunch

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

We stayed at the Baker House to celebrate our 5 year Anniversary where we got married on the wonderful Lake Geneva.
Brunch was absolutely amazing. So many options. I had a made to order omelette and my husband had a made to order eggs Benedict. Delicious sides, cheesy hash browns, smoked bacon, biscuits and gravy. Chocolate fondue, bananas foster French toast!! These were our favorites, but there were three rooms of food options. You had choices of breakfast, lunch, and dessert items. We will come back year for sure.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was delicious and the service very good. We also had reservations for the Murder Mystery and it was super fun. It is a must see. I highly recommend the Baker House.

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3.0Dined on August 18, 2017

What a fun place. Don't be in a hurry. Sit back, relax and enjoy the experience. The food was very flavorful. There were 3 of us so we ordered all 3 entrees -Beef short ribs, salmon wellington and spinach & cheese ravioli. Well worth the price per person. Great step back in time.

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2.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Not very good food but quite pretentious. Special menu anything but. Cheese appeared to be CheezWhiz and most of the rest of meal was consistent. With only 3 choices for entrees service managed to bring 2 wrong orders.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2017

I loved it all. Small menu, but perfect. My husband was without water twice, and he was bummed about that, but other than that, we had fun, and relaxed with some good food.

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1.0Dined on August 10, 2017

The best part was the web site and the view of the the lake. We really were looking forward to the evening. Unfortunately, the food was terrible and tasteless! The service was well matched to the food! Will never go again!!

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