Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant

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$30 and under
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American
Uncork the fun at Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant. The award-winning wines are perfect for getting the party started or a quiet nightcap after a delicious Fratellos meal. The casual, spacious dining room has magnificent views on the Fox River, or surround yourself with the sights and sounds of a cascading waterfall while you and your friends party on the quaint patio. Go with the flow at Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.6
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4.6
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TB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early and allowed time for a drink and appetizer both of which were delicious! Our waiter was fantastic, very kind and always greeted us with a smile every time he came to our table. Our meals were very good and my husband and I both commented on how flavorful everything was! We would definitely Eat here again

E
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I would try it again. We ordered a $130 bottle of wine and our entire meal was brought out within 5 minutes of ordering. We didn’t have time to enjoy salads or a glass of wine before dinner was served. The sirloin was Corey and chewy, the mashed potatoes were cold. The asparagus was very good and the potatoes had a good flavor, just cold. Didn’t understand that since the meals were served so quickly. Scallops were delicious. Server was polite.

Would like to try again, everyone has a bad night. Hoping next time is better.

c
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good.The prices were a little high,though. Atmosphere and being by the water was amazing! We would come back when in the area again! Service was also great!

SM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 9. The venue was very accommodating and everyone's food was delicious.

A
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good, but not great. Steaks were prepared a bit overdone. (ordered medium and received medium well). the steaks were also not as tender as I would have expected.
my wife was very cold the entire evening - granted they sat us by the huge window and it was 15 degrees out, but she wore her coat and scarf the entire time and staff didn't notice.
Wait staff was very pleasant and did a great job getting orders taken and keeping beverages filled, etc.

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

New year’s eve

KM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

NYE dinner. Food was very good. Very few complaints. The only things I would change are - the tables were oddly low, especially compared to the chair height, it was uncomfortable, especially for two tall people. Also, the plate sizes were small for what was being served. My boyfriend ordered filet and it was on a rectangular plate that didn’t provide much space for cutting a steak and not knocking something into the table.
Neither of these would prevent us from eating there in the future, we will just ask to eat at the bar.

A
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always having a great service and amazing food.
Beautiful place inside with a nice view on the water.
Thank you guys so much!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Christmas brunch. We
LOVE Fratellos. Two of our children were servers there back in the day.

KS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service, good food, nice ambiance. Overall good experience.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were hit $$ pretty heavily for a special order/change to menu item.

L
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very cool space— my food wasn’t great, but maybe I made a poor choice. Burrito Black Bean Bowl.

JL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We wanted to sit by the windows to look out at the river but it was freezing and there was cold air blowing right on us. The ambiance is very nice and is a great place to bring guests. Normally, we enjoy our food but this last visit the food was not good. There were 5 of us and I don't think anyone would have ordered food there again due to the price and food not being very tasty.

A
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Group of 10- good food, good portions. Service was a bit stressed with large groups that night, but nothing too major.

A
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and tasty food. Great service and management team. Always easy to make a reservation.

A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday-loved the sparklers in the cupcakes.

WR
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in on the Sunday night of a snowstorm but it didn't stop us from making our reservation! Carissa & Staff made us feel very welcome and we able to get a lovely table next to the window overlooking the water! Food was delicious and our Date night was a success!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. They were kind enough to provide us a table by the window as requested and our waiter was excellent (sorry I can’t recall his name). Our meals were very good as well. Overall a five star experience!

SG
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience with booking an RSVP through Open Table. Was most pleased with the ease of it all. Have been to Fratellos many times in all seasons. In reading the reviews from October, was a bit surprised at some of the negatives. Fortunately, I scrolled down and they were more favorable back in September and further back. Our food was delicious: three of the four dining chose different menu items and we all loved our meals, presentation was appealing and loved our view of the rushing white water through the dam. Our waitress, Lexi, was most helpful and courteous, and checked back on us. Great atmosphere, well kept, and clean lavatories. We'll be back:)

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food not good

VS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Awesome atmosphere...love the bar area ..I was surprised it wasn’t busier for a Friday night and they seemed way over staffed. Fish tacos were so blah and so disappointing! French fries were awesome. I would go back for a drink but not to eat.

OT
El Paso
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The menu was great however the food was served cold and lackluster. The crab Benedict was imitation crab and the breakfast tacos had no flavor. Portions were also on the smaller side. We also asked for an order to go at the end of the meal and the waitress forgot about it. Beautiful location with a lot of potential but food left a ton to be desired.

BS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Breakfast was a small portion for the $ and dried out.

JF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful . Beautiful setting right next to the river.

KK
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dining prior to event at PAC.

MF
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Fratello’s and we were very pleased. Jeremy, our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and checked back with us on a regular basis to make sure everything was going well.
Our food was delicious and plated beautifully. I had the ahi tuna salad, my husband had the steak burger. Our friends had the fish tacos and the bam bam shrimp. All delicious. We will return!

TC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service. The food was outstanding with a variety of food choices for different palettes.

TP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything as it should be. Seated ahead of time. Friendly staff, prompt service. Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

C
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant in the Fox Valley. Visiting for weekend from Chicago and we were looking for something other than burgers or pizza. Fratellos didn't disappoint! Solid food, drinks and tasty dessert to boot. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a restaurant on the nicer side with a smaller menu focused on quality.

JR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a last minute date night. We decided on Fratello's and we were happy for the choice! Food was good (cheese board was ok, but not great compared to other restaurants). Our Steak and Scallops were both cooked to the perfect enjoyment (medium and medium rare for the steaks and they did both perfectly!...Scallops were done to perfection as we've had them taste rubbery before, but these were cooked very well and loved them!). The atmosphere with the river was beautiful and we plan to go again in the future when visiting the Appleton Area for Theater!

AS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, served hot and with an appropriate portion. The server was excellent and attentive. An enjoyable lunch was had by the three of us.

JS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress. Very attentive and helpful. Great meal

C
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The service was the best I have received in a long time. However the entree was mediocre..I have had better food here in the past. They just rolled out a new menu so that may be part of the problem.

TH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The only real down side is that we were seated in a corner next to the wait station. Being an 8:15 reservation, there was a lot of activity at that station with the wait staff cleaning up and preparing to close. Was very distracting from what otherwise would have been a very good dinner.

ST
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and very good!!

CV
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Unbeatable view of the Fox River. Above average food quality and service- all at a reasonable price.

LI
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful setting and terrific service.

KR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our house experience started out great! Parking was easy, we were greeted right away and seated immediately. Our server was amazing and did a great job explaining the menu. When our food arrived or was plated so beautiful and tasted delicious!

TB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful meal. The view an the service is excellent. We had drinks at the bar and the bartender was fun and expert. My old fashioned was the best!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view! Especially if you can get a table next to the window.