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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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

TH
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

food was ok...service was attentive

AB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was fantastic.

DN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The parmesan mushroom soup was horrid. So much garlic you couldnt eat it. Other than that it was a fantastic experience. Good food, nice presentation, great view.

FO
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were visiting Appleton for the weekend. The place looks like it would be a nice restaurant, but the food was extremely underwhelming. The salmon special had almost no taste. My wife had the fish tacos which “looked good”, but it was tasteless. The shrimp appetizer was just blah...it was obvious that everything was frozen - nothing fresh.
Very small crowd for a Friday evening during typical rush time. That was probably a good indicator of the quality of food. If visiting again, I’ll find another place.

DR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Great food and service and the view was to die for. I recommend the sweet potato cheese cake it was AWESOME

TC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend eats like a bird, so I knew that she wouldn't be maxing the check out. WE started with the cheese curds, which were as good as any in the area! She had a cup of White Chicken Chili (she LOVED it!) and I had the Pan-Seared Walleye. With the side of garlic infused butter, I was in heaven. Our waiter was quick and courteous and the bartender (pre-meal) was top notch as well. One of the best dining options in the Fox Valley!

BM
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had expected a much nicer restaurant. This is definitely NOT fine dining. It was "okay" but not much better than a chain restaurant. All of the bugs on the INSIDE of the windows facing out to the river probably didn't help. And, the waitress uncorked our wine and just started pouring. I had to stop her to ask her to let someone test it; just common practice in most restaurants. Go but don't expect too much.

NR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food and great location! Not my first time there and won’t be the last.

BM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would expect more to eat, for the cost, of some of the items on the menu.

LL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved online with Open Table and asked for a riverfront view and received just that. Great view! The food was incredibly good and the ambience wonderful. Would highly recommend this restaurant and the sea bass/Barimundi dinner! We had drinks at the bar while waiting for our friends and the mojitos were fabulous and bartenders attentive.

BC
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us came for a birthday dinner celebration. Matt was our server and astonishingly remembered our drink order from the last time we had visited Fratellos several weeks earlier. What a memory he has! We had enjoyed talking with him that time when he was working the bar, and we were so glad to have him as our server for this time. After cocktails arrived, we ordered the Spinach and Artichoke dip appetizer and a plate of the Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese curds. They came right away and we noshed while talking and drinking. Matt has a great personality and gave us impeccable service.

For entrees we selected the Braised Beef Ravioli, the Carbonara, and the Char Grilled Chicken Melt. The Ravioli dish was very tasty with a wine reduction tomato sauce and braised beef and mushrooms. The Carbonara dish was served over linguini with a creamy sauce and peas and huge chunks of perfectly rendered pork belly and sausage. The Chicken Melt was a grilled chicken with Brie, fig spread, and prosciutto served on a schiacciata roll. The entree portions were so generous we took home some of each. For dessert we shared a slice of super-moist lemon curd cake (tart and sweet in all the right places) and Brandy Alexander ice cream drinks. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and had a great time with Matt keeping us on point with excellent service, great personality, and of course Fratellos wonderful food and libations.

BG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Took over 1 hour to get our food. The restaurant was not that busy. Our waiter told us we were waiting on 1 steak (prepared medium). My entree was like warm to cold. Waiter was always missing. First and last time we will eat here.

KM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the carrot cake was incredible!

JG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Fratello's, 5 year anniversary dinner service was some of the best I've ever had food was excellent and sitting next to a window overlooking the river just added to the romance. My lady really loved the place

GS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All had a great time.