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Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant, Appleton, WI

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant

4.6
4.6
589 Reviews
$30 and under
American
YES WE ARE OPEN. IT'S NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL, IT'S BUSINESS, BUT SAFER.
Appleton RiverDome reservation can be made online by visiting the RiverDome page at FratellosWaterfront.com
We are sorry, we can not take reservations for patio seating during the patio season.

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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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (920) 993-9087

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Reischl

  • Private party facilities

    Private room adjacent to bar with stunning views of the Fox River.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Folks: (920) 993-9087

  • Neighborhood

    Appleton

  • Cross street

    Jackman

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JE

    JordanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yes the service was great food was excellent. My Fiancé and I both got that steak dinner. It was very good! Pricey though but worth it! Beautiful view of the water too.
  2. W

    Walter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The river views from Fratellos are fantastic, with a choice of inside or outside dining which together with a welcoming and well trained staff make it a special place to dine. The quality of the food, however is not consistent. We could count on good food in the past but not currently. Earlier this week, for example, the coating on the walleye ordered by our party earlier this week was so thick as to hide the taste of the fish, and the fish was laid upon potates which were cold which in turn covered broccoli that appeared to be thawing . As hosts to two other couples it was embarrassing. I used to recommend Fratellos with enthusiasm and without qualification but cannot do so currently.
  3. DW

    DaisyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Well our meat entrees were good and large. I loved the glace on my filet. The gnocchi seemed dry on the two plates that had it. The carrots and broccolini could have been a bit more tender! The not hot asparagus soup did not taste like asparagus, and it came with the entree, not before! The one salad that was ordered, came with the meal also, not before! The cheese curds were good. The "mashed" potato portions were enough to serve at least two people each. They were also, not hot. When asked to reheat them we were told that there was no microwave, so we could just get a new serving. Did not make a difference, it was no warmer! We were given NO fresh bread. No salt on the table. I know they were short handed, as everyone is, but things could have been better. The tiramisu which was the chosen birthday dessert was fantastic! Andy ,our server, did her best!
  4. GR

    GRadec

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Arrived on time for 6:45 reservation, seated at 7:15, asked staff if we had a server assigned to our table at 7:30, server arrived at 7:40 and took order, the food arrived at 8:10. Received 2 free glasses of wine for waiting. Pasta dishes were very flavorful. One person ordered a steak, and it was a bit on the chewy side.
  5. A

    Alice03

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Butternut Squash Ravioli was the perfect fall dinner dish, highly recommend. Had the Lemon Ripeino for dessert and it was the perfect way to finish our meal, very refreshing. Overall an outstanding experience.
  6. JV

    JonV

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was one of the best we have had anywhere! He made the entire experience memorable. The food and restaurant building also made it a place to continue coming back to enjoy.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  8. M

    Mary

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fratellos is a wonderful place to celebrate or just unwind amongst beautiful views of the powerful Fox River. The food is delicious and the service is great. The ambiance of the restaurant is what ultimately brings me back to celebrate!
  9. M

    Michael

    Milwaukee

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Met with a friend for lunch. Service was very good. Food was great (we both had salads... she had the watermelon salad and seemed to enjoy it a lot). It's always a lovely space.
  10. DW

    DeborahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, excellent service, excellent food
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    good food and cocktails, lovely view, attentive service
  12. MM

    MarkM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful day outside, so outdoor seating was the place to be. The food was wonderful and the staff friendly.
  13. r

    roamalone

    Northern MI

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Seating by the windows gave us a great view of the rushing water and waterfowl. Our Truffle Shrimp Carbonara was excellent both in execution and seasoning. House salad was just mixed greens and red onions, but had a nice lemon basil dressing. Great desserts. Great wine list. Only negative for us is that you need to pay $4 extra for bread and butter. A small thing, but it is a simple, inexpensive gesture that we missed.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fratellos is absolutely beautiful and there is not a bad seat in the house! Indoor and outdoor seating is top notch, and the service is phenomenal. Try the charred octopus, and the coffee martini!
  15. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Our table was filthy, there was a bug in the candle on the table. The water glass my husband was given was not clean. The waitress was very nice and the food was pretty good though.
  16. DD

    DaveD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food, good service, food came quickly. Best part is the great ambiance- the fantastic river views.
  17. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat outside with a nice view. The food was great and service was excellent. We would recommend Fratellos.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great, we will always remember when we ordered a cheesesteak and got a cheesecake! Gave us all a laugh! Nice to sit on the patio and great drinks
  19. BF

    BonnieF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, loved the outdoor seating
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the patio area. Service was great. The food was good. The only thing that was bothersome were the bees. But we understand that it was our choice to sit outside. We wanted to take in the sure of the river
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    I had been to fratellos before and it was amazing. This time around not so much. We got the bam bam shrimp, truffle fries, and the bruschetta and we all love them! But when it came to our main courses we were less than satisfied. Tow of us got meals with steak in them and both steaks were so tough that we could barely chew them. One meal had scallops and they were very gritty. The crispy gnocchi needs a sauce with it. It is very dry and tasted like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for too long. Our group loved the cannolis that they used to have on the menu, but sadly they were not on there anymore.
  22. BM

    BrettM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and the wait staff were fantastic too!
  23. EH

    EdwardH

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Good service and a great view. Food was good but not up to the location. Prices for food were a good value, however anything under $40 a bottle on their wine list isn’t worth drinking.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  25. SG

    StevenG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We don't recall ever getting our meals served so quickly. Service was great! Food was great!
  26. JP

    JustinP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in for a date night dinner with my wife. I had the mushroom and bacon fettuccine which was spectacular! My wife had the crunch chicken salad and she loved it. We both really loved the white chicken chili. The service was excellent. We will definitely be back!
  27. TD

    TylerD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Great atmosphere. To many kids were there making it loud
  28. WS

    WyattS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food and cocktail were fantastic, cannot wait to come back again!
  29. R

    Rick221

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, although I did take out because the patio was closed. Service was terrific!
  30. WD

    WendyD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with great food and service!!
  31. JG

    JessicaG

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome view of river and wildlife, delicious food, fast service and wonderful ambience!
  32. E

    Ellie

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty outdoor setting. Good food and service. Excellent Appleton experience!
  33. d

    dreamer13

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Amazing location, great service and underwhelming food. I always expect more and I'm always disappointed here. My truffle shrimp pasta LOOKED fantastic but had no salt and I tasted truffle in maybe 2 bites. So disappointing.
  34. PG

    PatriciaG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon with friends Very very good waitress :)
  35. LB

    LauraB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place! Exceptional ❤️ We celebrated my husband’s birthday dinner. They surprised him with dessert & huge flaming sparkler! It’s great way to celebrate 🎉at Fratellos!! View of riverfront is beautiful! Very relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend
  36. VD

    VickiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like to save Fratello's for special occasions. We always try something outside of our usual restaurant selections and are never disappointed! The spiced wine pear in the salmon salad was deliciously unexpected as was the sweet chili compound butter for the warm bread!
  37. DL

    DeannaL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great view, great service! Will return!
  38. MF

    MaripatF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous views! Windows all around overlooking the river & dam. Lots of wildlife to watch and moving water. The food was excellent and both the waitstaff and manager stopped by to check in us. We were on the upper level, which was nice and gave us an excellent view even though we were not right next to a window. The waitress we had gave us some good recommendations and was very attentive. Everything was picture perfect! I highly recommend Fratellos if you are willing to pay a bit more for a better location and food. Our lunch for 2 was $68. For me, well worth it for a special occasion but not on a regular basis.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our Wedding Anniversary. Mentioned to our waitress, and have our dessert complementary. Food was excellent. Had a great experience
  40. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food and great place to eat. I wish it was a little less expensive, but it is a very nice restaurant .

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (920) 993-9087.

Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant

501 West Water Street, Appleton, WI 54911

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jackman

  • Neighborhood

    Appleton

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Reischl

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (920) 993-9087

  • Private party facilities

    Private room adjacent to bar with stunning views of the Fox River.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Folks: (920) 993-9087

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