Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort

4.3
306 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Grand Cafe features a seasonal menu reflecting the scents and flavors of the midwestern seasons in a casual setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grand Cafe is located on the 1300 acre Grand Geneva Resort, just a short drive from downtown Lake Geneva.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 306 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary

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DaddyBob
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, our server Kelly was attentive but not intrusive.
Feel bread or rolls should have been provided with prime rib dinner and also a salad or soup.

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Wonderful
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Overall had a very nice time. Was our family Christmas Eve dinner that we annually hold but normally in downtown chicago. Since Illinois is closed down we decided to head to the grand Geneva. Service was outstanding, food was good, a bit pricey but was a special occasion. We will go back again to try out the chophouse.

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Aicul
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service very good, practiced covid precautions well. Only thing was the water tasted very metallic or either too much chlorine. Otherwise, highly recommend

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hbk7
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and brussel sprouts were to die for! My husband had chicken which was also delicious.

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HelenD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal. The food was excellent and we had great service. The environment was quiet so it was easy to have a conversation.

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JeffreyD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best fish fries around! Service was awesome and the atmosphere was incredible. Definitely recommend the Grand Cafe to anyone visiting the Lake Geneva area.

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vipNone
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant and staff were very good
The food was excellent and the service we received was really good.
Overall the experience was nice and the holiday atmosphere was fun
Thanks

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Sybil
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and impeccable service. Food was delicious and very tasty.

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vipMelissaW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was nice. The food was very good. Only bad thing was we were seated right behind the bar in the restaurant. Some of the bar guests were using inappropriate language with our 10 year seated at our table.

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Natalie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. The food was OUTSTANDING. Will definitely dine here again.

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maryp
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday prime rib was outstanding along with the Brussel sprouts!

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vipFrequentdiner
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the Cafe for about 10 years. We were pleasantly surprised. Everything was excellent! We had the ribs and split a side salad (plenty big for 2). Everything was well prepared, hot, and delicious. Our wait staff was very attentive. All in all, this was a good choice for a Saturday evening dinner. We live in Lake Geneva and will be back.

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MTST
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Few options for Gluten Free food . . not even the steak was a GF option, making me think they sous vide foods . . . they did some subs for my order and the garlic pototo was very runny. Asparagus was charred but tasty. Salmon was perfect.

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PeterS
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!
Wonderful service!!
Tremendous view!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice service

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SusanM
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the kale salad! We had it twice during our stay. We also had the burger and BLT. Both were delicious! Dessert. Cheesecake was so good that we had that twice. Carrot cake was very good. Breakfast was very nice. Everything was delicious!!!

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Grrrrr
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Miss the buffet
Would be nice to offer choice of potato rather than rice ??
And vegetable as well??

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Mark
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great atmosphere especially considering the COVID 19 limitations.

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CathyH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs were amazing. So was the chicken. And affordable as well

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Anonymous
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

I come to the Grand Cafe specifically for the Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings. Even when I am not staying in residence, I specifically drive to the Grand Geneva for this. I was incredibly disappointed to find that the buffet has been discontinued. Although the staff was outstanding and service was superb and the staff was most apologetic that the buffet was canceled, I was disappointed. While I completely understand the Covid scare, I sincerely hope that this dining event will return. Personally, I believe it to be a very bad business decision to eliminate this dining experience. Although the food was still good, it can not hold a candle to the buffet.

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Woody
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Class act by everyone - servers, bartenders and chefs.

Drinks and food were excellent!

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vipFOODIE
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

My wife and I cam here for her 60th birthday. What an enormous disappointment. Prime Rib and Seafood buffet. Very, very poor. The prime rib was okay, overseasoned, but okay. The rest of the buffet was just terrible. The other dishes, were some salad offerings. Peel and eat shrimp were mushy. Frozen, thawed, frozen, thawed. Nothing special. There was some sort of Cod which looked bad, and a seafood pasta, that had no seafood in it, a chicken dish that looked bad, steamed green beans and mashed potatoes. That was your buffet. The waiter, who was very efficient and friendly, said that the crab was made to order in the kitchen. We each ordered a portion. Ever heard of King snow crab or queen crab. This was young prince crab. So small, that you probably had to eat 15 pounds of the stuff to get 1 pound of meat. Ridiculous and very disappointing. We would never return for this CRAP!!!

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TammyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointed in the selection for children as well as the prime rib was very well done. was not happy with the buffet

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Anonymous
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Geneva was hosting a dance convention on this day so the place was really hopping and busy. This did not faze the dining or wait staff at all. Everything was smooth and efficient. Food was excellent. My server Lisa was superb. She knows whats what and juggles everything like a pro. Great place for great service.

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KirkA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quick seating, excellent service, and the buffet met everyone’s needs

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MarieN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every restaurant at this resort is fabulous. The Cafe Grand is a great place for delicious breakfasts and the amazing buffet!

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KatieS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family enjoyed the prime rib and seafood buffet, especially the snow crab! Dessert table was expansive. My kids liked the kids table as well as the adult selections. kaytie was a top notch server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Zippitydee
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner and our server Lisa was great. She was informative, quick to get what we needed and very nice. Enjoyed our Valentine's dinner.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we brought our little ones, a bit too fancy for them.

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RochelleB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Dinner and Breakfast waitress, Donna, was EXCEPTIONAL!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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BradleyS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food overall was very good, however the dessert table was a big disappointment. The service was fair. A couple of large tables were seated nearby which took much of our waitresses attention, leaving us waiting for drink refills and our check. Still, overall we enjoyed the meal and the Grand Geneva was beautifully decorated.

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Anonymous
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was once again most fortunate to have Lisa as my server. She is most knowledgeable and very good at her job. She recommended that I check out the various Christmas decorations in the hotel and conference rooms and she was quite right. Stunning!!

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Justin was a great server. Couldnt have asked for a better experience

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BethS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff was great!!! They made our experience very special!!!!

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Anonymous
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am most impressed with the Grand Cafe dining experience and in particular Lisa. She is simply outstanding! The restaurant was packed as was the lobby. Some kind of big convention. Lisa kept her cool and handled herself well. I will definitely be back.

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Cindy
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Crumbs on table. Cleaned myself. Buffet which comes with rolls. Had to ask for those. Had to ask them to bring out the soup bowls....this is not logistically a big buffet that make it hard for staff to know what to replenish. The soup is right next to the carver. Nothing to put the drawn bitter or soup in. Took little cup from roll butter to put drawn butter in. The regular food was fine for most people, but a little disappointing it seemed to be Cajun & hot spice night for the pasta dish and chicken both. I don’t eat the prime rib so that leaves the rest. The food I had was good.

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CynthiaW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Much easier to get a reservation than the Chop House next door. Food and service are great.

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Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort is rated 4.3 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.