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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort.
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Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort

190 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
Enjoy seasonal American fare fused with ethnic flair in a casual atmosphere. Experience the flavors of the changing Midwestern seasons, with healthy dining options from low-carb to low-calorie, as well as sinfully delicious desserts. Don’t miss our weekend breakfast buffet featuring an omelet station. Grand Cafe is located on the 1300 acre Grand Geneva Resort, just a short drive from downtown Lake Geneva.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Grand Café Breakfast:

Monday-Sunday: 6:30-11:30am

Grand Café Lunch:

Monday-Sunday: 11:30-5:00pm

Grand Café Dinner:

Friday-Saturday: (Featuring our Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet) 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(262) 249-4788
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Poole
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Private party facilities
Private Dining Available. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Celebrations, Reunions, Wedding Dinners and more. Our chef will work with you to cater a custom menu for your function to meet your needs.
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Private party contact
Andrea Raykovich: (262) 245-7552
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Private Dining Available.
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Cross street
Hwy 50 East &Hwy 12
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Parking details
Self-parking is available. We also offer complimentary Valet Parking.
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Enjoy live entertainment performing nightly located adjacent to the Grand Cafe. Relax and enjoy the music amid comfortable surroundings and a roaring fire. Appetizers, sandwiches, and desserts are also available. Non-smoking.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 190 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We went there for the Friday prime/fish buffet. The food was very good and the selection was nice. Though wish lobster had been an option on the buffet. Overall can not make any complaints, will be back again for sure.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Friday night buffet had a large selection. Prime rib was good-just not great. Service was poor. Staff spread too thin. Asked for water refill 3 times and gave up. My wife asked for tea with honey and received a very good tea but never any honey. At $32.00 a head, I expect better service.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Horrible experience. Made a reservation, when we show up, they seat my family in the main entry. I ask to get moved to any of the 15 open tables and was told no.

Then wanted to order food off menu rather than buffet. Half my family did the buffet, the other half waited 40 min to get a menu in a half empty restaurant while the 2-3 hostess chatted with each other.

Poorly managed.

vipdavid328 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

This place never fails to impress with its consistency great service and great food quality

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Was disappointed to find the restaurant menu was the same thing you could order for room service. So that shows you the quality of food that you get....

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Buffet selection is limited and not worth what we paid for.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

This as for Christmas Eve Dinner with a special friend. Presentation on the buffet was poor and the prime rib was not very good. The carving person was on his phone quite a bit.

Klayton (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful food and great service. Always a special holiday family tradition for us.

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful meal

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Visited this place many times. Usually the Friday evening dinner. Good reliable, clean, good service and a good value for the dollar.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

The hostess was very friendly and accommodating with a time change request. My fiancée ordered a $24 steak and when it arrived it was no bigger than a chicken tender. His extra order of steak fries amounted to nothing extra and his salad on the side looked like a pile of wilted leaves. The server, though not appearing concerned about displeasure, did bring our comment back to the kitchen. The response was “that’s how it is”. The supervisor said we could fill out a survey when we check out. We’ve eaten at the cafe before and each year the menu seems to get smaller and lacking in choice. I was surprised by the lack of concern by the waitstaff especially because the rest of the hotel was filled with staff trying to make our holiday experience fun and memorable. Although I may go for the holiday lights, I will not be eating at the restaurants again! Very disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We were there for a conference , a rather large one at that. They handled the crowd very well we never felt pressured, the server was awesome, so personable. It is always nice to have that, we truly enjoyed the experience there. We did have the buffet that night, the food on it was good, prime rib was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to the Grand Café for our anniversary this past weekend and it was FABULOUS. They gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne because it was our anniversary and the waitress gave me a rose at the end of the meal. They really went above and beyond. I would highly recommend it!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on August 14, 2017

8.14.17 Not worth the price point and far below expectations for an upscale resort dining option. I get it, it's a cafe so we didn't expect a large menu. The small menu had items listed that weren't available. Service was mediocre as water glasses sat empty until we promoted. The "Banh Mi", forget its current popularity this is not of the Vietnamese variety of this French colonial classic. It was served on a wheat flour baguette that was tough and hard. Unlike the rice flour baguette that is light, airy, and crusty. It was more a fork and saw sandwich. Even the pickled veg was lackluster. The recommended, unfinished French onion soup lacked that certain wow and a half-eaten hamburger was (though asked for medium) still well very underwhelming for its price. Overall as guests of the resort we had intended to try the chop house on the property during our stay. We will take our lesson from this impression and make a reservation someplace else. I would say for those with experience with cuisine, i.e. "Foodies" set your sites elsewhere. Not worth the price or your time, IMHO. This place is serving up location not satisfaction.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2017

Great service and accommodated our food allergies without hesitation. Food, service, and ambiance were great.

Unionfoodie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Beautiful scenic views that instantly creates a "vacation" mind set enhancing the delicious all you can eat Prime rib, crab legs and shrimp, we enjoyed the past weekend! Very nice food presentation, salad bar, other entrees, always replenished to avoid any inconvenience of waiting. Wonderful service. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience!! Look forward to returning!

vipInvernessFoodie (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

The breakfast here is really, really good. Food was also great, great coffee. It was nice that you can get coffee to go as well. Only complaint was that the service seemed to be short bussers. So plates were piling up and I had to ask our server to take them. Dinner was good. I would recommend this restaurant for dinner for families only. It's more casual than the other restaurants. If you are planning a romantic date, don't come here. There was couple next to us who appeared to be on a date and they had the unfortunate experience of listening to my son yell, "I want some Mac 'n cheese!" Anyway, great find for breakfast and dinner with families.

PPFF (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Very good quality buffet food. Waitress extremely accommodating. The rolls need an upgrade. Too many screaming kids that parents were not controlling.

Zrjj (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

When we were first seated, I don't think they were ready for dinner service. Under the table was a lot of food trash. But they moved us after 10 minutes and from then on the service and food were amazing. Celebrating my parents 41 years of f marriage here was beautiful. We might make it a yearly tradition. Thanks

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

Adult burgers off the menu we're really good. Kids pizza wasn't good...pita bread with too much sauce and cheese was barely melted. My 6 year old doesn't turn down pizza and he barely ate a slice.

Kids buffet isn't a buffet. It offered 2 main courses (uncrustables and chicken nuggets) and 2 desserts (jello and chocolate pudding).