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About Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort

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.

7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Hwy 50 East &Hwy 12

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(262) 249-4788

Website:
http://www.grandgeneva.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
Private Dining Available.

Parking Details:
Self-parking is available. We also offer complimentary Valet Parking.

Executive Chef:
Jason Poole

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.

Private Party Contact:
Alex Wendt: (262) 245-7552

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (143)
Good for Groups (128)
Scenic View (121)
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Special Occasion (109)
Great for Brunch (98)
Great for Lunch (82)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Romantic (49)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Late-night Find (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Casual (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for a Date (6)
People Watching (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Fun (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined on October 22, 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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·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).

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We were out for a daddy/daughter dance and dinner. Our waitress treat my daughter, and the other young ladies that were at our table with their dads, like princesses. It was fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We always enjoy our dining experience at the Grand Cafe. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service top class. Definitely one of our favorite getaways, so we frequent this restaurant often.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

My family and I were staying at the resort for vacation and decided to come here for a Saturday meal. Everything was delicious. The service was fantastic and they had a selection for the kids.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I had the buffee diner on friday and Saturday they have prime rib carving station and I got a good size portion of prime rib nicely cooked. Also they had crab legs in short ribs over riceVery good I'm a big meet eater and I enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Service was slow. Table was dirty. I was served a strip steak even though i ordered a rib-eye. My kids had sad-looking bland buttered noodles. Thankfully, Ally, who works for the resort, read my complaints and responded very quickly. Our meal was comped which was a generous response from management. It seems there are a lot of bad reviews about this restaurant which is a shame since the resort itself is very nice.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The broccoli casserole was the star of the menu, although the buffet had shrimp it was cold and of the peel and eat variety, and a $35 price point I think they can afford to put peeled deveined shrimp on the buffet. The prime rib was tasty, and perfectly cooked however it was 60 to 70% fat, so I wasted more than a aid which bother me why such a fatty piece of meat would be on the buffet in the first place.

They did have crab legs and drawn butter but the crab legs were ice cold again a pet peeve of mine. The salad bar was nice and the fresh fish selection was good as well. Being that it was a Friday during Lent, I would've liked to seen macaroni and cheese, and perhaps another fish item. I stayed on the property for four days and this was my only visit to a hotel restaurant, the value for the money is simply not there.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The food temperature was cool at best. The salt was so strong in the mushrooms that when added on top of the prime rib, I couldn't eat it. The price is high for the poor service and sub par food. I will never go back to the buffet nor would I recommend it to anybody.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Good Chicken avocado ciabatta, tasty sweet potato fries and good margarita.

Tags: Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Always good service, great food, and a relaxing night. All you can eat buffet with crab legs, prime rib, and shrimp. Great for children too because they have their own buffet.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Was looking forward to the "surf and turf" buffet. Prime rib and crab legs along with some other dishes. The prime rib was good. The crab legs were decent but the other dishes were disappointing. They had a tuna steak dish but the tuna was pretty dry. There was also supposed to be a pasta and shrimp dish but I saw no shrimp. For the $30 price I expected more.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2017

This was my sons choice for his birthday. They treated him like a king.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Prime rib buffet was a let down. Grand Geneva is going downhill...

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Always a place you can depend on for an enjoyable evening or lunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2016

I found the circuses to be great. Best wait staff, very friendly and attentive. Bar tenders were great. Great selection food and drinks.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, People Watching, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Food was pricey for what you got. I would go back more or the ambiance.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The food was very good. We got off to a bad start when the hostess took us to our table. When we got to the table and started to sit down, a waitress came over and ask her to move us to another table so she could have a party of 15. We moved down the row of tables. We sat for 20 minutes with no service. When the waitress finally came to our table after orders from 2 other tables that were seated after us. She apologized and said that she was late for work. I understand these things can happen, but feel someone else could have at least taken the drink orders. Some of us got the buffet and some ordered off the menu. The food was very good and the meat carver very nice. We had to ask for a bread basket twice. We also had to remind the waitress three times that we would like drink refills.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Once you get a waitress no service issue. BUT we saw waitresses talking and not going to get orders for drinks before dinner. My husband went to the bar. The hostess took her time to greet us. She must have been busy. Nope. You first ask, "May I help you? " No matter what you are doing?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Food ok. Too Crowded. Took too long in line to get Buffet food.
Staff did an ok job considering the crowd. This café needs to consider booking
less people so folks can enjoy their meals. Buffet was too pricy to not be
able to enjoy it.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Buffet is great! Wish crab legs were served hot though instead of them having to be boiled again and waiting.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We were there on a busy holiday weekend. We were staying at the hotel. Breakfast buffet was wonderful, the dinner buffet was horrible. Service one morning was great, another day it was pretty bad. It's the primary restaurant at the hotel, so patrons are stuck unless the want to trek downtown.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Delightful varied menu. Excellent service. We enjoyed a cocktail on the outside terrace prior to entering the casual dining room. Very pleasurable evening.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2016

I had asked if something could be done for my wife's birthday and they came through for me. Well done!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 13, 2016

This is where I go to take my children when they come to visit . However this time I got very sick right after I ate there . I am blaming it on the shrimp that I ate . as soon as I proceed to eat it I should of known better for it was very soft and it fell apart as I was pealing it once I started chewing it I had already ate a lil bit of it when I tasted a foul taste. I spit it out and upon smelling it sure enough it was bad. I was wit h my son and did not want to make a scene for we were there to celebrate the death of a loved one so we just left quickly there after that . but the night was not over for me .. I was down right sick till the next morning

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Friendly, smiling faces from every staff member I encountered. Be sure to make a reservation for the Friday night Buffet. Crab legs and Prime Rib were replenished regularly. A note of caution: if you're looking for a romantic weekend away, this is not the place. Children everywhere, running amok, not being minded by inattentive parents. Some areas can be quite loud and rambunctious!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The wait staff is exceptional. The manager stopped by to see if things were OK. Food was superb. I have long discovered that the key is to come early for dinner. The place is really packed at dinner time, so the earlier the better. Thanks for a great dinner!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Fabulous food Great atmosphere. Our server was awesome. Even though we had the buffet, she came around often and checked on us. It was my mothers birthday and they gave her 3 roses and a delicious chocolate mousse cake. We love this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Average at best in every respect...from the greeting by the hostess, to the service and especially the food. Quite disappointing for the lobby restaurant at a very nice resort.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2016

We enjoyed the prime rib and crab leg buffet. The food was excellent. We also loved the dessert table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 9, 2016

group of 10 with 2 highchairs very accommodating
food was excellent
good choices
great pricing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 8, 2016

This event was celebrating our 45th and our son's first anniversary and we felt it was
a special nite from the venue to the staff. We are returning asap, and maybe monthly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2016

We went to Friday night prime rib and seafood buffet to celebrate my husband's retirement. Our waitress treated him like a king. We felt like we were the only people in the restaurant, although it was quite crowded. The food was exceptional.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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