Pier 290

4.6
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1827 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Live Music | Lakefront Dining
PIER 290 offers a unique opportunity to enjoy lakeside dining on Lake Geneva. Our menu showcases local food and a wine list with producers who respect artisanal techniques.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKelseyM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was SO good. Went for brunch and highly recommend the french toast and the eggs Benedict. Best I have ever had!

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Sailor
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt service, delicious food. A wonderful experience!

Pier 290
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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viplove2eat
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is what makes this place. We went on a quiet day which was fine because of covid.

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vipBruceF
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good smoked pork chop. Nice ambience. Live music on a Saturday. Had fun.

Pier 290
Responded 5 days ago

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AshleyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Anniversary celebration dinner! Great service all around, perfect location and delicious food! Will dine again!

Pier 290
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipSeaBassLover
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I really enjoyed our entrees: baked chicken with parmesan sauce and the beef stroganoff--very, very good! They have a nice wine list. Also the service and atmosphere was great. We'll definitely go again.

Pier 290
Responded 5 days ago

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vipPBKs
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great option any time, with great food and wine list, along with outdoor seating with heat.

Pier 290
Responded 5 days ago

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vipThereseV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service are always great here. The outside area is covered with a tent and it was quite warm in there!

Pier 290
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NickiS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Walleye was delicious. Views are beautiful. Unfortunately chicken was overcooked on the salad, however they quickly corrected it. Lovely restaurant, fine service and ambience. We will definitely return!

Pier 290
Responded 5 days ago

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place on the lake

Pier 290
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We will continue strive hard to earn that title!!!

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KimB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely pleasant experience. Our food was delicious, the service superior and the ambiance was wonderful. We will be dining there again soon.

Pier 290
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JamieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prefect family dinner w the kids home from college. Service was perfect!
As always, the food was great. We had a wonderful dinner and will be back again soon.

Pier 290
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KristyM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was slow inside looked like they had a lot outside. The bartender had a lot on her plate

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Pier 290! Wish we lived closer then we could go every weekend not only for the exceptional food but also for the gorgeous ambiance and live music. The management and staff deserve a standing ovation! Bravo!

Pier 290
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LorG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Beautiful view and lovely ambience. My only complaint would have to be the waitress. My friend asked for her tuna to be cooked a little more than rare and she was told by the waitress that they were too busy to take special requests. You should be able to ask for your meat of any kind cooked to your liking regardless of how busy a restuarant is.

Pier 290
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! Please let me know who your server was if you can remember. That request could have been easily accommodated, and should have been. I would like to follow up with my staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took family to experience outdoor dining at its best! Was not disappointed!

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DWoz
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with family!

Pier 290
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NicoleC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

Pier 290
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Coach
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambience the crowd the music the service and the food and drinks. One of the best dining experiences of the decade!

Pier 290
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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HaydeeD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

food is great and service is fantastic..place is highly recommended.

Pier 290
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for your 4-star Review. Please let us know what we can to better to get that 5th star.

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PEGGYB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is wonderful with lakefront views! Excellent service, food and drinks. We’ve enjoyed Pier 290 all summer and will come back again soon.

Pier 290
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipPBKs
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great lunch outdoors on one the last fall days. Delicious summer sling drink, blackened tuna salad and sandwich.

Pier 290
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your 4-star Review. Please let us know what we can to better to get that 5th star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We visited Pier 290 for our belated anniversary. The restaurant was very clean and bright. They offered inside and outdoor seating. We sat inside because of the cool breeze. They had a live singer (with backing track), which was nice, but a little loud (speaker was right over our table, though). General atmosphere was upscale, but not stuffy at all. Our server was friendly, wore a mask that he kept over his mouth and nose, which was great. We had their house made chips and dip for appetizer with a Caesar salad, both delicious, although the croutons weren’t anything special. Their pop selection for drinks was pretty minimal (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite). We eat had steak - filet and NY strip. The flavor was amazing and both steaks perfectly cooked. Slightly lacking in tenderness in our experience with nicer steak places. The ambiance was nice - lots of happy energy and the view was lovely!

Pier 290
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your 4-star Review. Please let us know what we can to better to get that 5th star.

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Julie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We made a reservation for 6:30 and requested an outside table -- 2 weeks ahead of time. When we arrived, they said it would be 35 - 40 minute wait for an outside table. Annoying.

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AmyA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks with a great outdoor atmosphere on the lake.

Pier 290
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your 4-star Review. Please let us know what we can to better to get that 5th star.

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Holly
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great table facing the water in the front. Wonderful food (walleye and ribs), but wine by the glass a little pricey ($11-18). Our waiter could have been a little more attentive. He didn’t come around much and wasn’t too personable. Great fun place overall!

Pier 290
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JasonK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was good. Service was good also.

Pier 290
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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AllisonF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The location and ambience is wonderful, the food not so much. Trying something new, we went with ceviche. It was not good. No lime taste, shrimp was tough and all we tasted was Italian seasonings. Don’t recommend at all. Service was mediocre, especially when the manager asked if we needed another plate and never came back with one. We were literally done with our meal before we got one. Great place for drinks and hanging near the water. Don’t recommend their food at all.

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ChrisB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lobster roll was very good. My wife had the crab cake which she liked as well.

Pier 290
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your 4-star Review. Please let us know what we can to better to get that 5th star.

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WayneH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

First time to die here. The location is nice, but the food is just ok, For the price, I expected a much better dinging experience. The food was not exceptional. Had the ceviche for an appetizer and it was really not flavorful at all. So disappointing if you'd had good ceviche. We ordered fish tacos and the lobster roll. The tacos had been under a warmer a while as the tortilla was not fresh. The flavoring of the tacos was bland as well. The lobster rolls again lacked flavor and the fries that came with this $27 sandwich where lukewarm and tough.

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LaurieG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great covered open air patio dining. Attentive service and amazing lake views. Perfect spot for our family lunch!

Pier 290
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KKent
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Uig

Pier 290
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipjaneR
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pier 290 is always great. We weren't able to eat on the patio as there was a long wait so we were inside which was fine. The band was very loud and made it difficult to have dinner in the dining room. Otherwise, service and food were excellent.

Pier 290
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outside seating area and the view. Overall setup for a safe and good outside meal. We mostly had appetizer and drinks and it was a blast, but a bit upperscale pricing

Pier 290
Responded on September 27, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and service was great!

Pier 290
Responded on September 27, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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shawna
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, great service, great menu - perfect place to have take in the beauty of Lake Geneva,

Pier 290
Responded on September 27, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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lydiak
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best setting in the lake! Great nite with friends celebrating a milestone birthday!

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lydiak
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating when we asked for a table outside socially distanced. Wonderful evening. Favorite LG spot! Taking friends again tonight.

Pier 290
Responded on September 27, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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ChicagoGurlztrip
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Quentin was the best. Great service, great atmosphere, good food.

Pier 290
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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TWWW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waited over 45min for our 7:15pm reservation on a Saturday. Maybe they're not used to being busy, but that seems excessive. Drinks helped. Waitress must have been having a bad night. I think we saw her 4 times and I had to ask for another round of drinks. Chilean Sea Bass was very good, but the high school cafeteria style scoop of mashed potatoes felt cheap for a $38 entree. My wife's filet was ok, but nothing special for $42. Highlight was the spinach artichoke dip and the old fashioneds. Beyond that, we didn't think it was anything special.

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Pier 290 is rated 4.6 stars by 1827 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.