Pier 290

4.6
1866 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
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4.6
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4.7
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants when in the lake area. Always good food, especially the Friday Fish Fry. It's always perfect!

Pier 290
Responded 4 days ago

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

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abra
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant not only has an amazing view of the lake and houses, but the food and ambiance is also great. Will definitely be coming again!

Pier 290
Responded on January 5, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

NYE dinner with 7 guests. Food was good- not great. I ordered Braised short rib, which was served cold to me. Took me 15 minutes to get the waitress’s attention to heat up my plate. A guest’s old fashioned was served in a plastic cup (?) which we’ve never seen before. At times all guests in the party felt like we were in a freezer and then a sauna. Wish it was an overall better experience.

Pier 290
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thank you for your recent review. I apologize that you Short Rib was not hot when it was served to you. I was in the kitchen and remember it coming back to be warmed up. I will follow up with your server as well it should never have taken you that long to get her back to the table. All of our beer and coctails served outside are served in plasitc. This is mainly due to our summertime mentality of people running around barefoot. I will discuss changing the policy for winter.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Pretty packed, it was chilly in the tent steaks were burnt definitely won’t be back. Our waitress was nice but terrible food

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

No comment it was nice to be out and see other people.

Pier 290
Responded on January 5, 2021

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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PatrickB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ANOTHER WONDERFUL MEAL AND TIME; HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

Pier 290
Responded on January 2, 2021

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

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WendyH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

Pier 290
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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RobinT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! I Highly recommend this place!

Pier 290
Responded on January 2, 2021

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

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LauriS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservations for NYE. So glad we made that decision! Service, atmosphere, food, drink and live entertainment was amazing! Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing. Food was outstanding. Love the house made chips

Pier 290
Responded on January 5, 2021

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

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ChrisK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Pier 290. Overall, pleasant experience

Pier 290
Responded on January 1, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Menu and food seems to have dramatically improved since our last visit a few years back. Was excellent. And a gorgeous space with conscientious social distance efforts.

Pier 290
Responded on December 30, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service and great food

Pier 290
Responded on December 30, 2020

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

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OUTSTANDING
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always exceptional and this time was no different. The covered area was comfortably heated, zero complaints. A manager stopped by our table to address any concerns and to express gratitude for our patronage. Love this place - I have never been disappointed any time of year!

Pier 290
Responded on December 30, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday!!

Pier 290
Responded on December 30, 2020

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

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KimK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Christmas weekend lunch, the food was incredible and the view was stunning! Never disappointed when eating there!

Pier 290
Responded on December 30, 2020

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

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DYERDATA
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening in every way!

Pier 290
Responded 3 days ago

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 December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and excellent food!

Pier 290
Responded on December 23, 2020

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

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vipdavew
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent visitors and have been getting excellent service...Roni did a great job for us as we had 2 tables and around 12 guests with us.

Pier 290
Responded on December 22, 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 December 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My Birthday and our Anniversary

Pier 290
Responded on December 22, 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
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great winter igloo experience!

Pier 290
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! Is there anything that you would like to see from us in the future? We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipYvonneM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Wonderful food, great music and staff is amazing

Pier 290
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thank you for your great 5 star review!! Is there anything that you would like to see from us in the future? We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend asking for Chase as your server.

Pier 290
Responded on December 22, 2020

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

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StacyD
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for lunch and sat by the fireplace and window over looking the lake. Was wonderful atmosphere and food was delicious! Felt safe, staff wore masks.

Pier 290
Responded on December 22, 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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Cliff
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience3

After receiving your e-mail, we were extremely excited. The communication said there would be a ski show. There was none. It said we could have steaks and pan fried walleye. Our reservation was for 12:00, so we were offered the lunch menu which did not include either. The server was excellent, the cocktails tasty, the egglo experience great fun and very comfortable. So, we’ll be back at night to get the menu we missed yesterday.

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GeneK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food is always great and the atmosphere is very nice!

Pier 290
Responded on December 1, 2020

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

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KatieE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the holiday decorations, fire pits and delicious food!

Pier 290
Responded on December 1, 2020

We are happy you enjoyed our little winter wonderland. Now all we need is snow. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipMarieT
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an excellent evening. The atmosphere, food, ambiance. Service, and oh, did I say food? Our meals were perfect. Our drinks were perfect. Our server was amazing. We will definitely be coming back and will enjoy the igloos and fire pits. Thank you a nice family dinner!!

Pier 290
Responded on December 1, 2020

Marie, Thanks for your comments. They are truly appreciated. Come back soon!!!

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ALLISONS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good food. Excellent drinks, fun drinks you don’t see everywhere. Great service. Calm ambiance. Was perfect for our date night.

Pier 290
Responded on November 19, 2020

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

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vipSarahS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best spot on the lake and outstanding service! Can’t wait to return.

Pier 290
Responded on November 19, 2020

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

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vipSeaBassLover
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had such a good time Saturday night at Pier 290. My husband had the baked chicken, and I had the special: chicken piccata. Both were excellent! Zach was our server who we have had before. He's efficient and always very friendly. And because the weather has been so mild for November, we were able to sit around one of the fire pits after dinner--very relaxing!

Pier 290
Responded on November 10, 2020

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

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JacquelynB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pier 290. Great wine and fantastic food in a beautiful atmosphere.

Pier 290
Responded on November 10, 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 November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice view and good food

Pier 290
Responded on November 10, 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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KristenH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great choice in a cove off Lake Geneva. The decor is beautiful and the food and service on point.

Pier 290
Responded on November 10, 2020

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

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DebO
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was great. They had heaters and it was vey comfy inside while the wind was really blowing outside! Would come here again!

Pier 290
Responded on November 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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TerryW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner! I have been here many times and it is always good.

Pier 290
Responded on November 1, 2020

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

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DanB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A stunningly romantic place for a lazy Sunday afternoon with your significant other.
Pier 290 is on the best part of the lake in Williams Bay.
New fall menu has great new choices. My girlfriend and I went for the two ultimate comfort foods - the meatloaf dish, and the chicken pot pie. Both were incredible! 5 stars for both dishes. Social distancing was ok, not great (the tables were a little close). The service was a little spotty - the server was either constantly asking if we wanted to order, or hard to reach as more tables became occupied.

Pier 290
Responded on October 28, 2020

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

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vipKelseyM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Pier 290
Responded on October 28, 2020

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

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SamanthaB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress (Jordan, I believe) was incredible!! Can’t thank her enough for being so great and celebrating our engagement with us :)

Pier 290
Responded on November 10, 2020

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

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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 on October 22, 2020

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

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You can order delivery directly from Pier 290 using the Order Online button.

Pier 290 is rated 4.6 stars by 1866 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.