Pier 290

4.6
1841 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.
What 1841 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GeneK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Pier 290
Responded 17 hours ago

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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Pier 290
Responded 17 hours ago

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 4 days ago
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 17 hours ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
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
16 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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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.

Pier 290
Responded on October 28, 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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vipGordy
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

Pier 290
Responded on October 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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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 on October 22, 2020

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

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vipSeaBassLover
Chicago
116 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 on October 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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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 on October 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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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 on October 22, 2020

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

Best place on the lake

Pier 290
Responded on October 22, 2020

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 on October 22, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor vibe and food

Pier 290
Responded 17 hours ago

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

Pier 290 is rated 4.6 stars by 1841 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.