Pier 290

4.4
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1457 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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.6
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Place was packed over Memorial Day weekends! You would never know there’s a global pandemic going on. Staff took no precautions such as wearing masks or social distancing. Too soon for me to be around all this with little to no protection. Strongly recommend waitstaff and cooks wear masks and you provide reassurance to patrons that proper precautions are in place.

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vipRytoc77
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always with the best view on lake Geneva

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vipSandy
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday

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RichellS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We will visit again! Fun atmosphere right on the lake.

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MarianneS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With just opening after the shut down Pier 290 gets an A++. There was a good distance between tables, staff was cleaning tables after people left, menus were wiped down. I had no fear at eating at this restaurant. Owner came by each table thanking people for coming out to his restaurant. The food is delicious. I would tell anyone who was in the Lake Geneva, Fontana or Williams Bay Area to go and enjoy Pier 290

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FrostW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With all of the uneasiness going on in our area and proximity to Chicago, we have to share our experience was exceptional. Very attentive and prompt service from server. Very happy with the menu options and our shrimp appetizer and pasta and chicken entrees.

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vipFrequentdiner
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Pier 290 twice this weekend. Once for lunch and another for dinner. We noticed an upgrade in both the menu items and the food preparation from last year and the year before. We had felt that quality slipped two years ago so this is good news! We had the ribs and salmon dish for dinner and both were excellent. We had salads and tacos for lunch and, again, both were prepared perfectly. The restaurant was crowded and it surprised us a bit that except for the tables being 5 feet apart, no one wore masks or maintained social distances including the wait staff. Hopefully everyone was healthy. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went on a Saturday during a tough time for the restaurant industry and they NAILED it. Great service and Great food...

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RichardW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere and lakefront! What more could you want!

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Suzy
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Ordered medium steak, it came well done. Had to ask for silverware, bread, and butter.

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jimc
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back out and sort of back to normal. Wait staff was great at following safety measures and taking necessary precautions.

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AR123
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

None of the workers wore masks or gloves. Didn’t even practice social distancing with each other or customers. Had way too many people at our table (delivering food, water, giving us menus, etc). With just opening back up, would have thought they would take SOME/ANY precautionary measures. Food however was fantastic and staff was nice.

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BridgetM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Beautiful outdoor bar/restaurant area. Food was excellent. Service was fantastic. They were conscious of social distancing as well. It was so nice to be out to a restaurant again!

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JonB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pleasant experience. Our server seemed a little high but other then that it was great!

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DottyT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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vipSuburbFoodies
Chicago
128 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great view from a window table. Service was OK. Fish fry was very good.

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laurita312
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We would have liked to sit outside, but they charge an extra $30 to sit in the igloos.

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vipColleenW
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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DeborahC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great...view is priceless!

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vipLeslieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun interior and great view of the lake! This place will not disappoint

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Randa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had 7 o’clock dinner reservation and had to wait an extra 30min for our table.. it wouldn’t have been so bad if they still had there winter carnival open that we could occupy the 5 kids we had with us. For some reason they closed the carnival an hour early on Saturday night without notice on a holiday weekend. Our kids were heartbroken. Food wise the entrées that the adults ordered were great. The sea bass was very good. All the kids ordered the Mac and cheese and none of them liked it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was Valentine’s weekend and we went for a date night... out first time at the restaurant... but there were tons of kids and we were seated in the tented-deck area by a bar and TVs. I was hoping to sit in the actual restaurant since it was just the two of us and I had made a reservation at least a month in advance. I had hoped for a more romantic setting vs. what felt like sitting in the bar at an Outback. The food was good and the waitress was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The excellent experience that the staff members, including Brook (I believe she was the restaurant manager at that night) helped me out planning ahead to proposing to my fiancé, then girlfriend. Everything worked out fabulously and the night was memorable for both of us. Of course, fabulous food and great atmosphere!Thank you so so much.

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vipHockeymom
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as was our server. The live music duo made the evening.

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TabithaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Get the pork chop, don’t even think twice.

Wasn’t that fond of the tented dining in the dead of winter, but over all very happy. Will definitely be back!

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EricR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took my girlfriend their for valentines day, food was good service was great, however they sat us at a table that was like cafeteria style?? the couples on either side of us were literally so close to either side of us i could hardly get into my bench to sit down. I am glad i did not wan to say anything to romantic or personal.. I would have been sharing it with 4 other people. I will only go back if we can get our own table. Their are plenty of other places in the area with as good of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a great night except we reserved an inside table and were seated outside. It was very cold. The restaurant tried to accommodate us, but was too busy. Beside that it was a great experience.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is an awesome place with fantastic food and atmosphere.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, loved the ambiance! The view is also very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was slow for a night with only two other tables. Food arrived cold.

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vip2withfriends
Milwaukee
112 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they did breakfast all year round. It is delicious, good choices and fantastic prices in addition to wonderful views. What could be better!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, love music was good. A little loud but we came later in the night. Server was great and personable. Cocktails were great too.

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vipDawn
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pier 290 has such a great decor style and did not disappoint for a lively Saturday night dinner. It was busier than anticipated for a winter evening but fun and live music as well. The food ( i ordered the meatloaf ) was excellent comfort meal . My husbands burger was exceptional . Service was great and would go back for sure. It is a wonderful special spot that we take friends often for summer drinks and apps but this was our first dining time

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vipGenevamom
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner - great service and suggestions were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Pier 290. The ambiance is awesome, service was fabulous, drinks are great & cheese curds are delicious however the food is nothing special. Even with that being said though, I would still go back!

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Drafiles
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely afternoon lunch with a frozen lakeside. Stilled by the cold. The restaurant was warmed by fire and the convivial atmosphere. Though large groups populated the room, there was ample opportunity for conversation. Service was friendly and competent! A fine and friendly occasion - well supported by a convivial location.

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aliswiat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish we had a wonderful experience and the most delicious lunch I have had in a long time. Were seated right away with a beautiful view of the lake. Had a amazing glass of the house riesling wine. We ordered the charcuterie board and the veggie flatbread which was definitely enough food for 2 people to share. Finished off with a nice cup of coffee. Server was very attentive. Would highly recommend Pier 290.

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GaleS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere and view. We come for breakfast because the French toast is the best we’ve had. When we come for lunch, its for the pot pie as it is excellent.

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vipluv2dine
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was a bit slow. View of lake is very nice.

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Pookie03
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a nice place for a dinner date. It even works if you have younger kids. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The food is wonderful. We had the Vanilla bean creme brulee for dessert. It was very good.

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