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Pier 290

4.3
987 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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. The kitchen is dedicated to making as many items from scratch as possible. Ingredients come from nearby farms, including our own FARM 290 and others, such as Alden Hills Farm, Yuppie Hills Poultry, Hometown Sausage Kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open for Lunch and Dinner Wednesday - Sunday
Kitchen open 11AM - 9PM
Sun-Thur: Bar open 11AM - 10PM or TBD (we will stay open as long as people are here)
Fri-Sat: Bar open 11AM - 12AM or TBD (we will stay open as long as people are here)
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Phone number
(262) 245-2100
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walworth
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Parking details
Travel by land, water, or ice. Offering free pier slots, boat valet, and over 100 car spaces with valet on summer weekends.
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment Nightly Friday & Saturday
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 987 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.5
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3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Every appetizer, cocktails, and meals are beautifully served. The wait staff is superb. The desserts and after dinner drinks are perfect! I love this place.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We met friends at Pier 290 for lakeside dining. The food was nicely served and very good. The service was fine too. The historical items on the walls were very interesting. The only thing wrong was it was very loud.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Another wonderful visit on a gorgeous summer day. Great food, service and views!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Sat in the covered patio but it was fairly cold. Made eating dinner rough as nothing was very warm we were eating either. It’s circumstance, we’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This place was perfect to celebrate our anniversary. We had a 7:00PM reservation and our table was right by the water. Everything was so open and the breeze and view were amazing. The service was absolutely perfect. I would definitely make this trip once a year and make it a tradition. Thank you to Pier 290 for making our anniversary so special.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The restaurant at Pier 290 is a fun spot to gather on Geneva Lake. We enjoyed the fish fry. Both options, cod & bluegill, were yummy.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our first time at Pier 290, sat near a window looking out over the bay, beautiful setting. The food was wonderful, the arugula and beet salad with balsamic glaze was good, would have loved more beets. The Chilean sea bass was to die for, the swordfish was grilled perfectly and the pesto pasta fresh and flavorful. Yummy tiramisu. Would defintitely go again.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Getting better over the years. Service still very amateur and borderline unprofessional. Typical for Lake Geneva, charging Chicago prices for mediocre food and really unpolished service. Ambiance is very nice. Pier 290 did a great job with the details in the decor. Options are limited in the area, so this still remains a choice. If they got the service right, this place could shine.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

We had a great day/visit! We are outside which was perfect. My food was excellent-had the blacken tuna salad. Can't wait till we can come back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent all around

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We came for my son’s birthday.

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1.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was expensive and very little thought given to the extras....my hamburger was served plain with no lettuce/tomato/onion/pickle and my daughter's chicken wrap was cut in half and one of the halves had NO CHICKEN and the "side salad" was two pieces of lettuce and three carrot shavings. Very poor food ....and expensive. Oh and did I mention it took one hour for the food to show up..... The wait staff was nice and helped by bringing more chicken for the wrap and lettuce and tomato for the burger but only after we asked for it. It is nice atmosphere and beautiful white sand but VERY EXPENSIVE food that was cheaply done.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Waitress was great but kitchen took 1 hour and 20 minutes and one order was wrong. Hostess picked up drinks and app....nice offer but rather have paid full price and been served in a reasonable manner. Menu is better this year.

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1.0Dined on May 27, 2018

On our recent visit, we showed up with two friends about 15 minutes early for our 8:30pm reservation and were immediately seated. Things started out well with drinks and appetizers, but time wore on and we didn't get our entrees. The people at the tables around us were similarly hungry, and grumbling. The waiters came by often and apologized often, but still no food. Finally, my husband found the manager and complained. We had our food within five minutes and our drinks were all comped. It didn't make up for the fact that we didn't get our entrees until around 10:15pm! Granted, it was the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, but by the time we got there, they weren't that crazy busy. We will not be returning, despite the nice location on Lake Geneva. And, the food was pretty much just OK.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The place has always been beautiful . You sure can’t beat the view of the lake . I really think they have improved on the food my fish tacos with potato salad was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

My husband and I decided to try Pier 290 based on a recommendation from a friend. We were looking for a really good fish-fry with great service, outdoor seating and a wonderful atmosphere. Pier 290 delivered on each of our wish list items! Michael our server was attentive and personable, the food came out quickly and was prepared perfectly, and the view of the water was fantastic! They even had my husband’s favorite dessert...pistachio cheesecake.

We will definitely be repeat customers!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Fantastic! Service was great and the food excellent. Wonderful lakefront dining venue.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The service was slow but our waitress was very nice. Food was mediocre and pricy. Would try again but for lunch vs dinner.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I wouldn’t ever go back. I asked for a lake view outside seating when I made this reservation weeks ago. The food was also not that great.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We’ve been here several times and continue to come back because of the atmosphere, food, and views. I love the live music as well!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Nicely decorated nautical restaurant. Moderately priced.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day and the Complimentary Mimosas, chocolate strawberry, and flowers were a wonderful surprise! The brunch burger was fantastic!
Very nice place, not to fancy. I would definitely go again!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day brunch, menu very small for brunch, service and atmosphere great food not the 920’s normal standards, just about okay nothing special.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our second time at Pier 290. The food is OK, but not great. The presentation is just so - so. Too bad as they have a lot going for them with location and scenic view. Service was good, very pleasant and attentive. We will try it agin, just wish they would "up their game" on both food and presentation.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Over all very nice. My drink was great. All the food tasted good. All the presentation was good except one. The Apple cider chicken came and was the smallest amount of food at the table with totally bare dry chicken. Everyone else had full plates with lovely garnish. I was dissapointed. Visuals are so important

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

very nice place. Truly the best french toast we ever had. That good. My Eggs Benedict were average, served on potato pancakes, that was a surprise. Decent, but the day and the view were superb. I think I read somewhere they were famous for their corned beef hash. Hmm, I dont think they know what corned beef hash even is. I ordered a side, it came as tiny diced potatoes only. The waitress apologized, and then came back with the exact same diced potatoes, with a few chunks of leftover corned beef cubes on top. So no, Corned beef hash is not their specialty lol. But hey, it was a good breakfast at a fair price. Again, this place is about the million dollar view... and the French toast. Yum. Out of this world.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great time last Saturday! The food and wine were excellent. We sat outside around the fire pit after dinner to watch the sun set. That's always a fun time. Our server was very good.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Probably a great place for drinks and appetizers.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Although our server was nice service was slow and the orders incomplete and incorrect. Second attempt was subpar quality. We have been to this restaurant many times and loved it. Maybe just an off day.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

View was spectacular. Our food was good. Salmon on angel hair pasta. Food foodies, the tuna tartar was a good starter, not amazing, just good. Wait staff was really good. It is not a fine dining experience but great for the whole family.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Fantastic meal with an amazing view of Lake Geneva at sunset. It doesn't get any better than that!

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

To start off we did arrive almost an hour early and they did have a table open which was very nice for our 6 year anniversary. The wine list is way too extensive to make a decision and if they removed a quarter of the list it would be more user friendly. To the negative part, The staff will over serve their patrons which I personally observed an elderly gentlemen drinking two whole bottles of red wine and then proceeding to start a fight with his wife and get physical with her by grabbing her wrist violently without any of the staff saying a word to him. Unfortunately that told me that the staff was more caring about making money by selling him whole bottles of wine instead of protecting their customers and I question if your servers are trained to recognize the signs of over serving. This was not what we were expecting from a place with good reviews and living in the area my whole life. I hope the staff will receive more training after reading this review and will be able to recognize a dangerous situation before it gets out of hand.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Am here a few times a month, especially during summer. Always great food, great service and fun times.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love this restaurant and on a very bad weather, snow and ice evening it didn’t disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We loved the view of the lake and the food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Pier 290 was a great place for us to have lunch before visiting the Yerkes Observatory. The French Dip, Fish Tacos, and Breakfast Burgers were great. Great food and service.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was not my first visit to Pier290. I would go back and would also recommend this restaurant for others. Pretty view of the waterfront and the food was good. Disappointed in our service the night we were there, however nothing a catastrophe. Had to remind the waitress of drinks ordered but not received, ask for water refills and silverware but the food was warm when received.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First time here. Very friendly staff and great service. Food was very enjoyable. Will definitely return..enjoyed the sunset and lake views.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Easter lunch/brunch with family. Nice variety on menu, waitstaff very knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful view of lake on sunny day. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A perfect place for ALL occasions! Excellent food, wait staff, views, ambiance!

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