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Ihlenfeld Dining Room, Wheeling, WV

Ihlenfeld Dining Room

4.2
4.2
126 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Ihlenfeld Dining Room in Wilson Lodge overlooks Schenk Lake and offers a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Specializing in artistic cuisine, fine wines, and decadent desserts, Ihlenfeld Dining Room offers a superior dining experience ideal for any occasion. This family-friendly venue is a popular weekend stop, offering bountiful breakfast buffets each weekend.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (304) 243-4090

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Virginia

    Best Overall

  • West Virginia

    Best Service

  • West Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • West Virginia

    Good for groups

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  1. AB

    AlmaB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the scallops with risotto and they were perfect! Delicious, golden brown sear. The two salmon meals were “the best flavored salmon I ever had “ and the men raved about the excellent precise grilling of the 6 ounce fillets. Kudos all around! On the Open Table app I noted that we needed a minimum of stairs knowing the layout of the restaurant. We had only a few steps that were well navigated. Perfect setting for a perfect meal. Thank you.
  2. d

    davidb

    Cancun

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyable. The manager, Willy Burkland, made sure to make our dining experience memorable!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had a wonderful dining experience at Ihlenfeld last night for a birthday celebration. From a nice greeting from Will, to excellent service (as always) from Debbie, to OUTSTANDING STEAKS and sides! Please thank your team for us! Well done!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  5. CB

    ConBon

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed at Ogelbay Resort to view the Christmas lights and my husband's birthday. Food was exceptional. Husband had the 9 oz filet and I had the pork milanese. Wait staff was attentive and fun to talk to.
  6. N

    Netty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience loved the buffet choices. The overall experience was great Mac and cheese absolve for kids!
  7. JH

    JamieH

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They did an amazing job food service everything was excellent!!
  8. ED

    ErinD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Had the holiday buffet and the atmosphere and service were outstanding. The food was good but has been better on previous occasions. Would definitely recommend.
  9. T

    Table43

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas buffet was delicious. Atmosphere was beautiful and our table had a view of the Festival of Lights. Our waitress (Debbie) was so enjoyable and attentive. My teenage children and I had a wonderful evening. Will be back next year!
  10. DE

    DEC27

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The food offered was not the same as on the buffet menu. The food was very poor and very few selections, based on the high price charged. It was the Holiday Buffet and definitely not worth the money. We were celebrating our anniversary and VERY disappointed.
  11. JS

    JoniS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our only complaint has to do with the desserts. The pies and cookies were similar to what we would purchase at our local grocery store. It was quite disappointing. As guests who have been coming for the Christmas buffet for over twenty years, we recall the delicious bread pudding and other choices that were similar to homemade. Considering the cost of the buffet, I would request that more thought be given to the dessert menu.
  12. B

    Busman

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, variety of entrees, salads, and service was spectacular. I would like to see more varieties of pies. Mincemeat, rhubarb, lemon and apple. Smaller portions of pie slices but a larger variety. The buffet was well worth the money. I'll go again next year to the Thanksgiving and Christmas buffet.
  13. PO

    PaulO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. The food & service were both excellent.
  14. P

    Polly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wilson Lodge was beautiful as always. Our food was very good as was the service. However, It was a good bit pricier than in years past.
  15. W

    Woodsy

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at your restaurant. The holiday buffet was by far the best we've had there in years. The food was much improved over past experiences. The wait and serve staff were excellent and accommodated us graciously. We've made Oglebay, dining in the Ihlenfeld Restaurant, and the Festival of Lights an annual Christmas experience for our family. We had a terrific time throughout the resort.
  16. MW

    MarkW

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Wonderful menu, will return again.
  17. MA

    MarciaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my husband’s birthday and it was outstanding, from the service to the food. Thank you
  18. KL

    KevinL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time with family. Able to see the Festival of lights while we ate. Great ambience. Can't wait to go back.
  19. c

    cgrg

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Was really looking forward to the meal. Pleasant beginning, ordered a glass of wine. (This is not Raymond, this is Carol, his wife). Looked at all the offerings, filled a plate. At the table, we began to eat. I had taken a slice of beef, some mashed potatos, the shrimp. Every single item was cold, not cold as if it had cooled as I moved to the table but cold as it came from the serving dish. The server came and asked if things were all right, I said, "do you know that everything is cold?" Her response was a blank face, a "sorry", and aggressive defensive words, blaming the customers for leaving the servers open, saying that the workers don't know until they are told by the customers and that then they would replace the food. I couldn't believe it, all the fault lay with the customers. She said they would get new food out. I said "what are you going to do with all the food that's there?" She didn't respond, I don't think. She came back, I was calmer and said, "I felt as if you verbally slapped me", she appeared insulted and said she'd get the manager. All went on after that. I never saw the wine I had ordered, until the manager came and offered to bring a glass. The whole experience was SO unpleasant, really left me feeling sorry I complained at all. I hated it. The cost was not charged to me. But, I must point out that my husband ate his whole meal of cold food. This experience colored the rest of my stay there. I did spend some time in the bar and found it resting and pleasant, as the bar tender was kind. The food in general was average. The servers in the morning at the breakfast were quite good. I am still uneasy from the whole experience.
  20. PL

    PLS2

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Five of us dined at Ihlenfeld before driving out to the festival of lights. 5 pm reservation on a Monday was perfect. Dining room is charming with tiered table arrangement that allows for nice views from the floor to ceiling picture windows. Delicious buffet with quality selections and large spread of desserts. Our server, Paula was excellent - friendly, and attentive to our needs. The dining room filled up quickly but noise level was quiet. We enjoyed a delicious and relaxing meal with added perks of beautiful indoor Christmas decor and outdoor lights/Shenk lake in full view.
  21. C

    Carolyn

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great view and atmosphere. Good variety of food. Prime rib was outstanding!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful and we got to sit by the windows. My 2 year old granddaughter loved looking at the lights during dinner! My favorite place!!
  23. m

    mary

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service! The carrots were a bit too al dente for me but since i love carrots toasted i just chewed chewed chewed. Filet was perfectly cooked and the crab imperial on top was tasty. A good substitution for a crab cake. The peppercorn sauce was so delicious… if you like pepper this is the bomb of sauces! Wine choice was a pinot noir… a nice pour and topping off the meal was the Italian cream cake. Tasty yet light
  24. CD

    CDEZ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Over rated for the price and the food was very unimpressive
  25. KM

    KaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! The best filet and truffle fries. Our table was located in a beautiful window, perfectly decorated for the holiday. The service was top notch. A wonderful experience!
  26. m

    mary

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Partaken in the Christmas buffet which was very good. Carved beef was very good but the most outstanding was the salmon. Lots of sides to choose from. Dessert was a fine piece of triple decker chocolate mousse cake. Beverage included and our server Jaden was very attentive. Definitely well choosen
  27. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was perfect and tho we had the buffet, our waiter was outstanding. He treated us as tho we were the only ones he had to wait on. The food was very good and we never felt rushed. Atmosphere was quiet and the setting was cozy. The window seating is perfect. We came from the Pittsburgh area to see the Festival of Lights and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at the lodge. A great destination for the holidays.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our Anniversary & our food was fabulous! Service was friendly & awesome! We started with shrimp cocktail that was soooo yummy. I had the scallops with crab risotto & my guy had a delicious steak! We really enjoyed every bite! Thank you!!!
  29. WN

    WallyNorman

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not a big fan of buffets but understand the convenience of it during the holiday rush
  30. L

    Lolo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ronaldo provided EXCELLENT service!! He was efficient, friendly, and helpful! The buffet selection was very good and the food was delicious. It was nice that the chef came out to check on things and was friendly and informative. Thank you for a great experience for my first visit to Oglebay.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. A little overpriced for the buffet I think but it was good and the staff was very friendly.
  32. j

    judithk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The selection of food choices on the buffet was limit (where were the sweet potatoes?) The dessert selection needed to be improved (some was dry, especially the cookies). And the dinner rolls were hard as rocks.
  33. EM

    EdwardM

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The server was friendly and knowledgeable. Our food was served promptly with good flavor and still warm. Overall a good experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good service was excellent and the view was spectacular!
  35. RH

    RettaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The sweet potatoes were not cooked, the turkey was overly salty, the pumpkin pie was more like pumpkin watery pudding, the carrot cake was dry, the green beans were salty and smoky and the service was not that great letting plates stack up on the table and we had to flag our server down to get coffee while we had out disappointing dessert. The Easter buffet was disappointing and we will not be back to the Ihlenfeld dining room again.
  36. CM

    CarolM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. The settings and decorations were beautiful. Plenty of food and well organized for the number of people served
  37. S

    Skirtmom

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The menu was not worth the price. The food was not hot. Asked if we could order off of the menu and were told no then saw another table ordering off of the menu
  38. DH

    DonaldH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We thought a little over priced for what was offered. Some items were not hot.
  39. AS

    AngieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything! Everything was amazing !! Can't wait to go again!!!
  40. SF

    SonyaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, this dining experience does not disappoint! The food and service were excellent. I highly recommend.

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Ihlenfeld Dining Room is rated 4.2 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Ihlenfeld Dining Room

465 Lodge Dr, Wheeling, WV 26003

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wheeling

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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