The Charmant Restaurant

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$30 and under
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French American
The Charmant Restaurant serves rustic french–inspired cuisine in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Utilizing the best of the season’s offerings, the dishes emerging from the open kitchen are fresh, simple, and down-to-earth. The Charmant Restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch (Monday through Friday), brunch (Saturday and Sunday), and dinner. A large rooftop patio, open as the weather permits, provides a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. The Private Dining Room inside The Charmant Restaurant seats 14 for tasteful gatherings.
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ShellyC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing atmosphere. The waitress was very friendly, had perfect timing serving and checking on our table, and also was kind enough to take a few pictures of our special night. The steak that we had ordered was the best I've tasted in the La Crosse area.

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vipIanderson
Milwaukee
107 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a delicious breakfast, cappuccino and great service.

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stalsy
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very accommodating staff.

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JordanC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food and drinks were excellent!

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MendonB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

What a wonderful Monday evening out! Not knowing what to expect on an atypical dining night we found the place with a fair amount of folks inside. We were seated immediately with drinks ordered promptly. Before our entree decisions we tried the cheese sampler which was varied and spectacular. Eventually my wife settled on the Surf And Turf with onion soup while I went with something I don't normally order in a restaurant, the Schnitzel.
The main dishes did not take long to arrive and everything was delicious. So much flavor all around and filling too. Granted menu prices are a bit high but we knew that going in. Also a Monday night in February is not the best time to enjoy outdoor scenery through the near-floor to ceiling windows but that's on us. Compliments to the staff and chef. We loved it.

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CassieH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness I LOVED this restaurant! First off, the ambiance and setting was just so beautiful and comfortable. The food was INCREDIBLE. Wow everything I had was so good, I recommend the Cuban sandwich (the fries that come with it are perfect) and the Mac and cheese! Ugh easily some of the best food I’ve had. What impressed me most besides the food is the service! Not only were the hostesses super kind, but our server Cassie was the BEST!!! She was so sweet, made us feel very welcome, was honest about her opinions about the food, and remembered us whenever we came into the restaurant (which was several times during our stay in La Crosse)!

Hope to be back soon, The Charmant! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special valentines menu was great. I tried things I wouldn’t have normally tried and it was all very good!

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the world's best waitress. Cassie. My friend didn't want white wine paired with his food. Cassie was very accommodating

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ChSa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food1service2ambience4

Lobster was overcooked and VERY fishy tasting. Our waiter asked us after each meal course how it was, except for the main course with the lobster. Other meal courses were not as described.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the special Valentine’s Day menu and the wonderful service. It truly made the night enjoyable and was a great night out with my wife

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

We had a beautiful sunset view looking towards the river. Started with a custom drink, mouth watering cheese curds, and wonderful meal. Had a yummy dessert that was just the right amount.

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vipElizabeth
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining here! Superb food and drinks, great service and a lovely dining atmosphere. There was live music in the bar area which was fun to hear towards the end of dinner. Everyone enjoyed themselves!

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Joseph
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & music !

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PaulH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience1

I'm always pleased with food, staff and the atmosphere. The Charmant is a gem of Lacrosse!

I would definitely recommend the Charmant if you want to step up your dining experience.

Thank you for a Great experience!
Paul H.

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Fionabagona
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place!!
Everything from service to the food is always 5 star !
A hidden gem

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KyleK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, food was quite good. Some whisky was a bit high priced. Good area and I appreciated that they allowed you time to sit and enjoy rather than rushing you through your meal

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vipIanderson
Milwaukee
108 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to stop in for breakfast, latte , frittata and Fresh greens!

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MattG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Menu was hit and miss. Could have used more nonbeef items. That said short rib was amazing. Popcorn shrimp was tasty but the popcorn, guac and grilled shrimp do not really go together. Service was attentive but needed more training.

Would go back.

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AshleyF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We haven't been here for a couple years and I'm so glad we decided to go again. The food was amazing!

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Bgdg
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. No bread basket or salad. Pricey for what you got. Not going back at those prices and without salad or bread included. Other nice restaurants in town include these!

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RANLaX
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Charmant never disappoints! My favorite meal to go for is brunch. I love the Croque Madame. The coffee drinks are delicious. The service is top notch. If you do go in the evening or feel like a "day drink", the bartenders will definitely make you something delicious or help with your wine pairing. Or, if you want a beer, they have that, too. I'm also a big fan of their desserts and they might actually have the best cheese curds in town.

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vipIanderson
Milwaukee
108 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy their brunch and our server was a delight. The Mississippi plate is my favorite, two eggs, two cornmeal pancakes and choice of meat. I complement that with a cup of cappuccino. My husband enjoys their bottomless mimosas and Cuban sandwich served with fries.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience !

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AnneH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, changing menu and great vibe make thus a place to return to again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so kind :)! she was able to tell us all about the different ingredients, where they were from, and their taste profiles. she even took our picture at the end of the meal and took us to her favorite photo spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special 6 course New Year’s Eve dinner that was one of the best I have ever had. Chef Christian outdid himself.

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LydiaB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, they were able to make something that works for my dietary restriction. Friendly waitress, fast service for cook to order food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

great atmosphere and service. Food is dish dependent - some were delicious and some just okay. portions are small but presented beautifully

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ScottF
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The 4 of us loved the interior of the building. The waitresses were a little bit pushy but for the most part attentive. The "aged" steak I had was the worst aged steak I ever tasted and honestly I don't believe it was aged at all. I also would say there was maybe, maybe 1/3 of the steak was actual meat. My wife got the salmon filet or should I say salmon sliver and a Cesar salad. I never seen a fish filet so skinny in my life and it was so fishy smelling and tasting neither of us could eat it. The salad actually smelled and tasted fishy also. We couldn't see any anchovies in it but it smelled and tasted like they were there. My brother-in-law ordered the stuffed filet and even the lobster pate mixed in was very fishy smelling and tasting. My sister-in-law ordered the duck and that was actually very good. I really do not understand how this restaurant got a rating over 4 points but I will never go back and never recommend it to anyone. Waaaay, better seafood and steak places in town for less money and not have to experience the fishiness of the seafood and cheap cuts of meat. We ended up leaving the Charmant & walked to the 4 sisters wine bar next to get some better food since 3 of us were still hungry! I definitely recommend the 4 sisters wine bar if you haven't tried it.

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DanT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been at Charmant for dinner twice in the past year. We probably won’t be back. We get more food and a higher quality meal and service for the same price at The Waterfront. Two of our four meals were good, but my salmon was not a large portion and didn’t deliver the flavor I had hoped for given the menu description. Two of our guests ordered the surf and turf. They could not find the “surf” portion of the lobster mousse. Overall, our experience was underwhelming. Our server was a better part of our experience than our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked the reservation on a whim while in the area over the holidays. Food and service was great. So happy to see a place like this making it in LaCrosse.

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vipIanderson
Milwaukee
108 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our brunch, we had the Mississippi plate, eggs, bacon and cornmeal pancakes , delicious !
My cappuccino was great and the mimosas refreshing.

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Aaaa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was very good. The food was good but a little pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat before seeing the lights at Riverside Park. Great drinks. Interesting menu.

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GaryS
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food2service3ambience4

An eclectic menu.

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Gene
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have been here several times and the experience was excellent. This was our 56th wedding anniversary and even though we mentioned it to our server in the lounge it wasn't even acknowledged. In both the lounge and in the dining room our servers were not very friendly. The servers at other tables were very friendly & conversant with their customers, explaining the menu, specials, etc. Ours explained nothing. After being seated we waited nearly 20 min before we were asked about a beverage. Since it was getting late my wife ordered a salad immediately until we had a chance to examine the menu. It was another 15 min before she came back to take our order. My wife ordered the prawns without the sauce and other accompaniments as she has a sensitive stomache. There were no substitions available. Her meal arrived with none of the changes she requested. We thought the menu was very limited compared to choices we had on previous visits. The presentation of food was nice, but we thought it was overpriced for the quality and quantity provided. Sorry but we are just being honest. Hopefully this was an exception as we hope for improvements at our nect visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

See Christmas lights

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HeatherP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menus was quite small and they had a second menu because of light show. We were instructed to eat from one or the other. We both had salmon which was $25 for the meat with small bed of veggies. Salad or other side prices extra which we did not have. Dessert was very lovely. We had a cocktail and this was also really nice. Expensive place for special meal. I would go back but hope they would offer more options.

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Sher
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

3 of us had the burger and wasn't good. Food cold and after the first cup of coffee the refills were cold. Great atmosphere and views but our table of 7 go back to eat.

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SheilaW
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was the first time I have returned to the Charmant after a disappointing Easter Brunch last year when the food was fabulous but the service was terrible.

This visit for brunch on Sunday was totally enjoyable. We had an exceptional server who kept our coffee cups filled and answered every question we had. The Cuban and the cornmeal pancakes with apple/raisin compote were both outstanding.

Once again, the Charmant is my favorite place for a special meal.

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