The Charmant Restaurant

4.8
447 Reviews
$30 and under
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 (Monday through Saturday). A large rooftop patio, open as the weather permits, provides a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. Rooftop seats on a first come, first serve basis. The Private Dining Room inside The Charmant Restaurant seats 14 for tasteful gatherings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 447 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, the service, the value, was excellent. Even the wine prices were reasonable! I highly recommend a visit.

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vipIanderson
Milwaukee
115 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday , and enjoyed bloody Marys and mimosas. The breakfast entrées were delicious and great service. It always feels like home.

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FoodLover
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch was delicious, our server was wonderful, and the view from our outdoor table was beautiful :).

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TedS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great and the service was top notch. It is nice to look out over the park and the river. I'll be back.

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Mom23
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Charmant's lovely atmosphere makes every outing an amazing experience.

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vipIanderson
Milwaukee
116 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful ambiance, great service and quality cuisine. Brunch , mimosas, cappuccino and Bloody Mary were delicious.

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JeffM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very nice! Food was fantastic! Our server was very helpful and attentive.

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QwentonP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was prepared perfectly!!!! (Ribeye)

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Muy rica la comida

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Nicky
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, atmosphere was nice, would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the ambience

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vipAndrewS
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever peas great

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MargaretK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like the restaurant needed to wait a little longer than normal

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LaFontaine
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This enterprise has great potential with the right staff. The manager is okay but wears jeans and has the mannerisms one would expect at a fast food franchise. The service staff in our case was mixed- very processed, hustled and careless. Certain foods were outstanding, such as the french onion soup and the trout entree. Others were mediocre at best, such as the bread, the beef tenderloin and a few others. I think after Covid is over this location may step up to its potential and then I would return.

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AshleyF
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is a amazing. Cocktail list is diverse.

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KelseyJD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. No one there was less than professional and kind. The French onion soup and cheese curds were back to the taste and quality of when I had first began eating at the Charmant. I was relieved and pleased. The creme brûlée was smaller than in the past, but as I said to the waiter, it was an appropriate size after eating an appetizer and meal, so I really had no complaints. (I had the mixed berry creme brûlée and it was scrumptious.) However, the steak was just all right. It could’ve done with some tweaking. I asked for medium rare and it was closer to medium. The edges were gray, as is common with medium, and there was very little bounce to the meat. It is always better to under cook the steak than to over cook the meat, for one can always cook it a bit more, but one cannot un-cook meat. Also, there was no flavor to the meat and I had to request salt. The chef should know how to properly season the meat to a level that will neither offend nor require additional help at the table. There should never be a need for salt or A-1 sauce once the steak arrives at the table. Thank you—Kelsey

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JenniferS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very wonderful service and food

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CassieH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time at the Charmant and I love it! Our waitress, Cassie, is always so wonderful and helpful. The food is also always fantastic! I had the French onion soup, and shared the cheese curds and pommes frites. All so good! The only thing I’m sad about is the limited menu due to COVID- but I totally understand! Looking forward to going back.

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KarenS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Always great service & tasty food. Employees go out of their way to be kind.

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LizNelson
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance! The Charmant is one of our favorite places to eat!

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MaryK
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant! The beet salad was excellent with the citrus dressing. The fish was done to perfection and the chocolate torte was the best I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food!

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SaraC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super fun atmosphere, waiter Josh was awesome and the steaks were delicious!

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SheenaRae
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my date were seated at the perfect table that overlooked the river and we got to watch the sunset. Our server was wonderful and very respectful when at the table and refilling our drinks. Overall wonderful experience and can’t wait to come back.

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JTKCPA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On time seating. Efficient wait staff. Many menu choices.

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JulieS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 2 had to take the chef's counter, because it was Easter Sunday and I didn't reserve early enough. It turned out to be a fascinating experience. Everything the cooking staff put out looked incredible. It's like we got a very intense preview of everything on their menu. Even the fruit plate looked amazing - but who would order that in the midst of all that fine food (was Moira Rose there??) My own meal was the eggs benedict - and I don't even eat ham so was planning on removing it. That ham was so darn good I kept most of it on. The greens on the side were lovely. I also had one buckwheat pancake. Amazing. The server was very pleasant and eager to please. We had our delicious, frosty mimosas quickly. We are wondering why we haven't been going there??? I think we will try for a regular table going forward, having had the preview.

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Paige
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charmant was a great venue to celebrate Easter. The service was great as well as the food as always.

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MelanieS
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

.we had a lovely Easter brunch. They did so well considering it was so busy. Food was a little cooler than I like.

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VickyL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Charmant. We were looking for a nice place for Easter breakfast and were so glad we got in as there were not many reservation spots left. Wonderful place - clean, nice and our server was fantastic. We had a party of 5 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Best orange juice too we've ever had. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter breakfast

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BradM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Our first time having dinner there. We ordered drinks at the table and one was shaken not on the rocks as ordered. Next for starters 2 French onion soups, we had only ordered one and a salad. So we had to wait for the salad. BTW the soup was excellent. When our bill came it had not been corrected re the salad and we were charged for 2 soups. 3 strikes. It is lovely inside but we felt the attention to detail was lacking. They were not even that busy. Perhaps brunch would be a better experience

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MelanieS
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally had a date night! Food, server, ambiance were lovely. Only suggestion isto reduce salt level on steak.

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JudyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The mushroom burger was amazing! Had great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We celebrated 2 birthdays.

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MoriahT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a couple of drinks at the bar while we waited for our table to be ready. Bartender was knowledgeable and made good drinks. Started with the charcuterie board and it was mouthwater. Dinner was to die for.

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BethL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday's happy hour in the bar was pleasant. The breakfast we had was delicious. We like the atmosphere. For the upper midwest, it has a European feel. The service is excellent and everyone is friendly: from the valet opening the front door to the chef and server-we were greeted by all. I only wish we lived in LaCrosse so that we could become regulars.

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vipCherelle
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice brunch

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JimD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food and service. Would definitely recommend.

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JulieS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and pleasant staff. Never needed to request anything. Staff was super attentive to refilling waters to anticipating need to close the curtains due to sun glare. Great food and great dining experience.

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Great
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Very tasty. Wait staff was pleasant and appropriately attentive.

FAQs

The Charmant Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 519-8830.

The Charmant Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 447 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.