The Charmant Restaurant

4.8
411 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 411 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LizNelson
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaryK
Fargo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food!

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SaraC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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SheenaRae
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
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JulieS
Denver
1 review
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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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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Paige
New York Area
2 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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VickyL
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
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter breakfast

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BradM
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
2 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
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The mushroom burger was amazing! Had great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We celebrated 2 birthdays.

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MoriahT
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.

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AbiM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service and drink quality have become very poor, this was previously my absolute favorite brunch place of all time. After our last 2 visits, we've never been so disappointed and won't be back anytime soon.

The Charmant Restaurant
Responded on March 18, 2021

Dear AbiM, Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out, and I am deeply sorry to read that your last two visits have been less than exceptional. I look forward to connecting soon, so that we can continue to improve our service.

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Quinn
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and food was great, too! Will definitely be back!

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JimK
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassie is fantastic!

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TerenceE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals and most lovely service we have experienced in many years.

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JasonL
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience, service was attentive and knowledgable

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katiej
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. We didn't have a single bite that wasn't incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff. All that came to our table were very friendly and helpful. The appetizers were amazing....try the Brussel sprouts. I am very picky about meat but their beef tenderloin entree was perfect!

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vipIanderson
Milwaukee
113 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a clean and beautiful restaurant with friendly service. Our entrees are freshly cooked with quality ingredients and tasty sauce.

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JessicaZ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for brunch at the Charmont. Service was quick and friendly. We had French toast and shakshuka. Everything was delicious, including the mimosas.

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CarolL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful restaurant. We enjoyed a mid-afternoon glass of wine with salad in the lounge as well as dinner service in the dining room. The noise in both venues was a little too much for a quiet conversation, but everyone was happy to have a good time. The food was outstanding both places. We also ordered room service the following morning, and it was very good although it came in three different deliveries requiring at least one additional contact with the kitchen. The fruit plate was a work of art and we were able to get creme brulee which was not even on the menu. Excellent service.

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AmyH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. My only critique would be to space the courses a bit more. Our table of 6 ordered multiple appetizers and starters and they all came out at once. It would have been nice if we could have finished the apps before the second course arrived . The only reason I gave the service 4 stars was because of the length of time to receive drinks. This was not the fault of the wait staff and I think the bar was a bit busy. We recently came for brunch also and will definitely be back.

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Riley
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on Saturday. The place was busy, but our waitress was really on top of things. The restaurant is so beautiful with great views of the river. The food was great as were the drinks. My partner had the chef's burger with a bloody Mary, and I had the salmon eggs benedict and bottomless mimosas. Will definitely be back for brunch again.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great trout and chocolate and cocktails!
Met Din the owner and he was very gracious...I bought a robe too ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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NaydaS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The servers seemed a little annoyed all the time, not very friendly.

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SarahW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. We went two nights in a row while staying at the hotel! Scallops were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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LynnB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favorite place for breakfast. I did not think the bacon had any flavor though. I wished I would have ordered the ham. The waitstaff is always wonderful!

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vipLizK
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really liked the variety of menu choices for the brunch - a nice mix of lunch type items and breakfast items - nice mix of savory and sweeet - a nice mix of items that you can't really make yourself which makes it worth going out!

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 411 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.