The Charmant Restaurant

4.7
481 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 481 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast.

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kateV
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and surroundings were above average. The menu hasn’t changed for a long time and there were no specials so I wonder if they do not currently have an executive chef. However the chicken roulade, wedge salad and chicken liver mousse were very good. The gnocchi were ok but seemed like they were made a while ago and were warmed up. The lemon cream brûlée was delicious and nicely decorated. Cocktails were very good, bartender knows what they are doing.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The burger I had was way way too salty. It was a real surprise since it looked it was cooked from fresh meat. Mt wife's was med well to well done, we asked for medium.
It's a beautiful place but man I was disappointed with my experience.
Oh it was one or two of the best greyhounds I've had in a very long time.

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BillH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Brunch and the service and atmosphere were exceptional. A jewel for the La Crosse area.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my husband’s birthday and they had a handwritten birthday card on the table for him! The food was outstanding and I cannot wait to go there again!!

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bryant
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. So delicious, great service and ambiance. We decided to try breakfast tomorrow!

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Shane
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and inventive, although limited menu choices beautifully plated. Experienced and knowledgeable wait staff provided friendly and professional service. Drinks from the bar were made with house-made infusions that we’re excellent. A great spot for a romantic dinner or meeting up with friends. Historic hotel/restaurant is across the street from a park riverwalk for after dinner stroll. Highly recommend

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vipkirbyd
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipIanderson
Milwaukee
117 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in the neighborhood and decided to have brunch at our favorite restaurant!
Stated with a Bloody Mary & chaser and freshly squeezed Grapefruit juice. Enjoy the fresh lox and delicious chicken and waffle entrée.
A wonderful day !

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Eric
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Server and overall service was A+ fantastic. The menu was limited and the food was extremely salty. Desert was great.

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BrandyS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I've been to The Charmant several times. The food is above average, but the venue is overly pretentious for the quality and I always wind up thinking they missed the mark. I didn't expect to leave the restaurant hungry after ordering eggs Benedict at brunch, but did. The noise level was 'shout at each other' level when we were there, but they were crowded. No one in my party was overly impressed with the bread or circuses.

The Charmant Restaurant
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you for taking a moment to review your dining experience with us. I do apologize about the noise levels, and that you weren't satisfied with your meal. We will be presenting a new brunch menu within a few weeks, so I hope that you can come back in and give it a try! I do hope that the rest of the birthday celebration was a smashing success.

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MGinger
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Charmant is a wonderful place to dine out. We went there for our wedding anniversary and the service was wonderful, even giving us a little treat for our special occasion. We each ordered something different and shared the 4 brunch entrees and it was all melt in your mouth deliciousness. I love to cook and now have some new inspiration for my recipes at home. I would highly recommend this place and will definitely be back for more.

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Jammin
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the food is amazing. Great service too!

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EdHask
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were great!

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StevenH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice brunch at the Charmant. The traces of the old candy factory are indeed charming.
The mimosas were the best we have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, drinks, and ambiance. Will definitely be going back.

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DanielK
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time eating here. Loved it. Will be back. Service and food were outstanding.

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JohnP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Wonderful for our Anniversary!

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CynthiaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty breakfast in a delightful setting and excellent coffee!

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none
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Meal was way too expensive for a small steak and large order of fries. Wife had salmon served on a slice of watermelon? the salmon was under cooked and was sent back for additional cooking. The only good thing about the meal was our waitress she was great.

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ATF4
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Croque Madame is the way to go for brunch!

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MichaelE
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always . . . One of our favorite places for breakfast when in the Lacrosse area.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails

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YvonneW
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was good and our waitress was very accommodating as we were not in a rush to eat. Three of us ordered white zinfandel wine and there was none. I did wish they had a little more choices on the lunch menu. Overall though we were pleased and hop to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling from Chicago to Minneapolis. Great hotel and restaurant.

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Foodfan
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Service and ambiance was great! Beautiful space. Food was underwhelming, cold, and sad. Im hoping it was just an off night.

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Llle226322
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, served hot, large portions for price! Being 2 chefs it was nice to actually be able to enjoy a meal and be served by competent servers with great cooks who really did the job. Plates were neat and clean, clean presentation. We would definitely go back. Wonderful cheese cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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JenniferR
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant has a good vibe, somewhat rustic, but upscale. There is a lovely view of the river. The service was excellent. We made a reservation and had to wait, maybe 2 mintues for a table. We started with the cheese curds and deviled eggs and both were very good. My husband had a steak; really flavorful. My only negative was that the menu was very limited; about six appetizers and six entrees. I am not sure if this was covid related or just how they run things; if you are in La Crosse, I would recommend this place

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BethS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved our visit to the Charmant and had delicious steaks done to perfection. Our waiter Josh was very attentive and fun and we enjoyed him very much!

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They need to staff up their server staff, or cross train more, there was lots of other staff around but only one server for the entire evening for all the tables, other staff tried to cover but with a lack of communication some things were lost.

The Charmant Restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2021

Dear ThomasK, Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent experience. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and you are exactly right. Our biggest goal right now is to ensure not only proper staffing levels, but also that our staff are well rounded within their training. As many restaurants start the process of opening back up to full capacity, we will move forward with the best service and product in mind. We appreciate your understanding, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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ZackaryK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was over cooked the poached eggs were cooked to the point of being hard boiled the fries that came with my meal were over cooked as well I could have used them as throwing darts and assassinated the table next to me the service was slow I saw the manager more time serving food and drinks more then my server and when she was there it was like she couldn't be bothered and was completely unprofessional as a results u will not be back clearly standards like properly cooked food do not exist there

The Charmant Restaurant
Responded on May 10, 2021

Dear ZackaryK, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. I would like to extend my most sincere apology about your visit. I can assure you that Saturday's brunch service is absolutely not our standard. I have extended a full refund for your visit, and I hope that you are willing to try us again. We would be delighted to offer you the true Charmant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
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
118 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Steakandfish
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great staff who seem happy to be there . Food was excellent. Not anything to say other then a great experience as always .

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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
118 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
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.

FAQs

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

The Charmant Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 481 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.