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About The Geneva Inn Restaurant
Set along the shores of Geneva Lake, the restaurant at The Geneva Inn is a completely refreshed environment that whispers relaxed elegance. Our new menu has been passionately created and features perfectly prepared proteins and other straightforward flavors that are sure to please any palate.
From our famous view to our stunning wine cellar and lounge, we’re the ideal place for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Private banquet rooms available.
Small Weddings, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Showers; Executive Retreats, Corporate Functions, Conferences; Banquets & Holiday Parties.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Thursday and Friday 7:00 am-10:30 am
Saturday & Sunday Breakfast 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Breakfast Service for Hotel Guests only Tuesday & Wednesday January-April
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Monday, Thursday & Friday- 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Closed for Lunch Tuesday & Wednesday January-April
Monday, Thursday through Sunday 5pm-9pm
Closed for Dinner Tuesday & Wednesday January-April
by Bigfoot State Park
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music on select Friday evenings 5pm-8pm;
Live Holiday Music Saturdays in December 10am-1pm
See our webpage for details https://genevainn.com/events/
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Daily Happy Hour Specials from 4pm-6pm; Service Industry Night Mondays; Local Business Mix & Mingle Wednesdays 5pm-7pm; Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal & Baby Showers; Small Weddings & Receptions, Executive Retreats, Banquets, Small Meetings, Special corporate Functions, Intimate Gatherings.
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The Geneva Inn Restaurant offers a wide variety of options for exclusive private and semi-private events; we boast three beautifully appointed private rooms which accommodate groups of up to 65 guests. Our stunning lake-side Restaurant & Patio are also available as a buy-out for larger groups.
The Geneva Inn Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We have been to the Geneva Inn several times over the years. We really miss the menu from when it was the 3 course Champagne brunch on Sundays! This is our second time to the Inn for Sunday brunch since the renovations. I have to be honest and say that nothing about the brunch menu really wowed us. We felt very underwhelmed by the selection. I really like the renovations, but I don't think I would recommend the restaurant for the Sunday brunch, which is really sad because it has always been our go to special place to go for brunch.
We have been here many times and the service does not disappoint, however since under new management the ambiance and the food is not quite what it used to be. We always felt this was a cut above the rest in dining and liked the quiet romantic atmosphere, it just didn't feel the same and we felt very overdressed especially as people dining were wearing clothes I would do yard work in. loved our server and the wine was fabulous but there is just that BUT that would probably prevent me from coming back again for a while.
Lovely views. Food was great with wonderful selections. Wish they had flowers or candles on the tables, just to add to the ambiance. Also it was VERY cold. Yes it is winter and you are on the lake, however some heat would be appreciated. Ate in winter jackets! Overall will go again.
Unfortunely I had a party of eight at the restaurant expecting great service and food. Got neither!! Our waiter tried his best however he was working against the bartender and the kitchen. Drinks did not come for 20 min after ordering, and then came out two or three at time. Took about 5 minutes before we all had our drinks so we could finally have a toast.
Dinner was just as frusrrating, waited 1 and 1/2hours for our food to get to our table and again dinners came our 2 or three at a time. We all agreed that the lucky people who got there food should not wait for the rest of us. 2 our of the 8 dinners were tasty. Ala cart menu items were pricy, like $8.00 for French fries!! Steak was served with 1/2 of a carrot! I am not kidding!
Needles to say I was embossed and frustrated ! We will never go back again. This was the night before New Years Eve.
This has become “our” place and we often stay overnight and eat at the restaurant. The lakefront view is absolutely amazing! The ambiance of the restaurant is relaxing and cozy. Staff is extremely friendly and inviting. We definitely will continue to visit!
Reservation for 7:30, seated 8:10.
20 minutes before a waiter comes over and says he didn't see us at table. Ordered meals and salad, 10 minutes later waiter returns and says featured entree has been out since 7. ok, reorder and then wait and wait, and wait. we spoke to a table of ten next to us. their kids got the meals, and 45 minutes later, adults still waiting. at 9:30 we walked out. waiter did buy us round of drinks, but a major disappointment. Has become poorly run and off our list if nicer places to eat. you have been warned!
My husband had the Delmonico steak, as did my son. He had this on a previous visit to the restaurant. However, this visit, they were both somewhat disappointed. This time it was quite fatty and not as tasty as the first time. I had the duck breast, which was excellent. I would definitely order it again. The salads were also very good. We also order the brie as an appetizer. This was very good, too.
I walked in and was blown away by the renovations! It wasn't the "cozy country inn" I've been to - it's hip and very "city". Off season menu a bit small but great presentation and great food. Bar area very nice ...
We decided quickly that we'd be coming back. Can't wait for warmer months as the view (TONS of windows) will be wonderful!!
This is our first visit to the Inn and restaurant, and we will definitely return.
The service was superb, as was the food and atmosphere. Our table by the window, overlooking the lake was heavenly. Our server was friendly, welcoming, and attentive.
We both had the butternut squash bisque as an appetizer, and I ordered the Harvest salad--so yummy.
My Lady and I stayed at the Geneva Inn and had dinner in the restaurant for her birthday. The staff was awesome, and our server Joe was attentive, fun, friendly, and helpful. We even had a card wishing her a happy birthday - nice touch. I would definitely recommend the NY strip. It was fabulous.
We'll be going there again (actually we went back for breakfast the next morning).
We have gone there for many years to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant only left a card on the table recognizing the occasion. Soup was cold. Quality of food not as good as in previous years. Remodeled and not as appealing as before. Miss the piano player.
We decided to stay at the Geneva Inn and have dinner coming home from family thanksgiving. We had a great evening. The room was very nice, comfortable and had lot of space. We had drinks before dinner and the bar was ok. The Inn is on Lake Geneva and the view is beautiful. At this time of year, we lose the fun at 4:30 so does the view. Besides that it was great.
Dinner was nice. My wife had the trout and it was good. I had short rib in a pastry good, but a little dry. Needs a bit gravy or something to make it a bit less dry. Appetizer, shrimp cocktail was great. Dessert , expresso hazelnut cream puff...fabulous! We had a great stay. Had breakfast and enjoyed the food and the scenery in the morning. We had a great stay at the Geneva Inn!
We have come to the inn for Thanksgiving in past years. When we arrived this year we found out they had switched, this year, to a buffet format. We typically are not buffet people and were disappointed that there was no mention of the change when we made our reservation.
While the service and view were still outstanding, and the food was very good, it was not what we would have chosen for $59 a head if we had known before we were standing at the host station. We'll have to find a new venue for next year.
The view of the lake is gorgeous, but the service at the restaurant is barely above average. You’re paying only for the view and not the quality of the food. The hotel is very old and outdated with below average regarding customer service. Save your money and choose another resort.
Wow! I absolutely loved it here. The ambiance was more than I expected - stunning view of Lake Geneva which can be seen likely from any table in the place. The service was wonderful, from the bar to the table - excellent. The fried goat cheese was outstanding. We had the meat and cheese board which was good, but I would prefer a jam and a mustard to go with the meat, cheese and crackers because it is quite dry without. I had a New York Strip which I ordered medium rare plus and it was cooked to perfection. I also had the truffle fries - amazing. For dessert I had the chocolate covered banana bread which was good, but slightly tough. I could not tell if it was overly cold or a tad overcooked - however, the flavor was delish.
Overall, I loved it and would definitely recommend it for special occasion/fine dining.
Lost us after we were shown our table. Some mix up with the staff. It was slow in there so I’m not sure why 2 people would be overlooked for 10 min. Kudos to the water person who was cheerful and stopped by immediately. For $30 the filet was reasonable. It was cooked perfect and I enjoyed it. No sides are included so that was a put off. How much does a potato cost and what employee time does it take to bake a potato? Are margins that thin in Northern IL? Face it lake Geneva exists for IL clients. My wife had a Caesar salad and sweet potato soup. The salad was absurd. Let’s not get so idiotic that we need to serve a deconstructed salad. 4-5 whole romaine leafs undressed, two croutons, one sardine and some Parmesan. No sign of egg to make a proper Caesar dressing. So she had to cut the lettuce and make the dressing for the chef then pay to eat it. The soup was good. I wasn’t impressed by the food. It’s a nice modern decore low light clean place.
Wrong Salad was served . When we got the salad we ordered it was tastefully presented and good. Steak was fine for me but too rare for my partner.... Medium Rare has all temps included.
Oh well. We were assigned a new server from the bar and she needs more training... but I guess that will happen. The hostess was Johnny on the spot and saw to it that we were well served.
Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend this to a friend -- just for the ambiance and lake view... but go before sunset.
We were very disappointed. The pork belly appetizer could have been so much more, but was plain and tasteless. I ordered my lamb burger medium rare, and it came out well done. It's too bad, since others rated it so well and our server was very nice. So many better choices in Geneva area.
The food is REALLY good! Gourmet yet accessible! The chef knows flavor complexities without losing traditional American cousine. It’s my new go-to for a night out. Special call out to the SPECIALTY COCKTAIL menus!!! the mixologist is very talented.
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