The Grandview Restaurant

4.5
1322 Reviews
$50 and over
American
At The Grandview Restaurant, we are famous for our expansive lakefront view, summertime outdoor patio, stunning wine cellar and classic cuisine inspired by the season. We use modern cooking techniques and playful plating to bring every ingredient to life. Our menu features traditional Wisconsin favorites, seafood, steaks and comforting classics. Our waterfront restaurant also offers an extensive wine list, small plates and incredible desserts. Come for the view, savor the rest. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for group events.

Other Features
- Bar
- Family-friendly
- Live entertainment
- Friday Fish Fry
- Children's menu
- Vegetarian options
- Weekly Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Specials
- Group Events

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1322 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarcellF
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place!!!!!!!

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SUSANJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The best part of our luncheon was the spectacular view and good service. We have been to this restaurant several times for breakfast but not for lunch. I would return once again for their breakfast menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service, food and view. Our server Stephanie was attentive and provided great recommendations throughout our meal.

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vipDrDenny
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience5

It is obvious they no longer have a chef in the kitchen. The food takes forever to get to the table. Our soups were cold. My wifes paste was undercooked and the sauce was cold. We were told that it was a problem with the microwave. The fact is that the microwave use is the problem. This restaurant has been removed from our list of places to go when in Lake Geneva.

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Mike
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

If I could leave a lower rating, I would. It’s Mother’s Day, and my small family of 3 just walked out. We were sat at 5:12 (noted by the picture taken of the beautiful view), 20 min later a bus boy brought a loaf of bread, and proceeded to refill our waters over the next 35 minutes. We were never greeted by a server, never offered a drink, food, or even acknowledged by other staff or manager(s). We began deciding when we would leave around the 40min mark, as the restaurant was not particularly busy. We attempted to flag a server, however we were ignored, and the restaurant is quite quiet so yelling appeared unnecessary and unfortunate. We walked out at the 47 min mark and the laughing manager at the host stand on our way out said have a good day, not recognizing her failure to manage and even see a table with empty glasses, empty bread plate and no drinks or food. We advised her and she was practically useless in any form of customer service as we were questioned “did you tell anyone, because we wouldn’t have done that if you told someone.” As if we were now part time employees assigned responsibility to produce our own servers on a bill that how we eat and drink would be over $300-$400. We weren’t offered much more from the medium length dark haired manager than a speechless look and .... sorry.
Drove 2 hours from mid-Illinois. Drove across street to “the boat house,” we were greeted in 53 seconds for drinks and apps.

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vipGirlfriend
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We made reservations for a Mother’s Day dinner, but was not informed that there would be a very limited menu until we arrived. Wait staff was overly busy and slow. Food was ok, but not as good as it’s been in the past

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AliceM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a special dinner. Great food and bar. The best restaurant view of the lake. We have the pasta disk and filet mignon. Both were perfectly cooked. And in the time of Covid, very clean and staff all wore masks. Will definitely be going back.

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DaveK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I have eaten here before and the food was good but on this visit the food was a huge disappointment. In the past I recommended the Grandview but after this last visit I will not recommend it. I will give it one more chance and if the food returns to its previous quality I will once again recommend to others.

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vipMissMaryP
Naples
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very limited brunch menu.

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Roen
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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GaryF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Started with a rude bartender who argued with us about the size of the wine pour. He was then rude to the couple next to us and refused to credit them with a drink the woman said was "undrinkable". He told her..."I don't know what to tell you, no credits". The couple then pushed the drink to the right with a pile of other drinks that were returned from tables.

We made a reservation for window table but did not get...the pasta was rubbery and the sauce was not to our taste. we were given a partial credit at least. Unfortunately the bartender set the stage for the rest of the night. We had a reservation p for the following night but canccelled it on our way out.

Very disappointing evening.

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BillH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed our meal. Great window table. Service was good. One suggestion is that the dessert menu gets updated. The plain brownie dessert could have used a scoop of ice cream. The other choices were uninspiring. Overall, we were happy with the meal and hope to be back.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

BillH, thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience. We will discuss the dessert issue with the kitchen. Thank you for your time and we value your opinion. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice. Food was good. It was very busy do service was a big off but overall a good experience

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vipGriffin
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Hostess, bartender and wait staff are very attentive, polite and courteous. Our issue was my pasta and meatball dish.. pasta was overcooked, meatballs were very dry, contained too much fennel and the tomato sauce was lacking in taste and quantity.. the manager did comp the meal, but, this should not happen..

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Griffin, thank you for your review! We are sorry you were not satisfied with your meatball pasta dish. We will discuss this issue with the kitchen. Thank you and we hope to serve you again. Take care.

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SueM
Milwaukee
56 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to start our Lake Geneva weekend. It is actually ON the Lake side of the street and we had a beautiful window seat where we enjoyed our lunch. We both had turkey wraps. I also had a salad and my daughter had fries. All delicious and we toasted with a yummy mimosa. Excellent, professional and nice server. Definitely recommend.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Hello SueM, thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We love out location and glad you do, too! No traffic and no noise is the best part! Which mimosa flaccor did you try from our 6 options? DO you remember your server's name? We would love to give them a pat on the back for a job well done! We look forward to serving you again! Take care!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We orders the frittata which was placed as a seafood pasta and when we got our order it ended up being scrambled eggs and not a frittata. Then the wrong order and the frittata where both charged in the check. Service was just ok. Food wasn’t speculated for the price. The view tho was gorgeous but not worth the price of the food.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Hello and thank you for your review. We are sorry for missing the mark during your visit. We will discuss these issues with the kitchen, We appreciate your time and value your opinion. Thank you, and we look forward to serving you again. Take care!

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Allin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location overlooking Geneva Lake. Attentive service and delicious food with house made desserts. Great coffee and espresso selections. Limited lunch menu but varied so something for everyone. Price point good for the amount of food. We will go again.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Allin, thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We truly look forward to serving you again, take care!

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LP3467
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Waitress was new and got things wrong and was very slow. Food was terrible.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hello and thank you for your review. We are sorry you felt the mark was missed with your dining experience. We were very busy that day and apologize for not providing a better dining experience for you and your guest(s). Thank you for your understanding and patronage. We do hope to serve you again in the near future! Thank you and please take care!

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vipPorschephile
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salmon very tasty.
Filet tender but not as much flavor as expected.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hello and thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your salmon dish and filet! We are sorry you felt there wasn't much flavor to the filet, we always try to season it just enough, but not too much, so it enhancing the flavor of the steak, and mask the natural taste. We look forward to serving you again. Please do take care!

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MuktownLisa
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Food was very good, however, ordered crispy bacon and it was not crispy.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hello MuktownLisa, and thank you for your review. We are sorry your bacon was not crispy enough. We hope to succeed next time. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again! Take care.

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vipDrDenny
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was extremely slow. So slow that our wives had completely eaten their entry before ours arrived at the table.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hello DrDenny, and thank you for your review. We apologize for the slow service, and we never wants guests eating at different times. We appreciate your input and look forward to serving you again! Take care!

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GemmaP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dining experience! Food and views were amazing. I believe every table had a great view of the lake. The atmosphere was mainly middle age couples on dates (just like us!) so the scene was not a young/loud/family scene the night we were there. We will definitely be back!

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hello GemmaP, thank you for your 5 star review! What wonderful words you have shared and we greatly appreciate them all! We are delighted to know that your entire dining experience was amazing! We truly look forward to serving you again in the future! Please take care!

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KrisC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star for atmosphere alone! Gorgeous view of the Geneva Lake! We had breakfast and the diverse menu was great! Prices for breakfast reasonable. Servers awesome! I will be back!

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hello KrisC, thank you for your 5 star review! We appreciate all those kind words about your dining experience! We look forward to serving you again. Thank you and take care!

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bluegill
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

No one to serve us. It took over 30 minutes just to order. Every time we asked for something it never came. There was only one waitress for all the tables. 2 hours to eat and the special rice was cold and awful. We only stayed out of pity and because my sister had driven 5 hours to visit the Lake. Sorry very bad experience could not even say anything no one to listen. We love a response or to be reimbursed very expensive.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hello bluegill, and thank you for your review. We appreciate the time you took to write a review about your dining experience. Your opinion matters and we will look into how we can better our food and service for your next visit. Thank you.

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danielj
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at bar, appetizers excellent. Salad and dessert fantastic, main course excellent but portion size could be smaller. Great view of Lake Geneva!

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hello danielj, thank you for your 5 star review! We appreciate your kind words about your visit! We are always delighted to read when a guest has such a great experience they write about it in detail! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! Take care!

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KatieL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in to try the new menu and it was PHENOMENAL! We had the new Veal Chop and the Chicken Alfredo and there were no complaints to be had! The Veal Chop cut like butter and the lobster on top was even better. The chicken from my alfredo had perfect flavor and the breading was to die for. We also tried a few of the new drinks and our two favorites were the Pallini Spritz and the Cucumber Lemonade cocktail. We cannot wait to be back and try more items!

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hello KatieL and thank you so much for your 5 star review! What wonderful words you have shared and we greatly appreciate them all! We are delighted to know that your entire dining experience was amazing! We truly look forward to serving you again in the future! Please take care!

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CarolW
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely setting, food was great and serve was very good.
Great place to celebrate out anniversary!

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hello CarolW, thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thank you for your kind words and details about your visit! We look forward to serving you again, take care!

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KJ21
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our Anniversary. Wonderful seat, great waitress. Food was very good. The chef accommodated my GF need. Beautiful view ! We got a window seat a free sparkling wine toast and a little card from the GI. We will be back!

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 4, 2021

Hello KJ21, thank you for your five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thank you for choosing us to celebrate with. We try to make each person's experience a memorable one! We look forward to serving you again soon! Take care!

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TerryF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and view of Geneva Lake.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 2, 2021

Hello TerryF and thank you for your 5 star review! We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward to serving you again! Take care!

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GraceN
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch the other day. The smoked salmon benedict was delicious! So many perfectly paired flavors! Got me a rum runner drink, too. We felt like we were on vacation for an hour and a half! Our server was speedy and asked a lot of questions to help us order something we would like. The palini sprits drink was really good too, very refreshing. Husband's steak and eggs were cooked just right, he asked for medium rare steak and he got medium rare and fluffy scrambled eggs. Two thumbs up! Can't beat the view. Looking forward to the patio being finished and having brunch out there. We've been here quite a few times now, we love this place. 10/10 would recommend.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 2, 2021

Hello GraceN and thank you for your 5 star review! We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward to serving you again! Take care!

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Marie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had reservations and not only had to wait quite a while to be seated, which can sometimes be expected, but we also had quite a wait to receive our food. The wait became apparent when a couple of tables seated after we ordered our food actually received their food before us. The drinks were priced about what you would expect from a restaurant with the Grandview reputation. However, they came in glasses full of ice and therefore considerably watered down when they arrived at our table. The food also was priced about what one would expect; however, it was apparent at the first bite that the restaurant gave more attention to the menu descriptions and plating than the actual quality and taste of the food itself. The server, although sweet, definitely could have benefitted from some help in the restaurant that day. I had made additional reservations for a larger party to enjoy brunch at the Grandview at a later date but, after actually having dined there, I cancelled them. The view, although beautiful, was not compelling enough for us to return. We are sadly disappointed.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hello Marie and thank you for your review. We are sorry to have missed the mark with your dining experience that day. We did have quite a few people people in the restaurant that day and we appreciate your patience. With the larger parties, reservations and walk-ins, we do our best to accommodate all guests the best we can. As I'm sure you may know, there is a staffing shortage throughout the country, and we do apologize for your wait time. We hope to serve you again. Please take care!

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MarieC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Have dined her many times and been happy; this time everything went south. Took 50 minutes to get breakfast/lunch, omelette came with visible uncooked egg running over the plate, bacon soggy, my son would not touch his scrambled eggs. My dad had a half sandwich and soup and it was deli turkey and nothing special for his sandwich. Very disappointing considering I picked it for my Aunt's birthday, have enjoyed this venue before and clearly things changed while they were closed for a few weeks recently.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on April 29, 2021

Hello & thank you for another review. As we discussed on the phone, your opinion is valuable to us & discussions will be had between departments. We apologize again for missing the mark for your dining experience. Sunday brunch is one of our busiest days & we encourage staff to inform guests of any delays there may be due to heavy volume of orders, which he did. Once your order was placed in the system, it left the kitchen 30 minutes later, which was the average waiting time for that peak time.

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FrankC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, great view of the lake!

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hello FrankC and thank you for your 5 star review! Thank you for mentioning your food and service! The view is always spectacular, we are glad you enjoyed it too! We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you for your time and patronage! Take care!

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thomasg
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

FRENCH TOAST A BIT SOGGY. ASKED FOR TEA, SORRY ONLY GREEN OR CHAMOMILE. HOW ABOUT A SPOT OF EARL GREY, OR ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA?NEXT TIME I'LL BRING MY OWN BAG....

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hello and thank you for your review. Your opinions are valuable to us and we appreciate your input. We apologize for your slightly soggy French toast, we will discuss ways to improve this with the kitchen. We have been waiting on back order for our black tea, we apologize for the limited selection. We do also carry green , peppermint, Chamomile, Green Tea, Ginger Citrus and Hibiscus. Thank you again for your time! We look forward to serving you again! Take care.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the moment we entered until we finished.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hello and thank you for your 5 star review! Would it be possible for you to copy and paste your comments from the Private note to the public, please? We are SO glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your server, Anthony. He truly is spectacular! Thank you so much, we look forward to serving you again! Take care!

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AUNG7890
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Monday breakfast, seated immediately as it was empty only one other table. Our waiter was nice and friendly but was very preoccupied with other tasks, took over 20min for an orange juice and a Diet Coke, he poured them (we watched) and left them sitting on the bar and my friend got up from the table and walked over to grab them and he apologized stating sorry we don’t have a bartender this afternoon so I was getting other stuff ready. (Didn’t come to refill waters etc) Food was great smoked salmon Benedict was outstanding! 10/10 recommend. Service not so much. Might be better when restaurant is busier?

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on April 23, 2021

Hello AUNG7890, and thank you for your review. We appreciate your time and value your opinion. We are sorry you didn't receive speedier service, and we will absolutely discuss this issue with our staff. We are glad you enjoyed your food selections! We truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again soon! Take care!

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vipDuke19371
Milwaukee
94 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

I have written several reviews about this wonderful restaurant and usually rate it with five stars. Always great food and great service. I have not visited for some weeks because their remodeling schedules didn’t match my free time. It was extremely busy Sunday and my sense was management was not ready for the crowd And some of the staff poorly trained.. I had to ask a second server to get my food from the kitchen and then I had to wait more than 20 minutes more to have someone bring me a cup of coffee, I finally asked the hostess How to get a couple coffee. I would attribute these difficulties to growing pains after being closed recently for so many services. I shall definitely return because one strike out of dozens of wonderful visits does not make a failure.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on April 23, 2021

Hello Duke19371 and thank you for your review. We appreciate your thought and value your opinions. We were very busy last Sunday, in fact, it was the busiest day we have had in a very long time. No, we did not anticipate a such a busy day, but we did our best and will continue to improve and work hard to provide each and every guest with the best service and food possible. We hope to serve you again soon, as we have just rolled out with our new menus! Thank you and please take care!

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sueb
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of my favorite places to meet friends for brunch. The location means you're not trying to find parking, but rewarded with an amazing view! The staff are super attentive and helpful. We never feel rushed! Everything I have ordered has been delicious.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on April 23, 2021

Hello sueb and thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again soon! Take care!

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Charisse
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the bar staff were friendly and attentive, and made an amazing old fashioned. The restaurant itself was clean and had a great atmosphere, including a beautiful view. Our waitress was great and very personable. It was our anniversary and they brought us out a nice card and offered us free champagne or dessert. Overall such a great experience! I would definitely go back.

The Grandview Restaurant
Responded on April 23, 2021

Hello Charisse, thank you so much for the 5 star review! Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again soon! Take care!

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