The Ridge - Igloos

4.3
54 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Frost yourself in an illuminated igloo out back at The Ridge Hotel and enjoy wintry libations & apps while cuddled up amidst the glow and snow. Our five private igloos on the backyard veranda seat up to eight people, complete with extra blankets and to keep you warm in this Wisconsin winter. A Crafted server will provide you with our exclusive Igloo menu featuring apps to share and festive beverages.
No outside food or beverages will be permitted.
We do provide you with a small heater, but please come prepared.
The Details…
$100+tax for a Total of $105.50 for a rental for 90 minutes.
A maximum of eight people per igloo.
Please check-in 15 minutes prior to your reservation. Please note if you arrive late your reservation time will not be extended.
Failure to show or not cancelling 72 hours in advance will result in the rental charge being put on your credit card.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 54 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
3.6
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Beck
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was a unique place to gather during a pandemic. The igloos are perfectly nice, and the heater is more than adequate. The surcharge to use the igloos seemed awfully high -- way more than the food. But it was the experience one was after, and that we got.
Food was minimal -- just pizza and appetizers and was nothing special.

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PaulaS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food was awful. Do not eat the pizza. Make sure you read at the fine line/words because we were charged double the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and we had an amazing time. My hostess Morgan was AMAZING she was so helpful and had a great personality the atmosphere and food were great. I definitely would recommend this place and visit again

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LindsayJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went by ourselves and loved it so much we brought our kids back the next weekend. Fun for all ages! The staff is excellent also!

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DawnS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lots of room, warm enough. Food was excellent. Our server Jeremy was on top it! We enjoyed it and would do it again next year.

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Igloo experience was amazing! Was nice to do something different and enjoy being outside as well! Definitely will be doing it again! Thank you so much for the great service as well!

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AmandaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. It was something different, and my whole family enjoyed it. The food was great, as well as the service.

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rented an igloo for girls night. Wonderful server and food was fantastic!! Bar was awesome as well.
Overall, highly recommend!

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vipmariaS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

You rent an igloo for $100 and order off of a limited menu at full price. The value isn’t great.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Love this place! Can’t wait to go again.

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Gunit
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The igloo was absolutely beautiful. The food was terrible.

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AyaV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful time! The food was delicious, the temperature of our igloo was cozy, and our server was very attentive. It was a very peaceful experience that we all enjoyed.

KC
vipKeriC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great weather Saturday which only added to this experience ! Great service- food was outstanding which we did not expect

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, however, need to have more table space to eat. Staff is very good and attentive.

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ClarissaJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was our first time for the igloo experience. Their pizza were great, we just wish there were options for food other than pizza and few appetizers to choose from.
Igloo was clean and ambiance was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

It was way too cold to enjoy a meal in the igloos, despite their best efforts with the heater.

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minpix
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So much fun ! Definitely a must do , It was a really cold day -4 degrees but still toasty

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LizW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Our server was very sweet, but our igloo had a large rip in that that they tried to repair with duct tape but the duct tape wouldn’t stick. The first round of hot chocolate drinks that were delivered were ice cold. The heater provided did not do anything to heat the igloo. Our check was delivered before we could even order a second round and we still had 30 minutes left on our reservation. I do not think this was worth the $100 rental and overall, we were disappointed with the experience.

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SinjaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience4

It was too cold for the experience to be enjoyable and we could only stand it for a short time in the below zero temps. I was disappointed it wasn’t canceled because of the cold and we were just offered a table instead.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Waited 40 minutes for service, pizza was mediocre, meatballs were cafeteria style, not worth the $100 rental fee.

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vipJasonB
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Love the igloo experience but knowing it was going to be colder than normal outside another heater would have made experience ideal. The extra $100 was an insult based on the food and freezing my butt off. And we were dressed accordingly.

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MaureenMc
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the best time in the igloo! Janine was our server and she was outstanding. So nice and attentive. It was a wonderful experience and would do it again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Their was a large rip in the igloo and it caused the igloo to be pretty unbearable during the coldest weekend of the year so far. There was a small heater but we definitely recommend bringing lots of blankets and wearing full winter gear. Despite the cold, the food was great! But we couldn’t get out of there fast enough!

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KellyC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HIGHLY enjoyed this experience. The globe was super cute, we were surprisingly comfortable temperature wise and our server was fantastic. The food and drinks were yummy, really have no complaints. Truly made my birthday weekend at The Ridge.

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CA0214
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We have been going to the igloos for a couple years in a row now, and this year was not the best, maybe due to the unprecedented events going on or due to the cold and snow, but the food options were not great for the price this year. The atmosphere was wonderful as well and so was the service.

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Jgmmm
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great but I don't think there should be an additional charge to eat in the igloos.

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VickiH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Would not eat in the igloo again. No choices on menu, which was unable to access online to see beforehand.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent date spot!

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EattingWithKidsEverywhere
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

A $100 deposit for an igloo during a low-demand hour that is not returned in money spent on food, isn't great. While our server was great, the food was subpar. The pizza tasted like it was from Dominos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overpriced for the experience. Super limited menu and small portions for price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and view! Delicious apps!

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amyd
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Seated early. Beautiful igloos and atmosphere. Very limited menu, but overall would recommend. Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our experience here! We came up to Lake Geneva for the 3 day weekend with our 3 boys. Reservations were at 5 and we were immediately brought to our igloo - which on a 28 degree night was comfortably warm. The staff were extremely friendly and the food was great. Well worth the visit! Highly recommend.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The add insult were a little pricey but otherwise a nice value for what you get

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DebbieP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hair salon Christmas party

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SoniaE
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really impressed with the overall experience. Our waitress was Morgan she was absolutely a doll! Very friendly. Great customer service and attentive the whole time.
She made the whole experience memorable.
We loved the meatballs, & pizza!
Great drinks.
Definitely coming back 🥰

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Margie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I was hoping for some wine and a cheese tray but the wine list was VERY small. The mixed drinks were good but pricey.

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vipMarie
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The igloo had a rental fee that was not applicable toward meal and drinks, so pricey for entrees of pizza. Pizzas were good, meatballs with risotto tasty, but charcuterie was so-so. Our waitress, however, was wonderful and the setting is delightful. Small heater so we did wear our coats but fairly comfortable, especially considering we wanted to keep the doorway unzipped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

This experience has the potential to be magical. The igloos themselves are really cool. And the service is fantastic. However, only a couple of the igloos really have a nice view of the lake and surrounding areas. We were tucked behind the kitchen area and had a view of nothing of except the hotel itself which is pretty average. I would say, if you’re going to reserve one of these, try to get the ones that are closer to the lake. The menu is limited but the food pretty good all things considered. The beer selection is extremely dull. Some nice seasonal cocktails. Making up for all this are some really charming and hard-working servers who run back-and-forth to the hotel kitchen.

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SueK
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Igloo was very comfortable. Server was excellent! Food was great. Just a lot of fun overall would very much recommend!

FAQs

The Ridge - Igloos is rated 4.3 stars by 54 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.