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Van Acre Igloos - Van Acre Igloos, Wausau, WI

Van Acre Igloos

4.9
4.9
95 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Embrace winter with Wausau’s enchanting igloo lounge experience at Van Acre, the spirited new restaurant within the Hilton Garden Inn Wausau. Our patio features two igloos dubbed the North Pole and the South Pole, outfitted with blankets and space heaters to keep you cozy and warm. Our dedicated team services each igloo, and our full menu is available for lounge style dining and cocktails. We can hardly wait for you to experience our igloo fun all winter long!

Please note reservations are available in 1.5-hour blocks with a $150 food and beverage minimum. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is required at time of reservation and will be credited to your food and beverage purchase. For this special dining experience, single checks only and 18% gratuity will be automatically added. Reservation times are 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 Monday - Saturday. Maximum capacity of 8.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Lounge, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (715) 298-6775

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Wausau

  • Parking details

    Complimentary on-site parking is available to all our guests.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun experience in the igloo! Our server was great and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!
  2. MA

    MARCYT

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Service was outstanding. Great wine options.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded 4 days agoMarcy, We appreciate your 5-star review, and we're so glad you enjoyed your igloo experience! It's fantastic to hear that the food, service and wine options were all well-received. We hope your holiday season is absolutely wonderful! The Van Acre Team

  3. BN

    BreN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making the reservation online was easy, the staff was incredibly friendly, the food was OUTSTANDING (as always), and overall it was a memorable experience. Loved the intimate and cozy atmosphere of the igloo! The handwritten birthday card from our waitress was an exceptional touch to the evening. Will definitely be doing this again next year! Highly recommend!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded 4 days agoBre, Thank you for joining us and sharing such lovely details about your experience! We're so glad you enjoyed the service from our team, our food offerings and the igloo's cozy atmosphere. So glad you'll be joining us next year as well. Wishing you happy holidays! The Van Acre Team

  4. H

    Hsgsij

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An Escape to a nordic wonderland. Great service and environment!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded 7 days agoDear Guest, We're so glad your experience was wonderland-esque! We appreciate your 5-star review, and hope you'll join us again. Happy holidays! The Van Acre Team

  5. CD

    ClayD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our date night in the lovely igloos. The cocktails, food, and service were outstanding. It was a memorable evening for us!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded 7 days agoClay, Thank you for joining us for date night and sharing your experience! We're delighted to know that all of those elements made for such a memorable evening. Happy holidays! The Van Acre Team

  6. LN

    LisaN

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The igloos are so much fun! Cool atmosphere with delicious food.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on November 28, 2022Lisa, Thank you for joining us! We're so glad you enjoyed the igloo atmosphere along with our delicious food offerings. Happy holidays! The Van Acre Team

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service & food! Highly Recommended!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on April 5, 2022Dear Guest, We're so glad you found both our food offerings and service to be exceptional! Thank you for recommending us to fellow diners and providing a 5-star review. We hope to serve you inside the restaurant soon! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  8. ML

    MeganL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun! Great staff, amazing food, beautiful atmosphere.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on April 5, 2022Megan, We appreciate your 5-star review! We're so glad to hear that you had fun and enjoyed our food offerings, service and atmosphere. We hope you'll dine with us again soon inside the restaurant. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  9. B

    Becky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Igloos are such a great experience at Van Acre! I've been there for the winter themed and tiki themed and both times was great. The staff is amazing as well as their food and cocktails. I'll absolutely be going back again.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on April 5, 2022Becky, Thank you for joining us once again! We're so glad to hear you're a fan of both our winter igloos, and Tiki igloos. We're looking forward to the next time you're able to visit us! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  10. NR

    NicoleR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The igloos were a great space to meet up and chill with friends. Wish they allotted for more time but we just moved to the next place.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on April 5, 2022Nicole, Thank you for coming out to experience our igloos! We hope you'll visit us back at Van Acre soon. Cheers! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The igloos were beautiful, intimate and such a fun experience. The food was out of this world outstanding. Service was excellent.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on March 29, 2022Dear Guest, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your igloo experience! Thank you for your kind words about our food offerings and service. We hope you'll visit us again soon! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  12. L

    Lane

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and drinks. It was pretty warm when we got inside but we were able to adjust the temperature on the heaters. Great service as well.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on March 23, 2022Lane, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of your igloo experience! We appreciate your review, and hope you get the chance to join us again. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  13. K

    Kara

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for ladies’ night. Delicious food and drinks. The igloo gave us a private space to chat. Pahoua was an attentive and delightful server. Such a fun night out!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on March 23, 2022Kara, Thank you for joining us for your ladies' night out! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and drink offerings, as well as Pahoua's attentive service! We hope you get the chance to join us again. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food & super friendly staff !

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on March 23, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5-star review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed everything about your experience. We hope you'll visit us again. Cheers! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  15. F

    Fam7

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family of 7 had a wonderful dinner in the igloos. Delicious food and great service

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on March 11, 2022Dear Guest, We're delighted you and your family were able to join us for an igloo experience! Happy to hear you were a fan of the food offerings, as well as the service. We hope you get the chance to visit us again! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful private dining and great value! Igloos come with heat blankets and Bluetooth speaker
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The igloos were perfect! Great for small get togethers where you want the service of a restaurant, but don’t want the busy atmosphere. The food and drinks were fantastic and Jordan was an awesome waitress! We will definitely be back!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on March 7, 2022Dear Guest, We're so glad you had a perfect experience! Jorden will be delighted to know she made a positive impact on your evening. We look forward to your next visit! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  18. JB

    JohannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth our drive to and from (drove home in a snowstorm). The entire vibe of the igloo was great! Food and wine were delicious, and the service we received was wonderful!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on March 1, 2022Johanna, Thank you for making the drive to experience our igloos! We're so glad you enjoyed the vibe, food and service. We hope to serve you again in the future! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  19. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made my birthday fabulous with a special dessert and the food was amazing!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on March 1, 2022Jessica, It was a pleasure to ensure your birthday was extra special! Thank you for joining us, and we hope you can dine with us again soon. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  20. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, service, drinks and food! It was warm in the igloo as well with their heaters.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 25, 2022Kelly, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the service, as well as our food and drink offerings. We hope you'll dine with us again soon. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  21. JD

    JillD

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Love the atmosphere- but was just to cold of night for us. Food cooled of too fast. One of us waited for his first cocktail quite awhile- and another one of us waited for his 2nd one quite awhile. Not like other times. Very busy night it looked like. Not enough help?
  22. CV

    CaitlinV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an amazing time. It's a very romantic atmosphere. Our server took excellent care of us. The only thing I would change is the location of the igloos. They're right off the parking lot. But otherwise they're perfect :)

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 25, 2022Caitlin, We're so glad you had an amazing igloo experience! It's great to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere, as well as the service. We hope you get the chance to visit us again soon! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  23. TG

    TonjaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to the Van Acre Igloos. We went for our anniversary and were in the North Pole. We were in the middle of a snow storm, which totally added to the ambiance! Even though the weather was a bit crazy outside, the multiple space heaters kept everything super comfy inside. We did realize that it was outside and dressed appropriately with sweaters, but were super comfortable. It would occasionally get a bit chilly, I think because waitstaff was opening the door to bring our food and drinks, but nothing that made the evening unpleasant. This is definitely our new "go to" place for a nice dinner!! The inside restaurant looked lovely and cozy as well! We considered staying at the hotel too due to the weather, but decided to make the trek home. Staff was great and very attentive, food was fantastic! and the ambience off the chain! LOVED ALL OF IT! Totally recommend for a special date night, small gathering or group get together. Loved it so much we actually are looking into getting one for our yard! ...although unfortunately, the attentive staff won't come with it.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 17, 2022Tonja, We're so glad you were able to join us on such a snowy and cozy evening! Your glowing review is so appreciated, and we're delighted to know you had such an enjoyable experience. We're looking forward to serving you again soon! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  24. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent private venue! Fantastic service! Prime rib is excellently prepared! I would recommend it to anyone!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 7, 2022Nick, Thank you for such great feedback about your experience. We also appreciate you recommending it to others! Please visit us again soon. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  25. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veey nice. We will be back again. Loved the atmosphere

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 7, 2022Mark, Thank you for joining us! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience and plan to return. We look forward to it! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  26. TR

    TaylorR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service were amazing!! The igloos were the perfect atmosphere and stayed warm even on a chilly day!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 7, 2022Taylor, We're glad to hear you were such a fan of the food, drinks and service! Thank you for joining us for such a cozy evening, and we hope to see you again soon! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  27. AG

    AngelaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience, went for my mom's birthday and had so much fun. The time went too fast. Surprisingly warmer then I thought it would be in the igloo. Wait staff Becca was wonderful. Would do this again and will recommend to others! My only suggestion would be to get more food pictures.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 7, 2022Angela, Thank you for joining us to celebrate your mom's birthday! We're delighted to hear that you had such a lovely time, and also enjoyed the service from our team member, Becca! We appreciate you recommending the experience to others. Cheers! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  28. AN

    AdamN

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were amazing. Big portion sizes. Apple dessert was even better. Fun, unique, and local drinks.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 1, 2022Adam, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and drink offerings. The Apple Crostata is indeed a favorite on the dessert menu! We hope you get the chance to dine with us again soon. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  29. M

    Mouasta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    January, I reserved the igloo dining for my birthday with some friends and I gotta say it was good experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. Food was excellent and the igloo looked amazing inside. It had plenty of seating with pillows and blankets. A couple of space heaters but it helped a bit only. The blankets helped covered our legs because we all wore dresses. Overall all my friends loved it too. Would totally go back again in the summertime that is.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 4, 2022Dear Guest, We're glad you enjoyed so many aspects of your igloo experience! Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us, and we look forward to serving you again. Cheers! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  30. c

    claitlin

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! They took such good care of us for my husbands birthday.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 4, 2022Dear Guest, We're glad you were able to join us for your husband's birthday! Thank you for your kind words about the service of our team. We hope to serve you again soon. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  31. MM

    MattM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff were amazing. I’ve dined in Van Acre Igloos in the past and they’ve only gotten better (upgraded igloos, ambience). The meals were all incredible and cannot recommend the experience enough.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on February 1, 2022Matt, Thank you for your 5-star review and recommending the experience to others! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very neat ambiance. More dining options would be cool. What we had was good.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on January 21, 2022Dear Guest, We're glad you enjoyed the ambiance, as well your meal! We hope to serve you again. Cheers! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  33. TD

    TeeDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was AMAZING! We loved the experience!!!!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on January 19, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that your server made such a positive impact as well. We hope to serve you again soon! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town with our kids skiing for the weekend! They loved it too!!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on January 18, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for joining us during your ski trip. We're so glad your igloo experience was enjoyed by all! We hope you get the chance to dine with us again. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  35. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening with friends…only comment would be that the temps were pretty cold and we could have used more heat and blankets

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on January 17, 2022Dawn, We're so glad you had an enjoyable experience! Please don't hesitate to alert our team next time, as they would be happy to provide additional ways to stay warm and cozy. We look forwarding to serving you again! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  36. JD

    JillD

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance great. We loved the space. Music was a nice touch. We were plenty warm.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on January 17, 2022Jill, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the ambiance, coziness and the ability to play your own music! We hope you'll dine with us again soon. David, Food & Beverage Manager

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way. Chic elegant atmosphere, delicious food, impeccable service. Thank you!

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on January 11, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for your glowing review! We're so glad you had an outstanding experience, and enjoyed our atmosphere, food and service. Please visit us again soon! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  38. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome private dining experience. The service was wonderful.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on January 10, 2022Katie, We're so glad you enjoyed our food offerings, as well as the service! We hope you'll get the chance to join us back at Van Acre soon. Cheers! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  39. SV

    SteveV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time! The food was delicious! Huge portions and great flavor. The decor is perfect and cozy and we loved the speaker for music. Best way to dine in the WI winter. 🥰

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on January 10, 2022Steve, We're so glad you had a fantastic time with us! Thank you for sharing such great details about your experience. We hope you'll join us at Van Acre again soon! David, Food & Beverage Manager

  40. a

    angelae

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful place to eat. I would highly recommend eating here.

    Van Acre IgloosResponded on January 10, 2022Dear Guest, Thank your for your 5-star review, and recommending the experience to others! We look forward to serving you again. Cheers! David, Food & Beverage Manager

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Van Acre Igloos is rated 4.9 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Van Acre Igloos

151401 County Road NN, Wausau, WI 54401-8117

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wausau

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Lounge, Grill

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary on-site parking is available to all our guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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