Wissota Chophouse - Janesville

3.9
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
With classic American chophouses in mind, Wissota Chophouse features USDA Angus Beef, an excellent variety of the freshest seafood and creative sides. Our steaks start with the best cuts of meat, seasoned simply and cooked to perfection, delivered to your table perfectly seared and bursting with flavor. Complement your meal with a drink from over 30 wines by the glass, 20 beers on tap and a variety of bottle beer selections.
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4.2
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CoryK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ribeye and mixed grill were fantastic. They also made good whiskey old fashions.

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Patric
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation asked to be seated outside. I was told once we arrived for our reservation. Reservation were not allowed outside patio, but were welcome to wait at the bar or dine inside. Some people are not ok dining inside yet. Some people are and that is totally fine. Ended up going to Mod pizza. Pizza and Wine on there patio.

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DianeMarie
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bartender/Server was friendly and doing double duty. She did her best. Drinks and Food were exceptional (ribeye, seabass & lamb). I just wish we had been seated to eat our ceasar salad separate from our entrees. The carrot cake was tasty and made for a perfect substitute birthday cake. Overall a fun evening, great food but be prepared to break out your plastic ($$$) !

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Rocky
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food and service did not match the prices. Flavor wasn’t great and there would be long periods of time that we wouldn’t see our waitress. Waited 30 minutes just to receive the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Horrible service. It was like they were upset we were there and wanted to go home. Barely anyone in restaurant, literally dropped plates on table. Hostess visibly upset that we asked to sit on patio. Absolutely bizarre. Facility itself very pretty though/clean.

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BrianP
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleased with our first visit! Great food and service

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BrendaB2
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be going back! Great location over looking the river. Very clean and well decorated. I had the Scallops and my husband had the filet mignon. Both were cooked to perfection! We had great service and their wine list is great.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on June 18, 2020

Brenda, thank you for the perfect review! We are glad the you were able to enjoy a delicious meal and the beautiful scenery. We hope to see you again soon!

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GordonO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2 people in our party had the 10 oz. fillet and they said it was the best they ever had. I had the scallops, they were huge and delicious and the sauce it was in was very tasty. Our server was excellent. Overall we were very happy with the food and service and will definitely go back.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you Gordon for the great review! The filet is amazing we are so happy you enjoyed it. We look forward to your future visits!

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vipTyAllen
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Party of six and all our meal were warm. Temp of meat was over done for 4 of us.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, as we use all feedback as a training tool to better serve our guest. We hope you will give us another try and we hope to provide you with a 5 star experience.

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BCT21
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The quality of food for the price did not match.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, we strive to provide our guest with the highest quality of food available to us. We are disappointed you did not enjoy your dinner and would love the opportunity to serve you again.

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JimW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere, very good food. A bit expensive, but I'd sure recommend it for a special night out!

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on June 18, 2020

Jim, we would love to see you for another "special night out!" During that visit we hope to give you a 5-star worthy experience.

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday and were very pleased. I had the sea bass and it was wonderful.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on March 13, 2020

Donna, thank you for the great feedback. We are honored you chose to bring your husband to Wissota for his birthday dinner. We are also very pleased your seabass was wonderful! We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.

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Bella
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Quality of steak was unacceptable for price. Octopus appetizer was rubbery and over seasoned. Steak was prepared medium rare as ordered, but was chewy and lacked flavor

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on March 13, 2020

Bella, thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that your food was not prepared properly. We very much appreciate all feedback as it used as a training tool for our kitchen and serving staff. We hope you will give us another try in the future.

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JackF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food & Drinks were expensive and my steak was tough. My wife and daughter were not happy with their dinners either. I ordered a scotch on the rocks and at least that was good. I won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Valentines

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the good review!

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good - not excellent. For the price and the reputation from the other Wissota locations, I expected more than we received. The service was very good and friendly, which is why she received a generous tip.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 18, 2020

James, thank you for your review. I am disappointed we did not meet your expectations. I am happy to hear your service was great. I hope you will give us another try.

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was slow.
There were no oysters available, which all three of us were looking forward to.
For the rather expensive cost of the steaks we had they were not what we expected.
My steak was tough and had parts that I could not even chew.
I've had better food at much lower costs all over the country.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on June 18, 2020

Keith, thank you for the feedback. Without feedback, positive or negative, we cannot improve. We hope that you will visit us again and we will do everything in our power to provide a 5-star worthy experience.

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JeffJ
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Out for our anniversary. Our server was awesome.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you, Jeff for the great review. We are ecstatic you chose us for your anniversary! We are pleased your server made this a extra special day for you. Look forward to your return!

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DiDiZ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! The food was delicious. We ordered a filet with scallops and sea bass. I'm not exaggerating when I say it all was melt in your mouth incredible. The meat and cheese board was practically a meal in itself. The bacon truffle mac was a great dish to share. Tennessa our server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Wissota Chophouse is certainly going to be a favorite go to at our house!

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 7, 2020

DiDi thank you for such a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed every part of your meal and service! We look forward to all your future visits!

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MarC
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Would highly recommend for dinner. A bit pricy but well worth it

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 3, 2020

MarC thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed you food and service! We look forward to your return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Price for 4 people to eat steak and lobster with 6 drinks was almost $350.00. We could have gone to Madison for better food and drinks for much less.. Not worth it.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback as we use to better serve our guest. We strive to provide the highest quality of food and beverages available to us. We hope you will gives us another try.

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JenniferP
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good however pretty high priced for the area. I would only go again for a very special occasion. Noisy the night we were there. Also, did not like the high top table. Uncomfortable after an hour. Birthday dessert was very generous. Carrot cake delicious.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for your review, Jennifer. We are honored that you choose us as your birthday destination. Please feel free to request a low top table on your next visit as we would gladly accommodate your request. We are continuing to work on a solution to the noise levels in the restaurant as it can be a bit noisy when the restaurant is full. Please join us again on your next occasion.

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MindyM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks and Charcuterie board. The service was also excellent. Will absolutely recommend & be back again!

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 3, 2020

Mindy, thank you for the great review! We are excited you enjoyed your steak and Charcuterie board. We look for to your return!

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Hoghny
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new find in Janesville--high end steaks and a tasty menu.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal! Hope to see you again soon!

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Connie
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It’s a really nice atmosphere. Went on NYE got a bit loud because we were seated by a large group. Great server. She made great recommendations. Should’ve passed on the calamari, sautéed in a fishy broth. Entrees were good and Mac & Cheese was yummy. She was right about the chocolate cake... enough for 2-4 people! Look, this is a high end restaurant and I’m happy to have this option in Janesville. But don’t expect the same price for a steak that you’d get at Prime Quarter. I’ve eaten at many higher end restaurants and I felt the price was reasonable in comparison.

I wish they would include their menu on their website!

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on January 11, 2020

Hi Connie, we are so happy you enjoyed your meals! We are actively working on adding our menu online. We apologize our calamari was not to your liking. We have many other appetizer options such as our Buffalo Fried Alligator that we think you would enjoy. We pride ourselves on being fine dining and we are glad the service and food exceeded your expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The absolute only thing that saved this meal was the 10oz filet mignon. Rare plus cooked to perfection, no seasonings. The way a true chophouse should be. Prawns added on were also excellent. Cooked properly and very tasty.

Three issues: the lobster, the speed of the service, and the ambiance. Starting with the lobster: The menu is very lacking in description. So, I presumed this would be normal chophouse lobster with clarified butter for dipping on the side. Unfortunately, it was not. The butter was a "conglomerate" (server's words not mine) that included garlic (meh) and the killer for me orange. Plus, the lobster arrived drenched in the butter, not on the side. The orange taste was overwhelming and completely distracted from the flavor of the lobster. The menu should have described this. How on Earth would I know to ask? Fortunately, my husband enjoyed the taste, and we switched. He took the lobster; I took his 10oz filet.

For the majority of the meal, there were two tables in the entire restaurant and two servers. Considering this, our service was extremely slow. Took over 10 minutes for the drink order. Then, about the same for the food order.

The ambiance was OK, but reminded me very strongly of Truk't, a taco bar in downtown Beloit. Came off as a little cheap feeling for a very expensive meal. Also, a little echo-y.

Finally, EVERYTHING is a la carte on the menu. I would expect a choice of soup or salad with a dinner, but we had to pay separately for those items.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to give us feedback. We do train our serving staff to provide a detailed description of all menu items and we obviously missed the mark on communicating how your lobster dish was prepared. We will continue coaching the staff to properly describe our dishes to every guest. I am glad that you enjoyed the 10oz filet mignon and that it was cooked to perfection. it is my favorite menu item as well! We look forward to your return visit!

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LyndseyB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The set up is nice. The food was okay. It was $199 for two of us. Our server was great. I do not recommend the lobster bisque as it was not good at all,not made from scratch, came from a bag. The scallops were large and cooked to perfection. The steak was good. Brussel sprouts very good! The oyster Rockefeller was okay, not what I am used to, very watery. I got a beer flight, sour beers, good. Overall I feel like the price did not match our experience. I had a better experience the first time I went.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for your return business. We apologize your lobster bisque was not to your liking. We would like to discuss this in more detail please reach out to Wissota Chophouse and ask to speak with the General Manager. We are glad that the service and your scallops were perfect! We hope to provide you with a better experience on your next visit.

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MaryL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, the atmosphere pleasant and the waitstaff awesome. I would highly recommend Wissota Chophouse!

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you Mary for the wonderful review. We look forward to your return!

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JasonK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The crabcakes and ceasar salad were great but the aged bone in ribeye was just ok.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the review, we appreciate all feedback so that we may better serve our guests. We are please you enjoyed your Crab cakes and Caesar salad! We hope that you return for a 5 star experience.

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Barkerbrat
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great. The drinks were great. The wait time was kinda long on most things but we enjoyed chatting with our company and didn’t notice much.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the good review! We are so happy you enjoyed your drinks and dinner! We hope that you return again soon.

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todw
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My prawns and Mac and cheese was cold. I didn’t say anything to the server because I don’t like to complain.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the review, we appreciate the feedback on the temperature of the food. Please feel free to let your server know if that was to happen again as we pride ourselves on serving quality hot food and would love the opportunity to serve you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and a welcomed addition to the Janesville area.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you for your review. We look forward to your future visits!

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good experience. The food was great and there was a very nice selection to chose from.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you Charles for the great review!

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DonH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Its great Janesville finally has something this nice. We were very pleased. The steaks were excellent. We also highly recommend the lobster bisque.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you for your positive review. Happy you enjoyed your lobster bisque and steak. Look forward to your return visits!

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EMILYB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great. Steak was a little under cooked but they threw it back on no problem. Lobster bisque was very good. Blue cheese and bacon fries were too salty for me. Service was perfect.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you for your positive review. Happy we were able to cook your steak to your preference. We look forward to you dining with us again!

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love2eat
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with amazing service. They have a bar that opens up to the river, I’ll definitely have to come back when it’s warmer out.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to your return!

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MikeP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We thought we would try this new restaurant for our anniversary. it was a Thursday night and they were not very busy. I ordered a rib eye medium rare which came out well done and had a odd flavor so I sent it back and the second steak was better but not what I expected for $40. Our sides were okay but not great. Asked the waitress what Ipa was popular there and was informed that MOST of their customers don't order beer. Well my mistake. Overall it was a shame because it could have been a good experience.

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FJeatsout
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think I would love to go back with friends and try different shareables. The meal gets expensive very quickly, but if you know ahead of time you'll be okay.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to you return to sample some different shareable items!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pros-
Very good food. The petite fillet and ribeye were both cooked perfectly medium rare. The garlic mashed potatoes were also delicious.
A good selection of Wisconsin craft beers on draft.
Service was prompt and friendly.
Nice atmosphere, comfortable, not super loud.

Cons-
I wasn't a fan of the roasted brussels sprouts, too many leaves rather than halved sprouts.
Family style sides are somewhat annoying (they are enough food for 3-4 people).
My SO said it tasted like everything (steaks, mashed potatoes) was cooked in an excess of butter.

Overall I look forward to going back

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We have modified how we cook some of our shareables, we look forward to your return to try out the shareables once again!

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JamesV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had four diners and a mix of appetizers and steaks. I also had a caprese salad. Everything was very good. Lamb chops could have been cooked slightly longer. Steaks were very good quality and flavor.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. Happy you enjoyed our prime meat and look forward to your return visit!

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Wissota Chophouse - Janesville is rated 3.9 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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