Our favorite place to eat when we are in the area. The food is outstanding!
Went for wife's birthday my duck was excellent crispy skin but not dried out she enjoyed her veal . We hadn't been there in years now we have been there twice in the last month worth the drive, staff is friendly and accommodating .
It was my birthday they gave me a complimentary soufle it was very good , I had the grouper it was done great , the wild rice was a little crunchy but good flavor. My boyfriend had a new York strip very good
OUTSTANDING!! The food was absolutely amazing!! Our waitress was superb. Everything exceeded our expectations. We'll certainly be back!
Service and food were outstanding. You can not go wrong with this place.
The experience was outstanding. The food was perfection; the service (Mary Ann) was superb, and the atmosphere was everything that you could want for a special dinner.
I had the filet mignon, and my wife had the white fish. Without question, it was the best steak I've had in years, and we eat out a lot.
The best recommendation I can make is we will be dining at the Red Circle Inn again soon, but this time we'll be taking our best friends with us.
A Wisconsin historical gem. If you're craving a classic dinner dish, such as Osso Buco or Beef Wellington, this is your spot. Veal Oscar was a special last night and it was out of this world. The service was excellent and the Red Circle Inn is both cozy and elegant. Dessert was on them because it was our anniversary. What a lovely evening we had. Highly recommend.
We celebrated 2 birthdays and had a great time. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.
Excellent experience, friendly and great food both off the menue and specials
Red Circle Inn was fantastic. Service, atmosphere, food - everything was wonderful. Our server, Vicki helped make a memorable evening and birthday celebration.
The best food I've had in a long time. Superb! And everyone was so friendly. Nice quiet atmosphere for date night.
We’re never disappointed with the Red Circle. The food is always interesting and excellent. The service is professional and complete! The ambiance is more traditional and not hip. But, the quality is consistently high.
Always excellent food, service, & drink!!!
We were put off immediately when 5 of us entered the very crowded vestibule and were rather rudely told to move aside. Then we were seated in the most boring, windowless, ugly room. Our waters went unfilled even after asking for them to be filled. Our waitress failed to mention that the default salad dressing was a cranberry vinaigrette. It was only when taking the final person’s order that we heard about any salad dressing choices. Our waitress did nothing to engage us. C’mon, if you are charging those kind of prices, you better have great service. The meals were delicious, but we were pretty turned off by the whole experience. None of us will return.
The overall experience was very pleasant. The food was fabulous but a little bit pricey. The server Julia was fantastic. We sat in the bar which was just fantastic.
It is rare situation that combines a short drive, casual dress and elegant dining for a memorable dining experience. It is a gem in Lake Country!
This is our 'go to' special occasion restaurant. The bistro/bar is warm and welcoming, and the restaurant side is quiet and romantic. The chef is amazing; however, the sauce on the grouper special was salty on this occasion. The filet has never let me down. I love that they have traditional favorites such as beef Wellington and creme brulee, but also take risks with spicy fare and non-traditional items on their specials menu. We live in the area, but this place is worth a drive to Lake Country.
This was our first visit. I was a little bit disappointed by the decor, but the service was excellent which can be difficult to find in lake country. Really wonderful server. Delicious dinner and cheesecake. We will definitely go back.
We have been to the Red Circle Inn several times. We have always found the food to be excellent. We love the Beef Wellington and the sniffles. We like the ambiance of an inn which has been there since 1847.
Consistently a special dining experience. A menu that offers seafood to meat to small plates and bistro dining in the bar. Libations always to taste. A wine list to satisfy any palate. Your meal is paced well. Service is friendly with great attention to details . One of our top five favorites.
4 of us had an very nice dinner here. All the meals were excellent . We ordered the Beef Wellington, Duck Montmorrency and the fresh Whitefish fillet. The food was prepared perfectly. The entrees came with whipped potatoes and fresh vegetables. All meals came with soup or salad which were excellent as well.
The ambiance is very nice and service was very good but not intrusive. Prices are moderate $28-39 for the entrees we tried.
Red Circle Inn touts itself as Wisconsin's oldest restaurant. We had a nightly special (blackened grouper) and the lobster. Both were excellent -- the whole lobster in particular was a very good value at $44. For dessert we had a chocolate souffle, a rare find on a restaurant menu.
Service was excellent, but for some reason the waitstaff seemed determined to seat us near the kitchen in a dining room full of vacant tables. We finally prevailed on another table, but we later noticed staff once again steering diners to the table near the kitchen. There was live jazz duo in the bar, which competed with recorded music playing in the dining room. Finally, the dining room was a little cool -- maybe the table near the kitchen got some reflected warmth.
Wonderful food as always and great service. Most tender pork I’ve ever had and attentive staff.
Such a treat to have incredible food and off the charts service. Both of us were celebrating our birthdays and we were treated like royalty. The Cesear salad was terrific and the Whitefish outstanding. They treated us to a souffle. Neither of us had ever had one before and at our age..... We wanted to lick the plate, it was that good. Highly recommend!
Great service, great food, great atmosphere!
Very enjoyable with great food, service and
good wine selection for everyone
Had a nice anniversary dinner here and would definitely return. Very good food and great service!
Red Circle Inn is a wonderful blend of classic upscale dining and casual elegance. We enjoyed every moment from fabulous wine, tasty salads, wonderfully prepped entrees, and decadent desserts. Katherine our server was professional and warm without going overboard. If you haven’t been here lately, you’re missing out. It was awesome!
My husband and I went to have a date night/celebrate my birthday. I had not been there before. It is now one of my favorite restaurants! Everything was amazing! The waitress was great! The food was wonderful! Everything we had was delicious! We will be back! I recommend this to all.
The Red Circle Inn is a gem situated in the heart of lake country area. Great spot for quiet conversation with friends. We enjoyed drinks at the bar before being seated at our table in front of the fireplace (great on a cold night in Wisconsin). We enjoyed the oyster's rockefeller appetizer (which could've been a meal in itself). Everything we ordered was better than the we expected, Osso Bucco (2), Beef Wellington & the steak of the night New York Strip was all done to perfection. I had Veal Osso Bucco & I can say without hesitation it was outstanding piece of meat I have had in a long, long time! It came with the best bussels sprouts I have ever had & real mashed potsatoes. All 4 of us brought left overs home.
Definitely worth the price you pay. Although I would'nt be able to eat that way every week, it's a wonderful date night or gathering place to enjoy great friends & great food.
And leave room for the Grand Manier soufflé, you'll be glad you did!
excellent food. excellent service. friendly. a real gem.
We were seated on time. Dining area well lit. Waitress had a great attitude and explained the menu, wine list and specials well. Every course was served on time without being rushed. All food was perfect, except that the roasted duck dish was a tad on the dry side. Wine was specially priced and my wife's souffle was gratis as it was her birthday. Overall we had a wonderful dinner.
This was aperfct choice for a birthday dinner... the beef Wellington was fabulous.. the grouper, was good although not their best ... sticking to the menu is a sure thing ... and of course the soufflés! They are outstanding! This is one of the few restaurants that I know that serves them. Our waitress was Sissy, and she was fabulous .
We live in the Twin Cities and only visit the Milwaukee area once a year. Last year we stumbled on the Red Circle by accident. This year we made a point of returning. This restaurant is a gem. The ambience is great and the food and the service are even better. We only wish that we had such a restaurant near us. This time we enjoyed Oysters Rockefeller and a Duck entree but are sure that anything we selected from the menu would have been equally good. The server was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. 5 stars for sure
Went on a Saturday evening with friends. It has been some time since we dined at the Red Circle and we were very pleased that we went back again. Excellent service and great food. We were seated promptly for our reservation and enjoyed our time there. Two of us had the duck and two had the beef wellington. Entrees, salads and soups were excellent.
Food was awesome! We had appetizers, salad, soup, main course, dessert and after dinner drinks. Waited 15 minutes for cocktails upon being seated only to be told the bottle of wine featured on the NYE menu was not available. Ordered a glass of red with my dinner and it never came. Aside for some mediocre service, this place is one of our favorites! Downtown dining with the small town charm!
Everything was 5 star. Food was great, service exceptional. Truly a rare find.
Fantastic food and service. It was a special evening and the experience was top notch. We will be back.
Wonderful place for a special evening! Our waitress was very personable and went out of her way to make our dining experience great! We will be back.
Service (Hostess & Server) was slow. It took OVER 10 minutes to sit at our table because we were trapped in the coat as the Hostess was moving very slow. It was cold and cramped in there. Then it took the server OVER 10 minutes to to get us our drinks. My New York Strip was not good at all. The fat was chewy and it was not seasoned good. For a meal that costed us $150.00 it was horrible! Next time we will go the 7 seas!