Red Circle Inn & Bistro
Garden Room w/bar up to 240 guests w/dance floor 175.
Patio Room w/bar and grand fireplace up to 120 guests w/dance floor 100.
Green Room up to 28 guests
Red Circle Inn Room up to 12 guests
Overall a good experience for a first visit. Initially not super-attentive to keeping our water glasses full, but picked it up after a couple refills. I had the filet mignon and it was expertly prepared and very flavorful. My wife had the chicken ratatouille and it was very good. We split the turtle cake for dessert and it was very disappointing. The cake was dry and tasted like it had been frozen and then thawed and served. The icing was hard and dry. Lastly, and this is more of a pet peeve of mine, the butter was chilled and crumbly. When serving warm bread, you should also serve soft butter - that aside, the bread was delicious. We will definitely return.
We had an enjoyable birthday dinner at the Red Circle. The food, atmosphere, and service were all excellent. The portions were generous but not overwhelming, so just right. We will be there for more special occasions in the future.
This restaurant would have gotten a five star rating, but our table was located right next to the kitchen door and there was a constant in and out and every server had to walk by our table. We wanted something quiet and romantic but all that ruined it for us.
Old and dated decor. Dark, no ambiance and needs a facelift to bring a younger, more vibrant crowd in. Pricey!
Great service, salmon and crab cakes were amazing.
Red Circle Inn equals fine dining in Waukesha county. They offer a very prime, tender, well-prepared filet, and is one of few places that offers that filet prepared ala Wellington. There is also a great osso bucco, duck, and veal picatta.
Great service, very knowledgeable server, delicious food, outstanding venue!
We had a very enjoyable dinner. Everyone was very friendly and professional. The food was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this for a nicer dinner.
This is so awesome! Treated like royalty. Our favorite place.
Lovely place with historic charm. Three out of four dishes were spectacular. Service was exceptional. Desserts were also to die for!
We ate in the bar area as we love the jazz duo on Tuesday eves. The bar does get crowded and noisy at times. Food is great.
My friend Sarah and I really had a wonderful time, and didn't realize this was the longest standing restaurant in Wisconsin! The food was out-of-this-world, our waitress was attentive, and the atmosphere was beautiful. We've dined now at dozens of places in the last year, in we both agreed this is in our Top 5 of all time!
Food and service was was outstanding as usual! Will be back!
The service was excellent, the baked Brie & Grand Mariner soufflé were outstanding. The duck was hard to pull apart & would have preferred an orange sauce but it tasted good. Beans were very good. Next time we would not have the house salad
Never disappoints. Fish or meat. Full dinner or Bistro. Always satisfies.
Friendly friendly staff
Only disappointment was the main entrée comes with soup or salad but we elected to have the wedge salad that costs $10 on the menu. We were not given any discount for not having the standard salad offered with the main entrée nor were we offered the included soup since we purchased the high priced wedge salad. Just makes you fee you did not receive full value.
All was wonderful as always. One of our favorites whether in the Bistro or dining room.
Classic Wisconsin restaurant. - beautiful building, excellent menu choices. Halibut special was very well done, quite tasty. Attentive server.
Great service & amazing food!
It was a birthday celebration dinner this time around. We have eaten at the Red Circle Inn several times already and somehow, each time seems to be better than the last one. Vicky was our waitress this time around and she is fun, attentive and knows when to provide it and when to leave you alone to enjoy your intimate dinner. Excellent in menu judgement and the evening couldn't have been better in food quality, presentation and service. We will be going back in October for our anniversary dinner. I think I will request Vicky to be our waitress again.
Excellent dining experience...entrees were well prepared and presented...Service was efficient but not intrusive...Dining area provided for group conversation...Memorable evening...We will be back..
Everything was first class...food, service, ambiance. Highly recommend The Red Circle. Norm does a fantastic job!
Great food! Great atmosphere! Our waitress Vicki was awesome! Very enjoyable experience! We definitely will be back soon!
Always a great experience. Great food and staff. Our favorite go to restaurant.
Reservation was ready when arrived. Service was very prompt. Had appitizer.came right away. Drinks were good. Had a SPECIAL they offered, was very good . Was good portions. Will go back
The food and service were amazing! They also give you a free dessert for your special occasion and we got the turtle cake which was amazing!
We took my parents to the Red Circle Inn for their 44th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious, the waitress we had was great and the atmosphere was festive. All in all a good night. Would go back again for another special occasion.
Great food. Nice ambiance.
Red Circle Inn is one of my favorite places in Wisconsin! If you are looking for one of the top renown, fine dining, oldest restaurants in Wisconsin, this is the place to go! Great for special occasions, date nights and even having just an enjoyable night with friends or family. Say you want something a little more casual, head to the bar for their bistro menu and enjoy their amazing cocktails, wine and beer list. RCI strives to provide excellent customer service and I always feel like a top priority as a guest. Not only is the service top quality, but I have only ever eaten amazing dishes here....and trust me, I have tried many of the items on both the bistro and regular menus. This restaurant is unique in the fact that it is true fine dining where the food is meant to be coursed out and not rushed. Plan to sit back and enjoy your company, the atmosphere and the food! Making a reservation is recommended and the bar is first-come-first-serve, so calling ahead just to see what the evening is like never hurts!
Food was excellent, service prompt and friendly.
Mary Ann was wonderful and made dinner very relaxing.
restaurant since 1848/ fine dining/ whet first in the 1940's and although different food excellent
The food was great but the staff was overwhelmed. It took us over 2 and a half hours to eat. The food came out very slowly but it was excellent quality. Our bill wasn't accurate but I didn't want to wait any longer to talk about it.
Terrific environment, attentive and knowledgeable servers. Were familiar with and attentive to gluten free needs of the diners. the staff are fun people to be with.
Always an excellent experience. Professional staff and excellent food. Nicely presented
Service was somewhat slow but friendly. When dinner was served, we were asked to order a souffle' if we wanted for dessert, because of 20 minute prep time. We did. They were delivered to our table 50 minutes later and 20 minutes after entrée dishes were cleared. Food was good, but not outstanding. Meat of pork trio was dry. Beef Wellington and filet were outstanding.
Great food and service - Mother’s Day brunch - dinner. 5 course dinner for less than $70 for 2
Very efficient service as well.
We went for a Mother's Day brunch. It was fantastic!
Great personal service, attentive staff. The lamb was outstanding.
Service and presentation were impeccable. I had a mango and strawberry salad which was delicious. Wanting to save room for the 20 layer strawberry crepe dessert, I had the halibut appetizer special, which was delicious. My husband enjoyed the osso bucco, but said it was on the bland side. When my dessert arrived, it was beautifully presented, but not so delicious I felt the need to finish. Usually Red Circle is a step or two above this review. We hope to return to the amazing dinner we usually enjoy.
We stopped in for small plates and were so pleased to find that they had exactly what we wanted in the "Bistro" bar side. Friendly and helpful owner, excellent service and delicious food. We cannot wait to return for lobster night!