Sopra Bistro

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$30 and under
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Sopra, an American Bistro, opened in the spring of 2008 with the goal of serving fresh and delicious Italian-American bold flavored foods, with global influence, in a fun and lively setting that makes our guests feel at home from the moment they walk in the door. Located on Main Street in the heart of downtown, Sopra Bistro combines the laid back atmosphere of Lake Geneva with the dynamic feel of Lincoln Park, Chicago.
The warm wooden barstools, chairs and tables create a harmonious balance of elegant American bistro and a comfortable neighborhood bar.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Order fish and it came raw inside. Sent back and returned undercooked. Restaurant seemed busy and understaffed. The only upside the alcoholic beverages were delicious. Waiter was friendly.

SB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was poor. After waiting a very long time for our food one of the entree was cold. The salmon was very bland. One one came to ask us if we would like another drink. I felt like I was in the table next to us conversation

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for our anniversary and the Rigatoni which was over $25 was lackluster at best. I've had much better pasta for a cheaper price which was a huge disappointment. We had a porkloin special which was seasoned well but nothing came out hot and it took 45 minutes. Absolutely would not go here again, especially considering the exorbitant prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food!

GL
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

A unique menu offering many game entree and side dishes. Chef likes to use a lot of salt. Food was too salty for our tastes. Nice offering of wines/beers and cocktails. Great service. Can be pricey. Very loud and dark for evening service but that was the ambiance. It was a good one time experience for us.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The salads saved the score! Myself and 3 girlfriends went on Saturday 10/12/19 to top off a girls weekend. We had a nice table upstairs but service was slow (though solid once she got to us). It looked like there was a private party in the side room upstairs and maybe we just got stuck behind them, but it was a LONG wait on everything. The drinks were fine, the salads that 3 of us got were very good, but 3 of us who got different pasta dishes agreed it was way over-peppered. So much potential but too much pepper and you can’t taste the flavor of the food!

Generally a let down. Prices would have been ok for high quality food but two of us didn’t finish more than half our entrees.

RK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

food was too salty, average taste and quality, too expensive

E
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A great place in Lake Geneva- a real treasure. A place we go too every time we hit this vacation town.
The food Is great- nice space - service is adequate but needs improvement.
I think if they got our drinks out faster then service would not be an issue as our appetizers and meals were perfectly timed.
It was a Tuesday and exceptionally busy with a large group also.
The food is great- appetizers were exceptional .
Deserts were the best we have had almost anywhere.
Overall a must- But Make Reservations or you might be left to wait.

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was a good chance to get away to enjoy a good dinner to celebrate our upcoming anniversary. We both enjoyed the food. The waiter was extremely attentive to us and provided some of the best service that we have had in a while. The location was beautiful and the ambiance was very romantic.

BB
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been dining at Sopra for years and have never had a bad meal. No surprise all meals were great.

SR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. We ordered Wild Mushroom Soup, the Maple Glazed Salmon, and the Whitefish. For dessert we shared a pistachio gelato. Everything was delicious.

When I make fish at home, we always remove the skin. When my husband’s White fish came with the skin intact with almonds over the top, we wondered, was he supposed to eat that skin? We asked our server and he said, yes. So my husband ate it. I had already eaten half of my black crusted salmon. It didn’t dawn on me that it might be skin until one of the last bites tasted a little crunchy and a little fishy. I asked the server if that black crust on top of my salmon skin? Yes, it was! He got a chuckle out of withholding that information. Yikes! It was good, though!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my fiancé’s birthday. Brandon our server, remembered us from the last time we were there. Just all in all, a wonderful experience! We will be back again!

CT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So unassuming from the outside. Wonderful on all levels but especially the food. Each of our meals was delicious.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, will definitely come back! We had the cod, the salmon, and two steaks. We were all extremely happy with our meals. Different and delicious.

KG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was delicious! Our server was excellent. However, we made a reservation and were seated upstairs at a teeny table that faced a wall. I asked if we could have a window table, but the hostess said they were all reserved. (Only one other table was occupied, and when we left more than an hour later, there was still a window table available!?!). That was irritating...so, if we go again, hoping that doesn’t happen.

RP
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All excellent. As usual

BS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fast and courteous and the food was excellent with wonderfully creative presentation and outstanding flavor.

EZ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was terrible. My wife's duck was rubbery (not cooked properly). The skin wasn't crispy like duck is supposed to be. My chimichurri flank steak was medium well instead of medium rare and bland. Potatoes were oily. Service was nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Nice place to go when your in Lake Geneva.

S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without question, Sopra has become one of the most outstanding restaurants in Lake Geneva.

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time enjoying libations and appetizers! Great location in downtown Lake Geneva.
Tony & Amber O.

AS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great specials. We had a large party and had a private room.

OT
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Very noisy

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place but very loud. Conversation was nearly impossible!

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Have always enjoyed the food at Sopra. On this particular occasion the service was very spotty. So little attention was paid to our table of 6 that it literally took me over 45 minutes just to get a glass of wine. the food service was a bit better but we all commented that we were a bit disappointed.

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

BRING BACK THE RADIATORI, PLEASE!

CL
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The drinks were great and the food was good - once it finally arrived!! We were seated on time but waited for over an hour for our dinner entrees to be served!

JT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waited over two and a half hours for our food and there was no server to even offer anything to the big group we had. We sat there with no drinks and apps because service was terrible

CD
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Sopra Bistro on a busy Saturday night. The ambiance is delightful yet casual and the food was delicious! We were slightly disappointed with our waiter being a bit unrefined given the type of restaurant this is as well as the prices they are charging but we tried not to let it impact our overall experience. We were both delighted with our entrees - Sturgeon and Rainbow Trout - and enjoyed the flavors, portion size, and freshness of the dish. Everything coming out of the kitchen looked just as delicious as the next thing! Despite the hiccup with our waiter, I would definitely come back to try something new and enjoy the atmosphere. Definitely a place I would recommend to friends and family looking for a nice night out in Lake Geneva!

R
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our food was great. Server was very nice. I’d asked for a seat up front but would have sat further back. We were accommodated with window seats but we were brought upstairs rather than seated downstairs. Didn’t know there was an upstairs. It’s not nearly as nice upstairs - too plain and casual for our anniversary - but in the end all of our food arrived at the right tens and service was good. We ended being the only people up there after about an hour which was weird but it was quiet so we could hear each other! Prefer the ambiance of downstairs still.

C
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Great bistro menu. My husband had the rigatoni and I had the pork. Huge portions and wonderful. Relaxing atmosphere. Great service.

SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the first night of our honeymoon. The pork tenderloin was amazing!

MH
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Noisy, slow service.

BF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great experience for me and my wife on our 9th anniversary. Got us a nice table upstairs overlooking the street below and service was incredible. Super friendly knowledgeable waiter made incredible suggestions for great apps and main courses.

n
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!

KA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service, and private room for our group of 8!

DB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Tbe hostess, Sophia, was delightful!

LD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Wish they were open for lunch or at least at 4pm.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu choices were different & yet so delicious. Not your usual American fare. Wonderful!