Sopra Bistro

4.3
1073 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1073 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
service
4.2
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent! Lighting could have been dimmed a little.

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Fusebuddy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Sopra. We were served by Michelle who took good care of us. We started with the chopped salad and potato bacon soup (i think). I had the scallops and really enjoyed them. Saw an NFL agent there, interesting surprise.

JM
JesseM
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and came out hot. Portions were huge! Drinks were delish, would return!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

It was a very nice evening, however dinner was a too salty. My wife and I shared the special which was Gnocchi with a Gorgonzola sauce that was too salty and overcooked and we also shared the roasted olives which are always amazing. We will go again and try one of the specials, it’s always a good time, maybe next time it won’t be as salty.

KC
KristinC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Would definitely go there again

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious! Totally worth it! Would definitely come back

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Cass
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with lots of depth and flavor. Everything I’ve had has been delicious, the service is great, and the ambiance is nice.

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MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Indoor atmosphere was cheap looking. Food presentation was unappealing. Portions were small and taste wasn't worth price.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best dinner i have ever had. All the ingredients where fresh and delicious and perfect the the whole plate worked perfectly together and was cooked to perfection. Waitress was funny and professional and a was delight to our night. We will be returning again!!

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vipTreebee
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sopra Bistro was a great random find. The staff was super nice and energetic; the food was super creative and tasty. The vibe was clean and relaxed. Would absolutely go back and would recommend to others.

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Jody
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was ok, cocktails lame. Ordered a Moscow Mule and was brought a vodka tonic. Sent it back for a Moscow Mule but instead of The bartender, waitstaff, or manager explaining that they did not have ginger beer they concocted a lime juice tonic water vodka drink of some kind that made me pucker just to sip it.

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Bikerbilly
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very Good...Goat Cheese & Baby Octopus appetizer's is a must order

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KEITHC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Scalllops good, aspirigus cold, puree cold
No utensils
Nothing to put olive pits in
1/2 duck no breast portion
A bit disappointing compared to past experiences

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April
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Love the food here and our young waiter we have had he is always attentive

JR
JoeR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little joint with a flare. Really good for anywhere, but probably best in Lake Geneva.

JW
vipJoWieds
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, drinks. All staff respectfully wearing masks. Really appreciate it. Thank you Sopra!

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vipTomcham
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good as it gets in the Covid era. Wish they would bring the bread back.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined at Sopra last year and enjoyed it so much we wanted to go again this year when we visited Lake Geneva. They are doing a great job with social distancing. I had a specialty cocktail with vodka, picked onion and brine. The beet salad was amazing. I had spaghetti bolognese for entree and it was just average. My husband had pasta and loved it. Just an off night for me.

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NJEM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner and fantastic service. We cannot wait to go back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I’ve been a regular diner at Sopra for the last two months since I moved to Lake Geneva. I always sit at the bar and I’ve been impressed with the staff until last night. I was having a lovely evening until another couple sat down and I overheard how differently they were treated. The bartender was much more friendly with them and explained specials that we had never heard about. No big deal? As she was telling them the specials, another server walked by and said there was one order of the special entree remaining. This couple, seated 15 minutes after us, ordered the special we had never heard about and there was no more. It definitely made me angry to see that we were getting a lower level of service despite the fact that I had taken the time to find out the bartender’s name, Stacy, and introduced myself and my guest. Although I live a mile away and have previously enjoyed my experiences at Sopra, I don’t think I’ll be revisiting this restaurant any time soon, and what a shame as this other couple said, “We will definitely stop back when we are in town again NEXT YEAR.” You lost a regular customer, Sopra, because your bartender gave special service to people who stop in once a year.

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RachelN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The server took awhile to refill our drinks. Otherwise everything was wonderful, especially the food!

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Restaurant! We were a party of four and ordered four different entrees and shared them. The scallops and salmon were fabulous, and two of the pasta dinners were also excellent. Fun drinks, great wine. Perfect experience! Thank you Sopra!

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viplisa
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was amazing. We did try a few of the specials and the lamb chops were exceptional. We had many of the appetizers and they were all spectacular also

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DNfromMA
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious. Prices on the higher side but worth it given the food and service.

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vipDickP
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous! The selections were all unique. Seating was nice but the street is always busy and noisy. Too bad there was a back garden to use. Would have made the night even more wonderful

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LauraL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The octopus appetizer and Brussels salad were delicious. Gnocchi was just ok, it had good flavor. My husband had the farfalle with shrimp and it was pretty bland and presentation was lacking, it was not unsimilar to what we could of made at home. The dish contained jalapeños but you would have never known it. Drinks were stiff but we didn't get them very timely and there was only one other inside table at the time we ordered. Would definitely go back for the above mentioned app and salad but skip the pastas and maybe try something else. Overall good experience.

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vipSteve55126
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

A nice place, but took forever to place our order and then forever to get the food. Food was very good when it came.

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Mike
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dining-out in a nice restaurant during Covid has its challenges for restaurants, especially relative to ambiance. Can't wait to go back here when the dining experience is eventually unaffected by the pandemic.

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CoraH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Food and drinks were amazing but it took 3 hours to serve 5 people each one drink and one entree.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Anniversary

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CandaceB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Thursday (half-price wine night!) and everything about the evening was perfect! We had a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. We were seated and our server (I think her name was Laura) was at the table within minutes to take drink orders. Of course, we ordered a bottle of wine because, why wouldn’t you?? We were given just the right amount of time to enjoy our wine before salads were served and the same before entrees. The food was delicious (the beet salad was perfection). The service was impeccable the whole evening, which is pretty amazing because they were short staffed and servers were also having to make drinks for their tables. It was pretty full both inside and out and there was a festive atmosphere but not so noisy that you couldn’t have a conversation. Some might consider Sopra to be a bit on the pricey side but it is DEFINITELY worth what you pay to have food with a gourmet flair, great service and fun ambience!

LL
vipLake2LakeCarrie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Simon never disappoints!! The food was delicious... AS ALWAYS!!! The only disappointment was not seeing Alastair and Carrie!!! Of course we’ll be back!!!! <3

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yolo
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was good. Little pricey

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers and LOVED IT! Our server was amazing

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Jaxmsn
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious! My friends and I did “family style” so got to taste lots of dishes!! Looking forward to returning for the gnocchi - easily a table favorite!

The service was ok...water was empty a handful of time but aside from that things were mostly great!

MS
vipMarisaS
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation and were seated right away, however waited 20 minutes for a drink and almost an hour for our food to come. When it came the pork and goat cheese were excellent. Well cooked, and tasted delicious. The pasta was dried (farfalle with cream and peas), and the appetizer baby octopus was not edible-like rubber.
On the reservation I stated we were celebrating three birthdays. There was not even a word about it... we left and got dessert somewhere else. I will not be going back.

MM
MadMac
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Sitting outside on main street just doesn't work well unless you really want to see and hear all the traffic.

TB
vipTedB
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful night began with a warm greeting by the hostess. Our server, Michelle I believe, was excellent...knowledgeable about the entire menu and prompt with each course. The food was incredible as it always is...best restaurant in Lake Geneva, without a doubt.

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Cindy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and love sopra!
Thanks for wearing masks.

FAQs

Sopra Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 249-0800.

Sopra Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 1073 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.