Sopra Bistro

4.4
1295 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 1295 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Our entire group noticed a strange odor upon entering and while seated at our table. We eventually acclimated to the odor but would suggest they investigate what this is as it is rather off-putting. The bartender was consumed in conversation with the only two people at the bar that our drinks took extra longer to arrive. Waitress’s came to apologized for how ling drinks took - saying ‘sorry it’s taking so long but our bartender is consumed in conversation and hasn’t gotten to your order’. She also seemed surprised by this and very apologetic. Aside from these two things, our server was wonderful. our food was very tasty and the portions were such good value for the money.

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WIJBIRD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Sopra Bistro last night to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant was clean and had a warm feeling. The food was very good and we would recommend giving this place a try. Our server, Ava, was very attentive to our needs and both she and the other server wished us a happy anniversary. Ava even got us a complimentary dessert!

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Rizzo
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner , the seafood gnocchi special was spectacular

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Fusebuddy
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Lake Geneva. I had the filet medallions and they were excellent, melted in my mouth. My wife had the veal tortellini and she really liked it. I tried a couple and they were very good. We shared a Sopra salad, we each had two tasty drinks and the service was great.

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ChckFlows
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Both of us ordered the seafood special and we were very very disappointed in it

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Cyndi
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly staff, great steak medallions and the fried goat cheese drizzled in honey is a must! Will go again

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good was great, as was our server. But we didn’t get our food for about an hour and a half

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was excellent. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the food & wine. This was the 3rd time I haven eaten at the restaurant when I have been in Lake Geneva and every time has been great.

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SteveR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have eaten at Sopra many times, and both the food and the service are excellent each and every time.

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Raven
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on time for our 8p.m. reservation and were told right when we sat down that the kitchen was closing, but "no rush." We ordered drinks and both discussed just finishing them and leaving because we felt uncomfortable. Both our server and the bartender disappeared for awhile, so we ended up just walking out. At a place with $40 entrees, I expected better service. If you want to close at 8p.m. you should not allow guests to make reservations for that time.

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StephanM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice for downtown Lake Geneva...enjoy everything!

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AllisonJ
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Atmosphere was extremely noisy, which can be helped by using acoustic treatments. They were very busy and the service was just so-so, but the waiter was still very nice. From the description on their website I expected to be wowed by the food a bit more; it was good but not the level I expected for the price.

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plnied
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great price, great food, great service. We always make a point to visit at least once every time we come to Lake Geneva. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Another wonderful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!

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vipJamie
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening at Sopra. Our waitress, I believe her name is Alison made our experience very special!

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EmilyK
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was perfection. Everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Went there for my birthday dinner. Hostess and bartender were amazing. Service was a little odd. We ordered a salad appetizer and it sat for over 15 minutes because we couldn’t get silverware. Waited very long for drinks a few times, never got bread or water at the table until we were almost done with our dinner. A little weird and frustrating. Food was absolutely amazing, possibly could of just been an off night or miscommunication of staff. All of the food came out fantastic and delicious.

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MarciaK
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a nice setting and great service!

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Michaelsmimi15
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by this wonderful dining experience. My wife and I ordered 2 appetizers, 2 cocktails each, entres, and desserts. Everything was cooked deliciously, delivered in a timely manner, and with polite but not overbearing service. Our server Carson was awesome. He was polite, prompt, and courteous. He was upfront and stated that he was new and still learning the menu, but if he didn’t tell us, we would never know.

We will definitely be back!

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MikeN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good , very slow service

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Ordered beef entry but had to send back because Brussels sprout were raw…..difficult to cut with knife. Our waitress was terrific brought extra but even these were difficult to cut. The beef was perfectly cooked and so tender. Mashed potatoes very good also. Several times a helper attempted to clear our dishes and we were still eating…?…. Overall, our thot was the dish which was 45$ was not a good value…….another thot, is that the bottled water brought to table was chilled tap water. Didn’t taste very good…..with this food experience doubt we would go back……

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Filippop
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The bad? Spoons were forgotten and my wife’s dish was a bit on the watery side. It was abut loud in there music wise. The good? Food was quality outside of my wife’s main course good wine list and great appetizers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More duck please!!!

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StephanM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the evening and attention to detail(s) and food and service were terrific...we will be back - soon!

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Shan41
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We started with the fried goat cheese, had the steak medallions for our entree, and had 2 desserts. The drinks were delicious too! The service was beyond amazing as well!

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vipCarriG
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

This restaurant does not accommodate for food allergies, or offer substitutions. I ordered the $42 scallop entree and asked for mashed potatoes instead of potato rounds, due to my gluten allergy, and the chef refused my request. I could have still ordered the entree without the potato rounds, but would have been charged the full price of $42. I asked if I could add a protein of some sort to the Caesar salad and the chef refused that request as well. It was unfortunate that we had to try to find another restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday, on a Saturday night, with such short notice.

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CDWJR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This was our second visit to Sopra Bistro during another weekend getaway to Lake Geneva. Food quality was above average. But the atmosphere upstairs and lack of any computer equipment or amenities for servers upstairs really detracts from the experience. Way too much hardscape upstairs. Both times we visited there was at least one table of intoxicated people being very loud and the noise was ear-piercing with all the hard surfaces upstairs. Ruined our experience both times. Service was rather slow and spotty (pre and post COVID) because upstairs staff have no amenities or computer service to wait on customers. A little investment in some sound deadening soft surfaces and some better server amenities upstairs to wait on customers would do the trick.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very cute restaurant! The octopus appetizer was excellent as were our entrees. We enjoyed the cocktails and a glass of wine. The only area that could be improved upon would be dessert. There was little variety and what we had was ok, but dinner was definitely delicious. Would go again (and skip dessert 😉).

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fancydine
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The issue that I have always had with Sopra is that their service and food quality is inconsistent. The night before this dining experience, which was also a Sopra, I ate at the bar and enjoyed great service from the bartender and a delicious fresh halibut dinner. Last evening I dined with a friend and the service was mediocre, we had to ask for water and even then they just plopped a bottle of water on the table, my trout came covered in chard leaves of kale had absolutely no visual appeal and there were two chard strands of broccolini. I asked for a redo which I rarely will ask for in a restaurant and the waitress agreedIt was better when it returned. But overall this was not a very positive experience, which means mediocre service over salted food, and a dinner that was visually unappealing

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VanessaA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding!!!

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Paula88
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I suggest putting fabric on ceiling to cut down on noise. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food. Needs more staff. Waitress was nice and apologetic. Also we were upstairs

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Ruffonstuff
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Visited on a busy Friday night and had a really great meal. Will be back.

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vipJenn
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Restaurant was very very dark, we were in a corner in the back and could not read menu or see food. Our waitress realized how dark it was and tried to help but other waitress's kept turning lights back down.

Food was OK.

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Igor
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Their problem is staffing
I would have been more critical but the food was good. Had two new servers
But these are the times. Did as well as they coukd

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Molly
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was outstanding!!!

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Loves2DineOut
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat at the Bar and had a great dinner and fun conversations!

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Cheerio
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The ambience is very nice and quaint, the wine selection was very good, the food was overall good (would not order the roasted olives again) but the service was slow and intermittent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have the duck!!

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Christine1337
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first dinner there so much, we came back later the same week. The grilled Caesar was excellent. The grilled octopus was over the top.

FAQs

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

Sopra Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 1295 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.