Sopra Bistro

4.3
1109 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 1109 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLauren
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and great food! We were there on their last day before their renovations so I will be excited to see what they do with the space!! Definitely going to come back when they reopen!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Somehow, they keep getting better and better. Even the favourites I've had a dozen times seem to improve with each visit. Simon has created something magical at Sopra.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good stuff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Excellent service but unfortunately low quality of food for the price. Most of our dishes were very garlicky and we found the quality and taste somewhat similar to TGIFridays but for triple the price. The host, waitress, and table runners were wonderful but unfortunately we would not go back.

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vipfoodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service and food over priced. The wait service was not wearing masks over their nose.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was pretty good, although slightly overpriced for what you get. The waitress was not very attentive to our group for whatever reason. She kept forgetting to get things we asked for. Also, we had a friend call in to cover our tab and order us a round of shots (it was a celebratory dinner). The hostess didn’t know it was our party even though our reservation name was given so we didn’t get the shots and the tab wasn’t covered. Overall, it seemed very disorganized and could have been a better experience.

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vipLauraA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mussels are always a winner here.
The Cesar salad was extraordinary - really nice twist to the standard recipe.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was very quaint. All the food we ordered was delicious!! ☺️

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Godzilla
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !! Love the place. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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DennisB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

This is a 2 story restaurant that is not handicap accessible yet the hostess insisted on seating us upstairs even though climbing the stairs was an issue and I pointed out that half of the first floor table were empty and I said my companion cannot climb stairs. The hostess was not deterred and forced us upstairs.
This was not a Covid issue as the second floor was empty except for a table of 8 and she sat us on top of that group even though other table were available.
The ginger/carrot added to the crabcake was terrible.
The Salmon was ordered medium and came out crusty and well done. The pork tenderloin was ordered without mushrooms and of course came out slathered in mushrooms.
The waitress was great, friendly, helpful and attentive and was the only bright spot to an othewise disappointing experience

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Cheetle
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

1) The place was packed wall to wall during Covid times-not a good look.
2) Our reservation was very behind and there was no where to wait inside, so we left and waited in the car.
3) Our server was having a tough night- mixed up the specials, dropped a tray, etc (not her fault, but she was clearly overwhelmed).
4) After the LONGEST wait for our food (over an hour) it was underwhelming as far as presentation and taste.
5) They need some legitimate vegetarian options. There are not enough.

AJ
vipAmyJo
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We typically go to Milwaukee area restaurants, but thought we would try something new and closer to home. We made a mistake. There are a couple of gems in Lake Geneva with excellent food and wonderful service, this is not one.

The food is very good, but incredibly overpriced. Additionally, we were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time as we watched tables empty around us. They admittedly forgot about us.

Because it was near the end of the night, they were out of several items, so we ordered 2 warm apps and shared an entree. The food was good, as mentioned, but we really didn’t get to enjoy it as promptly at 10 they were shutting down lights and sending us to the door. We were seated well after 9.

We will never return. There are too many other fantastic options around. We are admittedly late night diners, but have never been rushed out the door before being left with take-out instead of an intimate dinner date. Do yourself a favor if you are looking for finer dining option and avoid this place.

LG
vipLGGT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was outstanding. Service could have been better.

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LauraW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, exceptional service and pleasant ambiance. Our server Michelle was an absolute delight! Thank you for a lovely evening.

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RobinV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food, service, and ambience was good. I would definitely recommend reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Go every year for Valentine’s Day. Excellent food by an excellent chef. Delicious cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Will be going again next year, for this is the place to be for great flavors.

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vipSharonP33
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Great food and service

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KarenH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was like dinner theater. The drama with the staff was ridiculous. There was crying and slamming of doors. The wait time for a drink was 15 minutes. Dinner was incorrectly ordered so I had to eat while my spouse waited for his food. The food was good but little things like the strings were left on my sugar snap peas and the scallops were undercooked made it disappointing. This was after half the items on the menu were no longer available. This restaurant has really good potential, but the staff hinders what could be a really good meal. I hope they can turn it around.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding. They also followed safe covid practices

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LucasL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived for our reservation at 8pm our waiter took our order, got 2 drinks and 2 shots, waited over an hour for food so we decided to leave around 9:10pm. Absolutely horrible service. We ate there last year and loved it, after our last time there we will not be returning.

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vipjenniferw
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat upstairs and it was so much quieter than the bustling downstairs... (which seemed fun too). It was lovely and easier to hear conversation. The food was A-mazing.
We had the korean bbq and the seafood gnocchi, started with the frog legs and baby octopus. (sooooo delicious) and for dessert we had the strawberry caramel gelato.
I couldn't have asked for a more delicious meal!!

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steved
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Date night with my wife finally found a local restaurant with a big city feel and high quality cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Great service. One of my favorite places in the state. - Matt

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant. Friendly staff, amazing plates and quick service. Everything was spaced out well over 6ft to remain Covid safe and seemed to be extremely clean.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I shared the gnocchi appetizer prior to our scallops entree. We were in heaven! Delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience3

Sopra not following any of the COVID rule. They were happy to seat customers right next to each other at the bar eating dinner instead of enforcing the 6 foot rule. Not sure what they don’t get about this deadly virus.

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sarassage4
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, attentive service and AMAZING food. Best scallops I’ve had in years.

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vipTatiana
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was outstanding. The Chef has done an excellent job with making original, creative dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sopra! Food always amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It was drafty, seated close to the entrance door.
Expensive meal with poor service, had to ask for our drinks, more water and

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JohnW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Disappointed

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stacyl69
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner. Excellent service and delicious food. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

There were two female bartenders working the night I was there and they were both very rude very cold and offstandish besides that everything was great I love the food here. Love this restaurant it’s one of our favorites please tell your service people to be more friendly and welcoming

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vipdlhoon
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal here. Knowing that everything in the restaurant world is a little off due to Covid, we were happy to be able to dine indoors in a warm and quiet venue. Food was very good. The goat cheese appetizer and Italian sausage bolognese pasta were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I took my boyfriend out for his birthday and overall it was beautiful and very nice. I would definitely come back again!

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RickC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food. Our favorite restaurant in Lake Geneva!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and the scallops were so good

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Cleanplate
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A party of 3 carnivores. The food was more than just the usual very good, it was also interesting and worthy of discussion and sharing. Completely satisfying.

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LGresident
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Pricey for the quality and amount of food that was served. Chicago pricing for food & beverage. The upstairs dining area is not conducive for all customers, a long narrow steep staircase. To use the restroom you had to go downstairs. I am sorry I want to support local restaurants & business's however this is not Michigan Ave. in Chicago!

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Christi
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a special dinner. Great food. Great wine and cocktails.

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 1109 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.