The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
Local and organic foods are incorporated into all menus as best appropriate. Each menu is designed and created with our guests in mind. Enjoy the results of hard work and high standards. Please note, patio tables are first-come first-seated only. Thank you.
Lovely decor with a Mississippi River view. Excellent food and service.
An outstanding, higher end restaurant, right on the Mississippi River. Excellent steak and seafood.
Good overall experience. Dependable meal for occasions out.
The service was absolutely excellent. The waiter went over the food menu, the specials and the drink menu thoroughly. The waiter was on top of all requests and was very timely. The food was fabulous, the ambiance was perfect and this was by far the best restaurant my wife and I have eaten at since moving back to the area 3 years ago. The occasion was our anniversary and this will be our go to restaurant from here on out!
Celebrated New Years Eve with lunch out with dear friends. We had a great waiter who allowed us to take all the time we needed to eat and enjoy each other’s company. I’ve had the perch tacos twice this month and love love love them. The holiday atmosphere is beautiful.
The evening was very enjoyable. Service with Zak was spot on. The meal and drinks were perfect.
Thank you for a beautiful evening.
Our son birthday
We went to dinner for a birthday, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Service was prompt, and the food was very good. The prime rib dinner was a good meal, but the portion size on the salmon was a bit underwhelming. It is a bit spendy, but overall, I think it's a unique place that deserves the reputation it has.
We came for a special Christmas meal for the 2 of us. We were totally delighted by the menu options, quality, and Zak was a great waiter! My boyfriend ordered the nightly special of "New York strip steak". He called is superb! I selected the salmon entrée which was delicious with the hominy, carrot, and smooth sauce. It was a festive dinner, finished off with splitting the luxurious chocolate cake and coffee. Thanks.
The meal was perfectly prepared with natural healthy ingredients. Service was outstanding and you could tell they paid attention to details. Perfect ending for our birthday celebration. Professional and fun staff. We will be back!
Dining at the Waterfront is always a great experience. For the food. For the atmosphere. For the service.
Amazing experience... probably best restaurant in La Crosse
Fantastic food, great service, not over the top expensive. Definitely the best restaurant in town!
Fantastic holiday date.
The chef made a wonderful vegan meal for us. Great staff in all parts of the restaurant.
Everything was so slow. We had play tickets. Ended up with literally 5 mins to eat. Shoved our food in "to go containers" and ran out the door. The pasta, shrimp and scallop dish in white sauce was so salty as to be almost inedible and the shrimp were rubbery.
Wonderful food and location for a leisurely lunch with dear friends. Waitress very gracious!
Will worth the drive from Rochester.
Our servers (in both the bar and restaurants) were good, but for the amount of money that you are paying, I would have thought there would have been more food. It wasn 't a large portion - at all - my husband left hungry. And - we were celebrating our anniversary, without our kids, and there were 2 little girls running around the restaurant. I was under the assumption that it was high-class, and if I wanted kids running around, I would have brought mine.
Excellent food and exceptional service.
Great venue with an outstanding menu and friendly staff
Excellent experience. Great shrimp and scallops and filet. Highly recommend. Only negative feedback was they reported incorrectly to Open Table that we did not honor our reservation...we were actually there a few minutes early.
Our date night started out fantastic with our server Ali, she was friendly, upbeat and engaged! And our steaks were the best we’ve had there! We’ll be back soon...
Our waitress Madelyn was superb! She was friendly and thorough! The food was honestly amazing. The Devil on Horseback (appetizer) was a delightful change and mouthwatering...
Not ideal for those on a tight schedule, but definitely allowed us time to eat, talk, and relax!
Great place to relax and enjoy an amazing meal. Highly recommended
A great experience. Zach is an exceptional server. Quality across the board. Will be back.
We have eaten here often and are never disappointed.
The wait staff were very accommodating and polite. As usual, a wonderful dinning experience.
This was a business lunch at which I wanted two others to meet for the first time and talk for an extended period. I selected the Waterfront because I have lunched there many times and knew it to be quiet. It was and the luncheon went perfectly. The food was good and the waitstaff neither hovered nor were they inattentive. They were exactly right, particularly our server. Three hours went by quickly--the meeting was a total success. Thank you to everyone.
I have not been to The Waterfront in a while and I was pleasantly reminded what a great place it is. The service was outstanding, the food was excellent, and because we were early, it was quiet and enjoyable. If you want a nice dinner, this would be a great place. I thought the menu was outstanding with some unique items.
Booked this for my 5 year anniversary. We were married there 5 years ago to the day. I informed The Waterfront staff it was a surprise for my wife and they were more than accommodating! They booked the private dining room in the back for us (some of the wedding party included). The server Brianna was exceptional. She did many things to make it a fantastic evening for us. We spent around 3 hours in the back room and every minute of it was spectacular from the drinks to the apps, and entree’s. Thank you so much for making our night extremely special.
My most favorite place to celebrate....anything! Excellent food, service was perfect...best restaurant in the area!
Dinner was fine. I took a flyer rather than my standard favorite. It was good but nothing special. Up graded our salads to the Caesar salad and it was poor. Did not even have any parm on it. Finally we treated to a free desert because it was our anniversary. Nice touch as we never asked for it but it was not prepared properly. When my mentioned it to the waiter he said "well it is free" and he walked away. Pretty much made everything about the experience worse overall.
We were seated right by the kitchen first table as you walked into the restaurant, so it was very busy
Food was delicious, restaurant itself was really pleasantly decorated, and the service was great. A great experience. It was expensive, but worth it!
Once again, a wonderful dining experience at the Waterfront. We enjoyed the last preparation of halibut for this year. Fresh halibut perfectly prepared, over veggie risotto in a tasty sauce. All began with perfect Negroni's. The calimari which followed were a little underdone and the crust was falling off, otherwise tasted alright. We ordered a wonderful California chardonnay to accompany the entree. They have a good wine list. Late for us, we had a very good decaf coffee, as good as decaf can be.
We love this place. They really do a great job with celebrating special occasions too. My only complaint is paying full price for an entree when I request a vegetarian style pasta. It doesn't seem right to pay $33 for noodles, sauce and veggies.
Lovely, even though it was later October. Amazing cheese curd appetizer and innovative deconstructed, flavorful chicken pot pie! We'll be back when we can enjoy the outdoor patio.
Always have a great time here! It was our anniversary so we enjoyed a nice private booth. When we've been here before with a large group The Waterfront can accommodate that as well.
Went with my wife for a nice date night out. Food was excellent and service was stellar. We enjoyed ourselves and had a very nice evening out.
Our initial time at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern was to share lunch while visiting our grandson at U.W. La Crosse. Absolutely the best restaurant. Our server, Madeline, was cordial and knowledgeable and offered suggestions about the lunch offerings. The scenic view was awesome and our entire luncheon meal was scrumptious, delicious and excellent. A very happy occasion for us. Thank you.