The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern has been changing the dining experience in La Crosse since 2006. By offering supreme product and hospitality, we have become a favorite of locals and a travel destination all in the same. Our menus highlight seasonal American cuisine that includes USDA Prime beef and fresh day-boat seafood. With a focus on the freshest foods of each season, our culinary team allows the ingredients to speak for themselves. Every detail is appreciated in everything we do – enjoy the results of hard work and high standards. Our current menus can be found by visiting www.thewaterfrontlacrosse.com
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blue cheese, pickled red onion, roasted tomato, bacon
Faroe Island Salmon*
spaetzle, savoy cabbage, soubise, hazelnut oil, whole grain mustard
USDA Prime 8 oz Tenderloin Filet*
One of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten
Always an amazing dining experience
A great restaurant to dine in. The ambience is elegant.
This is outstanding all around. Best filet I have ever had- cooked perfectly! Highly recommend!!
Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. A great place to celebrate our anniversary.
Our server, Cierra, made sure my daughter’s 30 birthday celebration was perfectly wonderful in every way!!
Service is incredible. Knowledgeable and care about the food being served.
While this is one of out favorite restaurants for dinner, this last dining experience did not meet our expectations. Out server, Izzy, was awesome! As were the 2 young gentlemen who brought our appetizer and cleared our plates. Our appetizer and salads were amazing! Our main courses fell short. We all had the steak special and while they were cooked to the perfect temperatures, they were tough and dry. We left disappointed.
The service at the restaurant was very good. When we called for a reservation, we asked the person who took our call about other events in the area. She said she would check into some for us and get back to us, which she did, and did promptly. Our servers at our table was very attentive (but not overly so), knowledgeable and informative. Unfortunately, some of the dishes were only so-so, which was disappointing in light of the prices. The seafood special and the duck risutto were very good though.
Fabulous service, delicious food, excellent allergy accommodations and a complimentary dessert for husband’s birthday.
A weekend trip for youth sports with my daughter.
As usual everything about the experience at The Waterfront was exceptional. From service and dining to the food. Top notch.
Delicious food and kind and friendly staff. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the view of the river is lovely.
As usual, my lovely wife and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner. Her Faroe Island Salmon was cooked to perfection, as was my dry aged steak. The Key Lime dessert and coffee were the perfect way to finish a great meal!
Beautiful restaurant. The food is delicious. Very impressed m.
Excellent food, but I cannot say enough about our waitress! She was absolutely amazing and deserves a raise!
The food was not good, no option on what to eat. Our server was great!
Our wait staff was excellent and the food and drinks were delicious and perfect! We loved the ambiance. We will definitely come back again!
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at The Waterfront. Best steak I have ever had! Our server made our night so special. Cant wait to go back!
Excellent Food and excellent service. Our server was very knowledgeable about the whole menu as well as the wine list.
Great dinner! Staff was amazing. Would highly recommend to others!!
We have dined at the Waterfront many times and was excellent as always.
One of the best in Wisconsin
Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and drink menu. Our Oysters were amazing and our steak was cooked to perfection. I highly reccomend going here for a date night!
Great food and service
The waterfront is always amazing. Great staff that remembers your name, amazing food, and a quiet fine dining ambience
Really good food, great service, overall very happy with it.
We had a wonderful experience. The food is always amazing.
Tenderloin and sirloin served Oscar style were terrific! Our server Zac was awesome as were his colleagues! We’re from out of town but If we’re in the area again we will definitely return!
Excellent, friendly service. Delicious, quality steak and seafood.
Had tenderloin and salmon oscar, both were over seasoned but delicious anyway. Got free dessert martinis for my birthday. Our waitress was amazing, very attentive but not a pest. Had a fabulous time, will be back.
Everything was AMAZING except the goatscheese deviled eggs and the ricotta gnocchi was EXTREMELY salty and I’m a person who LOVES salt.
Outstanding food and service. Very professional and friendly staff.
This was my second visit, my husband's first. We were both impressed by the excellent waitstaff and delicious food. When in Lacrosse, we will return.
We had a wonderful experience from beginning to the end. The waitress was amazing and very knowledgeable about the flood. The food was amazing i had the filet and my other half had the salmon. The key lime pie is out of this world delicious! Definitely worth a trip to dine!
Food was cold when we received it. Service was pretty slow
Birthday and Anniversary celebrations
The Waterfront was awesome--the bartender and wait staff very courteous and professional. The Moscow Mule was outstanding. The food was delicious and it was an awesome dinner for my friend's birthday.
The Waterfront Restaurant was top notch from the moment we stepped in the door until we walked out. The hostesses were friendly with a good sense of humor, we were seated at a table in the bar for a beverage before dinner. The decor is beautiful, and very comforting. We were served by Cole, who was truly a delight. He was efficient, knowledgeable and courteous. The food was absolutely delicious. The flatbread was AMAZING and Cole warned us to keep control. It was extremely difficult, but we did and I asked to take the rest home. They even gave us a bit more! I ordered steak which was seasoned quite well, and delicious, though the mushrooms medley took the show. The Chef's fish feature was so well prepared and delicious. I held room for dessert, and enjoyed the key lime pie with pomegranate. Our wine was delicious, and presented by the manager, who was also very friendly. A top notch restaurant. The only downside was it was too cold to enjoy outdoor seating. Still, the view was captivating and was the final perfect touch.
We visited The Waterfront for our 49th anniversary. Our server was Brittney who did an outstanding job. Friendly, yet professional. She took wonderful care of us. Our food was fantastic, just as we always have at the Waterfront. One of our favorite places.
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 782-5400.
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 722 OpenTable diners.
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.thewaterfrontlacrosse.com/.
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.