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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Faroe Islands Salmon*
coconut curry broth, crispy rice, asparagus, pickled carrot
USDA Prime 8 oz Tenderloin Filet*
Always exceptional...great food and wonderful service.
Great spot to celebrate a Bachelor party! The food had a great variety for various price points. The aged steak was worth it!
Great food and superb service! Highly recommended!
The waterfront is a great restaurant. The food is always top notch
Great service - thank you Natalie! Food was outstanding!
Beautiful view of the river at sunset. Wonderful waiter, all drinks and entrees perfectly prepared. A delightful surprise- clearly a talented, creative chef.
Nice evening. All 4 of
Us enjoyed the food. Ambiance is great!! Wine pours do seem small for the price
Wonderful service and very fresh flavors. The ramp pesto gnocchi with 1 diver scallop was more than enough and delicious! They were sweet to include a yummy dessert to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Definitely would go there again!
Been over a year since we have been able to enjoy the Waterfront. Is as amazing as has always been. The pear-gorgonzola salad is so good that I ordered a larger portion as my entree. Others had chicken, steak and salmon and everyone at our table really enjoyed the meal. Unfortunately we didn't save room for dessert.
The atmosphere was great and the food was outstanding. My wife and I have never had a dining experience like this, and it has made us decide to come back again in the future.
We went for a birthday dinner, our experience was everything that we expect and more! Food was delicious and service was great!
Excellent service all around. From our pre-dinner drinks in the lounge to our dinner, the service was exceptional. In the past year going out to eat hasn't been that wonderful of an experience, either the food is lack luster and/or the service is nonexistent, but on Saturday evening it felt amazing. Thank you!
We have been to Waterfront several times - have never been disappointed
Best food I've eaten in LaCrosse. Would definitely go back.
The Waterfront restaurant is consistently outstanding. No matter how many diners there are, the service is impeccable and the food is top shelf.
They didn't cook my steak properly.'
Sounds like one simple things and I suppose it is, but that sort of ruined the whole dinner, as in the main part of the meal itself was gross.
The devil on horseback things are amazing though! Not that it made up for it.
Also, I ordered "oscar style" and they should be ashamed by the amount of crab they put on my steak. AND there was no sauce. I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain oscar style includes a sauce.
The Waterfront is a reliable go-to for a great night out. We were celebrating a master’s graduation, being fully vaccinated, and our first date night out in over a year, and the Waterfront’s staff always brings their A-game; from the brilliant service to the thoughtfully-conceived main courses, we were delighted to spend our evening there.
Went for Mother’s Day. There were 5 of us. Apps were great. Specials were great. Food came out timely and delicious.
Our server was wonderful, great ambiance, low noise level. We had a party of 7 and we all felt that everything we ordered was on the salty side but was well presented and overall still good.
Delicious full flavored food. Friendly and attentive staff.
Please make sure all guests wear masks when not seated at their table. This issue made our overall experience — especially visiting from out of town — a bit uncomfortable. High end dining usually requires this out of safety and precaution.
The ambiance was lively. The waitress was really nice and helpful. The food was delicious and well presented. I highly recommend this restaurant.
The Waterfront was a wonderful treat for our anniversary dinner. The staff was wonderful and so helpful in understanding options for making my meal gluten and dairy free. Compliments to the chef for allowing such accommodations!
Beautiful facility with great views of the Mississippi River. Walking distance from all the downtown Lacrosse hotels.
Food was excellent and well displayed.
Service from Ciara was outstanding. She is a true ambassador for your restaurant.
The service was great. Everyone was very friendly. Will visit again.
Nice ambiance. Food was good. Server made the evening. She was very very informative of all the ingredients and the history of the restaurant.
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.
A weekend trip for youth sports with my daughter.
Fabulous service, delicious food, excellent allergy accommodations and a complimentary dessert for husband’s birthday.
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.
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 4.7 stars by 752 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.