The Whistling Swan Inn & Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Whistling Swan Inn & Restaurant specializes in contemporary American Cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced produce.
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DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great dinner date. Superb service and tasty food.

B
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Interesting experience. Brunch was very good, however, a few items on the menu unavailable, eg, ham for eggs benedict (substituted bacon), cherry juice (substituted cider, but could only find a small quantity of cider), bloody mary (no liquor license, so no vodka but made with Soju; tasty). Suggest that the unavailability of menu items be presented prior to customers placing order.

SP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic evening at Whistling Swan. Our server Gretchen was basically taking care of the entire dining room by herself and doing a spectacular job of it. The food was all excellent with the amuse bouche being delightful little surprises. Highly recommend.

CE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely place for a date night or dinner with friends. Food was delicious and the setting lovely. Chef made a special dish for our vegan guest.

b
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love the Whistlng Swan. The food is incredibly delicious and creative, all locally sourced. The wine list, though pricey, is excellent and well chosen. The service is always perfect, always well-informed. My only complaint, ever, is that the main dining room can be loud, and that the porch is a little too dimly lit. Neither one will ever keep us from going!

OT
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan is always great.

JR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rainy night added to ambiance. Attendant was marvelous! Scallops were out of this world. My friend’s prime rib was slightly unevenly cooked-a little more than med rare on one end- but still delicious. We’ll be back! JR

RC
Berlin
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We and a friend visiting for the weekend had a really lovely dinner and evening at the Whistling Swan. The dining room with its fireplace is intimate and pleasant. The dinner selections met all of our preferences. We shared two appetizers which were delicious and shareable. Our dinner entrees of rabbit stew, scallops, and mushroom cassoulet were all wonderful and our shared pot de creme was a terrific end of the evening. The wine selections were reasonable and good complements of our entrees.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was delicious! Service was great!

LM
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful, food delicious, service prompt and attentive and an amazing wine list!

JK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Unpretentious & knowledgable wait staff. Our favorite Door County restaurant!

m
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Whistling Swan is one of our favorites and definitely a go to for a delicious meal when we are in Door County. The wine list is superb and our meals were delicious. The menu is creative; lots of locally sourced goodies to choose from. The amuse bouche of chilled parsnip soup was super yummy and order the cherry crumble for dessert....delicious!

LA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh, staff friendly. Vibe is relaxed. I always visit The Whistling Swan when I am in Door County

CG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an anniversary dinner here this year and were very pleased with all aspects of the experience. We were particularly impressed with the attention to every detail in both the preparation and presentation of the entire meal.

SS
St. Louis
62 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here the other night. It’s the third time we’ve eaten at The Whistling Swan since June. The food is excellent and innovative. We split a Caesar salad, and each had a scallop entree, which came topped with mustard seeds and rested on a base of Johnny cakes. Different, but very good and filling. We also shared a cherry crumble for dessert, which is like cherry pie filling under granola, topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Again, excellent. There were few other patrons, so it was quiet. The service was attentive, but not intrusive.

AK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and easy to hear on a fall porch night

AM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This has been our favorite! In the past 6 years we’ve never been disappointed....however this time our entries were sub-par. The prime rib was undercooked and my eggplant parmigiana was extremely burnt and should never have been served. The salad, however was excellent as was the cucumber/lemon soup.

MT
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. James is the best...
Great food, service and ambiance makes this a go to!
My Prime Rib was excellent!

GG
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was our first time to the restaurant. Our waiter did an excellent job and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whistling Swan is always consistently wonderful!

BJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very limited menu, no soup( gratis amusement-one ounce of soup), one salad, one seafood entree, very light wine pour

DC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience on Saturday night 17 Aug 2019. 6 pm seating, leisurely pace.

Robert, our server, was knowledgeable about both the wine options and the courses. We selected a glass of cava to start and a California red blend for the main.

We were served a slice of focaccia with olive oil.

I chose the pork belly taco and it was amazingly rich. My partner had the fried green tomatoes and it was also good. We both picked the rabbit cannelloni as our main (with natural jus, mascarpone, chestnut mushrooms, arugula, pickled shallot, hazelnuts). It was outstanding. We shared a cherry crumble for dessert, which was also delightful.

We will be back for dinner here again on our next Door County visit.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful quiet place to have an intimate dinner.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality was fantastic. A few items were not available off the menu. Great vibe and personalized service.

OT
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I couldn’t believe it - My husband and I dined here tonight. We paid $125 for dinner. We asked for one simple thing - one request - more bread.

The waitress said she’d check to see if she could “score some” for me and came back with ONE piece. Just ONE piece - for only me. My husband’s mouth dropped. How much does it cost to serve us TWO or even FOUR more pieces of bread?? Twenty cents? A dollar?

Listen... keep your “snacks”. The cold curry shot glass of “soup” wasn’t very good and we didn’t order it.

I did, however, ask for more bread... and I was insulted.

You are in the service industry. When a customer takes time and energy to express a wish, your mission should be to go above and beyond to fulfill it. That is how you delight customers.

MO
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always!

d
Milwaukee
76 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th visit and excellent as always. The service was at its usual high level. Jackson was outstanding and really was a delight. Food was really well prepared and the wine selection offered a very nice and varied selection. Pace of food was excellent, which is not always the case.
Would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for an excellent meal in Door County.

SC
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Door County in 25 years and we had one night for a romantic dinner. Whistling Swan seemed to have the most focused menu from looking online and the food was fabulous, fresh, local and seasonal. The service was casual and very knowledgeable. We would make this our first stop when we come back to Door County!

PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always find the Whistling Swan enjoyable. This time I had the rabbit cannelloni. I wish I could eat it every night. Try it, you can thank me later.

SN
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We enjoyed our food, drink & atmosphere ........................... But don't like this 50 word minimum

MO
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine here.

c
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Whistling Swan each summer when we are in Door County for vacation. It is never disappointing.
The atomosphere is relaxed casual and thd food is inventive well prepared, and presented, and the service attentive but not cloying.
The "amusement" offered efore the appetizers, a chilled carrot soup with honey and sriracha was delovious. O could have had a whole bowl!
My rabbit cannelloni was incredibly tasty and my wife's eggplant was delicious.
If you are in the area, have dinner there .
You will enjoy it

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very disappointed

FU
Naples
50 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here often as it is wonderful food and Bruce does an excellent job serving. Consistently good.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was very friendly at first then she seemed annoyed after we asked for more bread for our daughter.. my meal wasn’t very good, our apps one app was tasty one wasn’t.. my husbands meal was good though. Everything was 50% here.. service was good at first and 1/2 our food was tasty 1/2 wasn’t.

MA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience...great food, lovely service, charming ambience. We’ll be back!

Cocktails would be a great option to have.

KK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have recommended Whistling Swan to my discerning cousin and his wife. Flavors are subtle, and food is beautifully presented.

CR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful but what stood The Whistling Swan Inn and Restaurant apart from the rest was the wine list. It is the best I’ve seen!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my dad’s birthday and it was great. We had beer/wine (no liquor on the menu) a variety of appetizers and entrees. Would recommend the Riesling and the meatballs!

CM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The menu is extremely limited for the price there is very little to order I do not recommend either whistling Swan used to be really good it is not where it what it used to be

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