The Whistling Swan Inn & Restaurant

4.6
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276 Reviews
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would have preferred a window table

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vipKEVINV
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It was over an hour between the time we ordered the food and when it finally came. Several other t@bles that arrived after us recurved their fun before us. No explanation was offered only did we want more drinks. We did not order difficult food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Whistling Swan. It is a hidden gem in DC, with a great history, as well as staff and food!

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gophergal
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They do not have a full bar; which was surprising to us since they categorize themselves as a “supper club”.
Everyone was friendly and the food was good; but was not many options. They were out of two entrees by 7:30pm.
We were there for an anniversary dinner and it was acknowledged but expected the offer of a free dessert or glass of champagne.

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vipAlexandraS
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! So worth the wait and the staff was attentive!

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vipKirkwoodtiger
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drink. They did a wonderful job keeping folks social distances and safe. Definitely will return. The cornbread appetizer was delicious and enough for four people. My friends all raves about the steak, salmon and m6 fish was very good

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vipSybil
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The flavor of the food was outstanding, but not a lot of choices on the entre menu (was different than the menu online on open table) and nothing on the dessert menu was remotely interesting . We thought we would just go out for custard later, but our 7 pm reservation and the service, though pleasant, took longer and so we didn’t get out in time for dessert elsewhere. While they did a great job of social distancing indoors, we missed the opportunity to sit outside on a beautiful summer evening in Wisconsin, which are far too few. We choose this place as it was recommended for a romantic dinner (it was our anniversary) and while we enjoyed our food and server, we would likely try elsewhere with so many dining choices in door county.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The menu was limited, obviously due to covid, however it was nothing to rave about. Our hostess was less than delightful upon arrival and we felt very put off by the staff. Our waitress was friendly, but I don’t need to go back. I ordered the barramundi fish. When it came out, it was covered with a spicy jerk style rub that was not listed on the menu. Thankfully, I don’t mind hot/spicy foods-not what I was expecting. It’s too bad because it’s a beautiful place. Perhaps given the times and pandemic going on, they are doing their best. Hoping others have a more positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whistling Swan just doesn’t disappoint. Everything was fantastic. Our server, Lola, was very attentive and gave great wine recommendations. The food was just about perfect. Great ambiance and not too loud. It was very clear the staff was up to speed on their Covid prevention. Great job WS crew!

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berttwins
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was very good, for the most part. A few pieces of the steak was a little well done. But good ambience and great service.

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vipSimon
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue is really cute and the service was friendly and professional. They implemented all the COVID guidelines and it felt very comfortable to dine in. The food was really amazing and delightful, with fresh, quality ingredients.

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vipFoodLover
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our usual spots for when we visit door county. Had the spaghetti and mushrooms and the baramundi. The noodles were made from scratch and the sauce was incredible. The portions were just right and all the staff was friendly and accommodating. Thanks for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent quality food. Quiet night out secluded from the rest of the busy town.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The last time we came to The Whistling Swan was in 2016. Everything was amazing. The food, the service, all of it. We were excited to come back again this time with our kids. Obviously things have changed since the virus, so the menu has been reduced. The prices were outrageous for the food offered. 2 pieces of cod with fries were $26. A tough, not good hangar steak was $32. It was so bad I only ate one piece of it. My two kids ordered pasta which was good but still very overpriced for what we got. We spent well over $100 on a meal that the equivalent of very bad bar food. The service was great, our waitress was great. But to charge that much for food and have it be such a low standard is a shame. We won’t be going back.

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vipJohnMc
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and good practices followed. We will return again!

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TracieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, historic restaurant in a hopping part of Door County. The food was locally grown & scrumptious!! Our compliments to the chef!! Waitstaff was quick & super friendly!

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. GiGi was our server with her daughter and both were a joy to have around us. This is a mist visit restaurant and inn.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love dining out at the Swan...opened my app to make another reservation for tonight! The food is delicious, and the setting is stunning (both the historical building and the lovely town you stroll to and from the restaurant). I recommend having an earlier dinner and then walking down to see the sunset!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just decided to go here because it was a restaurant on Open Table in Fish Creek. We did not expect how good the food was going to be. Everything from the fish taco appetizer to the butterscotch pudding was phenomenal! We will definitely return here when we come back to Door County.

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LindaF
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s weekend with my daughter, son-in-law and their children. This has become an annual tradition.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating to gluten-free needs. Great brussel sprouts!

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DanielL
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful everytime! I am a repeat customer and will continue to return!

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TomS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellen fruit sour beer, mushroom entree, and cheese plate.

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BeccaW
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

No sides with meals, no refills on soda or water, 3% fee for credit card use. What food we got was ok.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food, the ambience and service was great. I've been here a few times before and the Whistling Swan is always a go to for me when in the area. Awesome! Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner for New Years Eve. The atmosphere and service was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of four had a fabulous dinner on New Years Eve. Our children ages 12 & 13 loved their prime rib. Husband had the chicken and I had the vegetarian—all were outstanding. One reason I chose this place was the atmosphere is quiet and it’s very quaint. The farm to table food is creative and delicious.

I have wanted to try this place for years but it is always busy in the summer and I could never get reservations so I was thrilled to get in on New Years Eve. It did not disappoint!

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vipIopbeach
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only slight knock was less than the usual excellent service attentiveness. New team in place this fall not quite up to prior groups skills. For example, waiter did not ask entire table if they would like another drink. The entire team is friendly and will likely sort out the small stuff. Food and atmosphere top notch.

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vipAtehere
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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DanielD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Betty
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.

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SarahP
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.

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ClareE
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.

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vipbabsie
Chicago
35 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan is always great.

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JulieR
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

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vipRonC
Berlin
11 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was delicious! Service was great!

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vipLindaM
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JoneK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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