The Whistling Swan Inn & Restaurant

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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4.7
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4.6
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KristiZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

While the food was very good, the young ladies working were less than attentive. We had to request refills on our drinks and never did receive the water we requested. The restaurant was not busy but it took 45 minutes to get our breakfast. Unacceptable in our book.

For the ambience of the restaurant, the young ladies' belly shirts and skin tight leggings were not appropriate.

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vipLana
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at the Whistling Swan. The food and service were very good. Right now, the menu is fairly small.
There is an enclosed veranda and a separate room for eating. We sat in the separate room which has about five tables and were very comfortable. Nicely decorated and wonderful ambiance.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We've visited this restaurant numerous times over the years and found the food just OK this time around. The coconut soup was lovely. We loved the butterscotch ice cream and cookies. The the scallops were undercooked on the inside and tasted like frying oil on the outside. The sauce on the mushrooms and potatoes was overwhelming. The creme brullee seemed like a mistake, substituting goat's milk for cream. The steak was tasty; the texture not the best, but my husband is a steak snob (also expecting a rib-eye which we saw on the online menu). I liked very much the quinoa with corn and had a helping for lunch the next day.

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Crank
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service roasted carrots really unique

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, not crowded, amazing beer & wine. Perfect dinner!

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SteveW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whistling Swan always provides a delightful atmosphere with high quality locally sourced food. The service is impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Expected a fine dining experience. Staff was very casual, I found this strange. Had an 8:00 reservation and when seated we were asked to order because the kitchen would be closing.
I ordered the salmon which was tasty but cold. When I asked it to be warmed they were happy to do so but stated it was a dish designed to be served cold. The menu description did not lead me to that understanding since the menu stated grilled salmon.
Over all it was a lack luster dining experience and with our bill for 4 coming in at $180 I would have expected more.

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PeterD
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love. Would eat there every night. This trip eating there 2 out of 3 dinners.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Wonderful dinner.

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vipPatriciaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a fun twist! The wait staff is exceptional, would dine her often.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Claire made the experience 10 times more enjoyable. The food was phenomenal per usual!!!

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JonathanT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Whistling Swan. We’ve been coming here for years because of the fire rate food and ambience. This was the first time bringing our kids. The hostess and servers did a great job accommodating everyone’s needs.
The kids had a wonderful meal and tried some new foods which we could never get them to eat at home. Everyone had amazing food and we will cherish the experience.

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Dawnd18
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whistling Swan always delivers a delicious meal and outstanding service. In this time of the pandemic they managed to make dining feel relaxed and respected social distancing boundaries, certainly not easy I’m sure. It was appreciated and I felt that safety was important for them. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would have preferred a window table

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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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vipKEVINV
Chicago
24 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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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
14 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
14 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
3 reviews
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
8 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
23 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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