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About WISH - Wisconsin Steak House
The cornerstone of WISH is Prime aged beef and fresh seafood. This is the classic steakhouse but with an edge. We start from scratch and take no shortcuts.
The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and exceptional cuisine. The menu, along with daily specials will ignite your culinary imagination. Along with our Wine Spectator award winning wine list, yours will be a night to remember.
Weston, WI 54476
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
between Von Kanel and Prairie
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Two, closed door rooms with seating for 20-40 guests.
Presentation friendly with wi-fi connection.
Private Party Contact:
Pat Kasten: (715) 581-2627
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
WISH - Wisconsin Steak House Ratings and Reviews
This was a date night for my husband and myself, and our second visit to Wish. The atmosphere is always welcoming and staff is friendly. We tend to order steak so can't comment on the rest of the menu. Bruce had prime rib and I had filet. We both had twice baked potatoes and opened with cheese curds. All our selections were excellent.
It’s definitely a nice place but the food and overall presentation is not worth what is being charged for simple filet. Any amount of butter and too much salt can make anything taste good. The waitress seemed like she was on crack and couldn’t wait to get us out of there.
This had to be one of the worst dining experiences my husband and I have ever had. We asked for bread and never received it and had to ask twice. The waiter did not know how to open a bottle of wine. We waited over 20 minutes for our drinks. After we received our salad and soup we waited An hour and 40 minutes for our entrees. The waiter never came to apologize for the wait and never offered to refill our glasses with fresh ice water. Food was not hot and it was just ok. Very disappointed with the slow service, especially for the price we paid. Will not be going back.
Service was slow didn't seem like time was used wisely. Food over all was good. But the Baked Mac and cheese was loaded with grease. I love to have a frothy salted butter for my steak and their butter is fake oil based butter not very good. And was not offered any steak sauces, wasn't offered any sour cream foe the mashed potatoes etc. For how much we paid we won't be back for a long time...
This is my second review for this restaurant and unfortunately this experience was far different than the first review. The service was extremely slow both at the bar and once we were seated at our table. The flatbread and gnocchi specials were tasting though a little heavy on the garlic. The steak on the other hand was a huge disappointment. For this place being a steak house, both times I have come for steak, the steak has been overcooked. This time, not only was the steak overcook but the ribeye tasted more like a strip with very little flavor to it. I think they were short staffed, probably not anticipating the large crowds given it was the Friday after Thanksgiving. Given there are few nice restaurants in the area, we will probably be back but not because of the food or service this time.
Was very disappointed with the quality of or steak and prime rib!
Both the Rib Eye Steak and Prime Rib where on the "tough" side and where a big disappointment, far from what one would expect from an Steak House specializing in Steak and charging a premium price.
We dine at Wish regularly. The appetizer of the night was a flatbread with Italian toppings. It was excellent, and served nice and hot; the best part of the meal really. We ordered the Walleye special for our main course, and although it was passable, I thought the fish lacked the flavor I have experienced at Wish on other occasions. The beer list has some very good items on it that are hard to find in the area. Wine list was OK but almost devoid of Wisconsin wines, of which there are many now. Local Wausau wines would have been interesting as an addition to the regular Sonoma/Napa fare on the list. All in all, our dining experience was quite good, but not as good as we expected. We will still be back however. :-)
We had a less than a stellar experience due to a large party that the restaurant was under staffed for. Instead of being able to dine in the restaurant we were made to eat in the bar area , which was not what we had made our reservation for The bartender was tasked to not only fulfill drink orders for the large party, but she was also deemed our waitress as well. Although the food was good, our overall experience left us with a pricey bill and we definitely think twice about coming back.
The restaurant was great with very professional staff and amazing food. The only thing that may discourage you ( especially city folks like us ) is the location off the side road across from forest, but please walk inside cause you will be pleasantly surprised. Highly recommended!!!
Wish is located in an out of the way (somewhat difficult to find) area near Wausau, WI. The ambience is casual but attractive. The menu is limited but offers a nice variety of both meat and fish dishes. The rib eye steak was excellent and my wife enjoyed halibut done in the Oscar style. There is a short but very nice wine list covering a wide spectrum of price points. Service was very pleasant and efficient.
We made a last minute reservation for fish after we couldn't find anywhere without a 2 hour wait. We were pleasantly surprised that they had a special on Fridays of a 3 piece fish fry. It was the best fish fry I have ever had. It was 3 pieces of Haddock fish that was perfectly fried, not greasy or watery at all. The service was outstanding and dealt with our group of 8 (2 being small children) very well.
We had a state basketball tournament and whenever we travel we like to find good local steak houses. My husband found this one on line and it didn't disappoint. There were 8 of us and they put us in a private corner. The food was great and there was a variety to choose from. Would definitely go back if we were in the area again.
We eat here a few times a year...special occasion... or just wanting a really good steak. This visit was because my daughter had came to town for us to meet her new boyfriend. He told us he was a steak man, so we said we had perfect place. When he got his steak he said it tasted really peppery, my daughter tasted it to she said the same thing. When the watress was asked. She said that there was no pepper on it. She did give us 2 drink coupons for next time we came. This visit was a disappointment.
Usually the service and food is outstanding, but my recent visit did not live up to this. The service, while very friendly, was slow and sparse in comparison to prior visits. Our main course didn't arrive until after an hour of being seated. The dirty martini was not well-balanced, nor did it have a hint of brininess even after a request for more olive juice. The calamari appetizer, soup, salad, and truffle fries were delicious. The shrimp and scallops were quite overdone and preferred the scallop dish with the gnocchi vs. this newer wild rice version. A bit underwhelmed overall this time, but still keeping on my favorite places to dine list.
Nice ambiance, with a somewhat limited menu. We all had steak, and although it was good, all were overcooked to some degree. (We didn't say anything as we didn't want to wait.) For the price, one would anticipate more accurate preparation. On the other hand, drinks, cheese curds and tuna appetizer were excellent! Service was spot on also.
Overpriced for Wausau area. Had to ask for a server to wait on us after sitting at table for 20 minutes. No apology from waitress. 50th birthday for my wife. Her company was great but the restaurant was lacking. Several other good places in town would be better!
I had been to Wish for a few business dinners and had no experience with private dining. The server was engaging and effective without being overly attentive. The food was excellent and prepared , presented,and served in a fashion above my expectations for a mid-level establishment. The kale salad was shared without resistance. The mushroom appetizer was excellent and not overly filling. My wife enjoyed the New York strip but was unable to consume the entirety of the very large portion. I had a 6 ounce filet which was satisfying and expertly prepared. My daughter enjoyed the shrimp and scallop entrée with a constant smile. The key question is always will I go back ?
And the answer is – "without hesitation"!
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