WISH - Wisconsin Steak House

4.6
175 reviews
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Steakhouse
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.
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FD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous experience....The food was terrific and cooked exactly as desired. The waitress was cheerful and efficient.

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c
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Will go again, steak was fantastic and service was great!

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RB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had their special, halibut. They are expanding their tastes and doing very well at it. Keep it up.
Nice atmosphere, easy to visit with the others at the table. Very friendly.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant known for their fabulous steaks also has a delicious fish fry on Fridays. It’s not on the menu so you have to ask about it. The $14 price includes a salad, not just coleslaw (the house balsamic dressing is tasty), choice of potato of course as well as a refreshing homemade sorbet or scoop of ice cream for dessert. I enjoyed having a vegetable option instead of a potato. The $3 Hand muddled Old Fashions are also a plus.

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I always hate a small table stuck in the middle of the dining room, as we were.
Our server seemed to favour letting us know about the $80 /32 oz steak 'special' over other things. Two of us ordered the baked cod which when it came was 3 very tiny pieces of fish swimming in a liquid, I'm not sure what it was. It was not particularly tasty, one of my dining companions left most of his.
Everything else was okay.... a nice little salad. The Brussels sprouts were excellent!. The sorbets were very good.
Service was average.
This was my experience.

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a work party and food was excellent. I came back hoping for the same experience and got it. Prime rib was superb and the rest as well. Kudos to Wish. Will be coming back.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love wish! One of our most favorite places to eat!

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DJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The only concern was my dry aged steak, which I ordered rare was probably more medium well. My wifes Kobe steak, ordered medium rare was very rare, tender and properly rested. Like overcooking anything, my steak was dry. The first two cuts were a bit overdone, but I thought the center of the steak would be better. Nope. I could have returned it, but then, everything else on the plate would be sitting or needing to be held under lamps. And, by wife would be probably be close to done eating before I would be starting again. Taste was not the issue, only the over doneness.
Our server was very polite and knowledgeable about the menu and special items that evening and the dining area felt open and friendly. Would return if in area again, just will pay more attention to steak if I order it.

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RP
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Wish. The food was delicious. Had a walleye special that was excellent. Also tried the smoked salmon appetizer and it was amazing. Our waiter, John was excellent. He explained the dishes to a tee and was very attentive. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting delicious food with excellent service. Awesome place. A bit pricey but the food is excellent!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at WISH has always been amazing! We've had several work events here and everyone has loved it.

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JF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Friday fish fry! The fish is very tasty and priced right for this area. Their steaks are fantastic as well but a little pricey. Love the truffle fries!! Haven't had a bad experience there ever.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but a bit pricey for what you’re getting. Overall though a fine place to go eat!

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KE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The waitress was very attentive and was able to assist us well on a very busy night. The food was fantastic and the drinks were better than average.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waiter, John, was very nice. A few items were delayed for one order, keeping our son from joining us all from eating. But the food was fine

We had a group by us that was 'bar' loud many times, drowning out our conversation momentarily. I don't know how to avoid that, but it ruined the specialness of OUR occasion, which was our son's birthday.

Most places give a free dessert to the birthday person. A scoop of ice cream/sorbet is rather on the cheap side for such a nice restaurant as WISH.

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing. The food was delicious, we love the Nueske bacon. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Short ribs and scallops were amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I would not recommend WISH Steakhouse as fine dining. The food was just mediocre if that. The service was slow, but the waitress we had was nice. Overall it was not anywhere near worth what we paid for. There are other restaurants that is considered as fine dining that are worth it in the wausau area.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, good was delicious and John was a fantastic server!

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SW
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and beverages, as always.

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KA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We had reservations but weren’t seated until 15 minutes after our reservation time. The restaurant was busy but seemed to be short staffed. After we were seated, it was another 15 minutes before we were seen by another staff member. At the point, we had a waitress come and apologize. After she took our drink order, another server came to take our order. Once our food came, there were no complaints. It was delicious!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was excellent! Everyone said there steaks were fantastic and well portioned! Service at the bar was horrible. Had a group of 9 people and had 5 empty drinks waiting at the edge of the bar, where they waited for almost 15 mins to get our second drinks. It was a Friday night and they were busy. Food Server was very polite, but service was not very timely for a higher end restaurant. Overall was a fantastic meal!

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MA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wish is always a win. However a lesson was learned this time. If you have a reservation and arrive early they offer you a seat in the bar. This does not mean you are checked in for your reservation. And even though you see the hostess come and get other tables, that does not mean they will come and get you. Check back in with the hostess at your reserved time. Otherwise the wait staff was outstanding and the NYE specials were incredible.

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W
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for New Years Eve. This was our 2nd time here. Had the NY Strip from the menu. I have had better steaks at other restaurants for $40 and less. It wasn’t bad just not as tasty or tender as I would have liked. The mixed drinks we ordered were not good. The first time we ate here we had a better experience.

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I received a gift certificate for dining. I have never been to WISH before and found that this was an elegant restaurant perfect for a 56 year anniversary celebration for my parents.

The only thing that was disturbing to me is that when the waitress asked if we wanted soup or salad, there was an extra charge for that. My parents are Log Cabin people and were surprised that the soup and salad was extra and that they did not come with their meal. I knew right away that they were extra but wanted my parents to have a good time anyway.I paid the bill and did not tell them how much the meal was.

Our total stay was 3 hours. 1 hour in the bar snd 2 hours in the dining area. WISH was super busy for a Saturday night. Considering the age of my parents, 78 and 83, they were very tired when we left and were stiff from sitting for so long. We left @9PM.

The food was delicious.

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D
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great as always. Service left something to be desired. We arrived prior to our reserved time and got a table immediately. After we were seated, five other tables were filled, but we were the last of the 6 to get our entrees. Dinner took over two and a half hours from the time we were seated until we were finished.

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FD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service on a Saturday night. Excellent food. My wife likes her steaks well done, which is usually difficult for most restaurants, but it was well done yet tender. A little pricey and they did not have “normal” unsweetened iced tea. The flavored tea they have was fine, not fruity or anything odd. Will be back again but, the price keeps it off the list of routine stop list.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow. Bar tender wasn’t very attentive. Never came back to ask if we wanted another drink. Waitress was very nice however service was extremely slow.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent!

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RI
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

For the price. Not every impressive, Steak was cold,prime rib very fatty.

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BS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found WISH on line while traveling by myself. Fantastic food, quiet, wait staff friendly but not intrusive.

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LK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so personable and very knowledgeable about the menu. I just love the decor of your dining room and consider WISH our "go to" place for special occasions. The prices are a bit high to be able to come often, but the steaks are so worth the price! Melt in your mouth tender. Excellent!

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MA
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went out for my husbands birthday and we had a fantastic meal. $3 old fashioneds were excellent.

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v
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome birthday dinner tonight with Kyle as our waiter. The food was amazing and the service top notch!!!!

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JP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, it was AWESOME! Best steak ever! We came in for our Anniversary and we will be back.

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JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic filet!
We try to eat at Wish any time we're in the area...
Well worth the drive.

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SK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Server was great, but it took a very long time for food to arrive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing we will definitely be back

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JP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love WISH. We always have excellent food and the staff is awesome. I love the quiet - romantic atmosphere.

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RG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. It is a fancy restaurant with higher priced foods, steaks are a specialty. Very, very delicious calamari!

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XS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You won't be disappointed. This is a nice little get away. A great date night or a place to bring the family. Excellent Friday night fish fry!

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