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WISH - Wisconsin Steak House

4.5
127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(715) 298-2903
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joel Kasten
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Private party facilities
Two, closed door rooms with seating for 20-40 guests.
Presentation friendly with wi-fi connection.
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Private party contact
Pat Kasten: (715) 581-2627
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Von Kanel and Prairie
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 127 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place to celebrate special occasions!! The food is always done perfectly & the staff is awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wonderful ambiance the filet was so tender we didn’t need a steak knife .

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Awesome food and service. I feel that it could have a little more ambiance for dates but besides that I think everything is amazing.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We made our reservation on Open Table, but the host said they never received our reservation. We requested a booth and let him know it was our wedding anniversary, but he seated us at a table squeezed in the middle of the dining room. Following this, the server was overwhelmed and was not very attentive. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This place is still rocking it! The skirt steak is awesome.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I have eaten here many times but not in awhile. I was glad to see that it was still as good as ever! I will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We had a fantastic meal. We made a last-minute reservation for a spontaneous date. Food was delicious and the sever was excellent. Can't wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The steaks were fabulous and the French onion soup was delicios. The service was slow but it was busy since it was valentine's day. Our table was very small and I wished we had a booth

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Filet Mignon was excellent as were the garlic mashed potatoes!

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Steaks were fantastic! A little expensive, but was not disappointed on the flavor.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Even though we had a reservation we waited 49 minutes for our table. After ordering we waited almost an hour for our food.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent dinner!!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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...

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Outstanding food and atmosphere. Thank you to Taylor who gave us excellent service and attention!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Best Fish Fry on the Planet! Hands down, the haddock fish fry is outstanding!

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2.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent dinner from the appetizer to the steak dinner to dessert! Fabulous experience!!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed a family birthday dinner at WISH. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The restraunt was lovely with a large bar area. The food was fantastic. It will be added to our list of favorite restraunts in the Wausau area.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Great service and fabulous food!

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Lovely meal cooked as requested with a marvelous presentation. The nutty caramel drink was delicious.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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. :-)

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Nice relaxed atmosphere and very good food.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

'Twas good

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Had a reservation and got seat 30 min after our reservation. The steak was over cooked and the service was horrible.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

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!!!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Dinner for 2 not worth $114 I've had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse. Service was excellent too bad the steaks were not

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Dinner was good. A few things could be changed. Chili was a bit too sweet. My ribeye was a tad to salty. The walleye was great and the red cabbage with goat cheese was fabulous. The service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

We choose this restaurant after seeing reviews on Open Table and Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed! The Prime cut of beef for the Ribeye was fantastic! Very nice, pleasant service, good atmosphere, great food. Recommended.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Everything was great ex ept they forgot to bring/serve the birthday dessert that was requested.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

This was a great choice for us ladies. All of were very pleased.

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