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Bistro 220

220 Cook St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-1836
262-248-4220
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Ranked #28 of 79 restaurants in Lake Geneva
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Two of us had dinner. We shared a salad and a vegetable and each had our own entree. The salad and entrees were good but the grilled asparagus was a very skimpy portion. I don't think it is really tapas, as they claim, as much as just a la carte ordering to charge for side dishes. The upstairs patio was... More

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Chicago
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I stopped on for an afternoon snack and prosecco. Compared to other food options in the area, the food was very good. I especially enjoyed the lobster ravioli. However, I have to say our server was so unfriendly. It was so bad I considered writing on my reciept that he could really benefit from an attitude adjustment. I was really... More

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Chicago
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed the combination appetizer with bruschetta, spinach artichoke dip and Brie and also split a pizza. Both were delicious. We sat on the balcony and it was beautiful. Service was top notch. They even gave us more bread for our combination appetizer.

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Westchester, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Bistro 220 was fantastic! They were able to accommodate our large group, worked with us to create a menu that was perfect for our group size & every element was executed perfectly. The service was great, our servers made sure we had everything we needed & were never 'in the way.' If you are in the Lake Geneva area, I'd... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We tried their martini flight before dinner on the balcony . Atmosphere was great in both locations. Bartender was very friendly and the food was great. A bonus was sitting on the second floor as a huge thunderstorm rolled in, great viewing

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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went here for dinner with my husband and 3 kids (ages 8-14) after a recommendation from a friend. We were seated right away but there was a bit of a wait before our waitress came by. There was even a much longer wait for our food to be served considering they weren't busy that night. No kids menu so... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Bistro's done up like a comfortable French country inn, with chandeliers and stone-like interior walls. The view's good outside, so ask for a table on the veranda. We liked the chicken cavatappi and loved the vegetable lasagna. Unlike the usual melange of bland vegetables, this dish had real zest: spinach, mushrooms, onions, ripe olives and artichoke hearts layered with cheese... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It has been my first visit since the menu went tapas and we were very impressed as always. With many restaurants to choose from in the Chicago area, Bistro is still one of our top picks. Excellent service, the food is always great and served with style, and the atmosphere is very romantic and filled with class and detail you... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I think the balcony tables are wonderful for later afternoon and early evening gatherings. That being said, the food is overpriced and underwhelming. Service was strange. The young staff seems to be untrained and almost nervous. No hard achohol - they use sake for mixed drinks (ugh). I don't think I will return.

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Fontana, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great outdoor balcony, good food (albeit limited selections) and friendly service. A lovely spot for an appetizer and glass of wine on the weekend.

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