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220 Cook St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-1836
262-248-4220
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bistro

We wanted to eat local and Poppeyes had always been the go to place so we mixed it up. Loved the eclectic choice of food and reasonable for something different.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Butkus4
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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
England, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Expensive, pathetic portions and poor service. Other than that it is great. They seen to think that they are far better than they actually are. They say they do tapas, but it is just very small portions charged at the price of a regular portion. Honestly there are far nicer places in Lake Geneva.

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Bloomingdale, IL
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The design of the place was very pretty. Definitely meant more for dates, then friends having lunch. The place is pricey. So when a place is pricey, I expect higher quality, better tasting food. Got a brie Cheese dip for a appetizer, and it was okay. Not taste-bud tingling delicious, but okay A chicken, pasta dish and smashed potato thing... More 

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We wanted to eat local and Poppeyes had always been the go to place so we mixed it up. Loved the eclectic choice of food and reasonable for something different.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am giving the restaurant 4 stars because the restaurant itself is really interesting - great architecture and ambience. I have never had a Sake Martini, and they were excellent. Much smoother than vodka martinis - we were all pleasantly surprised. We went with two other couples. Food was good for 1/2 the group and just okay for the other... More 

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Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Checked yelp and should have looked here. Dinner took 5 pm - 8 pm and not because we were enjoying ourselves so much. Hostess seated us on the balcony. Great. Waiter would come about once every 20 minutes or so. Had to chase him down for our credit card and bill. Bus boy came about every 30 seconds and wrestled... More 

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Bolingbrook, IL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My group was seeking to have lunch in an outdoor setting when suddenly the skies opened up with a downpour and I thought our lunch would be scrubbed. We saw this restaurant across the street and noticed it's covered porch which enabled us to still eat outside. The place advertises tapas, but I would getter describe it as small portions.... More 

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Chicago
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We loved it - perfect afternoon of tapas and wine on their comfy balcony. Excessive "drink warning signs" along their perimeter but it's probably a city requirement. Our 3 year old daughter was also happy and treated well too. Try shrimp and scallop dishes, and cheesecake was yummy!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Cook St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-1836
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Geneva
  • Phone Number: 262-248-4220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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