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424 Lincoln St., Rhinelander, WI
1 715.362.8994
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: "Espresso bar, gourmet sandwiches & salads, seasonal homemade soup, wine...
"Espresso bar, gourmet sandwiches & salads, seasonal homemade soup, wine by the glass and specialty gifts".
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place is hidden. It is on the street but the parking and entrance are in the back down an alley that looks more like a private driveway. The specialty coffees were wonderful, the berry salad and chicken salad peninni were also great. Good place for lunch---mostly women.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Reston VA
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Reston VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place is hidden. It is on the street but the parking and entrance are in the back down an alley that looks more like a private driveway. The specialty coffees were wonderful, the berry salad and chicken salad peninni were also great. Good place for lunch---mostly women.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When my mom and I go out for lunch, this is our go to spot. Wonderful staff and fresh food. I always get a half sandwich and soup.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a great little place with excellent contemporary food. Parking is in back, and it looks like a house. The soups are excellent and it feels like you're at a B&B. I have never been disappointed here

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I just loved this place. My friend is from Rhinelamder and so we stopped to get coffee and oh my goodness. I just loved it. They ladies are not as friendly as you would think, but the coffee what wonderful, the food was great and thet even had shopping. I really love this little place.

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped by the Crimson Cafe while passing through Rhinelander, on our trip to Wisconsin. It was darling! We loved the charm, ambiance, and of course, the coffee. Thank you, Alyson, for your great service! There is also a little gift shop offering unique items at a reasonable price. If we ever pass through Rhinelander again, we will definitely be... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Excellent stop for REAL Espresso and paninni. I would call it a small bistro rather than a restaurant but EXCELLENT for a mid afternoon carry-over. EXCELLENT service and friendly atmosphere

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

good sandwiches, good coffee, place is clean, staff is friendly and knowledgeable about products. Will go back

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Crimson is, by far, the best place for lunch in town. Delicious paninis, salads and seasonal soups....all made using the freshest ingredients. Seasonal soups are home made from scratch. Ordering half sandwich/half salad combo is perfect. Wonderful wine selection and outdoor patio to enjoy. Fun gifts and delicious espresso bar as well! Super friendly staff.

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United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In the summer you can eat inside or out. Its a little house with the bottom floor as the café. Nice wait staff and fast, good cook. A great selection of salads, sandwiches, sometimes soup which I wish they had year round as an option. Oh yes and coffee-they also have that. They also have some nice wall art, scarves... More 

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very nice and tasty lunch. Good coffee! Went with my wife, felt like the only guy in the place. Very good though

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 424 Lincoln St., Rhinelander, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Rhinelander
  • Phone Number: 1 715.362.8994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

"Espresso bar, gourmet sandwiches & salads, seasonal homemade soup, wine by the glass and specialty gifts".

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