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5806 State Highway 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-9767
+1 920-743-9463
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Bistro 42 welcomes you to visit and taste a food experience like no...
Bistro 42 welcomes you to visit and taste a food experience like no other. Located at Door Peninsula Winery in Carlsville, you will find a classy, yet casual dining experience. Our menu features exceptionally fresh and local ingredients, complex flavors and simple decorative style. Each plate is designed around Door Peninsula Winery's award-winning wines, Door County Distillery's spirits, Shipwrecked's hand-crafted beers, and Fat Louie's flavorful Oils & Vinegars. Fully experience Door County flavors paired with or incorporated into familiar and unique dishes.
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    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food

The restaurant is a large open room which can get a bit noisy. The food is quite good, better than we expected. The service was good even with a very large group seated near us. Beers are from local Shipwreck brewery and the wines available may only be from Door Peninsula winery in same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
jorge007
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Springfield, Illinois
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Kobe, Japan
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

When we first visited Bistro 42 it was GREAT! The food was excellent, which was about 2 years ago. The only complaint at that time was the "Host". This time around in June... the host was great! seated us right away, however the waitress was 'messy' by this I mean, she wore a t-shirt full of stains.. friendly enough. The... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The restaurant is a large open room which can get a bit noisy. The food is quite good, better than we expected. The service was good even with a very large group seated near us. Beers are from local Shipwreck brewery and the wines available may only be from Door Peninsula winery in same building.

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Wisconsin
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It has been a year since we first ate at this restaurant located inside the Door Peninsula Winery building. Classy yet unpretentious environment that allows for casual dress and families; outdoor seating available. The restaurant is open from May through October though the winery is open all year. The menu had changed slightly, but it's good to know that they... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited last week in Door County could not believe the storm that came thru. Knocked out power to the north half of the county so headed south till we could find power, maybe some food, and at least a drink or three. First place we found was Bistro and glad we got in when we did they had all three,... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

There happened to be a power outage when we were there but were very excited to find that bistro 42 was open and that they were kid friendly. We got there and they told us it would be a 35-45 minute wait, no problem under the circumstances. So we waited for about 40 minutes and decided to go ask the... More 

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Madison,WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stopped here after a tasting in the distillery. We just ordered appetizers. The mac n cheese balls were huge! Three per order. They were very good. I can't say the same for the bruschetta. It was lacking cheese and flavor. The brandy old fashioned sweet with the Door County brandy was delicious! They are trying to be a bit more... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

That's right a trifecta of everything bad. Never felt more unwelcome by a staff as we stood unattended to by anyone when we first arrived. 10 minutes past and we are finally seated, so we order drinks and waters to accompany them. Once we were served the Summer Splash( yuck) we ordered, no waters were delivered. 15 minutes later the... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Horrible service, marginal food, very poor management follow through. Management made excuses instead of following up as promised. It shouldn't take 40+ mins for soup and salad... Disappointing end to a great week. Won't go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

When we visited this restaurant there was hardly anyone there. Seemed like our food took forever. Food was "okay" and took forever to get the bill. We probably will not visit again.

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On our honeymoon, we stopped by Bistro 42 after wine tasting at the Door Peninsula Winery (which is all in the same building). We were very impressed with the cheese curds and sandwiches that we had for dinner. Abby R was our server, and she was very friendly and gave very quick and good service. We came right before the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5806 State Highway 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-9767
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Sturgeon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 920-743-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 17

Description

Bistro 42 welcomes you to visit and taste a food experience like no other. Located at Door Peninsula Winery in Carlsville, you will find a classy, yet casual dining experience. Our menu features exceptionally fresh and local ingredients, complex flavors and simple decorative style. Each plate is designed around Door Peninsula Winery's award-winning wines, Door County Distillery's spirits, Shipwrecked's hand-crafted beers, and Fat Louie's flavorful Oils & Vinegars. Fully experience Door County flavors paired with or incorporated into familiar and unique dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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