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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, 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 other....
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
  • 13
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  • 9
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
More than a Restaurant

Bistro 42 is located in the same building as Door Peninsula Winery and Distillery and sits on the main highway between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor in a small town called Carlsville. Bistro 42 is open spring, summer, and fall, closing for the winter on Nov 1. The restaurant is located towards the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
Bill W
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Oshkosh
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Visited on a rainy Saturday afternoon in October. The winery tasting area and distillery area where packed. The restaurant was not, maybe 40-50% full and the bar was nearly empty. The only thing I can think of was the staff was caught off-guard because of the weather brought everyone indoors?? Our service was terribly SLOW. Everything from being waited on... More 

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Thank EandRGO
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Bistro 42 is located in the same building as Door Peninsula Winery and Distillery and sits on the main highway between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor in a small town called Carlsville. Bistro 42 is open spring, summer, and fall, closing for the winter on Nov 1. The restaurant is located towards the back of the buillding between the wine... More 

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Thank Bill W
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Housed inside Door Peninsula Winery, we stopped in here for lunch after a wine tasting. The place was nearly empty, but I'm guessing it's because it's no longer peak season. We were seated immediately and our food arrived quickly. We ordered pizzas, both good, but nothing special. Lots of menu options, so if we tried this place again, we'd try... More 

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Thank SaraBaracuda
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The salads have cheap chopped up lunch meat tossed into some lettuce. Subway makes salads the same way, but doesn't charge 12 dollars for them. Only Shipwrecked has worse food. .

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Thank Nathan S
chicago
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Heading into door county around noon and wanted to stop at a few wineries and have lunch. The perfect stop included both, so had a few paninis and hit the winery. The sandwiches were very good, and the service was OK. So, kinda average but very convenient.

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Thank chicagocardinal
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in after visiting the distillery and winery. We were headed out of town and wanted a light meal. We were surprised to find very affordable prices. We both had pizzas and they were good, crust was nice and light. Service was okay.

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Thank Jamie R
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A nice, surprising gem in the midst of a Winery. We were pleasantly surprised to find excellent food without having to leave the winery after a tour and tasting. Well thought out menu offering a nice selection of Food, nice portions and nicely presented. The combination of the Winery, Restaurant and Gift/Wine shop makes for a great way to spend... More 

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Thank patd63376
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in after the distillery tasting before we had the wine tasting. We just ordered 2 apps and they were very good. We had quick service and pleasant servers.

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Thank Lauren C
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Ok, so we just ordered take out, but the mussels were very good and the stuffed mushrooms the same. You'll have to take a peek at the gin joint and the wine offerings, they are very good also, and not all the pricey for Door County

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Thank Mike R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Four of us stopped for lunch after a wine tasting. About 70% of the tables were full but the service was surprisingly slow. Our server was friendly and apologetic but obviously overwhelmed. We waited at least 10 minutes to order, another 15 for drinks, and at least 30 for food. When the food finally arrived, it varied from decent to... 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
  • Cuisine: American

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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