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Bistro 42

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5806 State Highway 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-9767
+1 920-743-9463
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go For Dinner

This place is a bit out of Sturgeon Bay - in Carlsville actually - I have dined here about 7 times for lunch and dinner. Lunch is ok, but the dinner service and entrees we have received for are portion controlled and they try to make the dishes visually appealing as well as appetizing. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place is a bit out of Sturgeon Bay - in Carlsville actually - I have dined here about 7 times for lunch and dinner. Lunch is ok, but the dinner service and entrees we have received for are portion controlled and they try to make the dishes visually appealing as well as appetizing. I cannot recall dishes at this... More 

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Green Bay, WI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Nice décor, good wait staff....food a different story. We had dinner with a party of 2 couples. We do not have large appetites. However, the fish portions (salmon and walleye) were smaller than small. The walleye dish came with a one tiny fillet (never saw a walleye this small in Wisconsin!). It was laughable...would be considered a small appetizer by... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our Saturday in Door County was really rainy so we were relegated to mostly indoor activities. Being October, everyone is touting misc. Halloween stuff and this winery/bistro combo was no exception. We opted to stop for a pair of Halloween themed wines they had for my sister who's one of those people who love the holiday. Frankly, those wines in... More 

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wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stopped for lunch and split a salad, lunch special and a piece of pie. Excellent food but $12.99 for a lunch special is high for us. The short ribs were fork tender and the whole dish was very tasty. Flavorful thin gravy and delicious potatoes. Portions are modest but reasonable for lunch. My husband enjoyed a glass of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a table of four, the only one who received a edible dish was the person who ordered the barbecue chicken pizza. I had the EBT, expecting a premium BLT with egg. Instead I got 1 piece of toast, a couple of scrawny pieces of bacon and an overcooked egg. Just terrible. $9 for a $2 breakfast that Denny's... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Nice atmosphere and locale, but content rather mediocre. Value quite upside down. Content of menu very limited and winery with store and sweets overpriced.

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Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant is located inside the Door County Peninsula Winery, and has been open for about 6 years. It is only open from May to October. Our family of 6 had lunch here. We were the only group seated in the restaurant at the time. Potato leek soup was the soup of the day and my husband and I ordered... More 

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This would not have been a restaurant we would have chosen to dine at, as it was not located in a popular area of Door County, nor was it considered a highly in demand restaurant for the area based on reviews we had read. However, as we had traveled most of the day, our one tourist stop of the day... More 

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Nevis, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food here was like heaven will be. I had the Edamame light fried in a sesame sirrachi sauce that had just the right amount of heat not to hot, then the caprese salad which was fresh and crisp, they used a cherry balsamic and garlic olive oil from fat Louie's olive oils yum, ended with a mushroom strudel which... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We decided to go here for lunch because we wanted the fried mac & cheese balls. Once there we found they had been taken off the menu. We waited to be seated (as did three other parties) and it took over 10 minutes for someone to come greet us and take our name. All 15 of us were just standing... 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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
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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