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Wild Rice Restaurant

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84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002
715-779-9881
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Never bad--Always great! Look forward to dinner here. The pre dinner bite is so good. Love the Buffalo.

A feast for the eyes as well as your tummy. They even gave us a loaf of French bread to take home. We’ve been coming here since they opened and it’s like coming home to a family dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
purpleprincess2014
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A feast for the eyes as well as your tummy. They even gave us a loaf of French bread to take home. We’ve been coming here since they opened and it’s like coming home to a family dinner.

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Eau Claire, WI
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent wine dinner! The wines were perfectly matched with the amazing food courses. The view of Lake Superior through the huge windows is wonderfully calming. The concierge and chef and the Zepalta owner/winemaker all meandered throughout the restaurant during the entire meal. They explained the details behind the wines and food and the reasons for the pairings. Definitely an outstanding... More 

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Ajijie
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A group of eight of us had a fantastic evening at wild rice. The service was great and the food memerable

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A beautiful place to dine with excellent service and top quality food. Our server was friendly and helpful, the wine steward was knowledgeable and able to handle a challenge. Even the person who cleared the table was happy, friendly and engaging. The manager checked in frequently to see if we were happy. The food was beautifully presented with great balance... More 

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Wausau
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is the best restaurant in Wisconsin, bar none. I would take their steak over Ruth Chris's. The food is excellent, the staff attentive without being intrusive and the setting is outstanding. Expensive but worth it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Tucked away in on a dirt road in the woods overlooking Lake Superior is a gem of a restaurant. The architecture is perfectly matched to its environment. The food and wine list are as good as any restaurant, anywhere. The service is impeccable. All in, the Wild Rice is as good a dining experience that one can find between Chicago... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I heard so many wonderful things about the architecture I was prepared to be underwhelmed because it had been so built up, but it truly IS a spectacular place to see. Great attention to smallest details really make it a special place. We had an appetizer in the bar (mushroom tart) that was not wonderful BUT the fresh nibbles, cheese... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a gem--excellent, fresh, superbly prepared food in a beautiful, relaxing setting! While the prices are high, the quality is outstanding and well worth it. The staff is welcoming and enthusiastic about the food and what they do. This is great for a romantic outing as well as a family get-together.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Been here on a number of occasions, most recently their Tired of Turkey post-Thanksgiving celebration. Always have had excellent service, as well as great and interesting food. Wine list overall is not necessarily cheap, but there are some reasonable bottles to be had and Randy can give you good advice. The bar is a pleasant space, the overall layout of... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My partner had been here before and had nothing but good things to say about it. As usual she was right, A striking facility that takes advantage of the surrounding area. The food was outstanding as were the prices. They have a nice wine list. The wait staff was professional, attentive without be overbearing. If you are looking for cheap... More 

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Address: 84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002
Phone Number: 715-779-9881
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: 715-779-9881

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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