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Wild Rice Restaurant

84860 Old San Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814-6002
715-779-9881
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Ranked #2 of 15 restaurants in Bayfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Miami, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am probably the odd man out in reviewing this restaurant. There are so many things that a great about Wild Rice. The building itself is terrific, the service is good, some of the food is excellent and it is a destination restaurant that I would recommend visiting. It is not inexpensive and the wine list is pricey. The chef... More

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Northville, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

From the architecture to the ambiance to the pre-dinner experience to the post dinner experience this place is among the best in the world. The competency and attitude of every person encountered was nothing but impressive. The quality of the items served is fantastic. If you plan to be in Bayfield and you enjoy fine dining, then don't miss Wild... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

One of the nicest resturants in Northern Wisconsin. The building is gorgeous. The food was amazing. Each bite, we stoped and discussed the flavors. The host Randy was exceptional. Extremely kind & helpful. He belongs in a place like this. Upscale 100%...this is perfect for a special occasion. Don't skip desert !

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dinner at the Wild Rice during our visit was a wonderful fine dining experience. We didn't know there was such a thing around the rural area, but tired it and glad we did. The Foie Gras was great, with "sides" of duck breast and fruit. Ditto, the bison tenderloin, rare and generous with mashed potatoes. Ann had the scallops which... More

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Omaha
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

While in Bayfield, Wisconsin to kayak the sea caves on Lake Superior, we had dinner the night before with our three adult sons. Very sleek and modern building in the woods of Northern Wisconsin. We had heard great reviews from several friends about the restaurant and the place lived up to its name. Two of us had the vegetarian special... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wild Rice is spectacular! If you like fine dining, this is the place for you. Amazingly good wine list coupled with amazingly good food. Who would think you could find Alsatian Tart Flambé in the north woods of Wisconsin?? The prosciutto wrapped Alaskan halibut as an entree was equally as good. It's definitely worth the drive to sample the cuisine... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

For those of us foodies who travel worldwide, our rating of Wild Rice's menu and service is, quite frankly, well based. An evening with Maître D' Randy's team of professionals yields a worthy Epicurian experience. Our only negative.... the bar. It is uncomfortable; not intimate; and it an awkward environment which creates discordance against a superior dining experience.

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Willmar, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Topshelf dining, venue, and service. Metropolitan experience in the woods. Pricey, but an evening experience prepared and served with TLC. Make reservations well in advance. We often go to the happy hour and order appetizers as our meal. Open glass architecture allows food prep viewing. Don't miss the the signature Wild Rice Soup with apples.

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Grapevine, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

to find a restaurant like that in Bayfield, WI. Almost bailed on our reservation because it was a 3 minute drive out of town….that would have been a big mistake. The sign is small on RT 13, watch for it!! If you have any interest at all in architecture then you will love this building, it's very cool, inside and... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Rarely do restaurant improve over time. This place is remarkably fresh, staff attentive and the chefs ever pressing with new tastes...... 5 Star 3 years ago and 7 stars now in a 5 Star scoring system . If you are within 100 miles and do not stop at Wild Rice, possibly the biggest mistake of your life if your a... More

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