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Wonder Bar

323 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I wanted to let Wonder Bar know of our disappointment with dinner and service last evening in hopes that it might be useful information as well as a way to express dissatisfaction. (Tried to do so on website, but it is not working....). Service was just so-so and not what I expected from WB, from the hosting to our wait... More

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've had the halibut at the Wonder Bar twice and have not been disappointed. Very delicious crust on the top and thick piece halibut. The ambience of the restaurant is a feeling of eating in a house. There are tables upstairs and downstairs. I recommend upstairs if you like it more quiet. The bar is downstairs. I've heard they have... More

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Mason, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hotel check-in staff remain the best source for restaurant recommendations. At Wonder Bar we ate great food (surf & turf for me), and had great service in a relaxing, classy, atmosphere. Avoids the deafening noise of many restaurants. The portrait over the fireplace was captivating, and topped off a most enjoyable evening.

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Marshfield, Wi
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Like others, we visited The Wonder Bar on the advice of our hotel desk clerk. What a pleasant surprise to find this gem of a restaurant in a relatively remote area of Madison. Adjacent to the Alliant Energy Center it really isn't hard to find and the few extra minutes are worth the experience. Rick is your host (and I... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went to The Wonder Bar on the recommendation of the hotel desk clerk where we were staying. I am sure glad we did too! While a bit on the pricey side, it was well worth it. The atmosphere was very intimate and the food was outstanding. The wait staff were also excellent. I will go again when next I... More

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MOUNT HOREB
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had heard really good things, so was excited to try this place. Loved the atmosphere - gets high marks for that! Thought the food was overpriced and not spectacular (don't mind paying if it's excellent!). Ordered one of the specials - a steak that was supposed to be (we thought) stuffed w/ crabmeat - very expensive, but was treating my... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Visiting from out of town and it was recommended by our hotel. Walked in on a Saturday night without reservations and were seated immediately. The upstairs room was very loud due to two large parties but the staff accommodated our request for a quiet table downstairs We were not disappointed with the service. Very professional and knowledgable particularly about wine... More

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Wonderful meal and service. Enjoyed the throwback atmosphere. Wine was reasonably priced and the bottle we tried was amazing. Food great, but on the expensive side

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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This was our second trip to Wonder Bar. The service was wonderful from the moment we walked into the door until we left. Because they are so large, we shared a steak and ordered extra sides. The steaks were done perfectly and almost melted in our mouths. We will most definitely go there again.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Old School steakhouse! Great personal service, excellent drinks - specializing in the Wisconsin favorite Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet!, great atmosphere, a true steakhouse where what you order is what you get!

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