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“Just ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Grey Rock

Grey Rock
643 Illinois Avenue, Green Lake, WI 54941-9750
800.444.2812
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Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Green Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The chefs appetizer was different and good - baked oysters with a raspberry habenero sauce. Then had the poblano corn soup and bacon Gorgonzola spinach salad - both we're good. Then the entrees: porterhouse steak and the seafood special - skate wing. The first round of food was cold, we had to send it all back. I will say the staff was apologetic and tended to the issue immediately. The second round of entrees was MUCH better. However, the steak came with some type of corn cake that was almost inedible - dry and cakey. The skate (fish) came with little seasoned potatoes - almost like breakfast potatoes - they web ok, but not a good pairing with the delicate fish.
Oh, the bread was very good too... One rosemary, one whole wheat, and three cheese with two different butters and an olive tapenade.
They comped dessert so we tried the "new York cheesecake" and strawberry ice cream, and the Chef's special of some sort baked bread pudding... Both were sub-par.
They have recently hired a new chef and I am unsure this is the direction they should be going. I am not saying it was terrible, but I have had much better food at these prices. We went out for pizza the next night.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Chef Tasting is AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Amazing food at a great price! 4 course meal with wine/food pairing for only $39.50. Tried new and exciting dishes like Wild Boar fritata and Quail. This is a must for anyone who has not tried it yet.

Visited February 2013
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Chef Duane and Server Josh were fabulous! Best dining experience ever! Chef specialties were outstanding and Josh represented the nuances of the menu answering my long list of questions (yes I do have salad dressing on the side too!),

Visited January 2013
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Sturgeon Bay
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173 reviews 173 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is incredible, gourmet food and very reasonably priced. The atmosphere in the former stately private residence is fantastic. Saturday nights you are treated to fantastically talented pianists in the bar. We will be back!

Visited January 2013
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Princeton, wisconsin
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“St. Nicholas Day... December 6, 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Wished to celebrate St. Nicholas Day and went to Grey Rock, which we abandoned due to inconsistent service years ago.

What a surprise!
The bartender greeted us with smiles and conversation.
Great area to visit and relax.
Dinner downstairs was fabulous.
Absolutely marvelous dinner with impeccable service.

We will be back very soon, as we will this restaurant is where it used to be so long ago, and we cannot wait for our next visit. Definitely the place to go.

Visited December 2012
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