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The Lakely


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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Gastropub
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews brunch braised duck charcuterie grilled cheese sandwich walleye live jazz farm to table jazz trio craft cocktails excellent atmosphere relaxing dinner enjoyed our meal friday evening interesting menu supper club sat at the bar oxbow
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

Seriously. That blini. so so good. Only drawback of our meal was curdled creme brulee. The blini, the token hipster with the bushy beard and can of Hamm's, and our server (shout out to Molly!)'s friendly hospitality were all top notch.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Anne C
Reviewed February 3, 2019

This was our first visit to the restaurant; we were attracted by their "supper club for now" concept. We made a reservation for when they opened, so the place was almost empty when we were seated. Our first impression of this cozy, well-decorated place was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gary D
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Will never go back for a meal. Ordered the perch with mashed potatoes meal. The potatoes were like grits on the plate. 5 perch fillets 2 fingers in width curled up on both sides. White plate, white potatoes and white fish. A McDonalds fillet o...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Trip65323151143, Manager at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to address your dissatisfaction with your meal. These past couple of weeks we have been hosting our annual Supper Club event where we completely transform our restaurant, as well as our dinner menu to reflect a classic Wisconsin supper...More

Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I have been here for both brunch and dinner. We’ve always enjoyed our meals and appreciate the efforts to source foods more locally. The music is always excellent and provides an experience unique to the area.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank steverJ4330VQ
Chelsea_AtTheLakely, Manager at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thank you so much! We appreciate your support of our restaurant, and that we source foods locally. It's an important part of what we do and how we function. Hope to see you soon :)

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went there on Sunday the 13th for her birthday. We were excited to try the tasting menu that is on their main menu. My wife had called the night before to verify it was available she was told it was. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JerroldNsharon B
Cassandra-OxbowHotel, Marketing & Events Director at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Lakely. We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our restaurant, the Tasting Menu is not always available (which is noted...More

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

On Friday evening stopped in for a drink with friends. Jazz trio played enjoyable music and not too loudly; we were able to enjoy conversation. Vesper drink great and thermos of hot buttered rum delicious. Good vibe on a Friday night!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank geigergj
Cassandra-OxbowHotel, Marketing & Events Director at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Thank you so much! This makes us smile! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 28, 2018

David the bartender did a spectacular job making the delicious concoctions during my visit. His Old Fashioned with a Chicago brewed whiskey was perfectly balanced. If I didn't have an important meeting the next day, I would have at least 4. Another cocktail worth mentioning...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Kelsey D, Manager at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Wow, thanks so much for the rave review! So glad you enjoyed our craft cocktails and our wonderful staff. We look forward to your return, and remember not to plan any meetings for the next day so you can really enjoy without concern ;)

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I were excited to visit the Lakely inside the Oxbow Hotel. Well it was good, but not great. Their speciality cocktails are mostly gin based and sweet. They do have a full bar to order whatever you want. They were accommodating when...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IlkaP_13
Kelsey D, Manager at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback! We do have a small space to work with, so I definitely apologize that you didn't feel like you had enough privacy/elbow room during your meal. Regarding the cocktails, our drink menu is...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were on a cross country road trip and stayed overnight in Eau Claire. This place was recommended to us and it was amazing! We had the Early Autumn Salad, Mac ‘n Cheese, chocolate mousse with fried carrot cake and Riesling. Everything...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nikkisadventures
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We stayed at The Oxbow Hotel, this restaurant is great. The ingredients are locally sourced and well prepared.

Date of visit: September 2018
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