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Reviewed February 16, 2020

Unique menu trying a bit to hard to be hip and trendy. Conveniently located in hotel/bar. Occasional excellent live music. Eaten breakfast here three times and yet to have a great meal. Menu items are appealing and not the same boring things you could get...at any chain diner. The result is never bad, just never quite as good as the description suggests. Not a bad choice, just not the best in the area. I suspect other meals may be better.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Cassandra_at_Oxbow, Marketing at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Thanks so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about The Lakely! We appreciate that you've joined us for breakfast a few times, but sad to hear that you felt we missed the mark. We are proud to offer food that is locally-sourced...More

Reviewed January 27, 2020

The Lakely is a treasure. Fine dining with live music, a hip big-city experience with classic throwback atmosphere. This was my 7th or 8th visit to the Lakely, which is among our go-to life event, hosting, and date venues. We visited on Jan 25th for...the Supper Club event and menu, with the added (big) plus of Josh Gallagher and Sue Orfield (treasures in their own right) on stage. We really enjoyed the Walleye Almondine, Chicken Picatta, and French Onion Soup. Each were delicious! The Walleye was prepared prefectly with delicate almond crisp edges and soft fish interior. The Chicken was the best I've had in ages. Each were served with el dante maple carrots and we selected the cranberry wild rice complement. The French Onion Soup and Blue Cheese Salad accompanyments were perfect. We topped it off with an amazing Pink Squirrel ice cream dish.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Cassandra_at_Oxbow, Marketing at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2020

Joshua, your comments have us beaming from ear to ear! The Supper Club Celebration is so near and dear to our hearts, and getting great feedback like this makes it all worthwhile! So glad you could experience this with us. Many thanks!!

Reviewed January 7, 2020

Lively restaurant and bar with pretty good food and a well stocked bar. They had entertainment the night we were there - a local jazz combo. Not bad, not too loud for conversation. They also serve breakfast/brunch, although we did not try that..

Date of visit: December 2019
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Cassandra-OxbowHotel, Owner at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

Thank you so much for the review, Carol! Our Late Night Jazz is a great way to experience the music culture of Eau Claire! We hope to see you again in the future... maybe to check out our brunch! Thanks again!

Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

We visited here with out of town family. Food is good and unique but quite expensive. My cocktail was $9 which I think is high for Eau Claire. My cousin had a vegetable stew that was $20 and had undercooked carrots & other vegetables. The...others had the pot pie which was very good. All the food was presented very beautifully.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Cassandra-OxbowHotel, Owner at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Ellen, thanks so much for taking a few moments to share your recent experience at The Lakely! We are proud to offer a menu of genuine farm-to-fork food and craft cocktails, and we're glad that you and your family we able to enjoy it with...More

Reviewed December 12, 2019

I was in EC for work and was looking forward to checking into the Oxbow and finding somewhere nearby to eat. The Lakely couldn't be any nearer, as it is inside of the hotel. There was a stage and a list of events, but nothing...was happening on this Tuesday evening. The drinks were stiff, the beet salad was fine, and the burger was quite delicious. I would order the burger again, but not the salad. The fries that came with the salad were a bit salty and the peanut butter tart was very good. The location downtown is very good, as there didn't appear to be too many choices in that area unless I ventured to Water Street.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Cassandra-OxbowHotel, Marketing & Events Director at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2019

Thank you for taking a few moments to share your recent experience at The Lakely! We hope you'll join us again the next time you are in downtown Eau Claire!

Reviewed December 3, 2019

Chef Eric has made some great improvements. And the bar tenders make the best drinks! No need to leave the hotel :D

Date of visit: November 2019
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Cassandra-OxbowHotel, Marketing & Events Director at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2019

Thank you for the review and nice compliments! We're thrilled to have so many great things on property to check out and enjoy -- including those amazing craft drinks!

Reviewed November 11, 2019

We had the food tray (something-bord) and it was delicious. Great cocktails. Friendly service. We ate there for both brunch and dinner and loved both.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Cassandra-OxbowHotel, Marketing & Events Director at The Lakely, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2019

Thanks so much for the review! We love the Koldtbord - a shareable tour of the land, as we like to call it. So happy you were able to enjoy great food, drinks and service with us! Looking forward to seeing you again in the...More

Reviewed October 14, 2019

10-12-2019 The pork chop was nothing but fat & grissal . My date didn't want me to make a scene otherwise I would of her flat iron steak was nothing to write home about I've been around the world and this was the worst and...if the waiter had asked about the meal I might have told him but there again lack of service. I drove three and half hours for a date. I should not have believe others terry burkelandMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

I had a wonderful service at the bar. Great, knowledgable and helpful staff. Unique handcrafted drinks.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

Jazz trio hitting all the right notes, patio with warming fires, Bree, the server, and a Koldtbord. The Lakely is a great choice when visiting Eau Claire. Entire visit was a great way to end a long day of sight seeing. I’d be a regular...if I lived here.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from Cassandra L | Property representative |
Hello! Great question! In general, we only offer ice cream drinks during our annual Supper Club Celebration in January -- however, due to the nature of our bar, there could be times when we would feature one outside of... More
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