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Red Circle Inn

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Mon, 1/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Nestled in the heart of "Lake Country" just 30 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Oldest Restaurant continues its 163 year storied tradition of fine cuisine and hospitality. Be it a fresh fillet of fish or seafood, an in-house center-cut butchered steak, prime veal or creative Bistro "Small Plates" at our bar, your table and our fine cuisine is waiting. Spirits, assorted brews, wine by the bottle and over 25 by the glass from sparklers to big reds with insured freshness due to our special wine system, await your selection. Be it an intimate table of two, a private dinner for 10 or a grand event for 250, please join us at our critically acclaimed Inn.
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
American, Contemporary
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quaint setting in Nashota. Have ridden past numerous times over the years and finally stopped, and it was worth the stop. Our waitress Vicki was super from start to finish. Very attentive and fun to talk with. Chicken Dumpling soup...eh, could do without the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WI_Bikers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding service and exceptional appetizers. We have visited the Bistro about 6 times over the past 4 months. Every visit was a good experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner with friends at the Red Circle Inn on NYE. Advertised as the oldest restaurant in Wisconsin, the RCI has a long reputation for culinary excellence. They were a half step off this evening. We were seated downstairs in a (?auxiliary) dining room...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank JoeC7777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we had a bad experience paid for our drinks and left. Mater D was so rude we were puzzled by him. We went instead to Seven Seas and we were WELCOMED.Drinks were better too. Never going back to Red Circle Inn. We live near...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Anita S
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

From the cozy atmosphere to the friendly yet professional staff to the wine selection and menu, this place is very special and comes highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Angelique T
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Last night, November 12th, my wife and I went to the Red Circle Inn. As we sat and ordered drink the server asked me if I was a Veteran and I replied, yes. She then thanked me for my service and said to order anything...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SteveS12345
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This was our second visit this year and we were not disappointed. We chose their fine dining venue since this was a special occasion. The drinks were generous and reasonably price and the wine list extremely extensive. The four of us all had a different...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank RonW763
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Someone said this is the oldest restaurant in Wisconsin. I can’t verify that, but it was great. We had a larger group and everyone enjoyed their meal. We mostly had fish dishes.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rone763
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Wonderful happy hour and appetizers are delicious with large portions to share. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank christinepJ5519YL
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We visited with friends after a long absence. Decided to dine on the patio which may have been a mistake. Patio area is small and surrounded by blooming flowers. My wife had a severe reaction to the pollen later in the evening. Food was good...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RonW763
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November 4, 2017|
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Response from MichaelFreddy | Reviewed this property |
Not sure . However I would recommend you call The Golden Mast restaurant located in Okauchee Wi not that far from Red Circle Inn. They usually have fantastic buffets and restaurant and setting on Lake is quite stunning... More
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