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Wild Rice Restaurant - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


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Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards

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Baby Spinach and Arugula Salad
Wisconsin chevrè, cucumber, grape tomatoes, sunflower seeds, cumin-balsamic vinaigrette
Fresh Burrata Cheese with Tomatoes
Italian cream-filled bufalo mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, basil, balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil
La Belle Farm New York State Foie Gras Two Ways
Seared fresh and foie gras torchon, toasted vanilla brioche, plums, peppercorn brittle, marcona almonds
With a Taste of 2008 the Stump Jump|Sticky Chardonnay Australia Add Five Dollars
Wood Fire Grilled Black Tiger Shrimp
Szechwan peppercorn seared new zealand venison, oven-dried tomato-beet-horseradish vinaigrette, baby arugula
Crispy Marcona Almond-Pumpkin Seed Sweetbreads
Maine lobster-daikon-carrot salad, caramelized vidalia onion purée, red miso vinaigrette
Seared Applewood Smoked Yellowfin Tuna
Watermelon-cucumber-mint salsa, sungold tomato-grain mustard vinaigrette
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
House-smoked chicken, sautéed granny smith apples
Artisanal Cheese Plate
Selection of hand-crafted cheeses, wild rice-walnut bread, quince jam
Alsatian Tarte Flambée
Crispy thin “pizza” – crème fraîche, onions, nueske’s bacon or truffled shiitakes, petite salad
Roasted Lake Superior Whitefish and Grilled Lake Trout
Pearl couscous, fennel, celery hearts, mint pesto, heirloom tomato jus
Seared Rare Yellowfin Tuna
Steamed basmati rice, cantloupe purée, crispy prosciutto, aged balsamic vinegar
Pan Seared New Bedford Sea Scallops
Avocado mousse, black rice risotto, pickled beech mushrooms, pressed pineapple
Wild Kenai River Alaska Salmon
Roasted portabella-beet-sunchoke salad, asparagus-basil purée
Wood Fire Grilled Bavette Steak
Nueske’s bacon-baby red potato salad, horseradish glaze, grilled white asparagus
Wood Fire Grilled Iowa Pork Chop
Mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli rabe, roasted tomato barbecue sauce
Wood Fire Grilled Northstar Wisconsin Bison Tenderloin
Chèvre mashed potatoes, baby spinach-chorizo-olive sauté, syrah sauce
Wood Fire Grilled Black Angus New York Strip Steak
Gorgonzola roasted fingerling potatoes, chimichurri sauce, garlic sautéed shiitakes, asparagus
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All reviews wild rice wine steward beautiful glass great wine selection top shelf excellent wait staff lake
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

This was top shelf but is now out of business. Natural setting with distant views of Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay. Excellent wait staff and a wine steward, with a wine tower.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank williamiscruising
Reviewed October 14, 2017

We have traveled to Bayfield to enjoy your restaurant along with the natural beauty of the area. Many thanks for several wonderful dinners with a great wine selection. It must be bitter sweet to close, but you gave many a special experience. Thanks for the...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Kathy0391
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Top scale, top notch, beautiful glass enclosed wine closet and wonderful selection. Varied menu changes and has always been excellent. Glass surround enclosure with pine trees growing in side of it. Looking thru the glass enclosure you see the kitchen which is spotless.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Janet H
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Wild Rice is closing for good on October 14, 2017. We've been here a couple times before, and had to return for one more meal before they close. Everything about this restaurant was as top-notch as any I've ever eaten in. It's expensive, but it...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Jolsongoude
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We drove over two hours to visit this gastronomic experience and it was well worth the drive. The staff are beyond exceptional; the food pairings worthy of any Michelin 5 star establishment; and the wine cellar extraordinaire!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Linda G
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding dinner! Our food was fabulous!! So sorry Wild Rice is closing for good this fall. If you haven't eaten here you must!!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Jayne L
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This upscale, pricey, quirky, artistic and wonderful restaurant is closing in October 2017 after a long run. Sad to see it go.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Daniel W
Reviewed August 14, 2017

A very nice atmosphere for couples, friendly staff and expertly prepared food. There was a bit of a lull between the salad course and main course, but they did provide bread and butter to nibble on. All in all a nice, if somewhat long evening.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank cwjr1955
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Quiet, secluded setting with view of the lake. Service and food was impeccable. This is the second time I have had the pleasure to dining there and I am truly sorry they will be closing soon. A five star restaurant! The glass decorations were beautiful...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Robyn W
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Wild Rice is a drop dead interesting eye delight and the food is Tre Chic...and quite pricey...owner is an artist, the setting is in the woods outside of Bayfield, the building is squeaky clean and modern but in the form of a barn with glass...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Ben H
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