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“Could have been so good!”
Review of Wicked Grill - CLOSED

Wicked Grill
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Grill
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We have been dining at this beautiful, northwoods setting for years, before it was called Wicked Grill. We love the ambiance of the beautiful log building. But, there was just something missing on our recent visit. We were greeted cordially and seated promptly. In years past, the fireplace ablaze in the bar area would have drawn us to sit and have drink while watching dancing flames and the warmth of the fire would have been a welcome start. But, alas, no fire on this cool October evening. Our wait staff (Val) was also cordial, however she when asked to explain a couple of the select beers available, she was unable and did not make any effort to find out for us! So we ordered something we knew rather than try something new, at $4.50/bottle. The menu was very nice; great selection; pricey, but that's OK with if the entire package is great. The pre-dinner hot rolls were warm, but immediately turned chewy belying their microwaved nature. The wait staff did not remember which of us had soup and salad (we were a party of 2, and there were only 4 others eating at the time). I expect wait staff at this price level to know what they are doing and know everything about the menu and drinks of the house. The steaks were actually very tasty with the filet extremely tender, and the ribeye excellent. The sides of mushrooms and fried onions very underwhelming; potatoes just average. In summary, for an establishment at the top end of the price level in northern Wisconsin, we both would have expected more. Again, very good food, but not the total package

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1  Thank Kerry G
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Tried the Wicked Grill 2 weeks ago and am back again tonight. Bar area is small, but Katelin instantly made us feel welcome. Her martini and specialty drink list rivals any that I've experienced within the best martini bars in Vegas, New York, and Chicago. If you indulge in red meat, Tom's Wicked Rib Eye is one you can't miss. Tom has created a sauce or marinade with a distinct flavor that makes it irresistable. All of this and set in a northwoods log cabin, rich in history and atmosphere as a dining establishment, yet Tom has brought this place to a whole new level.

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Thank Sue W
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Wickied Grill is in a beautiful cabin setting with a huge fireplace and not too many tables. The food was really good---my husband had the rack of ribs and I don't think we have ever tasted better. I had the walleyed pike which was also excellent. The service was attentive but not intrusive. It was a most enjoyable meal.

Thank Jacana
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The food at Wicked Grill is awesome. Sad to say it is no longer open for lunches....
I will have to return for an evening meal and check out if they still have great salads.

Thank susamc
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Stopped here for dinner on whim, and glad we did.

Good food in a north woods atmosphere. With a large albino elk head over our table in the bar, we enjoyed a perfectly-cooked rib-eye, with excellent beer cheese soup. The vegetable serving was skimpy, but the server was happy to bring more.

The bartender has a delicious list of very creative specialty drinks and is happy to provide small samples.

Overall, a good meal in an interesting and popular small restaurant.

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Thank JayLyons
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