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“Great dining experience”

Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
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Ranked #2 of 204 Restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern features seasonal American cuisine in a casual fine-dining setting. Full service outdoor patio is open three seasons with roofing system that allows enjoyment rain or shine. Happy Hour Monday through Friday and live entertainment weekly.
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

I love this restaurant! We enjoyed a drink out on the patio overlooking the Mississippi River. It was a hot day but there was shade and fans to keep it a little cooler. We went inside for an amazing meal. The cheese plate appetizer was fantastic. I had chili relanos and my husband had a filet mignon. Our meals were wonderful. We had some leftovers and they still tasted great the next day. I have been thinking about the food ever since we went here! I wish we could go more often, but it is on the pricey side. If you have a special occasion, go here for a wonderful dining experience.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed a Saturday night dinner on the patio overlooking the river at the Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern. Our server was very knowledgeable and was attentive all evening. He suggested excellent variations on the menu items based on our stated preferences. Drinks and wine pairings were also spot on. Each member of our party of four ordered a seafood entree, and all were prepared expertly. The seafood was fresh and the accompaniments were just as fresh from local growers. As far as the location, it was a perfect, relaxed night on the river thanks to the restaurant allowing diners to enjoy a relaxing meal without ever feeling rushed. We give this restaurant the very highest recommendation if you have the time and money for a wonderful meal.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Delicious mix of favors with my red snapper - potato zucchini cake, fresh strawberries and orange slices, vegetables, a tasty lime sauce. Others ate steelhead trout, chicken Marsala, sirloin, and poblano chili relleno. Everyone raved about the superb flavors. Great service from Gusty, and she made our experience so much more enjoyable. Strawberry panna cotta dessert was delightful.

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Thank Marcia F
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The patio here overlooks the river and is quite stunning. Its roof retracts, which is wonderful in the event it starts to rain--it doesn't even spoil your meal! Apps and cocktails are super fun while a live band plays during happy hour. Their dining room ambience is also quite spectacular; one of the "classier" places to go in La Crosse. Their dinner menu is spendy, but the food is fantastic. Go for a special occasion or hit up their happy hour/patio menu for a week day treat! :) Always the place I take our visiting out-of-town friends and relatives.

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Thank ShannaS8
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We had lunch at the Waterfront and dined on the patio overlooking the River. The food was great;
especially the french fries. They have an extensive wine list and the wine we chose did not disappoint. The service was a little slow, but the patio was packed at peak lunch time. The prices
were what you would expect at a location in a "high rent" area. The view was super.

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