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“Lovely location and the food was good, too”

Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
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Ranked #3 of 206 Restaurants in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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 12 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a late dinner after a meeting. Fortunately we could be seated on the patio with a view of the Mississippi. Salads were excellent - pear and Gorgonzola - larger than I anticipated and very fresh. Crab cakes were good though not my favorite. Our server was attentive.

Thank Walking16
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TheWaterfr0nt, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for your visit and review! We hope to serve you again soon.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Service was just awful. Took almost an hour and a half to get our food. My filet was rare at best and ordered it medium. You don't expect this at an upscale restaurant. Could have been an off night.

Thank Stacey H
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch on the patio! Full menu, good drinks, nice patio with a great view of the river! Excellent service and very clean. We'll be back before we leave town

Thank Harvey A
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TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Dear Harvey,
Thank you for your visit! We are happy that you chose our restaurant out of many fabulous choices in La Crosse. We are offering our summer brunch service Saturdays and Sundays 10am-2pm on the Patio if you have a chance to stop back this weekend.

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

My husband and I were biking all day on the Great River Bike Trail. We have never been to La Crosse, but wanted to try The Waterfront. I was afraid we weren't properly dressed for an upscale white linen restaurant. But the patio was perfectly unpretentious. It is a place to unwind, enjoy the river, music, food and wine. The setting was awe inspiring. The food was utter perfection.

My husband had the swordfish with citrus and mango. He said it was the best he has ever had. I had the walleye. But the desserts are to die for. It was memorable to sit, unhurriedly, enjoying key lime pie, watching the sun go down on the water and listening to live music. What a wonderful evening.

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Thank ajbukovitz
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TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you for your visit! We enjoy hosting lots of bike enthusiasts. The Lacrosse area has access to so many beautiful trails and roads for biking! We are so happy you enjoyed the Chefs feature this weekend and hope you will visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We had an outstanding experience at the Waterfront! It was absolutely gorgeous outside, and their patio is right on the river. When we first arrived, the patio was full, so we had a drink in their well appointed and super comfortable tavern area.
Dinner on the patio did not disappoint!! Not only was the view incredible, but our server, Gusty, was super friendly and very knowledgeable and also, the food was fantastic!!
We started with raw oysters, which were as fresh as any we have ever had! The salads that come with dinner are awesome. The house salad is way more than a basic house salad, with feta and roasted pistachios! I could not decide between the pear Gorgonzola, or the roasted beet salad and asked Gusty for her opinion, as both sounded delicious... What an "above and beyond" customer service move...when she delivered our salads... She had asked the chef to prepare a small portion of both salads for me! And they were both amazing!!
Dinner was equally delicious... My husband had the king salmon... What a dish full of flavor explosion! Seared salmon cooked to perfection, set on couscous, kalmata olives, roasted tomatoes and artichoke hearts.... amazing!! I ordered the green curry with scallops and it was hands down one of the best and most unique dishes I have eaten in a while.
The entire experience was top notch! I highly recommend a visit to the Waterfront!!!

Thank TamTam47
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TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your visit and your wonderful review! We are happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. Our outdoor covered patio is really perfect for dining from May through November. We have installed large outdoor heaters to keep in warm when it cools down and the shade and fans keep it cooled during the summer. New furniture this year is also very comfortable. Perfect place to enjoy the beautiful river.
We hope to see you again very soon!

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