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Diners' Choice: Best Ambience restaurants in Wisconsin

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambience in Wisconsin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Muse at Sentry restaurant
4.8
4.8 (424)
$30 and under
American
Stevens Point
About the restaurant
Muse at Sentry sets the tone for a unique dining experience for Stevens Point and central Wisconsin. We’ve created a sensory experience through our modern look, extensive gallery of art, and our precise culinary presentation and service. You’ll enjoy the best handmade pastas, fresh seafood, wet- and dry-aged steaks, and seasonal dishes made with the finest locally grown ingredients. Complement your meal with a selection from our unparalleled collection of wines or one of our craft-made cocktails. Savor it all while enjoying the beautiful views from the outdoor terrace or through our large picture windows. Muse is an artistic dining showcase unlike any you’ve experienced before.
Top review
MikeO
Dined on 10 Apr 2024
Excellent food and service. The art collection was sublime. Works from Calder, Miro, Chagall, Neiman, Dali, and even a Picasso were on display in the restaurant.
A photo of I.d. restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1611)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Delafield
About the restaurant
A modern American kitchen located in the heart of Lake Country. Small plates, featuring locally sourced ingredients, and craft cocktails headline this farm-to-table restaurant. Choose from the artfully curated wine selection or let the sommelier on staff make expert recommendations. The Sunday brunch menu boasts one-of-a-kind dishes and breakfast classics. Private space for every event--from intimate dinners to large gatherings.
Top review
Chase
Dined on 14 Apr 2024
The service, atmosphere, and food was excellent! Definitely going back!! Fun to see the action in the open kitchen!
A photo of Williams's Pine Gables Supper Club restaurant
5.0
5 (437)
$31 to $50
American
Madison
About the restaurant
Welcome to William's Pine Gables Supper Club.
We look forward to seeing you soon

Top review
KathleenZ
Dined 6 days ago
Had the catch of the day - grilled swordfish. Chef topped it with a mango salsa. Veg of the day was an edamame,corn dish. Flavors were outstanding. Fish was not in the least bit dry. One of the best meals we’ve had in the Northwoods. Service is great as is the ambience.
A photo of Norton's of Green Lake restaurant
4.8
4.8 (36)
$30 and under
American
Green Lake
About the restaurant
Norton’s of Green Lake has the style and warmth that makes for a memorable supper club experience. No matter the occasion, Norton’s welcomes you to an unforgettable waterfront dining experience. We are located on the north shore of beautiful Green Lake at 380 S Lawson Dr and have been proudly serving guests since 1948. Our staff are dedicated to continuing the iconic service and atmosphere that both Green Lake’s local residents and visitors from both near and far have come to expect for the past 75+ years.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 Feb 2024
Everything was absolutely outstanding!! One of the best dinners I had in such a long time, everything from the staff to each course was just fabulous! Highly recommend!
A photo of Opus at The Belfry House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (206)
$50 and over
French American
Lake Geneva
About the restaurant
Indulge in an exquisite dining experience at Opus, where the art of culinary finesse takes center stage. Immerse yourself in a world of gastronomic delight with our meticulously crafted 5-course or 7-course tasting menu.

At Opus, each plate is a canvas, expertly painted with a harmonious fusion of flavors, textures, and colors that dance on your palate. The culinary journey is a celebration of creativity and innovation, elevating your dining experience to new heights.

Primarily a dining venue, Opus is also a destination amongst many wine enthusiasts. An optional wine pairing featuring innovative and world-class wines from our award-winning wine menu is also available for each course.

Our intimate limited-seating dining room and the culinary delight it serves will surely leave you feeling transported to a small European town.

Top review
DaveP
Dined on 24 Mar 2024
The food was outstanding and our server, Skylar, was exceptional. Would highly recommend and am looking forward to returning.
A photo of Van Acre Igloos restaurant
4.8
4.8 (159)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Wausau
About the restaurant
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! THANK YOU!
Our patio features two igloos dubbed the North Hut and the South Hut, outfitted with blankets and space heaters to keep you warm and in a vacation state of mind. Our dedicated team services each igloo, and our full menu is available for lounge style dining and specialty tropical cocktails. We can hardly wait for you to experience the tiki fun!

Please note reservations are available in 1.5 hour blocks with a $150 food and beverage minimum. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is required at time of reservation and will be credited to your food and beverage purchase. For this special dining experience, single checks only and 18% gratuity will be automatically added. Reservation times are 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 Monday - Saturday. Maximum capacity of 8.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 29 Mar 2024
Great food and drinks. Pricey but every little details they put into the place and the service is spatacular
A photo of Barringer's Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (514)
$50 and over
American
Fish Creek
About the restaurant
Barringers offers a wide variety of fresh seafood and steak options in a bright and modern steakhouse setting. Enjoy a classic cocktail or carefully selected wine at our comfortable open-air bar or outside on our spacious patio. Our upstairs loft offers a private dining experience for smaller groups. Our generous portions, friendly staff, and warm environment can be found a short walk from the marina in the heart of Fish Creek.
Top review
Foodie64vip
Dined 4 days ago
Anything we order is fantastic. The crab cakes are amazing, as are their steaks. What makes the experience even more special is their staff. Everyone is very attentive and friendly.
A photo of The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1166)
$31 to $50
American
La Crosse
About the restaurant
We are currently open for dine-in, take-out, and curbside delivery.
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern has been changing the dining experience in La Crosse since 2006. By offering supreme product and hospitality, we have become a favorite of locals and a travel destination all in the same. Our menus highlight seasonal American cuisine that includes certified angus beef and fresh day-boat seafood. With a focus on the freshest foods of each season, our culinary team allows the ingredients to speak for themselves. Every detail is appreciated in everything we do – enjoy the results of hard work and high standards. Our current menus can be found by visiting www.thewaterfrontlacrosse.com
Thank you for supporting local businesses!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Our second time eating here and it’s always amazing!
A photo of Cafe Calamari restaurant
4.8
4.8 (921)
$31 to $50
Italian
Williams Bay
About the restaurant
Café Calamari is a fine dining establishment serving upscale Italian fare in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Guests can enjoy a view of Geneva Lake in an elegant seating area where professional staff members offer an extensive menu of authentic Italian Cuisine.

At Café Calamari, you can start with an appetizer of Tuscan Ribs, flash-fried Calamari or Caprese Salad. Move on to a main course of Honey Pear Pork Chop, Three Cheese Tortellini, Sicilian Encrusted Filet, or grilled Chilean Sea Bass.Vegetarians can enjoy seasonal vegetable choices every day as well as Strudel Al Quattro Formaggi, Bruschetta Al Pomodoro and more at Café Calamari. Every day, the chef highlights a different special, so be sure to stop by often to see what new specials and drinks we have to offer!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Lots of options for vegans, vegetarians, carnivores and more. Excellent service from Tammy and the bussers. Will definitely become a regular stop.
A photo of Paoli Schoolhouse American Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (846)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Madison
About the restaurant
Paoli Schoolhouse American Bistro is located on the banks of the Sugar River in Paoli, WI. The Schoolhouse was built in 1864 and was converted into a restaurant in 2008. We pride ourselves in supporting local vendors and ingredients to bring you the best quality dishes.

Enjoy a meal in our beautiful bistro or on the deck/patio as weather permits. We have a great selection of wine, cocktails, and carry a variety of domestic and craft beers.

The Schoolhouse is also a great venue for small events - micro weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, and any other celebrations!

Top review
Carey
Dined 6 days ago
Great music and Beef Wellington!! We love coming here, especially on the music nights. The decor is very charming.
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