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The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, La Crosse, WI
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, La Crosse, WI
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, La Crosse, WI
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, La Crosse, WI
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, La Crosse, WI

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

4.9
4.9
1166 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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
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2 people

11:00 pm


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (608) 782-5400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jordan Freit
  • Catering
    Four unique dining spaces plus outdoor patios offer an elegant backdrop for any event from a private business presentation over lunch, a bustling conference with 300 guests, a wedding, or a relaxing cocktail reception. Your guests will feel at ease with every need artfully met.
  • Private party facilities
    The Cargill RoomThe largest of our event spaces, The Cargill Room is a grand, light-filled ballroom with panoramic views of the river and park. The subtle elegance of the Cargill Room makes it a stunning venue for wedding receptions, conferences and banquets. Dedicated amenities include two private bars, coatrooms, powder rooms, Wi-Fi, customized lighting and projection systems. The Banquet RoomDesigned as a stylish, comfortable venue for 24 to 100 guests, The Banquet Room showcases breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and Riverside Park. Amenities include a private bar, coatroom, powder rooms, private parking lot and complimentary presentation technology.The Private Dining RoomA secluded dining or meeting space for a small group, The Private Dining Room looks out over a spectacular river scene. Adjacent to the restaurant and tavern, it seats up to 16 guests.
  • Area
    La Crosse
  • Cross Street
    Jay Street
  • Parking Details
    There is a private parking lot located between the restaurant building and Riverside Park that is free of charge to all Waterfront guests. There are also reserved spots on the first floor in the parking ramp located on the corner of Front Street and Jay Street that are free to restaurant guests.
  • Entertainment
    Local and regional musicians fill the tavern with classic and contemporary music. In the warm season, enjoy our casual entertainment on the patio!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Best Service

  • Wisconsin

    Best Ambience

  • Wisconsin

    Best Value

  • Wisconsin

    Good for special occasions

  • Wisconsin

    American

1,166 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time eating here and it’s always amazing!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant! We got seated on St Patrick’s Day at a corner winder table with our friends and the view was very nice overlooking the Mississippi River. Our waiter was friendly but spoke loud and fast which was a bit annoying but the delicious food made up for it-the appetizer of escargot and my Filet Mignon was perfectly cooked and so tender. The dessert of Turtle Cheesecake wasn’t as good as I’ve had before but that’s okay. Will done again in a heartbeat! We all had a very nice evening!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the space was lovely. The service was unusually slow this time. We’ve been here before and usually the service is much faster. I’m not sure what the issue was this visit but the entrees took a very long time to come out.

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  4. JohnC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, good service, and Joseph was very informative and helpful. Slightly more expensive than other top quality restaurants.

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  5. HolleyH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good and the server was very nice and very attentive.

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  6. ChristinaS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time celebrating our friend’s birthday! Beautiful place, great ambiance, wonderful service, and delicious food. Perfect place for a special occasion. 🥰

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  7. AndrewS

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is consistently amazing. We had an incredible waitress who made the whole night enjoyable. Definitely will be back!!

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  8. JoanieD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff in the bar and the restaurant helped me explore my options and were knowledgeable. The whole staff is downright happy and professional. A pleasure to be taken care of with them. The food was perfection. Had the chicken-new on the menu and it was perfection. The veggies were crisp tender and perfect. The seasoning was well done and played beautiful on my taste buds. Well done! It’s a must to dine here again!

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  9. MaryF

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful dinner with my son with our amazing server Michaelangelo. He was fun and funny and guided us well through the menu! Food and ambience were lovely.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my family there for the 1st time since it was my mom’s birthday and we couldn’t be happier, food and dessert was amazing, and the service was excellent

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FAQs

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 782-5400.

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern is rated 4.9 stars by 1166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

11:00 pm


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

328 Front St South, La Crosse, WI 54601

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Jay Street
  • Area
    La Crosse
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is a private parking lot located between the restaurant building and Riverside Park that is free of charge to all Waterfront guests. There are also reserved spots on the first floor in the parking ramp located on the corner of Front Street and Jay Street that are free to restaurant guests.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jordan Freit
  • Entertainment
    Local and regional musicians fill the tavern with classic and contemporary music. In the warm season, enjoy our casual entertainment on the patio!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (608) 782-5400
  • Catering
    Four unique dining spaces plus outdoor patios offer an elegant backdrop for any event from a private business presentation over lunch, a bustling conference with 300 guests, a wedding, or a relaxing cocktail reception. Your guests will feel at ease with every need artfully met.
  • Private party facilities
    The Cargill RoomThe largest of our event spaces, The Cargill Room is a grand, light-filled ballroom with panoramic views of the river and park. The subtle elegance of the Cargill Room makes it a stunning venue for wedding receptions, conferences and banquets. Dedicated amenities include two private bars, coatrooms, powder rooms, Wi-Fi, customized lighting and projection systems. The Banquet RoomDesigned as a stylish, comfortable venue for 24 to 100 guests, The Banquet Room showcases breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and Riverside Park. Amenities include a private bar, coatroom, powder rooms, private parking lot and complimentary presentation technology.The Private Dining RoomA secluded dining or meeting space for a small group, The Private Dining Room looks out over a spectacular river scene. Adjacent to the restaurant and tavern, it seats up to 16 guests.
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