Features: This is my favorite restaurant on the lake and it TAKES RESERVATIONS! This upmarket american inspired restaurant is open year round, offers craft cocktails, free valet parking, indoor and outdoor seating, a gift shop and breathtaking lakeviews make it a local favorite. Another bonus is you can come by boat, dock in front of the restaurant, have lunch and then enjoy the rest of the day on the water. They also have fire pits, a heated outdoor area and the Geneva Lake Shore path is right in front of the restaurant.
The Grandview Restaurant
Features: This upscale American restaurant with beautiful lakeviews is located in the Geneva Inn Hotel. The floor to ceiling windows perfectly frame the lake and are only matched by they steaks and seafood. The hotel also has an outdoor patio which is first come first serve and . This is one of my favorite places to have a romantic date night with my husband, and watch the sunset over the lake. Happy hour is 25% off select wine, beer, cocktails and appetizers M-F from 3-5pm.
Barrique Bistro & Wine Bar
Features: This small lakefront wine bar is located right next door to Popeyes and Oakfire pizza with stunning lake views. They offering small plates, salads, soups and charcuterie boards, with both vegan and gluten free options. They have wine, beer, whiskey and moonshine flights and signature cocktails (my favorite is the Hibiscus margarita!) This place always has a buzz going on and would be a fun place to start your day before going on a boat cruise!
It is within walking distance if you are staying at The Cove, Bella Vista Suites, or Harbor Shores hotels.
Ristorantè Brissago or Geneva Chophouse (at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa)
Features: Both of these restaurants are located in the Grand Geneva resort, which is a 10 minute drive from downtown Lake Geneva. The resort itself it beautiful (especially during the holidays!), and the upscale dining options make it perfect for any celebration.
Geneva Chophouse has hand selected custom seasoned steaks, seafood, sharable plates and an extensive wine list. The chophouse is the fancier option for these two.
Ristorante Brissago is the Italian restaurant at the resort and offers a contemporary take on classic Italian dishes. The expansive view of the beautiful Wisconsin countryside and the award wining golf course serve as a beautiful backdrop to this intimate dining room.
Features: This Italian restaurant has an outdoor patio overlooking the lake. The classic Italian dishes are delicious which means they are usually packed during peak season…so make a reservation! The also offer great gluten free pasta options and tasty craft cocktails!
The Gateway Restaurant
Features: The Gateway is newly renovated and located in the historic French Country Inn Hotel (which overlooks Lake Como, the smaller 2nd lake in Lake Geneva Wi). A short 10 minute drive from downtown Lake Geneva, during Prohibition, The Getaway was used as a speakeasy. Legend has it that was a prime destination for the likes of Al Capone, Bugs Moran and other disreputable players from Chicago. The basement was a secret spot where one could gather and find a drink. Now, you can stop by the fulling stocked bar and enjoy your favorite drink or cocktail. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and have live music on Monday nights.
Their fish fry is served with choice of lightly breaded, fried or baked cod. It comes with a choice of soup or salad, choice of potato, risotto, or vegetable of the day.