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“Dinner with a view”
Review of The Geneva Inn

The Geneva Inn
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Ranked #29 of 95 Restaurants in Lake Geneva
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Discover extraordinary cuisine at the Grandview Restaurant and Lounge. Savor a breathtaking, panoramic view of Geneva Lake and experience delicious combinations of texture, flavor and aroma.The Chefs at The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge take great pride in the process by which excellent food is created. Recognizing that quality of ingredients is paramount in the achievement of spectacular cuisine, we use nothing but the best and freshest available. LIVE Music every Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday Brunch. BREAKFAST: Monday - Saturday 7:30am - 10am LUNCH: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm DINNER: Monday - Saturday from 5pm DINNER: Sunday - from 4pm SUNDAY BRUNCH: 10:30am - 2pm
Wisconsin, USA
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193 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Dinner with a view”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This restaurant is on the first floor on the Grandview Inn, but is built into the hill so you are actually 3 stories up with sweeping views of the lake. We had a great server for dinner (Rick?). The food was very good but not inexpensive. Desserts were overall pretty standard and a bit boring. The Creme Brulee was the only one we were interested in trying and it was very good. Cocktails were more reasonably priced than I expected. The décor is a bit dated, perhaps late 90's with lots of "country" furnishings & wallpaper but that did not bother me.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank travelgal058
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maiaw9, Manager at The Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Dear travelgal058,
Thank you for your kind comments regarding your meal at The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge!
Rick appreciated your compliment on his service; he truly cares about our guests and does a great job!
We look forward to having you join us again.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Dinner at the Grandview”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Geneva inn and decided to try the Grandview and man was the view grand. We had two of the soups, shrimp bisque and the goulash along with the Calamari salad. Finished with the salted caramel cashew crunch cake. Everything was outstanding including the service. Our server "Carrie" was also outstanding. She was Friendly and prompt and knew the menu very well. Would definitely go back when in town.

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Thank Rich K
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Maia W, Manager at The Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Thank you! We appreciate your kind comments, and we will share your compliments with Carrie (we love her too!)
We look forward to your future visits!
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Fontana, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Used to be Overpriced and Pretentious - Now Just Overpriced”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The food is ok, and the view of Buttons Bay is spectacular, but it is pricey for sure. The staff must have taken "nice pills" and are far more pleasant, with far less rules, e.g., dress code, than in years past. so they get an extra star for that!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Bob B
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Maia W, Manager at The Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
We are delighted that you appreciate our spectacular view and pleasant guest service!
Our chefs take care to purchase best quality fresh ingredients, prepare all sauces/ stocks and soups from scratch, and take pride in not serving (cheaper) pre-processed and packaged foods; also all meals include soup or salad as well as rolls.
Our pricing also reflects our costs associated with our amazing location and view, and additional luxuries such as live Piano Music on Friday and Saturday evenings and during Sunday Brunch, as well as crisp white table linens.
We encourage you to visit us for Breakfast, with entrees priced $6-$9. We also feature small plate options and lighter fare for a quick bite or more casual experience in our Lounge (open daily year round) and on our lakeside patio in the summer months.
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Hampton
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, lovely view, and great service!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Love this place! We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant and what a view of the lake! You couldn't ask for better service-Thanks, Rick! You made our anniversary dinner a memorable one!

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Kathy G
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Maia W, Manager at The Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Thank you! We appreciate your kind comments, and we will pass on your compliments to Rick (he does do a great job and we are lucky to have such great dedicated staff!)
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chicago, USA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful view from restaurant any time of the year!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Good food, excdellent service, and sweeping view of the lake! Charming experience any time of the year.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank nanbrwood
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Maia W, Manager at The Geneva Inn, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Thank you! Our reputation for quality food and great service is something our staff really cares about, and we are so glad you also appreciate our sweeping view!
Our Lakeside Patio opens soon, featuring nothing between you and the view but fresh air... and we hope to see you again soon.
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