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“Big city cuisine in a small town”

Generations at 5 Points Cafe & Lounge
Price range: US$0 - US$17
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I have eaten here several times when in Waukesha and I am constantly surprised at the high quality and inventiveness of the food served here. I honestly wish we had a place like this in Los Angeles.

Thank James L
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

I went into Generations during a friday night festival. It was completely packed, my girlfriend and I were informed it would be about a half hour to 45 minute wait, having spent a lot of time in Chicago over the last few years that did not seem like that bad of a thing. I was amazed at how nice the staff was in spite of the large number of people, (and I even saw one of the hosts go behind the bar to wash dishes, which was great to see a place where everyone was working hard). After we were seated, our server was very polite and the food was excellent! We shared a bread service, fried goat cheese and the chicken pesto pasta. I was quite impressed at the quality of the food, far exceeding my expectations!

After dinner I got a chance to speak to one of the bartenders and he told me that this was a family owned place and most of the family worked there. I really appreciated him taking the time to talk with me since I could see how busy he was, in fact while he was talking he was making drink after drink. I can't wait until I am back in WI and will definitely stop here again. Generations has a very cool look inside, very much what I am used to in Chicago. I will definitely be recommending this place to my friends that travel up to the Wisconsin area.

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Thank Bobby E
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Having been to Generations frequently over the past few years, we will not return again. Over the past few months, the quality of the service and the food has declined. During our past two visits we have experienced a change in the flavors of the food. What once appeared to be fresh and made in the Resturant has taken on flavors of coming from canned or store bought products. On Friday Night my Family and I arrived shortly after 7:15 PM. We were shown to a table around 7:45 PM. We did not receive a visit from a server until almost 8:10 PM and this was only due to a host realizing that the table that was sat after us already received their drinks and salads. A manager arrived at our table around 8:30 PM and asked how were were doing. At this point we still did not receive our drinks. She appologized and said that she would remove the round of drinks from the bill. The service from this point continued to decline and the meal took Two hours for a party of four to complete. When we received our final bill, we realized that the Manager only removed Two of the Sodas off of the bill. We ened up walking up to the bar to pay our bill because the server never returned.

Having hosted small and large parties for Family, Friends, and local Fund Raising Groups here, the quality has greatly gone down hill. At this time I would NOT recommend this resturant to anyone looking for a place to dine in Waukesha! With so many other choices in Waukesha, Please supprt one of the other local resturants before dining here.

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1  Thank SorceJ74
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

We have been here dozens of times over the years, and have never been disappointed.

Their menu staples are well done and always a treat.

Then there are the items that rotate through the menu monthly.. those are creative and fun treats that you should get while you can.

The small selection of beer taps is well chosen, and their mixed drinks are always very well done.

The service has always been knowledgable, helpful, attentive and pleasant.

This is a place that deserves far more attention than they get given the quality of the food, service and the value of their offerings. (However we kind of like that most nights we can easily get tables or seats at the bar. :) Keep in mind that may not hold true for some Fridays and Saturdays.)

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Thank milwaukee__guy1
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Sarah J, Manager at Generations at 5 Points Cafe & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2013

We're very happy to hear about your experiences with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to share these experiences with others.

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Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

The food, service and atmosphere is amazing. Keep doing it please! I don't like driving to Milwaukee for great food.

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1  Thank KarlyMae
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Sarah J, Manager at Generations at 5 Points Cafe & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2013

We're so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we look forward to seeing you again!

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