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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

) #1 of 168 Restaurants in La Crosse €€€€ , American, Seafood
328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
+1 608-782-5400
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
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1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was good, service was great, views of the water were outstanding! Wonderful spot to catch a summer lunch, relax with family and friends. $10-$15 per person, flavor and atmosphere well worth the price.

Thank bpeppy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with some coworkers on a beautiful may evening. The food is amazing, service was great, and the atmosphere is beautiful! We ate outside on the patio and had an amazing time.

Thank Lauriek50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ours was an anniversary getaway. La Crosse was our general destination but we stayed at a B&B across the river in La Crescent, about 3 miles away. We had no reservations, arrived at 7:00, and were seated immediately on a Friday night. The restaurant was...More

Thank John C
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John, We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. Thank you for your review. We hope that you will visit our beautiful city again and we hope to see you back at The Waterfront! The patio space is absolutely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a late dinner after a meeting. Fortunately we could be seated on the patio with a view of the Mississippi. Salads were excellent - pear and Gorgonzola - larger than I anticipated and very fresh. Crab cakes were good though not my...More

Thank Walking16
TheWaterfr0nt, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and review! We hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was just awful. Took almost an hour and a half to get our food. My filet was rare at best and ordered it medium. You don't expect this at an upscale restaurant. Could have been an off night.

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch on the patio! Full menu, good drinks, nice patio with a great view of the river! Excellent service and very clean. We'll be back before we leave townMore

Thank Harvey A
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Harvey, Thank you for your visit! We are happy that you chose our restaurant out of many fabulous choices in La Crosse. We are offering our summer brunch service Saturdays and Sundays 10am-2pm on the Patio if you have a chance to stop back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were biking all day on the Great River Bike Trail. We have never been to La Crosse, but wanted to try The Waterfront. I was afraid we weren't properly dressed for an upscale white linen restaurant. But the patio was perfectly...More

Thank ajbukovitz
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit! We enjoy hosting lots of bike enthusiasts. The Lacrosse area has access to so many beautiful trails and roads for biking! We are so happy you enjoyed the Chefs feature this weekend and hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an outstanding experience at the Waterfront! It was absolutely gorgeous outside, and their patio is right on the river. When we first arrived, the patio was full, so we had a drink in their well appointed and super comfortable tavern area. Dinner on...More

Thank TamTam47
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your wonderful review! We are happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. Our outdoor covered patio is really perfect for dining from May through November. We have installed large outdoor heaters to keep in warm...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have wanted to go to the Waterfront before, but it has always been too busy. Now I know the reason why. The service was wonderful and the food delicious. My husband had the pork cutlet with an apple chutney spiced topping. I had the...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling through Wisconsin and lucked out in La Crosse when we stopped for a late lunch. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining and we scored a table on the patio overlooking the Mississippi River. The menu after 2 pm is limited, but...More

Thank Karen K
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Diane H
Do you serve sea bass?
27 May 2017|
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Response from TheWaterfr0nt | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! We have had sea bass on our menu before. We do change out our menu seasonally and we also change out our Chef features weekly if not even more frequently. This is where we can showcase fresh... More
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Linda K
We want to come to the Brunch on August 28th at 10:30 am to celebrate my husbands Birthday. Do we need a reservation?
23 August 2016|
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Response from Dancersmom5 | Reviewed this property |
I would check with them. I know they are taking reservations and also to make sure they don't have any wedding bookings, etc.
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David M
Any dress code?
23 July 2016|
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Response from TheWaterfr0nt | Property representative |
We do not enforce a dress code in our Tavern, Dining Room or Patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
16:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-782-5400
  • E-mail
Description
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern features seasonal American cuisine in a casual fine-dining setting. Full service outdoor patio is open three seasons with roofing system that allows enjoyment rain or shine. Happy Hour Monday through Friday and live entertainment weekly.
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