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The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, La Crosse, WI

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

4.8
4.8
1187 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Great for scenic views
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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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 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.
  • Neighbourhood
    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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Best Service

  • Wisconsin

    Best Ambience

  • Wisconsin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wisconsin

    Great for scenic views

  • Wisconsin

    American

1,187 Reviews
  1. MamaJayne

    Orange County

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful setting... right on the water. We were able to sit outside on a lovely evening and enjoyed a friendly attentive server. I had the scallops with pasta and the scallops under cooked but the sauce and flavors were delightful. We'll be back

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  2. GiGi

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Waterfront offers an excellent location on the river. The food was very good, and the service was extraordinary.

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  3. Eastsider

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome fantastic dinner began with oyster Rockefeller, Caesar salad, 12oz pork BEST ever chop !!!

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  4. RobertH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good, would have been excellent apart from absolutely everything being over salted. I like salt on food but steak, potatoes, veg and scallops all on same plate covered in salt

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, wonder atmosphere with a beautiful view of the Mississippi.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous..our server Ciara was attentive and overall a wonderful representative of the establishment..table by the window offered an excellent view and the drinks were mixed to perfection

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  7. GailF

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gab was an excellent server and the food was great for most of us. Steaks were over cooked for medium rare and medium.

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  8. AnthonyD

    Milwaukee

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always , beautiful restaurant with great views of water. Elevated service as well as excellent cuisine.

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  9. JamieS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The curried calamari & cauliflower was delicious!

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  10. Gigi

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great weekend brunch spot with terrific views of the Mississippi River.

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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 4.8 stars by 1187 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 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
  • Neighbourhood
    La Crosse
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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