The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
Excellent food and service! The indoor restaurant takes reservations but the outdoor terrace is first-come, first-serve with a wait list.
My husband and I love The Waterfront. We travel 225 miles twice a year just to dine there. The food is always outstanding and the service, from the bartenders to the wait staff, is always excellent. Highly recommend!
A very lovely meal for my wife's birthday. The scallops were fantastic and our son loved the trout. We'll be back.
An exceptional restaurant for atmosphere and fine food. Wonderful views of the river and outstanding service. You can't go wrong here.
Another lovely lunch at the Waterfront. A perfect place for catching up with family ad friends. We had the mahi mahi special, which was not only good, but delightfully different. Very relaxing atmosphere.
Great environment with wonderful views of the river. Service could have been a bit more attentive but no complaints either. Great fresh cooked food.
I've been to the Waterfront many times over the years. Last Friday I believe we caught the staff on a training day. Our table wasn't ready on time, our appetizer came after the entrees, the orders weren't all prepared properly and one was sent back. None of this mattered. Our group had a nice long, celebratory meal of good food, pleasant conversation without needing to raise the voice due to ambient noise, and a beautiful setting. Ella our waitress was good and sought help when necessary. Very good overall. Nothings perfect all the time but the Waterfront was still good even on an off day!
The food and wine was perfect.
While traveling for business, a local resident suggested that I try a different restaurant; however, I chose Waterfront because I found it via Open Table. It was a wise decision. My experience at Waterfront was great. The bar service and the waitstaff were very friendly and helpful. My meal, recommended by my waiter, was just what I was looking for. My dinner was delicious and was even picture-worthy (for people who take photos of their meals, which I don’t do). Summary: if I’m in La Crosse again, I’ll definitely return to Waterfront.
This is a lovely spot. The bartenders and servers were so friendly and helpful. The food was great, and what a view!
The Waterfront Restaurant was amazing! We were looking for a great experience, and happened to find the Waterfront. the staff was exceptional and the food was over the top delicious. The view surpassed our expectations- can't wait until we are able to visit again.
This is the first time we sat outside. It was a perfect day ad we had a great waiter Zack. We will be back again
Great ambience and great river view! The server was very friendly and helpful!
Excellent ambiance for a quiet dinner. Fish was excellent, accompanying vegetables somewhat bland, service outstanding,
Great food and amazing service. Zach was very attentive and made great recommendations.
We celebrated our first wedding anniversary. Our first special date was here. So it was a special time. The waitress was fabulous. Checked on us often. Made sure we had everything. The food was also fantastic. The portions, for me, were small for the money. But we were very happy.
A Dining Experience that’s always a pleasure. The food is always cooked and presented excellently. The staff is always courteous and knowledgeable. Eating there is always a special occasion in itself.
Had an excellent luncheon with friends we met from MN. They moved away from us two years ago so this was the first time we have gotten together since their move. Enjoyed our lunch and social time on the patio very much. Every thing was excellent.
John was a great waiter! The food came out very prompt and was warm when received. The desserts were incredible!
Initially dessert selection was available hen came back later it wasn’t . It was my sons’s b/day and the waiter did not offer an alternative. The place was okay food was decent but not too impressed with the service and price .
The Waterfront was hands down the best restaurant in LaCrosse in all respects. Food was absolutely fantastic, the atmosphere and the Riverfront setting was fantastic. This will be a staple go to everytime I am in LaCrosse. Highly recommend.
Beautiful setting and wonderful food. We have a fabulous meal.
First time there great experiment from hellos to goodbye
Lauren was our server. She was splendid. She answered all of our questions & provided some insight to the food too. The seafood is hands down some of the best we have had. And the steak is medium rare, just the way we like it. Thank you for a wonderful night. We will be back again!
Great food, great service, a little costly but I'll be back.
Nice view of the Mississippi River and good service.
Every time I eat at TWF, I feel that it's the best meal I've ever eaten........ That's pretty amazing.
Very nice restaurant. Sat out on the patio. Food, drink, and service was great.
Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, and our meals were excellent, great dining experience!
We enjoyed a very nice lunch, with out of town friends. They thoroughly enjoyed the food, the view and the ambiance. Food is always reliably good and the menu is varied and interesting. My friend raved about the fresh pear salad. I enjoyed the latest salmon entree.
It was my son’s birthday and wanted to treat him to a special meal. The meal and the service was fantastic!
The Waterfront is such a great place to dine. We enjoyed the steak and shrimp, both cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the Proveleta as an appetizer. It was so flavorful and is enough for 4 to split. We also enjoyed the music on the patio afterwards and a walk along the river to digest our wonderful meal.
We normally love the Waterfront but the meals were not so good this time. The risotto was very salty and just very ordinary and the fish was also just so so. We were very disappointed this time.
We ate inside in the lovely dining room . We had a fabulous dinner and a wonderful attentive server named Lauren. It was our last night in LaCrosse and it couldn’t have been more memorable . It couldn’t have been better !
Best fine food in La Crosse. We go every year and it never disappoints. Great overall experience. AMAZING food. Ask for server Cole.
Our server, Ian, was terrific. He recommended a wine that both my wife and I thought was the best we had sampled in many months. When an error occured with my wife's steak, Ian imediately apologized and correctected the problem. These things happen, even in the best restaurants, from time to time. The real gauge of service is how a restaurant reacts to theae circumstances. It was professional and immediate. Overall, a wonderful experience.
Nice dinner during our weekend trip to La Crosse. We have dinner here every time we’re in town!
The service and food was excellent. I added scallops to my meal that were cooked perfectly, which can't always be said with most restaurants. I've only been here a few times as I recently just moved to the area, but this is by far my favorite place to eat. I was impressed with the wait staff, they were knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating (fixed a salad I had since I didn't like pecans on it immediately), and attentive. Might be added to my top 10 favorite restaurants of all time, not just the area.
The service and food at The Waterfront are likely the best in LaCrosse. While it’s more expensive than most of the other downtown restaurants, you absolutely get what you pay for. This will continue to be our favorite place to eat on those special occasion date nights.
Had a beautiful evening with excellent food. The cheese board was exceptional!