The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern
Great night. Tasty food.
RUINED MY BIRTHDAY DINNER !!! The worst "upscale" dining experience of all time!!
My Husband and I have dined here before and this place has most certainly gone down hill!! From the awful wait staff and poor information to the lack of Proper Presentation and food quality this is the last place I would ever choose to come again!!
Clearly both the kitchen staff and the waitstaff do not know the importance of presentation in a place like this. Furthermore they most certainly do not know the differences in cuts of meat and their USDA Grading!! When your online menu and in person menu don't match up and then you lie to your customers about how ALL STEAK ITEMS ARE USDA CHOICE, and the waitstaff states that not all of the steak entrees are not USDA, you have lied to your customer, both on you website, open table and on your in-house menu. Also the cut of steak my husband ordered was clearly not the cut presented at the table along with the entree being cooked wrong. Also, the waiter paid ZERO ATTENTION to our table and My Chicken (Belle & Evans) Dish was over cooked in what appeared to be a sauce that was not reduced what so ever and was uneatable. This was not even the Beginning the waiter we had was RUDE, ARROGANT AND CONDESCENDING. Lastly, the waiter that we had did not recognize my birthday as an individual or refill our beverages without request, nor did they acknowledge my questions regarding an accommodating dessert menu and was quick to cut me off while I was speaking. I have had many Fine dining experiences allover the country and this takes the cake for the WORST EXPERIENCE OF ALL TIME!!
We always try to dine at the Waterfront when we are visiting LaCrosse. It never disappoints. The food is excellent and the service is impeccable!
Time and time again the Waterfront Restaurant in La Crosse exceeds expectations. Whether it be for happy hour in the bar, or business dinner in the dining room I have never been disappointed.
This past week we celebrated a business milestone for one of our team and his wife. The service was spot on, food was wonderful, and the setting perfect for conversation. I would highly recommend.
I always enjoy dining at Waterfront. I highly recommend it.
The Waterfront is our go to for special occasions. We appreciate their locally sourced options.
Very polite and genuine staff. The food was quality and the drink were well made. 👍🏻👍🏻
We had a wonderful evening! Exceeded our expectations. Our waiter (Terron) was awesome! He made great recommendations on every level! The evening was capped off with a great birthday surprise message from the bartender in my Brandy Alexander. Thank you!!!
Delicious food, excellent service, and an inviting ambiance make this a great choice when you want upscale dining. We enjoyed witnessing all of the staff efficiently working together.
Top notch service and good quality! Too bad we don't live closer!
Great waiter, lovely restaurant atmosphere. Wine was wonderful. The menu items were described well, but the execution was not there. Risotto was barely warm, must have sat out for a bit, and was so al dente that is stuck to your teeth. Potatoes undercooked as well. Not a great value...
We enjoy the place...and our waiter was numero uno!
Zack was one of the best waiters I ever dealt with - he was courteous, prompt, attentive and had every aspect of the menu and service memorized.
They have the best scallops in La Crosse. Always excellent food and service.
My husband and I had dinner here with another couple on Saturday night. The food was wonderful and the service was great. We spent about 3 hours at the restaurant and I didn't feel like they were trying to get us out so they could have our table. The wait staff was very attentive. Would love to go back in the summer and sit on the patio.
People and food were great! Made us feel very special for our anniversary.
It was very nice.
The food we order is either salty or the main meal. Hope to improve
We went here for our anniversary. Our server was so attentive and top notch. The food was all outstanding.
For the price of the food it is not worth a visit to the waterfront in my opinion. If I am paying over $50 on myself to dine for the night I expect the food to taste amazing. We ordered an appetizer of hot cheese and bread, it was only alright. My friend upgraded her salad to the pear and Gorgonzola salad and it looked no different than my included house salad. Then they brought out these strange super thin crispy flakes of “bread”. Maybe the place is just too fancy for me but I would have expected some actual bread with olive oil and balsamic or butter. Finally I ordered the salmon for my main course, the salmon itself was okay but it was served with beans, sun chokes and other unidentifiable vegetables soaked in a very sour lemon sauce. I only ate the salmon and left the rest. I was so excited to try this restaurant being new to the area but unfortunately left disappointed in the food. Besides the food, our service was fantastic, and our drinks were very good (pear and ginger martini). Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. The waiters all help each other to serve the customers and it made for a relaxing dining environment where the water glass was never empty!
Our raspberry mojitos were refreshing and quality rum. The Armenia flatbread was garlic butter was wonderful. All entrees were fresh and delicious.
The waitress was awesome. She answered all of questions regarding ingredients, how good was prepared and served. Such a delightful dinner.
Great patio; expert, personable service and wonderful food.
As always great food and service! We had a dietary issue to deal with today and the staff was great and cooked up a nice made to order dish to accommodate. It was wonderful! Thank you!
Very good food, the view was great. We enjoyed dinner very much. Generous liquor pour. Kasandra our waitress was very friendly and went out of her way to help us. Very nice young lady. We would return.
The young man who was our server, was outstanding in every way: knowledge, attentiveness, personality, sense of humor and warmth. I would return again because of him. Sorry I don’t have his name but he was a business major at UW-L and definitely an asset to the Waterfront.
Great for a special occasion or any time! Love it
My husband and I dined outside and had the most amazing and delicious meal we have had in a long time. I had the filet mignon Oscar style. My only complaint is that for $20, I only got 3 bite-sized pieces of crab. The steak tasted amazing. The béarnaise sauce was to die for, and the asparagus was cooked perfectly. My husband got the ribeye and said it was the best steak he’s ever had. The salads were tasty and so fresh! We can’t wait to go back.
We can always count of a fresh and healthy options. It is a comfortable, scenic and clean dining room.
Love this place.
Great experience. Loved everything about it. Total treat.
John was our waiter and he was AMAZING!! Great food and even better service.
Absolutely love this restaurant. I recommend this over the charmant next door to be honest.
You guys went the extra mile to make sure my Date and I had a wonderful evening.
Only thing I can think of is maybe bring dessert alittle faster in the future. Our coffee was sitting for a bit. But it was fine as we were happy regardless. 10/10
Food was absolutely amazing.
Dessert menu was disappointing as usual. Need some fresh flown in fish options beyond salmon. It’s halibut season! Try mahi-mahi or swordfish, something new instead of the same menu.
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We have fresh fish flown in a few times a week, in addition to our salmon we offer a market fish which changes daily, we have had both halibut and mahi in that rotation. If there is something you are looking for, you can always call a week ahead of your visit and we can see if we can get it in. We have our seasonal menu change the first week of October, I will share your feedback with the culinary team.
Delicious food and outstanding service. Highly recommend
Server was awesome. Very informative and just made it a pleasant experience.
My husband and I travel 3 hours to La Crosse primarily to dine at the Waterfront Tavern. So where do I begin to explain why? The setting along the river is beautiful. There are standards on the menu that never disappoint and featured menu items that are interesting, fresh and always delicious! And the service? The service is what first captured us! The wait staff know everything about the menu items. They make recommendations that are spot on and are willing to do whatever substitutions you would like. The chef is beyond compare and the wine list extensive. We are never rushed and feel like we are their only customers!
Zach was our waiter this time. He was new to us and though we missed our regular waitress Bekka he filled her shoes well. We’ll miss Bekka but look forward to many meals with Zach.
Thank you for consistently putting the Waterfront Tavern into our top 5 dining experiences ever!
The food is outstanding as usual. The service is always incredible. We had the best waiter, I wish we got his name! We love coming here every year to celebrate our anniversary!
Had lunch out on the patio with our family. The setting, service and food were excellent!!! We will definitely be coming back and highly recommend this lovely restaurant!!
The service was outstanding! Our server was polite, attentive and knowledgeable of both the menu and wine list.
The food was prepared as ordered and did not take long to arrive. This was my second visit. While the food was very good, and I would still recommend the Waterfront, it was not outstanding, as the price might lead you to believe.
A wonderful lunch in a beautiful setting. Sam was an outstanding server. Everyone left The Waterfront very pleased and looking forward to our next visit.
Food, service and value were all excellent. Need to make reservations because it is very busy on the weekend when we were here.