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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (45 reviews)
“lavash” (6 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
328 Front St S, 328 Front St S, 54601, La Crosse, Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI 54601-4023
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Waterfront is an amazing fine dining experience. The atmosphere is soothing with the river flowing in front of you. The food is spectacular. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 4 days ago

No way to really describe the beauty, beverage and food on the open Waterfront patio in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Roof can be open or closed and heat provided on cool Spring and Fall nights. $5 burger special and $3 beers from 3-6 p.m....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lansingontheriver
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Waterfront has alwsys been excellent. My husband ordered sea bass however and portion size was small and fish was mushy. My tenderloin was superb. Friendly staff but was sliw asking if we would like more water or additional drink.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 4 days ago

There were eight of us dining and the service and quality of the food were superior. The bar and restaurant were charming and the waitstaff top-notch!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank poodletime
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food as always is very creatively presented and a delight to eat . The waitstaff are always friendly and accommodating here , very helpful with any dietary needs . One of my favorite reasons to dine here though besides the beautiful decor is the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank klenth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in LaCrosse for our 40th. anniversary and decided to try The Waterfront for lunch. The decor is elegant, the music is subdued but very nice, and the whole environment was relaxing and comfortable. We were seated immediately (it was 2PM so...) and given...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Woodsguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in LaCrosse for work and after a long day of meetings we searched for Dining options near the area. We were not disappointed at all when we arrived, the service was great, location is perfect especially during sunset time! The staff was super...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kim A
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kim, Thank you for your review and visit! La Crosse is a great city to visit anytime of the year and we always have a great view for you! The sunsets are most fabulous from our outdoor patio in the warmer months. We hope...More

Reviewed December 12, 2018

Excellent food and wonderful service. Very nice restaurant for a dinner date. Expensive, but worth it for a very nice night out.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MinnesotaGirl1234
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Waterfront is my favorite! From the lavash to soup to seafood pasta, and creme brûlée- amazing? Every time!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shobi N
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great service and food Sat in the bar area. Only problem was a guy did nothing but drop the f' word the whole time near us. Finally had to say something as there was a mother and daughter near us and she was getting upset...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank IceFishingGuy1
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Diane H
May 27, 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
August 22, 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.
David M
July 23, 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
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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
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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