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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Wisconsin

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Wisconsin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Round Lake Farms at Ariens Nordic Center restaurant
4.7
4.7 (15)
$31 to $50
American
Brillion
About the restaurant
Among the hills of Ariens Nordic Center is a stunning venue in the heart of Wisconsin
Round Lake Farms is the perfect premier venue for community events, corporate events, special occasions, and weddings in Northeast Wisconsin.

Imagine your event on 400 acres of Wisconsin countryside, overlooking quaint Round Lake with stunning views of rolling hills and breathtaking sunsets.

Round Lake Farms features a large gathering room with stunning fireplaces, a cocktail reception space, a full-service bar, a wine tasting room with a wine cellar in a historic barn silo, an executive meeting room, a bridal suite, stunning lake views, a large pier for great photo opportunities and more.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Was hands down the best mother's Day brunch we've had in well over 5 or 6 years. Tried different places all around our area in Appleton, Wisconsin and this was the best. Great staff! Great food, great ambiance.
A photo of Paoli Schoolhouse American Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (867)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Madison
About the restaurant
Paoli Schoolhouse American Bistro is located on the banks of the Sugar River in Paoli, WI. The Schoolhouse was built in 1864 and was converted into a restaurant in 2008. We pride ourselves in supporting local vendors and ingredients to bring you the best quality dishes.

Enjoy a meal in our beautiful bistro or on the deck/patio as weather permits. We have a great selection of wine, cocktails, and carry a variety of domestic and craft beers.

The Schoolhouse is also a great venue for small events - micro weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, and any other celebrations!
Top review
ThePinkAndManly
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Delicious food, great service, and an awesome location. We’ll be coming back!
A photo of The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1177)
$31 to $50
American
La Crosse
About the restaurant
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
Thank you for supporting local businesses!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
We love the atmosphere and the food is always delicious
A photo of The Charmant Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (898)
$30 and under
French American
La Crosse
About the restaurant
The Charmant Restaurant serves rustic french–inspired cuisine in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Utilizing the best of the season’s offerings, the dishes emerging from the open kitchen are fresh, simple, and down-to-earth. The Restaurant is open seven days a week for brunch, and dinner Monday through Saturday. The Private Dining Room inside The Restaurant seats 14 for tasteful gatherings. Take in the spectacular view of downtown La Crosse on the seasonal Rooftop Terrace (open May-September), and enjoy hand crafted beverages in the Lobby Lounge seven days a week.
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EricP
Dined 3 days ago
Great spot to celebrate important occasions. They never disappoint
A photo of Walnut Room - Hotel Northland - Green Bay restaurant
4.6
4.6 (409)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Green Bay
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Hotel Northland’s own Walnut Room. Original to the Hotel and dating to 1924, the Bar and Restaurant decor transports patrons back in time. Honoring American history while embracing the contemporary, the Walnut Room Bar features hand-crafted unique cocktails and other beverages. Offering a bar menu of drinks prepared with fresh squeezed juices, made on-site syrups, and reminiscent of the 1920’s. Also serving muddled Wisconsin Old Fashioneds.

The Walnut Room bar features an extensive wine list numbering 200 varieties. Wine is available by the glass or full bottle. The Bar has a by the glass program along with a high end coravin program.

Ten Draft Beers from around the world and around the corner.

Appetizers available for purchase and enjoyment at the Bar. Join us and let us make the Walnut Room your new go to place. Sit back, relax and enjoy weekdays or weekends
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
We had a great time celebrating our anniversary. Our server Nicole provided excellent service, and our food was delicious! We will definitely be back for dinner again.
A photo of Barringer's Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (540)
$50 and over
American
Fish Creek
About the restaurant
Barringers offers a wide variety of fresh seafood and steak options in a bright and modern steakhouse setting. Enjoy a classic cocktail or carefully selected wine at our comfortable open-air bar or outside on our spacious patio. Our upstairs loft offers a private dining experience for smaller groups. Our generous portions, friendly staff, and warm environment can be found a short walk from the marina in the heart of Fish Creek.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Green goddess salad outstanding. Fried perch inedible. But we loved the salad.
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A photo of Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5707)
$50 and over
French
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro is honoring history’s French chefs and cuisine while elevating the approach to ‘Haute Bistro’ cooking, bringing both classic recipes as well as signature dishes. Our team is excited to take guests on a culinary journey to France, either through our four-course or a la carte dining experience.

Reservations are recommended, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late.
Top review
JoeD
Dined 4 days ago
This was a birthday and anniversary celebration — we both ordered the special with wine pairings — the food was only exceeded by the service — our server was Dot, she was wonderful as were the two hostesses that checked us in - the table location was just wheat I asked for — all very good
A photo of Van Acre restaurant
4.8
4.8 (389)
$31 to $50
American
Wausau
About the restaurant
Van Acre, A Wausau Experience.

A community with deep roots and a story to tell, Wausau is the kind of place to discover and make your own. This goes for anyone who wanders these parts from near or far. Whether you’re from here or took a road that led here. Whether you’re here for the moment or for a lifetime. Van Acre is a restaurant and bar that echoes this spirit.

Located within the one of a kind Hilton Garden Inn Wausau, our heart for homegrown hospitality comes to life with authentic food and drink, a captivating space and passionate team. Our menu is inspired by the region with seasonal rustic fare served alongside classic and creative cocktails, craft brews and a curated wine list.

No matter what your journey, we invite you to savor all that is put on your table and enjoy each other’s company along the way.
Top review
Annib
Dined 5 days ago
The beverage menu at the bar is very good. The food was outstanding as was the service. Thank you for the birthday dessert and card. Can't wait to return.
A photo of Cafe Calamari restaurant
4.8
4.8 (945)
$31 to $50
Italian
Williams Bay
About the restaurant
Café Calamari is a fine dining establishment serving upscale Italian fare in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Guests can enjoy a view of Geneva Lake in an elegant seating area where professional staff members offer an extensive menu of authentic Italian Cuisine.

At Café Calamari, you can start with an appetizer of Tuscan Ribs, flash-fried Calamari or Caprese Salad. Move on to a main course of Honey Pear Pork Chop, Three Cheese Tortellini, Sicilian Encrusted Filet, or grilled Chilean Sea Bass.Vegetarians can enjoy seasonal vegetable choices every day as well as Strudel Al Quattro Formaggi, Bruschetta Al Pomodoro and more at Café Calamari. Every day, the chef highlights a different special, so be sure to stop by often to see what new specials and drinks we have to offer!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Our server, Theresa, was superb, very attentive and spent time explaining the menu choices
A photo of Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (800)
$31 to $50
American
Appleton
About the restaurant
Appleton RiverDome reservation can be made online by visiting the RiverDome page at FratellosWaterfront.com
We are sorry, we can not take reservations for patio seating during the patio season.

Please continue to support our independently owned restaurants and employees.

Uncork the fun at Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant. The award-winning wines are perfect for getting the party started or a quiet nightcap after a delicious Fratellos meal. The casual, spacious dining room has magnificent views on the Fox River, or surround yourself with the sights and sounds of a cascading waterfall while you and your friends party on the quaint patio. Go with the flow at Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant.
Top review
LucasH
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, great atmosphere, overall amazing experience. First timers and we will definitely be back. Highly recommend!
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