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Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern

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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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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 16:00 - 23:30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a younger customer on a date with my boyfriend. The staff treated us respectfully despite being teenagers. They treated us like adults and were very polite. We had never been there before and they informed us about the menu choices. They put Cheers to love in chocolate on the plate of our desserts! It was so thoughtful and... More 

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Thank Mark C
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Mark, We are so happy that you enjoyed your first experience with TWF! Thank you for the review and we hope that you will visit us again. More 

Garland, Texas
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147 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on my last night. Wish I had done so on my first. Lovely salmon. Atmosphere. Missed my spouse during dinner but was glad I did not have to share my dessert! A first for me. Worth every penny and then some. Will definitely be back I'd I am in town again. Skip all others and eat here!

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Thank Jenn Q
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4/13/2017 Today we had a wonderful day at lunch.The food was excellant and the dessert was out of this world. But my main reason for this letter is our waitress ERIKA above all She was excellent by all means Her customer realationship was above and beyond. What a wonderful young woman. Again Thankyou Erika for making our day a great... More 

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Thank 887edward
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We are extremely proud of our staff they work very hard and provide excellent knowledge to our guests of our menu items. We are truly blessed! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started our evening in the lounge for happy hour, one of the best in town BTW. TWF recently remodeled both lounge and restaurant , very comfy seats and pleasing decor. Have to say though, not thrilled with the bench seating along the back windows which block the view of the river unless your standing. We had an early seating at... More 

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TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

We are so delighted that you enjoyed the last of this seasons wine pairing dinners here at TWF. Our staff does invest a tremendous amount of time in learning about the food and wine we serve at each of these events and we are happy that our guests enjoy and recognize it. Our next season of wine pairing dinners will... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were out to celebrate her birthday and the Waterfront was more than accommodating. We had a delicious meal that was suggested by our server, Brittney. She was lovely and informative. We will certainly visit the Waterfront again the next time they are in town!

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TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Waterfront and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner at this upscale restaurant. Looking out over Mississippi River with fresh seafood was quite the treat. Reservations preferred but didn't have one and was quickly seated. McKenna was an amazing waitress with good suggestions - Shrimp and Scallops were exceptional - well worth it

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Redwood Falls, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business dinner and had a reserved room. Staff was excellent and their steaks were great, pretty extensive list of appetizers, dinner options, and a full bar ready to serve with their hospitality!!!

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Thank SWMN_33
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review! Our private dining room is a great option for small groups of 15 and under. We also have private rooms for larger groups. We hope to serve you again in the future. More 

Onalaska, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing! The ambience, river view, friendly staff, and outstanding food score a 5 out of 5 for me, which doesn't happen very often. The price is relatively high, but I can handle it as long as it's justifiable based off of the total dining experience. I'll definitely be eating here more often.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered the Valentine's dessert special. This dessert was creative & enjoyable. Always love the raspberry mojito.

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Thank Heather B
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

There is something special about The Waterfront, whether I'm there on a Wednesday for the Sushi evening, or sitting outside on the deck in the summer months enjoying a glass of wine with a view of the Mississippi River. The service is nearly always excellent unless they are insanely busy, but then who minds exhibiting a little patience when in... More 

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Thank CaroleUK2
TheWaterfr0nt, Director of Sales at Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Carole, We always enjoy hosting you. We can not wait to begin Patio season here at The Waterfront. We will see you out there! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
16:00 - 23:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?