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B.J. Wentker’s Historic Fine Dining

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230 Milwaukee Ave, Burlington, WI 53105-1800
+1 262-767-1514
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here in mid February when he was in town for business and we returned last week because we enjoyed it so much. Live music and half price bottles of wine on Wednesdays make it even better! The staff is friendly and the food is wonderful!

1 Thank jconcienne
Burlington, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this fine restaurant several times. The history of the building is amazing, the decor preserved, with a very fine bar. The menu changes every so often but it is always delicious with nice portions (not too small, not too big). There is an extensive beer/wine/spirits menu as well. On occasion we have enjoyed live music while... More 

1 Thank Sandra O
Burlington wi
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very good food; the lobster was great. Excellent fish fry. Top shelf bourbons. Lovely historic place, from the Italian tile floor to the mahogany bar.

1 Thank Amy W
Burlington, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Cozy place with historical atmosphere and excellent food! Our waitress was super nice and informative too! Will be back!

2 Thank ashley16nicole
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We used to love this beautiful resturant! Came from out of town specifically to eat at this place. The bartender had to read a recipe to make a moscow mule, and told us she hadn't bartended in months, very un professional, on to the waitress who was probably the worst we've every had, she would disappear for 20 minutes at... More 

1 Thank Shelley N
Richardson, Texas
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183 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch, including stuffed lobster roll for very reasonable price. Nice menu, with evening offerings appearing to be quite ambitious. Take time to read historical info on menu. It will make you appreciate to decor, which dates back over 100 years.

1 Thank Lee F
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206 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful setting for a dinner with long time friends. Our dinners were so good. My salmon was cooked perfectly with a delicious asparagus risotto. It came with a salad and house made parmesan peppercorn dressing. Great hot bread with butter and roasted garlic rounded out the meal. A definite thumbs up from me.

1 Thank Barbara S
Burlington, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Local tavern with a fine dining fare. Historical atmosphere is fantastic. great place to take clients or pamper that special someone to a more elaborate dinner. Food is delicious, however menu choices and accompanying prices seem to be met for the traveler and not the local patronage. If you are just going for beers or cocktails, or if you are... More 

1 Thank WayneBush
Eagle, Wisconsin
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

It had been a number of years since we visited, under previous ownership we vowed not to return. Had a reservation for three on a Saturday night we were seated right away and greeted in a warm manner. Our server greeted us and took our drink orders. The wine selection is moderate and an OK selection. We enjoyed the menu... More 

2 Thank Hopman_333
lake geneva
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 5:30. Made us sit at a high table in the bar which my husband or 81 yr old mom didn't enjoy. I did ask for a regular lower table but they said all taken or reserved. My food was ok, hubby didn't like fish fry and my Mom liked her fish a lot. Waiter was very pleasant and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Steakhouse, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Milwaukee Ave, Burlington, WI 53105-1800
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 262-767-1514

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?