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Red Circle Inn
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Nashotah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Watertown Plank Road
Description: Nestled in the heart of "Lake Country" just 30 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Oldest Restaurant continues its 163 year storied tradition of fine cuisine and hospitality. Be it a fresh fillet of fish or seafood, an in-house center-cut butchered steak, prime veal or creative Bistro "Small Plates" at our bar, your table and our fine cuisine is waiting. Spirits, assorted brews, wine by the bottle and over 25 by the glass from sparklers to big reds with insured freshness due to our special wine system, await your selection. Be it an intimate table of two, a private dinner for 10 or a grand event for 250, please join us at our critically acclaimed Inn.
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. What else could you want....maybe giving away $20 bills? Whether eating at the bar or anywhere in the restaurant it's great. Prices are not cheap but like most things in life...you get what you pay for. Servers are happy, friendly (even funny) and efficient. Have eaten here numerous times and never disappointed. The owner is usually making the rounds, friendly and his attention to detail is evident in all aspects. Their small bistro dishes are excellent (love the crab cakes and gulf shrimp with manichego grits).

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is the oldest restaurant in Wisconsin, dating back to 1848 and the days of beer baron, Frederick Pabst. This is located West of Milwaukee in lake country near Oconomowoc. The restaurant and bar have been renovated. We ordered steaks, lamb chops and a beef Wellington. Food was excellent, steaks were great, although mine could have been a little more rare. Vegetable sides were cooked perfectly and my side order of mushrooms were the best I've had. We were all celebrating birthdays so our server brought us a creme brûlée and chocolate toffee for dessert. Had a very enjoyable dinner. Entrees come with house salad or the soup du hour. Highly recommend the drive out there.

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Norman E, Manager at Red Circle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Happy Birthdays!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your evening! The toffee is the most addictive thing ever and we make it in house! :)

-Jeannie

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Food was great. Service was excellent. We had the shrimp cocktail. Entrees were the ravioli, duck salmon and halibut. This is the definition of fine dining.

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Thank James G
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Norman E, Manager at Red Circle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you so much! We truly pride ourselves in exceeding our guests expectations!

-Jeannie

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The Red Circle is historic , well located in the lake country and a lot of fun, particularly in the bar area where the tables are much sought after. The food is excellent. We frequently order fish which is always fresh and well prepared. The steaks are also quite good. In the bar area, they offer a small plate menu which is quite varied with several excellent choices. There is often entertainment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the bar which is good fun particularly if you enjoy music from the Sinatra era.
All in all, one of the very best choices in Lake Country.

Thank havanaduck
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Norman E, Manager at Red Circle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how you feel! Wednesday nights in the bar are fun, fun, fun and lively! We strive to be the best in everything we do!

-Jeannie

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Best food ever!! Had dinner here with friends it was amazing! The soufles are amazing. I had the halibut that was so amazing I can't find the right words for how impressed I was..best food ever!

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Norman E, Manager at Red Circle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!! We really appreciate it!!!

-Jeannie

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