Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort

4.1
317 reviews
$30 and under
American
The newly renovated Grand Cafe features a new seasonal menu inspired by the restaurant's impressive outdoor views. Offering even more seating and a large central banquette, the Grand Cafe offers quality food in a casual setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grand Cafe is located on the 1300 acre Grand Geneva Resort, just a short drive from downtown Lake Geneva.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 317 People Are Saying
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4.2
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TinaP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Tables too close together you feel like you’re in the next tables conversations. Ran out of appetizers that were on the menu, waitstaff forgot to bring the nonalcoholic beverages. Small portions for the price of the entrees with no salad, soup or bread to go with the meal. Very disappointed. We had much better experiences in previous years.

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micheld
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good, but pricey. Not a lot of variety or much for kids on menu.

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cjvroo
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Maybe because they are near the front door there were a lot of flies in the dining area it was something that was troubling to us while we were dining- the kids burgers came without condiments no lettuce or tomato or onion just a plain cheese burger isn’t someplace we will return maybe in the winter w/o the flies

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vipZoydW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our server Dulce was a great. She very helpful and polite. Even when members of our party had switched seats before the food was served, she still served the order correctly.
The food, was, in my opinion, mediocre. I had a sirloin strip steak. I asked for medium well and it came back medium-ish I’d have sent it back but we had already waited about 55 minutes from appetizers arriving and being eaten to our food being served. The restaurant itself wasn’t that busy, it seemed the kitchen was slow/understaffed/under trained. Anyway, if we’re ever back at the resort, we might try it again for something other than dinner.

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LibCat21
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great choice if you're staying at Grand Geneva Resort. It's in the lobby so it can get a bit loud if there's a large conference checking in or grabbing cocktails in the lounge. But the food and service are mostly great. We had oatmeal for breakfast, which was tepid the first day, but creamy. The second day we specifically asked for it hot & it was much better. At dinner, I had the shrimp po' boy, which was delicious. I'd skip the carrot cake unless you want something very dense & heavy. Good, but too heavy.

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Tilla
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The chairs are extremely extremely difficult to move
Delicious burgers!

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vipLaura
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our server kind of forgot about us. After our meal never asked if we wanted anything else and we waited a very long time to get our bill. I was very disappointed in the service

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RickD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We were promptly seated for our 7:30 pm reservation and waited 15 minutes for wait staff to take our drink order. We made the mistake of ordering an appetizer before ordering dinner, and the drinks and appetizer arrived 15 minutes later. Wait staff returned to take our dinner order 15 minutes later (they must work in quarter hours). Dinner was delivered an hour later. At least it was warm. Grand Geneva hasn’t been able to fully staff up since opening back up, and it really shows in their restaurant service.

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Superman
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view and excellent food.

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LenJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed are dining out at the Grand Cafe. We had a variety of entrees including the buffet. All the food was very good. The service was great and the atmosphere was quiet, upscale, and had a great view. We will come back.

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AngelaO
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and pleasant service! Table was ready right away, and the food came out quickly. Also appreciated my free birthday dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary

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DaddyBob
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, our server Kelly was attentive but not intrusive.
Feel bread or rolls should have been provided with prime rib dinner and also a salad or soup.

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Wonderful
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Overall had a very nice time. Was our family Christmas Eve dinner that we annually hold but normally in downtown chicago. Since Illinois is closed down we decided to head to the grand Geneva. Service was outstanding, food was good, a bit pricey but was a special occasion. We will go back again to try out the chophouse.

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Aicul
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service very good, practiced covid precautions well. Only thing was the water tasted very metallic or either too much chlorine. Otherwise, highly recommend

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hbk7
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and brussel sprouts were to die for! My husband had chicken which was also delicious.

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HelenD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal. The food was excellent and we had great service. The environment was quiet so it was easy to have a conversation.

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JeffreyD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best fish fries around! Service was awesome and the atmosphere was incredible. Definitely recommend the Grand Cafe to anyone visiting the Lake Geneva area.

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vipNone
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant and staff were very good
The food was excellent and the service we received was really good.
Overall the experience was nice and the holiday atmosphere was fun
Thanks

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Sybil
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and impeccable service. Food was delicious and very tasty.

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vipMelissaW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was nice. The food was very good. Only bad thing was we were seated right behind the bar in the restaurant. Some of the bar guests were using inappropriate language with our 10 year seated at our table.

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Natalie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. The food was OUTSTANDING. Will definitely dine here again.

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maryp
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday prime rib was outstanding along with the Brussel sprouts!

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vipFrequentdiner
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the Cafe for about 10 years. We were pleasantly surprised. Everything was excellent! We had the ribs and split a side salad (plenty big for 2). Everything was well prepared, hot, and delicious. Our wait staff was very attentive. All in all, this was a good choice for a Saturday evening dinner. We live in Lake Geneva and will be back.

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MTST
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Few options for Gluten Free food . . not even the steak was a GF option, making me think they sous vide foods . . . they did some subs for my order and the garlic pototo was very runny. Asparagus was charred but tasty. Salmon was perfect.

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PeterS
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!
Wonderful service!!
Tremendous view!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice service

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SusanM
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the kale salad! We had it twice during our stay. We also had the burger and BLT. Both were delicious! Dessert. Cheesecake was so good that we had that twice. Carrot cake was very good. Breakfast was very nice. Everything was delicious!!!

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Grrrrr
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Miss the buffet
Would be nice to offer choice of potato rather than rice ??
And vegetable as well??

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Mark
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great atmosphere especially considering the COVID 19 limitations.

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CathyH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs were amazing. So was the chicken. And affordable as well

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Anonymous
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

I come to the Grand Cafe specifically for the Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings. Even when I am not staying in residence, I specifically drive to the Grand Geneva for this. I was incredibly disappointed to find that the buffet has been discontinued. Although the staff was outstanding and service was superb and the staff was most apologetic that the buffet was canceled, I was disappointed. While I completely understand the Covid scare, I sincerely hope that this dining event will return. Personally, I believe it to be a very bad business decision to eliminate this dining experience. Although the food was still good, it can not hold a candle to the buffet.

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Woody
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Class act by everyone - servers, bartenders and chefs.

Drinks and food were excellent!

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vipFOODIE
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

My wife and I cam here for her 60th birthday. What an enormous disappointment. Prime Rib and Seafood buffet. Very, very poor. The prime rib was okay, overseasoned, but okay. The rest of the buffet was just terrible. The other dishes, were some salad offerings. Peel and eat shrimp were mushy. Frozen, thawed, frozen, thawed. Nothing special. There was some sort of Cod which looked bad, and a seafood pasta, that had no seafood in it, a chicken dish that looked bad, steamed green beans and mashed potatoes. That was your buffet. The waiter, who was very efficient and friendly, said that the crab was made to order in the kitchen. We each ordered a portion. Ever heard of King snow crab or queen crab. This was young prince crab. So small, that you probably had to eat 15 pounds of the stuff to get 1 pound of meat. Ridiculous and very disappointing. We would never return for this CRAP!!!

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TammyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointed in the selection for children as well as the prime rib was very well done. was not happy with the buffet

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Anonymous
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Geneva was hosting a dance convention on this day so the place was really hopping and busy. This did not faze the dining or wait staff at all. Everything was smooth and efficient. Food was excellent. My server Lisa was superb. She knows whats what and juggles everything like a pro. Great place for great service.

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KirkA
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quick seating, excellent service, and the buffet met everyone’s needs

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MarieN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every restaurant at this resort is fabulous. The Cafe Grand is a great place for delicious breakfasts and the amazing buffet!

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KatieS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family enjoyed the prime rib and seafood buffet, especially the snow crab! Dessert table was expansive. My kids liked the kids table as well as the adult selections. kaytie was a top notch server.

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Grand Cafe-Grand Geneva Resort is rated 4.1 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.