Sopra Bistro

4.1
1205 reviews
$30 and under
American
Sopra, an American Bistro, opened in the spring of 2008 with the goal of serving fresh and delicious Italian-American bold flavored foods, with global influence, in a fun and lively setting that makes our guests feel at home from the moment they walk in the door. Located on Main Street in the heart of downtown, Sopra Bistro combines the laid back atmosphere of Lake Geneva with the dynamic feel of Lincoln Park, Chicago.
The warm wooden barstools, chairs and tables create a harmonious balance of elegant American bistro and a comfortable neighborhood bar.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1205 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Everything was way over salted. Food was not worth the money. Grilled Salmon came with fingerling potatoe salad. I asked for mashed potatoes instead and they said they couldn’t do any substitutions. Desserts were just gelato. Very unimpressed and too expensive.

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Fusebuddy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the grilled octopus appetizer, the char on there is the best. Two of us had the rainbow trout special and the other two had lamb shank and chop specials. All four left very satisfied. Michelle provided great service. I highly recommend Sopra!

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vipStuart
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our waitress Alisa was absolutely wonderful. Answered all our questions, very knowledgeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

New waitstaff. We understand this. Nothing gluten free and mostly pasta. Noise level Loud. Food good.

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vipCarolynR
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

It took us over 1 hour to get our drinks! At least we were kept in the loop. We were told they were having issues with their computers. Food was very good when we finally got it about 1.5 hours after we sat down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Absolutely ill equipped to service their clientele. The food took 2 hours to arrive. They were unprofessional, full of excuses, and untrained. They wanted their clients to have pity on them while paying for a pricey night out. Definitely skip this one!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. I went for a night out to myself, as my fiancé and stepson were both gone, and it was perfect.
Staff was great, food was out of this world and I made a new friend while seated at the bar!
I will definitely be back soon

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DavidO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining experience. Would recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly, aesthetically pleasing and clean. The food options all sounded great. Everything came as ordered but felt like

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vipSparks
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was slow and the food was mediocre. My meal came with charred broccolini which was burned so badly and smelled horrible that we asked for it to be removed. The food once arrived was mildly warm and just ok. Would not recommend it to others

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patty was wonderful and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Good service. Fairly limited menu but overall I would recommend. Expect to spend $100+ for 2 people.

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MauraKM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Michelle was a wonderful server! Loved the menu selection. We started at the bar and had apps and drinks, our bartender was very friendly and attentive.

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DanaS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Sent food back, pasta with cream sauce was watered down and no flavor

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TaylorW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specials are always fantastic! We have never had a disappointing meal or experience here!

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vipRachelE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We love Sopra. The food is always great. Our sever began the evening telling us that she was being forced to wear a mask by the owner and she wasn’t happy about it. She was not vaccinated. Not a great way to start the dining experience. I will definitely go back as we really enjoy the food. I will inform the owner and request another server if we have her again. I know that staff is hard to find now but it really ruined the atmosphere.

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vipThomasA
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Second time we have been. Good not great…. Tuna tartar appetizer was very good. Salmon entree was over cooked. Trout special was good - served with ‘Cajun fries’ which are simply French fries. Service was good. Very friendly waitress. Music way to loud for the type of dining.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were sat between 2

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vipMarieB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our service was fantastic and most of our group of 5 were very pleased with the food. The rainbow trout was especial great - per our server recommendation. Drinks were delish. Nice place for an enjoyable evening.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience at Sopra! The menu is interesting, fresh, and delicious. I had the charred caesar salad and it was fab! Asked for it without anchovies and the first time those little fishies were right there. So asked for one without and could tell they made a brand new salad, didn't just pluck them off. I had the spaghetti with burrata and that was to die for. My husband loved his sausage bolognese. The service was quite good. We will be back again to try some more of the wonderful dishes we couldn't get to!

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vipMandersin
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server Alyssa was great. She’s the reason I’m give a four star rating. The food was as well. You all were short staffed but the other staff aside from the servers could have helped more. Noticed a lot of people walking around but not checking tables. Bartender stayed right behind the bar. It was not full. He could have picked up some of the slack to help the wait staff.

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vipMela526
Chicago
388 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A great find for us in Lake Geneva. Went for out first time and food was very good. The scallops were cooked perfectly and nicely presented. The service was quite friendly but a bit on the slow side. We were warned when we sat down that it may be the case. It was quite busy. But I would go again as the food was really quite nice. So different from most of the downtown restaurants for sure.

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vipMetnco
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant was crowded and noisy. Our server was inattentive and our food took over 30 minutes. There was an extremely loud table nearby but the acoustics were bad in general. The food is excellent but if you prefer a quieter dining experience, I’d recommend avoiding this place on a busy night.

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vipJojo
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food every time!

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MarlaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The menu was good (plus 9 specials!) And the food was delicious. I highly recommend Sopra.

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Leelend
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I tried the beet appetizer and there was not even a whole beet in it. It was all lettuce. Overall, it was a Meh experience.

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GaleM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Lake Geneva!!

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StevenL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience in Lake Geneva! Our server was attentive but not obtrusive. She helped make the night special! We started with well prepared cocktails. We moved to the very tasty lobster wontons. Lots of lobster that was well balanced with a great sweet Thai chili sauce. I had the Bucatini with nice sized shrimp and again a well balanced perfectly spiced dish! The scallops were perfectly seared on an incredible roasted corn purée, another well balanced dish! The Chef really knows how to present unique rifts on some incredible dishes. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was great and food was delicious! We had the tuna tartare, scallops and Bucatini with shrimp. The table though was very uncomfortable which is weird ha it was a four too but there was not enough room for our legs due to the giant table legs. I am 5’4 120lbs so not a big person. Our server was awesome though! And the food was worth the uncomfortable seat this time.

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KarenM
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took visitors here for dinner. It was our first visit and we will definitely be back. Alyssa was our server and dis a great job. Food was amazing with lots of interesting choices.

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ValU
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. Portions on the smaller size. Service not so great - they were very busy.

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vipkathys
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacific fish was great, as were the chicken farfalle and the shrimp bucatini. Intimate space with great food!

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pinklady
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visiting Lake Geneva for a family vacation. Parents and adult children and significant others. 6 in our party. Our server let us know she was new. No issues with us - appreciate the heads up. It’s not a big restaurant but it was busy. Server also mentions that chef is off that day and they are out of several dishes we tried to order. It was a 6:30 reservation, so seemed early to be running out of things. Overall, things seemed a bit stressed among the staff that evening (Tuesday night). Great wine and appetizers. Burrata really nice. Entrees were mixed. Two in our party couldn’t get their first choice because they were out. The penne was over the top spicy (2 of us ordered it). Menu made no mention of a spice level. The spice lovers in our group agreed it should have been noted after tasting the dish themselves. Service was pretty mediocre. With a $500 tab, we expected more.

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JohnY
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

No acoustic absorption. Terrible noise level. Would appreciate all staff wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great! Food was a little spicy for Italian for me and the drinks were just ok. The table next to us was very loud and their conversation carried. I think the atmosphere could be improved, but overall it was a nice dinner with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome! Food was super good!! Sad they didn’t have Brussel sprouts but all the food was amazing. The painkiller drink was soooo good and the carafe of st. germaine is worth every penny. We will definitely be back!

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Heather
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My husband and I overall had a good meal. The noise level was too much for me. Our server was obviously inexperienced and nervous which you can't fault her for. All of the wait staff was working hard. They were out of several items on their menu. The Brussels sprouts salad was excellent. My rock fish was tasty but the corn salsa and the side sauce were cold which detracted from the hot fish. My husband enjoyed the Bucatini, but it was too spicy 🔥for me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good. Waitress so so had to ask for bread. Loud in general. Celebrating 2 occasions never mentioned even though I put in comments we came for that. Hostess wanted to put us at table right behind her station said no and we were first ones in restaurant when it opened didn’t realize you had to request a seat by window and it wasn’t really that crowded because of weather. Will go back maybe.

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AlbertK
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

This place was so noisy that my ears hurt this AM. they need noise abatement. We waited an hour for our dinners and the place was not busy. Can’t explained that.

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WilliamC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Server was very chaotic. Food was ok, but not worth the price. Plenty of other options in the area with better menu and better service.

FAQs

Sopra Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 249-0800.

Sopra Bistro is rated 4.1 stars by 1205 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.