Wisconsin

Restaurants in Wisconsin

What It’s Like: On a bluff high above Lake Michigan, Lake Park Bistro serves sophisticated but unfussy French fare under the guidance of executive chef Adam Siegel, winner of the prestigious 2008 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the

The small-plate restaurant has great service, a proper wine program, and an impressive amaro selection.

The perfect spot for authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks overlooking the Wisconsin River. The Hurricane Rosa, a fruity, red rum punch, is the house specialty.

Enjoy pubby comfort food (think big burgers and serious salads). Weather permitting, grab a table on the outdoor patio.

The shop sells beer-and-cheese flights pairing Wisconsin blue Affinée, Gruyère, sharp cheddar, and Bellavitano with local Sprecher Special Amber microbrew.

Homemade fresh pasta and custom-cut steaks are hits. The giant portions mean hearty leftovers.

For seasonal fare, trundle over to this local foodie favorite. Its specialty is—what else—a cheese platter with artisanal Wisconsin cheeses.