About 240° West
Set your compass to 240° West for a new direction in food and wine.
Panoramic harbor views, modern décor and a menu that promises to satisfy. From small plates packed with flavor, to expected entrees with an unexpected twist. Savor the experience at 240° West.
Open for breakfast and dinner daily. Sunday champagne harbor side brunch.
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Join pianist, Tom Stanfield, each weekend for live musical entertainment as you delight in a delicious meal overlooking the stunning harbor. Tom entertains guests each Friday and Saturday evening beginning at 6pm and each Sunday morning during brunch.
The Abbey Resort offers parking within the hotel parking lots as well as complimentary valet parking.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
240° West Ratings and Reviews
It is actually unfair to give star revie ...
It is actually unfair to give star reviews to the restaurant, because we were unable to dine there. Open Tables gave us a reservation for 11:45 am, so we assumed lunch was available. However, upon arrival we were told that it never opens until 5:00 pm. This should be fixed so others are not caught the same way. Fortunately, there is a casual spot in the building that was open.
I don't want to bash anything but the fo ...
I don't want to bash anything but the food just wasn't good. The best thing we ate was the warm bread and butter (with sea salt) that you get for free. The calamari was soggy and not crispy and the beef short ribs just didn't have any flavor. I would eat elsewhere unfortunately.
We were staying at the Abbey Resort, and took a party of 5 out for dinner. We were very impressed with the service, and the seating arrangements that gave us a full view of the harbor. We opted to choose the buffet, which had cut to order prime rib, crab legs, oysters, mussels, shrimp, smoked salmon, and a wide variety of chicken, pork dishes top of a full salad bar, and dessert bar. The selection was wonderful, and priced very well
Great food, great atmosphere, great service, great view, great piano player.
I first ate at the Abbey 40 years ago, b ...
I first ate at the Abbey 40 years ago, but I had not been back for many years. I was delighted with the comfortable and fashionable dining room. Space between tables was ample--a feature that many restaurants skip. The food was excellent and well displayed. The big winner of the Saturday buffet was the crab legs. Our server could have had more polish, however.
The food and service was amazing, le wine special
I don't make it to lake geneva often but when I do I like to make sure I go to a nice place to eat and have some wine....my wife and I had a great experience and will definitely be back for lots more
240 Dinner buffett
Great location and food. Service was great. We will back and cant wait to try the breakfast buffett
Eggs Benedict were cold. Service not t ...
Eggs Benedict were cold. Service not that great.
We had the dinner buffet. It was reasonably priced. The food was excellent and with abundant choices. The piano player created an nice ambiance as dinner the fire in the fireplace. Our waiter, Jack, was excellent.
Carol was our server, she asked if we were celebrating something special. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and she brought us a glass of champagne. we were very surprised and pleased. thanks for making our special evening even more special.
The sea bass was overcooked. We felt rushed and it was just below average experience. The scenery was amazing.
Overall it was a good. Our waiter was p ...
Overall it was a good. Our waiter was plesant and attentive. The food was fair -but would not characterize as fine dining. The ambience included a fireplace which was nice(but the room was large) and views of the harbor (but our reservations were at night)
Great food in a very pleasant atmosphere ...
Great food in a very pleasant atmosphere. Not your typical hotel restaurant
Good service. Had the prime rib buffet. ...
Good service. Had the prime rib buffet. The only real negative was that the meat was overcooked.
Would come again.
Our overall experience was very pleasant. The food was very good, but a little expensive for what it was. The service was good and our server was friendly. The ambience and decorations of the restaurant was very nice.
Service and food great. BUT the unused wine glass were taken of the table and put back on the shelf to be used again instead of taking back to dishwasher.
Nice but overpriced
My boyfriend and I decided to check out the abbey for dinner to switch it up from our regular spots in downtown Lake Geneva. He got this lobster clam special that was $25 while I got the chilean sea bass for $35. The special was good with a large quantity of food so definitely a good deal for the price. The potatoes that came with it were quite raw but it was overall a good and fulling meal. The sea bass was very good but super small with just a side of potatoes. I was disappointed in how small my meal was compared to his for $10 more. Pretty ridiculous.
Salmon was dry. Bacon was gross. Overall bad.
Salmon was dry. Bacon was gross. Overall, just a really bad meal.
My wife and I came here for a romantic evening dinner. The food was delicious and the service was great. We had a great window seat with a nice view of the harbor. We returned for the breakfast buffet the next day. Our experience was identical. Definitely eat here if you are in the area.
Valentine's champagne brunch
My girlfriend and I came here for brunch from out of town. The food was very good and there was plenty of it. Our waiter Edward, for being a buffet, was very attentive and had a great personality. The mimosas were bottomless. The scenery, although it was completely white and snow covered, was still beautiful and I can imagine the view in summer is amazing. The live piano player offered a pleasant ambiance. The only complaint is that it is a little more upscale, and there were a bunch of screaming kids. This, in my opinion, although family friendly, isn't a family restaurant. But it is on Lake Geneva and most the patrons there are self entitled snobs that don't care about other's dining experiences. Overall though, great place for a wonderful brunch.
The food was mediocre. Not bad, but they ...
The food was mediocre. Not bad, but they didn't make it clear that it was a buffet for Valentine's Day, which we were disappointed with. We had planned our entire weekend on dinner, wanting to order steak and lobster or sea bass from the original menu but we weren't able to even order that because of the buffet. The buffet felt like dining at a wedding; a baked potato bar, pasta, green beans. Nothing was that great but the atmosphere was nice and the servers were great and friendly. We might come back but definitely not on Valentine's Day because we want to try the actual menu next time.
Great ambiance - more for fancy palettes
I really enjoyed my experience. Waiter was exceptional. Bread and cheese platter were amazing. Salad and steak were good but not amazing. I booked through OpenTable because when I called for a reservation, I was told the place was fully booked. Very strange because it was quite empty.
The atmosphere was very intimate and romantic. There weren't many other diners so we had a quiet dinner near the warmth of the fire and close enough to a window to see the view. Service was great!
Once meals were ordered, at least a 45mi ...
Once meals were ordered, at least a 45min.,until served
Very good meat; mediocre seafood.
The beautiful winter evening view was lessened by the piped in music. Spices overwhelmed the minimal portion of seafood. There's an art to bringing out the natural flavor of fresh seafood and maintaining its moisture. this meal came up short.
SO good! we were surprised and impressed by the Saturday night prime rib buffet so we went back the next morning for the champagne brunch. Couldn't believe it was equally as good both nights!
Our Server Desiree
Our server is a gem. She was so charming, helpful and friendly.
I'm normally not a picky customer, but we had to return our lobster because it was black and smelled like a sock. This was only a minor hiccup, and then I got to the bottom of my Makers Mark on the rocks and there was something in it that I cannot mention because open table does not allow me to include that in my review. The waitress was pretty oblivious to how disgusting that is and offered to get me another drink. Then the manager came and was very apologetic and there was no charge for the meal. I won't be going back there.
My husband and I went to the prime rib buffet. I felt that there wasn't enough to choose from and what there was, wasn't great. The was chicken breast that we didn't like, pasta we liked, mussels and clams were overly fishy. We like mussels and clams but these were too fishy. The crab legs were never replenished. Vegetables were good. Pork loin was good if you found a thicker piece or it was dry. This also wasn't replenished. We were disapponted.
I love the relaxed feel of this place!
A comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
240 West at the Abbey Resort. Fontana WI
Took a 8 member family group for dinner. Buffet dinner option was outstanding. We all participated in that. Lots of choices from seafood to meats, salads and desserts. All food options were fresh and excellent. I have eaten here several times and every time it has been excellent. Plus, 240West has an excellent entertainer. He plays the piano and the horn simultaneously and knows every song anyone could request. This is a great option for folks like us from northwestern IL. Short drive, easy to find within the Abbey Resort. Some of my family members went to the Spa at the resort before we all joined in for dinner at 240 West. All my family members were very complimentary. Will definitely repeat
Steve is amazing and Cyndi was a delight! Wonderful view, great food.
Very interesting. Watched a couple of co ...
Very interesting. Watched a couple of con artists totally complain and rip off the restaurant. Went on three or four times before requesting a manager. Hard to enjoy out 100.00 meal while this whole fiasco was going on.
Brunch with Santa
It is a Christmas tradition for us to bring out kids to have brunch with Santa. Great Santa and great food. We will be coming for many more years! Our server was also very personal and tentative.
really expensive & not worth it!
Really nice to have a nice restaurant at the resort, but we've never had good food OR service there in the 20+ years we've been going there. This time, the prime rib was very rare so the chef at the serving station told us only our waiter could bring it back to the kitchen to be cooked longer, problem was our waiter disappeared for a half an hour! I saw the prime rib chef go back & forth to the kitchen 20 times while we waited around for a waiter that never showed up! We ate breakfast here also - my husband had the buffet & I ordered off the menu. It took over 40 minutes for 2 eggs & toast (& the toast was cold)!!! RIDICULOUS!!! It's a shame they can't find someone to run that restaurant like it should be!!
My fiancé and I will be moving to Fontana in December and we have starting to look for some great places to eat. We scored big last Saturday night at 240 West. We had a great table right near the fire place and piano. The food was amazing and the service was awesome. I can’t wait to go back when we move there for good.
The Abbey Resort and 240 West has a beautiful lake/ harbor view with a lodge type rustic yet updated feel. Wait staff was friendly and service was good. Attention to detail was not evident as spilled food was kicked under a buffet table, light fixtures were full of dead bugs and lots of noise from the kitchen with plates breaking on the floor. Food is good and the restaurant participated in the Dine Around the lake experience so it was a great bargain with great quality. I would go back again soon!
Party of ten for birthday party. Great service. We ordered from menu and the buffet, both were good.wine recommendations were great also. Manager was kind enough to cut and serve our birthday cake. Will go again.
The risotto was amazing, as was the mushroom bruschetta! Our main courses were very good but we've had better at 240 West. The flourless chocolate cake was fantastic as usual!
Evening Out with Friend
My friend and I were in Wisconsin for an art workshop and we wanted to have a special dinner. I have heard of the prime rib buffet on Saturdays for a bargain of $30 per person. We decided to go with it and we could have been more satisfied. There was a full salad bar, cold & hot crab legs, pork roast, chicken plus the tender prime rib and baked potatoe bar. Of course, there was also a dessert table to finish the meal. The wine list was extensive and the atmosphere was lovely with a view of the marina of the Abbey Hotel.
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