About Baker House
Join us for casual, small plate dining & fireside cocktails in our decadently furnished 1885 mansion. In the spirit of the great lakefront "cottages" of yesteryear, the BAKER HOUSE has recreated a world of Gilded Age living where grand entertaining is experienced daily and lavish parties are thrown nightly. Sing along at the player piano in our music room, play poker in the game room, savor fine wine in our library and dine fireside in our parlor. Instead of traditional restaurant seating, guests are served in plush wing backed chairs and overstuffed fringed couches throughout the mansion. Our menu of small plates is conducive for lounging and sharing & features many regional items such as Wisconsin artisan cheese boards, savory charcuterie, seasonal fondues and heartier favorites like sirloin sliders and robust garden paninis. Situated on the East shore of Geneva Lake with panoramic views of the lake and Riviera. For an extra special evening, book a second floor mansion hotel suite!
Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: every Sunday 9:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner Hours September thru May: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Hours Memorial Day thru Labor Day: Everyday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
**PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW SMALL PLATES MENU!!
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday nights feature Tom Stanfield on Piano, Trumpet & Vocals
Friday nights Carolyn Wehner on Piano & Jazz Vocals
Saturdays live piano with all the vintage classics
We look to develop each event according to the needs of our clients so that the experience is amazing for all. Our Chef is versatile in most cooking styles with a preference for Contemporary American with a local flair but rest assured that each bite is delicious.
We have our own private lot of 44 spaces of which we have dedicated 4 for our Hotel Guests and 1 for Handicap access.
Aside from our pier and walk-up, drivers are all welcome, especially ones with two wheels.
(Trailers, RVs, Bi-Planes and Monster Trucks are asked to park in the public city lot just behind the House).
Private Party Facilities:
Each of our elegantly furnished Rooms (Dining, Library, Music, Game and Porch) is able to host various events as well as the recently renovated exterior garden terrace. Baker House in conjunction with the Bella Vista(Adjoining property) can also host events holding up to 250 people in their facility.
Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Edwards: 2622484700x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host many special custom events through out the property - weddings, re-Unions, corporate outings & retreats, seminars, engagements and anniversaries.
Baker House Ratings and Reviews
After driving 2 hours we were hungry,we ...
After driving 2 hours we were hungry,we gave our name and were told it would be about 5 min.15 minutes later the hostess tried to seat us with a table of 18, we waited because she didn't check the book and confused us with another group. Overall a neat place but way overpriced for brunch.
Gorgeous Victorian House with various se ...
Gorgeous Victorian House with various seating options both inside and outside across from Lake Geneva. We went for Sunday brunch. Cost was approximately $32 per person and well worth it - a great variety of foods and desserts and excellent quality - no complaints here! I thought the waitstaff outfits needed a bit of updating - yes they fit the era but were a little dowdy. Overall EXCELLENT BRUNCH AND VENUE!
I visited the Baker House for Sunday bru ...
I visited the Baker House for Sunday brunch on 9/25/16 and again on 10/30/16 both times we were celebrating a 70th birthday. This is a truly unique restaurant that serves up both good food and an enjoyable experience. The staff and the service they provide is top notch. They are all pleasant and willing to please. They engage in conversation, and encourage you to stay and enjoy both the ambiance and the food, for as long as you like. I am thinking we will make the Baker House a regular destination even when we don't have a special occasion to celebrate. It is well worth the 2 hour round trip drive from Cary IL. The only suggestions I have is that I wish they served regular dinners during the week days as I'm not really into the small bites and expensive drinks. Also, both my reservations were made in advance through Open Table. I found the process not very user friendly. Just when I was ready to call to book in person, I was surprised to receive an email that said my reservation had gone through and was confirmed.
I did like the fact that they sent followup email reminders. While I didn't really need the reminder I felt better THEY knew we were coming! All in all a 6 star experience!!!
We hadn't gone for dinner but for the in ...
We hadn't gone for dinner but for the interactive musical murder mystery theater, it was wonderful and the cast were fantastic. I still say Mrs. Ivory had more of a motive to poison BeBe than Mrs Hamilton and definitely had more of the moral fortitude to do it, but as our team mates from France (a wonderful young couple) supposed, the simple deduction was the answer. We will return for another attempted dissection of stratagems....in other words, it was fun for those that like solving mysteries.
We love this restaurant. We go every yea ...
We love this restaurant. We go every year in August for my birthday during
the art show. The food is excellent along with the service. Our request to
sit on the porch and eat was met. It was such a beautiful view of the water.
Beautiful views but the food was not gre ...
Beautiful views but the food was not great. There was a murder mystery and some bachelorette parties going on so service to us was not that great since we were not a part of it. Also expressed an interest in a dish but said I would hold off on ordering it. The waitress brought it out even though I hadn't ordered it. And it was very cold in there!
One-of-a-kind atmosphere and friendly st ...
One-of-a-kind atmosphere and friendly staff. LOVED the history behind the place and the dining areas. Enjoyed the toast to the sunset in the backyard with the other guests. Food was just so-so, definitely overpriced for what we got.
Such an excellent choice to eat here . F ...
Such an excellent choice to eat here . Food was excellent and drinks good . I loved the touch of hats you could try on and have fun . The place is just beautiful with an outdoor area that had fire pits and a view of Lake Geneva . We WILL be back.
We recently went to this place for my hu ...
We recently went to this place for my husband's birthday. It was an amazing experience!! They have lovely hats..yes I wrote it right..hats!! A very royal experience with great food.
I had a watermelon pizza and vegetables with spinach dip. My husband had a beef entre. It was perfect!
Hostess was very cute and polite. Good service!
Very nice location with a great view of ...
Very nice location with a great view of Lake Geneva. My wife and I had selected the restaurant for our last night of our vacation and were very much looking forward to dinner. Once we were seated we were a bit taken back by the limited menu. In particular, there were only 3 main courses (a chicken, beef and a fish). Given the narrow selections we were expecting each to be well executed which was not the case. The food was honestly very average with the only exception being the crème Brule which was good. Overall we would not recommend the restaurant to our friends.
Enjoyed out dining experience at Baker H ...
Enjoyed out dining experience at Baker House. I will say that the restaurant was not accommodating to kids. Wouldn't do pasta or grilled cheese or anything. Enjoyed the 8:00pm toast on the patio. Lovely ambiance.
We were at Baker House over the weekend, ...
We were at Baker House over the weekend, and we had a great time. The setting is wonderful, with the main dining room overlooking the lake for a lovely sunset view. The rest of the Victorian home is also interesting to explore and makes for great ambience. The service was very good and unobtrusive. We had the cheese plate, being in WI, which was very good. The quiche was a bit over cooked, but flavorful, and the chicken was nicely prepared and tasty. The beer & wine selections were also decent and reasonably priced. When in the area, we would definitely return.
Nice brunch experience. Good variety of ...
Nice brunch experience. Good variety of food. Quaint atmosphere and our server Clare was awesome. One of us ordered juice and was told it was an additional charge. For $32 juice should have been included. Overall food was delicious and ambiance is nice.
Baker House is a very historic and well ...
Baker House is a very historic and well preserved home that has charm and elegance. We loved all of the hats to choose from! We had two bad experiences though, one in the bar, and one with the meal. The wine that was served was flat and old and once notified they quickly returned with new drinks. I ordered the chicken and I received two pieces, one was good, the other was raw - like it had not been cooked at all. I didn't notice it until I had already eaten the other piece and then wondered if I was going to get sick from food poisoning. Of course, they didn't charge us for my meal, but it ruined our evening as I was afraid I was going to get sick. I would go back again for the atmosphere, but would not order the chicken.
My wife and I have been here a number of ...
My wife and I have been here a number of times over the past few years. The service, food and atmosphere is outstanding. We have recommended the restaurant to a number of our friends and neighbors. All have enjoyed their visit to the Baker. We plan on returning for New Years and our next anniversary.
MY husband and I did not have a good exp ...
MY husband and I did not have a good experience at Baker House. We were the only diners in the restaurant and waited for an hour for our dinner to be served. THe food was overpriced, pork was dry, and the menu was not the same one as the Internet. The place was itself very charming but the food terrible.
Our experience of dining at the Baker Ho ...
Our experience of dining at the Baker House was exceptional. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. It is truly a place to experience a different approach than most places. We'd highly recommend it.
We went to Baker House last year for Fat ...
We went to Baker House last year for Fathers Day and was quite pleased. This year not so much. We asked if we could sit out on the porch as last year and was told no this was where we were sitting. The food was sparse and not so many selections as last year. Totally different environment I might give it a try once more but didn't feel it was worth $32 per person.
An unusual Victorian experience in 1890' ...
An unusual Victorian experience in 1890's mansion on east shire of Lake Geneva, WI. Servers in period garb, very good food at fair prices. Menu a bit limited but something for everyone. For a good local starter, try the beer cheese.
Historic 1890's home with a spectacular ...
Historic 1890's home with a spectacular view of Lake Geneva. Comfy decor and antiques set the stage for a Great Gatsby dinner experience. The server Serena was attentive and very charming. Don't miss the fondue offerings. The chocolate fondue is worth the drive! Great wine list and evening toast will have is coming back soon! Love the experience!
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