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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Gem of Geneva
Perfect reflection of a bygone era with a flair of history with a wisp of fun. Well presented and delicious brunch options. Only wish that on a sunny day, the room we were in had a bit of real or faux light - the other rooms had preferred lighting
Great service from Clare, unique ambianc ...
Great service from Clare, unique ambiance, very good food during brunch
A must see
If you love lake Geneva the Baker House is a must see for Sunday brunch. Food, service, view and ambiance where the best!
The Victorian decor has been fully resto ...
The Victorian decor has been fully restored to its original glory and creates an amazing scene, no matter which of the rooms you dine in.
This is a very unique restreraunt! Very quaint! We were totally blow away! The only weird thing was that people would tour through as you were eating!
Fabulous Lake Geneva pillar.
Baker house brings you back to the origin of lake Geneva , historically beautiful, fabulous food and a true "experience" . You feel like a character from the Titanic movie.
We've been here several times. The food this time was not very good. Very "heavy" with cream, butter, and oil. We asked and they changed chefs. The new chef is Chef Larry is what we were told. The server also mentioned that the Baker House is moving towards a more "dinner theater" theme in the near future. So we did not bring up our food review to the staff. The ambiance, the bartender, the waitress was all good.
The house itself is the best part of thi ...
The house itself is the best part of this restaurant. There are so many cool rooms with interesting things to look at. Lots of old pretty hats to wear during dinner - and yes they spray them- was kinda fun. We thought we were going for tapas, but they had a chef in town from Chicago who changed the menu. We had cheese fondue- yummy! -to start. We had the filet, duck, and salmon. Salmon is not my favorite so it was just ok. The other 2 were delicious! The drinks left a lot to be desired. Did not know how to make a good cosmo- tried twice. We ate on an actual roulette table. That was fun! Go for the ambience more than anything.
Great setting, good (but not great) food
Baker House is an old house across the street from the lake. It is a very cool setting and the staff is dressed to suit the home. The service was very personal and friendly. The food was good but not outstanding.
Menu was substandard. No healthy options
The menu really was quite outdated.. The Salmon had a 1/2 thick mustard crust on it which honestly made it too rich to enjoy .. There were no healthy GF options available. So I opted for soup and salad for a dinner :(... service was very poor.. I was served and finished before my husband entree arrived.. very awkward.... left hungy and dissapointed..must have been an off night...
A wonderful, delicious night!
The best food, atmosphere, piano music and singing, all in a Victorian Manson. There wasn't a thing you couldn't like here. Feel free to select a hat off the wall, to wear and fit right in with the Victorian era. The food was as pretty to look at as it was delectable to eat. On a scale from 1-5 this is a 10! Don't miss a chance to experience this wonderful place!
Beautiful view, relaxed atmostphere
This is the 2nd time we have enjoyed brunch here ( in our favorite spot on the porch) but all the rooms are beautiful all with a wonderful atmostphere. we love that we can get chef made eggs Benedict & omelet and "rooms" of other wonderful food , Irish stew, crab cakes ( I had crab cake Benedict) desserts....and champagne , we had mimosas. The waitstaff is attentive, also was informative on the history of the building. I recommend The Baker House highly for a wonderful relaxing brunch.
We have been to Lake Geneva and the Baker House several times, we have even stayed there over the weekend before. We decided to do dinner this time. I'm not sure what was going on but several issues came up. They didn't have my husbands beer he wanted, no biggie, but it took them 15 minutes to tell him it was out. Then they forgot my wine, for 30 minutes. We kept getting apologies that the bar was backed up, but a beer and wine shouldn't take 30 minutes to get to the table, there is no mixing or special things involved. They gave me the red version of my wine when I wanted white, which they corrected. We were there an hour and half before I finally started begging for where our dinner was. We did have an appetizer before, but 1.5 hours for food is too long. When my husbands burger came it was so dry he couldn't eat it and didn't want to send it back because we had waited so long. It was also 18 dollars and didn't even include cheese, that was all 4 dollars extra which was ridiculous. This place is beautiful inside, and it had a nice piano player, but as many times as we come there service is always off. It's like they don't realize they will be busy? They need more servers so I don't have to beg for water and better bar staff to handle drink orders. Even when we come for a drink you wait a crazy amount of time and it's always the same excuse "they are backed up", well if you are always backed up maybe you should think about changing something. It shouldn't be a surprise on a Friday or Saturday night that you will be busy and you need more help. I also overheard another table asking if the fondue was good (which we had just had), and the server actually told them, "umm it's OK", the guy was so bewildered by the response I actually spoke up and said we had it and it was good. Just so weird for someone who works there to have a blase response... It is a fun place to go for a drink and wear a silly hat. But I wouldn't expect the best service.
2 hour dinner
OK experience for first time. Food was good, nice wine list. Service was very slow. Waited almost 15 minutes before anyone came to our table, and after that had to ask for water numerous times, and again to order food. Reservations at 6:45, did not leave until a little after 9:00 pm. Sitting by the piano was nice, but very loud. Wouldn't have minded the expensive bill had the service been a little better and a little more attentive.
We make a point to go to the Baker House whenever we are visiting Lake Geneva. Truly a one of a kind place. The ambiance is the best, as it is on the lake and in an old Victorian home turned restaurant and b&b. This particular trip we were there for the champagne brunch, it was delicious.
Carolyn was terrific! Wonderful ambiance ...
Carolyn was terrific! Wonderful ambiance (table 52); friendly server, good food, disappointing cocktails - we'll stick with wine next time.
Baker Street a must dine location
We were entertained from the time we parked the car to the time we left the place. The signs in the parking lot made us laugh - will not spoil. We were greeted by a lively and accommodating host. Our waitress provided us the right balance of service and privacy. We were very happy with our meals but the ambiance of Baker House is the key. We say at a small table with two arm chairs. We were able to choose hats from a wide selection of conversation starters. The room decor allows the conversation to continue with many knick-knacks, books , a roulette table-table, etc. We topped it off with some chocolate fondue to end the evening. Highly recommend that you take time out to enjoy a night at the Baker House.
Beautiful mansion, thoughtfully decorated, friendly staff. We had a great romantic dinner Saturday night...so great, we went back for the Sunday brunch. Both experiences were great!
Excellent food and service. In my opinio ...
Excellent food and service. In my opinion, one of the best restaurants in the area. We had homemade pasta, fondue and the best chocolate cake. However, if you have a gluten allergy this may not be the place for you.
Atmosphere was fun and made you feel like you were in the 1920's era with hats, and the tableware they served the food on and the tables with velvet couches and the piano music.
Came to Baker House for brunch. Very nice variety of food offerings. Breakfast foods were pretty standard for brunch but very good. We appreciated lunch offerings that had a nice variety (not the normal carved beef). Our server was attentive and the ambiance was great. Would definitely come back.
I decided to take my husband to the Baker House for our get-away weekend. Upon reading some bad reviews I wasn't sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised! The house is absolutely beautiful and so picturesque with the snow falling. We arrived early and were seated right away in the porch area. Everything was beautifully decorated. We decided on the Prix Frei which was the 5 course meal. A lot of reviews stated they didn't get a lot of food but we did! So much we took a lot home. The meal took 3 hours of time so make sure you don't have plans so you can soak it all in. Overall we felt it was good for the money and a great culinary experience! We will be back!
The bar was fantastic with a knowledgeable staff. Dinner was amazing, even though our server forgot to mention any specials. The lobster bisque is a must. We will definitely return.
Not up to past expectations
We have dined at Baker House quite a few times and have often brought family and friends. Previous visits were always very nice - the menu is limited, but the house, service, and food always compensated. This visit was not up to expectations. Short staffing caused significant delays in getting drinks (1/2 hour to get a glass of wine) and food. As a result, the value of the visit was negatively impacted. My wife and I will likely return, but we will hold any recommendations until we are sure that this most recent visit was a one time event.
The Baker House has great Ambiance! Lacking on service and organization. We had reservations at 6pm and was not seated until 6:45pm. The food was ok. The entertainment was fabulous! I would recommend to try at least once.
Excellent Brunch-Best Bloody Mary in Lake Geneva
We had Sunday brunch and it is outstanding. The biscuits and gravy are to die for. Chef Muhammad makes a mean omelette as well. Also I am on a quest for the best Bloody Mary on earth and as far as Lake Geneva goes The Baker House wins hands down. I have had one in multiple places including Popeyes( claim to have award winning NOT!). Baker House BM blows any in town away. Only issue was we had a table of ladies next to us that wanted the entire Resturant to hear their conversation- Obnoxious. Not the restaurants fault. Other than that is was great. Also sat on enclosed deck and it was really cool. Have to try the brunch-can't miss
Our waitress was very disappointing! We kept ordering bottles of wine and when we order our the last bottle she rolled her eyes and walked away and then came back and said they were out of all bottles of white wine. It was a Saturday night! How are you out of white wine. My husband and I order steak which was wonderful. Our plate had a small steak and the rest of the plate was covered in fries. It looked horrible and the fries tasted horrible. We both hungry which is very disappointing with how much money we spent.
Quaint restaurant with outstanding views, delightful service, and superb ambiance. It was a brunch and if I am to be honest, the food selection for the $ could have been better. Needed a bigger variety.
Need to expand the menu entrees the specials of the day were fantastic.
We celebrated mother annoying vets army, our 33rd, at the Baker House - had a great salmon meal and a wonderful fondue. We took our granddaughters back for another cheese fondue and a chocolate fondue. It is a fun place. My wife enjoyed a great mixed drink and I had some great wine, Pennywise Petit Syrah. This will be our annual spot for our anniversary!
A REAL FIND!
Our group of four recently dined at Baker House for Sunday brunch. We all loved it! It is a charming restaurant with excellent food and service. We will definitely return for brunch sometime and also want to try dinner there. Highly recommend Baker House!
My husband and I had walked through this historic house and were very intrigued. We saw that it is listed in the top 5 restaurants in Lake Geneva. We made reservations and invited guests to join us. We were ignored when we entered. After waiting 30 minutes to get a club soda and glasses of wine, our waitress did not return for another 30 m minutes to take an order. The menu is extremely limited and we all had a hard time trying to find something. It took 40 minutes to get our meal and one of the fish dinners ordered came under cooked. NO one ever came back to inquire how our meal was so the dish did not even get sent back. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!
Great brunch spot
Brunch was delicious, service was great and the mansion is gorgeous.
The food and service was 5 star! Lobster bisque and short ribs with brussel sprouts were divine. Wine list was okay, the server however, did not know the list at all. She had to go ask someone about a wine, and never did give me an answer. The main dining area featured a piano player that made conversation impossible. Had to go to library area which was quaint. Perhaps too quaint. Had to suffer through an old couple seated by us kissing, and talking loudly, yuck! The Baker House is a great place for a fine meal, which is hard to find in Lake Geneva.
Wish there were more items on the menu. ...
Wish there were more items on the menu. Needs a pasta dish. We ordered the short ribs and the pork shoulder and both were loved by my family.
Amazing character and atmosphere
We really enjoyed the unique character of this restaurant. We have appreciated the fact they gave us a hat when we arrived. We had a really good moment there with our little baby boy ;-)
I worked closely with Brent there to plan my proposal. The Baker House was helpful in assisting with everything I needed, complete with well timed roses, champagne, and an engaging pianist in Carolyn Wehner. Was the perfect start to our night and I'm now happily engaged. Definitely recommended for special occasions or a fun evening out. Don't forget about their collection of classy hats!
We were able to get there on a night when few people were there - snowstorm on the way. So we were able to get a hard-to-reserve seating by one of the fireplaces. No loud partiers were there and we had a great quiet and relaxing night. The Lobster Bisque was just a little thick, but yummy! even a real piece of lobster in the middle! The salad was very good, and the lamb shoulder a bit pricey at $28.00 we were able to split. One of the best meals we have had there. Menu a bit limited but still enough reasonable choices. A fun place to go on most nights - 1920's decor and style.
Quirky/Intriguing decor. Creative menu
Quirky/Intriguing decor. Creative menu
Dont bother unless you are going for a d ...
Dont bother unless you are going for a drink at the bar. The menu is extremely limited and when they run out of their offerings, there are no substitutions. No seafood or fish available, no chicken, only one entree they could offer at 8:00 on a Saturday night. Not a very healthy menu and the service we had was below poor in the restaurant. Server didnt check in on us for 45 minutes. The bar service was good. Great drinks, but at a high price.
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