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
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.
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!
Lots of potential but more staff training a must.
Lovely bar but the bartenders were easily overwhelmed. We sat early because we couldn't get another drink.
We ordered a bottle of wine so we wouldn't have to wait for drinks, but still received our appetizers before our wine and our server did not know proper wine service.
The menu was limited to only four entrees with no fish options which was disappointing, but the dishes we chose were very good.
Plates remained uncleared through out our meal then all finally stacked on the table after the check was dropped.
Great atmosphere with a friendly staff that need to be thoroughly trained to live up to the food and ambiance.
We so enjoyed our brunch at The Baker Ho ...
We so enjoyed our brunch at The Baker House. Brent did everything and more to make our meal the best. The waitstaff was attentive.
the food was excellent!!! Such an assortment was provided!!!
It was my husband's birthday brunch, and Brent made sure that something special was done for him.
All in all, an outstanding time was had.
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
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.
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.
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