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
The baker house is one of best places in ...
The baker house is one of best places in Lake Geneva. The staff is amazing. The food is amazing and it's an experience like non other
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.
Great food off of a limited menu... Fun ...
Great food off of a limited menu... Fun atmosphere. Air conditioning was set way too cold... covered the vents surrounding the table with pillows. Sunset toast in the evening was fun to be a part of.
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.
Use to be a favorite now the menu is dis ...
Use to be a favorite now the menu is disappointing. Due to the limited menu we will be dining elsewhere.
I am still blown away by the beautiful a ...
I am still blown away by the beautiful architecture. The food and wine - FAB! Thank you
We had a fantastic time, found info on ...
We had a fantastic time, found info on the Web while searching for a place for brunch. Will be back again before summers end. Thanks Again!!!!
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.
Wonderful place to celebrate our anniver ...
Wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. Lots of fun surprises.
The ambiance is delightful! The house h ...
The ambiance is delightful! The house has so much character! The food was delicious & reasonably priced; loved it!
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
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.
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