Wisconsin’s 5 most romantic restaurants

Credit: Grampa's Pizza

By Christina Lorey

January 10, 2024

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and according to the reservation app Resy, booking at least six to 10 days in advance of a major “dining-out” holiday is a good rule of thumb when it comes to securing your seat.

Now to the question of where to go…

Last year, Yelp turned heads, and even caught late night host Seth Meyer’s attention, when it gave a restaurant named “Grampa’s” the title of Wisconsin’s most romantic restaurant.

FULL LIST: The Most Romantic Restaurant in Every State

While we can attest that Grampa’s does have great food (we recommend the Jabroni pizza, which has a blended pesto-tomato sauce as its base!), our state is home to definitively more romantic restaurants.

Here are 5 Diners’ Choice winners from OpenTable:
(Click on the underlined text to check out each restaurant’s online menu!)

Muse at Sentry in Stevens Point

Known For: Handmade pastas, fresh seafood, wet- and dry-aged steaks, and seasonal dishes made with local ingredients.

Walnut Room in Green Bay

Known For: Its extensive wine list of 200+ varieties, plus hand-crafted cocktails and ten drafts from around the world.

Opus at The Belfry House in Lake Geneva

Known For: A unique mix of Asian and French cuisine, showcased through its 5 or 7 course tasting menus.

Fleming’s in Brookfield

Known For: Hors d’oeuvres, prime steak, plant-based farm-to-table dishes, wine, and a long list of made-in-house desserts.

The Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern in La Crosse

Known For: USDA Prime beef and fresh day-boat seafood served along the picturesque banks of the Mississippi.

FULL LIST: The Most Romantic Restaurants in Wisconsin, According to OpenTable


  • Christina Lorey

    Christina is an Edward R. Murrow-winning journalist and former producer, reporter, and anchor for TV stations in Madison and Moline. When she’s not writing or asking questions, you can find her volunteering with Girls on the Run, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and various mental health organizations.


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