By Maura Keller | Photo courtesy of The Grandview Restaurant
When it comes to fine dining, many of today’s restaurant patrons are food savvy, and crave variety, quality and a wide range of flavors. Luckily the area offers several fine dining options to keep even the most sophisticated palates happy. Here are a few options:
The Grandview Restaurant
Located in the Geneva Inn, this waterfront restaurant is the ideal place to unwind and indulge while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of Geneva Lake. The restaurant’s views are matched only by its expertly plated dinners, which showcase the best of Midwestern flavors. The Grandview offers elevated American fare, with menus that change seasonally. Steak, seafood and pastas are frequent crowd-pleasers. Diners can finish off their meals with a selection from The Grandview’s extensive dessert menu, all of which are made in-house and from scratch. During warm weather, outdoor dining is available as well, and diners can even enjoy live music on select nights.
Steak lovers will revel in Chef Dustin Urbanik’s cuisine at this upscale option at Grand Geneva and Spa.
The Geneva ChopHouse prides itself on the art of pairing its award-winning steaks with wine selections that will both surprise and delight patrons. For those avoiding red meat, Urbanik’s menu also offers a full array of poultry and seafood specialties, including whole Maine lobsters, Chilean sea bass and Amish chicken. And brunch aficionados will revel in the alfresco “Elevated Saturday Brunch,” complete with options like fried chicken and biscuits with caviar, breakfast charcuterie and bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas.
Opus at the Belfry House
If you are seeking a truly luxurious dining experience, head to this French-inspired gem located just north of Williams Bay. A limited-seating restaurant, Opus offers a rarefied ambience for a select few patrons at a time, adding to the intimacy of the experience. Executive Chef Philippe Chevalier’s European-inspired, five-course dinner menu offers everything from salmon caviar to pan-seared Maine scallops, braised beef short ribs to Alaskan halibut. The menu, full of farm-to-table and wild-caught options, is tantalizing.