I am astonished by the reviews posted
I was just thinking about what to gift for the holidays and thought about Fox N Hounds gift certificates since my husband and I always enjoy dining there.
We haven't tried the Prime Rib or Lobster, which seem to get a lot of attention in these negative reviews.
That said, we both adore the Filet Mignon and the buttery Walleye. Even the baby carrots that accompany the entrees are delicious. I cannot understand how others rate this as "subpar" quality foods to start.
The environment stands out--for the area and for all areas in nearby Milwaukee/West Bend. It seems to me to be a reliable combination of cleanliness and custom crafty elegance, what with all the stones and fireplaces and rooms of varying heights. It's just unique and fun, I'd say.
The waitstaff has always been excellent, in our experience. They get things done quickly and seem to take their jobs seriously. For a place that offers buy-one-get-one, I'd say the service is especially great.
Is it a top-notch "supper club" that delivers a $60 plate experience? No. But that's the point. For about $50, you get food for two, a drink or two and a stunning setting that is comfortable, idyllic and still realistic.
In the interest of full disclosure, I 'll add...Would I drive 40 minutes for this? No. We live 10 minutes away. But I'd pick this over Chili's or other spots within our 10 minute radius, anytime. If I had the budget for Johnny Manhattan's or Amici's, I might see things differently.
If you want to enjoy a nice time in a special setting, this is it. The B1G1 just makes it all sweeter. Enjoy! From the very first yummy bread to the last bite of Filet, you will experience delight!
Read the reviews before dining. But were in area and went Fri. night around 4:30. I thought the atmosphere was great. The staff was friendly. They need to improve the quality of food rather than offer 2 for 1 deals. That is a red flag !! Also white linens please. How beautiful it would have been. The quality of the food just seemed to miss the mark. Especially considering the high prices. I walked away feeling like perhaps they are trying to cut corners. We live in Racine and it would be worth the trip if the food was great. Maybe a better chef, and utilizing different vendors would help. I don't know if we will return.
In order for Fox and Hounds to make money on the 2 for 1 deal, they purchase sub-par quality food. My husband and I both ordered steak (filet and strip) and both were extremely tough and had no flavor. The salad was very watery and the baked potato was dry. After a few bites, neither of us was able to eat the meat ... left over half of it on the plate. I did tell the waitress when she checked on us, but we knew that a replacement piece of meat would be of the same quality. I'd rather pay full price for a great meal than to spend money on a 2 for 1 that is horrible. Until they start using a good quality of meat, I won't return.
BEWARE OF BAIT-AND-SWITCH. I'm forced to give 1 star out of 5 because of manipulative business practices. I enjoyed the food, but I was very shocked to be charged for 5 sodas costing $2 each. Little did I know that there were no free-refills which is pretty standard especially for all-you-can eat fish fry. Their menu strategically lacks a beverages section where one would normally see a "no free refills" message. The waitress made me argue quite a bit before removing the extra drink charges. Restaurants should not have to nickel and dime their patrons to make a profit...
Thank You Nicole.
I came in on this past Sunday @ 1pm with 5 other people one being my mother in law (we were there for her birthday lunch).
I have not been to the Fox and Hounds since the 80's and I was curious to see the place, so I recommended going there. I could talk all day about the beauty of the grounds and the golden era charm of the interior, but I want to get right to the service.
Our waitress, I believe it was Nicole, and I am sorry if I am spelling her name wrong. Any way she sat us in a back dining room, I think there about six rooms you can eat in. Ours was small and had windows looking over the patio. She went over the menu and told us about the brunch buffet. Two had that and when she realized two people out of the six were eating she immediately took our order off the lunch menu so we were not sitting there staring at the others eating very long. I mentioned while my mother in law was up at the buffet that it was her birthday, and we were wondering if she had a cake. she said yes, gave us some options and timed the delivery perfectly. the food was good, but I really want to tell you that the service we had will make me visit regularly. Nicole you were wonderful.
At never again.. I never worked for fox and hounds but I am a career waitress. I can say this, that is typical of any restaurant to have such policy.
great food, great times. The food is great, atmosphere enjoyable, and price very reasonable. The candied mushrooms are THE BEST! The steak is great, flavorful, juicy, and cooked to your liking. They gave us an 8oz. when we ordered a 12 oz. by accident and gave us an entirely new 12oz. steak dinner at no extra charge! The waitresses are friendly and considerate and this is the only place I go when I want to get together with friends. Buy one get one is an awesome deal and you don't have to sacrifice anything.
Not Again. Four special friends with us for a rare evening out...after all, it was a 2 for 1 night and much to our surprise, this included their steak and lobster dinner. So four of us ordered the special and the other couple ordered something less expensive. Turns out the meal was marginal, the meat was tough, and the lobster watery, but what do you want for 1/2 price? When we were ready for the bill we were told that the 2 for 1 applied to the entire table and not on separate checks for 3 couples. I f we would have sat at three different tables and dined separately, each table would have qualified for a 2 for 1 discount, but since we dined 6 at a table, the lowest priced 3 meals were free. Now our waitress neglected to mention this when we ordered but afterward, when we asked about separate checks, she told us that this policy is printed in the menu. True, but she still should have informed us in advance. It certainly made those marginal meals even less appealing. So beware, you're not really getting a 2 for 1, you're getting an overpriced marginal dinner and you're getting misled by deceptive advertising. Or, just have your friends sit at separate tables!
+BEST FISH FRY EVER..
I'VE EATEN IN MOST RESTRAUNTS IN THE PAST 60 YEARS AS I TRAVEL 100,000 MILES PER YEAR IN WISCONSIN. LAST FRIDAY I HAD A POLOCK FISHFRY AT THE F & H's. IT WAS THE BEST EVER AND A REASONABLE PRICE.
I SHALL RETURE WHEN EVER I'M WITHIN 50 MILES OF THE F & H's.
THE BAD REVIEWS MUST BE FROM COMPETORS FOR THEIR REVIEWS ARE TRASH.
WOW - NOT WHAT I EXPECTED - DON'T GO - BEWARE. THIS PLACE HAS NO CLUE ABOUT PLATE PRESENTATION OR SERVING GOOD FOOD !! WAY, WAY OVER PRICED FOR THE DOG CRAP THAT IS SERVED. WE HAD TO GIVE IT A TRY BECAUSE OF THE BOGO AND WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED. I THINK THEY'RE SO BUSY AND FEEL THAT THEY WERE DOING ME A FAVOR BECAUSE OF THE BOGO. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY GIVES A CRAP ! OUR PRIME RIB LAST WEEK WAS SO CHEWY AND TOUGH I ALMOST BROKE THE KNIFE THEY GAVE ME. I HAVE ALWAYS HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE PRIME RIB BUT SOMETHING HAS CHANGED ! THIS MUST BE SOME REAL CHEAP CRAP FROM US. FOODSERVICE OR REINHART. DEFINITLY NOT FROM A MEAT PROVEYOR. I WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN AND NEVER RECOMMEND PRIME RIB FROM " THE NEW FOX AND HOUNDS !!
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