Cuisine at The American Club Hotel
The Immigrant Restaurant
The Immigrant Restaurant was voted the #1 Hotel Restaurant in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Rich in character and historic elegance, this award-winning restaurant is arranged in a series of six rooms paying homage to the style of early Wisconsin settlers: French, Dutch, German, Norman, Danish and English. Enjoy the Immigrant’s artful presentations of contemporary American cuisine with modern European influences. Each dish is composed using the best the market has to offer.
The Winery Bar
Visit this European-style wine cellar for a pre-dinner drink, or spend the evening enjoying hand-rolled sushi, more than 40 award-winning Wisconsin cheeses and delicious small plates. Adjacent to The Immigrant Restaurant, this comfortable lounge offers nearly 800 wine selections, all of them rated 88 and above by Wine Spectator and Robert Parker. It also features an extensive selection of single-malt Scotches and Cognacs.
The Wisconsin Room
The original dining hall of immigrant workers for Kohler Co., The Wisconsin Room features innovative, farm-fresh cuisine in an elegant but approachable atmosphere. The menu, which rotates seasonally, is frequently complemented by daily specials drawing inspiration from what’s in harvest at that moment. During the spring, you might experience local morels, wild ramps, spring lamb and freshly caught fish from the Great Lakes. During the summer months, the chef might feature wild strawberries, fresh herbs from the garden and a wide selection of freshly harvested local produce. Enjoy a before-dinner drink in the Library Bar, which features speciality martinis and an extensive wine list.
This charming antique solarium from Chorley, Lancashire, in the north of England, was meticulously dismantled, transported halfway ’round the world and reassembled piece by piece to stand in its current home, The American Club® Fountain Courtyard. It now serves as a delightful garden café for afternoon and evening refreshments. Bring your laptop and get caught up on emails while you enjoy coffee and pastries or meet friends for relaxing conversation. The Greenhouse offers a tempting selection of deli sandwiches, sweet treats, homemade ice cream, European pastries, signature teas and espresso drinks.
The Horse & Plow
This casual historic tavern was once the taproom for Kohler Co. workers who lived at The American Club®. Abundant booths convey a cosy atmosphere, while the tabletops, made from the original American Club bowling alley, perpetuate the historic tradition of Kohler Co. An expansive bar accommodates guests beyond the restaurant area, and a lower-level lounge features cosy furniture, televisions and fireplace. Enjoy American classics, such as burgers and fish ‘n’ chips, as well as fresh, innovative selections, such as our Midwest chicken salad and grilled salmon. With an exceptional selection of American micro-brews and premium European beers, The Horse & Plow is a great place to meet for lunch or an after-dinner drink.
Cuisine in The Shops at Woodlake
Located alongside tranquil, picturesque Wood Lake, this gracious restaurant offers regional Italian cuisine simply prepared to allow natural flavours to shine through. Embracing the philosophy of the traditional Italian kitchen, the menus focus on fresh, seasonal, quality ingredients. Handcrafted pastas, artisan pizzas and wood-fire grilled entrees present fresh takes on Italian classics. It’s a choice spot for an expertly grilled steak and the only restaurant in the area that offers a raw bar.
Craverie Chocolatier Café
Home of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates, Craverie features expanded breakfast items, signature soups from Kohler restaurants, fresh sandwiches, seasonal salads and made-to-order smoothies. With a picturesque view of Wood Lake, banquette seating, alfresco settings, a cosy fireplace, comfy oversized leather chairs, chandeliers and mirrors galore, the ambience is the perfect complement to the menu. To satisfy your sweet tooth, Craverie offers gelato and sorbet in 9 delicious flavours and signature pastries. Pair with a signature coffee, handcrafted hot chocolate, wine or beer.
Woodlake Market Atrium Café
Whether it’s lunch on the go or a leisurely breakfast in the Atrium Café, Woodlake Market offers a wide variety of delicious meal options for your convenience. It also features Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV and immediate proximity to Brewed Awakening, a cosy coffee shop.
For drinks made especially for you, visit Brewed Awakening. This hip, convenient village café offers all your favourite handcrafted espresso drinks (hot or iced), freshly brewed organic and fair-trade coffees, herbal beverages and specialty teas, fruit smoothies and iced teas. Deliciously unique, fresh-baked goods and tempting treats make for comforting complements to your beverage of choice.
Other Resort Dining
Blackwolf Run Restaurant
With panoramic views of the Pete Dye-designed championship golf courses, this rustic American grill features regional cuisine, such as corn sausage chowder, king salmon, stuffed and smoked pork chops, premium steaks and house made desserts. Dine in front of a huge fieldstone fireplace, or enjoy outdoor dining on the terrace, overlooking the 18th greens of the River and Meadow Valleys courses.
Whistling Straits Restaurant
Enjoy a scenic view of Lake Michigan in this rustic Irish Farmhouse setting. Whistling Straits serves a mixture of innovative and classic cuisine with British influences. Signature dishes include potato leek soup infused with fine sherry, rack of lamb, and sticky toffee pudding. The menu features fresh Wisconsin produce and dairy, seafood from the coasts, and Midwestern-raised meats. With its grand fireplace, The Irish Pub, located upstairs, offers classic dishes including fish ‘n’ chips and a variety of premium beers – some unique to the property – and a selection of fine Scotch.
River Wildlife Lodge Restaurant
River Wildlife’s Lodge Restaurant is a private, rustic log cabin bordering a lush hardwood forest. Dining reservations are available to River Wildlife members and resort guests with lodging reservations at either The American Club® or Inn on Woodlake with a purchased entry pass. River Wildlife is not open to the general public. Advance reservations are required for dining and activities. The six cosy and inviting dining areas include three intimate lofts that feature an eclectic mix of primitive wood furnishings, earthenware place settings and fresh wildflowers.
Take 5 Café
Indulge and “take 5” with a variety of lunch, dinner and snack options. The menu has been designed with fresh, healthful ingredients to complement your fit lifestyle. Grab a quick cup of Weeden Creek Farms coffee or a refreshing smoothie. Choose a Kitchens of Kohler sandwich made with Boars Head meat, a soup or a fresh salad. Take 5 is a great place for members and non-members to grab a tasty lunch on the go.