Showcased on the Travel Channel?s Food Paradise for its gargantuan cuts of prime rib, Ward?s House of Prime elevates plates with formidable servings of steak, veal, seafood, and pasta within an elegant, leather-tinged dining room. Chefs slice the signature prime rib in a spectrum of portion sizes ranging from modest 8-ounce morsels to The Al-Mighty Halaka's behemoth 160 ounces. Those who conquer these savory leviathans garner immortalization in Ward?s Hall of Fame, where caricatures of past protein vanquishers smile from behind their trusty steak knives. At the bar, an extensive wine list gilds glasses with varietals hailing from throughout the globe as drinksmiths craft a bevy of inventive cocktails. The dining room?s studded-leather seating flanks tables clad in white linens, and the outdoor patio?s umbrellas keep diners dry during worcestershire storms brought on by their steaks' gravitational forces.
Lee Asian Bistro’s seasoned chefs help patrons to sink chopsticks into a pan-Asian panoply of authentic Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai delicacies. Diners arm themselves for dinnertime treks with skewers of grilled chicken satay ($5.95) or pairs of gòi cuón ($3)⎯overstuffed shrimp, pork, and vegetable summer rolls ready to bounce across tongues or act as makeshift sleeping bags during midnight snacks. The Mongolian Triple Wonder ($10.95) scares off boring meals with a toothy trio of shrimp, beef, and chicken sautéed in mandarin brown sauce, and squid, crab, shrimp, and scallops keep submersed taste buds company during visits to the seafood in black bean sauce ($10.95). Tangle tongues around pho’s steaming noodles, hobnobbing with a savory soup dotted with beef, chicken, and Asian vegetables ($7.50–$7.99). Postnosh, diners trade chopsticks for straws and drink in a fresh-fruit smoothie in exotic flavors such as kiwi, honey-dew melon, or mango ($3.95) or delight luxury-loving teeth by adding pearls of chewy tapioca to the refreshing beverage ($0.50).
Tony Roma opened his first rib joint in 1972, a venture that became wildly successful after Dallas Cowboys owner Clint Murchison, Jr. tasted the ribs and slaw and declared them the best he'd ever had. With his financial know-how and weighty pocket book, he helped Tony Roma's grow into the international brand it is today. Franchises have spread across the States like a wave of barbecue sauce, seeping over borders and staining the shirtfronts of thousands of satisfied diners.
Today, chefs still diligently emulate Tony's original ribs recipes, grilling up signature steaks and fresh-caught seafood combos enhanced with sides and garnishes of seasonal ingredients. In addition to the restaurant's signature meaty entrees, the staff whips up oven-baked desserts such as the golden-apple tarts and redskin potatoes hand- mashed by distinguished martial artists.
Between the years of 1904 and 1944, the Greek Revival–style mansion that now holds Eric's Porter - Haus was home to former Waukesha mayor Isaac Lain. Today, it's a bustling supper club where servers make the rounds to multiple dining rooms, one of which is equipped with a fireplace lined with fresh cookies for Santa. Chef Chris prepares Old World specialties such as black forest schnitzel made with natural range-fed veal. Another specialty is steak; tender filet mignon sizzles alongside 24-ounce porterhouse cuts. Bottles imported from Germany, Australia, Italy, Spain, and California also make appearances on the wine list.
With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott La Crosse in La Crosse, you'll be minutes from La Crosse Center and close to Children's Museum of La Crosse. This hotel is within close proximity of Mississippi Explorer Cruise Dock and City Brewery.
Make yourself at home in one of the 78 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including an indoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and shopping on site. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.
You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Courtyard by Marriott La Crosse, or find a snack in a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and currency exchange. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
In 1892, a grand Victorian hotel hosted traveling gentlemen in luxurious $1-a-night rooms supplied with fine liquor and cigars. The proprietor’s sons, prominent Milwaukee businessmen, brought 20th-century celebrities such as Liberace to the hotel for evening performances; today, the piano he played is still displayed in the building’s grand lower level.
The carefully restored building now also houses Koehring's Grand Central House, which is both a restaurant and a bed and breakfast. Bartenders pour signature ice-cream drinks from behind a replica of the original front desk as diners eat butter-grilled steaks and seafood beneath elegant chandeliers. Despite the changes, antique dishes and photographs hang throughout the entire restaurant, and ghost hunters claim that the eatery is still overbooked with the spirits of the unquiet dead.