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Excite your taste buds in our Victorian dining room

Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Bayfield WI restaurant

Open To The Public

Find what you’re craving: the perfect night out on the town in our Bayfield, WI restaurant. The Landmark Restaurant creates made-from-scratch upscale American and French cuisine that will tempt your palate and excite your taste buds. Open for breakfast, lunch (by appointment) and dinner. Our restaurant has a full license and offers fine wines, cocktails, specialty drinks, along with imported and domestic beers. Finish your meal with the sweet conclusion: hot fudge, rum, or turtle sundaes, or one of our fabulous fresh baked desserts.

Victorian Ambiance and Lake Superior Views

Enjoy elegant ambiance with a casual feel. Dress as you are comfortable, and experience the unique atmosphere of our dining room, with its antiques and vintage wallpapers, grand fireplace mantles, and windows overlooking Bayfield and Lake Superior. We are known as a place for celebrating special occasions.

Our Location

We are located in downtown Bayfield, just a few short blocks from Lake Superior. The views from our porch and dining areas are hard to beat, and just about anything you’d want to do in Bayfield is within walking distance of Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn.

Elegant, yet Casual Dining Atmosphere

Our dining room seats up to 62 people at 12 tables, with three dining areas connected by large pocket doors. The decor in our restaurant is elegant Victorian, but we have no dress code: please come as you are comfortable. The restaurant’s large, wraparound porch is perfect for receptions and cocktail parties, or to enjoy an appetizer (or dessert!) and a bottle of wine with your sweetheart.

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Restaurant News and Special Events

Each year, Old Rittenhouse Inn and Bayfield, WI, host many Special Events creating even more reasons to visit the “Best Little Town in the Midwest” at any time of year. From Valentines Day to Christmas we offer year round dining events. Visit our events page to read more.

Continental breakfast Favorite Recipes from Old Rittenhouse Inn

Dining Hours


Jan. 1 – June 14
Open Daily 7:30 – 9:30am

June 15 – Oct 14
Open Daily 7:00 – 10:00am

Oct. 15 – Dec. 31
Open Daily 7:30 – 9:30am


Available to groups of 20-64 people year-round. Please contact our Events Director for reservations and information.


Jan 1 - May 15 *
Fri & Sat 5:00 - 8:00pm

May 16 - June 30
Sun, Mon, Fri, & Sat 5:00 - 8:30pm

July 1 - Aug. 31 *
Sun, Mon, Thur, Fri, & Sat 5:00 - 9:00pm

Sept 1 - Oct 31 *
Sun, Mon, Fri & Sat 5:00 - 8:30pm

Nov. 1 - Dec. 31
Fri & Sat 5:00 - 8:00pm

*Open on Holidays including Valentine’s Day, Easter (Brunch), Mother’s Day (Brunch), Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve.

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Two blocks uphill on Bayfield's Rittenhouse Avenue is THE OLD RITTENHOUSE INN -- and it's a delight.
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