Midwest Living Review
The Immigrant Room, located in the lower level of the American Club, could not feel less like a hotel restaurant. Rather than one large dining room, the Immigrant is broken up into six separate rooms, each named after and designed according to a particular European descent of the early Wisconsin immigrants in Kohler: the French, Dutch, German, Norman, Danish and English. Some rooms have a handful of tables, others have only one -- and the result is a formal homey atmosphere, one intimate dinner party after another. The menu is varied, includes poultry and game, but is focused on the seafood, which executive sous chef Ryan Anderson has flown in fresh several times a week. He takes advantage of softshell crab season, procuring from Maryland the most delicately delicious crabs, that he lightly fries and serves with a frisee salad, avocado coulis and citrus jalapeno vinaigrette. The menu is divided into first course, midcourse and entrees and is extensive, featuring items such braised organic pork belly, truffle honey-lacquered quail breast, three different kinds of caviar, scallops, lobster, sole, halibut, prawns, tenderloin, wild boar and more. We especially enjoyed the Asian bento box, featuring a spicy ahi tuna and mango spring roll, house sushi, coconut seafood ceviche noodles, and ahi tuna tartare with wasabi cream, each delicious and beautifully presented. There is also a staff sommelier to help with wine pairings; entrees run $30-$45. The Immigrant is open for dinner after 6 p.m. nightly, except Sundays. Reservations are strongly recommended, and jackets are required.