Taverne in The Sky, on the fifth level of Lodge Kohler in Green Bay — with its bank of windows overlooking Lambeau Field and world-class cuisine — may be the most iconic place in all of New North to impress an out-of-town business associate.
“It’ll definitely do that,” Jerry Murphy, executive director of New North Inc., said as he gazed at the stadium over lunch there on a recent weekday. “You’ve got a lot of brand value out the window — with the Packers stadium, Kohler — and in the experience.”
Taverne in The Sky opened in July 2017, when Lodge Kohler, the region’s first AAA Four-Diamond hotel, opened. Guests enter the restaurant through the bar, with its bright yellow backlit wall, flanked by tall windows onto Lambeau (and doors leading to an outdoor lounge with cozy seating around fire pits). The aroma of the wood-fire grill, used to cook many dishes on the menu, fills the air.
Tell your server you’re pressed for time and you’re treated to an expertly paced meal. For a dish truly unique to the area, try the Smoked Sturgeon Dip as an appetizer ($18). A good choice for salad is the generously sized Chicken Chopped ($13), and for a sandwich, you can’t beat the Cracker-Crusted Walleye Ruben ($18) for an authentic Wisconsin dish, Kohler style. In the off-season, it’s a relaxed experience. On game days in the fall, plan your strategy to get there early!
— Margaret LeBrun