Welcome to Sopra
Located in Lake Geneva, Sopra Bistro offers fine American dining from Chef Simon Cumming.
Sopra, an American Bistro, opened in the spring of 2008 with the goal of serving fresh and delicious Italian-American bold flavored foods, with global influence, in a fun and lively setting that makes our guests feel at home from the moment they walk in the door. Located on Main Street in the heart of downtown, Sopra Bistro combines the laid-back atmosphere of Lake Geneva with the dynamic feel of Lincoln Park, Chicago.
The warm wooden barstools, chairs, and tables create a harmonious balance of elegant American bistro and a comfortable neighborhood bar.
Upstairs the private dining rooms are a loft style setting, with exposed brick walls and high ceilings. In the summer, outdoor tables on the sidewalk make a perfect location for a festive evening with friends. Our unique atmosphere is casual and romantic, it's the perfect destination for a special date or the place you go night after night with friends and family. Match that with the friendliest service you will find anywhere. Sopra is the ideal location for your next great fine dining meal and celebration! In addition to the thoughtfully selected wine list, Sopra also boasts an extensive selection of micro-brew beers and a full selection of spirits, including specialty house martinis.
Sopra Executive Chef and Owner Simon Cumming was born in Dublin, Ireland and lived in London, Tokyo, Portland, and Chicago before moving to Lake Geneva to open Sopra, his first restaurant in 2008. Simon grew up developing a deep knowledge of nature and the outdoors. His passion for food coupled with an ability to create dishes from natural, simple ingredients has followed him through his career as a chef. Chef Simon attended the International Culinary School of Phoenix. He then accepted a position at Pazzo Cucina Italiana, a downtown Naples, Florida restaurant on 5th Avenue offering authentic Italian food.
Cumming returned to his hometown of Chicago in 2001 and worked at Wave at the W Hotel, critically acclaimed Gabriel's and JP Chicago alongside famed Chicago chef Jason Paskewitz always learning more about food, how to be a chef and run your own restaurant. Cumming still considers Paskewitz a mentor and friend today. Ingredient-driven Chef/Owner Simon Cumming designs Italian-American Bistro classics. Putting a contemporary American twist on Bistro classics like the succulent Berkshire pork chop, lamb shank, Wagyu flat iron steak, venison pot roast pappardelle, scallops, whole fish, chargrilled baby octopus, smoked chicken gnocchi, in addition to delivering his unique, seasonal daily specials.
Simon has always understood the importance of the raw ingredients used in cooking. He has made it a cornerstone of Sopra to ensure he is constantly sourcing and re-assessing what he buys and from whom. He believes this is the only way to ensure that the quality of the dishes he is serving his customers remains consistently high. Cumming has drawn from his fine dining and innovative culinary backgrounds along with personal and inspired experiences to craft Sopra's seasonally driven and globally influenced menu. All of this is woven together with exceptional execution and presentation.
Chef Simon embraces the Midwestern Seasons, his menu showcases local flavors and ingredients in abundance.
The large loft room seats up to 28 people in various seating options. 3 large windows look down onto bustling Main Street, Lake Geneva. This wonderful space does truly reflect the character of our historic building
Our private LP Room is a wonderfully unique room that your friends and family will certainly enjoy. Up to 12 of your guests can enjoy the distinctive sounds of Sopra's own record collection, or bring your own, while feasting on Chef Simon's enticing specials and menu items.
Set menus at a fixed price are available for privates events.
Please email Carrie Cumming at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 312-550-0457 for all information and availability for your private parties.
Sopra, An American Bistro, is in the heart of downtown Lake Geneva. Located within walking distance to Seven Oaks, Maxwell Mansion, Baker House, Bella Vista Suites, Harbor Shores, The Cove, Mill Creek. In addition, Sopra is easy driving distance to Grand Geneva, Geneva Ridge, Geneva Inn and the Abbey on Geneva Lake.