Best of the Chippewa Valley

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Best Restaurant Atmosphere

Alongside the food, a restaurant’s atmosphere is a key element of the dining experience, and our readers say Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire) does it the best, with bluesy lighting, dark curtains, and a wide selection of wines to pair with your meal. Cowboy Jack’s (1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona) has a Western vibe, features live music (temporarily stopped due to COVID-19) and large screens behind the bar for sports. The Livery (316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire) feels more rustic, offering cool decor in a genuine historical building. –Will Seward

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