By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 02, 2024 at 1:31 PM

A Lake Country gem got a nod this week in “People” Magazine.

I.d., the modern American restaurant located inside the Delafield Hotel, was named among 50 Most Beautiful Restaurants in America by OpenTable editors Laura Scholz, Laura Scholz and Stefanie Tuder.

Curated in honor of "People’s" 50th anniversary and their 2024 “The Beautiful Issue”, the list includes picks from all 50 states.

“These super-stylish stunners deliver unforgettable dining experiences,” the article reads. “There are mountaintop chalets with modern rustic touches, glammed-up Art Deco mansions with a view, and mirror-and-glass paneled sky-high stunners.”

The "showstopper" ceiling at I.d. (Photo courtesy of I.d.)

As for I.d., the restaurant is recognized for one particular design element:  “The showstopper here is the ceiling, painted with confetti-hued pop art that matches the dining room’s lively, playful energy.”

But that's just one of the restaurant's many charms, which extend to its open kitchen, gorgeous metalwork, stunning light fixtures and beautiful table settings.

I.d. also boasts a menu of seasonally driven fare that's equally as beautiful as its environs.

Hangar Steak
Hangar Steak at I.d. (Photo: Lori Fredrich)

View the full list here.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.