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Everything You Need to Know About Chives Door County

When you’re visiting Door County, and you want to treat yourself to a mind-blowing meal, you must try the Chives Door County Restaurant. This fine dining establishment takes pride in a farm-to-table culinary experience utilizing fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients, some of which grow on the property.  It’s located in Bailey’s Harbor, just across the peninsula from the Ashbrooke Hotel.

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All About Chives Door County

The Impressive Team

Chives Restaurant has a rockstar team lineup like no other. The owner, JR Schoenfeld, has studied food and traveled the world for over 35 years. What’s his mission? “To always keep it simple, and always use the freshest ingredients available.” Lucas Lindow started at the bottom when he worked as a dishwasher at Chives in high school. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Food Science, he returned to Chives and now serves as Chef. Lucas Schoenfeld is their Certified Sommelier. After showing an interest in mixology, he started bartending when he was 18. Since then he has now earned a certification in wine as a Certified Sommelier from the International Culinary Center in Campbell, California and focuses on providing a topnotch wine list at Chives. 

The Standout Menu

The dinner menu at Chives is a menu like no other. They offer local seafood, mouthwatering steaks, fresh soups and salads, and more. A perfect way to start your meal is by ordering the Door County Mushroom Soup, served with creme fraiche and chives. Then proceed to an entree, such as the Pan Seared Sea Scallops or Veal Chop and Chanterelles. Whatever you decide to eat, you’ll leave extremely satisfied. 

Chives Has Brunch?!

Are you a brunch fanatic? Then you MUST experience brunch at Chives. From sweet to savory to breakfast to lunch, they have something to satisfy everyone’s palette. Start your meal with the Chicken and Goat Cheese Wontons small plate served with apricot preserves and sriracha. Then move on to the Brioche French Toast served with fresh strawberries and maple syrup. Or, indulge in the DoCo Burger, made from ground short-rib, bacon onion jam, fried egg, and muenster cheese. Don’t forget to accompany it with a spicy bloody mary or refreshing mimosa.

Visit a Chives Food Truck

You can now visit this delicious eatery in other areas throughout Door County with the addition of their Chives food trucks! When you’re visiting the Harbor Fish Market, check out their new Burger Truck, located across the street. Also, they have a Pizza Truck that sits in the beer garden at Door County Brewery. Have a sip and a slice!  

Stay at the Incredible Ashbrooke Hotel 

During your trip, stay at the Asbhrooke Hotel in Egg Harbor.

It’s only a 13-minute drive from Chives Door County and is close to a plethora of other yummy restaurants in Door County. When you stay at the Ashbrooke Hotel, you’ll be surrounded by premium amenities.  Enjoy the complimentary morning coffee and baked goods, the pristine swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness facility, and various in-room luxuries. Our Grande Suite even features a cozy fireplace and spacious living room. 

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We know you can’t wait to start planning your trip to Door County! Check our availability and book your room to make your dream vacation a reality. We can’t wait to have you.