Milwaukee Restaurants

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  • 1. Alterra at the Lake

    $ | Café

    Craving a jolt of flavorful java? Take a coffee break from the usual and perk up with a cup at this local chain, housed in a historic water...Read More

  • 2. Balistreri's Bluemound Inn

    $$ | Italian

    Try the veal Balistreri (veal topped with eggplant and spinach), pollo carciofi (chicken served on pasta with artichoke hearts and spinach...Read More

  • 3. Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

    $$ | French

    On a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, this bistro is renowned for its French–style Sunday brunch. The daily menu includes roast duck and seasonal...Read More

  • 4. Bavarian Inn

    $ | German

    This chalet on 14 acres displays soccer memorabilia and handmade chandeliers. The menu lists continental cuisine such as steaks and hamburgers...Read More

  • 5. Braise

    $$ | American

    Braise Chef-owner Dave Swanson learned the ropes at acclaimed restaurants including Milwaukee's renowned Sanford. In 2012, he transferred his...Read More

  • 6. Café LuLu

    $ | American

    A wide cross-section gathers at this trendy spot in the Bay View neighborhood, where the menu is as eclectic as the decor. Funky art hangs on...Read More

  • 7. Coquette Café

    $$ | French

    Provincial French bistro fare is served at this café in a large, renovated warehouse in Milwaukee's trendy Third Ward district, just south of...Read More

  • 8. County Clare

    $ | Irish

    This restaurant looks like a traditional Irish pub, with deep-green walls adorned with Gaelic sayings and a long, ornate bar. You can chow down...Read More

  • 9. Eagan's

    $$ | American

    Impressionist paintings hang on the walls at this chic downtown restaurant. The kitchen serves up seafood delicacies like lobster, sushi, and...Read More

  • 10. Elsa's on the Park

    $ | American

    Across from Cathedral Square Park, this chic but casual restaurant has frequently changing art exhibits and serves big, juicy hamburgers and...Read More

  • 11. Izumi's

    $ | Japanese

    This small, cozy restaurant on the east side of town has a sushi bar and a menu of traditional Japanese fare, such as udon and sukiyaki. ...Read More

  • 12. Joey Buona's Pizzeria & Restaurant

    $$ | Italian

    Homey decor combined with classic Sicilian dishes offer an old-world atmosphere, while creative drinks and pizza combinations provide a modern...Read More

  • 13. Karl Ratzsch's Old World Restaurant

    $$ | German

    In German tradition, dirndl-skirted waitresses serve schnitzel, roast duckling, and sauerbraten at this family-owned restaurant decked out with...Read More

  • 14. La Fuente

    $ | Mexican

    Every night feels like Cinco de Mayo at this popular and colorful Mexican restaurant and bar in the heart of the city's Latin Quarter. La Fuente...Read More

  • 15. Mader's

    $$$ | German

    It's named after the Mader family, not after a German mama. Diners here get the ultimate old-world experience, from the Hummels that occupy...Read More

  • 16. Milwaukee Ale House

    $ | American

    As soon as the temperature permits, locals flock to the dual decks of this brew and food favorite. But no matter the weather, it's a happening...Read More

  • 17. Mimma's Cafe

    $ | Italian

    This café is northeast of downtown in a clapboard building dating from 1890; inside are columns and walls sponge-painted in subtle hues. The...Read More

  • 18. Mo's

    $$$ | Steakhouse

    Subtitled "A Place For Steaks," this downtown eatery is all about meat. Diners get to choose their steaks from a platter of cuts. Side dishes...Read More

  • 19. Roots Restaurant and Cellar

    $$$ | American

    From naturally raised meats, to sashimi-grade wild-caught fish, and produce from farmer-slash-chef-owner John Raymond's own Cedarburg farm,...Read More

  • 20. Sanford

    $$$$ | American

    Nationally acclaimed chef Sanford D'Amato serves contemporary American cuisine in this restaurant, which occupies a remodeled grocery store...Read More

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