8-Twelve MVP Bar and Grill American Wood Fire Cuisine
Great experience!For a restaurant unused to serving brunch, they did a great job of accommodating a large mob of Mother's Day guests! The food was great, especially the buttermilk chicken. We will return to sample other interesting menu options.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSalmon Benedict and Salmon SandwichThe waiter was knowledgeable, efficient, and personable. The food concept (farm to table) is both admirable and healthy. My wife was pleased with the Salmon Benedict. I ordered the Salmon Sandwich. I was thinking this would be an inch thick slab of salmon on a nice bun. Maybe I didn't read the menu closely: it was a thin slice of salmon on cream cheese on toast. The side salad was extremely fresh and had an excellent dressing. I'll have a hamburger or a steak next time I'm there. Plus, the Brewers game was on and Number 8 had an O for.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic foodWonderful food that all of us enjoyed. Server was great. Only complaint would be slow service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded ExpectationsI decided to treat my family to a Mother's Day brunch. I liked the diverse options for the 8 Twelve specialty menu, and decided to make my reservation. Upon arrival, we stopped by the bar for one of their drink specials, which were unique and quite tasty. Upon being seated, we decided to try something different and selected the Cheddar and Gouda tator tots. They were a nice start to the meal. Our server recommended the 8 oz filet which half the table chose to try. They could not stop raving about the taste and how well it went with the sides they were able to select. I ordered the Buttermilk Fried Amish Chicken. The breading was light and tasty and the tomato macaroni and cheese was a delicacy that I haven't tasted before. A++5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious entrees!Our group of six enjoyed a great evening at 8 -twelve. All of us raved about our meals. The scallops were the best I've ever had. They melted in my mouth. Leo, our server, was very engaging and thoroughly explained the menu. Nice to know 8-twelve uses local growers. One in our group couldn't decide what to order among three choices and asked for his recommendation. Rather than tell her, he surprised her with his choice. She loved his choice: the pork chops. The shrimp pasta, prime rib (a Saturday special) and NY sirloin were also outstanding. We all said we'd definitely come back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and good serviceThe menu here has some unique ingredients on items such as chicken, salmon, and beef. If you like trying different sauces, seasongs, cheese flavorings, etc., this restaurant is good for you. If you enjoy more "traditional" food, the menu may be restrictive for you although my husband enjoyed his caesar salad with chicken. The tater tot appetizer is very tasty. I had the duck breast and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Brawny Burger is excellent and also the mac and cheese.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMawesomeIt was so nice that you had the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN" on all the menus. I posted that menu on facebook and everyone that seen it thought it was the greatest thing. Thought when we got there it was just going to be the same waitstaff coming and singing but this was more memorable. We actually framed the menu and put it on the wall in Kevin's mancave.
Thank you so much for the great dining experience.
Kevin and Linda5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood timeEveryone enjoyed the food , from our 2 yr old granddaughter on up. For meat lovers, a more tender tasty choice cannot be found. The special attention given us by the staff was greatly appreciated.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe recently enjoyed a SundayWe recently enjoyed a Sunday lunch with friends. The service was good, food excellent and environment very nice. We'll return soon.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday celebrationGreat, got a booth in a corner, were quick with the reservation and listened to my request for 'Happy Birthday Andrew!' Somewhere. Put it on the menu! Real cool! Good food as usual and nice, friendly staff. Enjoy going there. :)5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSport celeb rest. with great food!Wow! A restaurant owned by sports celebrities that actually has great food! They obviously focused more on the food than on sports memorabilia on the walls. Very refreshing.
It's a fun place that you shouldn't miss....... REALLY!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding all the way aroundHad a group of 8 their for a business dinner, all of us travel a lot and eat in many different types of restaurants so most restaurants seem pretty much the same. However the group to a person all said the various entrees were exceptionally good to the best they have had of that particular selection. Steaks, Duck, Ocean Trout all tops. Service was attentive and prompt and prices moderate for the quality. Definitely a return trip in order.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ExperienceOur server was fantastic. Selection of locally sourced food and drink was impressive. Food was delicious. My only critique is that it took more time between courses than I was expecting.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a girls night out andHad a girls night out and everyone enjoyed themselves. We ordered many different meals from the menu and each was delicious. Had a waiter who explained the menu and was there with what ever we needed. Would recommend this to anyone who likes #8 and #12, and would like seeing the pictures.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience with wonderful food!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThank You for honoring ourThank You for honoring our request to help celebrate 2 birthdays!!! The creme brulee was delicious!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur visit to the 8-TwelveOur visit to the 8-Twelve was a great dining experience. The atmosphere was pleasant although the noise level got quite loud as the restaurant filled to near capacity. The menu selection was good and the food was well prepared and appealing. Leo, our waiter did a superb job of explaining our options and highlighting the advantages of the 8-Twelve philosophy. Overall a great experience that I would definitely take advantage of in the future.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was fine dining at aThis was fine dining at a moderate price. The prime rib was excellent and the potatoes that came with it were outstanding. We had excellent, friendly service. This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time toThis was our first time to the restaurant and we had a group of 6 for dinner for a birthday party. Our server, Alex, was OUTSTANDING! He had an extensive knowledge of the food and wine and made all of the options sound irresistible. He was attentive to our table and we had to chase him down to ask for anything. The food was AMAZING! From the appetizers to entrees to dessert, hands down an incredible experience. We will not hesitate to return for another visit. Thank you for making my birthday a memorable one!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI noted in my reservationI noted in my reservation that we were celebrating my father's birthday. They surprised us with a special menu that had "Happy Birthday Jerry!" on the bottom of the page. THey also did a special dessert for him.
Server was great at explaining that they try to use local suppliers as much as possible and knew quite a bit about several of them.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMService & Food Worth Returning ForHad made a special request for seating, and they made sure to honor my request. We were with people from out of state, and when one of the people in our party ordered a drink that the waitress wasn't sure of, she found a manager. The manager came over to make sure the ingredients were correct, then came back to shake it and serve it at the table. That was really a nice touch. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgable. The food was great. Steaks done perfectly, and the special fish dish was very good too. We will be sure to go back. Great overall experience!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the 18oz prime rib andI had the 18oz prime rib and my girlfriend had the 12oz and it was made to perfection. Worth every penny in my book. Well done chef and serving staff4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe team at 8-Twelve wereThe team at 8-Twelve were a hit this past week. We had a large business group, and everyone truly enjoyed their meal. The waitress really knew her stuff and made quite a few recommendations that some in the group went with. Appetizers were quick to come out, and our meal soon followed with jsut enough time in between. Will definitely continue to come back to this impressionable place!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBucket listLove the local sourcing for produce, meats, and poultry. Nice scene and super friendly waitstaff puts this on anyone's restaurant bucket list.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was so delicious we allFood was so delicious we all had dessert, which we never do. We loved it!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBring your calculator!We initially chose the restaurant because of the sports connection. Our waiter gave a great intro, explaining the "farm to table" concept, and we really appreciated that. The food was wonderful, but expensive, especially given the location in a strip mall and the sports bar concept that we thought we were going in to. The bar is "sporty," the restaurant is more on the upscale side, especially when presented with the $150.00 bill at the end of the meal (4 entrees, 3 drinks, 1 dessert, 1 salad, 1 soup).4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Great serviceMy girlfriend and I went there for the first time for dinner and we were very impressed with the food and service. We both had the surf and turf and our steaks were cooked perfectly, exactly as we asked. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. Felt like 5 star dining/service without the 5 star prices. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRequest a Booth Order the Pork ChopThe pork chop with red cabbage and spaetzle was outstanding - perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. Same with the filet mignon, the fried chicken and the smoked brisket. The tomato mac and cheese lacked flavor. When we arrived we were seated next to the swinging kitchen door which was noisy and flashed bright light like a strobe. We asked to be moved to a booth away from the door. At first our server said it wasn't possible, but then she was informed that she could. We were very pleased with our booth table and with our cheerful server, and we enjoyed an excellent meal. As a farm to table restaurant concept, it would be helpful if the menu noted each dish's local ingredients.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had been told that we wouldn'tWe had been told that we wouldn't get a reservation and that it was extremely expensive. None of that proved to be true - thankfully we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our lunch on Sunday to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We will certainly return so we can try other items on the menu. The 4 in our party were more than satisfied.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waitstaff was very knowledgeablThe waitstaff was very knowledgeable, and in spite of the busy evening, our food came out of the kitchen quickly and tasted fresh and delicious. Dietary restrictions are welcome, as I had no difficulties finding something gluten free and dairy free. It's a little bit pricey, but most of the ingredients are from local farms, and you get what you pay for. Definitely would come back again!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really liked this restaurant.We really liked this restaurant. We had the blue cheese burgers and gouda tater tots, they were both incredible. Wonderful service, we will absolutely be back to try more of the menu!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent. We wished the restaurant wasn't located in a strip mall.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third time atThis was my third time at 8-Twelve and every dish that I have order is wonderful! The service is outstanding and I would recommend making reservations. No complaints thus far. Keep up the great work!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service from Abby!Excellent service from Abby! Great food. Thank you for the special touch with the menu and helping us celebrate our parents' 50th wedding anniversary!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a reservation wellWe had a reservation well in advance and were seated right next to the door to the kitchen - not appreciated. The waiter was friendly enough but at the time of the bill, we felt rushed to pay and move on.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed theWe thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My friend had never been there and she was very impressed by the food, service and the atmosphere. She was commenting on how she could not wait to get to work the next day to tell everyone how great it was. I have dined at 8*Twelve numerous times and have never been disappointed. Everyone I have dined with has enjoyed it including my family. Everything that I have tried on the menu has been delectable. I have highly recomended this place to my friends and family.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the farmI really enjoyed the farm to table feel. The food was very good (had the Mac and Cheese Risotto and Chicken Caesar Salad) and the service was great. We will return on next trip to Milwaukee.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 8oz gilet with mashedThe 8oz gilet with mashed potatoes and roasted mushrooms was one of the best steak meals I've ever had!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster BrunchThis is my third time visiting this restaurant and it has always been a pleasant experience. We had a group of 6 adults and 2 children. The brunch menu had good selections and the food was very good. The food was very slow coming out of the kitchen though and the children grew restless while waiting. That would be my only criticism. I know everything is prepared fresh and takes a little longer but this was unusually long and our server didn't check with us very often.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my mother to the restaurantI took my mother to the restaurant for her 62 birthday. She is a huge Aaron Rodgers fan. She loved the situation picture from Aaron.
Thanks for making my mother's birthday experience something she'll never forget!!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful time withHad a wonderful time with friends.Food was as fresh as described and steaks done to perfection.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great staff!Went with a group of 4. Great service, super friendly staff! The food was good, and we loved the fact that they use their own local farms! The portion sizes were good sizes. We ordered the prime rib, pasta special, pork chop, and crab cakes and would recommend all plates.
We'd definitely return!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a DateMake sure to set a reservation, can do it online as well which is very convenient, can even make alterations if necessary. If you want to go early there's a great looking bar right when you walk in, great place for a date. Staff is very knowledgeable and polite, they definitely make the experience distinguishably better than most places. Doesn't look like they are under staffed which makes me feel better about dining there. Meats are great, filet was the best I've ever had, ribs were so tender. Loved it. Great wine list as well as a full bar. Was a little loud, thought it would be more secluded seating but it makes it fun being around everyone. Thought there would be more sports memorabilia, or more tvs with sports on, but it's not cheesy.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a return visit forThis was a return visit for some of us and a first time visit for another. We love the concept of the Wisconsin based food that is used in some of the recipes and the freshness. Our salads were wonderful as was the butternut squash soup. We also enjoyed the cheese curds and buttermilk chicken.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous experience!We had the Shrimp and grits appetizer. It was excellent! I would absolutely recommend it to others. Our entree's were great. They serve big portions, so we ended up getting to-go boxes. The cheesecake was amazing! The only flaw, I wish they had more tap beer options. Our server, Alex, was very knowledgable. Well done!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our meal very much,We enjoyed our meal very much, however there is just one thing I was disappointed with. I got the prime rib special which did not come with any sort of vegetable, just potatoes. With a vegetable,it would have been perfect.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Amish Chicken was outstandingThe Amish Chicken was outstanding according to my son, the picky eater. The prix fixe option is a good idea as well.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTables very close togetherTables very close together and very loud.
Service and food were excellent.
Prices High3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this restaurant!My family and I really enjoy this restaurant.They have the best cheese curds. We always order them. Steaks are great and everything we've ever had has always been delicious.
Also, the S'mores for desert are to die for!
The staff is friendly and accommodating. I had a special request that they couldn't provide but they made sure to mention it when we checked in.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bar is awesome. Great,The bar is awesome. Great, energetic staff and crowd. Food is excellent. I will be frequenting this place for sure.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM