Bosley on Brady

Bosley on Brady

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bosleyonbrady.com/
  • Phone: 414-727-7975 x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm ***ALSO OFFERING THE BEST HAPPY HOUR IN MILWAUKEE MONDAY-FRIDAY 4-6PM IN OUR BAR.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Gil L. Amador
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties, receptions, cocktail parties for up to 100 guests. Menus tailored to your occasion. We can close the restaurant/bar for your event or you may takes just a section of the dining room
  • Private Party Contact: Michele or Nels 4147277975x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cass & Marshall
  • Public Transit: Bus stop on Van Buren or Marshall.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking; no parking meters to feed! Valet offered on Friday and Saturday
A word from Bosley on Brady
NEIGHBORHOOD GEM! Located on the ever-popular BRADY STREET, we have been serving the freshest seafood and most tender cuts of beef for 9 years. Our upscale-casual dining room and bar makes you feel like you are dining with your best friends. Funky artwork hangs for your pleasure and purchase. Our WINE SPECTATOR award winning wine list is sure to be a hit with your guests as well as our unique martinis. Come in and join us for a great dinner!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Bosley on Brady reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (54)special occasion (42)notable wine list (26)romantic (21)vibrant bar scene (17)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (10)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great seafood
    DebTVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Always love their mussels and black and blue tuna. The beet salad was so good. As stuffed as I was I still had dessert. The dark chocolate block was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    packereater1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary. The staff made an extra effort to mention our special day. The food was delicious. Never felt rushed. Great experience. Definitely going again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Justright4u
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Bosley's is a cosy yet accommodating place to dine. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ENJOYABLE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great first-time experience--celebrated sons master degree graduation with his girlfriend (who lives in Milwaukee)--he works in Chicago and we are from Oshkosh--we are very familiar with Milwaukee and heard many good things about this restaurant--we were not disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too happy for the price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service and atmosphere was great; nice decor. I had the Jeff's Special, which for almost forty dollars was disappointing and bland. My wife had veal chops and enjoyed them. It was a Friday night, granted, but the place was extremely loud; to the point in which my wife and I, seated at a two seat table, had to yell to speak to each other. This was due to the restaurant portion of the store being one open space, and a very loud eight person party. While I understand people come to restaurants to have fun, at a certain point I do view it as the restaurant's responsibility to make sure it is not at the expense of other's enjoyment. Especially when a bill for two dinners and two cocktails comes to $88 before tip.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Happy Hour/Great Food
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Many drinks and apps available during Happy Hour at greatly reduced prices. Loved the sauteed calamari, tempura beans and mojitos. Dinners were fabulous( grouper and salmon)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy with experience
    datenitefoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My boyfriend and I have City Tin coupons I use and Bosely was one of them. I planned a date night for us and we were both very happy we chose this restaraunt! The service was great and so was the food! Our server made our experience personal which definitely made is feel comfortable. We will definitely be coming back and recommending this place to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    enego
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Arrived for a reservation made thru open table and seated right away, at a disappointing table. Out was a special occasion and we wanted some privacy... Asked for a different table and initially told that one wasn't available. Within several minutes hostess came over and seated us at our original request which was greatly appreciated and unexpected! Our server Andrea was excellent. She made our experience at Bosleys great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Just Seafood
    Diner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    While Bosley on Brady is known for their seafood, don't overlook the steaks. My husband and I had their NY strip special and it was delicious. The steak is tender and cooked to perfection. The staff always takes great care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Bopper
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first time at Bosley's (my wife briefly.had been there before). I can't say enough good things! From the time we walked through the door, to being seated, to the ever-attentive waiter and waitstaff, to the fabulous conch appetizer, to our entrees and desert-everything was fantastic! They even gave us desert for our anniversary. The clam chowder was the best I have ever tasted and my N.Y. strip steak was absolutely perfectly done with wonderful flavor. We thank Bosley's for everything that evening and will absolutely be going there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bosley is an Oasis on Brady!
    MKEdiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    With a wine list that satisfied our pallets and the specials and menu rivaling the real Key West foodie scene, Bosley on Brady was once again an exquisite treat for our special anniversary celebration. The nephew of the owner was our server and did a magnificent job of making us feel special, and attended to every detail of our dining experience. The owner herself went out of her way to greet us and make our celebration even more special. The food, the drink, the service, and atmosphere were all aligned. This is the reason we return to Bosley on Brady frequently. It is always a great experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good every time
    KCloves2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Bosley's serves wonderful, unique food. The key lime pie is a must, better than the KeyLime pie in the Keys
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bosley's on Brady Shines
    Delish
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Having neglected this gem of a restaurant since it's opening days, we were very overdue in returning to discover its great food and ambience. We brought friends for their first time visiting Bosley's and we all raved about every aspect of our experience from well-paced service by a knowledgable waiter to divine salads, delicious entrées, and scrumptious desserts. Every item was presented beautifully and taste was beyond our expectations. The freshness of each item we ate was noted and we can't wait to come back with more guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jill
    Jill
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food. We've been here a number of times and the fish and meat are always great. All 4 of us enjoyed our plates. We had our 6 year old with us and there isn't a kids menu option which was a bummer, but the waitress did make a kid-friendly chicken/fish option for her. There was some strangely seasoned broccolini with it, but she liked the fish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • appreciative
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was the 3rd time I've dined at Bosley on Brady and have always had exceptional meals. The grouper is amazing as are the sweet potato biscuits! Our server was very attentive and helpful with suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding outdoor dining
    ChicagomikVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great experience with cocktails, salads,entrees, and desert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delicious
    WinegirlVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One of Milwaukee's best seafood restaurants, always something interesting and well prepared on the menu. Excellent waitstaff and management who care about making your experience a good one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sara
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was disappointed in our experience here as I've been previously and everything was phenomenal. This time, our waiter seemed overwhelmed and inattentive. The fish was overcooked, my suspicion is because it was made prior to it being ordered and then was reheated. Everything was coming out too fast for it to have been made to order.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From Happy Hour to Dinner
    SpecialT
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had only been to Bosley's for their great happy hour, finally had dinner there for my birthday. It was delicious! Too bad I'm moving out of the state.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fish forward
    Motowners
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Fresh, well-prepared. The salads which accompanied the main dishes were well thought-out and complemented the meal very well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MKEdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Another fine dining experience at Bosley's. I dined with a friend and her daughter for a special occasion and we all three had fantastic meals. The brown sugar salmon with caramelized bananas and strawberry slices is spectacular. The seafood symphony was also a special treat. Nice wine by the glass choices. I highly recommend this great Brady Street Milwaukee restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good meal
    Dorky
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    we hadn't been in awhile and glad we came back; meals were outstanding and our waiter did a great job going over specials
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food/ too noisy
    MDsd8
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed our meal at Bosley's very much. The food was great. The noise level was quite high when we first arrived. As people left the noise level was more agreeable. Our server was very attentive at the beginning of the meal. After the entrees were served , he became quite busy and we had to look for him to attend to our needs. We waited to have plates cleared, for coffee and for dessert. He seemed to be running from table to table to accomodate the customers. The tables for his station should have been closer together to make serving easier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2891eats
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Outstanding Butterfish! Decent Bourbon sidecar, super waitstaff -- attentive enough, but not constantly breathing down your neck. The only mild dissapointment: The sautéd calamari was really more of a poached dish -- the squid had no browning at all. Lovely sauce though. All in all, I'd happily come back for more and see if the butterfish or calamari is the norm. If it's the former, I'll be a regular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    always great sea food and the key lime pie is awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    A group of four of us visiting from out of town went here. Wow! The food was so good. We had conch fritters, brussel sprouts, trout from the menu, steak. Desserts included blueberry cobbler and key lime pie. Yum. We had a great bottle of wine at a really reasonable price. Service was very knowledgeable. Parking is challenging since it is on the street. Budget time to look for a space. But definitely worth the trip. This isn't a really fancy place but the food is terrific and worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    LLMKE
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Have never been disappointed in the food, wine, or service at Bosley. They have fantastic seafood! Dessert was delicious as well. Fantastic, large wine list. My only complaint is that it is often so loud it is hard to carry on a conversation with your dinner partner(s). We will return for certain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A rare misstep at Bosley
    noTV4meVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Bosley on Brady has been one of my favorite spots as of late, but this last outing was not up to par. First off: The waitress brought everyone in our party of six an amuse bouche except for me. She didn't seem to notice that she didn't count correctly, but quickly dashed off to get me another Diet Coke. Ok, I guess I didn't need a crostini with an olive tapenade after all. From there everything slowed to a glacial pace. The bread basket didn't appear until almost 30 minutes at the table. The Conch Chowder was excellent, but the main course didn't show up for a good 40 minutes after that. While I know the restaurant was busy, there were empty tables in the bar and dinner for six should not be a 2.5 hour affair.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grizz
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food, very responsive service, and cool Key West vibe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Brady Street Local
    ProntomacVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    You are family when dining at Bosley. But, the food is much better than family! Truly an outstanding restaurant where you can always depend on getting good food, good service and interesting/innovative specials. BRAVO--always…to Skip the bartender--and--the wonderful owners, who are always present to insure that their guests are treated like family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Key West gem
    specialeventdiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great seafood choices and nice selections for meat eaters. Attentive service. Key lime pie is very good but blueberry cobbler is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among the best in Milwaukee
    nonaVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Bosley is one of my very favorite restaurants in Milwaukee. I have been there several times and tried many different dishes, and not one has disappointed. The waitstaff is always friendly, helpful, and attentive. I eagerly await my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    RachelVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Every great dining experience can be tied to one thing...the service. Our server was exceptional! Great recommendations, great personality!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing the mark at an old favorite
    floydster
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and I have always loved this place since they first opened. Enjoyed great food on our recent diner there but was a little disappointed with the service. When I asked for more info on a particular wine our server said " I think it's French". I asked him what variety of white wine it was he said" it's made from French grapes". Ordered a Mojito and the bartender mistakenly used olive juice in it instead of a sugar mixture. It was awful. I hope that this was a one time fluke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    ChristopherandDeanna
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We love Bos cause we had our first date here bad the F&B is always top notch--- so's the svc!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite in Milwaukee
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The red pepper risotto was the best I've had, the seafood medley never disappoints. Bosley is a must every time we visit Milwaukee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bosely Overview
    artie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Bosely offers a unique dining experience. The food is very different from any other restaurant and excellent. A fresh catch of the day is always offered and prepared very creatively, along with many other fish dishes, as well as steak specials. Their salads are always very fresh and blends of different fruits or vegetables with homemade dressings. You never get bored going to Bosely's as their menu changes with the seasons.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we went back
    DanMVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We went to Bosley 3 years ago and had a very disappointing experience. We gave it another chance, and were very happy we did. Conch fritters were fantastic. Seafood appetizer plate was diverse and fresh. The key lime pie is a must have. We will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 581 reviews are from the Bosley on Brady reviews archive.
  • Oasis in the city
    MKEdiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    From the moment we entered the restaurant & greeted by the owner the the attentive treatment by the wait staff & the delectable food we each ordered, the evening was flawless. A wonderful dinning experience we will repeat many more times in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good...
    JoeC
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Laid back, consistent and under the radar, a fun and casual place for some cocktails and Key West flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.