Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub
Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub

Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hinterlandbeer.com/
  • Phone: 4147279300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


    Bar: Monday-Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am


    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kelly Qualley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: At Hinterland, the private dining options are endless. Whether your group’s size is 20 people or 125, we can provide the pinnacle experience and value for your guests. If your looking for an intimate space for up to 20 people, our private dining room is the perfect setting, or if a smaller business meeting is the agenda let us facilitate a private room with an LCD projector and screen. For groups of 20 to 40 guests, Hinterland’s lounge is the perfect space with its own private bar for reception and plenty of seating for a “sit-down” dinner or passed hors d’ oeuvre party. Also, the entire restaurant is available for private parties of 40 or more people for more formal wedding receptions, holiday parties, business meetings or for any occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike Matousek 4147279300x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Historic Third Ward public garage located on Chicago Street directly adjacent to the rear of the building. You may enter the restaurant's building on the second level of the parking garage through the parking garage's breeze way.
A word from Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub
Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub specializes in contemporary American Cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ocean fish, wild game and world class steaks. Hinterland E.S.G. also features handcrafted beer fresh from our brewery in Green Bay as well as an extensive wine list from around the world.
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Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (7)neighborhood gem (6)special occasion (4)good for groups (2)romantic (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Style Over Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Somewhat disappointed by Hinterland Gastropub. The restaurant looked very nice and the menu was appealing, but the flavors and preparations left something to be desired. The squid was overcooked. The sashimi was under seasoned. The fish and chips were plain. The dessert (lemon pot) was very good and probably a highlight. The beer, wine and cocktails were all very good, so maybe a better bar than restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Localdiner
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Wood grilled Cobia was excellent. Only disappointment. No Octoberfest on tap!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Don't miss the cobia with the red hot butter. Wonderful meal. Exceptional service. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GS14
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food and service were very good. Will definitely remain on our list of Downtown spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time dining at Hinterland. We have been wanting to come for a long time, as some of my friends rave about it. My husband tried a few different types of their in-house brews and really liked them. I have a delightful sangria. We really enjoyed their pickle platter (pickled cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage and corn). I ordered the elk and my husband ordered the hanger steak. Neither one of us had to use our steak knives. The meat was so tender that we used our butter knives. The ambiance was very romantic and dim, and the noise level was perfect. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, wanted great
    MKEats
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I like this place. It was our second visit on a birthday. I wanted to love it. We enjoyed the happy hour special, the appetizers, and the dessert. The entrees, while delicious, weren't quite right. My husband, an omnivore, who is veg at home, went for the steak on his birthday, said his favorite part of his meal was the lovely king oyster mushrooms. My vegetarian entree was not on the menu, which is always a pet peeve of mine. While it was good, it was not a "wow" dish in the execution. I eat a lot of veg and I know undercooked root vegetables when I meet them. Furthermore, the presentation could've used a grain. Who ever heard of lovely, saucy tagine with no couscous to sop it up? Maybe they were conflating vegetarian with gluten free?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 708 reviews are from the Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub reviews archive.
  • Great Evening
    Stevebucknut
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Traveling to Milwaukee on business and hadn't been to Hinterland for a few years. As usual, it did not disappoint! The menu is always so unique from dishes I've never heard of before to the traditional - something for everyone! The atmosphere is great - Pottery Barn meets the warehouse district. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food; nothing else notable
    AuraLee9
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was delicious and innovative, but our server was emotionless and the decor was minimalist. So overall, a fine experience, but I wouldn't go back. Nothing amazing enough to draw me back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great third ward option
    DanMVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had been to Hinterland for drinks in the past, and this was our first time dining there. The service was fantastic, and the atmosphere was relaxing. There were several interesting menu options, of particular note the octopus gnocchi and butternut squash flan. We would certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining in Milwaukee's Third Wad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Beautifully designed bar and dining area. Interesting menu, though maybe a bit too "foodie" for my wife's expectation. Perhaps a few more common entrée preps for those not looking for "interesting takes-and descriptions". Service was good, and friendly. Only complaint was that the red wine we ordered was noticeably too warm. The server quickly brought us a bottle holder carafe with ice to remedy the problem. However, I wonder how all the wines are stored when this happens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Trispace
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We went to Hinterland based on reviews in Yelp and Urbanspoon. It did not disappoint. Food was excellent, service was great and the atmosphere was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Up-Scale Surprise
    kate
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I don't typically think of such a gastropub as a fancy restaurant, but was pleasantly surprised that Hinterland was. We went while visiting from out of town for my husband's birthday. We ordered bread service, a cheese plate, summer sausage, an a tasty gnocchi with elk bolognese. All were delicious, and the beers we had (that they brew) were awesome. We never felt rushed, and loved the clean modern ambiance. The host and hostess were even very helpful in helping us track down a cab to get back to our hotel. Awesome addition to Milwaukee's Third Ward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    SueM
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Really cute, comfortable place. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess who took us to our table and made us feel very welcome. Our server was top-notch. The food was just delicious; perfect portions and fantastic preparation and presentation. We also enjoyed our margaritas. With a ever-changing menu, everything is a "special." It was fairly pricey but we felt it was worth it. We will be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great experience
    Sirk1234
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We were celebrating a special occasion and chose hinterland because of the unique atmosphere. It did not disappoint! We had an outstanding evening - great good! This is a unique place - you won't find this food just anywhere! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Atmosphere and Superb Food
    Crazy8
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I'm glad we chose Hinterland for a late Valentine's date. The restaurant was busy but not crowded, and the server was very friendly. Since they are associated with the Hinterland brewery in Green Bay, they have many excellent beers on tap. Of note, they have 3 nitrogen infused beers for only $5 each, each of which have that smooth and creamy feel that you don't get with CO2 beers. The food was very good. The most notable dish we tried was the sweet potato gnocchi. We will be coming back just to have that dish again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bummer.
    JTTC
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Used to come here often....wont anymore. place has fallen off the tracks. surprised if it makes it thru the summer. actually hope it doesnt. over priced and not nearly as good as the SO many other options in milwuakee.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A decent meal but unremarkable
    out2eat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I would rate the experience at Hinterland very average to strange. My wife and I both ordered the steak and I could tell that they are more about presentation than substance. For the price , the amount of meat you get is below avg for what would expect. Since everything is a la carte, I thought the salad would be ample - it was not. For $8, the salad was tasty enough but would not expect about 5 leafs and some crumbles. The funny thing about it was when we were done, we were told we would have a surprise dish! Great I thought....it's the day after V-Day...maybe a small desert, a coffee?...some fruit. No....it was a "special" brussel sprout dish....very odd. It was good....but was wondering if this was by design or by accident.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal!
    Mark
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great service and food in a neatly styled space. Highly recommend it for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    While we enjoyed our experience we felt that for the price the portions were small. The squid ink pasta was wonderful but the seafood on top was tiny. The pan roasted duck breast was very good but again small for the $32 price tag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good cocktails and solid food
    gbranger
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Enjoyable experience. Be prepared to spend a lot. The cocktails and beer are top notch. Would really enjoy happy hour. The hangar steak was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for a special night
    SharonainWB
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    innovative menu, exotic and trendy ingredients, beautiful plating, sophisticated flavors and locally sourced, or in-house meats, breads and sauces. The venue was also very contemporary and full of personality. Great for discerning foodies up for a fun night out and a remarkable culinary experience. We aren't drinkers, but I also had the impression they had a good bar menu. I just can't speak to that from personal experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was great, service was a bit slow but they were busy so we totally understood. The only complaint I have is that I did not get the 1000 Open Table points for the reservation. How is that rectified?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative and Delicious!
    Kvv711VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Having been to Hinterland several years ago (and having an unremarkable experience) we were interested to see why the reviews were so stellar lately. We know now. The food (new menu each day) was creative and beautifully executed. Server was very informed and helpful. The chef manages to create food that satisfies the eyes and the palate. The sablefish (black cod) was beyond perfection! Our only disappointment was our table, which was near the VERY BUSY BRIGHT kitchen opening (not a door, just an opening) and the glare from the fluorescent lights and constant traffic with hustling servers was a little distracting. We will DEFINITELY return often, but will know to request seating away from that area. Valet parking was very helpful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were seated immediately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We were seated immediately at a cozy corner table. I had the salmon which was flavorful and warm. My husband enjoyed the sirloin. A good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise
    Enjoy
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    By calling it a gastro (pub) we were surprised. Gourmet and terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We had the sirloin and hanger steaks, both were excellent. Our server was very friendly and helpful, gave good suggestions. I plan to take my parents there when they come to town, was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite
    billid
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We had a great anniversary dinner at Hinterland. The menu is so varied and inventive. Every dish is balanced with regard to flavor and expertly prepared. And what a treat to dine in a restaurant where tables are arranged with enough space for servers and patrons to move freely and where diners can converse without shouting. That's a rarity. We look forward to many more visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Elk
    eatingout
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Oysters were great, Elk was fantastic and the service was just as good. Well done Hinterland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Lizz
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Our server was amazing. He catered to all the different personalities in our group, was extremely attentive, and had a great sense of humor. I don't remember ever having such great service while dinning out. Wish I could recall his name! We were a group of 10. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The duck was very good but
    luvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The duck was very good but the scallops were gritty and the taste off putting (almost as though they were going bad. The portions were small and expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over the top
    Kate
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    No one menu item was composed of all known ingredients. A bit over the top, but food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a recognition dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This was a recognition dinner for two top performers. They had never been there before and raved about it. The food was wonderful. There were a couple of duplications but overall we mostly had different dishes, and everyone proclaimed them excellent. The service was a little slow, but there's also a balance between time to enjoy which I think the server was doing. Overall, excellent!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    retznutz
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great food and -perfect- service. Caught a break and scored a table the day before New Years Eve (last table available). The price is up there, but the food and service is worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Around Excellent
    MKEDLW
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Just dined this saturday and really had a great experience. Staff was very attentive and genuinely helpful. Food was wonderful. The updated menu was a pleasant change. Keep up the good work Hinterland!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We went for the small plate options after starting with burrat served with arugula and pine nuts. I had the the kale and quail...fire roasted kale and a small plate of roasted quail jambalaya. Both exquisite. My wife had the beet combo, roasted, pickled and raw, and the braised lamb shoulder w/chick peas and slow egg. Superb! We also got a pork cheek by mistake, but kept it. Good choice. Two 8 oz glasses of a nice Monastrell got us through dinner. The price tag was under $100 and the service in very pleasant surroundings, was top shelf. Coffee options could improve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nicely Done!
    JPDIPSO
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    All different dished were properly prepaired and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love the always changing
    Shashi
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We love the always changing and locally inspired menus. The food is never a disappointment. We tend to eat late and because they only use fresh ingredients they do sometimes run out of items by the time we arrive. We don't fault them for this at all. Service has always been helpful and friendly, but at times can be quite slow. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Milwaukee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Perfect
    Doc86am
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    I bought my husband and I tickets to Les Miserable and took him to dinner before the show as an early Christmas present. Everything was wonderful. The staff was attentive, knowledgable, friendly and professional. The prices were also very reasonable. Make no mistake, Hinterland is not a bargain but for the local ingredients they use and the skill that goes into making the food the price is absolutely reasonable. This is a great restaurant for a quick bite and a few drinks, a nice Friday night out or a special occasion. You really can't go wrong at Hinterland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding menu choices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Outstanding menu choices. Very interesting presentations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Mark
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This is a great little restaurant in an reviving neighborhood on the south end of downtown Milwaukee. Great service. Awesome food. We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.