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MATC Cuisine Restaurant

MATC Cuisine Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://matc.edu
  • Phone: (414) 297-6697
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:15am - 12:15pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, American
  • Executive Chef: Kathy Thompson / John Reiss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered on-street parking is limited. Paid parking is also available at the Bradley Center ramp (6th & State), or Surface lot (6th & Highland).
A word from MATC Cuisine Restaurant
Cuisine Restaurant is Milwaukee Area Technical College’s student operated fin dining restaurant. The restaurant features a full scale menu including appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Food is prepared by students in the Culinary Arts Program under the supervision of Culinary Instructors. />American cuisine with a European touch often characterizes the menu selections. Customers are always welcome from the community to dine with us. For a unique dining experience, book the ‘chef’s’ table (up to 6 guests) for a nominal fee of $10 added to your check. Reservations are recommended.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The restueant is completly run by the MATC culinary school students as a hands on learning experience. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. You have to give the servers and kitchen a little slack as they learn how a resturant is run."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Our group of ladies visited Cuisine at MATC recently. We really enjoyed the food and the experience. Raves were heard about the lobster -- both for the great taste and for the price. The same was said about the steak. We enjoyed talking with the students about their experiences in school and about their future plans. We would highly recommend Cuisine."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "What a fabulous find for our first visit to the MATC restaurant! Food exceeded our expectations of both flavor and presentation. Service was excellent - very friendly staff. We'll be back in the fall!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I was able to enjoy the delicious food at The Cuisine three times this last year. Each visit was a dining experience. I hope to go more often next year. Kudos to everyone! Stop at the bakery too if you have time!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Cuisine, on the campus of Milwaukee Area Technical College's downtown campus, is a dining gem. It's a teaching lab for students in the school's Culinary Arts program. Prices are modest and the food is excellent. Support the students and enjoy a great meal. The restaurant only serves lunch. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "liked the view of the kitchen and dining room as we walked to the doorway from the front south entrance. Liked the way the way the staff dressed in attire. our server Alex was very courteous and helpful w/ questions about the menu. Service was just a bit slower than back in the Escoffier days. The friendly talk w/ the wait staff and dining instructor, made up for the waiting and the food was impressive and well worth the wait. I was past alumni from 1971; w/ a lot of change over the decades (which makes this business so-o interesting). I had the snapper which was very good, but the shrimp and avocado martini was very impressive. We plan to return in the Fall. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We went as an outing for our work team. Many are foodies, so to sit in the kitchen was fun. The food was amazing and Bow Tie Thursday was a fun twist. What a fun little treasure for great food at and amazing price and you get to help out the scholarship fund with your tip."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "WORTH A TRIP DOWNTOWN SOME NOON. GREAT FOOD. WE HAD THE LAMB SPECIAL (ONLY OCCASIONALLY AVAILABLE AND NOT TO BE MISSED IF ITS ON THE MENU WHEN YOU GO!) AND FOUND IT EXCEPTIONAL. VERY REASONABLE PRICES YOU HELP SUPPORT A VERY WORTHY MATC CULINARY PROGRAM "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Spectacular experience! My friends and I were treated to attentive floor service, outstanding food and beverage quality, and the obvious expertise of the instructors and student chefs! We enjoyed every morsel from the appetizers to dessert! Every entree looked mouth-watering, so we each ordered a different one and shared. Our meals were presented artistically and did NOT disappoint a bit! The shrimp martini appetizer was creatively-prepared and delicious! The lamb presented in two ways, the grilled snapper, the hangar steak, and the fresh Tuna Salade Nicoise were spectacular! I could have had my fish cooked in any number of ways...all tempting! The varied vegetable sides were uniquely-designed and healthfully-prepared. Must revisit MATC!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "This was my third visit to Cuisine. We think it's great that these are students in training and they strive to provide a top notch experience. Food is very good and presentation is 4-star. The 'jumbotron' lets you view the kitchen. There was some miscommunication this time and we were forgotten by the waiters. Hostess had to step in and put in our order, thus service was slow. But, that being said I would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The menu is very innovative, but may be a little too innovative for a student-operated restaurant. Some of the basics were missed. The shrimp bisque, while wonderfully garnished lacked a good shrimp flavor and was overly salty. Entrees were good but there were some cooking temperature issues. Lastly, the Creme Brulee was not set and very runny. Overall a very good experience, but when compared with a "real" restaurant, it fell short. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The service, food and ambiance exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "All the other food was good, but the Osso Buco was dry."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "If you haven't been there you need to go. We read about Cuisine in the newspaper & wanted to take my parents down…my father taught at MATC 28 years ago. They didn't know where we were taking them. They were surprised. Nice variety of food offered. Reasonably priced. Good service. Atmosphere was really nice. We even got to see the cooks in the kitchen from monitors that were placed in the dining room. I'd recommend it. Everything was homemade. A good way to have a nice meal. Remember these are students working to become cooks… and if you come down with that in mind you'll love it. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I only gave very good for service due to the inexperience of the student wait staff, the effort was there, but the experience was a little short, however, the wait staff was personable and very attentive. the food was excellent and the presentation first class. The restaurant sent out the menu for the week a few days before we went, and a phone call to us the day before to confirm attendance. The interior of the restaurant was clean , simple , and mostly black and white. We were greeted as we entered, and thanked as we left. Nice"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Excellent meal preparation and service with style. Artisan cheese plate nicely presented and the cheese selections were perfect. Shrimp bisque soup seems to be one of the specialities at Cuisine and never disappoints...creamy and well flavored. Riviera Maya salad topped with some of the best grilled shrimp I've had in awhile. Prices are half of what you would pay at another restaurant. Kudos to this culinary program at MATC."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The MATC dining experience at lunch is a wonderful experience. We had the earliest reservation, and I was pleased that we were out in a little over an hour. This is an opportunity for students to practice their skills. My friend and I each had the steak. I ordered mine medium rare, and she ordered her's medium. The steaks were more like medium and medium well, but where very tender and flavored excellently. The rest of the plate was also delightful."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I thought I was going to have a nice lunch, but instead had a dining experience that could have been a five-star restaurant. The servers were attentive, the prices moderate, and the food was excellent. The restaurant is a hidden-gem inside MATC."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I was impressed with the quality of the menu selection and the presentation of our lunch. MATC Cuisine is a little gem that I'm happy to have found."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our first visit to Cuisine was a great success. It was during Lobsterfest and we were delighted with our lobster tail meals. The price was great and the service was excellent. Plus parking right across the street was only a dollar. I'll be back soon."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The students serving us were a bit unsure of themselves. (Maybe a new batch?) The hostess for the day was introverted, wasn't sure where to seat us, forgot to beckon us when she decided on the table. Waitress took over for her and seated us. Waitress forgot our bread and checked our beverages only once, late in the meal. But she was friendly and attentive when we DID see her. (BIG PLUS: She never called us "guys".) We had salads, entrees and desserts; all were high quality, prepared well and attractively presented. Will definitely visit again. Potential diners: be patient and kind -- the "staff" are students rotating through the various positions. And they are serving lunch to a full room within a time constraint of 90 minutes."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The meals here are delicious, the wait staff friendly and good and all at bargain prices. I have never had a bad meal here!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Your food is GREAT........the best place to eat in town. Moderate prices are good too. I enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the pleasant staff. Thank you! I will keep returning and I tell everyone I meet. (though I hope it doesn't get so popular that I can't get a reservation.)"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This place is amazing - second time I've been there and wow'd even more then the first. They do a great job!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We ate lunch at Cuisine the first week it was open in the spring semester. The kitchen and the dining room are staffed completely by students under the supervision of the teacher of the class they enrolled in to have this experience. The menu was lovely, enough choices for any diner. The menu employs a la carte pricing so there is some control over how much you spend and how much you eat. The students serving lunch were very attentive. Sometimes they were not as polished as servers in a fine dining restaurant but I am keeping in mind that this was the first week of service. This was not a fast lunch so choose a Tues. Wed or Thu when you have extra time to eat at Cuisine."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Downtown location. A uplifting luncheon experience with a notable lunch menu, moderate prices, small modern dinning room, supports MATC students."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I am a student at MATC and went for the first time to Cuisine last year. Our most recent visit was last week. We were early and had to walk around campus a bit before we were seated. The staff is training culinary students and some hiccups can occur. We were seated so we couldn't watch the show on the monitors. I think that's part of the fun of eating there. You get to see the students prepare your food. My hubby and I each had a appetizer. I think mine was better! I had some a smoked trout and vegetable stack. Our entrees were both delicious. I had the braised beef and my husband went for the steak. A must stop for foodies."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Wonderful menu well executed. Enjoyed my meal very much."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This was my first experience at Cuisine. My biggest regret is that I waited until the last serving day. The meal started out with a complementary eggplant & olive appetizer. It was something I wouldn't have ordered, but to my surprise it was very delicious. Everyone at our table ordered something different; lobster, pork, steak & fish. There was a small delay in getting the food to the table, but we enjoyed watching the chefs prepared the plates on the TV screens. 2 Chef's came out to the table to insure we were enjoying our meal. To apologize for the delay, we were provided with a dessert sampler. There was chocolate, blueberries, sorbets and ice creams. We can't wait until February when Cuisine reopens. Awesome job students!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Cuisine NEVER disappoints with their fare. The students do an incredible job with the food. My friend and I both had the Lobster Bisque, Chicken over gnocchi with mushroom sauce and this INCREDIBLE slaw. Simply delicious! Dessert was a shared chocolate roll. Moist, fluffy chocolate cake with whipped cream, pistachios and topped with fresh strawberries. Service was ok- we only had one drink, though our ice tea and diet coke sat empty 1/2 the meal. Overall, it was a great experience! Will definitely be back when next semester starts."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The food at Cuisine is prepared with great attention to detail and the presentation is beautiful. The servers work so hard to accommodate diners and they have certainly succeeded. Our first course green salads were perfect with delicious tangy dressings, and our steak and boneless chicken leg entrees were well seasoned and accompanied by perfect sides. Duong was our waiter and he was attentive, efficient, and personable. A wonderful experience from start to finish."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "This restaurant is run by Milwaukee Area Technical College faculty and students who are enrolled in culinary arts courses. Students prepare and serve the food and beverages as part of their course requirements. Their food is excellent and made with the freshest and best ingredients. They offer fine dining at a fraction of the cost of a fine restaurant. They recently remodeled the restaurant and have easy access to the street level."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Cuisine is a great place for a delicious and beautifully-executed lunch. The limited menu has excellent range, and everything we've ordered is prepared and presented thoughtfully. I love to take out-of-town visitors."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The MATC culinary students knock this one out of the park! The new Cuisine is gorgeous and the food spectacular. The amuse bouche of salmon tartare was a wonderful surprise. My four-course meal was delicious from start to finish: -cream of carrot soup with a maple swirl -arugula salad with cranberries, bleu cheese, and candied pecans -roasted pork w/ a light sauce, potatoes mashed with parsnips and brussel sprouts (first time I ever ate them! Yum!) -chocolate almond torte The only thing about Cuisine that says "students" is the hours, but you have to understand this is a learning facility. High recommendations for a special lunch. Great job, Cuisine!"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Ordered steaks, mine medium and wife's medium rare. Mine looked more rare than her sand was rubbery, unlike those I've enjoyed in the past. We both ordered the dessert but only mine came. Asked server for wife's dessert and he didn't have it on his notes. Otherwise, taste of fod was excellent on other items."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "This restaurant is wonderful . As a employee of MATC, I support students and this is an excellent way to obtain a great meal in the process."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Food was very good - a place to try things you never had before."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The wait staff was friendly and seemed sincerely interested in providing us with good service. The food was excellent and it was very nice of the chef to stop by at our table."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "What a fabulous outing, salads, soup, entree's, desserts delicious, and served so appetizing. I highly recommend MATC Culinary dining. The surroundings very nice, quiet, with nice music in the back ground."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "My friend and I waited over an hour for our main course to be served. It was embarrassing for me; she is a business colleague and I wanted to impress her with Cuisine. The staff was understanding and polite; however, the preparation of our main course took so much time that we almost left."
    Dined on 11/7/2013