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Prodigal Gastropub
Prodigal Gastropub

Prodigal Gastropub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.prodigal240.com
  • Phone: (414) 223-3030
  • Hours of Operation:

    Kitchen Hours:
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm -9:00pm
    Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm

    Happy Hour:
    Tuesday-Saturday 4:00-6:00pm
    Reverse Happy Hour:
    Thursday-Saturday 10:00pm-Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Van Luu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Prodigal Gastropub is the perfect location to host your event. Contact Aimee today to reserve your date.
  • Private Party Contact: Aimee Loyd (414) 223-3030

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Water
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Prodigal Gastropub
Industrial-era chic meets modern culinary exploration at Prodigal, the place where you'll always feel at home. Set in a former heavy equipment shop, Prodigal features contemporary American Cuisine made from scratch with fresh local ingredients. Sunday brunch offers an extensive menu from 10 am to 3 pm. Let our award-winning bartenders mix you a specialty craft cocktail, or choose from a wide selection of micro beers and bourbons. The rustic wood, steel beams and exposed brick hearken back to an earlier time. The vibe though is 21st century comfort. Just look for the four big garages doors - they'll be open in nice weather.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "This was the forth time I've been to Pordigal with a group. I continue to be impressed with the creative menu choices and their ability to handle groups. We were especially impressed with the popcorn polenta, the prosecco braised cabbage that accompanied the evening's sea bass special, and the perfectly cooked egg atop the asparagus side dish. Decent wine list and very helpful server. The garage-style doors were allow a nice outdoor feel without the wind. The only negative review of food came from the two mussel eaters. Mussels were very small and tough (sourcing issue??) and did not come with crostini or grilled bread to dip in sauce, possibly because of accompanying fries. The fries are so flavorful, they competed with wine sauce."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "My husband and I were given a gift card to Prodigal. We used it on a Saturday night. It was not very busy at all, almost too quiet. The food is mostly small plates and they were very good. We ate at the bar so service was easy. They do have 3 TVs at the bar and we were able to watch the Brewers."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Every course was great, but the bone marrow dessert chocolate ganache was a special treat. You have to try it."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food and service. A lovely place to eat with family and friends for any occasion."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Second time there and it was still awful. Won't go again."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "...but not a place I would go out of my way to go to again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were @ Prodigal on a quiet Thursday evening. Our server, Andrew, was impeccable - very attentive and knowledgeable; he answered all of our questions to our complete satisfaction. Our foursome was not rushed and we thoroughly enjoyed our two-hour time together at the table. The bartender made one of the best manhattans I have ever had. Our dinners (and appetizer) were not only beautifully presented, but also they were delicious; everyone cleared her/his plate. My only concern is that the space would be overwhelmingly noisy when it was filled with diners and drinkers, making table conversation difficult. [We are vibrant folks in our 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s!] Well done, Prodigal, and thank you for a memorable experience."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "On the hottest night in milwaukee this summer we dined at Prodigal. They had NO air conditioning in the restaurant. We sweated through are meal which was very average. Very dissappointed after waiting to go to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great with the wall opening up to the outside. Very fun server and the bartender even mixed up a delicious NA drink for a pregnant friend. Unfortunately the food was average at best. Not worth the $20 price tag for the the fish."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were impressed by the thoughtful selection of beers and had a hard time choosing an entree. We ordered the Scallops and the Gnocci and both had well balanced tastes and texture. It was a bit of a cool night to have both garage doors open, but it was nice to look out on to the street. We will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food , atmosphere and a fun bartender. We will go back soon."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food is amazing but the desserts fall short. Banana bread is very bland. Seemed like there was no effort put into the dish."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I was disappointed by the food at Prodigal. Even the best-rated-by-my-table cheese platter was confusing - was I supposed to eat the marmalade and yummy yummy quark cheese with a spoon? The worst was a small, $12 (really?) panzanella salad with hard croutons, drowning in a pool of 70's green goddess (really?) dressing. The Goat cheese gnocchi itself was delicious and unusual but was overwhelmed by the beet sauce, and I couldn't taste the fennel that was clearly there. A beet salad was really good. The hostess was charming and she called ahead to let us know that if we wanted more quiet we could come a little later. Our waitress had a great personality; she was fantastic. I had been looking forward to Prodigal and it wasn't great."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and presentation. Really unique dishes with great flavor combinations. Server needs more training though. She did not offer to tell us about any specials or anything about the menu until we prodded with questions. More importantly, she did not mention dishes that were not available that night until after we had already ordered. It would have been nice to know that upfront when considering the options. When we were asked if we wanted desserts, we said "Yes. Absolutely. What do you have tonight?" She didn't say anything but just handed us menus. The service needs to come up a notch to match the quality of the food."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was very good but on the cool side when served. We were promptly seated. Our wait person was friendly and attentive when we saw him."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Urban atmosphere with great food & service! I would definately recomend Prodigal Gastropub..."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was average, drinks were above average, and service was as it should have been. Nothing makes this place stand out over other neighborhood eateries that would be lower in cost."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The scallops were delicious. The chocolate mousse was a lot of fun and great too."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Called ahead and Prodigal accommodated us nicely. Food was good, service was okay a bit slow but very nice."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is interesting and creative. Well prepared and served with flair. Great space where indoor meets outdoor with a wall of overhead doors that open. Perfect for dinner or meeting friends later in the evening for drinks."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had high expectations...and they were met. Food was great as was the presentation and service....will definitely return"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We came here after work for happy hour drinks and an early dinner. Everything that we tried was amazing and very friendly service. Great variety of taps, and cocktails. We were very impressed."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "In addition to great food and service, I came on Father's Day with my mother in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating! And Andrew gives terrific service!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Prodigal and we liked the venue...especially the old cranes hanging from the rafters! The Poutine was a great choice...very tasty, though it sure had a lot of potatoes in it...very filling...couldn't get it all down. The duck was delicious. My wife's scallops were very good and the dish came with layers of flavor that she much enjoyed. The jazz quartet played as we were finishing our dinner, and though we are not jazz oficianados, the music was not overpowering and we could still carry on conversation. We'll likely return...perhaps with friends!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "May not be representative of all staff at this place, but we went for brunch and the server had no clue what was gf on the menu and what wasn't. Food was good, but pricy. Drinks were good as well. This place has a great location, but lacks some small details in service and menu separation from other places in Milwaukee."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Visited for the first time May 31 and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Fun menu with some unique twists. Loved the warehouse/garage ambiance and the ability to transition easily from indoor to indoor-with-fresh-air dining. The chocolate mousse with cayenne pepper was a little too peppery, but all of the other food choices were well prepared and tasty. Our server was attentive and responsive without being intrusive. Great newer place to try if you haven't been there yet. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was terrible and the service poor. The menus should be organized in a way that the customer knows what is a small plate portion vs meal portion. Our server couldn't explain the dishes very well. None of us had a good meal and will not go back. We had been to Prodigal a couple of times before and had very good experiences, but something has definitely changed, and not for the better."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "As always, our meal was perfect: delicious, well presented, and unlike anything served elsewhere. The unique combinations and flavors confirm that we are not at a supper club...and make me wonder whether I really am in Milwaukee.who else serves a burger made with braised beef? My wife loves it! Their craft cocktail and tap beer menu will blow you away! I haven't found one to beat the Dutch Relic which is garnished with a freshly burnt lemon peel. The hostess welcomes us as if she has been awaiting our arrival, and our waiter was excellent, both in knowledge of the menu and professional service. Making selections is difficult....leaving is even harder."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was only fair. Service was fine and the place is neat but the food was disappointing. I think they try too hard to be 'different'...stick to basics and do them well."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The menu is a little complicated if you're new to the "gastropub" scene, but the items we ordered and saw served to other tables tasted and/or looked fantastic. Not for people watching their weight or with dietary restrictions! The duck confit poutine is great!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It was a very enjoyable experience and our waitress was attentive I would return"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great place for foodies. Nice selection and all very fresh. Excellent service"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We've eaten here a number of times, each time trying something different on the menu. This time, we were joined by two other couples and we all were pleased with the mean and service. There were small things that could have been better (thus the four star ratings instead of five) but all in all we really like this place and will definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Prodigal Gastropub. It far exceeded my expectations in the dining experience and the atmosphere. My friend and I chose to dine at the bar. The staff were not only attentive, but fun and friendly. I am glad I found it!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We had high hopes for Prodigal based on the menu, but we we're let down on almost every dish. The food was, in general, bland. On every dish, there seemed to be at least one mistake... From under seasoning to overcooking. The desserts were borderline inedible. The service was poor... Had to ask for water every time we ran out. And our waiter seemed to be uneducated about te menu. I will not be recommending Prodigal to my friends. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Delicious, creative small plates. A bit pricer/less quantity than other small plate offerings in Milwaukee. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food was good, but the portions were small and selection was limited. Nothing on the menu for Gluten Free dining. I had a salad that was delicious, but hardly enough to surface as a meal. My glass of wine took longer to consume than my salad. I am usually good for a couple of drinks with my meal and could hardly manage one glass of wine. I was a bit disappointed. The acoustics need improvement as it was terribly loud. Service was good - Wait staff was friendly. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Wanted to try Prodigal for a while and when we found a Groupon for it we knew this was our opportunity. It is in a nice location in the Third Ward. They have a nice drink and wine list. We started with a cheese plate and it did the trick of holding us over until dinner, but the cheese was only OK. Nothing special. For dinner, we shared the Oyster mushrooms and the Andouille sausage. The dishes were fine, but nothing we would come back for. Service was great and our server was very helpful with the menu and our diet restrictions. Overall, we didn't feel like our experience was anything special and would likely not return. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Noisy but the food is very tasty. Duck Confit Poutine is DELICIOUS"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The service was great; however, I have been to several restaurants in the similar area and would choose them over Prodigal. Not as impressed for the price."
    Dined on 5/1/2014