The drink list is absolutely
The drink list is absolutely outstanding. It's hard to find real bartending nowadays, but Distil got it just right. The food is very good too; rich and full of flavor. I am definitely going back to try every drink.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Really
Food was very good. Really enjoyed the scallops and ravioli. Was not very busy for a Friday night. I think they need to advertise that they serve food, 2 of the people we were with were surprised that they served food and that the food was very good.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Trip to Taiwan meal was fantastic.
Another fine "international" meal from the chefs at Distil. Amazing!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Parsnip
Food was very good. Parsnip soup outstanding. Service slow. We were there at 6:45pm on a Saturday and the noise level from the music speakers caused us to speak louder to hear our conversation across the table. Will return, hopefully to find it less noisy.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really cool drink menu and
Really cool drink menu and talented bartenders, delicious small plates and tasty dessert! We came here for a girls night and ordered the cheese platter and mushroom flatbread. The cheese platter has some of the most flavorful cheeses we've tried, plus lots of goodies, like bread, dried fruit and nuts. The flatbread was incredible - fresh ingredients and great flavors. There was also live music - very fun without being obtrusive to conversation. Highly recommended!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food; server was attentive
Great food; server was attentive and friendly. Expensive drinks!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Value and Unique Menu
My husband and I loved the unique menu on the night we dined. Thursdays are called Destination Thursdays. The menu changes from week to week...but three courses, complete with three drinks for $30. It couldn't be beat! The service was great and the staff are willing to answer any questions. It was the perfect place for our anniversary!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Destination Thursdays a Must
I love the ambiance of this place - the coppor ceiling, cozy booths and classic bar. I ordered the Destination Thursday three course meal with cocktail pairings featuring the cuisine of Fiji. I was entralled with the cocktails - they were interesting and delicious and not cloyingly sweet. The food was also scrumptious and beautifully presented. My husband ordered off the regular menu. The fried smelt brought back wonderfully nostalgic memories of his grandmother's cooking. The mushroom tart was savory and satisfying. He also ordered a ginger cocktail that was quite refreshing. The service was also spot on, not rushed but always prompt and professional. We got to our theater show on time.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, but not blown away
This restaurant group has good reputation and this was my first visit to one of their restaurants. The food was pretty good. I had their burger, which was the best burger I've had in a long time, although I rarely eat burgers. The cocktail I had was tasty, but pretty expensive for what you get. The service was not anything special. Our server could have at least pretended she wanted to be there, which would have made the experience much better. Music selection was weird for the decor. Nothing really seemed to meld for the ambiance. People dressed up and people in t-shirts and shorts. All in all it was OK. With so many other restaurants to go to and try in this city I won't be going back anytime soon though.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very impressed with the quality
Very impressed with the quality and presentation. Limited menu but great food.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is fantastic and
The food is fantastic and the drinks are great too!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small plates but amazing food
Their menu is small plates but well worth it. A little pricey but totally get what you pay for. Great food and unique drinks with a great ambiance. Highly suggest their Destination Thursday dining special (3 course meal with drink pairings from a featured country for $30)
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go on Thursday!
Went for dinner here on destination Thursday - great deal at $30 per person for a three course meal with paired drinks.
1. parking was an absolute nightmare!
2. The food was pretty fantastic - the salad was pretty meh bit the main course and dessert were great and the portions were well sized. They didn't skimp on the alcohol in the paired cocktails either - a nice surprise.
3. the service - meh. We had to wait at the bar for a good 10 minutes despite having had reservations and there were empty tables while we were waiting. When we were actually seated at one of the tables which had been open the whole time, it didn't even have silverware.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Burger in Milwaukee
My meal was one of the best I've had in this city. I will definitely be bringing visitors here.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
on my first visit to Milwaukee I was very glad to discover Distil. awesome craft cocktails in a vibrant, cozy setting. the menu is limited but I loved every item I tasted.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed ordering the small plates and trying a bunch of dishes. The flat bread was really good.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Drinks!
We've been here before and always had an exceptionally wonderful experience. However, this time was a little different. Our server seated us, and it felt like we were inconveniencing her - she had no interest in making smalltalk about the Woodford Reserve barrel at the entrance as she walked us to our table. My bourbon drink was well prepared and just the perfect blend of sweet and sour and bitter. In the past we've dined here on Thursdays when there've been great specials, but this night it was just the regular menu. The pork belly was scrumptious. The asparagus flatbread was good but didn't have the peashoots promised on the menu. The smelt and carrot cake was also good. By the end of the meal, our server had warmed up a bit.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner--everything was very tasty especially the burgers!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, slower service
Went there with a group of 6 ladies. The scene was very welcoming for a group! We order craft cocktails and wine, which were very tasty. However, it took 15 minutes to get out drinks. The menu was small but the good was delicious. Will definitely go back!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy Small Plates
There is a dearth of places in Milwaukee serving up-scale food "late" (i.e. 9:30 pm on a Monday) but after working late I wanted to take my boyfriend out for his birthday and found Distil. We ordered several small plates and cocktails -- everything was delicious and service was prompt. Our only complaint was the music levels seemed a bit high (on a Monday night there wasn't a lot of noise to cover up).
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM