A very nice menu, as well
A very nice menu, as well as a very friendly and helpful wait staff. We enjoyed the fun, non-pretentious atmosphere and good food. Prices are very reasonable as well. We'll definitely be back.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had the Cuban and the Black
Had the Cuban and the Black Bean Burger - both were great. Our server was very helpful, prompt and provided great service. Good place to grab a quick meal.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service, great food.
Great service, great food. Has the pork belly and it was excellent
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just moved to Milwaukee and
Just moved to Milwaukee and were very happy with our first restaurant pick. All aspects were terrific and there are other items on the menu which will help get us back.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food, great atmosphere!
Delicious food, great atmosphere! The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Perfect Easter family lunch!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a great place to return
It was a great place to return to. Took an out of town business associate and they loved the place and the ambiance. The food is fantastic. The service was slow, it was 10 min after sitting down before the waiter came up with some water as, but I will return.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
An enjoyable birthday lunch.
An enjoyable birthday lunch. Everyone thought their food was fresh and flavorful. Prices were appropriate. Employees friendly and helpful. Will return when in town and try them for dinner.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dependable, good food
Good food. I've ever ad a bad meal here. Only negative, and its not a huge one, nut the place is loud. I enjoy an upbeat, corded, fun place as much as the next person, but this restaurant always seems louder than normal to me. Loud enough to make it hard to have a conversation at your table. It's not a deal breaker by any stretch of the imagination, but just something worth noting.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Water Buffalo
Great place for a "lighter fare" dinner. Food was great and not overbearing in quantitiy. Service was excellent. We will return to this restaurant again.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting food; the seared
Interesting food; the seared tuna on home-made potato chips appetizer is outstanding. On a nice warm day to be eating here outside on the river would be very special.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of MKE's better restaurants
I don't think of myself as a food snob, but I became very aware that I had been exposed to amazing dining scenes in both ATL and MSP before I moved to MKE. I was not impressed with my first forays into dining out in MKE, but Water Buffalo has never ceased to impress me. It is the perfect place for romantic dinner dates, drinks with the girls, lazy summer lunches out by the scenic Milwaukee River, and big group dinners (and by "big," I mean 8-10). I loved their mushroom risotto, pear and goat cheese salad, and their shrimp tacos (although their lobster ravioli is not worth the $, in my opinion). They are very well priced for the quality of food and portions. Their wine list is also fantastic! And wonderful service to boot! Kudos.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service slow, food good.
I took my parents here for Father's day. Neither one of them have been here before. The menu indicates if an item can be made vegetarian or gluten free, says if the dish has nuts in it. They ran out of french fries, and it was only 5:45pm. Completely unacceptable, especially on Father's Day. My dad ordered the mashed potatoes instead, and he loved them. So that worked out after all. The waiter forgot the side order of mushroom risotto I ordered, but at least I could get started on my salad. The risotto came out a good 7 minutes later, but it was hot and fresh. Really good! My dad LOVED the mushroom risotto I ordered, and would probably come back just for that. Service is slow, so expect a leisurely dinner.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, drinks and view!
Was happy with the reservations, we were seated quickly in our preferred area (outdoors). Plenty of drink options from beer, wine and cocktails. The menu was great and accommodated all of our special diets. Our server was very friendly and everything tasted fantastic. We were very pleased with our first time visit and will be back again.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
As the party went on it grew from ther people to seven. It never was a problem for staff. The wait staff was fantastic!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to dinner with another couple. Wanted to eat somewhere with a view. Weather didn't cooperate for eating outside, but the host sat us by the windows overlooking the river. Food was excellent as was the service.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patio seating was awesome
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice experience on the riverwalk
We stopped here while passing through Milwaukee, and outdoor dining on the riverwalk was a great way to enjoy the local scenery for a while. The menu has plenty of lighter, healthier options, especially salads and seafood. I enjoyed an edamame salad, and he had the tuna. Overall, a very positive experience.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great outdoor seating
Awesome place to eat outside with great views of the river
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, especially the cookie ala mode dessert! Prices were quite reasonable. Dined with friends and had a great time in the relaxed setting on the lower level! Started outside but was a bit chilly. The server was very gracious to deliver drinks outside and then seat us inside for food. Overall very nice time.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reason For Visit: Wedding in Milwaukee and needed a place to eat semi healthy.
Price: Excellent. Got a filet for $23 and substituted in quinoa for potatoes (and ordered an additional side of quinoa).
Overall Experience: Amazing. I was from out a town looking for a great steak and a healthy meal. Any time you can find quinoa at a restaurant, you should eat there twice in two days - Like I did. Would have gone again if I didn't have to go to a wedding.
Recommendation: Go to Water Buffalo. Eat and have a few drinks. I will return if I go back to Milwaukee.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was knowledgable about the vegan options that they offer. Very tasty!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice food & location, service ok
Nice seating on the river with a nice view. Took a friend here for her birthday. Had a shrimp and avocado salad which was just okay. Couldn't taste the dressing. Ordered quinoa "meat" balls on the side and they were excellent. Had a watermelon mojito which was hard to drink because of too much muddle on the bottom. Our waitress noticed that and let me select a new drink for free. That was nice. We had a chicken wrap app and it was tasty. My friend had a burger which looked really good. Food was a little slow coming out - only downside.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at fair big city prices
Excellent array of entrees, salads appetizers at very fair big city prices. Waitress did disappear for a while and we
wanted refills on water and drinks. Had to go to bar to get a glass of water. Seared scallops were served on a bed
of cheesy pasta or cousous and would have been better served on plain quinoa or wild rice or something similar.
Restaurant serves locally grown products and very nicely presented dishes.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun dinner, great food
Water Buffalo is a very fun spot for dinner on the river in the Third Ward. The outdoor seating is beautiful, but indoor is a bit cramped and very noisy. They have an interesting menu, pretty good wine list and the food is wonderful.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, we'll be back.
Water Buffalo has a great menu full of new & different dishes, and all of the dishes I have tried have been delicious. The quality of the ingredients is very good as well.
The location is great because you can eat outdoors or indoors, and there is a nice view. Additionally, because of the location it is also ideal for boaters looking for a good meal.
The staff is very friendly, although a bit slow when it gets busy.
My only complaint is that the portion sizes for what you are paying seem to be on the light side for me.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
River view in the third ward
Water Buffalo feels like a sophisticated pub, right on the river in the third ward. Nice urban decor, small enough (upstairs) not to be too loud, even though it was completely full on a Sunday night. We were glad to have made a reservation because we were seated right away. I had the seared ahi which didn't look at all like the description the server gave me. It tasted good but was a cool dish, not made clear to me but I should have guessed with a cucumber-corn "gazpacho" (served under the fish, not over as the server claimed). The biggest flaw was the service - it was slow but we weren't in a rush so that was OK. Soup came at the same time as the entrees, dishes not described accurately, server could have been a bit friendlier.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we had was delicious,
Everything we had was delicious, from the martini to the lemon cheesecake for dessert. The mashed potatoes were fabulous.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice place in 3rd ward
Always great food, very good service. Excellent choice when you have plans downtown. But make sure you add extra time to find parking. Very tough.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was great.
These guys made me very happy I ordered drinks and the filet. Drinks were stout and the filet was excellent. They sure now how to treat a Marine. Cheers!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Alway a wonderful experience.
Alway a wonderful experience. I love the chicken tortilla soup and the shish kabob
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Nice Place
Took a date here and found the atmosphere and experience to very welcoming. Service was very attentive and the decor was beautiful. It would recommend it, especially for parties of two.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM