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The Knick
The Knick

The Knick Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.TheKnickRestaurant.com
  • Phone: (414) 272-0011
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ben Fairly
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available for any event! Appetizers, buffet and sit down options available. Both casual and elegant menus can be prepared. The Knick offers bar services and event staff for your catering needs.
    Banquet Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jonathan Cervero (414) 272-0011
  • Entertainment: Seasonal - Please Call for details
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Knick has many special events throughout the year. Please call for details!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prospect
  • Public Transit: Bus line nearby
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available for lunch and dinner. Valet parking is available 7 nights a week and from 10:30-2:30 during Sunday brunch.
A word from The Knick
Come enjoy an upbeat, contemporary dining experience at one of Milwaukee's favorite restaurants. The Knick offers an exciting menu and great nightly specials. A big city feel with friendly service, we offer an unique specialty drink menu and feature over 60 different vodkas from around the world. Enjoy our homemade desserts or a "Great Maltini" as a nightcap after a night on the town. End your weekend with our fabulous brunch and indulge with our signature "Queen Mary".Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The Knick consistently provides great food and good service. I come here often with friends to enjoy their patio dining and fresh cucumber melon sangria. It's great for a meal any time of day, their brunch on Sundays is especially tasty."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I've been to The Knick 40 times at least. This was my worst experience to date. After 15 minutes with no server greeting us at the table, I had to go inside to notify the hostess. No hostess to be found. Then I was able to let her know after waiting. The server apologized (good) but then it took 5 minutes to get coffee creamer while my coffee sat idle. Only one napkin/silverware provided, and coffee was not refilled often. Not a typical Knick experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "back again for 1/2 price wine nite -- love the mushroom barley soup and the salads are great -- shrimp and scallops - yum. always a favorite"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable evening at the Knick. The food was good and the staff provided excellent service. We would recommend this restaurant for good casual dining with nice outdoor dining option."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great spot for late-night dining. Food consistently good. We have eaten there many times and never been disappointed. The outdoor patio is a gem!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We went to the Knick on a busy Sunday morning. The service was friendly, but poor. We had to ask for a refill on coffee several times. Our egg dishes took over 30 minutes to be served, and they were cool in temperature. The Knick is a pleasant place to dine, but average in food and poor in service on the day we were there."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a relaxed, dinner with great food, attentive service and a nice window table where we could watch the world go by. We usually go to The Knick with 2 or 4 people and tables are great for that number on the patio. This time we had 5 and the only table for five was tucked around the corner and not as appealing, so we sat indoors in a great corner booth and enjoyed the evening thoroughly. The crab dip is delicious and all the entrees looked good. My husband and I had the sesame crusted salmon sandwich with a great wasabi sauce and Caesar salad - great tastes and textures. We've had brunch there on Saturday or Sunday and it's excellent too! They have a yummy crab hash."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal at the Knick. It is an intimate place for meeting friends or lunching with a client."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Compliments to the chef. I had the scallop entree and the scallops were so sweet and done perfect. They were served over peas, corn, red pepper and mushrooms. Also excellent. My friend had the steak with fries and snow peas. He also said it was excellent and the steak was done perfect. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I've never been disappointed here. The food is always great and the service attentive. Great outdoor dining."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I've been traveling to MKE for almost two years and just found this place - thank you OpenTable - wish I found it sooner. Hotel was hopping. Appetizer (blackened scallops) was fantastic. Blackened was a bit spicy but true blackened. Featured wine was decent price and flavorful. Server was patient, accommodating, friendly, and made recommendations. Menu was varied. I definitely plan to go back to this place and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The Knick never disappoints! Food is consistently superior. Service is unbeatable. Best place for lunch!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Eating at the Knick makes me feel like I'm vacation in the hip part of a bigger, more cosmopolitan town. Funky decor and diverse clientele. The food is always good, the menu has some interesting options but nothing too intimidating, and some of the drinks are my favorites."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I went with a party of seven for brunch. The food was fantastic. Everyone had a different item off the menu, and it was all delicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "food is consistently good -- love the mushroom barley soup! 1/2 price wine nite rocks!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "decor was cute. server was accommodating for our toddler in tow. food was tasty, service was efficient- not too slow, not too pushy. would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I went to the knick downtown dining week in milwaukee. I ended up not getting the "deal" or did any of the other people I was with. I order a crusted chicken dish with potatoes and asparagus. It was okay. Nothing that would bring me back there. I didn't have any cocktails because I am preggo. The service was less to be desired. The waitress was almost "bothered" by us. The atmosphere was nice but it was almost too dark in there. I could barely see my friend from across the table. I head they have a really good brunch so maybe I would go back for that. But probably not ever again for dinner."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a little birthday celebration repast on a Sunday night. The Knick is always a friendly place to grab a bite. Fancy, tasty burgers and it's nice to see the shrimp penne back on the menu - one of my favorites. The knick always has good wine by the glass choices. The staff is very professional and also welcoming. One of the best spots to go on the lower east side."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We hadn't been to The Knick for many years but made a reservation there for the recent Downtown Dining week promotion. We were disappointed. Food was okay but nothing special. Extras such as bread or rolls were not offered (perhaps because we were on the special promotion?). Our waiter was pleasant but we were surprised when he removed the dishes from our first course that he asked us to keep our forks!!! Really? They were not busy so I don't think they could have been experiencing a fork shortage. We also felt sort of rushed in that he returned to remove the plates from the next course before we were both done eating. Don't think we will choose to go back soon. There are better options in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The Knick has always been a favorite of mine and was pleased to see them on the downtown dining list. I chose the hummus appetizer and it was delicious with pieces of artichoke hearts and tomatoes. The chicken pita is my favorite lunch sandwich with loads of feta cheese. I usually never order dessert but since it was part of the experience I chose the salted caramel brownie. It was quite tasty with the ice cream on top. All of this food for only $12.50!!! I took a big part of my sandwich home. My dining companion and I ate out side. It was a beautiful, sunny, and not too warm of a day. The restaurant was very crowded but you would never know with the wonderful service we received."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at The Knick and I was very pleased. I ate from the fixed menu as part of Downtown Dining week. The food was delicious and the ambience was very eclectic. Will definitely come again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "They failed to advertise that you could not get the lunch menu options on Saturday and Sunday--they began the dinner menu at 2:00 and 3:00 respectively. When confronting the manager, she was clueless and not accommodating or understanding at all. We had come Saturday at 1:00 only to find out the brunch was served until 2. So we decided to book the next day at 3 and were not informed we wouldn't be able to get the lunch. We left and will never return--and believe me, our friends, family and acquaintances will also hear about this. They shouldn't assume the public knows that one side of the menu will not be offered on weekends--don't participate in this event at all then!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Interesting dishes, prepared with creative accents, served promptly with thoughtful timimg."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We always enjoy The Knick! Friendly staff, great casual food, fun decor and a beautiful outdoor patio facing Lake Michigan. What else could you want?"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Went for lunch during downtown dining week on a beautiful Friday with infant and husband. Very accommodating to us with an outdoor table in shade per my reservation request. Good food and service ."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a 6pm reservation on Friday, June 6th. We were seated right away and had our drink orders taken. After ordering our food from the Downtown Dining menu, we waited for 45 minutes before our entrees were served. We had to say something to our server about having concert tickets, which we had mentioned right as we were seated, so she could get our food. Our desserts came quickly after she asked if we wanted them right away. The food was very good, but yet service left much to be desired. And at 6pm, the restaurant was not extremely busy. I will be back, but it will not be my first choice for my next dining experience. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Always enjoy time at The Knick. Ambiance, quality food, beautiful presentation, excellent service, lovely setting. Enjoy the experience...day or evening..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My friend and I decided to try a new restaurant we had not been to for lunch. We sat on the patio and it was very nice minus the nearby construction going on so it was kind of noisy. The food was very good other than the pork sandwich my friend had was extremely salty and we heard the same comment from multiple tables outside. The server was very friendly. He was very attentive. All in all a good experience. We will try it again in the near future."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We dine here for brunch, lunch and dinner and the food is always good. The atmosphere is so comfortable and the staff is attentive. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Many restaurants in Milwaukee are closed or close early on Sunday. So my brother, his friend and I tried Knick. When we pulled up it looked really cool. The drinks and appetizers were great. (Tots, calamari, wings) the entrees seemed forced however. My scallops weren't done. Overall it was good but I wouldn't rush back the next time I'm in town. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Visited with a party of 8 for brunch. Excellent food & service"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good service, food and atmosphere. A menu for all tastes - well worth the visit."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was not our first visit but likely will be our last for a long time. This place has changed and this visit left us thinking we would not come back. Our wait for drinks and food was annoyingly long even though the restaurNt was not full. Our waitress seemed clueless and distracted. And when the food came...it was simply ok. The pasta was very blah and the salad was the same. My prosecco arrived flat and we had to flag down the hostess to get our bill paid. Sorry. There are too many really consistently great restaurants in Milwaukee to waste an evening (and money) here. What should have been a casual and relaxing meal turned into a frustrating one. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I have been to the Knick in the past and enjoyed the ambiance and the food. But let's face it, we go for the food, and this was not worth the trip from Waukesha. I and my companions had the egg tart with cheese, mushrooms and sun dried tomato. It was a luke-warm brick that had no taste. I will not go back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Good food, fun service, promptness, hot soup, nice salads, good fish and appetizers and back in Old New York-the Knick"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a nice relaxing mother's day brunch at The Knick. Service was friendly and we were not rushed. Food was good and portion generous. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Me Lamb Shank was very tender my wife's steak was just the way she ordered but the fried potatoes were a disappointment, not crisp at all. The calamari appetizer was overcooked and rubbery."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Every time I go the food is great, no matter what we get! The blackened shrimp salad is especially great though!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Terrific food. Excellent menu with wonderful variety, healthy options as well as food suitable for a splurge. Wonderful setting inside, set in a great MKE neighborhood worthy of a long, post-meal walk. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The Knick is on my list of choices prior to attending concerts in Downtown Milwaukee. Consistently good food and service. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/26/2014