The Knick
The Knick

The Knick

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theknickrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4142720011
  • 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 4142720011
  • Entertainment: Seasonal - Please Call for details
  • Special Events: 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".
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Knick reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (78)neighborhood gem (62)great for lunch (51)great for brunch (51)fit for foodies (40)special occasion (37)late-night find (24)good for groups (23)romantic (20)scenic view (20)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (8)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    consistent food and service reliable pleasant wait staff
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner
    Angela
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Haf dinner at The Knick. I always love is there. Great food and great service. Comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Lunch Bunch
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We rolled up on The Knick, never having been to this section of Milwaukee (on the Lake). What a great find. Wonderful lunch menu which provided three very distinct appetites with very unique experiences. Attentive waitresses, timely delivery of our courses and wonderful food. We are already looking forward to our next visit - as we are looking forward to sampling the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • at the knick again
    latenightersVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    had lunch with my sister and family friend, salad special was great, we all shared the September 7th for dessert service was on the spot
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were pleasanlty suprised!
    kibbytareVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Not being familiar with the neighborhood I did not know it was in a hotel, but once inside we were delighted. Nice bar area, good space and friendly staff. Nice diverse menu. The steak was done to perfection as way my salmon. Nice attention to detail. We'll return for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot
    DottyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. Excellent for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The noise level is enough to busy and fun, but not so loud you cant hold a conversation. We have never been dissappointed in the food . The menu has something for every one. service is friendly and well paced. We really like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent find
    JBfinds
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    In the middle of a residential neighborhood, light traffic, wonderful outdoor ambience this is quite a gem. Food is just the topping on the cake. Leave room for a Brandy Alexander at the end of your meal, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Engagement Party
    Aunugget
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had dinner for (7) and started with (3) appetizers. Tater Tots, Calamari, and Pizza Special. All served hot and tasted great. Dinner included regular and blackened scallops, shrimp penne, olive crusted chicken, blackened fish tacos, and others. Food was great and portions plentiful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Came there with a friend we had a great time, very good service, drinks and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ideal pre-concert dinner
    QueenOfComfort
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    On Saturday evening our group of four enjoyed The Knick's outdoor patio before we walked down the street to a concert at Shank Hall. Dinner and cocktails at The Knick were delightful, as always. Nice variety of choices. If you're coming from outside of this charming historic neighborhood, I recommend carpooling if possible, because parking spots can be few and far between. Within walking distance of The Knick diners can also enjoy Lake Michigan, The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Summerfest concert grounds and Brady Street.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Aj2603
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have found over the years that the Knick always provides a very good eating experience. Very enjoyable spot. We especially enjoy their outdoor patio dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Knick
    JFroh84
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great Food! Great Service! I had the steak frites, and there was not a part of it i didnt like! For dessert my girlfriend and I had the carrot cake and we were not disappointed in the least! A little pricey, but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A step up for hotel dining
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We stayed at the Knickerbocker Hotel for Irish Fest weekend and decided to dine at the neighboring restaurant - first for breakfast (this reservation) and then for dinner (walked in). It was quite good. My husband had eggs with andouille sausage and tortillas - I had a chicken/broccoli omelet. Mine was a tad bland - a bit of hot sauce helped - but my husband's was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good!
    JOANN
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant because the food is good as is the ambiance! Its a pleasure to bring guests here because I know they will enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Knick is very consistent -- great for soup and salads -- nice stop before a concert downtown -- and gotta love half price wine nite!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Nothing spectacular. Food was good, but the lunch menu was very limited. Service was friendly, but slow even though the restaurant was no busy. Probably will not go back for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow service. Overlooked food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our waitress was extremely slow in taking our order and getting our food. When. Y omelette arrived it was really overlooked and not well presented. Would not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, lovely patio, and fun atmosphere. Great for a fancy or casual brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just A Nice Go to...
    BeaJVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    As always, enjoyed my blackened scallop salad although this time, the scallops were definitely overcooked- but still edible. Lemon basil bliss is my must have cocktail & I sipped down a few at this visit. Great people watching & customer attention given by staff is the real reason that we return as often as we do.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ginger dusted shrimp app.
    DebTVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Love the ginger dusted shrimp happy hour appetizer. Put it on the main menu too please.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NellVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. We sat outside and the weather was very nice, and a nice view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Ahi
    Meyergirl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Met a friend for pre-theater dinner and was delighted with the special. Seared Ahi tuna, perfectly done and seasoned, with kale. Most delicious Ahi I have ever had, and the kale was a fantastic complement. Topped off with a delicious Chilean sauvignon blanc, in a lovely gem of a classic old hotel. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always lovely
    DottyVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We enjoy this restaurant often for Brunch, lunch, and dinner. The food is always good. You are able to sit relax and enjoy without ever feeling rushed and yet service is well paced. We will go back again and again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Knick
    latenightersVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Another pleasant visit on the patio Great dinner and drink specials
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    DottyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We always enjoy our visits to The Knick. The food always good, We have never been dissapointed it is alwaysgood service good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The salmon omelette was excellent
    greatforbrunch
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The salmon omelette was excellent! The decor is beautiful and I like the booth seating. I only wish we knew how large the French toast order would be as it was too much for my 11 y.o. and he is not fond of leftover French toast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very relaxing!
    Luveastside
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Daughter and son in law came in from Chicago. We decided to grab bite around 7:30pm and the Knick came to mind. Love the outside seating area and the service and food was excellent. A unique neighborhood gem away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour
    DebTVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We loved the happy hour appetizers, different from their regular appetizer menu, which I also love. We had the chicken sliders, ginger dusted shrimp, beef satay and mini pizza. The sizes were generous and more than enough to share. The only thing we thought was that the pizza was a bit greasy for us, though it had good flavor. Great happy hour, one of the best we've been to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ecsc
    latenightersVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    we are fans of the knick, late night service as good as it gets.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Milwaukee Landmark
    Agent
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This restaurant is one of my Milwaukee favorites. I keep coming back to this spot. Great food, atmosphere, drinks and people. I would like to tell you my favorite things to eat here but I don't think I have enough space. You can go here order anything on the menu and I promise you'll love it. I enjoy the prompt service and late night kitchen hours. The bartenders Chris and Eric will whip you up some unique/delicious cocktails. They are constantly coming up with new drinks to try. If wine is your thing then this is the place for you. Half price bottles of wine on Thursdays. I really am running out of space so I will leave you with a couple words+Brunch+Eggs Benedict+Bacon+Bloody Mary=Happy Stomach. Try it for yourself
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    Kathleen
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was the worst to date
    milwaukeebrianVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love the Knick!
    SusanH
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eastsider
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual fare with flair
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    Beverlina
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite place for lunch.
    DowntownWorker
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at the Knick. It is an intimate place for meeting friends or lunching with a client.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    DebTVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I've never been disappointed here. The food is always great and the service attentive. Great outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet