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Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee
Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee

Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://wardshouseofprime.com
  • Email: info@wardshouseofprime.com
  • Phone: (414) 223-0135
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Prime Rib, Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Bill Baumann
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackson
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee
Collectively, we’ve been in the steakhouse business for as long as you’ve been craving a truly unique dining experience – maybe even longer. At Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee, we learned what you wanted from a steakhouse and then we designed a restaurant where high-end entrees are served at a reasonable price in an atmosphere that’s upscale yet relaxed.

At our steakhouse, we want you to feel just as comfortable ordering full-plate entrees in the main dining room as you would ordering from the bar menu and watching sports in the lounge. While prime rib is our specialty (served every day), we also give special attention to seafood, chicken, veal and vegetarian entrees as well as our lighter fare of appetizers, sliders and stonefire flatbreads. And we offer a variety of martinis, beers, cocktails and wines by the glass – as well as an extensive list of 500 wines by the bottle, all at a fair price.

We hope you’ll dine with us soon!
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Diner Reviews
  • "My significant other and I began our anniversary celebration at Ward's and we had a wonderful time. Our waiter "Jack" was amazing very attentive but yet not smothering. The food was great; I recommend the Lobster Ravioli with the White Truffle Cream Sauce. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Love that they had free shuttle service to the Bradley Center"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We ordered the prime rib, how could we not? We both enjoyed our cut, seasoned and cooked perfectly. Our sides were the house salads and twice baked potato. The salads were average, nothing special. The server was friendly, knowledgeable and conscientious! Due to his recommendation we opted for dessert, banana cake which unfortunately was lackluster. We may or may not return but overall what they're known for was delish, adding great service to our experience the kitchen needs to step up their additional plates to keep return customers."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant for our anniversary and we were both disappointed. The service was terrible; the waitress barely told us what the specials were, we had to wait a long time for refills, barely came to check on us and she never smiled . As for the food, I have had better steak at much less expensive restaurants. My steak was way over cooked which made it tough. I asked for medium and I got well done on a prime rib. At one point the manager came over and asked if everything was good and barely let us answer before walking away. At that point one of our drinks had been empty for a while and she did not even offer to get a refill. For a restaurant that is supposed to have the best "prime rib" I was highly disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was very good the Carmalized Brussels Sprouts are a must try they were excellent. Prime Rib was very good but could have had a little more seasoning on it. My husband said his New York Strip was good but also could have had a little more seasoning would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed our visit to your establishment. We were amazed at the menu selections. Great atmosphere. One criticism...we both ordered the 16 oz prime rib and both we're cooked to perfection. The rub is that the seasoning was too peppery or a lack of other seasonings and we love pepper. The broth lacked depth. Not a good au jus. Our twice baked potatoe and lobster bisque was wonderful. We dined around 8:30pm on 4/3/14."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Ward's is our favorite restaurant in Milwaukee! The prime rib is mouth watering and cooked to perfection. The bread is served hot from the oven with fresh butter. The potatoes and asparagus are plentiful and a perfect pairing with the prime rib. We completed the meal with vanilla bean creme brulee and cappuccino. The service we received from the time we entered Ward's until the time we left was exceptional. Our server was phenomenal and knew the menu very well. Ward's is our go to restaurant for all celebrations. One day maybe our name will be on the wall of fame!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Came for our anniversary! Wards did not disappoint! Would definitely recommend it to anyone!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My family had visited Wards a few times in the month prior to our last visit. My daughter loves it and is her favorite restaurant for prime rib. Service is always great."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Sat at the bar and ate. Great service, stayed on top of drinks, very friendly, and they did a great job celebrating my husbands birthday! Food was Awesome and even got to meet the cook! This is our second time and would definitely come back! Just too pricey for us to come more than once or twice a year."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is a very nice up-scale place food is pricey but it is worth the money - have to at least try it. Have to get the prime rib"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a visitor from California that wanted to go to Ward's because he had seen it highlighted on the food channel as one of the best Prime Rib Restaurants. He had the Prime Rib and thought it was excellent. I got the Ahi Tuna and it was made to perfection. We had a very friendly and personable server. Bar Service before dinner was also great."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Had a great time service was wonderful. Food and choices were excellent. Very clean! Worth the money."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Booked a reservation for my father's 70th birthday (I included this note in the reservation) and when we arrived the staff (hostess and waitresses) were not overly energetic and sort of set the tone for the rest of the night. Our waiter was great and helpful, the food was good, but the initial greet sort of dampened the overall mood. Also, I was hoping for a 'happy birthday' greeting for my dad to make the occasion a bit more special. They did have the main host come by and ask how everyone was doing, but she didn't know that it was dad's bday...I would have expected her to know this based on the reservation notes. Great food, but I doubt I'll come again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Never disappoints - food is always great. Lively happy hour."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was good, but for the price it was just okay. If you want prime rib, Michael's in Pewaukee is the best option. For mac n cheese try the 5 o'clock club's lobster mac n cheese. I would pick both of those places over Wards."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We Went for our anniversary. I had the 50oz prime rib. It was excellent. My wife had the filet. It was also excellent. Prices were as expected. I would recommend this place."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We felt as if we were alone in the dining room. It is small and intimate although it was a quiet evening. Good service and excellent choices to tempt the pallet."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This was our second visit, food was wonderful and our service was above expectation"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Every dining experience at Ward's has been a great one. The food is superb, the service is professional and attentive, and the ambience is classy."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The dining room was smaller than I expected but very comtortable. We all had the prime rib which were done just right. My friend had the 40oz which he finished. Ater dinner we stoped by their bar and had a couple more drinks."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I took some business associates here for the first time. The service was great and the steaks were cooked to perfection. My favorate new spot for a great steak."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Incredible from start to finish..impeccable service..quality food well prepared..extensive wine list..dining perfection in Milwaukee!!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "My boyfriend got the prime rib and I got steak. My steak was one of the best I have ever had until I tried his prime rib it was to die for. This is such a great resturant I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went for lunch. We both had the filet. It was wonderful!!!!! It was so tender and melted in your mouth! The service was excellent. The servers were very personable. We'll definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Loved the steaks! Will go back to try other steaks on the menu."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was good, went with the prime rib, my wife the tuna. Both good but not really impressed. Service was great with the one exception, the drinks. Don't think bloody Mary's are supposed to have oranges and cherries as garnish and while maybe a good thing for a hangover the half vodka and flavor was not too good. Expected more in this area. Went there once and recommend everyone checking it out, but I don't think it will be in the regular rotation. Just not our scene."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had Wards as our go to Prime Rib restaurant. This was our 4th time dinning and by far our worst experience. 1. The Prime Rib was room temp. 2. The trim around the Prime Rib is one of the best parts and both of ours was a very line piece that had already fallen off. 3. My baked potato was a small kids size. 4. We ordered the Black Forrest Mushrooms as always and they where room temp also. 5. We had a 6pm reservation and there where probably only 15 people there at the time but they put us in the back corner. Not the end of the world but added to the night. Don't know what happened but it did!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Dinner was absolutely phenomenal! My wife quoted it was the best valentines she's ever had. Big thanks to the staff for great food and wonderful service. Andy was our waiter and did awesome job. Great attidude and great service skills, I would recommend him and request his service again. Overall great experience with my wife"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "One of the best meals out we've had in a long time. Better than many other "high end" restaurants in Milwaukee!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was great! I asked them to give my wife a rose once there, and they did that without problem. The prices are sort of high, but they´re worth it, cuz the food was very delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Solid bar experience, great Filet, kind and caring service. Past experiences with the kids have been amazing."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant...... Keep it up.....Will always come back in a New York Minute !!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We dined at this restaurant because we heard the food was good. It was an understatement. The food was fabulous. I had the Prime Rib and my friend had the Veal Marsala. Both entrees were to our satisfaction. We were pleased the entree included a soup or salad. We ended our meal with a Banana Cake. Our server was warm, inviting and attentive. We were delighted to hear that Ward's offer shuttle service to downtown events as we were going to see a Broadway Play after the meal. It was all around a great night out and we will return soon."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Fantastic. I was very leary about it because online reviews are usually full of it, but everything was fantastic."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great experience. Caramelized brussel sprouts are to die for! All the food was delicious and we were allowed to take out time. Very relaxing experience."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Prime rib and lamb chops were excellent accompanied by a creative salad and starch sides. Server was attentive and the bartenders were efficient and pleasant."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We don't go out too often so this was somewhat of a special occasion. Really liked the atmosphere, the very quick service and the attention that was bestowed on us. The food was great and cooked with extreme care. The presentation was great. A very good experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Ward's House of Prime exceeded our expectations in every way! From the salad to the prime rib, everything was prepared perfectly and brought to our table in a timely manner. We enjoyed a wonderfully flavorful meal!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I surprised my husband with a special birthday dinner. Nice atmosphere. 1 of the 2 front desk hostesses smiled at our arrival. Server was great, attentive and on top of it. Of course we had the prime rib. My husband had the 24 oz. Tasty but he left 6 ounces of fat on his plate. Yes, the high fat content is one of the reason's prime rib is so good, but that was excessive. Our waiter took note it was a birthday celebration and brought a complimentary creme brule - a favorite and lovely surprise. The sugar top was burned. We didn't make note because it was a gift. So, overall - we did enjoy the evening. The food was good but little things kept it from being great. I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't care about dropping over $100 for a meal."
    Dined on 2/1/2014