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7:00 PM
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Boerner Botanical Gardens

4.0
179 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
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  • Special Occasion
Zilli Hospitality Group welcomes you to Boerner Botanical Gardens to experience fine cuisine amid a spectacular natural setting. Introducing ZHG’s Sunday brunch on Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas. The Garden Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows bring the beauty of this horticultural showplace right to your table every time of year. Also available for private event rentals. Stay tuned for upcoming Easter and Mother’s Day Special Brunch.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Seasonal Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(414) 409-3959
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
All catering at the Gardens is performed exclusively by Zilli Hospitality Group.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Whitnall Park Drive
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Parking details
Complementarity parking for more than 300 cars.
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Special events & promotions
Boerner will feature a special Mother's Day Brunch and Easter Brunch.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 179 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Myself and Lilly thoroughly enjoyed our Brunch at the Boerner Botanical Gardens on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The food was outstanding and there was a great variety to choose from. Our waitress was very helpful and kept checking back with us to make sure we were enjoying our food and the overall experience at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. I would highly recommend the Boerner Botanical Gardens to anyone who enjoys great food, a cheerful atmosphere, and just an all around pleasant dinning experience.

Michael Morgan

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BonrM (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

My only negative is the price. I believe $23 a person for a brunch is on the expensive side. We haven't been here for over a year with our earlier experiences leaving a lot to be desired on the food quality. That issue seems to have been addressed. Every item I tried was much better than our previous experience. So we will be back again for some special occasion where we can feel the higher price is worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Second year in a row we took the whole family (12people) for the Brunch with Santa. We were very happy again this year. The food was great, service was top notch. The only problem was a nearly 15 minute wait to check in, even though we had made reservations for 11 a.m. well in advance. Figuring the cost, it was an outstanding value. We will definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything was good. Not great. But nothing was bad or poor. In order to make a Sunday brunch really worth while you need to pay the extra few dollars and go into the gardens for a walk.

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DBDB (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

Good place for Sunday Brunch. Cost of Brunch is $22.95 and includes choice of beverage, including; Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Champagne, and other standard beverages.

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DessertPlease (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

Very friendly staff that was accommodating when we had questions about dairy items. Karen the pastry chef was particularly nice about explaining a special dessert.

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Judi (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was just ok. It is served buffet style so typical issues w overwarmed and dried out dishes. Biggest issue was with the Zilli organization who run the catering. We made reservations for 16 for my mother's 70th birthday celebration on Open Table. When we arrived they had our party seated at 3 separate tables. When asked why they split us up the acting manager on duty, Sonja, said they don't make special arrangements unless you pay an additional fee. We explained that we tried numerous times to contact Zilli about our reservation. Despite leaving multiple voice messages and sending an email, no one from Zilli called us back. Sonja's passive-agressive response was "Well if it's that big a deal, we can break down all the tables and set it up again." She clearly had no desire to accommodate us. The room itself has limited windows along one wall, so you don't really get a good view of the "garden." They set up the omelette and desert station along that same wall rather than seat diners closest to the windows. The atmosphere was not special in any way, we could have been in any generic hotel ballroom and

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

They should have the special buffet all the time. That's way better than the usual one.

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fishfryfanatic (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

as usual our special Father's Day brunch was well done. Food is always tasty, service staff was always polite and willing and everything is always well maintained. I hate going to brunches where the food buffet tables are so grubby.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was okay, but nothing special. The service was poor. We had to keep getting servers' attention to get coffee refills and additional beverages. Waited a long time before the check was brought to us, and then waited a long time again before the server came back to pick up our payment. There were no desserts at all.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was pretty good. A little disappointed that everything they had on there menu wasn't available like the creme brûlée for dessert. The server we had seemed new so we had a bit of wait time on drinks. The Bloody Mary bar was nice but I didn't care much for the base.

Overall really good options for food and a lot of delicious items.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

I can't say enough how awesome and amazing our family dining experience was for Father's Day. It was so so good! I can't wait to return again. Will definitely return soon. I hope they have shrimp cocktail next time too but may have been a special item.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

I took my parents for Father's Day brunch. The food was very good, however I felt very rushed to finish up and get out of our seats. My father is 86, my mother 80. They don't do much of anything fast. The chairs were comfortable, setting was nice as well. There weren't many gluten free or vegetarian options. I felt we could have gone someplace else and felt less rushed and it would have been less expensive

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

the food was OK, but nothing special. I thought the ambiance was just terrible. Located in such a beautiful setting, one would have thought they would make an effort to create a beautiful space. The experience was way overpriced. Very sad to see such a wonderful opportunity so poorly manged.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

All great, except wait staff a bit thin. Also, worst bloody Mary I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

We had a very nice time and everyone enjoyed it. Would do it again. A bit pricy for those who are not big eaters but there is plenty to eat if you desire. Liked the casual atmosphere and service was great. Friendly people.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

The food and the service was excellent. There were many people there, so the noise level was high . It was very crowded in the waiting area. Mother's Day is very popular. Would have to come again to see if the noise level and crowd decreases

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fishfryfanatic (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

brunch is always very good. there is always a different selection of foods that are made from scratch., so yummy.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a great mother's day brunch! Kid friendly buffet with fancy but affordable food. The flowers in the botanical gardens can be seen from most tables.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

This was for Mothers Day. The food was good. The service sucked. The waiter dropped off the bill right after we sat down, before we had even gotten food. When we did go up for food I saw him check to see if we had paid.

We had gone back to get more food and they cleared our table of everything including half of my Bloody Mary. When we walked up with our plates they were shocked. They offered me another drink but I was rather upset by then and said no. I won't go back. I understand wanting to turn tables but this was terrible.

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