Boerner Botanical Gardens

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226 reviews
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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.
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MB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful time for Mother's Day. Great food, great seat next to a window full of colorful tulips, and great service.

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MS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the majority of our brunch on Mather's Day. My only complaint is that it was quite congested in the entry area and a bit unclear as to where you were supposed to check in. The patron behind me asked if this was the line to check in, and I said that I hoped so because I had been waiting in it. I also heard other diners asking if this was the check-in line.

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TB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not great - staff seemed overwhelmed. Food was very good.

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding - wonderful food and drink selection. Can’t wait to go again next Mother’s Day!

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food and selection were very good. It's a really nice area and after eating you can walk in the gardens. It makes for a nice day.

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing and a welcome treat for the mothers in our group. All the food was fresh and consistently cooked. Our server was helpful and kept our table clear. The setting was lovely and clean. We would come again. Also my grandson has a dairy allergy. The server wsa preparaed and directed us to to the diairy free option.

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l
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we where there for mother's day it was very good. great service from our waitress very infomative.. having the different station with foods was good much to choose from. the
grardens where great to walk through. will be back for other events.

thank you

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LH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I really love the Botanical Gardens, and my mom has always wanted to have brunch there on a special occasion so I took her for Mothers Day. While the food was good, some items were a bit underwhelming, particularly for the price. Generally I am willing to pay a higher price for quality food and service. While it wasn't poor in either of those categories, it was just not to the level we were expecting. A buffet style brunch was a bit chaotic and expensive. Some people may really love that atmosphere, it just wasn't for us.

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KJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Mother's Day brunch. Many food options and cute/petite desserts! What a lovely way to spend Mother's Day.

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BV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Mothers day brunch, food was good, was hoping for a bit more selection. Some thing werent good, short ribs inparticular. Overall decent

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AL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

For the amount of money spent, the food was lack luster. Our reservation was at 2:30, but half the food was gone. The open bar was a nice touch, but the Bloody Mary bar was not monitored and people ate all the fix-ins while waiting for brunch. We checked in but we’re not marked as present and our wait was absurdly long. The food available was bland and not very enticing.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

There were NO carved meats. I've been here before and this was the worst experience I've had here. Going to give them the benefit of the doubt that it was just a bad day and poor planning.

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CZ
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Well - the venue was great for a lovely Easter Sunday - and we had later reservations (2:30) and the food was disappointing. They had already ran out of ham. They were prompt about telling us and discounted the brunch for us. However, I tried to get another dish - that my husband had tried (salmon) and they ran out of that too. So I had salad for brunch. I think they were slammed for the holiday - so I may try again on just another weekend. Staff was kind and friendly.

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TH
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I suspect that patrons that were there earlier may of had a better experience as we were in last group. Buffet food wasn't in full supply across the board and other areas the food appeared as it had been out for too long. Coffee served was a bit lukewarm.

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j
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We arrived on time and were told they were running late, but were offered free bloody mary's to pass the short wait. Once seated we were immediately attended to by April, our server's assistant. April took care of our every need. She was outstanding.

The atmosphere was pleasant and the room was flooded with sunlight from the large windows overlooking the gardens. The four or five food stations were well attended. The food was replenished continually and was very good. Every server and chef was pleasant and professional.

Food variety was good, although in my opinion a little too much pork. Most people seem to love pork, but I avoid it.

Overall it was a nice experience punctuated by the pleasant and helpful staff.

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JE
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Very well run event.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

There was little variety in the food. Much of it was overcooked and dry. The desserts were very small. plain and unremarkable with respect to taste. We will not be returning again.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and large variety. Wait was minimal. Desserts could have been better choices. Not impressed with the desserts. We had a table for two and it seemed like we were tucked into any old corner where wait staff needed to be. Flowers on the tables and Easter bunny outside were a nice touch.

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KS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like to take our children and grandchildren to brunch for Easter and Boerner is everyone’s favorite.

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h
Milwaukee
279 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch!

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PG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Brunch was a disappointment compared to our experience 4 years ago

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C
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and food. We were seated almost immediately.
Enjoyed the Bloody Mary bar.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Easter Brunch! Great Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar! And the food was delicious! Wait staff was very attentive too.

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AB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great buffet for the price. Friendly staff, good drinks and didn't feel overcrowded!! Looking forward to other events here!!

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NW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well organized, with excellent food and service. Definitely recommend this venue and event to others.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was cold and not very good. Very limited and odd selection of food. The service was good.

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G
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Plain scamable eggs would be better for kids. Add a Kids food bar. Chicken thighs not good. Mash potatoes too
thick. A hot fish not cold salmon.

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o
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food!! A little pricey---especially for the kids!! My great granddaughters did not eat near $25.00 worth of food. Most kids under 10 just pick at their food and actually eat very little!! But overall we had a great time and enjoyed it all!!

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BM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father's day brunch was great with choices for the whole family. Quality choices and variety. Mimosas and Bloody Marys were a nice start. Chef made omlets, we're a favorite.

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AL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband and I used to consider this the best brunch buffet for value in the city—great price, great quality. But they stopped doing it every Sunday and now only do it for special occasions. They’ve raised the price more than 30% (from about $27 a person) and the quality of food has dropped a little. The new quality would have been ok at the old price but at $40 a person it’s definitely not worth it.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Would not recommend this brunch at all. I’ve been to a few and the food is mediocre at best, often barely lukewarm. Cooks here leave a lot to be desired. Prices are outrageous. Will never be returning.

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GG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The variety of food was excellent and of high quality. The staff was friendly and attentive. The park setting and location are perfect.

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p
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for mother’s d brunch. Food was fantastic but the desert table was not very good. The price was a little high but it was worth it

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice Mother’s Day brunch.

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KJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect for Mother's Day! The food was delightful and the staff was too. The little desserts that they had was the icing on the cake! Will definitely be back there next year!

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time coming here for Mother’s Day brunch! Such a wonderful selection of delicious food. Not to mention the gardens are beautiful! We will be back for other occasions!

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MM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food selection! Very organized! Complimentary drink! Affordable! Great service! Fantastic!!!

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L
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice variety of food. And all of it was good. I’m still full!

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LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was average and lukewarm. We had our 7 year old grandson with us who ate merely 4 French toast sticks and some fruit. He had a "to go" cup of chocolate milk. The price for his meal was $28.00!!!! The adult prices were $39.00! Way overpriced for average food. We were seated over an hour after our reservation and the room was so loud we couldn't hear each other. We will definitely NOT be back.

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