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About c.1880

Serving for over 5 years, at c.1880 we believe that food is the art of the earth. We specialize in contemporary cuisines highlighting the seasonal bounty of Wisconsin’s finest farm-fresh produce. Featuring local suppliers and the freshest ingredients Wisconsin has to offer, c.1880 is dedicated to using organic foods made from scratch using seasonally available, local produce, house cured meats, fresh herbs, fruits and organic vegetables.

Extensive wine list and full bar available.

1100 S 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington and 1st

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 431-9271

Website:
http://www.c1880.com/

Executive Chef:
Thomas Hauck

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

c.1880 has an array of options for private dining. We are a popular destination for food concise diners. With a massive selection of wines and world class cuisine, we aim to please parties of all sizes.

c.1880 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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Good for a Date (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Seasonal (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Romantic (8)
Cozy (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Business Meals (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food. White bean apple cider soup and Whatchamacalit dessert will be the new standard for other places we at at to beat. A little pricey, but the food quality, preparation, and display reflected it. Great special occasion romantic date place to go!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First time at c.1880. Food was awesome, great menu. Only real negative, but a significant one.........the wait time between courses was alarmingly long........and the place wasn't that crowded.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My wife and I decided to dine at C 1880 after not having been there for a number of years. We found the food to be very good and were pleasantly surprised at the depth of the wine list. My wife had the lamb and I had the trout and both meals were very good. Each meal was prepared superbly and we enjoyed them very much. We found a nice bottle of Soave wine on the wine list that complemented the meals very nicely. Our server was very attentive and was always available whenever we needed her. All in all it was a very nice experience and we will return in the future.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

c1880. is a half way point to meet our friends and this was our first time trying this restaurant. We tried the tasting menu which had nice options. We had the wine pairings with each course, also. The food was good. The chef's signature chestnut soup was outstanding. I especially liked the trout and my husband really enjoyed the carnitas and lamb meal. As a whole our group would not do the wine pairings next time. My husband tried their cocktails and said they were good. Our waitress was perfect, her great sense of humor fit in well with our group.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great meal at c1880. Had a friend visiting from Chicago and she was impressed. Had the Monkfish which was a really good piece of fish well prepared. Also had the Lamb which was also great. Very good food overall. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were celebrating a special occasion and treated ourselves to a fantastically delicious and beautiful dinner at C. 1880. Every time we come here, we wonder why we don't do it more often!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Really exceptional experience overall. We were impressed with the appetizers and wine selection. We both had scallops, which were some of the best we’ve ever had! Loved the decor and ambience. It felt like a beautiful space that someone really cares about and is proud of. The only (tiny) negative I’d say was the random table, space heater and service hutch in the area just outside the restroom. If at all possible, I’d put a screen in front of these, as they really take away from the otherwise beautiful restaurant. We will return, and we will heartily recommend to our friends! It’s great to find a truly upscale yet laid back restaurant in Milwaukee that “gets it” - from service to ingredient quality to lighting and music selection. Well done, c1880!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food and service was exceptional, as you would expect. It is the little things that make this a great restaurant. Such as heated cream for your coffee versus cold cream in your hot coffee. A small canapé after dinner. This is what takes a good dining experience and makes it great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Thomas, Joshua, Aaron and all the c1880 crew always do a great job. We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings, which I HIGHLY recommend! A just perfect balance of flavors , meticulous, beautiful plating , and creative, perfect wine pairings.
By far , the best restaurant I’ve found in Milwaukee (amoung many good choices)— we go back whenever we visit — the service is so good, it’s become more like a reunion of friends

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious 5 course meal celebrating NYE 2018 with excellent service! Dining room is always a bit drafty and there was an extended delay between the fish and meat courses. Wine pairings were spot on and we left very satisfied with both service and quality of food!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Tried the chestnut veloute which was deliciously rich could have eaten that alone with the warm brioche roll I had. the veloute was served tableside which was nice, and was poured over a little pile of mushrooms, pate and duck. Never had veloute before, would definitely try again. Also ordered the Steak Tartare which we have never ordered before. The steak was melt in your mouth, it was well seasoned with a nice touch of the pickled egg yolk, it was served with salted rye bread. I do not like rye bread but my husband enjoyed it with the meat. My husband beat me to the punch and ordered had the braised short rib which was served with a variety of roasted vegetables and polenta cakes. The polenta cakes were surprising and initially I thought they were scallops, they were crunchy on the outside yet deliciously tender in the middle. The beef was melt in your mouth delicious. I ordered the trout which although very delicious after tasting the short rib was a bit of a let down. Josh helped us pick out a nice bottle of wine and Aaron our server was very attentive and made some good suggestions. I would definitely recommend c1880 for a date night or special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Did the 5 course, it was an amazing experience.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Pricey but worth it. Food was Great. We had the tasting menu, and everything was outstanding. The chestnut soup, Foi Gras, Goat, and Lamb dishes were particular standouts. One of the better meals I've had since moving to this city 18 years ago.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We were late for our reservation but I was calling several times to keep them up to date of my arrival. The person was ride over the phone and when we arrived at 8:30 , there was no one in the restaurant, so I did not know why if the restaurant was empty. We also ordered a specific bottle of wine and the server brought us the wrong bottle after he opened it. Milwaukee needs an upgrade

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food. Great service. Highly recommend. Will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dinner was amazing! My wife and I shared three appetizers which included the Chestnut Velote, Fois Gras abc Steak Tartar. They were each fantastic. For dinner I had the duck and she had the scallops. Again, both were delicious. We were too stuffed to have dessert aside for a wondering cup of coffee.

The setting was pleasant and so was the background jazz music.

Last, but certainly not least, was the service. Very friendly and attentive.

Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

All four of us enjoyed a wonderful meal on Saturday. The food is very creative and absolutely delicious. c 1880 is on our short list of favorites!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very nice meal at c1880. Went on a week night so it was calm. Started with the Chicken Liver Mouse and Fois Gras. Both were excellent. Had the Lamb and a Fish Special for Dinner, again both great. Service was well paced. Overall great experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

everything was very good,especially food and service. liked the atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our experience at c.1880 was special, especially because of our patient, friendly server, Taylor. The menu is unique, with specialty items that Taylor described thoroughly. She guided us through our selections, including wine pairings. The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing! This is an award-winning restaurant, considered one of the top restaurants in Milwaukee. It is easy to see why. We enjoyed the halibut, lamb, and pork chop dinners, (pictured). We were there because we received a gift certificate... prices are reflective of the top awards received. Great place for a special occasion dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A truly outstanding restaurant with an excellent kitchen and excellent management.bThomas Hauck is a very talented chef and it shows in every plate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing food, service and experience overall

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The scallops were just awesome as rest of our food was too

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I guess we were disappointed after hearing such great reviews. We ordered foie gras which I usually love but this dish had no flavor...the rings from inside of the can were visible. I had scallops which were good and the accompanying rice dish was also pretty good. My husband had lamb that was tough and generally bad.
We did love the banana cream dessert and the rolls!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent service, great food, cozy date night. There was only one other table there the whole night, so we essentially had the place to ourselves, but I hope it was just a fluke due to it being a weeknight. Always love coming here, my groom and I shared a bunch of the small plates, opting out of entrees, and it was paced out very well. Happy to go back any time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Took my wife there for her 29th birthday. Overall it was a great dining experience. Staff was attentive, courses were served in a timely manner and did not feel rushed. Server knew the menu in amd out and I felt confident choosing their recommendations.

The atmospher was also very nice. Felt warm and inviting.

Most importantly my wife had a great experience too.

Would definitely recommend and go look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had the 5 course dinner. Excellent way to spend our anniversary

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 18, 2017

C.1880 was delicious well paced and surprisingly filling. Generally with tasting menus I am hungry in 2 hours. Not the case here. Big flavors and beautiful presentation topped off by tasty creative desserts made for a lovely evening of gastronomic pleasures. Service was spot on and informative without being pretentious. Would love to comeback and try the menu in every season.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went out with 4 of us. Great courses and pairings are perfect. I like that there's a little flexibility in the 5 course meal, too. We have been to Ardent in town, which is supposed to be the "best of the best" and it doesn't hold a candle to c1880 in my opinion.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As usual a wonderful dining experience; food was a exceptional ! Our waitress gave thorough
descriptions of food and was spot on. the broccoli appetizer was really good and my husband
really enjoyed the goat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was a great place to get away to! Food was yummy and drinks were unique and delicious! We would go back again!!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My husband and I very much enjoyed our dinner. We both had the tasting meno with 1\2-glass wine parings. With 5 courses, there was a lot of food that was so tasty, and their Watchamacalit dessert was wonderful. Pricey but well worth the cost. Our waitress was great and helped my husband who prefers beers to wine feel comfortable during the meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was excellent. The menu doesn't do the food justice. Each dish was well thought out and bursting flavor. I've had more artful dishes but nothing that tasted as delectable as the food at c. 1880. Alanzo, our server, was attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Did the 5 course tasting and WOW. One of the most enjoyable eating experiences ever. While I'm sure they are all stellar, ask for the Taylor as your server. Went for a birthday date night and they even left a happy birthday card upon our arrival. Get there before their current soup leaves the seasonal menu!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a delicious dinner. Each of our meals was delicious, the wine we were able to select was great, and the service was very attentive and professional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 26, 2017

c.1880 is amazing! From the staff, to the decor, to the food. The food is absolutely amazing. This restaurant is an absolute jewel and is one of the best meals I have had in a long time. I will be back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always the best of the best!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We were celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary. We loved the notable wine list and their options in the cellar. The food was exquisite, with each option changing daily. We had the short ribs, gnocchi ratatouille that came in a zucchini boat. The service was excellent, the ambiance lovely!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The meal, service, and experience was wonderful. Thanks to Alonzo, he made it even more enjoyable. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This was our 1st time at c.1880 and it was a culinary experience. The host and wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was great. We shared 3 apps and had dessert. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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