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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
Tasting Menu (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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Good for a Date (13)
Romantic (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Healthy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 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 10, 2017

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

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 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 8, 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 5, 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 15, 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 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 October 1, 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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·Dined on September 24, 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 10, 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 27, 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 19, 2017

Always the best of the best!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 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 30, 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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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Tasting menu and starter cocktails were amazing! Will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The experience was grand. The food and service were superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 15, 2017

My first wine/food pairing in quite a while was definitely worth the wait for the 5-course presentation. Phenomenal combinations and preparation along with excellent service. Cheers!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Truly outstanding food with excellent mixture of flavors in each dish. Appetizer choices are unique and equally flavorful. We were fortunate to be there on a very quiet night, but the service was attentive without being overbearing. The entire dining experience was terrific and we will definitely go back.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 7, 2017

My fiance and myself did the tasting menu. Sometimes a little bit adventurous for my personal taste, but very delicious through and through. Great wine, great atmosphere. Little bit steep on the prices, but considering the quality of the food/drink it seems to be about market value(in line with Sanford).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Outstanding as always! Food,wine, and ambiance are always top-notch. Particularly remarkable was our waiter Aaron, who has been with c1880 from day one and it is always a pleasure to see him. He's friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. He is the perfect "front-line" man for chef Thomas's cuisine and Joshua's meticulous and creative wine pairings. Our favorite restaurant anywhere in the world, and we can't wait to get back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Seasonal, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I have to start out by saying the food was excellent, from craft cocktails to appetizers to entree to dessert. Our server, Alonzo, was great too. Knowledgeable and friendly. With that said, the management is something to be desired. Upon arrival, the host and manager greeted us with less than a smile. Upon meeting our server, he asked if it was a special occasion, which it was - my birthday. While we did order drinks, apps, entree and dessert, there were several lulls between courses, making it seem like the meal was quite drawn out. My husband asked to add an additional protein to his meal, increasing scallops from 4 to 6, with the understanding their would be an upcharge. With that said, we are no strangers to restaurants comparable to this in the area and we are no strange to an upcharge either. This upcharge was $15 for 2 scallops. This was almost 1/2 the charge of the original meal. It seemed excessive. Also considering I just bought 6 scallops at the Public Market (at market price) for $19.00. Upon mentioning this, the server promptly went to his manager and the server came back to say this was market price and that's the way it was. Our server apologized for not letting us know the price at the time of the order. We were quite surprised it wasn't the manager that delivered the message, but sent the server instead. I was also quite surprised that since we were there for a special occasion there was not a complimentary drink or small treat for dessert. I didn't expect it, but have found other restaurants in the area at the same price point have done that in the past.

We loved the food and highly recommend that component, but the response of the management really soured our experience. Bummer because we really would've gone back. There are so many great restaurants in Milwaukee that we will probably choose over this one in the future.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

First time and we loved everything about it! We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great as always. My go to restaurant for elevated cuisine.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had the Chef's Tasting Menu with 1/2 Wine Pairing and where very pleased.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Outstanding .. Wonderful service.. Did the tasting menu. Would highly recommend it!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We dined with family visiting from Boston, who are true foodies. c 1880 was the perfect place for a unique and delicious meal. We appreciated the creativity of each dish, as well as the suggested wine pairings. Lovely place, exceptional fine dining without a lot of fuss. Would return again, and again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 13, 2017

This is an outstanding restaurant, and I don't use the word lightly. The food is terrific, an explosion of flavor in the mouth with every bite. Also, the food is very creative. you'll probably taste something you never tasted before. The bar is also creative, with interesting libations that tempt the adventurous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful first experience at c.1880. Lovely ambiance and decor. The food was fantastic. Definitely would recommend to friends and family. DEFINITELY will be returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My experience at Circa 1880 was hands down the best dining experience I have ever had. We did the tasting menu paired with wine - this is a must for a first time visit. I am looking forward to celebrating many more occasions at Circa 1880!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2017

For my wife's birthday I decided to take her to dinner here. Though the prices were a little on the heavy side, the food was great. This is a great spot to try for special occasions. Though I love my wife, budgets are set for a reason. HaHa.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The appetizers (beets and cauliflower) were particularly great. I had the duck, which was good, and my wife had the pasta dish, which she seemed to like. It was surprisingly quiet/empty, even for a Wednesday at 6:30, so I don't know if I could get a good sense of the typical ambience/noise level.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Amazing experience and probably some of the best food I've ever had! Outstanding service!! Will be returning the next time I'm in Milwaukee for sure!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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