Engine Company No 3

4.7
536 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy bold international flavors and aromas at Engine Company No.3. Here, Chef Sandroni works closely with Wisconsin farmers and food producers to obtain sustainable local ingredients. The globally inspired cuisine is always made fresh. Engine Company No.3 is appropriately named, as it is housed in an old firehouse building, complete with aged wood floors and exposed brick walls. The large garage door opening lets in natural light and a cool breeze. There is a full bar a and a second floor dining area. Engine Company No.3 is also a great place to host private parties and events. With a projector screen, microphone, and multiple dining options, it has all the amenities needed for a fantastic party.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 536 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day.

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MckennaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food. We ordered a lot of different options, all were fantastic!

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Bailenagra
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Not worth it. Food was just okay. The waitstaff was fine but the food runner almost dumped our food and the front end hosts were surly. Won't bother going again.

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Angelo
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Hostess refused to change our seating to a vacant table upon our request. Instead we were placed at a rectangular table overlooking the stairwell. Food was very average. Restaurant quite noisy. Would not recommend.

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SJ04
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overrated. Food was okay, likely won’t return. Service could’ve been better, waiter didn’t introduce himself, and took more than 10 minutes to just make contact with table and especially for it not being very busy. Also, bus girl upstairs was terrible and rude, plus saw her eat something and didn’t wash hands after. From the Milwaukee area and definitely my least favorite brunch place that I’ve attended thus far.

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Sauce
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we had a great experience. We’re sad we didn’t come here sooner. Great variety of dishes to try and our server Emily was very helpful.

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LindsayW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and was blown away by it all. The fire station feel was on point. Our server was extremely patient and kind. Everyone we interacted with was kind! And the food!!!! Everything was extremely well prepared and tasty. Nothing was boring or dull. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, flavorful food, effective & unobtrusive COVID protections, love being back

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JeanD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The breakfast inspired tapas/small plate menu is vast and each dish we had was incredible. We chose a mix of savory and sweet, which was the perfect balance. The setting is so fun - our out of town guests got a kick out of the fire station and loved their meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New way to do brunch for me. Love the tapas idea.

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Morgan
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food and atmosphere were nice. However, the service was definitely lacking. Our waiter was not accommodating and overall just rude. We enjoyed the food, but do not feel inclined to return.

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LauraH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and just the right amount. The service was great!! Love the atmosphere as well.

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juribe31
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every time I come in for breakfast I have a great meal. Only incident is that my friend asked for a 2nd cup of coffee and it never came, but otherwise, the rest of the tapas, environment, and service was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food. Good Friends. Good Time.

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vipGonetatahead
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food and dining experience! I would return to try some other menu items.

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vipFoodie
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Went for brunch, good food, great service, prices were high for drinks and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Bloody Mary....just the right amount of spice. Had a delicious omelette (chef's choice) that had some sort of shredded beef in it....wouldn't have thought to try it but the waitress recommended. Good social distancing and hygiene practiced.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and food! Fair service, not very friendly staff

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Jack
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend Engine Company if you want great food, friendly waiting staff, and fun vintage fire company decor!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The atmosphere is fun!

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Kendra
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Was just okay—I was double charged for an egg entree for my 2 year old. Also, ordered a sprite for my 2 year old and was told no straws at all were available. After having a paper straw given to me the weekend before. I’m not sure how it’s expected for a 2 year old to drink out of a heavy glass with ice. It would have all ended up on the floor...so she drank nothing. Also was not really checked on at all by the server, rather disappointing

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vipJessica
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A different brunch option featuring tapas shareables and a socially distant atmosphere. The server was super knowledgeable about the dishes.

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DoveHeart
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere and a very international menu. Eggs and omlettes were very salty. Plantains were so fried, you couldn't even taste nor find a plantain at all. Tomato salsa excellent, as are rice and beans. Good coffee. Omlettes come with no sides. Very COVID-19 safe. Wait staff very good.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and amazing food! Staff very friendly.

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SouthernCharm
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We had brunch and it was great! You have to try the sticky bun pancakes.

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JoeR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only my third time there, but might be the best brunch in the city. Great drinks, friendly and knowledgeable staff, good safety protocols, and excellent food.

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Emery
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We shared six items among the four of us and we left full and happy. A great selection of vegetarian options, too!

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LauraW
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Felt good about the covid protocols and spacing. Great visit, will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waitress was rude to the table the entire time / never introduced herself / I’ve never had a less friendly waitress. Food was sub par compared to other times at Engine Co. Will not be coming back.

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SarahS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was so good and the service was exceptional. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food! Very friendly and courteous to covid-19 guidelines.

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TOdiner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the unique tapas style brunch! Empanadas were to die for. Loved the Goat Cheese curds, with delicious sauce. The cinnamon roll pancakes with caramlized pecans was outstanding. Delicious meal all the way around. We will return!

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MichelleS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! We ordered numerous offerings and they did not disappoint. Our initial service was a little slow but once we ordered the food and drinks came out quickly. I appreciated the adherence to COVID protocols and felt very safe.

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Shelley
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was definitely my best brunch experience in Milwaukee yet!

We've been having brunch in the city about every other month this year as my daughter is attending college there.

Tables we well spaced out and they also had dividers which made us feel very safe. All the staff had masks on as well.

All the food was fabulous! We were all very happy with our food and the drinks were also fantastic!

We'll be back!

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DavidB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wasn’t expecting a topas style breakfast. Was at this restaurant about five years ago and it was very different than it is today. I thought the food was creative and flavorful. Overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend ordering several items and sharing. The potatas bravas are a must!

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vipTracyB
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food at Engine House and are never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brunch. I just don’t like that the good doesn’t come out at the same time.

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Seeoh
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing! She made our Valentine’s Day brunch extra special.

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Engine Company No 3 is rated 4.7 stars by 536 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.