Engine Company No 3

4.7
490 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 on both floors, as well as two separate dining areas. Engine Company No.3 is also the place to host private parties and events, large or small. 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 490 people are saying
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ShirleyM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat! Food is great!

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MelissaY
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is insanely fresh and delish! Our waiter Hugo treated us like royalty.
Yummy specials and fun drinks too. Even the music was on point!
I love this place!

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went out on a whim picking this place for my wife’s birthday. The food was outstanding. Tons of flavor. We ordered 3 items and everything we had stood out as excellent, would highly recommend.

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TomAtkinsmustache
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered a couple of the tapas style plates for the wife and I, along with pancakes for our son and bacon and sausage to share. Our intention was to order more if needed but proved unnecessary. Plenty of food for everyone. Cute setting, good service. Would return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious and the service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food was great, but the rest of the experience was

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Mc1107
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food did not disappoint again! The vegetarian empanadas are my new favorite and the spicy bloody mary was delicious. Can't wait to come back again.

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had one of the chef's specials for a Sunday friends brunch. WOWZA! The flavors were AMAZING! Absolutely love this place.

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gbranger
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Cannot tell you how many times I have said "that is one of the best things I have ever tasted"

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem!

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was outstanding especially for November in Wisconsin so sitting outside was very comfortable and the food was delicious and the service perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Excellent service.

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LynnR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. My first time at brunch since March, and it was delish. They are doing a great job making sure things are safe and clean, and the staff is very friendly.

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BigEasyT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us enjoyed a wonderful brunch. I loved the garlicky plate of sauteed spinach even more than my delicious colombian breakfast entree, but the the Bacon Bloody Marys stole the show. The table ordered a total of 16 items (drinks and entrees) and every person in our party loved what they ordered. Highly recommend!

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BruceR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They worked it out to accommodate 2 wheelchairs during our visit. Much appreciated.

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TandraH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks, food and service. Brooke (server) and Kyle were professional, polite and funny.

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vipCRH1234
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having Sunday Brunch at this restaurant. It is excellent! Food is served Tapas style. Great choices and great drink menu as well. Will definitely go back!

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ingridv
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Second brunch was worse than the first. I was drawn by the locale and ambiance which are great, but the food is terrible! The patatas bravas are mushy potatoes smothered in tomato sauce and the beef “empanadas” we’re not worthy of the name. They sound so good on the menu, but served turned out to be dry and tasteless. We tried several other dishes that were equally disappointing. The one item on the menu that I can rave about is the tres leches French toast. Yummy and addictive! I would return just for that, if they only served it with a good cup of coffee. The coffee is weak and their drinks are weaker! Unfortunately this beautiful place is a hard pass.

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Nicole
Mobile
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! You can tell the kitchen is a well-oiled machine for how quickly the food arrived at the table.

The waitstaff was attentive to our needs and cleared away empty glasses and dishes. We appreciated the outdoor space during these times of social distancing.

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DowntownFoodie
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn't sure how comfortable I would be eating inside (this was the first time I had done it since the pandemic started), but we were seated upstairs where tables were quite far apart. We were totally comfortable with the situation and all wait staff had masks on and were very accommodating (asked if we needed salt and pepper, etc.) without our asking. Food was awesome, as it usually is. Overall, very good experience.

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vipChrisM
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, varied menu with very nice spaces both inside and on the patio.

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DBW1962
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for 'tapas brunch'. The food was excellent and was a combination of La Merenda and Engine Co Number 3. However, portions were way bigger than usual tapas portions...but hey, we were hungry.

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NatashaL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to have Sunday brunch this past Sunday. It was nice to be back after such a long hiatus thanks to the pandemic. The food was as delicious as we remember. The service was great and you had to reserve your spot in order to comply with the social distancing policies. All in all we were very satisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the day off and headed there for a Friday brunch - delicious food, fantastic service and a great patio - perfect for 2020 dining.

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RobynW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the local, organic offerings on the menu! We had a delicious brunch!

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gregm
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service , good spot for brunch

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vipDLM2000
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for an early brunch. At 8:30 in the morning the patio is quiet and shaded. There are many dishes to choose from, not your standard breakfast fare! Don’t miss the truffle potatoes - basically home made potato chips with a delicious twist.

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Brooke
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great brunch with my boyfriend. He is gluten free, and there were plenty of options for him! We probably ordered too much food but it was so delicious.

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DavidB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent. The daily specials are innovative and show off the many house-made ingredients like fresh mozzarella in the vegetable omelette. This restaurant and staff never disappoint.

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vipRFRF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Food is creative and delicious.

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MorganL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food came out very quickly and the drinks were cold. Emily was outstanding and very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came in with dietary restrictions and were met with the best and most pleasant service. Such a lovely place for any get together. The patio is simply gorgeous.

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JenOVE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed our brunch and the service was good. The tables outside were spread out for social distancing. The food was yummy although I feel that it could have been a bit hotter. My one complaint is that we had to pay extra for more syrup for one of our daughters. Seems silly that 3 tablespoons of syrup needs to be rung up. I would definitely recommend for the ambiance and unique options on the menu.

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Matt
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very friendly and quick and the outdoor seating was social distance appropriate and the food was simply amazing- not too overdone with too many ingredients- just great local food done with a twist that allowed all the flavors to shine through

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LeahB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and enjoyed the family style dining they have currently. Perfect for our small group!

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vipJasonK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to brunch place and well worth the 60mi drive. The service is amazing, food is impeccably presented and love the local farmer support. Their outdoor patio is amazing and their process to allow dining during a pandemic is second to none.

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SoniaF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful being able to eat out after everyplace being shut down for so long. Glad they were able to make it and will definitely be back!

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vipSerena
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JillianH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our visit! We drove from Chicago for a day trip and arrived early - they were able to seat us right away. Tables were spaced out well and the staff was very mindful of safety. Great food, great little patio, and one of the only brunch spots that was taking reservations (they guarantee a patio table for all reservations!). Would love to come back and try more of their menu items. I had the Tres Leche French Toast with a side of bacon and loved it.

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BrigidW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, nice patio, great value, good service.

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Engine Company No 3 is rated 4.7 stars by 490 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.