HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not bookable

Online reservations at La Merenda can only be made directly on their website.

La Merenda

4.7
1467 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Tapas / Small Plates
Top Tags:
  • Tapas
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date

La Merenda is a bar and grill located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that specializes in serving globally inspired cuisine, local beers and wine. The restaurant offers casual dining and complimentary valet parking.

La Merenda has an emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, so the menu is constantly being updated with new dishes based on available ingredients. The main menu at La Merenda offers a selection of snacks, seafood and meat entr�es. Menu selections include such dishes as Wisconsin farmers� salad, seasonal vegetable tart, market fish fiorentina, Singapore noodles with Gulf shrimp and Chinese sausage, Beijing duck and pork confit cavatelli.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, International
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(414) 389-0125
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Peter Sandroni
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Between 1st and Barclay
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Free Valet Parking at Dinner Monday-Saturday
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Please visit out website www.lamerenda125.com for upcoming special events or send your email address to info@lamerenda125.com to add your name to our newsletter mailing list.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1467 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
Matthew (Houston)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very smart idea for putting your phones in a container. discounts after if you keep your phone in entire time. Would like to win discounts that would apply to your current tab and not come back, but that's only because I'm from out of town.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything we ordered was wonderful and on some items, even better than the description. We asked ourselves "Why are we not coming here more often?" Really great!

Report
Helpful
JCReview11111111111111111 (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Have been going to this restaurant for the past 10 years and never dissapoints me.

Report
Helpful
vipmia3ive (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We love this place!!

Report
Helpful
RonH 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I took my gal on a post-Valentines day meal to La Merenda based on all of the excellent reviews and because she hasn't been there yet. We totally enjoyed the food even though the cevechy & the spinach in the grilled pork were way too salty. The salad we ordered was great! As for ambiance, there was a nice vibe but the table next to us had a woman who laughed WAY TOO LOUD, to the point of being obnoxious and somewhat spoiling the evening. This is the 2nd time I've been there and will probably go again....only if that loud woman doesn't show up.. :/

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Favorite Milwaukee restaurant! Great food and atmosphere. Also love that they encourage diners to put their phones in a jar rather than usung them while they're dining. At the end, you even receive a fun prize for participating.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Always excellent... from the service to the food to the valet ... consistently excellent. The hand pies were outstanding as a special .

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered 5 dishes. The cheese plate and green salad were tasty, but unexciting. The Argentinian beef was completely flavorless and was grey in color. It was tender, but way way under seasoned. The potstickers tasted ok, but they were swimming in broth so there was no crispy side. The texture was mushy and gummy. The only really delicious plate was the duck and rabbit gnocchi which was perfectly seasoned and just scrumptious. Unfortunately it was hard to enjoy it after such a disappointing meal overall.

Report
Helpful
Cooker (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I took 4 friends to La Meranda and we had great time. We were seated at round table which was perfect for conversation and very comfortable noise level for conversation. The menu of small plates is great to share and and well prepared. Portions good for 2 to share or 1/2 small serving for 4. Makes for interesting dinner. Pace was nice as something was always coming. Everything hot and seasoned well. I recommend risotto, Argentinian beef and shrimp dish. We enjoyed all and the final tab was very reasonable for all. Unfortunately we arrived before Valet parking available so had to park around block in the snow. Go in the summer too to sit outside patio.

Report
Helpful
bonbon64 (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We LOVE La Merenda and have brought so many friends and family members who also rave about it, too. Can't get enough of this wonderful spot!

Report
Helpful
BrianS 
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Your restaurant never fails to make me feel special and the food was killer as always

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food!!
This is a great place to go with friends and have a good time and enjoy unique food.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent as always! Wonderful flavors. Lots of gluten free options and variety to keep everyone happy.

Report
Helpful
DebraP (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in town. The food is always an adventure, the wait staff attentive & good energy all around!

Report
Helpful
Ivette 
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I had the Argentinian style beef. First time I have NOT liked a meal. The beef texture was chewy and didn't appear grilled enough. I sent the meal back and it was taken off of my bill. This however will not deter me from returning or recommending La Merenda.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

First time there-loved it. Took my wife and daughter, tried new things. Food and service were great

Report
Helpful
Pamela 
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The little plates were fabulous and just the perfect amount on each plate for the four of us. We tried 5 plates and a dessert; we loved every bite! Lots of happy dinner sounds coming from our lovely corner table. Before dinner we sat at the bar-- I must say, the Spiced Pear Old fashioned was a lovely complex drink. Our service through out the evening was exceptional.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent value and food. Still one of the best in MKE.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

One of our favorites! Food is consistently good and well prepared. Never disappointed.

Report
Helpful
DeborahH (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2016

This was our 4th time at La Merenda & each time the food is so good. I love the small plates so you can share with the group & order lots of variety one dish after another. Had some great Spanish wine with the flavors. Need reservations!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
74