The Best Restaurants in Milwaukee

Milwaukee locals like to hang out at its bars and pubs to watch the Milwaukee Brewers in action. While socializing with fellow Brewers fans, diners can share a cheese and crackers plate, potato balls, cheese curds, or brats, a few favorite bar foods in this city. It also has a wide selection of old-fashioned steakhouses or supper clubs such as the Five O'Clock Steakhouse. Several of its upscale restaurants have elegant dining rooms along with outdoor seating. Some, like Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, provide views of beautiful Lake Michigan.

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Restaurants:Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, Sorella, Birch - Milwaukee
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French, Italian, American
Neighborhoods:Milwaukee
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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$·French·
Milwaukee
5,037 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

The menu at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro is French-inspired. Like many European restaurants, it has a prix fixe menu which includes appetizers, a middle course, the main course, and a dessert. A few ...

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Scenic View in Milwaukee

Sorella

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
443 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Enjoy Italian fare at Sorella's in Milwaukee. It serves a wide selection of pasta dishes such as cavatelli and oricchetti with sausage, and brick oven dishes including eggplant pizza. Its drink menu i...

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Birch - Milwaukee

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
609 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Dine at Birch's, a stylish bistro in Milwaukee. Its dining room is spacious and has an ultra-contemporary decor with concrete floors, an industrial bar, a wood-planked ceiling, pendant lighting, and s...

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Mo's A Place for Steaks - Milwaukee

$$$$·Steak·
Milwaukee
1,740 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Mo's is an award-winning steakhouse close to downtown Milwaukee. Its menu includes the best cuts of steak and seafood entrees such as filet mignon, tuna steak and Mo's baby back ribs. Add your choice ...

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Cafe at The Pfister

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
157 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch

This downtown Milwaukee cafe is open for both breakfast and lunch. It also has a special coffee counter from where diners can grab a quick espresso and a morning pastry on the way to the office. It se...

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Great for Brunch in Wisconsin
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Five O'Clock Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Milwaukee
2,980 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

Family-owned and operated, Five O'Clock Steakhouse serves traditional dishes such as filet mignon, prime rib and New York strip steaks. Each entree is served with sauce, mushrooms, and sides like crea...

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Steakhouse in Wisconsin

La Merenda

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Milwaukee
2,326 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion

Order small plates for sharing at La Merenda. Its menu features dishes from all around the world. Some dishes that diners can order include goat cheese curds, empanadas, grilled octopus salad, and bee...

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Best Value in Wisconsin
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Carnevor

$$$$·Steak·
Milwaukee
2,569 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

Carnevor is a modern steakhouse close to the Yankee Hill neighborhood in Milwaukee. This fine dining establishment is a good place to celebrate a holiday, birthday or another special occasion. Its men...

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Best Overall in Wisconsin
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Zarletti - Downtown

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
2,285 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Zarletti is owned by Brian Zarletti who opened this restaurant in 2014. It offers a diverse menu that includes a variety of pasta dishes including a four-cheese ravioli, pasta bolognese, and minestron...

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Best Food in Wisconsin

Third Coast Provisions

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
960 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Located in East Town, Third Coast Provisions is a seafood restaurant on Milwaukee Street. Its chef, Andrew Miller, has a fresh oyster bar and serves stylish dishes like its lobster pot pie, gulf shrim...

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Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant - Milwaukee

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
2,045 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Dine while taking in the picturesque views of Lake Michigan at Bacchus. Bacchus specializes in creative and upscale dishes such as its oyster salad, seared foie gras, roasted duck breast, and pancetta...

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Smoke Shack

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
202 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual

Indulge in Southern-style barbecue at the Smoke Shack located in downtown Milwaukee. This casual restaurant has a rustic, but fun decor that is reminiscent of old taverns. There is also outdoor seatin...

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Late Night Find in Wisconsin

MOXIE Food + Drink

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Whitefish Bay
949 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

Moxie Food and Drink serves both Italian and American cuisine, especially comfort foods. Its brunch menu includes crepes, pork belly benedict and steak frittata. For lunch and dinner, diners can enjoy...

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Best Overall in Wisconsin

SafeHouse

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
138 reviews
  • Fun
  • Kid-friendly
  • Special Occasion

SafeHouse has been around since 1966 and is the vision of David Baldwin. This restaurant has a spy theme which makes it a fun place to eat with family and friends. Some of its decor features include m...

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Don's TV & Repair

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
411 reviews
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Enjoy takeout or dine-in at Don's TV and Repair on Milwaukee. Located in the Harbor View neighborhood under the guise of a TV and repair shop, this speakeasy is a hidden gem. Its menu includes casual ...

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Best Ambiance in Wisconsin

The Explorium Brewpub Third Ward

$$$$·American·
Wisconsin
84 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food

Watch the game or just hang out with friends at the Explorium Brewpub Third Ward. This stylish neighborhood pub specializes in comfort and bar foods such as chicken wings, cheese curds (a Wisconsin fa...

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Saz's State House Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
160 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

Enjoy barbecue cuisine in Milwaukee at Saz's State House Restaurant. Some of its menu items include Southern-style shrimp, chicken wings, baby back ribs, and burgers. This restaurant also offers a Fri...

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Late Night Find in Wisconsin