MATC Cuisine Restaurant

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Contemporary American
Cuisine Restaurant is a student operated advanced training facility for MATC's Culinary Arts program. The restaurant allows students to gain practical experience in a high-end culinary environment. The restaurant features a seasonal menu including appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts.

Customers from the community are encouraged to dine with us. For a unique experience, book the "Chef’s Table" (up to 6 guests). Reservations are recommended but not required.
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JL
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The lamb entrée was fantastic. There was one problem. My friend ordered a soup with lamb bacon but was brought a soup with shrimp. Other than that, our experience was very positive.

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GK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My salmon was not cooked properly. I sent it back and it took 10-15 minutes to get my meal back. My companions had finished eating by that time. This was my 3rd or 4th visit and food was not of the caliber of my other visits. Brocolli salad boring with little or no salad dressing. Cous-cous tasteless also

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great place to go and check out aspiring chefs and their interesting ideas on a relative budget!

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food experience while watching students learn the restaurant business.

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a
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and presentation were excellent. server was pleasant but lacking in server skills; menus not removed after ordering, not familiar with wine selections, empty plates not removed.

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WC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The ambiance is lovely, real table clothes. Good wine to match the great food.

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B
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I have been dining with you for 30+ years and it justs get better. Front of house is at times a bit rough but I don’t mind. I have introduced many friends to you as well who often say what a gem!!

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o
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food!

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SS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at Cuisine many times and again it did not disappoint. Food was excellent with wonderful service. Host was pleasant and efficient. Commented to service staff about beautiful napkin folding (looked like a Christmas tree) and server offered to show us how it was done as well as another fold option. Also, had the tropical fruit dome dessert with pineapple sorbet. The sorbet was SO good, my friend asked for a pint to take home and they happily obliged. Will be back again soon!

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was perfect, and the service was excellent.

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Student run Restaurant and menus are designed and tested by students. Everything was great. Menus changes each time the restaurant opens for a run of two days. The big winners this trip were the Arugula salad and the Korean Meatloaf with Kimchi which was a small plate. Would love to see it as an entre someday on the menu. One of Milwaukee's best kept secrets!

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Will be going again. The ambiance was great and servers were great too.

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m
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about CUISINE. five stars for sure.

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful with the exception that my entree came out lukewarm. I let the wait staff know and they in turn let in the House Front Manager know. Everyone that I mentioned this to was extremely apologetic.

I made sure when stating this I started out with the positive the the food was delicious. This is why the food only received a 4 star rating.

I was able to talk to each of the wait staff since I was extremely interested in know what they wanted to do with their degrees. What a fantastic learning experience for all of the students.

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JL
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anna did a nice job serving us. My sister's salmon was very good. My lamb chop was good, but the braised lamb was flavorless.

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RA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is my second visit to the MATC Cuisine restaurant. I must say, everyone is extremely friendly and courteous. The sirloin steak was wonderful as was the salad and dessert! Hard to believe these are student chefs!

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AF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Three of us enjoyed lunch at Cuisine MATC Restaurant in celebration of a 65th birthday. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. He was somewhat attentive, but we often had to wait for quite some time to find him and get his attention. All three of us ordered the top sirloin with mashed potatoes, a brown sauce and a spinach and red pepper vegetable. I ordered my steak medium. It was perfectly prepared and the spinach vegetable side was excellent. My steak was a bit tough. The shrimp bisque soup was outstanding. Both of my friends ordered their steak medium rare. One was prepared nicely, and she was delighted with her entree. Our other friend got her steak, and instead of medium rare, it was medium to medium well. She could not find our server but was able to get the attention of a supervisor. He took the steak back to the kitchen to have a new entree prepared. After waiting for at least 15-20 minutes, the second steak was brought to her. This steak bordered on well done and the spinach side was lacking the peppers. Again we were unable to locate our server. The supervisor/manager appeared again, and he agreed that the steak was improperly prepared. I will say that he made right with us on our tab. While I realize that the chefs and servers are students, it seems that they should be able get a medium rare steak properly cooked or at least close on the second try. Having said all of this, we all agreed that we will go again. The desserts we ordered were delicious. It is a nice place to enjoy lunch if you understand that mistakes will occur with these students.

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IN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This teaching restaurant offers great food options that you don't always see and offers up a good environment to enjoy it in.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food quality, preparation, and service! I will definitely go back!

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m
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best lunch spot in downtown Milwaukee. delicious food, well sourced and prepared. attentive service.

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S
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

thought the food was as good as many of the other fine dining restraurants I've been to; however, about 30% less
Tasty options attentive service

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AS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing work all done by students! The food was great, and the students learn both the front side of the restaurant as well as the cooking.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always outstanding and unique. Perfect portions and kind, understanding service.

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RD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been several times to Cuisine, part of the MATC culinary school. Never disappointed, a varied choice of high class food,consistently done well. A very comfortable setting, one can actually carry on a conversation at a normal tone. Friendly staff and students, they try hard to please. Very reasonable prices for the quality of food. Always an enjoyable time. Wwe’ll be back!

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DD
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there many times. The food and service are always excellent, and it is always fun to talk with the students about their future plans.

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SJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, our food and service were spetacular, lunch only.

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BR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and we enjoy supporting the students in their great work.

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EK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; second visit. This time I brought a friend, and she was impressed. We will be back. Keep up the quality!

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TW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cuisine. Loved the food and the staff was terrific. We’ll definitely be back.

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JL
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Cuisine. Celebrated the end of Upholstery class with classmates (two hadn't been to the Cuisine before). Had an excellent dinner and time.

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a
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the sirloin cooked rare. It was perfect. They believe you when you say rare. I also ordered a Malbec wine which was very good. Love that the vegetable preparation is always special and not just an afterthought to fill the place. Cheesecake was excellent as well.

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JL
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great opportunity to get a table at The Cuisine Restaurant. It's on the first floor of MATC and it is staffed by students in the Culinary Program. The menu is creative and different each week. They focus on use local ingredients as much as possible and build the meals based on what's available. I visited the week when Lamb was the star of the meal. I was delighted with the Lamb Plate with two offerings. BraisedLamb Roast and a Lamb Chop with a delicate Mashed Potato Dish. I chose a Lovely Spring Salad and the Fresh Baked Bread was a beautiful way to start the meal. My daughter chose Lamb Cigars for her entree and was glad to find her appetizer stuffed with Roasted Lamb in a Flaky Buttery Crust. She also enjoyed the Hangar Steak cooked to her request. On a recent visit, we ordered Christmas Beet Soup just to see what it was like. We were elated with the velvety smooth rich red Roasted Beet Soup with a drizzle of Creme Fresh. We were so visibly impressed with the beautiful presentation and the hint of cinnamon that we identified as we were trying to figure out the secret of this lovely gift. The Restaurant is only open during the school year a few days a week and you need a reservation as they are often filled over the Lunch Hour that they are open. I've been bringing friends and family to this neat little Eatery for over a decade and it just gets better and better.

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BF
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did not know that MATC had a restaurant where students could get training in the Culinary Arts. That intrigued me. Then I saw that they were serving lamb which I had never tried. So I invited a friend to have lunch with me. The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. We had good food and a good time! What a wonderful program MATC has!

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j
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Cuisine students. Creative and very tasty food. Beautiful presentation.

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RT
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is extraordinary. Atmosphere is classy, despite being an actual classroom. Service is sincere. Remember, these are students. Slightly nervous, but they put their heart into it. Presentation is first rate. And, they validate parking in the Bradley Center ramp across the street (with a sky walk between buildings). This is one of Milwaukee's Best Kept Secrets!

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OK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've heard of this MATC treasure from friends for the past several years, and finally tried it. The food was impeccable: fresh ingredients, well prepared, exquisitely presented. The flavors were spot on and complimentary. A delicious dining experience I will repeat.

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were fabulous! Love Aisha (hostess, sp?) and Ta-isha (waitress). Food was great! Thanks, Kira

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GW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here, food and service were excellent . We had the corn and seafood soup, salad and prime rib. All were the best I have had in years. Meets or exceeds the quality I have received at Bartolota's . The students are really focused and professional, working hard to learn and please the customer. I will definitely return.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time - I would recommend to others!!

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p
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very high quality ingredients. Creative side dishes that compliment the entrees. Many choices to satisfy all tastes.
A true value for this quality of dining. Desserts are delish also!!!

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