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MATC Cuisine Restaurant

4.7
421 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Open most Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Seating between : 11:15am - 12:15pm
September -December
January - May
Closed for the summer
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Phone number
(414) 297-6697
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Reiss/Jack Kaestner/Michelle Evans
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Highland Ave
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Parking details
Cuisine patrons can use the BMO Harris Bradley Center ramp (6th & Highland), $1 vouchers available in restaurant. Bring your parking ticket to the restaurant to receive your parking voucher.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 421 People Are Saying
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4.7
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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

First time - I would recommend to others!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

OVERALL THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. I HAD THE SEA BASS, IT HAD A NUMBER OF BONES. I'VE NEVER BEFORE EXPERIENCED BONES IN SEA BASS.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is always great here. The service is slow because it is a training restaurant. I wonder if it is possible to have a process to speed it up thought as for lunch many people have to go back to work.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was outstanding. I especially liked the vegetable side with squash and parsnips. Students were friendly and eager to talk about preparations. Keep up the good work!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Very pleasantly surprised by the quality of our experience. Will definitely be returning in the future

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Worth the drive from Waukesha. Showing my son the campus. I didn't care for the shrimp tocco 'morsel' the sauce was to sweet.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

This was an experience. We were super impressed by all the young people who were hustling. Our server was very new and we really gave her a challenge. She was such a super gal trying to make us happy. God bless the students who are really going to be successful in their careers and their teachers. Excellent food. This is such a great place.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The Cuisine restaurant on the MATC campus is a secret gem. The food was out of this world and beautifully presented...service excellent...our young man Matt a pleasure to talk with about his schooling experience. If you are looking for a special lunch - I took my friend for her birthday - don't hesitate to make a reservation and you will have a fabulous meal to remember!

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food as usual was very good. Service was a bit off, perhaps because of the beginning of the new semester.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

I was very impressed by the professionalism of the waitstaff and the appearance/taste of the food. My daughter is in the MATC culinary arts program and I think Cuisine offers students a good opportunity to learn and practice their restaurant skills.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Everything tasted wonderful. Reasonable prices. Very friendly employees. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Terrific! Superior staff/service and delicious food at 1/3 the cost usually found in very upscale restaurants.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2017

A veritable Epicurean learning lab showcasing locally grown food by locally grown talent. Who knows..perhaps the next Top Chef in the making ?

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was wonderful, especially the small plates. I very much enjoyed the braised beef spring rolls.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

From a good soup, fhrough a delicious entre of plump tender octopus over tasty pollenta with excellent accompanying vegetables, to a concluding superb innovative dessert, our experience could nor have been nore enjoyable! And—in a most appreciated low level, but not dead, sound atmosphere, inviting natural conversation! How rare these days! A great comfortable value packed high level dining experience, indeed.

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4.0Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was wonderful; however, I think because it was the first service of the second part of the semester, the service was poor. We also thought a few students didn't come in on Thursday.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

I had lunch with my wife and 2 friends, and the food was excellent. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Everything was great! Food had great flavor. Service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food. Very freshly made. The main dish has a good portion, not too big, just enough. The desert portion however is too huge. Service was poor. The service screw did not work well together. They never came back to our table to ask if we needed any help. They did not even look into our direction even that we signaled that we need something.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was excellent and service was very good. Students did a great job!

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Lunch was wonderful as usual. It was "Porkfest Week" and we were surprised by some of the creative menu selections. The Ham Croquettes were outstanding and were reminiscent of classic French cuisine. My Pork Chop was grilled to perfection, and the desserts were incredible.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

I absolutely love this place. I have never had a bad experience and the food is always delicious.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

I try to eat there at least once or twice a semester. I have never been disappointed in my meal. I am retired and I always meet a former co-worker and it's our way of staying connected.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was delicious and service was good as always. Great job!

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

This is a culinary school restaurant. Dishes were elegant and delicious. Students were also the wait staff. Plan to spend an hour or more. Enjoyed being able to watch the students prepare meals on a big screen.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Outstanding - everyone should support the next generation of food industry people.
Cuisine is the best kept secret in town - not only stellar food , but at a great value!
It is first and foremost a teaching lab, but under the tutelage of their instructors are producing some of the best food in Milwaukee

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2017

I took my husband to Cuisine Restarant for a lunch date. He was skeptical - until we experienced the surroundings and the excellent meal! I am a graduate of MATC, and this was
something I had wanted to do for over 20 years. I was very pleasantly surprised to see the new ground floor location and decor. The food was wonderful, and the service left nothing to be desired. I have told co-workers and friends about our experience. We look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

The food is fresh, prepared when ordered, and delicious. The selection is great and the decor soothing and quite with low playing music. Students prepare delicious meals with the guidance of their instructor who ensures attendtion detail.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

I have never had a bad meal at Cuisine. this is the best kept secret in Milwaukee! the food is wonderful, right size portions for lunch, reasonably priced. Selections are limited to a few entrees, but there is something for everyone! Shrimp bisque soup is outstanding - the best I have ever had. Meat is always tender. Fish is always fresh. Desserts - we always order one more than our party size and share them at the table. It is a perfect spot for lunch (not open for dinner). I would give it a 50 on a 10 point scale! Hats off to the chef and his students for preparing such elegant meals!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2017

I have been here many times and have never been disappointed. The food is great with excellent presentation and is a great value.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2017

Gregory our server was a very nice gentleman with a plan for retirement. I was impressed with his drive. Food was excellent as usual. Unfortunately a whole group of seniors came that day and it was very very busy and loud. Oh well just lucky I guess.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2017

We have dined at Cuisine several times, and totally enjoyed the experience. This time, our wait person was attentive, but not knowledgeable, and had a bit of a memory problem. Couldn't read his own handwriting, had to check back to confirm he got the order correct, was not attentive with coffee or iced tea refills. Did correctly give the kitchen direction on my salad order (no frisee, beets on the side).

The biggest disappointment was the small plate that my friend ordered. She ordered prosciutto wrapped chicken, but buried in the description was the word "terrine". An astute server would have known the menu, and when she ordered prosciutto wrapped chicken would have asked if she realized that it would be a terrine. I think the description of the dish should have been "terrine of prosciutto wrapped chicken" so that a customer would know what they were getting.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Great food and service as always. Brought a friend who did not know about the restaurant. She was "wowed" and is spreading news about her secret find to all her friends.

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