Milwaukee Sail Loft
The Milwaukee Sail Loft is a unique and scenic location for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine and an appetizer while visiting the unique and eclectic Historic Third Ward. While Cruising down the river, make our dock your stop along the way.
At the Milwaukee Sail Loft, our mission is to make each visit nothing short of the finest experience. With our friendly staff and waterfront location, we strive to provide you with seamless service and a remarkable experience. We have one of the best locations in the area to spend an evening watching the sun set or enjoy an afternoon relaxing at the water's edge.
Our team of chefs strives for excellence in preparing unique menu selections using the highest quality of natural and sustainable ingredients in our from scratch kitchen. Daily specials in both our restaurant and bar make every visit different than the last.
- Extra space between tables
Our food was perfectly prepared and delicious!!! Portions were a bit small for the price on the Chilean Sea Bass but it WAS melt-in-your-mouth tasty and fabulous. Our service was excellent and the vibe on the riverfront patio deck was part of a great summer highlight!
Everything was perfect for our department dinner. The appetizers , the drinks, our dinners...all amazing. We had hoped to sit outside but Mother Nature did not have the same plan. We all agreed that we will be coming back again so we can sit on the deck outside and watch the boats while we eat. Oh, and do yourself a favor and be sure to order the chocolate chip cookie sundae...it was delightful!
The Milwaukee Sail Loft is a bit of a mixed bag. Obviously, the location and views outside cannot be missed. Awesome place to meet up with friends and/or family for drinks. The trouble is, the food isn't that great. Both burgers we received were heavily charred, to the point where the acrid taste of burning starts coming out. Lobster roll was the big surprise here as it was very tasty, would order it again. Sides were just OK. Service was good, but not great. Overall, I'd go back for some outdoor drinks and maybe the lobster roll but the rest of it was passable.
The restaurant seemed a bit shabby and needed a good cleaning. Our table was sticky but it could be the sanitizer that left a sticky residue. The appetizers, ahi tuna tower and the snappy shrimp were average. One person in our group got the New England clam chowder and said it was “so, so”. I got the sea bass. It was tiny for the price and over cooked. The brussel sprouts were not as described on the menu and very plain. One person got the fish and chips and loved every bite! The shrimp tacos were fair. Overall, needs a good overhaul throughout and better attention to cook time and details.
Went there only for the brunch on Sunday and they didn’t have it for some event
The Sail Loft is one of the most underrated restaurants in Milwaukee. Food is great and the staff is friendly. Love their soups, salads, seafood dishes, fish fry and burgers.
Waited 75 minutes for our food.
I love the layout, great service and positive atmosphere. Food taste phenomenal.
Food and service was great!! Shout out to our Server, Blake!!
Good food. Service was pretty good.
Food and Service were great! I plan on going back soon.
Food was great, but service was underwhelming.
The place is great but food takes a long time. Don’t go completely starving. Everything else was awesome.
Mother's day was perfect. Thank you!
Our server was super friendly and on the ball. This was the first time taking the family here. Everyone had a great experience. We would definitely come again!
We enjoyed our Mother’s Day lunch at Sail Loft! We felt safe with other tables spaced 6+ feet apart, waitstaff wearing masks...
food was good! We enjoyed our day! Thanks!
We didn’t get enough attention from the server but everything else was great!
Dinner food exceeded expectations. We have had drinks or lunch many times, but this was the first try for a nice dinner. All four were tasty and large. My beer batter cod was light flaky and sweet. Always nice to sit on their patio where the glass panels keep out the wind. Good service and COVID practices.
It was a great day to be out on the water. Unfortunately the service was VERY slow. Waited to order. A half hour after ordering, waitress returned to say they were out of something. We didn’t want to hold everything else up so didn’t order a replacement. Food came about an hour after ordering and the item they were out of miraculously appeared. No attempt was made to make anything better. Probably won’t return.
Fantastic food. Could not have asked for a better meal!
Very good food. Didn’t like that entree didn’t come with a side or fries, etc. you have to buy a side with your main entree. Example: I got the lobster roll but it didn’t come with fries. Great place thought definitely will go back!
We were a bit reluctant based on the mixed reviews compounded by the whole Co-Vid Terror Theatre in Milwaukee thing, but the experience couldn't have been better. We reserved through Open Table. We arrived a half-hour early anticipating time to have a drink before being seated and the host John welcomed us warmly and offered us our table or the option of waiting at the bar. We hit the bar for a drink and a few minutes later were met by the rest of our party. About 15 minutes later, John casually came over and said our table was ready whenever we were. Very laid back. We opted to share some small plates (crab cakes and bacon wrapped scallops) as appetizers and they were fantastic. The entree's were exceptional. Tremendous flavor, prepared perfectly. The food experience was deivered by our server, Maddie, who was, quite probably, one of the best restaurant servers I have ever had, anywhere. She was polite, friendly and exceptionally attentive. She actively watched over the tables in her station; coffee & water refills, food delivery and plate clearing all perfect. The entire dining experience was excellent, friendly and enjoyable from the moment we walked in the door and met John to departing, when two or three additional staff pro-actively thanked us for coming as we were on our way out. Excellent experience.
Ver good service, food was great. The view of the river was awesome. Thanks!
Awesome food and experience!
Nice, casual atmosphere with a good location on the water. The food was excellent. We all had different seafood entrees and they all were delicious. The service was outstanding!
Very nice place, location and food! Enjoyed the experience.
The food and the service was amazing! The view was breathtaking. Will definitely be back
Sunday night dinner, food was not worth the money. Wanted lobster roll but was told they didn't have any. Ordered the fried oyster Po' Boy, first oyster was good, second was chewy. Didn't finish the sandwich which also seemed to be on a hot dog bun.
Had res for 7pm on Sat in March.
They were out of mussels when we sat down, which was going to be an app or dinner.
Had to adjust.
Didnt seem like they were busy that day or night, as we parked right in front and saw tons of open seats. Maybe Friday was busier and they went through mussels then.
Good food choices - we all ordered something different and everyone was very happy with their choices. Service a little slow but worth the wait.
Great location. The food was delicious and the service was friendly, efficient and helpful
I've never been to Sail Loft for their Fish Fry, but I am so glad I did! We got the panko breaded version and the beer battered version - both were delicious. What really made us enjoy the experience was the service; our waiter was amazing. He was happy and cheerful, very helpful and patient with a table of 6 people. The orders came out quickly and everything tasted delicious. I had a great time and enjoyed good food. Could not ask for more!
Love the atmosphere and the look of the place. Food was good and service was very good, no complaints.
Great environment, wonderful staff!
My kind of place. Modern,upscale.great service, we sat at the bar.staff were friendly. Beer and alcohol selection was good. Menu was great. Had the perch fish fry and it was fabulous
There wasn't anything special about the food, it was just normal.
Nice food my girlfriend loved it
Loved it will most definitely go back and recommend friends 😀
Food was small portions for appetizers especially for the price, entree was overpriced for quantity of seafood and my fish was over cooked. Drinks were weak and pretty much tasteless. It’s always good to try different and new places but I would not return.
Milwaukee Sail Loft offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 223-0100.
Milwaukee Sail Loft is rated 4.4 stars by 85 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.