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ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate, Milwaukee, WI

ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate

4.3
4.3
573 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
ARIA, nestled on the second floor of Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel, is an artful dining experience that captivates with its culinary creativity. Delighting in its offering of Artisanal American cuisine, ARIA transcends tradition and leans into the realm of playful and inventive flavors.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 270-4422
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Erik Hansen
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    Water Street and Kilbourn Avenue
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 573 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Milwaukee

    Innovative

  • Milwaukee

    Great for scenic views

  • Milwaukee

    Contemporary American

755 Reviews
  1. Kenny

    Milwaukee

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Kaitlin was outstanding. The chicken was fork tender, juicy and delicious. Also kudos for the sea bass. Neither myself or my dinner partner could finish our food so we are looking forward to enjoying the leftovers.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new menu items are high quality. The service and atmosphere were perfect for a relaxing Friday evening. Highly recommend!

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  3. DowntownFoodie

    Milwaukee

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had not been to Aria since changing from Kilowatt. Had a great experience - nice ambiance, outstanding service, and great food. Sea bass (two of us had it) was amazing. Only thing we all commented on was that the charcuterie board was a bit underwhelming, but otherwise, a very pleasurable dining experience and will definitely go again.

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  4. NancyB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aria never disappoints - food, service, ambiance, all wonderful! Delicious desserts, too!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambiance with interesting art, great views from large windows. Fantastic service! Connor was exceptional in guiding us through the menu and explaining and making recommendations! The menu and food options were excellent and satisfied many different taste buds! Very special and memorable experience! Highly recommend!

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  6. walters

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing dinner with friends - place was about half empty and they still made us wait over an hour between courses. Didn’t get any real attention until I was forced to call over the manager after which it apologies all around but still a 15-20 minute additional wait. While they did their best to ‘make it right’, It was clear some of the food sat waiting much of that time and was overcooked. Not a repeater.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve eaten at Aria before and never had this issue, but last night the service was unbelievably slow. We had a 6:30pm reservation and didn’t get our food until 8:30pm. It took forever to even get our drinks. No one even came to take another drink order in the 2.5 hours we were there. And the thing that was most baffling is that there were only a handful of other tables there and there was at least one other server working. I had brought colleagues in from out of town and was embarrassed by how bizarrely slow and unavailable the service was.

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  8. WIrez

    Milwaukee

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great. My friends and I have dined often at Aria—always prior to the theater. Like other times, the server was efficient, helpful, and friendly. She brought a house salad when one of our party needed to replace the Waldorf salad that seemed nothing like a Waldorf (it was a low point). We were told the Waldorf was the chef’s interpretation of the famous salad. That’s akin to saying those jeans are the designer’s interpretation of a shirtwaist. We did have “sticker shock” when we saw the revamped menu. The prices had gone up considerably: rib-eye - $90, cassoulet (no meat)-$38, cassoulet with duck confit-$50, salmon - $42, and more. Prices may have gone up, but these prices were rather outrageous!

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  9. candidaH

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went in to the restaurant before a show, everything from our appetizers to the entree was delicious and efficient. Our server Todd was very personable and knowledgeable about the newer menu. Overall a wonderful experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to ARIA a few times in the past and always left happy. Whether it was an innovative use of ingredients, new spin on a dish, or just a well executed classic, they were a hidden gem. Last night, had a chance to try a couple items from what is a new menu. 2 entrees and an appetizer failed... The innovations were either inventive or failed to work. What we received was a combo of poorly executed twists that others have done much better or a complete fail that no one else has dared to let get all the way onto a menu.

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  11. LL007007

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent -- very mindful that we would be going to a show at Milwaukee Rep. We will definitely be back.

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  12. JimJ

    Milwaukee

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Annika was a fantastic server. We didn't have a show, basketball game, or anything to attend, so everything was paced nicely. Our table of 4 tried a variety of items. The deviled eggs and baked goat cheese with bread were great starters. Loved the red sauce with the bread. For entrees, the New York Strip and Bolognese Pasta were both okay. The bolognese was average, and could have used red pepper flakes or a red pasta sauce for more flavor. The steak was good, accompanied with a tasty onion butter, creamed spinach, and potato pave. The restaurant ran out of Trademark Chicken, which was what we originally thought of ordering. Our waitress recommended the sea bass, and our friend let us try hers. That was a very good entree. Overall, the service and ambience were amazing. Food was pretty good, but very high prices, especially for the pasta dishes. Enjoyed our wine & our friends were happy with their specialty cocktails. Next time, I'd probably order the sea bass, scallops, or chicken. Nice place for a night out with friends, special occasion, or on the way to an event. Cool atmosphere and definitely worth a visit!

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  13. HayleyRyanA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Our waiters had such incredible energy at breakfast and at dinner!

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  14. VictoriaM

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very delicious main course, a bit disappointed in the new menu selecctions

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  15. Ceeng

    Milwaukee

    196 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server Conner was terrific. Checked on us often, no rush thru dinner. Cocktails were great. Cheese board was yummy. The soup of the day was more like a stew. Very flavorful. The sea bass was delicious. The bolognese was tasty but the pasta was very heavy. There was a chocolate flourless dessert that was great. We’ll be back!! Thanks Connor!

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  16. JohnW

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New menu was amazing! Super creative and delicious

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  17. SusanH

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nichole W.’s service was exemplary; her timing was always spot-on. The new menu is exciting! NY Strip was perfectly cooked, and the sides are incredible. Crème brûlée is a perfect conclusion to the meal. I love the space, and I will definitely be back! I also appreciate the thoughtful, creative mocktail selection.

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  18. MaryT

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always great. We have eaten there numerous times but, last night service was extremely slow bringing out our food and boxes for our leftovers. One table actually cancelled their food order and left. We had just enough time to get to the theater for the 7:30 show.

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  19. CathiG

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 4, our server was pleasant, personable and appropriately attentive. Food was delicious (the chicken), service timely, overall a good experience.

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  20. MartinB

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The fish entrées were dry. The meat entrees were fine. The pasta entree was so so. Cannot understand why our chairs were hard wood seated chairs when all other chairs within view had nice cushioned seats. The wine pours were suspect but the size & configuration of the glass could very well account for the misperception. However, the waitstaff was accommodating and the noise level was such that we could actually converse at the table.

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  21. LindaK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server that helped us with questions and suggestions :)

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  22. jsrcrb

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten there several times - I liked their old menu but getting used to the the newer higher priced offerings. Glad they still have their chicken - which is so good. Service always great - love the ambiance of the St Kate and very convenient place to eat before a shows at several different venues.

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  23. DanielG

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All around a great experience. Pre theater dinner and food is very good, service very good, small intimate quiet atmosphere

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  24. JanL

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Aria for dinner and it was delicious. Our waiter Todd was personable, attentive, and offered great suggestions about the menu. We loved the breadbasket at the beginning with that delicious cheese spread and we dined on the trademark chicken. It was crispy (like broasted) and very juicy. The green beans were flavorful and crisp. Creme brulee for dessert was perfect. Loved our stay at the Saint Kate!

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  25. LakeCountryDiner

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the caliber of dinner experience we were expecting given the reputation and prices. Mushroom soup was excellent. Sea bass entre had good flavor but tasted fishy. Waitress was functional. Ambience was casual, more conducive to breakfast or lunch.

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  26. Deubie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined there on New years evening for our wedding anniversary. Shared appetizer charcuterie board, shared Ceaser salad, shared hanger steak entry. All food was very good. Enjoyed bottled of 2021 Firesteed pinot noir, excellent. Madison was our very energetic server and comped our charcurterie board for our anniversary.

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  27. ElizabethH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a NYE dinner. Made reservations and was told that there would be 2 menus, one was the regular extended menu and the other one was a 5 course meal. We called and told them we would like the regular menu since one of the people had a severe peanut and tree nut allergy. When we were seated, we were given one short menu, almost every dish had something with nuts in it. We had to ask for a drink menu, and ask again for a wine list. We decided it wasn't safe ordering food, so ordered drinks. We never saw our waitress again. We asked her if my friend could eat anything on the menu, she said she would check and let us know. She never came back. We had a table but had to go up to the bar to ask for service. Overall, pretty disappointing to expect to have a nice NYE dinner at Saint Kate's to wind up ordering a pizza.

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  28. SusanP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a light and beautiful art-filled space! My family of five went for Christmas dinner. Every item on the menu was perfect and loved that the entrees were family style. My daughter’s food sensitivities were thoughtfully accommodated. Pricey but worth it. Highly recommend.

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  29. DanielM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service seemed to struggle. Waited on drinks a couple times. Food was good but served warm. Some challenges in both bathrooms.

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  30. KentT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst $250 meal I’ve ever had. I called in advance to verify restaurant would have a full menu which the hotel confirmed. That was not the case. The sole offering was prime rib with - of all things - a pork tamale! Prime rib was 3 thin slices of cold meet. Tamales were cold and inedible. Veggies were only thing worth eating. They should be ashamed of charging $80 per for such lousy food. Never again!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was exceptional, made us feel welcome, knowledgeable, and enjoyed her company

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good but the service was sub par. It took a long time for the server to greet us and for our food to arrive. We had a show to catch and I had to flag another server to get our check. Our server never came back out.

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  33. Joanm

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited menu. One item sold out at 5 pm. Not good for people with dietary restrictions or picky eaters

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  34. DebbieM

    Milwaukee

    70 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the best experience, mainly food wise. Complimentary spreads plus bread to start but the spreads were dried out in their ramekins as if they had been filled in the morning and left to dry out all day. Both of our fish dishes were very overcooked. The room is lovely if a little corporate, and our server forgot about us after a while though was very pleasant when we could find her. The room wasn’t even half full, so I am sure as everywhere, a staffing issue. We won’t be back.

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  35. StevenS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply fantastic! Definitely worth the price and bargain at that. This is what fine dining should be. Highly recommend.

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  36. AngelaC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, slow service. They did ask others if they were seeing a show, not sure if that factored into service speed for nonshow going customers.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had amazing service and the food was delicious!!

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  38. JudyC

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fne dining in downtown Milwaukee. Perfect for a special occasion or a quiet dinner with friends.

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  39. LenaG

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, service was great! Would definitely recommend to friends. Theatre goers would appreciate convenient location and prompt service. We were asked what time is our show and got great suggestions and timely service.

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  40. LindaY

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the service was impeccable and the ambiance quite relaxing and enjoyable, the food was wildly overpriced, the menu was extremely Limited and the flavors and combinations quite unimaginative. I would not eat here again

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate is rated 4.3 stars by 573 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate

139 E Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Water Street and Kilbourn Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Erik Hansen
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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