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ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate, Milwaukee, WI

ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate

4.5
4.5
330 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
ARIA serves Artisanal American Cuisine steeped in the culinary tradition of the Midwest. Located in Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, this downtown Milwaukee restaurant and meeting place features a locally inspired seasonal menu that incorporates the best local ingredients, with cuisine inspired by Wisconsin and its European ancestry. The comfortable art-filled dining room provides the perfect environment to connect, relax and celebrate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 Paul Funk

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available. Please contact bradypankow@saintkatearts.com and emmapohl@saintkatearts.com to learn more.

  • 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

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What 330 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Milwaukee

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went there for my birthday last night, our server was amazing and brought me some of the most delicious deserts (she brought me all three for my birthday!) that I’ve ever had. Love the flair on classic desserts and food.
  2. WC

    WinquoCG

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very expensive. Hanger steak served on top of the frites which made them soggy- I like them crisp. Meat was not as tender as some. My friend ordered the salmon- they brought her plate, then 5 minutes later brought another identical plate saying they only gave her 1/2 her entree the 1st time.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We took friends to Aria in March of 2022 and had a very good experience. Our experience last night was the complete opposite. Ashley S, our waitress was very unresponsive from taking our drink orders until delivering our meal. In fact, we ordered an appetizer that she never delivered ( we weren’t billed for it either). We waited close to 30 minutes to receive our second drink. Ashley appeared to be in a very bad mood as she barely smiled the entire time she served us. She did not charge us for the second drink. She said that a private party going on outside of the restaurant was the reason for such poor service. The inside of the restaurant did not seem to be overly busy. I did notice the hostess last night was very friendly and seemed to be working very hard. The same could not be said for Ashley. I will probably go to some other restaurant the next time we attend a play in theatres next to Aria.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great. Especially the Sunday champagne brunch. Prices are fair the food is outstanding and service was exemplary when we were up there for dinner one evening as well as for the Sunday champagne brunch. The live music is a nice addition and the surroundings are well Appointed and comfortable. The food selections are outstanding and there are many great surprising taste. The food at the Buffay on Sunday brunch was excellent and always very fresh and piping hot. Can’t wait to go back again. All our servers as well as the whole store outstanding but a special shout out to I believe her name was Hannah. Great dinner & great brunch in a beautiful hotel!!
  5. B

    Birthday1024

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drink with lovely attentive service
  6. n

    null

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The baked goat cheese with tomato jam was delicious and unusual as was the burrata salad with arugula, avocados, oranges, pistachios and olives. The striped sea bass had delicious accompaniments but is not as good as the more expensive Chilean sea bass.
  7. CR

    CherylR

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Waitress was nice but delivered the wrong dish to my boyfriend and then took away my wine before I was done. I enjoyed my Salad and Sea Bass however my boyfriend was unhappy with his salmon. It was heavy on the cabbage and lacked flavor. The ambiance was very nice and overall we enjoyed our dinner out.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    Fish fry over priced. Greasy. Potato pancakes were just fried potatoes. Disappointing. I am Wisconsin born and know a great fish fry. This isn’t one of them.
  9. CH

    CarolH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We loved the St Kate. It was perfect as a dinner destination preceding a play at the Quadracci Theater. The menu is not huge put the food was delicious. Our server, Nicole, was excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
  10. c

    core4lv

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers were good. Hangar steak was tough. Dessert. Pistachio ice cream was very hard. It was scooped previously and placed in freezer. Chocolate mouse/fudge was good. Slab salad was good. Slab of bacon was thick but needed more flavor.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, and having a MOWA art exhibit next to the restaurant added to the experience. Great for a night out with friends or a date night.
  12. F

    Frederick

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Went to Aria after hearing great things about the restaurant; however; we left feeling mediocre about the experience. The menu looked incredible, but ultimately left us desiring something more. The charcuterie board wasn’t explained to us so we had no idea what meats and cheeses accompanied the pickled vegetables and jams. The burrata salad felt one dimensional and boring. Lastly the duck wasn’t offered a recommended temperature and came our over cooked and grey while the pasta for the salmon carbonera was mushy and not the silky smooth carbonera one thinks of. The cocktails were fantastic, the atmosphere was great and the service was accommodating and polite.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I had eaten here once before and loved the food and experience. Had high expectations coming again but left disappointed. Of the entrees our group tried from the Dine Out Milwaukee fixed menu, we were each relatively disappointed: flavor, texture, degree of underdone or overdone. Sorry to say I likely won’t return.
  14. FL

    FoodLover

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!! We had the salmon, ceasar salad and berry tart.
  15. FP

    FerencP

    Memphis/West TN

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Located in the saint Kate Hotel, the restaurant is ver onveninetly located in Milwaukee. The decor is subdued and elegant. The restaurant was half full at 7 pm but filled up by 8. Still, we had a friendly and efficient service. The quality and presentation of the dishes was of a high level. A pleasant surprise on the menu was the bone marrow. Great experience, recommended.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday was a special event and it was quiet.
  17. KB

    KarenB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place for a pre show dinner. Service was good and food was delicious. Would definitely eat here again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our server, Todd, was fantastic.
  19. KT

    KaitlinT

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good dinner! Loved the feta and tomato jam appetizer. My entree lacked flavor and the service became less consistent as the night went. Would still totally come back. Loved the ambiance.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience especially Todd Smith who is an excellent server: empathetic to know what our needs were, charming and humorous, knowledgeable and professional. Top notch. Michaela was also very nice and she assured we had a great experience and finally the guitarist Steve was perfect for the ambiance and even took on my challenge of interpreting In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. He did a great few bars of it and was great fun. Finally and not in any way less important the food was delicious. We had the marrow, short rib, and salmon carbonara and all were exactly as Todd promised - midwestern standards but in a unique interpretation. Delicious all around. All in all a lovely evening.
  21. ME

    MalloryE

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and drinks were all amazing. We’ll definitely be back.
  22. JH

    JohnH

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, delicious restaurant located downtown. Located above the lobby bar at St. Kate’s which is an excellent place to hang.
  23. JP

    JeffP

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best place I have been in Milwaukee
  24. KB

    KaylaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am very pleased with my experience at Aria! I will definitely be back!
  25. BS

    BryanS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    There were multiple menu items not available including the daily Friday fish fry special. Wait service was un attentive at best. There are too many other better places in MKE so would not recommend or go back here unless it was a last choice.
  26. CM

    ChrisMP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was overpriced for the quality and quantity. Server was very nice and fairly inexperienced - for example she never asked if we wanted a second drink. We had the hanger steak, mussels and salmon carbonara. All average in taste. Which, for the prices I’d expect a lot more.
  27. RL

    RobertL

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great night at Aria and Saint Kate. Get there early to take in the art and grab a drink at bar. Fun live entertainment. Aria - Service was outstanding. Mussels, salads, bone marrow, egg plant, Big Boy burger - all well prepared. A fun fun night-service, food, ambience and energy.
  28. MD

    MarkD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was impeccable. The view of the Lake is marvelous. They and the associated bar (Giggly’s) could add a couple of higher end wines by the glass. With Coravin and vacuum pumps it’s easy to maintain the quality of wine overnight or even for several days (more with Coravin).
  29. MG

    MargaretG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a table for four. Plenty of room at the table, no one was squished in. My husband loved the mussels! I loved the chicken dumpling soup. Our two friends were quite impressed with the food and the pricing. We had a concert to attend, so we had no time to linger over dessert. Oh well, there's always next time.
  30. MP

    MarshaP

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooooo delicious - every single bite, including the bubbles at Giggly
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to see Jersey Boys. My friends and I have been going to Aria before our monthly plays and musicals at the PAC. We love the food and service. This time I brought my husband and another couple to experience what I experience every month ❤️
  32. KC

    KendrickC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good! And our server Todd was fantastic. Really good time.
  33. DS

    DevonS

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still, one of my favorite places in Milwaukee.
  34. A

    Aaron

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, attentive service, can't go wrong with Aria!
  35. KP

    KippP

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken dish was one of the best I have ever eaten. Very friendly and attentive service. Live musician added to the ambiance.
  36. KH

    KelliH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is fantastic! Food was excellently prepared. Wait staff superb! We enjoyed our entire dining experience! Thank you for a great evening!
  37. m

    mrk99

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The restaurant was not busy, but servers seemed completely disinterested in the guests. Food was OK, not worth the price especially when combined with the fact that that no one checks up, refills drinks, brings check, etc.
  38. JN

    JosueN

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have seen this restaurant and the reviews because I wanted to treat my Wife to a wonderful date night. And I have to say the reviews did not lie and the experience was perfect. We will definitely be returning for more date nights.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Very slow service - clearly understaffed
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, and the ambience (light, decoration and silverwear) is outstanding. Still, the best was our waiter, Todd. He was super attentive and charming. 100% recommended.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate is rated 4.5 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate

139 E Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Water Street and Kilbourn Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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 Paul Funk

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 270-4422

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available. Please contact bradypankow@saintkatearts.com and emmapohl@saintkatearts.com to learn more.

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