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Birch and Butcher

4.6
336 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We sear, roast, grill + smoke in Milwaukee’s first open-fire hearth. Using both primitive + modern cooking styles with vegetables, fish + meat true to the Midwest.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 336 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LJRoter
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trout and pork chop are fantastic. Great crafted drinks.

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LCM1
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sat at the bar - service was wonderful, drinks were spectac, bone-in ribeye superb.

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Justine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here so many times and I'm never disappointed. Always excellent food, great wine selection, friendly staff and beautiful atmosphere. Love this place!

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vipPatricia
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were very impressed by the Covid precautions taken and it is one of the few restaurants we will trust to eat inside going forward.

Birch and Butcher
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you, Patricia!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So. Good. We’ve had brunch at B & B before, but this was our first dinner and it didn’t disappoint!

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Scott
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B&B is one of our favorite spots in Milwaukee. It has an ever-changing menu, and we haven't found anything we haven't liked. It is a great place for a bit of a splurge.

The tables are spaced out in COVID fashion, which makes it feel even more comfortable.

Highly recommended.

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Tammy
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! And service! Great ambience, even outdoors. Appreciated the big umbrella that kept ya dry during a little drizzle.

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vipUnivore
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this restaurant through Open Table. Their menu was creative and varied. We tried each course: Starters, salads, main course, dessert. Each has a special flavor and presentation. I had steelhead trout and it was done perfectly. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest where the proper preparation of salmon is a duty - moist, a bit translucent, and well-seasoned. We ate outdoors and the setting was beautiful. Traffic noise could be intrusive at times, but not enough to deter conversation. This restaurant was a great find, and we highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was very good , but very small portions .

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vipPapaBearMKE
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really wonderful people. Very kind and made sure we were happy and comfortable.

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AndyH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Really delicious food, prompt but unobtrusive service, perfect for special occasions.

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vipgals
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our second visit. I do not at all care for the ambiance - feels cold and uninviting - but the food was so delicious the first time we were happy to go again with a friend who had not been. Appetizers were great but the rest of the meal was a bit disappointing. Salad was sadly overdressed but I would love to have again as it seemed amazing. I will just ask to ensure it is not overdressed. The chicken entree was a bit dry and the salmon was fine - but nothing special. The saving grace was the lovely service. And the extremely comfy chairs at the bar (as that was the only opening available to us). So nice to sit on a padded bar seat with a back!

At this point, I am not sure I would recommend. I like to visit a restaurant three times before deciding so we will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Drinks, bread basket and salads were excellent. The entrees were disappointing. The sides were bland and cold.

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eatoutmore
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a small menu but with not the normal choices. It was very good and perfect size portions.

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Faby
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We ordered the quiche and it was light, fluffy and perfect! I’m a sweets person, so the homemade cinnamon roll was by far my favorite! The space, ambience, service and food were all on point!

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MikeD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was great and the pork belly was amazing. Sarah is one of the best in the business and she definitely made our visit memorable.

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vipLooo
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very willing to accommodate a special request (dressing on the side etc), also very knowledgeable server in terms of ingredients in menu items.

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vipmkelaw
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with a friend in a lovely outside setting. Food was fabulous-I highly recommend the French toast!

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Please get back to your old menus (esp brunch!)

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We chose to sit outside, tables were separated nicely. Great environment!

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SandyG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very unique Sunday brunch menu with wonderful food and terrific service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Was seated 30 minutes late even with a reservation. Waited 30 minutes for beverages even after commenting that our beverages hadn’t arrived. One of two entrees was cold. The other was burnt. All in all a poor experience even though patio area was very nice.

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markc
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We returned to Birch and Butcher because we loved our last visit there in January. This time the service, while very friendly and courteous, was extremely slow for cocktails and food. They were moderately busy, but seemed understaffed. We ordered cocktails, and one was totally wrong, and undrinkable. Although the embarrassed waitress took drinks off the bill, we will put this restaurant off our list for the time being.

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MeganT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Seated 20min after reservation.

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Nicole
Mobile
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cocktails and food were fantastic! We appreciated the pacing for the shareable dishes. Meat was cooked perfectly and we enjoyed the variety of flavor profiles. The Bulgogi beef and BBQ parsnips were our favorite dishes!

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GeorgeF
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Bar service was terrible... incredibly slow. The bartender clearly needed support and the cocktails were also underwhelming.

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vipJimJ
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the cocktails (margarita & old fashioned), entrees (skirt steak & ribeye steak), and dessert (cheesecake) that we ordered! Everything was perfect, along with the nicely paced service. Very cool outdoor space on N Water St. Highly recommend and look forward to returning!

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vipwalks
Milwaukee
42 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Nice wine list. Park setting was delightful.

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vipKate
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Excellent service and their patio is perfect in a COVID era. Plenty of space between tables while still having wonderful ambience.

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donnaf
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Highly recommend the lamb tartare.
Waiters did a good job serving, with masks. Tables well spaced.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was great! Attentive. Grilled ramps were delicious! I’ve had them before and they don’t disappoint. Skirt steak was very flavorful however I asked for it rare to medium rare and it was medium to well done. I understand it’s difficult to do in a skirt steak which is why I didn’t send it back but others with the same dish at the table were done beautifully. Marinade and watermelon kimchi were a nice touch to the meat. Overall a great experience.

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vipFoodlvr
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant. Great food. Great service. Great experience every time!!

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JamesG
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the beet and squash salads that were both fantastic. For dinner we has the chicken and salmon which again were fantastic. The wine and beer were reasonably priced. We sat outside and the tables were adequately spaces with a few fire pits. The service was just as great as our meal. We would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night was perfect! Best meal and experience we’ve had since COVID. We’ve been to Birch and Butcher prior to the pandemic and enjoyed it. I was SO impressed with the cleanliness and felt very safe. The food and service was impeccable.

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SteveH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ribeye I’ve had in a long time

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JenniferN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and creative as always. So wonderful to be able to have comfortable outdoor seating.

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vipGolfer
Milwaukee
102 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this time the service they social distance spacing and everything was perfect the food is I was consistently not good great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were SO excited to see Birch and Butcher back open. We decided to go on a Friday night and made a reservation for the bar. We had the best time! It was quiet, food was exceptional and the service outstanding (shout out to Kim E)!!

Birch and Butcher
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you, thank you! We are excited to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!

Birch and Butcher
Responded on August 10, 2020

Cheers, thank you!

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PeterW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork belly/ corn app was spot-on. Heirloom tomato, cantaloupe & burrata salad was a delicious bowlful of summer flavor. Pork chop was moist and tender. Cheesecake was shareable size.

Birch and Butcher
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you for review! We so appreciate you!

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You can order delivery directly from Birch and Butcher using the Order Online button. Birch and Butcher also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 323-7372.

Birch and Butcher is rated 4.6 stars by 336 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.