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Birch - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Birch - Milwaukee

4.8
4.8
923 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A hyper-seasonal New American Restaurant celebrating Wisconsin farmers & food producers and cooking over an open fire.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 323-7372

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Knall

  • Catering

    We can customize our off-site catering menu for groups of 10-150. Please email us at hello@birchonpleasant.com for more details. Thank you!

  • Private party facilities

    Are you interested in hosting a private event at Birch + Butcher? We can host events from 20 - 100 people. Our team will work with you to curate a menu and atmosphere that your guests will remember long after the event is over. Our unique space will make your event one of a kind.

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    N Water St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 923 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. l

    leicaj

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    We had a great brunch experience last Spring and decided to try it for dinner. Besides being overpriced, the food was very salty and underwhelming. My Contramar-style fish was one-note, salty, and had no nuance. My husband’s brick chicken was disappointing - too much aioli, overcooked squash, salty chicken. The only item that stood out was the the crudité appetizer on a bed of seeds with a carrot mis dip - it was delicious then and now. The service was quite good, but not enough to bring us back. We could have eaten a James Beard award winning meal (from the Sanford) for the same bill.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  3. J

    John

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!
  4. a

    annelee

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything! Lola was a great waitress & the added touches of little tasting apps were delicious.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an exceptional night of food, wine, and service. Truly one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee.
  6. GT

    GoodTaste

    Milwaukee

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When 1 + 1 is far more than two. Tonight (and tomorrow night... you still have time to experience this), Birch had a pop up featuring two proteins: oysters and shrimp. However, the four preparations, accompanied with the options of champagne or martinis, makes for far more flavor combinations than we could have imagined. The Lambert de Seyssel champagne is bright and delicious; a perfect complement for the shrimp and oysters. That said, the Birch fan "pro tip" is to order the pickled ramp martini. In our combined 80 plus years on the planet, this is our favorite martini we have had. And Chef Kyle shared that their pickled ramp stock is dwindling. So run, don't walk. Your opportunity to have a great martini is running out. We tried all four preparations of the two proteins. Having dined in Milwaukee (and around the world) for years, the four pop up dishes are outstanding and a great value. If we had to pick a favorite, it would be the hot oyster preparation. They are truly "flavor bombs". It's always impressive when a single bite can deliver so much flavor. Between our last review of Birch and this one, we have dined there numerous times. Each experience was excellent. We have also continued to order in and dine out at other restaurants in the city and surrounding communities. Birch is one of our true happy places. The people. The food. The service. And the atmosphere which features some of the best music I have heard in a restaurant ever. If you haven't experienced Birch, go for the pop up. If you can't go for the pop up, go for the core menu. It's time and money well spent.
  7. AH

    AwadsHTWA

    Milwaukee

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new shrimp preparation is exceptional. The addition of tostada’s on the menu is great, a must try. The aioli really pops.
  8. CW

    CassieW

    Milwaukee

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too expensive for what you receive, however food was very good. Portions small for the very high price! $$$$
  9. L

    Lukeh

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you want great service. The place for you
  10. CB

    CodyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely excellent. From the apps to the dessert, 100% will be back
  11. T

    Tosadiva3

    Milwaukee

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Just thought everything was overpriced. Especially the drinks.
  12. FF

    FabulousFood

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance as always excellent - very exquisite food prepared perfectly every time.
  13. LC

    LaChristine

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food from farm to table! It doesn’t get any better than this. A must try !!!!
  14. FR

    FRANCIS13

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down best Milwaukee restaurant that I have been to. From start to finish they have it right . Excellent menu , informed servers, great ambiance, good wine list. Highly recommend the food/wine pairing. Overall great dining experience. I’m spreading the word !!
  15. BM

    BobM

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birch is that place you go for the best cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The open kitchen is energetic and the music selections are terrific. No stiff/stuffy feel yet be prepared for tasteful creative selections from the wood fire.
  16. JL

    JulieL

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the counter and had a front row seat to the kitchen. Great service. Every bite was delicious: shrimp, fish and chicken. Great wine pairing recommendations as well. Cannot wait to go back!
  17. a

    annelee

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always creatively prepared & delicious. Server, Tracy, was great as was her assistant.
  18. BB

    BradB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I recently took two colleagues to Birch and it did not fall short of the recommendation I was given to dine here. To start, the drinks were well made and delicious and the appetizers were top notch. The mains were also wonderful and beautifully plated.
  19. p

    ptz98

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our server was knowledgeable, professional, efficient, and friendly. We highly recommend the salmon and carpaccio small plates. Overall, drinks and food were excellent and chefs counter seating was preferred but dress lightly because it will be warm in that area. Mixed drinks were around $15 and beer was around $11 or $12. One area of criticism was that the small plates came out all at once or took 25-30 min. The timing was not properly spaced out. Anyways, we would recommend this restaurant if you are interested in small plates.
  20. PN

    PulqueriaNY

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Did the tasting menu👍👍👍👍👍
  21. CL

    CathyL

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was good and dishes all had an interesting blend of flavors. Our server was not personable (never introduce herself to us), almost 1/2 hour before we got our order and food was slow getting to us.
  22. V

    Vegasvaca

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very good. Loved the combination of sides paired with the main dishes. Will definitely go back.
  23. FF

    FabulousFood

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to dine out - food is always excellent and unusual.
  24. L

    Lainiebird

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great plates to share.
  25. E

    Emily

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well made food, great service, lengthy wine list, friendly atmosphere.
  26. AP

    AngelaP

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Sat at the chef’s counter. The staff was happy, friendly and extremely attentive/ detailed in their craft. You can tell they genuinely enjoy being there.
  27. b

    badgerkr

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Amazing food, beautifully presented. I’m going back and I encourage you to go.
  28. SK

    StephK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was very good but very pricey for the amount you get.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cait (and co.) treated us really well and walked us through everything that was a part of the Chef’s Tasting. What a talented and dope crew Birch has — looking forward to my next visit!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, amazing food. Love Birch
  31. j

    jglang

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another outstanding and memorable meal and evening courtesy of Chef Knall, Catie and the entire Birch team.
  32. W

    julieW

    Boise

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent-a bit pricey, but fresh and innovative
  33. z

    zimmmm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    some of the freshest, most well thought out food currently on offer in the city of milwaukee.
  34. LG

    LisaG

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for a special night. If you sit at the counter, dress for 10 extra degrees. It was warm. Loved the whole meal.
  35. TK

    TeriK

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food was good, however, the menu was extremely limited. Portions were very small for the price.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent addition to Milwaukee restaurant scene. Both of us did the chef’s menu and pairing. Nice variety of small courses including mostly items from the menu, but with a few off menu small bites. High quality ingredients and well prepared dishes. Maybe not the most adventurous menu, but well plated, appropriately sized for what was about seven courses and we truly enjoyed every course. Pairings were sometimes hard to figure. Felt it was more of a flight of wines than a true pairing to the course. Servers were friendly and prompt, but it was obvious that there is a variety of experience across the staff and their ability to describe the upcoming dish, Pace was inconsistent,with courses coming out right on top of each other a few times and more appropriately spaced to allow a brief rest between courses at others. However, those small details that some mature restaurants have precisely nailed down are less important to me than a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, which Birch delivered on. Good food and bottom line is we enjoyed our evening out and already decided we’ll be back.
  37. JK

    JulieK

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with seasonal ingredients. Loved it!
  38. N

    Nicole

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service was incredible slow. Food and cocktails were fine. Not in a rush to get back there.
  39. TH

    TimH

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, stellar elevated food. Easily the best restaurant in Milwaukee.
  40. LA

    LuAnnM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Great atmosphere, server dysthymia, food made it all worth it

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Birch - Milwaukee is rated 4.8 stars by 923 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Water St

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Knall

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 323-7372

  • Catering

    We can customize our off-site catering menu for groups of 10-150. Please email us at hello@birchonpleasant.com for more details. Thank you!

  • Private party facilities

    Are you interested in hosting a private event at Birch + Butcher? We can host events from 20 - 100 people. Our team will work with you to curate a menu and atmosphere that your guests will remember long after the event is over. Our unique space will make your event one of a kind.

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