Birch - Milwaukee

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 562 people are saying
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tmmke
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The music was very loud, but when we inquired whether it could be turned down a bit, the server got on it immediately. The service was attentive but not cloying, and the recommendations were thoughtul. We had a very nice brunch.

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Burntlicious
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends from childhood, 8 of us were accommodated with ease. Deliciously, well thought out small plates. Freshness in all ingredients throughout and great use of fire across a range of dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience-we ate primarily from the small plate portion of menu-it was fun sharing. Definitely an expensive night but a great choice if you are comfortable dropping $$$

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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HappyDiner
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely dinner. We’re only able to reserve seats at the bar but were able to be placed at a table when we arrived. Desserts were divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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GaryC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hello, wonderful experience. I highly recommend a reservation. The bar was an excellent start with a great drink menu and happy hour. When seated we ordered small plates which filled us up. We were full and didn’t even need an entree, which means we will have to come back and try them out! The open kitchen great. Love seeing the wood fired oven in action.

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vipBreguet
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. In every way. Top-3 in our city and maybe #1!

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vipMoiraF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding! Really inventive and fresh.

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AustinR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in Milwaukee. Chef Kyle is a magician with flavors and seasoning.

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winendine
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent. The food was very tasty and the options are different than what other places offer, which helps make the experience more unique.

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vipthirdwardfoodie
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty brunch!! Great flavors and combinations. Presentation was excellent, service was just right, and overall very enjoyable. Always a good choice for weekend brunch.

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BruceT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love quality food, farm to table quality prepared by pros with passion.... you won't be disappointed... We love this place.. our go to! Seating until 10pm on Friday and Saturday... after events / performances / Theater / MSO / Marcus Center / etc.... Perfect Place!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, clean food! Wonderful and caring service!

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frequentdiner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Phenomenal food! Limited but very interesting menu……we had bar seating which was a counter that provided a full view of the kitchen. Best seat in the house-I highly recommend it. Lots of activity and great way to gain perspective of the high-energy present in a great restaurant. Will put this on our “repeat” list….outstanding food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Portions were very small (I did not choose a small plate option). Delicious but more like an appetizer than a meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Each dish was more unique than the next and the flavors were outstanding.

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JohnM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good and friendly service with right portions. Leave room for desert.

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vipAnnieS
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the reinvented Birch. The menu has great variety especially using seasonal vegetables. The wine list is reasonably priced and the serving staff are warm, attentive and efficient. This will definitely become a regular destination.

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KarM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was exceptional and the food was delicious! Best dining experience I’ve had in Milwaukee for a long time. My only complaint was the music was a little too loud but when I raised that the server addressed it. Definitely try this restaurant.

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vipdjopan
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners, although they were not hot enough for my liking. Others I would have given them 5 stars

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Overall we enjoyed, however, when we made the reservation we picked Birch because of their advertised Covid precautions - little of which was actually adhered to. We were disappointed. Our party had family members that needed to be more safe, but it didn’t happen. Our service was wonderful. Some parts of the entrees were cold (cauliflower), but otherwise delicious. We won’t avoid Birch in the future but probably wouldn’t go out of our way to come back.

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
97 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first impressions of Birch were positive: great Manhattan, varied menu, exceptionally tasty squash and shishito pepper small plates and walleye entree . We did ask the wait staff to reheat the walleye that was not hot enough, and he promptly returned with a hot portion. The chocolate tart with pistachio crust was shareable and wonderful, along with the cappuccino. The atmosphere was lively. I think the small candles at the bar would have provided additional ambience on the dining room tables. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun. Sat at chef’s counter- best seat in the house. Amazing open kitchen.

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LizM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent specialty margarita. Beef strip loin was excellent. Pasta dish was a bit small, but was wonderfully rich.

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anonymous
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we’ve had in Milwaukee in a long time. Fantastic flavor combinations. Every single dish was a hit out of the park. We can’t wait to return and try more dishes!

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vipLaurieN
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. New lamb dish was delicious. Carrot appetizer amazing! Another enjoyable meal at Birch!

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vipPeterS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, friendly staff and a nice wine selection. Eat here, you won't regret it.

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vipTDubMKE
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most creative, fresh inventive and delicious food. Delightful service. Best restaurant in the city!

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Katie
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We enjoyed our meals and drinks and the ambiance was perfect.

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vipEllieR
Mexico City
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Service, smells and ambiance were just the beginning. Impressive and surprising flavors including Mexican inspired trout, fire infused vegetables and delicious, complimenting broths. Sit at the bar if visiting with one but there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

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vipCorbie1224
Jackson Hole
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Other than the freezing temperature in the restaurant (we never removed our coats) was a very nice meal

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vipJustBee
Atlanta
99 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birch serves an excellent brunch. Birch Benedict, salmon truly wonderful. Service was excellent and they seated us early when we arrived early. Dining room is a bit noisy so hard for 6 people to have conversation, but decor is quite nice.

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RichC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service and the ambiance was perfect for the setting. Highly recommend the cheese cake for dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The manager and staff were all sincerely friendly, gracious and attentive. We were celebrating our son’s birthday and the Birch team enhanced the experience beyond our expectations, thank you!

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vipNorShoreGourmand
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

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KristinaK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! Can’t wait to return! Sit at the counter seating so you can watch the chefs in action!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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NationWide
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clever menu, quality materials, impeccable service. Birch is happening.

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

Birch - Milwaukee is rated 4.8 stars by 562 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.