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Birch - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Birch - Milwaukee

4.8
4.8
893 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

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 893 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wisconsin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Wisconsin

    American

  • Milwaukee

    Best Food

  • Milwaukee

    Fit for Foodies

  • Milwaukee

    Healthy

  • Milwaukee

    American

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  1. SK

    StephK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    jglang

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    julieW

    Boise

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    zimmmm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    LisaG

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  8. TK

    TeriK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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.
  10. JK

    JulieK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with seasonal ingredients. Loved it!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. D

    Dondoecollection

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad meal at this place. Great ambiance that’s perfect for holiday season dining after shopping.
  15. LO

    LizO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the Che'fs Tasting! The food was amazing and the service was incredibly friendly, helpful and informative.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and delicious food
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food, cocktails and service were all exceptional. This all at an incredibly reasonable price. Wonderful experience.
  18. TP

    TaylorP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food. Very small portions for what you pay.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Birch!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and wine were fantastic!
  21. SL

    SaraL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always and excited to introduce friends to Birch. The walleye was well prepared with the right amount of heat and complementary vegetables were perfect.
  22. t

    thirdwardfoodie

    Milwaukee

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner!! Sharing appetizers and main courses was a terrific way to share the flavors and explore the menu. Service was outstanding and the overall experience was fantastic.
  23. L

    Lainiebird

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there early so not too many diners. Small menu but great food! Service very good too.
  24. r

    rpvary

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birch is a must go place in Milwaukee. We were on a 10 day vacation with Birch being the first dinner of our trip and it was by far the best without compare. Fresh ingredients, creative cuisine, incredible flavors, attention to detail, outstanding service. We sat at the kitchen view bar area and it was amazing to see how the kitchen works. It was a well oiled machine with everyone doing their role and doing it incredibly well. The focus on a neat, clean work area was evident and you could see how much pride each chef took with their craft. We would highly recommend every dish we had. The tartar was the best I’ve ever had. The Walleye was amazing. My wife had the heirloom salad and a pasta dish and she raved about both. If we are every back in Milwaukee, this will be the first place we book for dinner. Truly outstanding!
  25. t

    tmmke

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Very loud music made it difficult to talk. Low staffing meant servers were stretched, but our server was very good. It just took a while sometimes for reasons he couldn’t control. Appetizer raw veggies were ok, not great; the chicken and ricotta-stuffed pasta main dishes were excellent. There really wasn’t much ambience except for noise. We’ve been to brunch and lunch there previously, and it was lovely, but now they offer only dinner. Tough times, but can’t say we’ll be going back soon. Again, the food was very good.
  26. C

    Colleen

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding food and service, will 100 percent be back.
  27. T

    Triptophan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chefs did an amazing job of making an absolutely pleasurable experience. My mouth and stomach were never so pleased. The flavor combinations of the dishes were incredibly well thought through. The restaurant is well put together ambiance-wise. Definitely recommend. One thing that stood out the most for me was that my girlfriend has an eggplant allergy. They were willing to swap out the eggplant from one of the dishes and suggested a squash puree. What an incredible substitution. I'm curious what the eggplant would have tasted like, but honestly, the puree was such an incredible pairing with the dish. Very talented kitchen.
  28. KK

    KrisK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Birch. The food is fantastic and the attention to detail is top notch.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time at Birch. Loved the Collins cocktail and wine pairing with food was great. But in general I would say we were underwhelmed. Food was good but not incredible and we didn’t love the atmosphere. Would not rush back. For the price there are so many other restaurants in Milwaukee that are outstanding
  30. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think Birch is the best restaurant in Milwaukee. We had the chef's select flat price meal for $89. Kyle, the owner and head chef, serve multiple fabulous courses. The trout and walleye were perfect.
  31. L

    Leabow

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute must while in Milwaukee! My husband and I enjoyed a perfect meal at Birch. The staff was very attentive, the chefs counter was fun to watch all the different dishes being prepared, great wine by the glass options, the chef is creative and cares how each plate looks before sending out to the diner! Upon leaving we spent 5-10 minutes talking to the chef and were impressed with his passion and love of food. Thank you for a perfectly lovely evening. If we are ever in Milwaukee again, Birch will be the first reservation I set! Do not miss this gem.
  32. l

    louie1918

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and delicious doesn't get any better than at Birch. You can feast on multiple smaller plates or do the first, second, dessert course. But if you want a real treat do the Chef's tasting menu. It's a fantastic selection of tastes. And it's very resonably priced. The beverage service and wine list is top notch. Pair it. Go, now. Catch the seasons bounty.
  33. S

    Stillyman

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Birch. Focaccia is a must.
  34. LS

    LynnS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal with attentive service. Always amazed with Chef Kyle's creative ways with food!
  35. MB

    MarkB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Bar staff was not very friendly. Drinks were price well above the norm. If you are looking for a good cocktail and consistency, head Back over to Elsa’s.
  36. k

    katmaz

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple ingredients put together for outstanding taste. Thinly sliced zucchini with an avocado herb dressing made a great starter. We watched them make the pasta and cook the walleye on the open fire. Service was outstanding. The server answered all our questions about the fresh ingredients. Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Did the chef's tasting menu (again) - it never disappoints, and the thought behind the wine pairings is well done. So glad outdoor seating is available!
  38. LD

    LocalDiner

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful wine list. We shared grilled focaccia, vegetables with miso dip, and cucumbers with lemon. All had wonderful flavor profiles. We then shared fish and steak. The steak was in readable both in flavor and textured. Cooked just perfectly.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Everything was perfect… Except the environment. Our waitress Lola was amazing. The food never fails to impress. I don’t know that there’s anything that can be done about it but the constant antics of the full throated cars and motorcycles racing down Water Street was really obnoxious.
  40. a

    aarons

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all did the chefs tasting, absolutely fantastic!

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 893 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Birch - Milwaukee

459 E Pleasant St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Dining areas

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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