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Bridgewater Modern Grill, Milwaukee, WI

Bridgewater Modern Grill

4.6
4.6
795 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Designed to inspire connectivity, The Bridgewater Modern Grill celebrates its home on the river with honest, unambiguous cooking. Quality meals and memories are enjoyed on the longest river-front patio in the city with one goal: bringing people together to enjoy everything Milwaukee has to offer.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Grill, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 299-6556
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    South 1st Street & Becher, just over the bridge
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 795 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Great for brunch

  • Wisconsin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Milwaukee

    Best Ambiance

  • Milwaukee

    Great for brunch

  • Milwaukee

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Milwaukee

    Great for scenic views

  • Milwaukee

    American

795 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience was excellent. Would definitely return!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location. I thought the food was overpriced for the portions served. Nothing wrong with the quality or service. I'll try it again sometime and order a burger (which looked like a normal meal size).

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 4. It was a beautiful day, so we sat on the patio. Our server was not very attentive he kept disappearing. We had to ask the food runner for plates after our appetizer was delivered. Our waters were empty, often. The food took a very long time to come out. Two of our party ordered steaks, and no steak knives were brought out. We had to ask 3 different people before they were delivered. Then the bills were incorrect. There were additional "charges and fees". Thankfully, we questioned this. Our server apparently added a gratuity. We were not a large enough party to be subject to the additional fee. This situation left a bad impression on us. We had an exceptional experience back in November but will not be going back anytime soon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time I’ve been here but my husbands first. I love the food here, everything was done to perfection. It’s a lovely atmosphere on the water and everyone was great! Highly recommend

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We would have given it one more star but the music they played, before it got so loud that we couldn't even hear it, was not good and not classy enough for the kind of place this is. They need to listen to the customer in this regard. Get a better sound system and get some more light, jazz or interesting music not bubblegum/ oldies music.🙏 We really loved our server Fabian. First rate. Best server I've had in Milwaukee in awhile.

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  6. AngelaB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    CeCe is the best service person ever! All staff great. The birthday card & dessert was thoughtful.

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  7. MicheleZ

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time here after having a great experience the first time. This experience did not match unfortunately. Service was unattentive. No sourdough bread, artichoke dip & brussels sprouts arrived not even lukewarm. Entrees were pretty good, the filet mignon was cooked as requested. Hoping if we return again, a better experience is had.

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  8. Foodie

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice outdoor seating area. Good brunch selection. Loved the Bruleed Brie!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience right in the middle of the Harbor District. Incredible atmosphere, service, food and cocktails!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was personable and kind but not very attentive/prompt. Food was mixed - burger and breakfast were good, Brussels and Brie/Crostini were cold/stale/almost inedible. First drink was fine, pretty sure the second was missing an ingredient (and was missing garnish). For the price and given Milwaukee’s food/craft cocktail scene, I expected a lot more. Beautiful space and location, but that’s pretty much it. May try again for dinner instead of brunch.

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  11. JimC

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as usual, but I was particularly impressed by the hostess coming to our table with a birthday card for my wife that was signed by the staff and wishing her a happy birthday. Then every time any of the staff visited our table they made sure to wish my wife a happy birthday, and we also got a free dessert that was outstanding as well.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an amazing place for dinner, great food and vibe. Can’t wait for summer months on the patio.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed they took the ash salt away, made the dishes not have the same flavor as they used to. Service also wasn’t as good as usual though in the past we’ve had excellent service. Would still recommend. It’s a great ambiance for a nice dinner

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  14. AndrewF

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is nothing bad that can be said about this place. From the great location, the ample parking, the fantastic staff, and the amazing menu and specials, you can never go wrong going here for a casual meal or for a fancy date night.

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  15. RobW

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Derby day. Awesome Great food and drinks. On the water with TVs for the derby. Had a live band playing. Great time like always

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  16. TomW

    Milwaukee

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went there for dinner before a show and were seated promptly. Brandon, our server was very helpful without being obtrusive. The artichoke with cheese app was delicious. All three entrees and sides were great since we shared bites of each along with a side of fire roasted carrots. We also shared two desserts, Clafouti and date orange pudding which were fantastic. Would definitely go back.

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  17. Jimmy

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in always. Great service by waitstaff person.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great table, great view, but a bit chilly and music a touch too loud. Great rum old fashion. Received an unexpected birthday treat that was delicious!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bunch for 6 best friends! Bridgwater has great food, service and a wonderful ambiance.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried Bridgewater for the first time last night. Started with and old fashioned for me and a manhattan for my husband. OF was great, Manhattan was good. Tuna tartare was amazing as a starter - would come back for this alone. Entrees were the Salmon and Raviolo. Both were superb, seasoning on point. We also ordered the sourdough and fingerlings as sides. Both were great - not sure about the ash butter that came with the bread. Finished off with a cherry cake dessert, which was the only disappointment of the whole meal. The cake was very dry and oily flavored. Emma provided excellent service. We ate inside, but there is a lovely outdoor seating area that we will be sure to try when the weather is a bit more cooperative. We will be back for sure We will definitely be back!

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  21. REITREK

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Will return for sure. Great river side seating. Not a lot of noise despite the nearby road/bridge. Great location. So many veg friendly options, too. Perfect portions.

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  22. ABouchard

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was outstanding. Very attentive and social, kept our group laughing and engaged, for a birthday and it was excellent. Everything on this menu is nice from there mere fact it’s an elegant and unique spin on your usual “steak and potatoes or burger” at a nice restaurant. The freshness is great and I’m super impressed overall. It’s not a steakhouse, it’s not a seafood restaurant, but they sell both with a great mix of flavors.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We will definitely be back!

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  24. BillStocks

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and look of the restaurant. We started with the Brussels Sprouts and they were good! I had the Crab Cakes Benedict and it was just okay, but my wife had the Bridgewater Burger and absolutely loved it. Overall it was a great spot and we will be back!

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  25. JananP

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This food is great! The menu is interesting and the quality is excellent. Beautiful patio for warm weather

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was open and full of light with lots of space between customers. Modern design and as a party of six we enjoyed their large comfortable semi-circle of a booth. The food was fresh and creative versions of dishes that have grown a little tired in other restaurants. Service was quick and polite. We highly recommend.

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  27. Angela

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Emily was wonderful. She made our experience even better. It was my sister's first time there so we ordered quite a few things to try. The sweet potato gnocchi is one of my favorites, as is the salsa Verde that comes with the red snapper. They have a delicious wine selection and of course the view of the river while you dine can't be beat!

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  28. Jonathan

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A fantastic experience as always. Becoming a repeat for both date nights and in this case business dinners.

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  29. Meat

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great venue. Drinks were a little expensive IMO but overall would recommend.

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  30. BillA

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu had interesting choices. Beer selections were somewhat odd and more common brands were limited. Food was very good.

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  31. Rebeccaa

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue! Can’t wait to try it in the summer! The host/manager was professional, welcoming and just so gosh darn well dressed from his cowboy boots to his manicure! Ceecee was our server! She was fantastic! Request her when you go! Food was good. Fries were yummy! Good beer selection. Chicken salad was pretty but very mild. And a lot of bread. Brie with hot honey was yum! TVs in the bar were a none add as there were key bball games on. Nice add! We’ll be back!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My expectation was a lot higher. It was a brunch menu. Latte, I ordered, reminded me of one you get at gas station.. We ordered crab cake egg benedict, both orders eggs were over cooked, crab cake had so much seasoning you did not taste anything but seasoning. Delicate crab does not need this much seasoning unless you are masking up poor quality ingredients. The spicy chicken waffle was good. Initially I wanted to order wagy burger, but they were out of ground beef on Sunday at 1pm. Only reason I gave it 2 instead of 1 stars was chicken and waffle. Ambiance is another reason for a star. Definition don't plan on coming back. It was a disappointing experience.

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  33. Scooter6

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. Nice vibe on the river. Will definitely come back when the patio is open.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James offered one of the most impressive serving experiences we have ever had! Count yourself lucky to be assisted by James - an immense talent for service and quality experience. Bridgewater is unbeatable in every category. Highly recommend the grapefruit hibiscus spritz and the Brie and hot honey appetizer!

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  35. Juju1

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bridge water is a lovely restaurant. We were there on a busy Easter brunch service and were pleased with the excellent service and food we received. One of the first things we noticed was that it wasn’t too noisy and that there were plenty of servers. Food was delicious, especially the beet salad which we split. We will be eating sure to return to this excellent restaurant.

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  36. CatrenaR

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cece was the absolute best server and we really enjoyed our meals. Thanks for making Easter so lovely.

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  37. RegB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the food and vibes immensely. They had a jazz trio playing, which did not expect and it was fantastic! We had a very enjoyable Saturday brunch and would definitely recommend! Couple of great breweries and a distillery right across the street worth visiting after.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was very clean and service was excellent. Drinks were pricey and a bit light, and food was good but also pricey. Ambiance and noise level were great to enjoy a nice meal.

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  39. LindaC

    Deactivated - Central Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Looking forward to dining outside this summer!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous experience at Bridgewater Modern Grill. The service was excellent. There was an incredible variety of dinner options and a great drink menu. All our starters and main courses were brought out very quickly! We truly appreciate our experience there.

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FAQs

Bridgewater Modern Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 299-6556.

Bridgewater Modern Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 795 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 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bridgewater Modern Grill

2011 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    South 1st Street & Becher, just over the bridge
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Grill, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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