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Bridgewater Modern Grill, Milwaukee, WI

Bridgewater Modern Grill

4.7
4.7
746 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 26 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 746 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Milwaukee

    Best Ambiance

  • Milwaukee

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Milwaukee

    Great for scenic views

  • Milwaukee

    American

746 Reviews
  1. CB911

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience as my family was getting together from multiple states for a reunion. Taryn who was the server was very patient with us while we were catching up while making herself available and checking in a courteous manner. The food was awesome as always. A lot of great libations to enjoy over good conversation along with the best Dining Ambiance for all seasons in all of my Milwaukee (humble opinion). If you’ve not been here go! Taryn and CeCe plus team Thank You 😊

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  2. Patron

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience. Our server Hannah was so great! Would recommend!

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  3. LILMEL6

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and service were phenomenal and we’d try it again purely because of those things. The food left us a little disappointed tho. Hoping next time changes our minds because it is a super cool place!

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  4. SteveF

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday night dinner. Positive. Can understand why they won the best restaurant in Milwaukee award. Music was a bit loud, but if it was summertime it would have been perfect. Per my family with me, we will be back. srf

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  5. StevenW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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  6. JennyM

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Bridgewater is 5 star! Beautiful interior, view of the KK, food & service were all amazing.

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  7. LindaB

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The two times we have been here, the waitstaff is awesome. Great menu selection. This time we went for brunch. Food great. We had the Waygu burger and chicken salad. The only fault is we felt both entrees were a little under seasoned. Certainly better than over seasoned, but it seemed to be missing something. When I added a bit more on my leftovers, it was superb. Will definitely be back. Great location

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  8. megg

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great view and so open. Would definitely come back again. They have a lot of fun options on the menu.

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  9. MZee

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, great food and great service! We always enjoying dining at Bridgewater Modern Grill.

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  10. 0000

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. We will be back. The food. The service. The atmosphere. Very nice.

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  11. petemay

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an enjoyable brunch. The service was top notch. The food fantastic. We’ll be back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to celebrate my birthday, no one in my party had ever been here before and we all loved it! I even got a complimentary piece of birthday cake with a candle. Very cute and quiet atmosphere; a little pricey but not too bad!

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  13. MichelleB

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just love this restaurant. Great food as always. Our waitress Laken (?) was fantastic and hilarious and I honestly don't remember having as great of a server in a long time. We brought friends with this time who were new and they loved it too.

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  14. CB911

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was yummy we went for a brunch date. Loved the bacon 🥓 potatoes are the best I’ve ever eaten and the eggs 🍳 were made just right. CeCe was our server she’s the best we always like her section. Fun knowledgeable and friendly.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! My significant other and I were there for Valentine’s Day, and it was amazing! Food and service were awesome!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great Valentine’s Day dinner at Bridgewater. We’ve been here several times but still knew we would find a unique and special dining experience at one of our favorite spots. The team did not disappoint. We’ll be back!

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  17. VMKK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I didn't like the menu. It completely change and only thing on the menu was sea food. Before the menu had a variety so I was looking forward to that. I know it was a special menu for Valentine's but I went there to celebrate my partner birthday which ends up being the same day but I am not able to eat sea food and was looking forward to chicken or something else. I didn't end up ordering anything while my partner had something that he wasn't a fan of. Maybe next time have a different selection and not only sea food for the event specially if someone allergic to it such as myself. Wouldn't recommend this for someone that's vegan or anyone that is allergic to sea food.

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  18. JohnY

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 2nd time at this location. We came back that means we liked it.

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  19. Mike

    Naples

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Never again, seated at what could be the worst seat in the house, could not dim the lights to make it a bit more romantic on Valentine’s Day weekend, felt like a cafeteria. My wife ordered risotto, after 35 minutes the manager, not our server, came out and said they ran out of the risotto. Run out of “rice” on a Friday before a weekend. The substitute Lobster roll for $30 had about 3 to 4 pieces if lobster. No apologies, but they did finally pay for the roll. Very disappointing .

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bridgewater has quickly become our favorite restaurant!!! We’ve been there 3 times in the last 3 weeks!! Every appetizer, meal and cocktail has been fabulous as well as the service!! Cannot wait for warmer days to enjoy their outdoor dining area. You will not be disappointed!!

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  21. BethAnnZ

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fabulous food and the perfect atmosphere for a birthday celebration dinner. Can’t wait to go back!

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  22. RMAE

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At first we were seated next to the garage door, and due to the draft, it was February 2, we asked to move. I didn't want to eat dinner with my coat on. We went as a party of 4 to celebrate a birthday. The waitress was fantastic! Happy hour was fun and the appetizers were excellent. We tried the brie and honey and the artichoke dip - wonderful!! The drinks were very good too. I highly recommend the Happy Hour for both the prices and the food. Entrees next - 2 of us had the signature hamburger and were very pleased. the lobster roll was good, and the gnocchi was ok, a little tough. They brought a piece of the flourless chocolate cake as a birthday surprise with a candle - so sweet. It was decadent! The 4 of us shared it. Nice to end the meal with a bite of something sweet.

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  23. Lorac

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was delicious. Chicken salad & roasted veggie sandwhich were generous & amazing. Beet salad is always unique & tasty.

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  24. TomD

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Toast with breakfast. No jam or jelly available. Very lame.

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  25. CatR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Laken was so sweet and deserves a raise! Thanks From the table with the guy who's never been anywhere besides Applebees! 😝

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    When my wife and I finished our meal, we both agreed the food was mediocre at best. I asked her what she would rate the place and we both said “6” at the same time. I’ll start by saying that nothing was “bad”. We both didn’t feel like a drink that night, so we had a mocktail called “Juniper Punch” that was very bland and was essentially lemon water for $10 per drink. We did have the “Local Sourdough” that comes with ash butter on the side - essentially a glorified butter and bread plate that does not come complimentary. Regardless, we did like the small plate. We also had a Caesar salad with the bread which was good as well. We finished there and went on to our entrees. My wife had the chicken and I had the filet. The chicken was pretty good, no complaints there. My steak was good, but a little under cooked from what I requested. Luckily I do not mind if a steak is slightly underdone, but I definitely was more in the mood for a medium steak that clearly came out more on the rare side. I compared the steak I had here to a steak we had recently at another restaurant and truly it just didn’t compare. We finished dinner and were in the mood to have desert. The waitress brings over a small square sheet of paper that had 4 deserts. We chose the apple pie tart that, again, was mediocre at best. As I said in the beginning, nothing was “bad”. I am all about a high bill when the food is great, but this place, in my opinion, is not worth the amount we paid. I do think that being sat directly in the middle of the restaurant may have been the icing on the cake for me, where I would have rather sat in a booth or closer to a table along the windows, but that’s just me. If you are feeling a nice ambiance, not overwhelming space, and mediocre food, then this would be a good choice. I didn’t hate the place at all, but I didn’t like it or see the value enough to plan a future visit.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service everything came right on time we ordered appetizers and our food proceeded right after.  The only thing I do not like that I had a reservation, made an advance and the satisfy the bar area which I did not like that  since the restaurant was not fully packed I understand if it was a last-minute reservation but it was not

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  28. DianaSan

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food was dynamite. Never anything wrong with that. Our service was incredibly slow. I brought my friend there for his first time and I was a little embarrassed with the service. The food trumps the service so I will still be back. Having Lewis there to greet and walk around the tables is always a pleasure as well.

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  29. TanyaA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bridgewater is our new celebrations and “just because” restaurant. Customer service was on point from start to finish. Text reminders, friendly greeting, host anticipated our needs. Fame - our server - was exceptional. Acknowledged my wife’s birthday as soon as she greeted us, clearly has culinary skills, described every dish, recommended great cocktails (including NA) based on our individual tastes, and has an excellent sense of humor which wins all day long. The food…phenomenal! We had multiple courses and each one better than the last. We had the scallops as our main. Perfectly seared, and zero grit. Speaking of grits…amazing. Finally the Mac and cheese - the chef knows how to do al dente. Thanks to the whole Bridgwater team for a deliciously special night!

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  30. CindyB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Our group increased from 7 to 9 and we were accommodated without issue.

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  31. DianaSan

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start off by saying how much we love Cici! Once again, she does it again. Our visit to Bridgewater is always a fine time. But when Cici is there, it's the best. I brought my MIL there for her first time for Sunday Brunch. The food is always on par. The smells and ambiance are up there too. But Cici is the true winner and is a main reason we keep coming back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Emma was fantastic. She went above and beyond for us and made recommendations that we otherwise wouldn’t have gotten but absolutely loved. Every dish we had, we just kept repeating how good it was. Cocktails were also exceptional. We cannot wait to come back and have already recommended it to several friends.

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  33. Rasheeda

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved Emma! Very patient, kind,and took our group pic! Thank you!

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  34. Lorac

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service we received from our waitress & manager, Lewis, was excellent and attentive The food is always delicious.

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  35. MikeS

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fame, our server was fantastic as was everyone’s food and drinks.

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  36. GaryH

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and all the servers are wonderful… we love it

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  37. DavidT

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the staff to the food, everything was amazing. The Raviolo and Trout made for a great meal for my wife and I. Definitely going back again and again.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ruby trout is amazing! Waiter was wonderful! Great ambience

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful place! The food and service was amazing! Gerson (spelling?) was an extremely attentive server and made our experience even better!

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  40. SuzanneB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Can't wait to come back. Were there to celebrate a birthday. Extra touches helped make the birthday guest feel very special. Beautiful environment. Elegant yet relaxing. Food was spot on for each of us. Sweet potato gnocchi was so good, scallops perfect, bone in pork chop perfect. Service nicely paced and Rik, General Manager, took time to check in to make sure all was as expected.

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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 4.7 stars by 746 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 26 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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