Permanently Closed - Cafe Grace

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$30 and under
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French American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Cafe Grace serves modern French inspired food with the inspiration of a quaint Parisian café.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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vipdiningBA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely cafe with delicious food and very nice ambiance. Staff is friendly and efficient.
One of my favorite places to dine.

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PTSA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Grace is one of my favorite brunch place. Food is excellent and service is great. Will be sad to see them close.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was a little disappointed on the menu. There didn't seem to be the same variety of entree's as there were on my first visit. I asked for a dinner salad and got a bowl of fu fu greens that were like 11.00. The trout was excellent, and the service was spot one.
There was a couple at the next table with a two-year-old and five years old, and the 2year old was cranky through the entire meal—this far from a kid-friendly restaurant.

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Lakeviewdiningpreferred
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a gift card from our daughters and wanted to use it before it closed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We wanted to have something from the happy hour menu at the bar - about 30 ft away - and were told we couldn't. The waitress was quite sassy about it. So we moved back to the bar. The bartender who was waiting tables in that area was spectacular. Wish I could remember her name. This is a cool place with good food. Service could improve but I'd still recommend it to others

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MichaelC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are interested in experiencing an as close to an authentic French Cafe dinner in the Midwest, Cafe Grace is the place to in Milwaukee. This opinion is supported by our recent visits and experiences in Paris and Nice. Outstanding duck confit, frites, mussels and oysters.

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vipNance
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and friendly waitress. Sorry this place is closing!

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TriPi
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Great food and drinks. Definitely will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was very very good but they were very short staffed as far as wait/bar staff. They did their best but needed someone one else working. No bartender behind a huge bar, drinks took about 10 minutes every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was very delicious. Atmosphere was great for Valentine’s Day celebration.

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JohnK
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall the definition of just okay. No special menu items for Valentine’s Day. Beet salad starter was excellent. Entrees were both mediocre. Scallops with brussel sprouts and grits, overcooked and not flavorful. Filet mignon a little better. Attentive service. Decent wine list. Way overpriced. Too many other good options nearby.

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BobC
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Solid. Everything is pleasant and food is quite tasty.

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Ryland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I have been to Cafe Grace before and it was wonderful. My son took his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day and the waitress was awful. They never got bread on the table, they would have ordered dessert but the waitress just brought the bill without even asking. It was almost as if they were being dismissed because they were kids. A paying customer is a paying customer and deserves to be treated the same regardless of their age. Because of the way they were treated she did get a lower tip, had she treated them as real customer and actually offered dessert she would have gotten at least 20% so she basically screwed herself out money. Lesson, don’t be a snob and don’t make assumptions.

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MarthaD
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love the cozy atmosphere at this stylish restaurant. The chicken and scallops are very tasty. The menu is smaller than a few years ago. I miss the Skate and liked the mussels with wine broth better than beer. There was a slightly bitter taste which could have been from the beer.

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SandraV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice service and great food for its value. We had a great time thank you!

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AlanD
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and very good food. We’ll be back.

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My go-to place! Oh, the mussels and onion soup! Happy Hour has great food and prices. The lunch menu is large and varied, as is the dinner menu. I've heard that the weekend brunches are amazing. They are open on Saturdays and Sundays but closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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vipsusank
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service was very slow. It took 15 minutes to get a second iced tea and almost an hour to get our food after we ordered. We both ordered the lunch version of the Madame Croque sandwich.

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vipCooker
Milwaukee
47 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For lunch was good not great. Mussels good and French onion soup had great flavor but too much bread for me. Service was little slow considering there were about 6 other tables occupied. Didn't leave me "wowed" but was good. Would return for lunch ?? for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The drinks were very good but it was strange that the two ordered, came 3 minutes apart and the first one seemed to take forever. This was lunchtime, 1240 and there were NMT 4 tables being served. Why so long a wait?
I had the mussels (24) which for the most part were tender and excellent. There were 3 that were noticeably tangy (bad) but this can happen in any shellfish entree. However, all the shells were open upon presentation which is an indication of being healthy when boiled.
I've been to Cafe Grace in Wauwatosa many times and would definitely return. It's so classy and a go-to place for romance.

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DerekJ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with our experience at Cafe Grace. Great services, great food, nice ambiance. I will go back!

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NormaS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the Dover sole and part of it tasted mealy, not what I expected. My companion had the filet and it was outstanding.
Our waitress was very attentive and gave us great service.

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LauraJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We tried to order two glasses of wine. They didn’t have a single bottle of red wine that was opened fresh that day. They had all been opened 1 or 2 days before, yet they still wanted to charge full price for old wine and they were unwilling to open a fresh bottle unless we ordered a full bottle, so instead of paying $12 a glass for old wine we ended up having to ordering a bottle. The waiter did not come back even one time to refresh our wine glasses. We ordered our steaks medium. One came medium well, the other was well done. My husband was starving so he ate the medium well steak while I watched. After he was finished with his entire meal, I finally got my meal so he had to watch me eat. The new steak was cooked perfectly and the sauce was excellent but some offer of compensation should have been made for our inconvenience. None was made which just made the entire evening more disappointing.

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Food777
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were not acknowledged by our server for at least 10 minutes and it was not busy. The hostess saw this and brought us waters with an apology.
Expensive for small portions with no sides.
Will not return.

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JLMCD
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had nice quiet and delicious dinner. The restaurant was not busy. Our server was attentive but not intrusive.

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AndreaH
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence in every aspect-from greeting to the wait staff to the food! Great meal and great price.

Cafe Grace
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you very much! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, including the desserts-crème brulee and gelato trio! Waitress was very attentive and sweet. Loved it!

Cafe Grace
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipKippP
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good for a New Year's Eve dinner. Service was a little slow.

Cafe Grace
Responded on January 2, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed! We are always working on being better so we appreciate your feedback! We are in the process of getting properly staffed so that our guests can have optimum service. We appreciate your patience and we can't wait to show off our improvements next time you're in.

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TerryG
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

New Years eve dinner with my wife and adult daughter. We were all very pleasantly surprised. We had never been there before and had not received a recommendation. We were looking for French in the area. We plan to repeat often. Be prepared - a little on the expensive side.

Cafe Grace
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are so glad you and your family had a good New Year's Eve with us! We hope to have you all in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner was amazing! The chef put together a 3-course special that included a paired wine for each course. The lobster bisque first course was paired with a sparkling wine, the fabulous prime rib course was paired with a Cabernet and the hot lava cake with a port wine. It was absolutely delicious. Our server was so nice and attentive and the ambiance was beautiful. This was a truly special evening and we will eat there again!

Cafe Grace
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you very much! We love going all out for special occasions! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipARB1968
Milwaukee
100 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time for brunch. Food was really good, as was the price. We ordered the french toast, croque madame, and the sirloin accompanied by the bottomless bloodies and mimosas. As for the market bar everything was fresh and plentiful. Loved the chocolate croissants, kale ceasar salad, shrimp cocktail, and oysters. The only thing we didn't care for was the pork pate. We would of like to seen some dessert on the market bar. Would definately dine here again.

Cafe Grace
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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mcds
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It is good food and you can get a table easily on a Saturday night!

Cafe Grace
Responded on December 26, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipDeborah
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and Jeff especially took good care of us. He was very attentive to all our needs and made suggestions. All six of us loved our meals and we will definitely be back soon

Cafe Grace
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, friendly people, but very slow service, and they close at 9pm! ....even if you’re still there enjoying the food or wine! That happened twice!

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NeroWolfe
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good brunch. We enjoyed it. Service was a little slow but adequate.

Cafe Grace
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are always working to be better!

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JeanH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and service at Cafe Grace were all were all outstanding. The restaurant is based off of a French Cafe...lots of blacks and whites. Spacious with a small bar...perfect for lunch or a date night for two. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. Our server, Brooke was the best. I can only attest to the steak tartar and the filet...both were tasty and full of flavor. The veggies are done just right and the whipped potatoes are delicious! Not a cheap place by any means...plan on spending $100 - $125 for a dinner for two, but well worth the price!

Cafe Grace
Responded on December 15, 2019

Thank you very much! We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed everything! We hope to see you again soon!

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randy
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very limited menu, food ordered was mediocre at best and way overpriced for what we got

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vipRuthie
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding along with the food and drinks...will be back.

Cafe Grace
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Lynnb
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere and wonderful menu. Enjoyed our luncheon experience tremendously!

Cafe Grace
Responded on December 7, 2019

Thank you very much! We hope to see you again soon!

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Jessica
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience and food. My friend of 17 years and I caught up feeling well taken care of and did not feel rushed either. I love Cafe Grace. My college friends and I are also planning to meet during Dec to catch up around the holidays as well. Always pleased here!

Cafe Grace
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again!

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