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A better craft spirit experience awaits. - Central Standard Crafthouse and Kitchen, Milwaukee, WI

Central Standard Crafthouse and Kitchen

4.8
4.8
250 Reviews
$30 and under
American
WE DO NOT OFFER FOOD SERVICE OR RESERVATIONS ON OUR ROOFTOP PATIO, THE AVIARY, WHICH IS "FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE". We highly encourage you to make a reservation in the main dining room and then head up for a cocktail or two after!

Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, our Crafthouse & Kitchen is an experience like none other. Enjoy culinary creations from our scratch kitchen or just stop by for a few of our award winning cocktails created with Central Standard spirits.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Distillery
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:15 pm–6:15 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Late Night Thu–Sat 9:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (414) 455-8870
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    Broadway and Clybourn Street
  • Parking details
    Surface Parking lots that you will have to pay for are available on either side of the building.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 250 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    American

  • Milwaukee

    Best Overall

  • Milwaukee

    Best Service

  • Milwaukee

    Best Value

  • Milwaukee

    Hot spot

  • Milwaukee

    American

250 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dishes, quality cocktails and friendly people. If you're a foodie but prefer a more relaxed dining atmosphere, this is the place for you!

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  2. originaljlowe

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone has an off day and it was our servers day yesterday.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and drinks were very good. Liked all of the locally sourced ingredients and vegetables not commonly seen on menus. Also like that NA cocktail options available. Very loud overall. Service was ok

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  4. 414IrishGirl

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great. The fish fry special was a treat. Will be back for that again soon.

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  5. MelW

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had always went to this place for just cocktails but decided to try food and although the food was good, the service this day was not great. Once we were served our drinks/food no one came back for about 45 min to check in for new drinks or anything. Eventually we had to flag the waiter down to get the check and it wasn’t very crazy busy. Like I said liked the food and always have fun good cocktails but the service really just made it not as enjoyable.

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  6. KathyK

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my son's 40th birthday with dinner. The service was personable, and we enjoyed the food selection and atmosphere. First time coming here and was easy to find and parking was a challenge as with any restaurant downtown on a Saturday night. Definitely going to be back the next time in town.

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  7. katiew

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a great atmosphere. The music was loud enough to hear if you listened but did not overpower conversations. Service was courteous and attentive without being overbearing. There were several personal touches that made you feel welcome.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at Central and was not disappointed. Staff were welcoming and attentive. Food was amazing and didn’t have to wait very long once ordered. Everything was delicious. Will be back

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  9. DonnaH

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dining experience. I had rhe chicken picatta and hubs had the filet and a cup of vegan chili. The only thing that we didn’t like was being served rhe chili at rhe same time as our entree. Service was great and the milwaukee moscow is delish

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  10. SandraH

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great brunch. Everything was perfect. Our waiter was wonderful. Very personable and efficient. Made sure we were happy throughout our stay. Very cute place.

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  11. dddd

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was great - everyone enjoyed what they had. Try the chicken and waffles!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Central Standard continues to impress with the quality of food and is one of the most reliable, fun, and incredible restaurants in Milwaukee. We came in for my girlfriend’s birthday and they delivered a handwritten card with all of the servers having signed it which made our experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was great thank you!

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  14. KateH08

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the steak pop up was a fun experience. Will be back for sure!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good meal! Only part coming up short was lobster bisque.

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  16. SamanthaS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was not one thing we didn’t love. The popup Steakhouse NYE was delicious, we would go back regularly for the meal we with this experience!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great brunch experience! The service was amazing and the food was excellent. We had the traditional egg breakfast and veggie omelet. The eggs were cooked perfectly. The potatoes were so yummy.

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  18. ZachR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    it was ok ... We went on a night where they were doing a steak house theme. The steak was ok and my wife had the risotto which was pretty good. Drinks were up to par but didn't have the feel of a neighborhood cool gastropod.

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  19. LenoreB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, cocktails, and services were phenomenon and the space is lovely. I will absolutely go back

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  20. MaryS

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cocktails, great food and service! The chicken piccata is especially delicious. They also have a little store where you can buy their spirits and other things.

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  21. AnneF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Gluten Free options and friendly, helpful servers! Cool vibe.

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  22. MMeadows

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rob was awesome, food was very good! The cocktails, we’ll we each had 3- so that tells you something! Cheers!

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  23. CarolynH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with delicious food and knowledgeable employees.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Our waiter, Jackson, was phenomenal. Loved the vibe but it is a little noisy. Great bar too John

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a bit of an unknown gem! Super cool vibe, good food, great drinks, amazing design! Ample parking and walking distance to all of the overcrowded Third Ward restaurants. Great for lunch during the work week too!

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  26. MichelleS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal and the staff was perfect. The bourbon was fantastic as well.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good drinks, great service! Will definitely return.

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  28. Rudy

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. The space is bright and open. The cocktails were well made.

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  29. MarkC

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner, and great service by River. The bone in pork chop was excellent, as were the craft cocktails

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  30. Mathis

    Phoenix

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delightful! Be sure to ask about the specials. Waiter did not mention them but "I spy" Lamb shank that was cooked to fall off the bone with sweet potatoes gratin and greens. The pretzel is as huge as advertised, but get it anyway. Bartenders will make you whatever you're in the mood for ---great find.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent drinks, food menu is small in options for a main course but all good options to choose from. Very knowledgeable staff with a fun environment.

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  32. RachelR

    Oklahoma City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening! The pretzel is amazing, make sure you have plenty of people to share it with! I had the arugula salad with salmon and it was delicious. Wonderful spot for dinner and drinks!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really loved the cocktails and the food was so good! Great place to grab drinks and apps and also great to celebrate special occasions! Loved the vibe!

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  34. CatherineM

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there on a Thursday night and it was very quiet in the restaurant. The menu is limited for sandwiches but the smash burger and chicken wraps ordered by the 4 of us (2 each) were good. The server was somewhat arrogant and inattentive but served us timely as we were going to a play later that evening. My biggest complaint was when we paid the bill electronically the tipping options were 20%, 25% or 30% - 25 or 30% wow - what is this coming to for tipping??

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  35. JimC

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this restaurant. Brunch was great. Had drink on roof top which is very nice.

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  36. REITREK

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Get ready for the most slanted experience ever. Literally. The floor in the main area of the restaurant is slanted. It's a bizarre feeling. Service was very good. Bloody Mary is very mediocre and one of the worst brunch Bloody's. Chicken of the chicken and waffles was really good; waffle was undercooked. Veggie omelet average. potatoes really good. Cheddar biscuit a bit dry. Not likely to return for brunch. Main meu maybe.

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  37. Doug

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our large party was accommodated by the manager via OpenTable and their voicemail message service. Also we had a dietary requirement for one in our party and the chef personally came to our table to discuss options… so generous and kind! Our waiter, Robert Douglas was very attentive. The food was terrific and highly recommend the chicken and waffles during brunch!

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  38. KristinR

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    River was a great server!! Drinks were fantastic. Appetizers and small bites were delicious!

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  39. AnneW

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken Sando was delicious...great biscuit. The free Old Fashioned brought us in for the first time. Will be back.

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  40. Bdee

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with craft cocktails and a great vibe. The date appetizer was delicious and the chicken piccata was spot on. Great service. Will definitely go back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Central Standard Crafthouse and Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 455-8870.

Central Standard Crafthouse and Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 250 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Central Standard Crafthouse and Kitchen

320 E Clybourn St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5505

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway and Clybourn Street
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:15 pm–6:15 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Late Night Thu–Sat 9:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Distillery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Surface Parking lots that you will have to pay for are available on either side of the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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