East Town Kitchen & Bar

4.3
429 reviews
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Milwaukee, meet East Town Kitchen + Bar. Join us in our cozy dining room or take a seat at our comfortable bar; indulge in classic comfort food and sip your way through locally-loved craft drafts and cocktails. To top that, we’ve added one of downtown’s best post-work happy hours, a whiskey list guaranteed to rival anyone in Wisconsin and a buzzworthy weekend brunch. Come for the vibe and stay for the conversation.

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DS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and food. Based on the servers recommendations we had the Brussels sprouts and two of the salads. All were delicious and the serving size just perfect.

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EH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here on a date. It is a nice atmosphere, dimmed lights and quiet. Food was delicious and service was great. The mules are great here.

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EO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience and was my first time but I’ll be back for sure, if Sarah the waitress is working you’re in great hands! Try the fried chicken for dinner and the butter cake ice cream dessert, thank me later!

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EZ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a wonderful experience ! Kayla was amazing ! Mac and cheese and calamari was amazing !! Went back for breakfast which was amazing as well pancakes and egg white omelette! Lindsay was great!! We will definitely be back very soon !!

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DJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We did have a big group but it was very slow, and some of the food was overcooked. Nice place, and the apps were tasty however.

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AM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Fish Fry Friday! Most expensive Fish Fry in Milwaukee. A bit busy for 2 servers.

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Responded on June 30, 2019

We appreciate the feedback and your patience.

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A
Milwaukee
103 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and drink

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious, staff was amazing - super friendly and accommodating, and we loved the music/vibe. Very clean and modern looking restaurant. Highly recommend! Our waitress Iya was amazing and made it a very special night!

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Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback!

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AK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really good food. Good atmosphere. Service was very friendly, just a little slow. I think they are still working the kinks out, being a new restaurant. That all said, I would definitely recommend it.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Adam! We really appreciate your patience.

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L
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time visiting was during the downtown dining week, and that was when I noticed that they have an AYCE fish fry on fridays.
We decided to check it out. Even though the fish was good, (when you got to it) I'm not a big fan of beer battered fish, especially if the the beer batter overwhelms the fish. The fries I did like, because they were hot, tender and you could taste some seasoning on them. We will still check you guys out again with some more friends. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. The service here is absolutely wonderful; starting as you walk in the door and ending when you walk back out. Hostess, servers, servers assistants, food runner, all had a smile/great attitude not only when they came to our table but when they were on the floor.
Can't wait to return.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback! We can't wait to have you back!

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AR
Milwaukee
88 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and cocktails were very good. We had a burger, bacon on a stick, and cheese curds. They have a great happy hour.

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Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback!

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DW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

very fast, lunch service which was very much appreciated for a business lunch

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Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you for stopping in!

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Noise level was too high - I couldn't talk to the person next to me. The music was loud and there are lots of hard surfaces so nothing to absorb the noise.

I was there for the eating downtown special. I love cheese curds but these were extra greasy. The salmon was good but nothing special. The peanut butter pretzel dessert was something I would expect to see at a picnic, not a restaurant. My chardonnay selection was fabulous!

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 10, 2019

I'm sorry to hear that Laura! I will pass this information along to our manager. Did you inform your server of the issues? If we know there is a problem we can fix it for you right away! If you would like to further discuss your visit, please leave your email below.

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DT
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for downtown dining week and enjoyed the Brussels sprouts, deviled eggs and chop chop salad. Great service, great energetic vibe. My only criticism is that the salad was on the light side. Left a bit hungry and at the normal price point, it’s over priced. However, I did see others enjoying the burger and club sandwich with fries and they looked amazing!!!

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 10, 2019

I'm so sorry that you left feeling that way! We hope you can give us another chance to try out something a little more filling.

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CB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. The service was spot on. We went after lunchtime and it was quiet, so there was no trouble finding parking or with the place being too crowded. I would like to go back after work some time. I get the feeling they are a more after work-catch a cocktail type place, which is what made them perfect for lunch.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you for stopping in Corinne! We hope to see you back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Brussels sprouts, salmon and gooey butter cake.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you for the feedback!

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SA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service at East Town was excellent. Their was a little problem in the kitchen and I wasn't able to get the dinner I ordered, but the host and waitress were great.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 10, 2019

I'm sorry about the issue you experienced but we're happy to hear that the service made up for it!

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B
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Had us sitting at a hightop table when we went for an evening dinner. Had to request a move to a different table. The noise was very much like a sports bar and not a nice evening dinner place. If you like a sports bar atmosphere it you’ll like this place but not for fine dining.The entrée came out while we were still eating on the appetizer. Bad timing.The food was very good. The server was new and still in the learning process but always paid attention to what we needed.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 3, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about the issues you encountered! But you are correct, we pride ourselves on classic comfort food and an approachable vibe rather than fine dining. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food though. I will be sure to pass your feedback along to our GM so we can work to resolve these problems.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First experience with cheese curds. Very good

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed!

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L
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came because of Downtown Dining week!
This is the first of three places lined up for the week
Our server Kayla is wonderful
Appts: Brussel Sprout(omg good has a bit of a kick) Cheese Curds pretty good also.
Entrees: Pork Chop- good flavor but somewhat dry towards the bone. Salmon-Very good, flavorful and flaky

Desserts: Gooey Butter Cake-verdict is still out. I’m not sure what made it gooey or if I want to know. Peanut Butter pretzel cheesecake. I didn’t try it but was told I had the better dessert!

Overall: Good experience and food! Might have to come back and try the all you can eat fish fry on friday or their Prime Rib Saturday.
I could see this as the new hangout place!!!

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you back soon for a fish fry!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time there and wasn't disappointed. Service was great and the food for lunch was quick and good

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Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you for the feedback!

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AM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the new look and menu. Look forward to going back for Friday Fish Fry.

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Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you so much Alicia! We can't wait to have you back!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Happy Hour...discounted premium drinks and appetizers! We had the deviled eggs, bacon lollipop, and pretzel! Everything was fantastic and the service incredible—no empty water glasses and continual checks on us!!!!

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on May 25, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback!

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T
Milwaukee
43 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit. Opened in Nov. Definitely will return. Great chicken and waffles, the best Chicken Sandwich and an unbelievable Fried Bologna Sandwich. Cannot go wrong going there!

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on May 25, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback! We hope to see you back soon!

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D
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! The soft pretzel and brussel sprouts we re outstanding! Great service and a fun atmosphere.

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Responded on May 20, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback!

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MB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food. You can get good healthy options as well the most indulgent. The cocktails are perfectly mixed and the wine list is well balanced.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on May 20, 2019

Thank you so much Morgan! Hope to see you back soon!

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JS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender made the visit worthwhile. Food was very good.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you Joseph! Hope to see you back soon!

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VM
Atlanta
286 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Colin, the Host was AWESOME. He went the extra mile to ensure we had seating in a quieter area so we could enjoy conversation. And, in the process he was personable. Sarah, the Server, was AWESOME. She excels at Customer Service. Friendly, helpful, attentive. The food was delicious, and the portions generous. We enjoyed the Pork Cop, and Fish & Chips, and, Pretzel, and, Deviled Eggs. All was delicious, perfectly prepared, perfectly seasoned, flavorful. My husband ordered the Pork Chop. He is consistently disappointed, and has all but given up on ordering it when dining out. Sarah recommended the Pork Chop, and he was not disappointed. Tender. Flavorful. East Town Kitchen & Bar was impressive, and highly recommend.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! We really appreciate it and hope to see you back soon!

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s
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Many items were forgotten and were wrong for our brunch. The quality of the food wasn't great. It wasn't outright bad but it wasn't very good either. The best thing our large party got was probably the chicken and waffles.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on May 3, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear this! If you would be willing to leave your email address I would love to get in touch and further discuss what happened and find a solution to this problem.

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CC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch option in Downtown Milwaukee. You have to experience the Friday Fish Fry.

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Responded on April 22, 2019

Thank yo so much Chuck! Hope to see you back soon!

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem we found while staying at the Pfister. We just wanted some appetizers and a cocktail. The jar of bacon was much appreciated! The calimari was to die for. Our waiter, Jordan, was great

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on April 18, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback! We hope to see you back!

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EA
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive and food was delicious!

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on April 13, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! We hope to see you back soon!

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DB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Great restaurant if you want a noisy place that serves fish fry with hidden bones in the fish and dried out chicken, cheese curds with way too much batter and too little cheese. Way overpriced as well.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on April 9, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear this Daniel! We never want customers to leave feeling this way! We encourage guests to let us know if there is a problem so we can fix it for them right away. We hope you can give us another shot in the future for the 5 star experience that is expected.

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OT
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the food, drinks, and ambiance of East Town Kitchen! We come here often for happy hours and work functions. Tonight, my wife and I enjoyed the Prime Rib special, Fried Chicken dinner, and Crispy Calamari appetizer. Everything I've tried here has been excellent. The calamari is accompanied with a spicy thai chili sauce and Asian slaw. So good! The fried chicken comes with 4 large juicy pieces, spicy honey on the side, mashed potatoes, and is a better fried chicken meal than the restaurants we've tried around the country. The prime rib was on special Saturday night (not normally on the menu) and was cooked perfectly to my liking with horseradish and au-jus on the side, along with crispy fresh green beans and fries. Sarah is an amazing waitress, and the manager Aleks stopped by to check on us. Super cool. Excellent tap beer list (Mudpuppy Porter, Fantasy Factory, Seattle Cider, etc). Everything was perfect, and we'll definitely be back soon!

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback! Hope to see you back soon!

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My family and I would definitely go back. We would like to try other items their menu. I would recommend it for a couple or a large group of 8 to 10 people.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you John! Hope to see you back soon!

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LK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Normally when a restaurant has a limited menu, they do those menu options really well. I just didn't think that any of our food was really good. We ordered French onion soup which was bland and several of us had salads and they were just ok. The restaurant is beautiful; I would just hope they work to improve the menu.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on March 26, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear you did not have a 5 star experience! I'm sorry you felt limited by our menu. We try to have a diverse selection of options for guests to choose from. We hope you can give us a shot in the future and try something that tastes as great as our restaurant looks!

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t
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Extremely loud. Food was okay, burger was super greasy, fried chicken had good flavor, but was dry. Service was good, and the happy hour specials were as well

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on March 25, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear that you did not have a 5 star experience! Did you inform your server of the issues you experienced? If we are aware of a problem we are able to fix it for you right away. We never want our customers to leave feeling dissatisfied.

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast food & Bloody Mary were great. Service was excellent & very attentive. Good atmosphere too.

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Responded on March 22, 2019

Thank you so much! Hope to see you back soon!

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Nice atmosphere andvtge service was great.

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on March 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback! Hope to see you back soon!

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AE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Appreciated the flexibility of the staff to accommodate my party of 5 when we wanted some privacy (using their Private Dining Room). Food was quite good, but the service was better! Great experience!

East Town Kitchen & Bar
Responded on March 5, 2019

Thank you Anthony! So happy you enjoyed yourself!

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