Eldr + Rime

4.4
148 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Inspired by the cuisine and techniques of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, with influences from American farm-to-table cuisine. The name, which translates to FIRE&ICE.

With an appreciation of those cultures, we invite you to share our food and the simplicity of seasonal ingredients. Offering you a change to spend time together and an opportunity to connect with every meal.

Dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings
Brunch Sunday mornings
Hygee Time Tuesday through Friday 4p-6p
What 148 people are saying
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKoj56
Milwaukee
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Father’s Day brunch

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TJenn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Did not receive the salad that was ordered and there was a hair in the dessert. Waitress and bartender were great. The food was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service and apps were great! But my steak was undercooked and honestly a little tough. It was a skirt steak so I understand the toughness but the undercooking wasn’t good. Great flavor and I would absolutely try it again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Chef Gary does an amazing job. Service was excellent. Music was a bit load but when asked to turn down they where gracious. Overall a great place to dine

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Our filet was rare (should have been medium rare) one of my scallops was under cooked. Overall not a fan of the sauces in both dishes

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vipRichJ
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server was great, but the host was a bit snippy when we asked if we could try the patio and move inside if it was too hot. He said “no, you have to decide now”, then checked his watch for the temperature. After all, there were maybe two tables occupied in the whole place, so….
Food was OK, but priced for business travelers on expense accounts. Nothing special that would cause me to return.

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Average38yfemale
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The prices for the quality of food is insane. One could eat significantly better for the price in Milwaukee area. Sea scallops served on top of baby food green pees was gross.

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KathrynC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service, outdoor patio was nice but couch cushions were too low to sit at the table and view of parking lot was not ideal.

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vipTeutonFlyer
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and great food. Old fashioned is quite the spectacle !
Great vegetarian options
Music could be a tad softer

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Ashley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall ambiance and service was great. The food and cocktails were amazing will definitely be going back! Highly recommend the thyme black berry cocktail.

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Carol
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Didn’t have our opentable online reservation but we had confirmation. One entre cold.

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NicoleW
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. I will be going back!

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TimG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I've been meaning to get to Eldr + Rime for quite some time. A couple of friends of mine and I finally got there last night. I like the look of it, and the big both we were in was great. For being as slow as it was we certainly didn't see our server very often. For the beverages: Drinks were ok...I started with "The Cran" and there wasn't much to it. If the drink menu described how it was served I probably would have chosen something else. The odd one was when I asked what the current seasonal Sam Adams was. The server didn't know and had to check with the bar - My guess was going to be Cherry Wheat or Summer Ale, but the answer was Octoberfest? I got a Stella instead. My 2 friends got the Pork Schnitzel which they enjoyed. I ordered the Fish + Chips which sounded great but it was not. For lack of a better term the batter seemed "rubbery" and it was even difficult to cut through with a knife. You really shouldn't even need a knife for beer battered fish. The taste was decent. My friends and I were enjoying our time so I didn't want to end up waiting for an alternate dish so I didn't say anything. After dinner we each got a Glogg which was fun.

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KsenijaJ
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally, a great restaurant in Wauwatosa. It’s Modern, stylish with perfect ambiance and great food. My family and I enjoyed it so much!

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Aleah
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite place to eat and drink! Love the cocktails

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vipTosadiva3
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Well the evening started out with the two people at the hostess station arguing over whether or not we could have a booth. One of them said we could but in the end we were seated at a table with no explanation as to why we couldn’t have one of the two empty booths behind us. So, the evening didn’t start out great. Then we saw the prices of drinks and meals on the menu. Talk about sticker shock!!! So overpriced. In the end it was just another hotel restaurant with mediocre food. So, I don’t think we’ll be returning anytime soon. Sorry.

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AngelaW
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant has lovely decor and great service. Some items on the menu were great, some were not (scallops). The cocktail menu was quite extensive and everything we got was good. Will definitely return.

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vipKoj56
Milwaukee
62 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot oysters are always delicious craft cocktails are amazing

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Doug
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Graduation

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and beautifully presented dishes. Lots of thought out into each course by the Chef. Server was attentive. The music is very loud, almost to the point of being difficult to hear one another...and we are young! Can’t wait for a return visit though.

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vipLauram
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance! Drinks were just ok - talked to another couple and they had the same feeling.

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Vita
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The pork schnitzel was excellent and a generous portion, as was the hamburger which was served with fries. Two of us had scallops which were delicious, they melted in your mouth, but were pricey, $32 for 4 medium sized scallops and we left hungry. I think the scallop entree at that price should be served with something, it felt incomplete.
Service was exceptional as was the ambience. We will definitely be back!!

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EnidB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and they were able to accommodate my food allergy needs. Lovely restaurant, music a little loud and a little pricey. However the food is delicious.. Good value for the money.

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vipKoj56
Milwaukee
62 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal beautiful dining room service is great really fun cocktails

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SaraC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hygge deals were great! Portions were outstanding for our meals. Atmosphere was bright & pretty.

Would definitely visit again.

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Sarah
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music was a bit louder than I care for, everything else was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. Was great!

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SusanK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother out for Mother’s Day and I chose Eldr & Rime because my mom is very proud of her Norwegian heritage. We were seated immediately even though we were a little early for our reservation. The decor was very pretty - like a bunch of birch trees scattered around bare wood tables. The menu looked delicious. My mother had salmon three ways, which she devoured, while I had the short rib hash, which was tasty. We also ordered mimosas and coffee. The coffee was very smooth and hot. The mimosas, while flavorful, were too strong. I think that’s a trend these days for alcoholic drinks to taste too much of alcohol. I spent less than $100 for the two of us and I would definitely go back.

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Mama
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took 15 minutes before some one took a drink order. Person who replenished our water was excellent.
Food was fine, nothing was exceptional.
Beautiful decor

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vipCharF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Server was unfriendly and the service slow and the place was 75% empty. Food was mediocre. Love the atmosphere and decor and would go back only to enjoy the bar area.

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Vita
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service were stellar!! Couldn't ask for better. Water was brought to our table the moment we sat down, our waitress brought our menus and asked for drink orders shortly after. The entire restaurant has a very cool, relaxed atmosphere.
We felt everything was very good, but on the expensive side. We were 4 people, one had the salmon 3 ways which was excellent, the pancakes were very dense and tasted ok, the shrimp on toast was very good, the eggs/sausage/fingerlings and toast was good. Three of us had cocktails, which were also very good. Overall we had a wonderful experience and would recommend going. I would love to try the dinner next!

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vipChrisM
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very good - Scandinavian inspirations through the different parts of the menu, with a strong seafood/ fish component. Their signature old fashioned is smoked, and one of the better cocktails I've had recently. It's a large space, nicely broken up in to zones, with a fair amount of ambient noise. They're doing a very good job and we'll be back.

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HannaM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great to have familiar cuisines what we are used to have in Finland, my home country. Especially I liked starters: Bread cheese with cloudberry jam, salmon plate with ryebread and beetroot salad! Atmosphere was cosy and fancy at the same time.

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vipjakes
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, interesting menu items and relaxing ambience.

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LoriS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions were small for the price. Bread basket would've been appreciated.

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Darcham
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great new place in the area! The service was great. The food was outstanding. And the drinks were very delicious. My favorite was the Rekyr Old Fashion, it came out smoked and was perfectly smooth. Will definitely return!

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XrayVision
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is our third time in 4 weeks. This restaurant checks all the boxes for us

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vipKoj56
Milwaukee
62 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful Easter meal service always great food uniquely delicious

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KevAnd
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Easter Brunch

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Twinny
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went here for brunch on a Sunday. Wa seated promptly. Our waiter answered all our questions with the detail we needed. The menu wasn't overly long and the choices were great. The Spiced Mimosa was very good. Service was great, too. Just enough attention to meet our needs.
I would definitely try this for dinner in the future.

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Eldr + Rime is rated 4.4 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.