Oak Barrel Public House
Service was very good but the food was pretty terrible.
Excellent food and even better service. My only complaint is that we were seating by the door. I bit chilly and loud.
I can't believe how good the brunch menu is. I think this place gets a bad shake thinking it's a typical 3rd Street bar. The menu here is so creative, and the food is great. We had the panko crusted bacon this time which was amazing. I am a fan of the chicken ranchero omelette. The maple syrup is delicious. This menu and everything about the brunch experience is fantastic. Worth considering for a top Milwaukee brunch location.
My family had just celebrated a Friday evening wedding and we were looking for a venue to host a Sunday farewell brunch for those who were leaving town to head home. Oak Barrel Public House was the only venue that was able to accommodate our reservation for 12 people. The food, service, and ambiance was perfect for our gathering, and everyone commented as to what a great selection that your venue was. Thank you for your help in sending my family members home happy!
We stopped in for dinner before a show at the Fiserv. Great service! Menu has a good variety and all our meals were very good.
They dropped the ball on food and service this time. Ordered 2 GF pizzas and a salad, which of course I said no croutons, please. Salad comes out covered in croutons and pizzas are barely warm. Asked for a different salad and the waitress couldn't figure out why. I pointed out the croutons, she still looked so confused. I stated we ordered GF pizzas, why would I want a plate full of croutons!! Luke warm pizzas were gone before the replacement salad was delivered. Service was extremely slow. This was not a good visit.
Amazing Brunch! Our 10am reservation wasn't necessary, we were the only one's there when they opened, but we weren't sure, so glad we had a reservation. This is elevated food that you wouldn't expect from a 'bar' on 3rd street. The menu was very tempting and we had a difficult time choosing. We ended up with the big breakfast, french connection omelette and the caprese benny. We were still talking about our food a day later. The caprese benny had all the flavors of a great caprese and the balsamic glaze was the right amount, it did not make the english muffin soggy and married well with the egg yolk. The french connection was a proper french omelette, light and fluffy and the truffle oil and cheese were the right amount. The big breakfast was ordered with eggs over easy-cooked perfectly. The french toast w/ maple bacon syrup was outstanding and we all commented how nice it was to see a fruit cup that was not cantaloupe & honeydew-it was blackberries and pineapple. We will definitely be back to try the other things that looked so good!
Excellent experience overall. Great atmosphere...service and food outstanding. Will be back again soon!
Fun menu selections. A great Bourbon Flight and good beer selections.
The service was great. Our waiter was really nice and attentive. They were out of the first two beers I ordered so that was a little disappointing. But they have a good selection so I found something else. The pizza was good but nothing out of the ordinary. I would go back.
Awesome place, awesome food, our server must have been new, she did not know the menu very well. Did not pre bus our dirty dishes while we were having more cocktails.
Great for dinner before shows at fiserv!
The food was creative and well done. Server was attentive and friendly. A pet peeve of mine is restaurants using oddball plates. Our food came out in wide bowls, a waffle doesn’t need to be in a bowl. You can’t cut your food with the side of the bowl in the way. One other thing all four of us agreed on was the herb butter flavor was too strong and did not go well with sweet dishes. But we will be back
Great pub atmosphere with excellent service, awesome selection of beers, amazing cheese curds, and great food.
The lovely ambitious menu didn’t deliver as expected. The bourbon syrup tasted like warm Aunt Jemima. The chicken tenders on my chicken & waffles had the taste and texture of pressed meat. Bacon was practically incinerated.
However the staff and service were great. Maybe the kitchen had a bad day!
Excellent as usual. Every new thing I try wows me.
Great food, good vegan choices!
I was pleasantly surprised by how great the food was and how many options they offered to provide healthier versions of menu items.
Staff was super nice and just the right level of attentive. I went for lunch during the week w a group of people. We sat outside, so I’m not sure what the indoor area is like.
Didn't realize it was right downtown. Food was very good as was the service. The amuse bouche was bacon popcorn which I'd never had before. Delish! Though that should have been a given, as bacon is always good. :)
There early on a Saturday. No chicken pot pie, no Nob Hill bourbon and no spakling water. Waitress great. Felt bad she had to deliver consistent bad news
Ate before the John Mayer concert at Fiserv Forum. Very close, great service and a cool restaurant. Brought my daughter and had a perfect dinner with spot on service. Bacon grease popcorn was over the top good. Thank you Oak Barrel you helped a father deliver a special night.
Service was slow. We got our food the same time our initial drink order came. Nice place, perhaps just understaffed with everything going on in Milwaukee that night.
Ate dinner here before a concert at Miller High Life Theatre. Great food and drinks. Service was fast and friendly. It was very busy, so noise level was loud, but that was the only negative.
The burgers were spectacular & the apps had great variety. Everyone in our party of 4 would return.
The popcorn that they pop in bacon fat is ridiculously good! We had mac and cheese with chicken and the PBJ&P Burger. Both were very good. The waitress we had was attentive and gave great menu suggestions. Would definitely come back!
Food was great! The fried bacon is to die for! Bartender served us at a high top and was amazing. Will return!
Wasn't very crowded for a Saturday night. Waiter was nice but busy. Chicken sandwich was good but was disappointed with the homemade chips. Chips were burnt and too salty. The environment was nice.
We made a late night reservation after a long day of travel delays. We were told upon arrival to “just sit wherever we wanted, the servers were done, but the kitchen was open.” We sat at a table that was dirty, waited a few minutes and left to find another place to eat.
It was very noisy
Great menu selections! The jackfruit tacos were excellent and the perfect portion. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend!
It was good but we were seated upstairs basically on top of another table who was talking loudly. Very dark up there too. But food and drinks were great.
My bad taking my in laws there because it was too noisy but the food was not great either. The cheese curds were the best ever had but the entrees weren’t that good.
Good food. Nice atmosphere.
The food for our family of 6 was very diverse, but everything was wonderful. We had a terrific time and will certainly return to try some of the other wonderful options.
Love this place!! It’s our go to in Milwaukee
Service was poor and food was mediocre
We made a reservation because we had concert tickets. Our reservation was for 6:00 and we got a table at 6:30. We ordered immediately. At 7:20 our food was still not ready and our concert was at 7:30. We had to leave without dinner. We were thankful they were understanding that we did have to leave and the drinks were on the house. My past experience was much better and would definitely try again.
Delicious food and bottomless mimosas can’t beat it
Food was ok but several of thier menu items they were out of ingredients and one of my guests had to order three different meals before she found one they had all the ingredients for and they honestly were not very apologetic or offer anything for the trouble. It was also a birthday even in which they stated they would ‘do something’ for when a friend asked and then they stated later they ‘don’t do birthday things’. So overall thankfully we enjoyed the meals but was a bit disappointed in some aspects
We went there for Downtown Dining Week and shared all three choices. We couldn't decide which one we liked the best--they were all wonderful. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.