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Saffron - Modern Indian Dining, Milwaukee, WI

Saffron - Modern Indian Dining

4.7
4.7
611 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
A modern twist to traditional Indian Cuisine elevating the dining experience with its Artful Presentation & Contemporary Design

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 539-4980
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 611 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Innovative

  • Wisconsin

    Healthy

  • Milwaukee

    Innovative

  • Milwaukee

    Healthy

  • Milwaukee

    Hot spot

611 Reviews
  1. FrankO

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner. We were a group of four and shared 4 appetizers and 4 entrees. Each dish was perfectly prepared, deliciously favorable and cooked to perfection. Our food server was outstanding and he was knowledgeable and helpful. He offered suggestions to all of our “wants”. Saffron is a treasure in the third ward, Indian Food at its finest. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice dining and service. Food was great, however wine glass was too light, and could be more generous. We did the 4 course dining and chef dessert was neat.

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  3. HannahM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience! I really enjoyed the ambience and the whole dining experience. The food was great and fresh and the server was nice and observant.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded 1 day ago
    Hello Hannah, thank you for your kind words, we always appreciate our customers and their experiences with us! We hope to see you dine with us again soon!

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  4. DavidB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was fantastic. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful on the menu items. Will definitely be back when we’re in the Milwaukee area

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  5. Chelsea

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner and drinks were absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to come back!
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us, Chelsea! We look forward to having you back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was awesome, food was delicious, drinks were refreshing! Would definitely come back
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thank you, we appreciate your review. Until next time!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    best restaurant in Milwaukee. hands down! everything about it.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much! Your review means so much to us.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is the perfect date night spot. The lighting and ambience is impeccable. Also second to none when it comes to the service
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thank you so much! Your review means so much to us.

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  9. Spring

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful time at Saffron for their Valentines Day special. The food was so beautiful and well thought out and we felt satisfied after.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for dining with us Spring! We truly appreciate your review and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience.

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  10. Mimi

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous! The food was great. The ambiance was lovely. The drinks were perfect. My waitress was amazing.. I have no complaints!
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for dining with us Mimi! We truly appreciate your review and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really loved our experience. The food is innovative and delicious. It is not your typical Indian restaurant. Highly recommended.

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  12. JoeG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Remarkable food and cocktails. Me and my wife had a wonderful date night!
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 12, 2024
    Hello Joe, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to give us a 5 star review. We value your feedback and are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not my first time dining…Anastasia was missed today. Food was on par, however the service wasn’t even an ounce of what we’ve experienced before! Our server wasn’t attentive and seemed annoyed by most things. Will be back for the Anastasia effect!
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 11, 2024
    Thank you for your honest feedback, we truly apologize that we fell short of your expectations. Your feedback helps us do better, and we always strive to give our customers the best possible experience.

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  14. KM12

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was rude and dismissive. He did the bare minimum.

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  15. GarrettM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The food is great but the portions seem to be shrinking as the prices grow. Had to wait 10 minutes for a 2 top reservation to be seated, our table was then in a purgatory no server was assigned. Place is too noisy and too tightly seated. Wonderful food served so quickly it screams turnover! Too bad. Wasted opportunity.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 11, 2024
    Garrett, we are disappointed to see that we fell short of your expectations. We will be sharing your feedback with the team

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a long wait in spite of a reservation. The manager did attempt to address it. At a minimum, there should have been advance notifications about the delay
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 11, 2024
    Thank you for your honest feedback, we truly apologize that we fell short of your expectations.

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  17. ArleneR

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening started out with flavorful cocktails. The four of us shared a number of menu items; and enjoyed them all. It was disappointing that they have a 2 hour limit on tables. As we would have stayed for another drink.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 6, 2024
    Hi Arlene, thank you so much for stopping in and also leaving a review! We are glad you enjoyed your overall visit and will take your thoughts into consideration. We hope to have you back dining with us again.

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  18. JenD

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and unique and the atmosphere was so elegant yet comfortable; we enjoyed our experience and will definitely be returning.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you so much for dining with us Jen! We truly appreciate your review and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience.

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  19. StephenB

    Atlanta Metro

    126 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lively ambiance. Friendly service. But maybe sometimes trying too hard to be innovative with the food. With a cuisine with so much history behind it many traditional dishes are really hard to improve upon. If you are Floyd Cardoz, OK. But I found several interesting sounding dishes not as good as I hoped and frankly not as good as the “standard” versions.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for your honest feedback, we truly apologize that we fell short of your expectations.

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  20. jtw0405

    Milwaukee

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is very cool and the location on the river in the historic 3rd Ward adds to the experience. The staff was knowledgeable and efficient and most importantly the food was delicious! Loved the goat stew and the Birthday dessert for my wife was fun and delicious!
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 31, 2024
    Thank you so much for this amazing review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to visit and review Saffron, and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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  21. Kristen

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were amazing, our server assisted in choosing menu items for us and everything was spot on. Beautiful restaurant ambiance. Would highly recommend.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 31, 2024
    Hello Kristen, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to give us a 5 star review. We value your feedback and are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us! Please come back again soon!

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  22. MelindaBK

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy Saffron. Delicious food in an upscale setting and fantastic service. You can tell it’s good by the number of Indians eating there!
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 28, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us, Melinda! We hope to have you back soon.

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  23. MaryAnn

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was as good as the first time we dined at Saffron. Server knew the food and drink menu well. A very pleasant experience. Thank you!
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 19, 2024
    Hello Mary Ann, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to give us a 5 star review. We value your feedback and are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us! Until next time!

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  24. LisWis

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at Saffron. The ambiance is great, feels like a restaurant in a larger city. We started with the Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower followed by the Butter Chicken, Sea Bass and Tandoori Croquettes. We also ordered Naan and two glasses of wine. The food, overall, is very good. The issue is that the price/value. The menu is split into Appetizers, Entrees and Accompaniments. The Appetizers are generally priced from $15-$20, Entrees from $25-$40, and Accompaniments from $15-$20. Naan is extra. So, costs per person add up very quickly. Add to that, the portions are on the smaller side and the wine pours are light. So, we left feeling that the cost ($200+ for three people) was just too high.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 19, 2024
    Hi Lis, thank you so much for stopping in and also leaving a review! We are glad you enjoyed your overall visit and will take your thoughts into consideration.

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  25. NicholasB

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    While the atmosphere is wonderful, I was let down by the quality of the food. I also felt that my guests and I were being pushed to quickly eat and leave. No one was waiting for a table, and also having our waiter standing at the table listening to our business conversation was not only uncomfortable, but was also commented on by our guest. I expected more honestly.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 19, 2024
    Hi Nicholas, thank you for the review, we will take your feedback into consideration! We hope you will give Saffron another chance!

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  26. Stef

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jason was an excellent server. The food was exceptional and we loved the flavor blaster gun. I see one in my future.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you so much, Stef. We will be sure to pass this on to him!

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  27. PaulM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Duck was dry. Amount of wine in glass was ridiculously small.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you for your honest review Paul, we truly apologize that we fell short of your expectations.

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  28. KatMKE

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my mother and son to Saffron for my mother's post-birthday celebration, and we had an incredible meal. It was their first time at Saffron, and they were both very impressed. My son said he was "blown away". My mother, who is an amazing cook herself, loved the presentation of the food and the unique flavors. Our server Anastasia did a fantastic job. Hope to be back again this year! Great place for a special occasion or just a special evening out.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you so much for this amazing review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to visit and review Saffron, and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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  29. GinaD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks. Very upscale Indian food. Flavors were so delicious. Tried many things and everything was so good! Can’t wait to come back! 
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you so much for dining with us Gina! We truly appreciate your review and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to having you back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service! Chicken tikka chipotle is my all time favorite. Dal makhni was delicious as well.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you back soon.

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  31. MelissaO

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always. Prompt and amazing service, obviously some delays as it was a Friday night at 7 pm but overall a fantastic experience!
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 11, 2024
    Hi Melissa, thank you so much for stopping in and also leaving a review! We are glad you enjoyed your overall visit. We hope to have you back dining with us again soon. Until next time!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t have lamb chops food came out very unorganized, food didn’t taste the same as it normally does seemed very rushed.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you for your honest feedback, we truly apologize that we fell short of your expectations.

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  33. Angela

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service LOve dining at this restaurant and our family also got to experience this Christmas holiday as well
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 2, 2024
    Hello Angela, thank you for your kind words, we always appreciate our customers and their experiences with us! We hope to see you dine with us again soon!

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  34. JonH

    Milwaukee

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I consider this one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee now. The service is top-notch, and the food is creative yet true to Indian cooking.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 11, 2024
    Hello Jon, thank you for your kind words, we always appreciate our customers and their experiences with us! We hope to see you dine with us again soon!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Normally Saffron ranks high but New Year’s Eve was like a cafeteria: only a couple choices, get ‘em in and out fast. You took opportunity to get a lot of customers but it wasn’t very enjoyable.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We truly apologize that we didn't meet your expectations.

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  36. Celebration

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Saffron. The food is unique & delicious and it’s a lovely setting. It’s first class and a great addition to the magnificent 3rd Ward
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 2, 2024
    We greatly appreciate you taking the time to give us a 5 star review. We value your feedback and are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us! Please come back again soon!

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  37. MarkS

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Let me begin with the fact that the food was very good. We all enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. The flavors were great and the good was prepared well. From the moment we arrived it felt like they wanted us to hurry through our meal. The server took our appetizers and meal orders at the same time even though we weren’t ready. We asked to order drinks he said…not yet…that’s later. The food was served quickly but almost in a hurry. The check was dropped without asking if we even wanted dessert. This was our Saturday night out and we felt so pushed out we decided to just go somewhere else for dessert. The restaurant was so loud it was hard to hear some of the people at our table. All in all…not as impressive experience as my friends told us it would be.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for your honest feedback Mark, we truly apologize that we fell short of your expectations. We hope you will give Saffron another chance!

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  38. MarcS

    Lombardy

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been several times and Friday was our best overall experience. Our waiter was great, food and drinks were very good. It was our anniversary and they brought out a surprise for dessert, which was delicious. Great addition to our neighborhood.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you so much for dining with us Marc! We truly appreciate your review and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience.

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  39. DanellA

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My son was visiting from the East Coast and had a craving for Indian food. We enjoyed our meal and cocktails. The venue is lovely, my only suggestion would be to have a bit more space between tables.
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you so much! We truly appreciate your review and will take your thoughts into consideration. We hope your son had a wonderful time in Milwaukee.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Food was delicious and Roger our server was very attentive and knowledgeable
    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for coming in to dine with us! Your review is greatly appreciated! Our staff is like family to us - I will make sure your kind words are passed along to Roger!

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Saffron - Modern Indian Dining is rated 4.7 stars by 611 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Saffron - Modern Indian Dining

223 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5771

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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