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Main Dining Room at Story Hill BKC - Story Hill BKC, Milwaukee, WI

Story Hill BKC

4.8
4.8
217 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Story Hill BKC serves an extensive menu inspired by recipes from the Upper Midwest. Owner and chef Joe Muench and our culinary team sources local ingredients based on quality and flavor, then combine them into inspired dishes with elegant presentations.

Story Hill BKC is also a Wine, Beer & Spirits Shop with an award-winning selection (Wine Spectator's 2021 Best of Award of Excellence). A half-mile north of American Family Field and minutes from downtown Milwaukee right off Interstate 94, guests can visit weekday lunch or weekend brunch (Thrillist's 24 Best Brunch Spots in America 2019). Our Happy Hour features $2 off taps — that's tap beer AND tap craft cocktails – from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Story Hill BKC's dinner is served in a contemporary sharing plate style, in the spirit of Taste, Share & Pass.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 539-4424

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Holcomb

  • Catering

    Contact our catering sales director at 414-336-1005 or catering@blackshoehospitality.com to inquire about private Monday events at Story Hill BKC. For more information about off-site catered events from Black Shoe Catering, inspired by our sister restaurants Maxie's and Blue's Egg, check out blackshoecatering.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Story Hill BKC's private dining room is an intimate wine cellar-inspired space available for reservation with seatings throughout the day for parties of up to 12. Our private dining room is a cozy, convivial room where you can have your next unforgettable dining experience. You're welcome to order from our menus, or we are happy to create special menus, or food and wine pairing packages. Please call 414.539.4424 or email reservations@storyhillbkc.com with your party's size, your desired date and time, and a contact number. If seating times conflict with your group's schedule, we will do our best to accommodate. Reservations are valid once confirmed by Story Hill BKC. Story Hill BKC is available for private events throughout the day on Mondays, for up to 50 dinner guests or up to 80 cocktail party guests (food and beverage minimums apply). Inquire via 414-336-1005; catering@blackshoehospitality.com; and https://www.blackshoehospitality.com/private-parties/.

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    Blue Mound Road & 51st Street

  • Parking details

    Parking is available across the street for Story Hill BKC guests in single file along the Western curb of Central Greens driveway. Additional parking lot behind Central Greens available after 4 p.m., or any time on Sunday. Five spots are available directly behind Story Hill BKC. Street parking is available. No overnight parking, please.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 217 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

    Best Overall

  • Wisconsin

    Best Value

  • Wisconsin

    Great for Brunch

  • Wisconsin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Wisconsin

    Contemporary American

  • Milwaukee

    Best Overall

  • Milwaukee

    Best Food

  • Milwaukee

    Best Service

  • Milwaukee

    Best Ambiance

  • Milwaukee

    Best Value

  • Milwaukee

    Great for Brunch

  • Milwaukee

    Fit for Foodies

  • Milwaukee

    Healthy

  • Milwaukee

    Great for Lunch

  • Milwaukee

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Milwaukee

    Contemporary American

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  1. V

    Varietgrrl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Story Hill has moved to the top of our "go-to" list. The food is incredible!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wine selections and drinks were great. Food was excellent. Service was slowish. Overall 5 star.
  3. SJ

    SJNH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was fantastic as usual. A great spot for a night out!
  4. B

    Bobobielio

    Milwaukee

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was exceptional. The planked steelhead trout was cooked perfectly, crayfish rangoons were tasty and crisp, cauliflower salad always delicious. The servers at Story Hill always make the experience and are knowledgable. Good beer selection and great craft cocktails.
  5. NM

    NancyM

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were running late for a play and the waitress and made it possible to have our dinner quickly and enjoyably. Great service and delicious dinner.
  6. TD

    TimD

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The chicken bowls were really good. The dressing they make is excellent. The Shakira, egg and tomato thing was just OK
  7. s

    susanh

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food is great. Nice to try something a little different. The curried chicken salad is very tasty. Definitely try the blueberry and cream cookie! And it’s wonderful to be able to make a reservation at lunchtime.
  8. m

    mtmem

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Love the hollandaise sauce, the eggs always seem a little over cooked on the varieties of eggs benedict. Liked the bloody mary's.
  9. KK

    KevinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and beautiful. Service was great. Only thing that detracted was a party with very restless children at the next table - not the restaurant's fault. Looking forward to our next visit.
  10. DF

    DavidF

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We always enjoy Story Hill BKC. Fun place, unique menu, great blend for foodies and regular tastes. Always get terrific service.
  11. EV

    EmilyV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the food and experience at Story Hill!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal as always! One of our favorite restaurants in the milwaukee area We had the crayfish Rangoon (amazing!), wedge salad, mushroom cacio e pepe and finished with the lemon tart- all were great dishes. Had some old fashioneds as well :) our server was wonderful also
  14. SL

    SheriL

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent variety of choices on the menu, great food,excellent service. I love the shakshuka for lunch.
  15. JM

    JulieM

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Story Hill BKC are always outstanding. Great dinner and we enjoyed our whole dining experience.
  16. DK

    DocK

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    William was an excellent server. Menu was interesting and food was delicious.
  17. d

    dont

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and staff. Attentive but relaxed. Made the birthday event special and memorable. We love Story Hill
  18. TG

    TosaGirl74

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Story Hill BKC is always a great experience from the outstanding food to the friendly service to the warm, lively atmosphere. We will always come back for more!
  19. LM

    LMZ107

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent as was the service, as always! The restaurant just gets a little noisy. Just a popular spot I guess.
  20. K

    Kelly

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cinnamon roll is a must. Sausage roll is a must. both are INSANELY delicious! My broc/ched bake was good...not great but the rest of the food/cocktails were amazing
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiters are very attentive. Food is very delicious. Great cinnamon rolls, like the best. Will come back frequently.
  22. JM

    JulieM

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy Storyhill BKC because the unique dishes are fresh and delicious. Great place to share plates and try many of the dishes. Service is excellent. Great neighborhood restaurant. There are many great options from the wine and drink list. Always a great night out at Storyhill
  23. AK

    AnnK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, as usual, was absolutely innovative and delicious. Place is kind of echoey but luckily we got a place near a wall. Love BKC, My favorite restaurant by far.
  24. J

    John

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great experience in a cool atmosphere. One of our go-to places in Milwaukee.
  25. v

    vickyc

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delicious lunch! Everything is always tasty and very dependable.
  26. LM

    LarryM

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the chicken katsu for the first time. Wonderful combinations of flavors. It was great!
  27. EM

    ElMarieH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is awesome - two new deserts that blew us away! Server a little too gushy - I'm an adult...don't speak to me as if I'm a two year old Always too loud - very poor acoustic experience
  28. E

    Ellen

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch that is enough to take home for another meal the next day!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. BKC nailed it, as usual!
  30. GW

    GwynW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was just amazing. Went for lunch with 3 friends and everyone was thrilled
  31. c

    carolv

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was spectacular food was absolutely incredible great value for what I’m looking for in the evening out. My only complaint is having a reservation yet still getting stuck by the kitchen door with two of us facing the restrooms.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food tastes great although accommodating changes to the dishes seemed a little tricky. Will definitely be back.
  33. A

    Acer

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and excellent service. It was difficult to decide what to order,because everything sounded so good. Only my second time dining at Story Hill BKC, but I will definitely be back.My out of town guest also loved it.
  34. K

    Kristin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have now been to Story Hill twice and both times have been fabulous, Food and Drinks are amazing and all of the staff were great, I have highly recommended this place to everyone I know and will be back again soon!
  35. TV

    TrishV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Fun atmosphere! And great service! Highly recommend!
  36. TW

    TomW

    Milwaukee

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been there in a while and service and food were excellent.
  37. ED

    EmilyDeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our dinner at Story Hill BKC. In particular the burger was delicious, and the drinks were fantastic. The asparagus was a little undercooked but flavorful. Service from Amanda and her colleagues was superb, just the right amount of attentiveness. We would definitely return, and look forward to our next meal there!
  38. NW

    NathanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best dining experience I have ever had. For clarity, my girlfriend has very serious food allergies, so going out can be hit or miss with the service. Not here. When she told our server (Liz, I believe) about her allergies, she proceeded to take the menu to another employee who took it to the head chef who marked off the items she could and could not have. The chef even marked specific parts of dishes that could be substituted to make them safe for her to eat. My girlfriend said that it was the best care to her allergies that she has ever experienced. And it did not stop there. Whenever each food item came, we were left in awe at how it got progressively more and more delicious. We left feeling completely full and extremely happy, as we both felt that this was the best meal we ever had. We wished that we came hungrier, so that we would want to eat more. It was just that good. As a college student, price is always something to watch out for. This place was well worth the value, and we definitely recommend Story Hill to anyone who is looking for a top-notch dining experience.
  39. LO

    LamontO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Be careful regarding your reservation- I almost lost mine bc they called me in the middle of the day and left a message ( not text or email ) stating if I did not confirm the reservation in 24 hours they would cancel the reservation. I work in a hospital as a medical professional- it’s very frustrating bc I get so many junk calls about student loans and Medicare stuff to make sure the one message regarding my reservation would have gotten to me. Plus I am not able to answer my phone at work. It seems like they were trying to cancel my reservation to possibly get a more desirable person ( such as a person who does not have a name like Lamont ) for a reservation. I did not get a text or an email requesting confirmation. I was lucky to have a half day the next day and was able to check my messages to confirm. I do not like the way this was handled and I feel like my name was singled out. I’ve worked in restaurants for several years and I know how they feel about African American clients- ( people feel fine telling me things bc- “I’m not one of those people” and “I’m a good one”). And bc of this I strive to tip over 20 percent and be as pleasant as possible. But this smacks of racism and an attempt to get me off the reservation. Overall it was a good experience at the restaurant- the food was good ( the jalapeño Paloma is not spicy and their pepper sauce is mild at best ) but the food was well executed. I could not give five stars based on the shadiness in which they handled their reservations.

    Story Hill BKCResponded on May 12, 2022We’re very sorry we did not confirm your reservation in way that was convenient for you. We normally do not call to confirm, but due to the number of cancellations we've been receiving on days like Mother’s Day we tried to confirm as many as we could. We do not bias our reservations towards any groups of people & will be reviewing our practices to ensure all guests feel welcome. We'd like to send you a complimentary $25 gift card as thanks and to help you enjoy your next experience with us.

  40. VB

    VeetoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am definitely coming back. The food and drinks were incredible and the service was top of the line. I would recommend to anyone who appreciates good food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Story Hill BKC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 539-4424.

Story Hill BKC is rated 4.8 stars by 217 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 35 times today
Google Map for Story Hill BKC

5100 W Blue Mound Rd Milwaukee, WI 53208

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Blue Mound Road & 51st Street

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available across the street for Story Hill BKC guests in single file along the Western curb of Central Greens driveway. Additional parking lot behind Central Greens available after 4 p.m., or any time on Sunday. Five spots are available directly behind Story Hill BKC. Street parking is available. No overnight parking, please.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Holcomb

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 539-4424

  • Catering

    Contact our catering sales director at 414-336-1005 or catering@blackshoehospitality.com to inquire about private Monday events at Story Hill BKC. For more information about off-site catered events from Black Shoe Catering, inspired by our sister restaurants Maxie's and Blue's Egg, check out blackshoecatering.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Story Hill BKC's private dining room is an intimate wine cellar-inspired space available for reservation with seatings throughout the day for parties of up to 12. Our private dining room is a cozy, convivial room where you can have your next unforgettable dining experience. You're welcome to order from our menus, or we are happy to create special menus, or food and wine pairing packages. Please call 414.539.4424 or email reservations@storyhillbkc.com with your party's size, your desired date and time, and a contact number. If seating times conflict with your group's schedule, we will do our best to accommodate. Reservations are valid once confirmed by Story Hill BKC. Story Hill BKC is available for private events throughout the day on Mondays, for up to 50 dinner guests or up to 80 cocktail party guests (food and beverage minimums apply). Inquire via 414-336-1005; catering@blackshoehospitality.com; and https://www.blackshoehospitality.com/private-parties/.

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