ASH Milwaukee

4.1
147 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Iron Horse Hotel: an iconic boutique hotel located in Walkers Point of Milwaukee offering the genuine Milwaukee Experience.

**DISCLAIMER**
The Ash dinner hours for Friday - Saturday (5pm-9pm) will resume the weekend of April 30th. We thank for your patience and understanding through these unprecedented times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 147 people are saying
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4.1
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4.2
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vipRuthie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food at Ash was unique,sophisticated and delicious. Not at all contrived. We ordered several items, including the marinated chicken, the scallops, the trout, a salad with dried cranberries, pecans and apples, as well as roasted cauliflower. All were wonderful. The only time we didn’t love was the dessert which was kind of baked apple with caramel sauce. Otherwise the dinner was perfect. Would go back.

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vipGregN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the coolest vibes in the city. Iron Horse is still eclectic. The open flame fire cooking flavors were delicious. Only gripe is seems a bit overpriced with everything ala carte. 3 scallops, $30. No side.

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vipCrewofsix
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a very cool place!!

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SaraK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Menu options were limited for brunch but the food was delicious. Service was good but felt they were rushing a bit to get our orders in before the kitchen closed. Appreciated that the staff called and recommended we come in prior to our reservation because otherwise the kitchen would be closed. Need to fix the reservation system on Open table. And it is true from other reviews that certain staff did not comply with wearing face masks. Overall nice brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This was Easter Sunday during the Covid pandemic. We arrived to a virtually empty restaurant which had been set for proper social distancing. Thats all fine. We ordered cocktails. Two bloody marys (uninspired) and two makers mark cocktails with just the slightest hint of liquor. The food was bland. Not much else to say.

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LynnK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch. Service was great....couldn't have asked for a better time! Thank you!

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Fred
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It was average. Good food. No one ever offered to refill coffee or waters at brunch. Had to ask. Sadly nothing special.

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DebraS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation a week in advance. I spoke to a live person who took the reservation and the day before my reservation....someone called me to cancel because they decided they were going to close the restaurant for repairs or maintenance. I chose the place due to the fact that I could bring my daughter's puppy.

I get it, things happen. But not even a " an appetizer or a cocktail on us when you do make it in". From a management/marketing point of view, not how I would have handled it.

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mariar
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful service
We waited 20min for coffee and food was cold.

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Trish55
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food. Sterile atmosphere. Service a little slow but server was very pleasant and working to serve everyone. $4 coffee a little steep.

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KaitlinW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Avocado appetizer was good, but a bit heavy on the sour cream. Avocado half could have been a little bigger.
We ordered all of the vegetable sides and we split the flank steak. The cauliflower definitely could have been a little bit bigger. Not what I would expect for $10.
Brussel sprouts were good although a bit heavy on the sauce.
Broccolini with the Miso sauce was very tasty. I wasn't a fan of the cauliflower sauce so actually dipped the cauliflower in the Miso sauce which made it incredible.
Thanks for a yummy dinner.

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Erik
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at ASH. Shannon is the best, and makes every visit memorable.

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CozMo
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere! We were seated right by the chef station so we could watch the fire & them prepare the meals. We liked feeling the warmth of the fire. Can't wait to return when the outdoor patio is open. The food was fabulous!

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Tori
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience, we came to stay at iron horse for the weekend and to celebrate some birthdays and an anniversary! They brought us champagne to syart off our celebration!

The service was amazing, Shannon rocks!

Our food was mouth-watering, the scallops are to die for!

Thanks for taking care of us Ash!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye melts in your mouth! It’s amazing! All the sides have tons of flavor - Brussels were our fav & the fingerling potatoes.

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JanI
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food & service was very good. We liked the sides to share. Drinks were good but really those paper straws have got to go.

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KelseyS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were taking reservations online when they were closed. Our party showed up along with other parties waiting for the host to basically tell us all to go home and that it “happens frequently”. Very bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The wait staff seemed very confused as we walked in for our 9:45 reservation. Several dirty tables and not a single other party in the restaurant. The overall experience felt awkward and inconveniencing. I would not recommend breakfast/brunch at the Iron Horse based on this experience, which is disappointing as I’ve been here before for brunch outside and the experience was fine.

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Guest
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I was appalled at the complete lack of COVID precautions followed by ASH. Our waitress had her mask down below her mouth (using it as a chin covering) for the entire time she was serving us. Another staff member, who appeared to be a manager, also had his mask down below his nose for our entire time at ASH. We were sat 5 feet from the table next to us. The food was mediocre. The ambiance was dull.

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DianneB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was all right. I have had better experiences there.

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vipTimothyH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great. The manager went by constantly but never even attempted to cover his nose with his mask. Our server was even worse as her mask was so loose it tested below her chin with her mouth in full view. Hard to be critical with the staff, though, if the manager is setting a bad example. All the diners did their part. Wish the waitstaff did theirs.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An early celebration for my wife’s birthday, we had attentive service without being overbearing and outstanding food. Received a complimentary dessert for the birthday, was much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with amazing food. So unique with everything wood smoked. Highly recommend

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DavidB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Open fire cooking was unique. The flavor of the food was very good, but it was only slightly warmer than room temperature when served. The portions were on the small side and was not a good value. Staff was friendly and attentive. Limited options for intimate seating.

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vipNicoleJ
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

First of all, the food was very, very good. We had the brussel sprouts, avocado, flat iron steak, scallops and chocolate cake. All had great flavor and came out perfectly cooked/prepared. Not sure if this was a service staff or kitchen issue, but there was a very long wait time in between the appetizers and main courses and it took quite a while for initial service from the waitress. There were a lot of large tables (6+ patrons) that had been seated so certainly that could have factored in as well. I probably would not have have minded the wait terribly, but the waitress, bartender and who I assume to be the restaurant manager were making me uncomfortable wearing their mask or gaiter under their noses the entire time. When our waitress came over to take our order her mask was under her nose and she was all up in my business. I guess I just expect higher standards from the service staff for a restaurant with a higher end price tag. I've been to other Milwaukee establishments where they take their safety measures very seriously, explaining the protocols to patrons as they enter etc. It just seemed like they didn't really care and if they are that lax about it with the front of the house service, it makes you wonder what might be going on in the kitchen. If you are someone who doesn't care about COVID safety measures, then by all means, go eat here. But if you are like me and you want the staff to be taking precautions, then maybe hold off until COVID is under control. Again, the food is really good and I imagine the ambience could be if I didn't feel so darn uncomfortable about the mask wearing/lack thereof.

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vipHeatherL
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I understand Covid, and we are trying to support local. This was awful, it is sad to see such a decline! Please look at your Open table menu compared to your non- existent brunch menu. The cold crusty waffles and cardboard paper thin English muffin was a joke. Staff wearing masks as “chin warmers” . This used to be such a fabulous place ... SAD :(

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RandyB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Fair at best. Went for Valentine's day brunch. There were serving the same brunch menu that we had in the middle of July. My entree was just luke warm, my wife ordered chicken and waffles alot of waffle maybe something that looked like one chicken nugget. Our server just did not have her act together. Did not get the drink order right, never checked on us, never refilled coffee. Forgot most of the little things. Based on this experience most likely will not go back anytime soon.

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nmscasmom
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ASH did a great job with the tables being appropriately distanced. Our food was delicious, the passionfruit mimosa was suberb. Everyone was friendly. Staff was appropriately masked. It was nice to feel safe dining inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch date

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Slow service; we kept asking for things like silverware. Much of the food was barely warm. Nice setting. . .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

It was nice!

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Tiff
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I first time here at Ash! It was absolutely delicious! My boyfriend and I loved the entire experience! Will definitely be back! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment! Food was freshly and excellent

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vipAllie
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hipster vibe, wood fired oven grills fish, steak and other meats to perfection. Great sides and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing spot, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at Ash the previous evening. Breakfast was a different story. The host was short with us. Food took over thirty minutes to come out and there were issues with the order. Host had sharp remarks. Not likely to return for breakfast.

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viptomm
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, we were not expecting great, but that exactly what it was. Grilled avocado appetizer...wow. Short ribs for 2. Incredible. With naan bread, lettuce, incredible sauces, etc for you to make pretty much whatever you would like out of your short ribs....Even the sides of fingerling potatoes and broccolini...incredible. The new wood fired kitchen is very cool....think Selden Standard in Detroit if you've been...

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I miss the buffet bar that iron horse had and understand that because of our current health situation that’s not possible now; but I would like to see better options for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice hotel. Food was really good but we did not feel the whole experience came close to other restaurants with similar pricing in terms of the menu options, ambiance, etc.

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DeannaP
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The booth and table was dirty when we got there and we had to ask to have it cleaned. The menu didn't reflect what was online and the choices were slim to none. We had to ask for silverware after our meal was brought to us. We had to wait for drinks. We waiting at least 20 minutes before we even received our 1st drink.

Disappointing

FAQs

ASH Milwaukee offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 831-4677.

ASH Milwaukee is rated 4.1 stars by 147 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.