The Tin Fox

4.1
71 reviews
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Wisconsin is home to an intriguing variety of native produce, high-quality meats and cheeses, and a vast array of craft beers. Our New American fare is influenced by classic tastes, blended with rich flavors borrowed from our culturally-diverse landscape. Stop by and try Chef Justice Neal's latest seasonal dishes—our table is your table.
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TD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Chicken was too salty! Three out of eight complained about that. Most said they would not go back. Service was very good but they need some work on the menu. It was half price wine so that helped!

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CH
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The is always excellent and the service is even better. It's refreshing to go to a neighborhood restaurant that is completely gluten-aware. Thanks for that guys!

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B
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The small plates and lamb were fantastic the pasta was poorly made too al dente too much garlic not enough salt.

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MK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The only thing I didn't like was the TV on and kind of loud in an otherwise quiet place. But loved the food and service

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M
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great! Server was very attentive. Good for kids. Banana pancakes were great. Glad to have such a delicious vegan option.

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch! The pancake battered cheese curds will change your life.

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OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a table for eleven for brunch and it worked out perfectly. Food and service was excellent. Will definately return when in Madison again.

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AC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Mother’s Day. Excellent service and food.

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JL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tin fox was very accommodating to my large group. We had to adjust the numbers several times. The food was delicious and the service prompt. I will go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, severs came by filled my wife's water, left the other 3 unfilled. Then came filled my coffee, left hers empty. Food was served to wrong table (all 4 dishes) then 2 taken back to kitchen. Then 2 from kitchen brought to our table, and remaining 2 taken from their table and given to us. Poor service decisions to say the least. Food worth returning for, but overall experience left something to be desired. Came for mother's day, no mention of"happy mother's day" or "are you celebrating mother's day today?" Seemed kind of detached.

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J
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Mostly meat and pork options so if you prefer seafood and fish this is NOT your place. Great beer selection on tap.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The plate sizes were great for sharing in a group and the food was delicious. The cocktails were a little expensive but very tasty.

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AC
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please, please put acoustic tile over the tin ceiling. You don't have to shout, but it's getting there. Otherwise, this is a really good restaurant, and worth the price.

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MF
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tin Fox has become one of my husband and mine favorite restaurants. The inside is warm, welcoming and very comfortable. The mini-lights in the windows really help in upgrade the atmosphere from a pub to a more romantic dinner establishment. The food is spectacular in preparation, attention to detail, presentation and of course taste. Very high end creation of farm to table items with the freshest of ingredients. The chef has the ability to combine ingredients that if taken alone one would never think of putting in the dishes he is creating, however, when the dishes are finished it's like magic as it all comes together and the little undertones of each ingredient work perfectly. We started with the pork belly small plate, the fig and apple salad, and for dinner we had the lamb chops and scallops entrees. All was enjoyed and sadly there was no room for one of their house made deserts. You get a fine dining experience in a very comfortable, casual setting that just works.

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JO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Scallops and steak were both outstanding. Great mdrinks/mixologist too.

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i
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great selection of beer and cocktails, and a variety of food options for everyone’s tastes. We got the largest cheese board and really enjoyed it. Great service and a fun ambiance made it a great experience as well.

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DB
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, but the food was just mediocre. The best thing on the menu is the maple cheese curds! I'd go back for those, but the entrees leave a bit to be desired. The menu has great prices and the wine and beverages are pretty extensive.

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TH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and it was a great place to enjoy our anniversary dinner. The food is amazing and have already recommended my friends try it. The pancake battered cheese curds were my favorite!

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SL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Maybe it was because it was Easter morning, but I was left feeling disappointed. First I have to say that the wait staff was excellent! The pancake battered cheese curds were delicious and that is where the good meal ends. It took over an hour for our food to arrive and when it came it was a huge disappointment. My two eggs over easy were hard and slightly burnt. The toast was dry and not even cut; just two slices of toast tossed onto the plate. The home fries were well-seasoned but too salty. I will try The Tin Fox again in the hope that the regular menu will be better prepared than the Easter brunch.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was less than spectacular

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WL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I would recommend Tin Fox with information about my experience with my recommendation. Two of us had salmon which was good once cooked additional time. Two people had ribs which were full of gristle and without much meat. The slaw that accompanied it was sort of unpalatable, although the potatoes were good. Our server was attentive. The service was relatively fast although when we asked for our salmon to be cooked longer it took long enough that the two with ribs were almost done eating by the time we were served again. This was not the servers fault, but the kitchens if anyone's. We had the dense chocolate cake for dessert which was good.
I'm not sure I will go back unless I know exactly what I'm ordering. The first time I was there was during restaurant week and the food was very good which is why I was interested in trying it again.

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D
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I liked the decor and the feel of the restaurant.
My salmon was good, could have used a few more different vegetables with it.
My husbands ribs were not great and he did not love the sauce.
Everything was presented very well.

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MQ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was high quality, just not hot enough.
It was not crowded so the food should have been piping hot

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M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, the food and service was good. However, I did not feel that anything we had was worth the price that was charged.

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m
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Neighborhood place, would like to be able to recommend it more. But three tries (dinner), and I'm done with the food. A lot of beets and other cliche dishes and ingredients--brussels sprouts, burrata, cheese board etc.--done better elsewhere. Dull food.

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MP
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fabulous. Homemade pasta was divine and the octopus marvelous! Service was very slow,, though. They may have been short staffed. Will try it again!

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great GF options! Loved the cheese curds and the short rib.

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L
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fig Salad is enough reason to go to the Tin Fox. But so is the risotto. There are also plenty of items to choose from that are gluten-free. No need to fret Jac's closing, because Tin Fox has you covered if you have celiac including a separate fryer. The night I went (Tuesday) was quiet, service was excellent and food was terrific. They will be changing their menu for the spring season but luckily the fig salad will remain.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Thursday date night is a great deal. Highly recommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to Tin Fox on a Saturday night for my son's birthday. We reserved on Open Table and got a nice table by the bay window. The waitress was a little "green" but attentive. The drinks were a bit pricy. We opened with crispy, fried chicken skins (my husband HAD to try: interesting!) and the buratta - wonderful mix of flavors but could have used a few more pieces of baguette. My son's beef short ribs were the best we have ever had and the veggie risotto was delicious. My salmon was a bit crispy on top and tasted a little fishy. We enjoyed the ambiance and will return to try other dishes.

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OT
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing place. Great ambiance, drinks, and food. A pretty eclectic menu but everything was fantastic. Will do here again for sure!

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AC
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A revolution from the previous owners. Night and day as far as the quality of the food (the duck breast!). What they should do to make it a really great experience is to install sound-deadening panels on the ceiling and other sound absorbing material along the walls. When the joint gets really jumping, it is very hard to hold a reasonable conversation, like so many other local restaurants. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

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SS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot on Monroe street. Parking is somewhat of an issue. However the food was really good. Duck, duck, goose and short ribs were awesome. The flourless chocolate cake the best we have ever had, not too sweet and on the lighter side. Just perfect. Our Server was very nice and attentive without being intrusive. The wine list not extensive but well chosen. This will be a regular spot for us. Great job.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly and prompt. Beer was in hand within minutes, and there was no significant wait for nibbles or entrees. Beer prices were a bit high, but the cost was made up for by the ample serving sizes for all the food.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot - warm welcoming environment, good beer and wine selection, and food exceeded expectations. Maybe a bit more pricey than some pub-type places but the food made it well worthwhile. We were there on a Friday night at peak time and it was not crowded or noisy; we were able to have a long conversation without feeling pressure to vacate the table. I suspect that will change as word gets out.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute place, good food, good for groups

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

These folks are well-meaning amateurs. Food was poorly prepared and served room temperature. Had to work hard to get a glass of water. Maybe if they work hard they can bring it around.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is so so great! Love the menu. Finer dining food with a very casual and non-pretentious atmosphere. No need to dress up! Super friendly and attentive staff (family owned and operated). Ambiance could be a little better- but overall We loved it! We will definitely be back with friends and family!

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was extremely slow and our bill was screwed up. The food was underwelming, was bland and not very flavorful. I had prawns that were only partially cooked. We were disappointed because the ambience was great.

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PR
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife is gluten free and its always a challenge to find great gluten free food. Their flourless chocolate cake is the best one I've ever had, not as dense like fudge as all the others. It it outstanding and well worth it.

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