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ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate, Milwaukee, WI

ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate

4.5
4.5
356 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
ARIA serves Artisanal American Cuisine steeped in the culinary tradition of the Midwest. Located in Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, this downtown Milwaukee restaurant and meeting place features a locally inspired seasonal menu that incorporates the best local ingredients, with cuisine inspired by Wisconsin and its European ancestry. The comfortable art-filled dining room provides the perfect environment to connect, relax and celebrate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 270-4422

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Paul Funk

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available. Please contact bradypankow@saintkatearts.com and emmapohl@saintkatearts.com to learn more.

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    Water Street and Kilbourn Avenue

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 356 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Milwaukee

    Hot Spot

  • Milwaukee

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  1. R

    Roberta

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a very good waiter. He was friendly and efficient. We had the Big Boy with fries and a glass of wine. I know that food prices has gone up considerably, but $18 for a burger I thought was a bit pricy. The wine was expensive too. I know I was paying for a beautiful restaurant in a very beautiful hotel.
  2. SW

    SueW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server did a terrific job especially considering we had a couple special menu requests that the kitchen struggled with a bit. Everything was lovely and delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fabulous thanksgivings dinner
  4. t

    theaternight

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good, ordered appetizers, each was very good. The burrata salad was outstanding. Our waitress was exceptional.
  5. EJ

    EdwardJ

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out to a play
  6. J

    John

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The setting was really nice. Live music and outlook on the city is ideal. The food was pretty good. I had the house smoke salmon carbonara - it could’ve used more sauce/or a sauce for that matter. My girlfriend had the broast-ish chicken dish, which was cooked perfectly (I had some as well). However, the service was terrible. I believe the waiter may have been overwhelmed - but she was non-existent during our dining experience. We went the last half of our meal without water.
  7. m

    monarchos

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed our diners.. salmon dish was very flavorful! Service was good.. never felt rushed and had a nice leisurely dining experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. I love the lounge atmosphere. I love the gym lighting and the decor very nice
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was disappointing for the price point. Sea bass was bland and over cooked. Carbonara was dry. Ambience was quiet and cozy, our server was attentive; however, I will look for another place to dine before shows in the future.
  10. NF

    NataliaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant environment, nice music, excelent food, with good view of downtown.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food for a girls weekend in Milwaukee. Always nice to have great dining in your hotel. The bar too gave us one last nightcap before heading to bed. Hotel felt like a mini vacation!
  12. n

    nonmom

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Alex made our birthday celebration special. Thank you!
  13. L

    Lorna

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Aria before and were looking forward to a good meal; however, the food was just average and overpriced. Sorry to see this change. Service, ambience including a guitar player were very nice.
  14. EB

    ErickaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Ashley, is amazing! She was very attentive, patient, kind and fun! The host and all of the staff we encountered were also great with positive and upbeat demeanor. The ambiance was lovely. There was even a guitarist.
  15. l

    lisak7001

    Milwaukee

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had dinner here last night with another couple. The men got the lamb chops and my friend and I each had the sea bass and the boar ragu. The lamb chops were very good but they didn’t come with enough of the sauce. Both men complained about the lack of sauce. The sea bass was dry and the smoked yogurt topping wasn’t appealing. Overall a very underwhelming entree. The. Oar ragu was also disappointing. It was basically a heaping of boar meet on top of some plain polenta. I didn’t bother even trying to finish it. The salads, soups and appetizers were all very good but once again they go very light on the dressings. The atmosphere is nice. We would come here again if we were going to the theatre but would never choose to come here otherwise. There are just too many better choices in Milwaukee.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place and great food
  17. MO

    MikeOK

    Milwaukee

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deviled eggs and Big Boy hamburgers...all the food groups!
  18. m

    missiskorn

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Saturday night 6:45pm reservations. Wait staff seemed to be newish but we had excellent service and Chef prepared everything to our expectation. Waitress suggested an excellent seasonal cocktail, too. Setting/acoustics was great, so conversation was easy. Guitar music was just the right thing, not too loud and appropriate for the room size.
  19. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so impressed with our overall experience! The food was great & Nicole, our server, was spectacular!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and drink and amazing service
  21. SE

    SamsEats

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great find! While staying at the St. Kate hotel we dined at Aria and really enjoyed our experience. Our server was friendly, fun and perfectly attentive. Cocktails were delicious and so was our meal. My wife had the Salsa Verde salmon and I had the Broast-ish chicken. The dessert flight is not to be missed. Highly recommend.
  22. FG

    FifiGrune

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a 6:00 reservation and ordered drinks shortly after we were seated. We ordered dinner about 15 minutes later. We did not see out food until 7:00 which gave us a short time to enjoy it because we had an 8:00 concert. Our food was good, i guess i just felt a little rushed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was very expensive but small portions and not cooked the way I requested.
  24. DY

    DyanY

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal with a dear friend before a performance from the Florentine Opera. Delicious mussels and traditional Wisconsin Fish and Chips! Great food. Great drinks. Great atmosphere.
  25. MB

    MickiB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and excellent service. Never have had a less than wonderful experience at Aria.
  26. C

    Ceeng

    Milwaukee

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashley was our server and gave us all the time we needed to enjoy our dinner. The cocktails were very good, and we liked the cheese and charcuterie app a lot. The chicken and dumpling soup was perfect and flavorful and the bacon slab salad tasty. My ragu was delicious and I got to enjoy the rest of it the next day. Our sea bass was cooked perfectly and seasoned well. Great meal, wonderful server! We’ll be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went there for my birthday last night, our server was amazing and brought me some of the most delicious deserts (she brought me all three for my birthday!) that I’ve ever had. Love the flair on classic desserts and food.
  28. WC

    WinquoCG

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very expensive. Hanger steak served on top of the frites which made them soggy- I like them crisp. Meat was not as tender as some. My friend ordered the salmon- they brought her plate, then 5 minutes later brought another identical plate saying they only gave her 1/2 her entree the 1st time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We took friends to Aria in March of 2022 and had a very good experience. Our experience last night was the complete opposite. Ashley S, our waitress was very unresponsive from taking our drink orders until delivering our meal. In fact, we ordered an appetizer that she never delivered ( we weren’t billed for it either). We waited close to 30 minutes to receive our second drink. Ashley appeared to be in a very bad mood as she barely smiled the entire time she served us. She did not charge us for the second drink. She said that a private party going on outside of the restaurant was the reason for such poor service. The inside of the restaurant did not seem to be overly busy. I did notice the hostess last night was very friendly and seemed to be working very hard. The same could not be said for Ashley. I will probably go to some other restaurant the next time we attend a play in theatres next to Aria.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great. Especially the Sunday champagne brunch. Prices are fair the food is outstanding and service was exemplary when we were up there for dinner one evening as well as for the Sunday champagne brunch. The live music is a nice addition and the surroundings are well Appointed and comfortable. The food selections are outstanding and there are many great surprising taste. The food at the Buffay on Sunday brunch was excellent and always very fresh and piping hot. Can’t wait to go back again. All our servers as well as the whole store outstanding but a special shout out to I believe her name was Hannah. Great dinner & great brunch in a beautiful hotel!!
  31. B

    Birthday1024

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drink with lovely attentive service
  32. n

    null

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The baked goat cheese with tomato jam was delicious and unusual as was the burrata salad with arugula, avocados, oranges, pistachios and olives. The striped sea bass had delicious accompaniments but is not as good as the more expensive Chilean sea bass.
  33. CR

    CherylR

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Waitress was nice but delivered the wrong dish to my boyfriend and then took away my wine before I was done. I enjoyed my Salad and Sea Bass however my boyfriend was unhappy with his salmon. It was heavy on the cabbage and lacked flavor. The ambiance was very nice and overall we enjoyed our dinner out.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    Fish fry over priced. Greasy. Potato pancakes were just fried potatoes. Disappointing. I am Wisconsin born and know a great fish fry. This isn’t one of them.
  35. CH

    CarolH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We loved the St Kate. It was perfect as a dinner destination preceding a play at the Quadracci Theater. The menu is not huge put the food was delicious. Our server, Nicole, was excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
  36. c

    core4lv

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers were good. Hangar steak was tough. Dessert. Pistachio ice cream was very hard. It was scooped previously and placed in freezer. Chocolate mouse/fudge was good. Slab salad was good. Slab of bacon was thick but needed more flavor.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, and having a MOWA art exhibit next to the restaurant added to the experience. Great for a night out with friends or a date night.
  38. F

    Frederick

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Went to Aria after hearing great things about the restaurant; however; we left feeling mediocre about the experience. The menu looked incredible, but ultimately left us desiring something more. The charcuterie board wasn’t explained to us so we had no idea what meats and cheeses accompanied the pickled vegetables and jams. The burrata salad felt one dimensional and boring. Lastly the duck wasn’t offered a recommended temperature and came our over cooked and grey while the pasta for the salmon carbonera was mushy and not the silky smooth carbonera one thinks of. The cocktails were fantastic, the atmosphere was great and the service was accommodating and polite.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I had eaten here once before and loved the food and experience. Had high expectations coming again but left disappointed. Of the entrees our group tried from the Dine Out Milwaukee fixed menu, we were each relatively disappointed: flavor, texture, degree of underdone or overdone. Sorry to say I likely won’t return.
  40. FL

    FoodLover

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!! We had the salmon, ceasar salad and berry tart.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate is rated 4.5 stars by 356 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 16 times today
Google Map for ARIA - The Restaurant at Saint Kate

139 E Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Water Street and Kilbourn Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Paul Funk

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 270-4422

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available. Please contact bradypankow@saintkatearts.com and emmapohl@saintkatearts.com to learn more.

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