One of my favorites in MKE! Never disappoints. Good apps, good selection and good service! Great lighting too :)
The service, wine, and food were excellent.
There were only 2 tables occupied. The salmon dish is served well-done so order appropriately.
Went for brunch. 25.00 bottomless Mimosas + a Brunch Entree. Service was great, our waiter was very attentive - especially with the bottomless mimosas. Not too noisy so we were able to enjoy a good conversation. Atmosphere and ambiance were spot on. Would definitely come back and most certainly recommend!
Great food, excellent service and cool vibe. Great plates for sharing and nice choice of cocktails.
We went on Saturday around 8:15p. While the food was excellent, the service was horrible. Our poor waitress was very kind but clearly overwhelmed. We saw her twice over the course of two hours and one of those times was to complain that it was taking over a half hour to get our salmon caesar salad. The restaurant made that right by removing the salad from the bill and giving us a 25% discount, but the experience was very poor.
The host at the front was very rude, we came early and when we asked if our table was ready he just threw his hands in the air and went, "No, not yet okay?" We waited 25 minutes past our original reservation and when I flagged him again he adopted a very exasperated tone and said something to the effect of, "Okay, listen, we are really busy but I'll go check to see if anything is available."
This place has a definite morale problem, I just wish the service was as good as the food.
Showed up for our reservation and was seated almost immediately. Comfortable environment, mood lighting away from the bar. We ordered off their small plate menu and all the dishes were great. Highly recommend the Gorgonzola goat cheese. Would definitely come back to try their entrees.
Swig was great for drinks, food, and most importantly their service. Our waiter Tom was awesome and had a great sense of humor. This place was perfect for our girls day out and I plan on visiting Swig again in the future.
Great casual chic vibe. Calvin our server was awesome.
This was our second trip to Swig within a 3 week time period. It is a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The appetizers and the small plates offer a great variety of foods without having to spend a lot on one main entre and limiting your variety. Eric was our server and did a great job...attentive but not hovering!
The crab cakes were the best we have had. We will be back.
Another great experience at Swig. Food was wonderful and well presented. Our server, Calvin, was excellent - very attentive and always smiling . Looking forward to our next visit!
We had a few friends in town and picked Swig for it's excellent 3rd ward location, but really hadn't been there in a long time after they dropped some of our favorite dishes (seared ahi tuna and beef skewers small plates). We were happy that we tried them again. The food and the service (Calvin) was excellent! We shared 6-7 small plates (crab cakes, short ribs, snap peas to name a few), all of which were excellent as was the salted caramel dessert. We'll be back.
We were sat in the very back of the restaurant where the lighting was very poor and right next to the restrooms, the first thing we noticed was how uncomfortably warm it was and continued to fan ourselves with our menus while our waiting to be greeted by our server. It took over 10 mins for us to be greeted by Kalvin (who told us it’s spelt with a K) and when he took our drink order I was the only one who ordered wine and it took almost another 10 mins to get the pinot noir that I ordered and a few more minutes after that before he took our initial food order. We ordered 3 small plates to share as an appetizer and those took a very long time to arrive. My entree arrived to the table about 4-5 mins after my friends entrees arrived and I also ordered a second glass of wine, this time a rosé to enjoy with my salmon entree. Unfortunately the server didn’t deliver that until I was 2 bites away from finishing my entree.
Food was very good!! A++ actually!
Kalvin however just seemed distracted and too rushed. Timing and execution we’re very poor in my opinion. Despite not delivering food/drinks timely, Kalvin was very charismatic and always smiling when at the table.
My biggest complaint was how uncomfortable it was to be seated at the back of the restaurant with poor overhead lighting and it being so warm that sweat beaded on my forehead while I was trying to enjoy the visit.
This is my second time visiting Swig and I’m 50/50 on whether I’d come back.
This was a birthday dinner. We were promptly seated and tended to throughout our meal. At the end of our meal we were offered complimentary champagne for my birthday, was a great surprise!
My Girlfriend and I came for her Birthday. Neither of us had been before but it came highly recommended by friends, and we absolutely loved it. It was a prefect romantic evening. The ambience was on point. The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back.
Swig is our favorite restaurant in Milwaukee. While we really enjoy many others, Swig has nailed 5/5 on service, ambiance, and most importantly, the food . . . on every single visit. Their signature small plates, salads and entrees with seafood really set them apart.
On the outside it looks to be a very nice place for a dinner date. When it came down to the food, it ended up being pretty meh. Nothing spectacular about the food, definitely a disconnect between the preimum pricing and the quality of the the food on the table. Of the 4 small plates we ordered only one was really rave worthy. The others were intended to be twists on the standard small plate fare you find, but the execution of each fell short. No distinct curry flavor in the chicken curry won ton, the smoked salmon stack was marginal at best. The brie was ok, but ok is the best you can call it.
We love stopping at Swig for a bite to eat and a drink before a show at the Riverside or Pabst. Parking is seldom an issue.
It was very easy to make a reservation. We were seated promptly. The Service was wonderful. The food was very good. We enjoyed ourselves.
Swig does not dissapoint: great food and cocktail, nice ambience and location, solid service!
Delicious salads, excellent coffee, solid service, desserts to die for. But...I’d like at least one smaller dessert option: two sugar cookies w one scoop of lemon or lime or raspberry sorbet. This would balance the entree and allow the diner a bit of sweet without feeling overfed.
We were fortunate to have SWIg recommended by the concierge at the Pfister. Swig is easy distance from major hotels downtown. Our waiter was new to Swig but experienced and very helpful. Glad we found Swig.
Chicken curry wontons were amazing! Good drinks too.
Great place, food and service. We were there for apps, and they were delicious. Berry bruschetta and black bean burger app.
Food was good. Great romantic ambiance. Waitress did nice job. No bread with the pasta? Meals plenty but for the price I would expect a side or salad.
Great small plate offerings. A front table overlooking the sidewalk below was great for people watching. Service(by Kim) was courteous and well-paced, allowing us to easily make the theater.
Took my grandma here for her birthday. We both LOVED the scones. I loved the bean cakes so much we ordered them twice. Delish!
Went for brunch, left hungry. Drinks were not good. Food was something just not much of it. Pricey.
Always love coming here! Our server Kaylee was amazing :)
We always have a very nice time at Swig when we go out. We have some picky eaters and adventurous eaters in our group, and yet they always love it. The ambiance of Swig is so cozy and romantic! The staff is very accommodating and friendly as well.
Food was great! Our server was SUPERB! He knew the menu, served us with a smile and had a great personality
We came for a pre-theater dinner, and it was wonderful. The chicken wrapped around cheese was perfectly cooked and had a fine delicate flavor. The salmon was bolder, but delicious. the service was outstanding: attentive without being pushy. We had time enough for a shared chocolate dessert that was rich (neither of us could have eaten it alone) and of a tantalizing texture.
Great salmon also bean cakes were very good. Great fireplace too
The goat cheese with roasted red peppers and baguettes was AMAZING as well as the soy ginger infused Brussels sprouts. Our server Calvin gave great recommendations for drinks,appetizers as well as entrees.
Swig is offers a wonderful variety of fresh and well presented food. The ambience and location is outstanding.
Delicious meal, quick service, great atmosphere! A little spendy, but not more than you’d expect downtown! Highly recommend!
Amazing as usual! I went with a large group for my birthday and we had a great time. Delicious food and impeccable service!
We had a party of six, great service at the bar and at the table. Everyone enjoyed the apps , entrees and drinks. A good time was had by all!
The restaurant was clearly built with no expense spared. The Ambiance was phenomenal, all the decorations down to the lightbulbs creates a wonderful atmosphere; we especially enjoyed the authentic fireplace build into the wall near the entrance. The food was pretty good despite scarce menu, but then again, it’s clear that this is a place meant for drinks, which in our experience left us underwhelmed. The drinks ordered themselves were decent drinks, however we waited at least 10 minutes for two simple drinks which seemed ridiculous. Our server, while pleasant, showed a deficit in attentive care, as water glasses weren’t refilled and there was a noticeable lack of care it seemed towards our group.