The Knick

4.5
1552 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Come enjoy an upbeat, contemporary dining experience at one of Milwaukee's favorite restaurants. The Knick offers an exciting menu and great nightly specials. A big city feel with friendly service, we offer an unique specialty drink menu and feature over 60 different vodkas from around the world. Enjoy our homemade desserts or a "Great Maltini" as a nightcap after a night on the town. End your weekend with our fabulous brunch and indulge with our signature "Queen Mary".

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrettO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Great food, yet somehow they got 3/4 orders wrong and it was very loud. Server was not very good and it was just a headache. Great great food just order takeout.

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KathleenD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Salmon is delicious add were all the seafood entrees we enjoyed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Colleen is not friendly and a guy sat down uninvited!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, quiet place. Our server, Nick was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food & service was okay, nothing special

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ElleH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great-food was even better. The Ahi tuna tartare was so delicious!

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Slow
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Took 15 minutes for a server to come to our table after we were seated. Had to get Host to have someone come over. After server arrived (Nick), we was very apologetic and tried to get our food out quickly. Food was delivered by a runner, but we had to wait for clean silverware to be available before we could begin eating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is amazing! Make sure you ask for Alyson!

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vipJack
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience2

Two waiters working very hard to please everyone.
Hostess manager ( i guess)wondering around not helping the situation at all. No bartender. Everything was a long wait as the two waiters were working franticly to help everyone. We ran out of time before the food came and took it to go.
I have been to the Knick many times but, this is the worst and I won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor was amazing!!

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LauraH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole experience was fabulous. Good food, good service

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AlexanderE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the outdoor seating. With people there it was energetic but not deafening, and after they left we had to whole deck to ourselves for half an hour. Best of both worlds.

The food was just good, but the drinks and the view made it a great experience overall. And the staff was so kind and courteous. Definitely recommend.

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JudyL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and drink options during Happy Hour. Great value.

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Zimbelman
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The waiter forgot silverware for our appetizer
The steak was undercooked and we could not eat it
The dessert was a cream brûlée and the middle was cold and the sugar on top could be peeled off
It was 100$ and was very disappointed in the entirety of the steak dinner, could not eat it.

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limey48
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely seating outside in the glass enclosure. We enjoyed wine and cocktails. The food was very good and the server friendly and efficient.

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MaryS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to the Knick many times and have always had excellent food. However, this time the quiche was not as good. Shell slightly burnt in spots and could not find asparagus or mushrooms. Other than that everything was great.

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CarieJ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

I made reservations for a date out with my husband. Drove 45 minutes to come into Milwaukee. When we arrived we were brought out to the patio although there was room inside. It was both cold on my feet and hot from overhead. We were alone on the patio which I guess was fine but the chairs looked like we were at an ice cream shop and it had none of the ambiance of sitting inside. Very disappointing, especially when there were open tables indoors AND had reservations. We had the bacon wrapped scallops which were seared perfectly. My husband had the pork chop which was alright and I had the salmon. Curry couscous was quite bland. I had high hopes for the lobster bisque but it was indiscernible. Overall, I’m sorry to say it was a disappointing experience. You were recommended by a friend, the pics online looked like the ambiance would make a perfect date night setting and the menu looked interesting. Our waitress Jessica was great- poor thing had to walk all the way out to us for no reason. Unfortunately, I can’t imagine a return visit.

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karenc
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was some of the best we’ve ever had! (Scallops, tuna tar-tar, braised ribs). Service was friendly and en pointe! The building and location are great but the table set up could be a bit more interesting. Likely due to Covid-related changes. Will definitely be back!!

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EdmundsM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch with relatives from Chicago

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service is merely ok. Too bad.

JB
vipJamesB
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They ran out of ice cream so couldn’t make our brandy Alexander dessert drink😢

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limey48
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were the only guests seated in the glassed in enclosure, with heaters keeping us comfortable. Service was friendly and efficient, our server checking in on us appropriately. We enjoyed fresh and delicious salad entrees, followed by extremely generous portions of Brandy Alexander for dessert and coffee.

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Karen
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable experience in food quality and comfortable space to dine at any time of day.

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Cyclone14
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Have eaten at The Knick probably 6-7 times over the years. Go there in part for the ambiance, and also for the good food.

We were set out on their heated "patio" this time, and it was not good. Very noisy, hard to hear conversations, and a concrete floor is not why we come to The Knick. Waitress did the minimal amount to serve us...another waitress at tables next to us visited those tables several times, vs. ours who visited to (non-enthusiastically) take our order, bring drinks, bring food, and bring bill. And that was about it.

Food was excellent. We would go back, but will insist on being inside.

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LaurynK
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Knick is always a great spot for brunch. Great service and food at reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was great, our server was a bit disappointing. She forgot one of our first drinks but didn’t come back to ask what it was until the other 2 were already made. We would have put an appetizer in right when the drinks were dropped off but then didn’t take that order until the drink that was forgotten was made. After dinner we wanted to order some type of dessert hut had to ask for the dessert menu ourselves. Nothing looked appealing so we decided to share an alcoholic ice cream drink. We put the order in and she brought us extra bowls for it, but after all that she came back to tell us there was no more ice cream left.
Food and drinks were tasty throughout, but service was lacking

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ShannonO
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not worth the price. Biscuits were hard French toast was not good. The potato’s had no flavor and hard

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vipAubie1989
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A neighborhood gem. One of the places I keep coming back to!

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sueb
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very accommodating and attentive as we had special needs people in our party.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Eating here was a hot mess. Started with the host who wouldn’t look up at me. He then said under his breath that I would have to wait an hour after telling him I had a reservation. I asked him to repeat himself as I didn’t fully hear him and another stepped in and said I would have to wait an hour. I said again, but I have a reservation. They found me a table outside. It was extremely HOT as the heater was blowing full blast. I asked for the heat to be tuned off as it was extremely uncomfortable. She said she couldn’t but opened a window (another customer got up and closed it *eye roll*) Heater was eventually turned off after complaints from others. Total lack of friendliness from waitress. Food was underwhelming for the cost. I was friendly and polite the entire time but wanted to scream inside. 🙄 Will not return.

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Spike
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've gone to the Knickerbocker Hotel for brunch many times over 2 decades. Food was always excellent and service always great. I love their corned beef hash! Plus they have gluten free toast. We liked eating out on their patio/sunroom.

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CarissaD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We had a 7 o’clock reservation and we walked in 10min to and the host hardly greeted us and just kind of said “uhhh this is our only table” and it was in the middle of hustle and bustle and not even set. Our waiter was friendly but hardly checked in on us. Our food was good/okay. Nothing to rave about. Our menus were dirty with food and stains on them. Didn’t seem very clean at all. Don’t recommend and probably won’t go back. Just very unwelcoming. Almost walked out before ordering food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Great food. Service was very slow.

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vipGolfer
Milwaukee
102 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent food and service I was a pleasure to die in here particularly during this tough period of time

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, great food, great dessert, great service!

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vipMolly
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat in the outdoor/ patio area which was nice and toasty with the heaters going. And it wasn’t as crowded as the main part of the restaurant so that was a plus. Great service and great meal.

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vipDiscriminating
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The atmosphere was lacking, but the food was quite good for lunch. We had a patty-melt and a salad. Maybe eating outside in the summertime would provide a nicer atmosphere, as the inside was mediocre and uninviting. Pretty much no ambiance to draw me back there. If they would make it cozy, warm, and attractive I would reconsider.

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AdairaW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overall wasn’t a bad dining experience burger was really good

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foodie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food overall. Would recommend.

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MatthewE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

I understand COVID is putting a clamp on what's normal for the restaurant business. But when I make a reservation for your well-furnished restaurant, I expect to be seated at a table that qualifies as such. That was not the case for the anniversary dinner my partner and I attempted to enjoy last Saturday night. Upon arrival, after giving the time and name for my reservation, I was told the only tables available were "outside" in their enclosed patio. Thankfully the space was heated, but being seated outside the restaurant on plastic-covered metal chairs was a far cry from the ambience we expected to enjoy while dining. For the price you're paying to eat the (admittedly excellent) food, taking a reservation to seat someone outside your walls is poor service.

FAQs

The Knick does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Knick also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 272-0011.

The Knick is rated 4.5 stars by 1552 OpenTable diners.

The Knick does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.theknickrestaurant.com/giftcards/.

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.