The Knick

4.6
1522 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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vipGolfer
Milwaukee
102 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
14 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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vipKren
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.

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FoodGoddess
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy was great! Wonderful value and service was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was great and our server was very sweet, but the service was horrible. The amount of time it took to order our drinks, receive our drinks and order our food was disappointing. I love dining at the Knick, so I am hoping we caught them on a bad day.

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Radgrrl
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

In these times of Covid-19, it was wonderful to be able to dine out at the Knick. We sat out on the enclosed porch with space heaters overhead. It was very cozy. Our service was excellent and the food was very good, as always. Ambience was fun, considering that it is winter and with the pandemic, things have to be a certain way. We were very happy and plan to return soon.

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surfkansas
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch -- wonderful service -- always enjoy meeting at 'The Knick.'

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foodie02
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Ambience and food was good; honestly my experience would have been much better if our waitress was more formal and professional. She was odd about bringing a new drink (the one I ordered I did not like and asked for it changed politely and if possible) but did and then seemed to avoid our table the rest of the night. Over explained a lot such as workplace drama and policies instead of "let me check." What was the most off putting was when she asked if we wanted our dessert to go...? Which to me translates to get the heck out. Then pulled out our forks for dessert and handed them to us to take from her hands, not set them..... on the table? She almost poked my eye. I wouldn't even expect this service at Applebee's but especially not a formal nice restaurant. I would maybe come back to sit at the bar but it's not worth dining here if it means getting this service again. I will be telling others to stay away.

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AmyV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The selection on the menu was great. Our party of 7 found someing we each enjoyed. Pricing was good. Happy hour drinks were priced right and delicious. Our server was a missing at a couple key moments. It was a birthday and she didnt bring an item back to the table we asked for. Otherwise, it was a nice dinner experience

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall it was a good experience however the service wasn't very good. Very slow and I think we had other servers check in on us more than our actual server. Food was great though and all in all it was a good time

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vipFavorite
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While this restaurant has been around for quite a while, I still consider it a hidden gem because people often forget about it. I love the atmosphere, lighting is soothing, people are always nice and service is efficient. The food is consistent and always very good. Salads are unmatched in the Milwaukee area in my opinion. Portions are large and quality is very good. If you haven’t visited in a while, you should make it a point to stop in!

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, and overall experience was great.

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CKatz
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Knick has never once failed to meet my expectations or desire for a delicious and comfortable brunch, lunch, or dinner. Unbelievable, every time, every occasion. Robust menu, great food, exceptional happy hour, and accountable service. Chillin', datin', pre-gamin', The Knick accommodates and does it with proper class. Well done!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sat outside in heated patio. Temperature was warm and tables were far enough away. Food arrived in 15 minutes. Server was good

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vipToddB
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Seated near people that didn't wear masks

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Hun1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice variety on the menu with great presentation and excellent taste

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JamesM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really appreciated the heated, outdoor patio. I had the goat cheese omelette for Sunday Brunch, which I highly recommend. Our server, Cassie, was personable, knowledgeable and fun. I will come here again.

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Ashley
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was nice, the waitress wore her mask properly the entire time, my meal was delicious. All around a great experience.

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved The Knick! Eric was our bartender and he gave outstanding service, very prompt and efficient and made my birthday evening so much fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem near the art museum. Our party is five had New Year's Day brunch and everything was spectacular... from the beverages to the meals to the service. Banana Bread French Toast and the Chorizo Biscuits and Gravy were standouts.

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mjh21
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second year in a row celebrating NYE at The Knick hotel. Because of covid, we decided to stay in and get dinner at the hotel. We both ordered NY strips & they were amazing! We kept talking about how good our meal was the next day. Our server was great & down to earth. We will be back! ♥️

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GenC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Made a reservation and a table wasn’t even ready at 8:30pm. No point in making a reservation. Waited till 9:15 and just ate at the bar instead. Pretty sure both hosts forgot that we even checked in/ about us because I saw two tables open up at 9 and they didn’t approach us at all to seat us.

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vipVictoria
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening on New Year’s Eve - not only was the service excellent and the food delicious, all the COVID precautions were in place and we’re so glad we went there!

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RobS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, seating was quick, and the service was good!

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vipBethanyW
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for my friends birthday and had a wonderful time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Poor, crabby service. Too bad - otherwise would have been good.

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CAM27
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb experience! The Knick has a classic vibe with a modern twist that is welcomed by all diners. The drinks, the food and service were too rate. Absolutely recommend The Knick for your next dining experience!

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vipLuv2eat
Milwaukee
104 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Knick Never Disappoints. Repeat dinner and each occasion was delightful, service attentive, the food is thoughtfully prepared, reasonable priced too! Local, neighborhood place frequented by many. If visiting the art museum or local galleries, give this place a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food, awesome service. Never too busy. The ambiance is classy but casual - perfect for brunch with the squad or a date night with bae.

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tess
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the patio and location; Happy hour is a great value

AM
AmyM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, creative meals
Outstanding location and environment
Friendly, attentive staff

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KellyH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and setting were wonderful.

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surfkansas
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location -- good food -- great service. Especially nice when outdoor dining is available. Will return.

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 4.6 stars by 1522 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.