The Knick

4.4
1730 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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TammyC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My reservations were set for 5:15 and we were seated immediately. Unfortunately, several open booths were said to have been reserved; we were seated on the patio. It was not what I had anticipated, and I was slightly disappointed that we were not able to be seated at a booth. Had I known it was possible to reserve this type of seating, I would have done so.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but the portions were small for the price. Also are server had a bit of an attitude and was just OK.

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Jerry
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional staff and quality food !! Great Value !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been a while since we dined at the Knick, and we were going to a performance at the Marcus so what better time than to have dinner at the Knick. It was wonderful!! The food, service, and ambiance was excellent! Definitely coming back soon! Thanks!!

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the prosciutto omelette, the salmon omelette, and the corned beef hash. The food was amazing. The only hiccup was that we had to wait a while for our drinks and the food came out before we were given silverware and napkins. Otherwise we are in the heated balcony are with a beautiful view.

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RalphK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food from creative recipes, but a little bland.

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DaveF
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had the crab cakes which were light on the crab (no lump), but still tasty. Also had the jambalaya with shrimp and sausage which was quite good.

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vipRexG
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food , good wine selection, excellent service, very nice and quiet

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CindyA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Any restaurant is difficult for people who wear hearing aids (IMHO), and this was true at the Knick when all the tables were full. We enjoyed our brunch, but my husband never got the milk he ordered, and it took too long to get the ketchup we requested. We see these as very small things, and would definitely come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was an amazing and excellent server!!!

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SharonQ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the salmon with roast asparagus and couscous for lunch which was excellent. My partner had a rueben which he also enjoyed. The flourless chocolate cake was great but would have benefitted from being more at room temperature. My partner enjoyed the carrot cake

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LekeishaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Service

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MattM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great ambiance on the East side.

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KATHYM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined often at the Knick, actually 3 times in the past month. Love the food, service and atmosphere!

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KatieR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner with friends at the Knick. Server was attentive without being annoying. Food was very good and decently priced. Would definitely go back.

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Naci0919
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at The Knick. The food is always good, wait staff is great - Hi Nick! - and the drinks are good as well - what’s not to like?

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PatriciaK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience. Pork chop was kind of dry, tough. Waitstaff (Alison??)was very attentive yet very discreet.

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jjfor2
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Knick never disappoints -- whether for lunch, Happy hour, or dinner.

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worldtraveler
Milwaukee
65 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been awhile since we ate here. The food was as good as always. Our waiter Nick was a joy. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated and served in timely fashion. Food was really good for 3of 4, but one had a quiche with a very hard crust. Flavor was good but texture disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here because it was my wife’s Birthday; I mean the food was magnificent, the environment was welcoming, and the Service was to quality.

Our server even brought out a giant slice of carrot cake with a candle in it so I could sing Happy Birthday to my Wife!!!!!!!!!!

An unforgettable experience it was for my wife and an unforgettable memory it is for me……

I would like to give a big special thanks to our server Nick ( Nick at the Knick)!!!!!!!!!!!

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AdrienneFelice
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We asked to sit out on the patio and if we dine with you again, we will sit indoors. The table was small, the chairs uncomfortable, so next time, we will sit in the restaurant.
The food was good. We had a simple order, so needed service was minimal. No complaints.
We saw someone leave from the front entrance and trip on the metal piece at the outside door on Juneau. Someone might want to check that for safety, she could have hurt herself.
My condo is west of the Knickerbocker on Juneau, so we walked to the restaurant. The neighborhood is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Have always loved this place. Took a friend from out of town today. We get everyone is short staffed right now but it didn’t seem like they were overly busy yet we NEVER saw our waitress. We had to flag her down to even address us after being seated for more than 15 minutes. She brought drinks promptly and we insisted on placing food order then. Food arrived in a reasonable time and then she never came back. Could see her standing near the bar or in the kitchen talking with people but we never saw her at our table again. Even when we asked for our waitress (for ketchup and the bill, forget about drink refills) someone else showed up. Disappointing.

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Healthyeater
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Good food!

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vipDickK
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was mediocre at best. We ordered the Huevos Rancheros . It was cold, no meat evident, one egg was completely fried, the favor was bland. We also ordered a quiche. It was cold and very bland.
We ordered a flourless chocolate cake for desert. It was cold, stale and hard. Just out the freezer?

Had to ask three times to get a coffee refill. Service was poor.

I have had good luck in the past with the Knick. Too many other options for brunch… will not be back.

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KileyE
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service by Nick and menu variety was appreciated!

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PATRICKH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a late lunch on Saturday. The food was good, not great and we had a nice table in the back (6 of us) so we had a bit of privacy. Not the best lunch I ever had but it was tasty!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was very friendly and attentive!

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JoJo
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice staff and restaurant. Wished we could have sat on patio but I guess you can reserve patio seating when making a reservation. Great menu. Great location.

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vipKarmic
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wish server would have offered to find out if the waffle fries were made with egg or not. Food was tasty. Service was slow, but we understand you were busy and short-staffed.

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vipRichP6912
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood breakfast in the weekend. We were served quickly and food was great tasting. Server very attentive.

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jjfor2
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Knick never disappoints. Other than the high noise level, it's always a delicious meal with excellent service.

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DerekS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is outstanding! Highly recommend brunch here.

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HeidiL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at The Knick. It was very busy for Brunch on Sunday, but service was very fast. Our server, Nick, was great. I would visit again.

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Gloria
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to our server the service was impeccable and me and my husband will definitely be going there again! If you ever go there and they tell you they are not taking walk-ins just go outside download the open table app and make your reservation and go back in and there you have it!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We got the Chinese chicken salad, Cajun tilapia and the German chocolate cake- they were amazing!! Nick was our server and he was excellent. We would definitely go again if we lived nearby!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was very good but the service was terrible. My son is temporarily in a w/c so I took him to the bar area to have a beer and watch the Brewers game while I unloaded the car. He said it took 20 minutes before anyone came over to wait on him and then they booted him off the table he was at (in the bar) to sit others.
I am so glad I made reservations ahead or we would not been able to eat. I called the restaurant 90 minutes to confirm our reservation and make them aware of the w/c so they didn’t put us in a booth. I called the front desk of the hotel and asked to be transferred to the restaurant. It rang and rang until someone picked it up and hung it up right away. I got a call back but no one was on the line. After a few minutes I called again and was asked to be on hold. 20 minutes passed and no one came back to the phone. I called a third time and when was asked to be put on hold I said “no” and finally got my request in.
When we arrived the table was ready at 8. My son had some questions about items on the menu. Waiter said all 3 items he asked about they didn’t have. We ordered appetizers and entrees asking that the appetizers come out first. Waiter said “no problem” but about 30 minutes later he brought out both appetizers and entrees all at once. He brought us no tableware or a napkin saying there was none clean to bring out. We ate our appetizers with our hands. I had to ask several times for tableware as the waiter walked past our table. Finally as I was ready to eat my entree he brought tableware.
Next morning at brunch we didn’t have a reservation so agreed to eat on the patio. Once seated no waitstaff came. People were seated around us after us and waitstaff brought them water and menus within minutes. After 30 minutes of waiting I went inside to ask about waitstaff and was told someone was assigned to our table. Back at the table we waited another 30 minutes when a waitress came up just putting on her apron. I’m thinking they called her in from

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dawnr
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a book club discussion over lunch. Our waitress Regan was great. Did not rush us but still attentive. Food was great too!

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Rebecca
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our experience was so bad it was sad, and a little funny. The hostess interrupted seating us to take a long reservation on the phone, the floor, windows, handblown artistic light fixtures were all filthy, There were old chicken bones under our table (not from our meal). There was a kitchen staff person delivering food and half-grunted non-answers to customers at the tables surrounding us... Thankfully our server was kind, if unaccustomed to table service. One of our party enjoyed her eggs Benedict. The other two plates were dried omelette with jerky prosciutto, and dried scrambled eggs with tasteless gravy and biscuit. It was an all-around cluster nightmare of a brunch. Never again.

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sjbahr
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The Salmon and Halibut entrees exceeded expectation. Just delicious! And we can’t say enough about Nick, our server. He had such a great attitude and made great recommendations. We will be back soon!

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 4.4 stars by 1730 OpenTable diners.

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.