The Knick

4.3
1653 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a classic with a view of the park. Perfect outdoor seating for relaxing and people watching. The server was wonderful, attentive, and truly enjoying her day. The food is great, creative, and served hot. We enjoyed the whole experience.

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JimL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect day to sit outdoors and enjoy the weather. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Drinks were good and food excellent. A nice place and we will go back.

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ReneeA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Knick! Always great food, excellent drinks, and service. My favorite place when coming into Milwaukee to dine.

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Steve
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We've eaten here several times over the years and they have really improved their menu and the quality of their food. We were downtown for an event and wanted to eat outside. The Knick was most accommodating and all six in our party were impressed with the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ang was just the best waitress!!! My friend and I had a great time!

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HollyD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip to the Knick. Outdoor seating on the porch under a wide awning overlooking the park. Service was great and the food was very nice. I had the salmon sandwich and my husband had the Ahi BLT. We totally enjoyed the experience and the food. Would definitely return. Great spot for lunch.

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MaggieJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Knick is a classic, chic urban restaurant. The atmosphere is always bustling, the food good and the cocktails excellent. Usually, they also have a great playlist going, but last night is was a seemingly uncurated, bland and distracting 80's mix.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with our friend visiting from out of the country. Our server was outstanding and super attentive and friendly. I wish I could remember her name but she was a younger blonde young lady. The food was also great and the portions were generous.

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DFJ29
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable brunch on the patio…Excellent food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Knick does an amazing brunch, but definitely the highlight was our great server, Johnny. He was attentive, funny and just a great server. Food and drinks were also stellar!

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Noname
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great outdoor seating, the best of everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Arrived for our reservation but was not greeted by anyone. We decided to leave.

JJ
vipJavaJava
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Long wait for table, service, order. Apparently short a cook or two. But an hour and a half before food arrives is a bit much.
Can you give us any compensation for the wait. No.
Would be better to be direct with customers at the front end - or at least considerate at the back end...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside dining that we’ve really missed.

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Steve
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cole our server was excellent. Food plentiful and delicious. Fun spot on the lakefront area

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Based on all the good reviews, we had high hopes for the knick. Sadly, the post covid labor shortage really showed. The server tried his best but was overwhelmed. We received not one, but two drinks with lipstick on the glasses. Food and drinks took forever to get with multiple reminders about orders needed. When the food finally did arrive, we didn't even have silverware. We sat outside and many delivery trucks parked right in front of the patio which killed the ambiance. Food was pretty good when we had the option to eat it, but all the other issues spoiled the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The outside patio was busy and Maggie seemed overly stressful! I ordered the beef sliders, which were way overdone and she messed up in our drink order twice! Not what I would say was the best we have had in the past! We are regular customers and I was truly disappointed!
I believe you probably need more help at Happy Hr. Thank you, Susan

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Colleen
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had many possible good options. Hard to choose. Excellent service. We had a nice quiet space inside for six of us. Will return to try something else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We purposely arrived for our reservation half an hour early with the intention of having a drink at the bar before dinner. The bar area was pretty full, so we stood at the end, in no way blocking the service station. The bartender came down and told us we couldn’t stand there and was not very cordial in delivering that message. To the extent that my husband thought she was kidding. This set the tone for the service the rest of the evening. On the positive side, we had a table out on the patio by ourselves for most of our dinner and it was lovely. Our meals (Brussel sprouts and tater tot appetizers, short rib and burger main course) were absolutely delicious! Hats off to the chef! Our server, however could not have been less interested in our experience. We literally had to ask for everything. Drinks were empty or just about so, but she wouldn’t ask if we wanted another. She never asked how our meal was and we want long stretches of time between service. When she did engage, it was obvious she could care less about us.

All in all:
Food & beverages = A+
Service = D-

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vipJazzy
Milwaukee
51 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The young man I checked in with was the most unfriendly person. To be in the restaurant business, one needs to smile; and, at least appear to like people. Service was slow and several items on the menu were unavailable.

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hailey
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Subpar food and service. Definitely won’t be going back. Not worth the money.

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EugeneS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only bad thing was shortage of help, 25 minutes before acknowledged by a server.She said lack of help. Seems to be everywhere.
Food was excellent and service was much better after getting our drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Perhaps the rudest experience we have ever had at a restaurant. We will never return. Everyone has a bad or difficult night, just don’t lie about it.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The wait staff needs more help and perhaps more training, but I suspect that can be said of virtually all Milwaukee restaurants.

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vipJakeS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and bar. Great menu selection

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vipstal
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service were average. The bread pudding was dry and uninteresting.

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Ciarra
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Knick for brunch on the 4th of July and it was a great experience! Our food was absolutely delicious- I would highly recommend the breakfast quesadilla it was so good and the portion was huge. We sat outside and the ambience was lovely.

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vip312414
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Knick’s brunch is a great go-to - consistent food quality and varied menu with ample drink options. Option indoor-outdoor dining is great. So happy they are in the neighborhood and open on holidays!

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at the Knick to celebrate a 90th birthday. Everyone's food was delicious. Our server was attentive. A good time was had by all!

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ElizabethW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the park, with lake in the distance. Cocktails were great, food was even better. Loved the brussel sprouts for apps, halibut & salmon for dinner. Service was spot on. Thanks, Alyson!

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morrie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the El Jefe was a great start with tuna tartar, and our meals ( short rib for me, tofu salad for spouse) were excellent. Server was pleasant and engaging without being pushy or intrusive

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RachelB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything front the cocktails to the entrees was absolutely amazing; we will be back ASAP!!!

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sullKnik
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Ate outside on patio. Pretty view

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vipDrB8800
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have not been to the Knick in over a year. Food was as good as I remembered - portion was somewhat smaller on the salads but overall very good.

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vipWilliamF
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were with friends for breakfast at what was formerly our favorite after church restaurant. Both the service and the food were problems. Where is the coffee? Why was I served someone else's order? Why is there sand or what is it in the omelette? Waited for the third try on that omelette and was finally able to eat. Again, where is the coffee? Where is the check? Simply a bad experience with a simple fix. Breakfast somewhere else!

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vipAubie1989
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really good local gem. It's close to the lake, has a really nice covered patio, and excellent drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The food was way over price for what you got. The portions were tiny and much of my salad Wasabi. It took forever to get drinks and when the drinks came we are brought the wrong drink

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AnthonyS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall very good and would return if in the area. Our server was cool, attentive, etc. great martinis. Good food in general. No complaints. I reserve 5* ratings for truly exceptional places, 4 * here, definitely worth a try.

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GraceG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh and delicious food. Great wait staff. Friendly place.

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Lisa
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love being outside especially next to the terrace railing where it's not too noisy (there are echoes under the awning) and the view is outstanding. Wonderful service on my most recent visit

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 4.3 stars by 1653 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.