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Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee

4.5
4.5
1579 Reviews
$31 to $50
Prime Rib
We offer carryout and curbside pickup. Menus are at our website. They include family style dinners, price fixed meals and our regular menu. Order by phone (414-223-0135) any time, and pick up curbside between 4-7 Monday - Saturday. We will post daily special on Facebook, too. Beer, wine and liquor are also available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Prime Rib, Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 223-0135

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bill Baumann

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    Jackson

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,579 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Romantic

  • Milwaukee

    Notable Wine List

  • Milwaukee

    Romantic

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  1. P

    Patience

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I both had the filet, and it was cooked perfectly. My husband likes medium and I like medium-well (more on the well side). All the food was fresh. The service was excellent, very attentive. Nice quiet atmosphere. This was our second time dining here and it was another great experience.
  2. BB

    BrittanyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Wasn’t anything spectacular to me personally. I thought I’d be wowed and I wasn’t.
  3. JH

    JasonH

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought family in town this weekend and they were quite pleased with their prime rib. It is the best prime rib in town!
  4. MF

    MichaelF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Ribeye was very underwhelming as were the crab cakes. Scallops were good and the lobster bisque was excellent.
  5. JH

    JonathanH

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall ok. Got annoyed when I was charged for A1. It was a nominal charge, but I DO NOT expect to be nickel and dimed for a basic condiment in a nice steak house. Penny wise, pound foolish and disappointing. That little thing will impact whether I decide to go back to Wards.
  6. GA

    GApeach

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining here. It was a very good dinner, drinks were great and our server was friendly and attentive. A great meal and great value. We will definitely visit again.
  7. a

    alimay

    Milwaukee

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Try the lobster bisque. Went for my sister's birthday. Great meal for everyone. Will be back.
  8. G

    Gary

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing evening, from the minute you walk in the door and you are recognized and greeted to any leftovers nicely packed to enjoy another evening, Ward's is our go-to for a special evening. We appreciate the family experience, everyone wants to make sure that you are taken care of. Whether we have steak or seafood, it is all cooked perfectly. Very nice wine list. Service is always top notch. We highly recommend Ward's for a great evening out!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had Filet & Lobster with Lobster Bisque soup… Yummmm!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The whole experience was warm and friendly, and the food was delicious. Loved the lobster ravioli and bacon wrapped prime!
  11. KK

    KimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent drinks and fantastic service! Tim, our server, was very helpful and kind! He helped make our anniversary extra special!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Loud, slow and mediocre food.
  13. SB

    ScottB

    Cancun

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prime rib was excellent, the filet and scallops were delicious, the service was top notch…friendly, helpful. I highly recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The prime rib was really delicious! But a few of our party ordered other options that weren’t as good. The drinks were great with plenty of options. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. Overall a good experience, but stick to the prime rib.
  15. LM

    LeeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, Great food.... I will be back to try a few more things on the menu !
  16. M

    Michael

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A great place where family owned service stands out. Will be happy to return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time dining at Ward's! Can't wait for the tables outside to open up for the summer. Staff were great, food was excellent. overall, a great dining experience.
  18. LL

    LaLaWillow

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar area is casual and fun with abundant alcohol and non alcoholic choices. The dining room has a classic upscale vibe with tables laid out to provide comfortable space and easy to hear conversation for your party. The beer and wine menus are a great guide - if you have further questions staff is available to provide education and guidance. The food menu provides multiple options of yum for everyone- and includes the fun of a challenge to be entered on their Wall of Fame depending on your appetite and love of prime rib (which was cut and cooked perfectly)! They also helped us celebrate our anniversary with delectable desserts! Truly a Milwaukee gem!
  19. FR

    FranklinR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    First, after looking at the menu on OpenTable we decided on a couple things. Now before you say anything, we understand that menus change and that maybe something will get deleted or prices change …. We get to the restaurant and get seated in the main dining room - def dated compared to the bar area. Ok, no biggie. We then proceed to tell the waitress that we’re celebrating a birthday and it’s our first time here. “Great! Welcome. Save room for desert and I’ll bring out something nice. Don’t worry; we don’t sing and clap.” The waitress was the best thing about the evening. We open the menu … NOTHING like the menu here on OpenTable. BEWARE!! He wanted the 14 oz. dry-aged New York strip (nutty and intense beef flavor). Ok. Price is a little more expensive but not by much. No oysters. No seafood basically of any kind. No crab legs. Nada. While disappointed, I decided to get the same thing as my husband. Medium-rare for him. Medium for me. When it comes out, it’s just a steak on a plate. A $51 steak just plop. Ok. First bite … way. Not. Impressed. No seasoning. Not even salt and pepper. Just steak. And not an intense beef flavor at all. We look at each other and just are like “wtf.” He had a baked potato and I had a twice baked potato. You really can’t mess those up. We both ordered a cocktail a piece - decent. However, we decided to splurge on the lobster bisque as an up charge. YES, please. Three large pieces in an albeit tiny cup (think your grandma’s tea cup). He only eats half of his steak. Ugh. Waitress comes and says, “leave room for desert?” He says no and she just proceeded with the bill. Not even a “It’s your birthday though. One slice of cake?” $150 later and a not-so-great feeling we leave. Won’t recommend. Won’t return. And we love Milwaukee.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and liquor were the best!
  21. K

    Kevin

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    There was nothing objectionable about the meal, but the plating was very spare and the vegetable choices were slim. My sea bass was slightly overcooked as well.
  22. B

    Bobstastebuds

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Get the Prime!! There are other steaks, my wife had the strip and it was tough and had a good bit of grizzle. The prime was tender. I got the small one only 24 oz haha. Their wine list is a good one. Some good wines that are restaurant reasonable. The peanut butter cheesecake at end of meal great finisher. Our server was excellent, friendly and attentive. Great place for prime rib. And if you can eat a 360oz steak you can get a steak and a caricature named for you!!
  23. JS

    JimS

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great and very helpful. Food was excellent and we enjoyed everything we ordered.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Prime Rib that includes salad/soup option with side. Prime rib is bone-in. Definitely coming back!
  25. TO

    TomO

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was great. Knowledgeable and very friendly without being intrusive at all. She made the experience well worth it
  26. GC

    GregC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a no brainer, when in Milwaukee eat at Wards and have the Prime! Was a great meal and the staff is great! Greg from Illinois.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great venue. Lovely service and management.
  28. LM

    LisaM

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Normally have a great experience here. Today steak and scallops were over cooked and our waitress was not great. If I hadn’t known what they’re capable of I wouldn’t be back based upon this experience but this is not typical for this restaurant.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  30. JY

    JohnY

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food. Dining room on the side feels a bit cramped in a narrow room with passage between tables.
  31. b

    bootyboo

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come here and the service and atmosphere is usually spot on and this visit was no different. my friends and I enjoyed ourselves immensely, the food and service were outstanding!
  32. JL

    JulieL

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food & good service too.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ward’s is by far my favorite restaurant in Milwaukee. They have the best prime rib around and it’s spot on every time we go. Desi was a perfect server, she was very friendly and helpful in every way. Can’t wait to get back to Milwaukee just so I can get some more Ward’s
  34. JK

    JeffK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no better Prime Rib on the planet! The sides and service are excellent as well!
  35. TJ

    TJN22

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 2nd time at Ward's. From the Appetizer to the After Dinner drinks the food was excellent. I think of it as a red-met place, but they are well rounded with several seafood selections. The service each time has been fabulous. It is still a first-generation family-owned establishment that takes care of its clientele. We will be back!
  36. BR

    BadgersRGr8

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have eaten at Wards House of Prime many times. We always enjoy the food.
  37. P

    Patience

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband for his birthday. He had the 40oz prime rib and finished the whole thing! He got a certificate and his name on the wall. His steak was cooked perfectly, as was mine. All the food was fresh and high quality. Our server Sydney was amazing, attentive and took the time to explain the different types of steaks since I was not very familiar. I look forward to eating there again soon.
  38. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful date at Wards! The bartender and our server, Melissa, were fantastic, very knowledgeable about the food and drinks! The lobster tail, pork belly, and scallops were out this world!!
  39. BS

    BrianS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very excellent, table service was outstanding. The bone in Rib Eye is just fabulous and cooked to perfection. The hostess has a bit of an attitude, but hey, the place is busy so I guess I can understand.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ward’s is a great spot to get a steak or prime rib in Milwaukee. They usually have flexible availability and their food is delicious.

FAQs

Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee is rated 4.5 stars by 1579 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee

540 E Mason St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jackson

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Prime Rib, Steakhouse, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bill Baumann

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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