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Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee

4.7
4.7
1786 Reviews
$31 to $50
Prime Rib
At Ward's House of Prime we are known for our Prime Rib, especially our big cuts. Our Wall of Fame features eaters from 40oz to 360oz. Can you beat the champion? We offer a variety of steaks, seafood and pastas for you to enjoy.

For reservations of groups of 5 or more please call us at 414-223-0135 to make your reservation.

We offer carryout. Menus can be found at our website. Order by phone, 414-223-0135.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Prime Rib, Steakhouse, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 223-0135
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Peter Snow
  • Private party facilities
    Ward’s House of Prime offers an upscale – and relaxed – event venue for your next intimate gathering, corporate event or private party. We have private and semi-private spaces for cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, large or small business dinners and special occasions. The rooms are elegant, the service topnotch & the food delicious. 414-223-0135
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    Jackson
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,786 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,786 Reviews
  1. Karen

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a 5:30 reservation, was seated right away. Service and prime rib with scallops were excellent.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, ambience and service - which is expected for the price. Sat us quickly even though we were about 10 minutes late - thank you. Very tasty and well prepared entrees.

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  3. RussT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was good, atmosphere very nice and would definitely return

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  4. JJJ1

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal with great service and a very cozy atmosphere!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything exceeded our expectations. It is a hidden gem. The prime rib was the best I’ve ever had. The service was amazing. Drinks were great too. Cannot wait to return! Also, our flight was delayed, so we were late for our reservation and they still happily and graciously accommodated us.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Katie and Franz are exceptional as Host and server- Wards continues to be a best dining experience !

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  7. Kera

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Note to chef, after walking through the bar area to use the restroom, we couldn't get the taste of whatever scent you had in there out and the food ended up tasting like the a scented candle. It soured the meal for sure.

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  8. Joan

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best prime rib! We celebrated my sister's birthday and it was great! We were extremely pleased with the quality of the food, varied choices, and wonderful service. We will definitely return again

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Wards is always a greatly satisfying experience- always the best of everything!

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  10. cathdav

    Milwaukee

    158 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening. Wonderful bourbon list. Loved the prime rib.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wards is always an exquisite experience, The best downtown Milwaukee can offer!!

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  12. JennyR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely the perfect place to celebrate special occasions. The cost will likely prohibit frequent visits but the food, staff, and environment will have you coming back for the next special occasion! We had a great time and will start saving for the next event immediately! Can't wait!

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  13. MatthewG

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was friendly. The food was very good. The waiter was well informed and polite. The manager wanted to be sure we understood all charges, due to friends calling the restaurant to pay towards our bill and using a coupon. The overall experience was excellent and I would recommend Wards House of Prime to all my friends.

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  14. steves

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit and it didn’t disappoint prime rib was flavored very well side dishes were also good our waiter was very pleasant and informative. We will be back

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  15. GrantT

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the prime rib was the best I ever had at any restaurant. It is done to perfection, very tender and great tasting.A great relaxing atmosphere. The wait staff was very professional, polite and attentive. Whenever we go out for prime rib this is the only restaurant we go to.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. The food is amazing and the addition of crab legs was delicious. Friendly staff always makes you feel welcomed.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent dinner. Best prime rib around. All around good experience.

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  18. randy

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Would recommend but with reservations. Twice baked potato was dry and really not that good; gratin potato much better. Wife had 6 oz filet with scallops and liked it. I had special: 16 oz boneless rib eye on onion strings toped with mushroom ragu. It was good but not what I'd call excellent. Thought the meat was a little tough for a rib eye and, much as I like them, I found the mushroom topping sauce (really a gravy) too heavy on the steak. Overall, not a bad experience but not in the "best in the city, much less country" category. I, quite frankly, have had better steaks. I'll have to try their "best in the US" prime rib next time.

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  19. MauriceM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were sat down at a nicely made table as we waited for the rest of our party to arrive. Our server Lilly was really nice and attentive to our table. The food was as delicious and well laid out. Our drinks were perfectly made as well!

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  20. OmaH

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my husbands birthday at Wards. My husband ordered the prime rib and he said it was the best that he had ever had. I should have taken a picture of it. I have never seen such a beautiful cut of meat in all of my life. I had the veal piccatta and it was heavenly. Our waitress was attentive yet didn’t hover. She brought out a complimentary dessert to help celebrate my husbands big day. It was HUGE and so delicious!! We will be back. Thank you Ward’s!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I did enjoy my time, although I felt that the food could have been a little better. Took my date here for Valentine’s Day and my salad was a little crummy. Brown lettuce eh , just not what I expected and we visit five star restaurants often. It wasn’t the worst but it just didn’t exceeded my expectations.

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  22. DebraH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My hubby and I love this place! Great people! Great prices! Great service

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  23. DeniseG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had top notch service and our food was served to perfection!

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  24. paulF

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress (Melissa) was mediocre at best, the wine steward (if that was his title) was not knowledgeable about the wine list or if or how to decant a young red wine. Service was slow and uneven.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food always excellent. Our server (Sidney) who has taken care of us before) was her usual phenomenal. Despite the restaurant being packed, she was pleasant, extremely attentive, staged the meal perfectly and really contributed to us having a wonderful overall experience. A great reflection both on her abilities and the business at large.

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  26. BarbaraV

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Franc always is very attentive; we love coming to Ward's, treated like royalty.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent but the service this trip outshine the food. don’t get me wrong. The food is amazing but from the minute we walked till the minute we left the service was just impeccable. Cheers to the staff.!

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  28. GeorgeH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service, our waitress was wonderful. Food was so good definitely would go again.

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  29. Joleen

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding once again. This place never disappoints. If you love prime rib, make your reservation now!

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  30. Patience

    Milwaukee

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I have been coming here at least once a month and it never disappoints. Steaks are always done to our liking. Food is always fresh and is great quality. Service is always great.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool place! Wait staff was very friendly and attentive, would definitely dine here again

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  32. bootyboo

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this sone of the premier places to dine in the milwaukee downtown area, easy to get to and parking is relatively easy. Also in a well lit good traffic area!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service. This is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for amazing prime rib! 10/10

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great prime rib great staff love to do date nights here

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  35. CathleenL

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very cheery and her recommendations were great. The food was delicious. No complaints

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  36. Jacq

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic prime rib, salad was fresh and delicious. Service was outstanding.

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  37. ThomasB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My parents dined at Ward’s to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Katie (General Manager) and team were very professional and took great care of them. It was a memorable evening, and they would love to return soon. So would I!

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  38. muriel

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating my birthday and we received what seemed like special attention. We did not know that it is a family owned and run business. Service was outstanding, the food exceptional, and the atmosphere perfect.

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  39. Patience

    Milwaukee

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and great tasting as always. Nice sized portions. And the alcoholic beverages are strong! Great service. Overall great experience once again.

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  40. MicheleF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prime rib was amazing! It was so tender, juicy and flavorful. Lobster bisque excellent, Caesar salad with anchovies was great. We had their Bloody Mary that came with shrimp, a piece of prime rib and olives was one of the best Bloody Mary’s I’ve had. Service was great. No complaints at all. We will recommend to friends and family.

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FAQs

Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee is rated 4.7 stars by 1786 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 2 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–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Peter Snow
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (414) 223-0135
  • Private party facilities
    Ward’s House of Prime offers an upscale – and relaxed – event venue for your next intimate gathering, corporate event or private party. We have private and semi-private spaces for cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, large or small business dinners and special occasions. The rooms are elegant, the service topnotch & the food delicious. 414-223-0135
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