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About Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee
Collectively, we’ve been in the steakhouse business for as long as you’ve been craving a truly unique dining experience – maybe even longer. At Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee, we learned what you wanted from a steakhouse and then we designed a restaurant where high-end entrees are served at a reasonable price in an atmosphere that’s upscale yet relaxed.
At our steakhouse, we want you to feel just as comfortable ordering full-plate entrees in the main dining room as you would ordering from the bar menu and watching sports in the lounge. While prime rib is our specialty (served every day), we also give special attention to seafood, chicken, veal and vegetarian entrees as well as our lighter fare of appetizers, sliders and stonefire flatbreads. And we offer a variety of martinis, beers, cocktails and wines by the glass – as well as an extensive list of 500 wines by the bottle, all at a fair price.
We hope you’ll dine with us soon!
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Prime Rib, Steakhouse, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
Ward's House of Prime Milwaukee Ratings and Reviews
Most people say "um. . . . I've walked past it many times . . . . dunno if I've ever been there though". Go.
Just go . . . . reserve a table in the dining room. Classic fine dining with the best prime rib anywhere. I of course read other reviews. I find fault in all of the ones who claim it is not a value (it is NOT a "value" if yoiu are used to eating medium prime rib at Applebees on Tuesday nights . . . . I'm talking about REAL prime rib, made to order and served with class and style. Dinner, cocktails and deserts for four, in a fine dining establishment, costs less here than a semi-vintage bottle of wine.
The service was fantastic, at least four people attended us, without being intrusive.
Any restaruant who serves Red Breast (neat of course) as their "house" Irish REALLY knows food, and foodies.
I will be back.
We visited when in town for the Nutcracker. We were there once before and they had changed their menu and we were not aware since it was still the same on OpenTable. Upon finding that they no longer had the item we came for, lamb chops, we were very disappointed, but not for long. After letting our server know how disappointed we were she disappeared and came back and informed us that the chef was going to prepare lamb chops for us anyway! The owner came out to let us know someone had run to the market to get lamb chops and the chef would be preparing them to our desire. Now That's What I Call Customer Service. Before we could finish our appetizer and salad the lamb chops were on the table and they were delicious and perfectly prepared! The scallops were also delicious.
Took my Grandma here before we went to the Celtic Thunder in Milwaukee. Couldn’t have been more pleased with everything. My husband and I dine out at high end restaurants quite often, and you can be quite sure Ward’s is at the top of our list for The Best Romantic setting, Steak and Seafood Restaurants in Wisconsin. My grandma and my friend who came along this time, both do not out at high end restaurants too often, but they could not stop saying how delicious every bit of food we ordered was, right down to the homemade dressing, and soups. Its in the little things that you can taste the details of good quality restaurant, and Ward’s is it!
I was treated to one of the most tender, flavorful filets I have ever eaten, unfortunately the other filet was just a little dry. The restaurant was decorated for the holidays which made it quite festive. It was quite noisy from an office (?) party going on in the bar area.
Great food, great service, what else do you need?
Only thing I would change was to have some sort of music play softly (maybe a dinner jazz) in the dining area. The tables aren't overly close to one another, but with no other noise around, you can hear other people's conversations pretty clearly.
I took my friend there for her birthday. We were there for lunch. I mentioned we were celebrating a birthday when I made the reservation through Open Table and never mentioned it again. The restaurant was surprisingly empty when we were there. I'm not sure why because this place is awesome! Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We both enjoyed our meals tremendously and the lunch items are reasonably priced. At the end of our meal they gave my friend a choice of cakes to pick from with their compliments for her birthday. It was such a nice lunch and we weren't rushed. This is our favorite place to go. We know we will always have good food, service and everything is always very clean and everyone is friendly.
First time I have ever been here and will be going back. The Appetizer was wonderful(cheese and meat plate). We both had Steak and Lobster which were cooked perfectly to order. We also both had lobster bisque soup which was very good, but the lobster seemed a little over cooked. Overall, I would recommend Ward's to friends and family
We love Wards. Always great food and great service. I tried the filet and scallops, though I am normally a ribeye gal. Both were delicious! We had the mac n cheese with andouille as our side. We couldn't finish it, so brought it home to enjoy. So glad we did.
Our first visit to Wards was awesome. This time we ate at 5. The walleye was great but the potatoes were yesterday’s fingerlings wrinkled and reheated. Thank goodness we were given a double baked when I called it to their attention. The steak could not be beat. The strawberry salad was the best salad I’ve had all season. Our waiter was hard to find and the coffee was lukewarm at best. Nonetheless, I would definitely go back.
This was our second time eating at Ward's House of Prime (WHoP). We were celebrating my husband's 56th birthday. WHoP has terrific food and service. The ambiance is quite lovely. If you love prime rib (or I had the Pan Seared Sea Bass) this is where you need to go.
Food was very good but the slow service detracted from the experience. (The food was served perfectly warm, etc. so I think THE SLOW SERVICE WAS THE KITCHEN'S FAULT. Also, there were several empty tables around us so the staff should not have been "strained" by the work load.)
Couple the slow service with the price....it is not good value for money.
Calamari was hotel bar quality--nothing special, very basic dipping sauce. Prime Rib was incredibly good, great flavor. Dry aged NY Strip was not well seasoned, extremely tough (I know strip is not necessarily a "tender" cut), lots of stringy connective tissue etc to cut through; it was more work than it was worth to eat. Sauce was good, however. Filet was not well seasoned and "not even in my top 10". Bisque was great, mashed potatoes were great (both VERY rich), but the entrees really just didn't shine. I was asked for sweet or sour for my old fashioned--which really threw me off; it was probably close to a 10 oz drink and was pretty mediocre in flavor--again almost hotel bar quality. $5 valet was a great deal! Service was not very genuine and somewhat rushed. All-in-all I'd go back for the prime rib but not recommend any get any of the other meat choices.
The food was tasty but the service was very poor. To make up for it the manager did take our drinks off the bill and give us a $20 voucher for our next visit. That's great and all but my time is valuable and service is key. There will not be a next time and we even gave the $20 voucher back!
Service impeccable, atmosphere comfortable, congenial hosts. I selected Ward's for the prime rib but my dining companion is a vegan but found enough alternatives on the menu to be very happy...he eats fish and selected the white fish which he said was superb. My prime rib, a 24 oz. portion, was rare as requested but hard to cut and chewy--not what I expected from from an aged cut. The accompanying salad was fresh and flavorful. I requested crumbled blue cheese with French dressing, which they happily--and skillfully provided. I choose the twice baked potato for my other side and was disappointed in that it needed seasoning and was cool when presented. We ordered the spinach--I believe it was blanched--and it tasted fresh and flavorful...I added a little horseradish which gave it a 'kick' which was the piquant taste I like most. The occasion was a birthday celebration and the restaurant provided a complimentary slice of their 4 layer chocolate cake as a birthday dessert. It was flavorful while being light, a great dish and a large enough portion for two. In summary, the pros heavily outweighed the cons at Ward's and I look forward to my next visit.
Have eaten there several times but this was a disappointment. Split a 16 oz ribeye with my daughter and it was too grisly and not tender at all. Steak at hiome is always better then this cut. The potatoes and side of sprouts were cold. Bar area was only 35% full. Even the main dinning room was not full on a Sat, night. Good news is we could wathc 3 football games as we ate.