WISH - Wisconsin Steak House

4.7
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
The cornerstone of WISH is Prime aged beef and fresh seafood. This is the classic steakhouse but with an edge. We start from scratch and take no shortcuts.

The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and exceptional cuisine. The menu, along with daily specials will ignite your culinary imagination. Along with our Wine Spectator award winning wine list, yours will be a night to remember.
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was awesome

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JeffB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

NY Strip was done to perfection, great flavor as well. My wife had the salmon and she loved it!

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MollyA
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We love Wish, it’s one of our favorite places to eat. And this was the first time we’d been out since the new social distancing requirements. They did a great job social distancing in the dining room. Lots of room between tables, our server had a mask and stayed back. The bar was a different story. There were way too many people in there and social distancing was not maintained. We spent the 30+ minutes waiting for our reserved table to be ready outside in the parking lot because we didn’t feel safe inside the bar due to the number of people. It was also disappointing to see the hostess wear her mask incorrectly. Food was fantastic as always. Our server was phenomenal. We’ll be back, but it won’t be until it’s safer.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle is an outstanding server! He made our experience exceptional. Our meals were superior. WISH is the hands down the best restaurant in the area.

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JohnS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite steak house in Central Wisconsin. We have never been disappointed, steak was perfect! Appetizer was wonderful and so were the desserts.

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vipefeld22
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We enjoy coming here as an annual tradition at the holiday time. They are great at accommodating a large group including 2 children (that get restless). The service was outstanding. There were a couple of missteps with plating (wrong steak being served to the child and missing the mushrooms on another steak) but overall a good experience.

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MarkS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visit Wish for our anniversary each year. We love their steaks and the service has always been excellent.

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Lois
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our waitress was charming and efficient.

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Jack
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, bone-in filet was
enjoyed by everyone. Never rushed, great service. Desserts were amazing, recommend the hot fudge.

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vipAustin
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

First time here. Very disappointed. Didn't have our reservation that was made over Open Table. Service was sssooo ssssllllllooooowwwwww. Complimentary bread had to be asked for, then took 20 minutes for something they just heated up. 5 to 10 minutes to get refilled glasses back after they took them, every time. Over an hour before food came. No steak knives brought out until we asked for them, we both had steak. Food presentation was nonexistant. Foods wasn't bad, but fairly plain and way, way over priced.

They think they tried, but fell very, very short of the mark.

Most likely won't be back.

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GregV
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at WISH. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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Dale
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice steak house. Food was very good. Thought the price was high for the value and for the area. I'd recommend this steak house to someone not concerned about the price and just wants a very good steak. One of my vendors was picking up the tab, otherwise I would never spend that much money for a steak dinner.

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Wonderful
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Took another couple out for a nice evening. The poor service started immediately as we ordered some drinks and it took 20 minutes to get those. After that we ordered our food and an appetizer. Our appetizer arrived another 30 minutes later. By the time we got our food almost 2 hours had passed and our waiter was not the least sympathetic. Our food was good but nothing you couldn’t have gotten at any other steak joint in the area.

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RogerF
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Poor service by the bartender and way too expensive

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We sat outside, the food was good but the service... not so much. Maybe it was because we were outside that the waitress forgot about us ?? I will go back hopefully the service will be better

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CynthiaM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We made our reservations on-line the same day close to the time we wished to dine. I recommend calling the restaurant directly as they do not check their online reservations later in the day. They were not expecting us. Bar service was especially slow as was our initial contact with our server (hostess had to ask twice for us to be addressed). We were seated over 20+ min before our cocktails were received. Fortunately, the meal delivery was well-paced and we were not rushed once our drinks did arrive.

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AnneZ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality and delicious food. They do have some reasonably priced items, particularly appetizers and non-steak entrees. Will be back!

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vipmadcityfoodie
Milwaukee
108 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks. Friendly server. Save room for dessert as the brandy Alexander’s are worth the calories.

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SheliaB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I liked the ambiance and the server was very knowledgeable and kind. I thought the prices were abit steep but would go again sometime. The steak was awesome!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in Central Wisconsin!

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WillC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was great. The food was phenomenal. Wouldnt mind going there again sometime

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great service and prime rib was perfectly prepared.

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Margaret24
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here often. We enjoy the Friday fish fry for its value—so very good. Thank you!

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Price is just about right.

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barbb
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have started frequenting WISH recently.
Always friendly, efficient service.
Last time we had Vicki, and she was outstanding.
Magnificent personality and most accommodating.
(no, we didn’t know her) but she was a gem.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is an upscale steak house with great food. They had good specials and drinks.

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Confidential
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely incredible! Service is a little slow for drinks, but the wait staff was great. Will definitely go back soon!

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Skip
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Hostess and bartender both require remedial training. The bar will not transfer your bar tab to your dinner check--absolutely ridiculous given the prices. And having a single bartender given the level of traffic is completely inadequate. Drinks can take a while. The hostess will leave to seat the party in front of you and then disappear for 15-20 minutes leaving you to wait to be seated--even if you have reservations. We observed this repeatedly. When she is present she is splitting her time between sort of paying attention to guests and doing her paperwork--this on a Friday night in prime time. The decor is basic. The table service is generally good. The food, while not adventurous or particularly creative--is extremely good for this market. All that said, this place has been open for a while now and it still doesn't have its act together. It continues to operate largely due to the even greater incompetence of its local peer group.

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FayeD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous experience....The food was terrific and cooked exactly as desired. The waitress was cheerful and efficient.

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chris
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Will go again, steak was fantastic and service was great!

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RandyB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had their special, halibut. They are expanding their tastes and doing very well at it. Keep it up.
Nice atmosphere, easy to visit with the others at the table. Very friendly.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant known for their fabulous steaks also has a delicious fish fry on Fridays. It’s not on the menu so you have to ask about it. The $14 price includes a salad, not just coleslaw (the house balsamic dressing is tasty), choice of potato of course as well as a refreshing homemade sorbet or scoop of ice cream for dessert. I enjoyed having a vegetable option instead of a potato. The $3 Hand muddled Old Fashions are also a plus.

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I always hate a small table stuck in the middle of the dining room, as we were.
Our server seemed to favour letting us know about the $80 /32 oz steak 'special' over other things. Two of us ordered the baked cod which when it came was 3 very tiny pieces of fish swimming in a liquid, I'm not sure what it was. It was not particularly tasty, one of my dining companions left most of his.
Everything else was okay.... a nice little salad. The Brussels sprouts were excellent!. The sorbets were very good.
Service was average.
This was my experience.

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a work party and food was excellent. I came back hoping for the same experience and got it. Prime rib was superb and the rest as well. Kudos to Wish. Will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love wish! One of our most favorite places to eat!

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DougJ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The only concern was my dry aged steak, which I ordered rare was probably more medium well. My wifes Kobe steak, ordered medium rare was very rare, tender and properly rested. Like overcooking anything, my steak was dry. The first two cuts were a bit overdone, but I thought the center of the steak would be better. Nope. I could have returned it, but then, everything else on the plate would be sitting or needing to be held under lamps. And, by wife would be probably be close to done eating before I would be starting again. Taste was not the issue, only the over doneness.
Our server was very polite and knowledgeable about the menu and special items that evening and the dining area felt open and friendly. Would return if in area again, just will pay more attention to steak if I order it.

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vipRichP6912
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Wish. The food was delicious. Had a walleye special that was excellent. Also tried the smoked salmon appetizer and it was amazing. Our waiter, John was excellent. He explained the dishes to a tee and was very attentive. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting delicious food with excellent service. Awesome place. A bit pricey but the food is excellent!

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Albert
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at WISH has always been amazing! We've had several work events here and everyone has loved it.

FAQs

WISH - Wisconsin Steak House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (715) 298-2903.

WISH - Wisconsin Steak House is rated 4.7 stars by 205 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.