Milwaukee 2014 Restaurant Information

There are many fine places to eat in Milwaukee. Local Arrangements Chair Mitchell Brauner (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), with helpful suggestions from the local arrangements committee, kindly compiled this list. This guide highlights a number of the many options. Please note that reservations must be made at better restaurants: the earlier the better.

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The Milwaukee Bucks (NBA basketball) will be hosting a home game on Saturday, November 8 starting at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played at the Bradley Center which is 2 blocks from the Hilton and one block from the Wisconson Center. This may impact any off-site evening plans.

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Price range for entrée: $= under $15, $$= under $25, $$$= under $50, $$$$= over $50

Vegetarian/Gluten-free options: V=Vegetarian, VG=Vegan, GF=Gluten Free. VG and GF notation is based on menu items being explicitly labeled as such. Please confirm with the restaurant based on your needs.

 

Dining at the conference facilities

The Café
at Hilton Milwaukee: classic breakfasts. B $$
Breakfast menu
The Café at Hilton Milwaukee
Starbucks Coffee
at Hilton Milwaukee $
Starbucks Coffee at Hilton Milwaukee
Monarch Lounge
at Hilton Milwaukee: pub with Mediterreanean and American appitizers. LD $$
Drink menu   Appetizer menu
Monarch Lounge at Hilton Milwaukee
Miller Time Pub
(414) 271-2337
509 W. Wisconsin Ave. (NE corner of hotel block)
Burgers, pub food, beer. LD $$
Food and Drink menu
Miller Time Pub
Milwaukee ChopHouse
(414) 390-4562
633 N. Fifth St. (E side of hotel block)
Steaks, Seafood. D $$$
Dinner menu
Milwaukee ChopHouse
Sundeck Bar & Grill
at Doubletree   Thr 4-9pm, Fri/Sat 2-9pm (weather permitting)
Sundeck Bar & Grill at Doubletree
The Avenue Bar & Grill
at Doubletree   Thr-Sun 6:00am - 10:00 pm
The Avenue Bar $amp; and Grill at Doubletree

West Town (conference facilities neighborhood)

Shops at Grand Avenue
275 W. Wisconsin Ave. (3 blocks)
Applebee's (LD), Cajun Gourmet Grill (L), Culver's (L), Jake's Deli (L), La Delicatesse (L), Panda Express (L), Qdoba (L), Rocky Rococo (L), Stone Creek Coffee (L), Subway (L), Tomato Destination (L), Wild Flour Bakery (BL). $
Shops at Grand Avenue
The Capital Grille
(414) 223-0600
310 W. Wisconsin Ave. (2 blocks)
Menus
Steakhouse. LD $$$
The Capital Grille
Butch's Old Casino Steak House
(414) 271-8111
555 N. James Lovell St. (3 blocks)
Menus
Steak, some seafood. D $$
Butch's Old Casino Steak House
Mo's - A Place for Steaks
(414) 272-0720
720 N. Plankinton Ave. (4 blocks)
Menus
Steakhouse. D $$$
Mo's - A Place for Steaks
The King and I
(414) 276-4181
830 N. Old World 3rd St. (5 blocks)
Menus
Thai. V LD $$
The King and I
Port of Call Bistro & Beer Garden
(414) 273-7678
106 W. Wells St. (6 blocks)
Menus
Burgers, Seafood, and Classic American. D $$-$$$
Port of Call Bistro & Beer Garden
Buck Bradley's
(414) 224-8500
1019 Old World Third St (6 blocks)
Menus
Sandwiches, burgers, pizza. LD $$
Buck Bradley's
Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern
(414) 831-8862
1110 N. Old World Third St. (6 blocks)
Menus
Seafood. GF LD $$
Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern
Mader's Restaurant
(414) 271-3377
1037 N. Old World Third St. (7 blocks)
Menus
German food. V LD $$$
Mader's Restaurant
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
(414) 226-0014
135 W. Wisconsin Ave. (4 blocks)
Menus
Sandwiches, soups. VG (soups). VG L $
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Tutto
(414) 291-5600
1033 N. Old World Third St. (7 blocks)
Menus
Classic Italian, American Continental. V D $$
Tutto

 


East Town (half-mile east)

Alem Ethiopian Village
(414) 224-5324
307 E. Wisconsin Ave. (7 blocks)
Menu
Ethiopian. V VG LD $
Alem Ethiopian Village
Bacchus
(414) 765-1166
925 E. Wells St. (Overlooking Lake, 1 mile)
Menu
Elegant. V D $$
Bacchus
Buckley's Restaurant & Bar
(414) 277-1111
801 N. Cass St. (0.9 miles)
Menu
Friday Night Fish Fry
Casual, elegant. LD $$
Buckley's Restaurant & Bar
Carnevor
(414) 223-2200
724 N. Milwaukee St. (7 blocks)
Menu
Gourmet steakhouse, seafood. D $$$-$$$$
Carnevor
China Gourmet
(414) 272-1688
117 E. Wells St. (6 blocks)
Menu
Chinese, incl. lunch buffet and dinner buf. on F and Sat. LD $
China Gourmet
Cubanitas
(414) 225-1760
728 N. Milwaukee St. (8 blocks)
Menu
Upscale Cuban. V LD $$
Cubanitas
Elsa's on the Park
(414) 765-0615
833 N. Jefferson St. (0.8 miles)
Menu
Upscale bar food. V LD $$
Elsa's on the Park
Harp Irish Pub
(414) 289-0700
113 E. Juneau Ave. (8 blocks)
Menu
Bar with good burgers, etc. Milwaukee Symph Orch hangout after concerts. LD $$
Harp Irish Pub
Joey Buona's Pizzeria Grille
(414) 272-8662
500 N. Water St. (6 blocks)
Menu
Pizza, Italian food served family style; large groups invited. LD $$
Joey Buona's Pizzeria Grille
Karl Ratzsch's Restaurant
(414) 276-2720
320 E. Mason St. (7 blocks)
Menu
German food. V LD $$
Karl Ratzsch's Restaurant
Kil@Wat Restaurant
(414) 291-4793
139 E. Kilbourn Ave. (Inside Intercontinental Hotel) (7 blocks)
Menu
American upscale. V BLD $$-$$$
Kil@Wat Restaurant
Louise's Italian Cafe
(414) 273-4224
801 N. Jefferson St. (Cathedral Square)
Menu
Italian. V LD $$
Louise's Italian Cafe
Mason Street Grill
(414) 298-3131
425 E. Mason St. (8 blocks)
Menu
Steaks, Seafood, classic American. GF LD $$$
Mason Street Grill
Metro Bar and Cafe
(414) 225-3270
411 E. Mason St. (8 blocks)
Pizza, Continental, American, Casual, fine dining. V BLD $$
Metro Bar and Cafe
Millioke
(414) 278-5999
323 E. Wisconsin Ave. (7 blocks)
Menu
Meat, cheese, beer. LD $$
Millioke
Rumpus Room
(414) 292-0100
1030 N. Water St. (6 blocks)
Menu
Gastropub run by Bartolotta family. V GF LD $$
Rumpus Room
Sababa Restaurant & Bar
(414) 224-9507
391 E. State St. (9 blocks)
Menu
Middle-eastern fusion. V D $$
Sababa Restaurant & Bar
Sake Tumi
(414) 224-7253
714 N. Milwaukee St. (9 blocks)
Menu
Japanese & Korean. GF LD $$$
Sake Tumi
Soup House
(414) 277-7687
324 E. Michigan Ave. (9 blocks)
Menu
Soups. V VG GF L $$
Soup House
Swingin' Door Exchange
(414) 276-8150
219 E. Michigan St. (8 blocks)
Menu
Friday Night Fish Fry
American, bar food. LD $$
Swingin' Door Exchange
Umami Moto
(414) 727-9333
718 N. Milwaukee St. (9 blocks)
Menu
Asian Cuisine, sushi, sake bar. V D $$
Umami Moto
Ward's House of Prime
(414) 223-0135
540 E. Mason St. (8 blocks)
Menu
Steak, seafood. LD $$$
Ward's House of Prime
Water Street Brewery
(414) 272-1195
1101 N. Water St. (9 blocks)
Menu
Beer, sandwiches, burgers. GF LD $$
Water Street Brewery
Watts Tea Shop
(414) 290-5720
761 N. Jefferson St. (8 blocks)
Menu
Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. James Beard Award Winner. BL $$$
Watts Tea Shop
Zarletti
(414) 225-0000
741 N. Milwaukee St. (8 blocks)
Menu
Italian, local produce wine pairings. LD $$$
Zarletti

 



Lakefront (1 mile east)


Cafe Calatrava
(414) 224-3831
Milwukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. (1.1 miles)
Menu
Fresh, multi-cultural, interesting. L $$
Cafe Calatrava
Harbor House
(414) 395-4900
550 N. Harbor Drive (1.3 miles)
Menu
Shellfish, raw bar, seafood. LD $$$
Harbor House

 



Marquette (3/4 mile west)


Outpost Market Cafe
(414) 961-2597
945 N. 12th St. (8-9 blocks)
Menu
Cafe, sandwiches, take out only. V VG L $
Outpost Market Cafe
Sobelman's Pub and Grill
(414) 961-2597
1900 W. St. Paul (1.1 miles)
Menu
Burgers, Bloody Marys, Friday Fish Fry. LD $$
Sobelman's Pub and Grill

 



Historic Third Ward (1 mile southeast)


Aladdin - Taste of the East/Pita Works
(414) 271-4848
400 N. Water St. (Milwaukee Public Market) (7 blocks)
Mediterranean. V VG LD $
Aladdin - Taste of the East
Café Benelux
(414) 501-2500
346 North Broadway (7-8 blocks)
Dinner Menu
Fresh burgers, Belgian specialties, beers. GF LD $$$
Café Benelux
Cafe La Scala
(414) 223-2185
631 E. Chicago St. (1.2 miles)
Menu
Friday Night Fish Fry
Italian. BLD $$
Cafe La Scala
Coquette
(414) 291-5655
316 N Milwaukee (9-10 blocks)
Menu
Bistro. V LD $$
Coquette
Hinterland East Erie St. Gastropub
(414) 727-9300
222 E Erie Street (1 mile)
Menu
A multi-cultural approach to fresh-food eating. D $$$
Hinterland East Erie St Gastropub
Jing's Chinese Restaurant
(414) 271-7788
207 E. Buffalo St. (9 blocks)
Menu
Chinesse. V LD $$
Jing's Chinese Restaurant
Kanpai Sushi Lounge
(414) 220-1155
408 E. Chicago St. (1 mile)
Menu
Sushi. V GF LD $$
Kanpai Sushi Lounge
Kasana Good To Go
(414) 224-6158
241 N. Broadway (9 blocks)
Menu
Argentinean and Brazilian. V VG GF LD $$
Kasana Good To Go
Marguerita Paradise
(414) 226-2422
400 N. Water St. (Milwaukee Public Market) (7 blocks)
Mexican. LD $$
Marguerita Paradise
Rustico
(414) 220-9933
223 N. Water St. (8 blocks)
Menu
Pizza, Italian food. GF LD $$
Rustico
Smyth
(414) 831-4615
500 W. Florida St. (9 blocks)
Menu
Modern American, local produce. LD $$$
Smyth
St. Paul Fish Company
(414) 220-8383
400 N. Water St. (Milwaukee Public Market) (7 blocks)
Menu
Seafood, Oyster Bar. LD $$
St. Paul Fish Company
The Green Kitchen
(414) 273-8830
400 N. Water St. (Milwaukee Public Market) (7 blocks)
Menu
Salads, Sandwiches, Juices. V VG LD $$
The Green Kitchen
The Soup Market
(414) 276-4444
400 N. Water St. (Milwaukee Public Market) (7 blocks)
Menu
Soups, Sandwiches. V LD $$
The Soup Market
The Wicked Hop
(414) 223-0345
345 N. Broadway St. (8 blocks)
Menu
Pub food, salads, sandwiches, burgers. LD $$
The Wicked Hop

 



Yankee Hill (1 mile northeast)


Bollywood Bar and Grill
(414) 271-8200
1038 N Jackson (1 mile)
Menu
Indian food. V GF LD $$
Bollywood Bar and Grill
County Clare
(414) 272-5273
1234 N. Astor St. (1.4 miles)
Menu
Friday Night Fish Fry
Irish pub food, root soup, smoked salmon dishes, comfort food. V VG GF LD $$
County Clare
Sanford
(414) 276-9608
1547 N. Jackson St. (1.4 mile)
Menu
"Modern Ethnic" emphasis on local ingredients. LD $$$$
Sanford
The Knick
(414) 272-0011
1030 E. Juneau Ave. (1.4 miles)
Menu
Casual American. VLD $$
The Knick

 

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