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1101 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
What an amazing restaurant!

Intimate restaurant with adventurous menu that is very well executed. Service is friendly and well-meaning if not totally polished. I will NOT visit Milwaukee and miss Braise! Truly a MUST VISIT!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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171 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Intimate restaurant with adventurous menu that is very well executed. Service is friendly and well-meaning if not totally polished. I will NOT visit Milwaukee and miss Braise! Truly a MUST VISIT!

Thank TTGG
Milwaukee, Wisconsn
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I always write reviews of places i travel and thought I should really write one for my favorite place where I actually dine a lot in my hometown. If you are visiting Milwaukee then Braise is a must - it's farm to table and truly just fabulous. Typically I would never order chicken at a restaurant because it's chicken and... More 

1 Thank cms531
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Food is always delicious. Atmosphere is 'jovial' and a bit noisy. Servers always pleasant and a bit quirky at times (but it is Walker's point restaurant).

2 Thank ZeeseMKE
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This restaurant specializes in small plates of deliciously creative dishes. You can just keep sampling until you are full. We must have ordered 12 different plates for our group of 6 and had a great memorable time

1 Thank David T
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Absolutely fantastic restaurant - the vibe of this place is best described as inviting. The staff, the decor, the layout and most importantly the food invites a sense of comfort. Every plate brought to our table was plated to near perfection and the food was close to lick your plate worthy. For sure worth a visit.

1 Thank NKRice
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323 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Four of us met at this interesting restaurant on 2nd Street. We ordered eight small plates. Each plate was beautifully presented and was tasty. The tongue tacos helped me overcome my dislike for tongue, which all goes to show that food in the hands of creative chefs can be amazing. Our seasonal rhubarb everything was a surprise presentation and a... More 

Thank Feenixwest
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193 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you are a foodie who likes to try new things and enjoy different tastes - this place is a 10 !!! The menu is varied and creative. We tried about 8 different dishes between the two of us and everything was great. I can't wait to go back and try others!!!!

2 Thank jonamo9638
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I really enjoyed this place, my boyfriend is a bit more picky and really didn't like it. All locally grown, locally sourced food. Cute, charming atmosphere. Loved the cheese tray and assortment of wines. Loved the small plates, so I could try a few different things. Interesting, seasonal choices with ever changing menu. If you like to try new things... More 

Thank SSFlowers
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

So I love the concept of the restaurant. They use local farmers and services to supply the restaurant. However, we made reservations in a Thursday and we put in the corner way in the back of the restaurant. The ambience of the restaurant was not in that corner next to the exit door and back stairs. Make sure to call... More 

1 Thank Robert M
DaveSwanson, Owner at Braise, responded to this review

Robert, I'm sorry you were disappointed with the service at Braise and your table. We have removed that table from the back room. As much as a restaurant focuses on food the real key is the staff and service. I don't know what happened with your server treating you rudely. I always try to instill at every pre-shift meeting with... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I liked the decor and the simplicity of the food. Service was excellent too. However, I did feel that the menu was not large enough - we had limited choice. They did have a good selection of Scotch (at least the ones I liked), but there were only three to choose from. Reasonably priced in my opinion and worth covering... More 

Thank BGSolomon

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1101 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-212-8843

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Spanish


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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