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1101 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI
414-212-8843
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good for the adventurous foodie

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Greenfield
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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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 

Mumbai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just great food, service, and atmosphere. We loved the tapas style menu and can't wait to get back to Milwaukee to eat here again.

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Somers, Wisconsin
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138 reviews 138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Loved Braise! We enjoyed a great tapas style dinner with friends. Wonderfully prepared local ingredients. Staff was nice, they even gave a free dish that they made by mistake. Decent selection of wines but I didn't recognize any.

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wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There was nothing on the menu - not one thing - I would order or eat. Staff was helpful. No review. Restaurant is in old bowling alley. Floor and tables reclaimed wood from bowling lanes.

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Toledo, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were in town for a conference. Eight of us were seated in a banquet-like table. A friend promised good food, and that was true--all small, tapas-like appetizers were very good. For a group of 8, however, we had to order too many, since the portions were REALLY small. I enjoyed my main dish (chicken), but a couple of others... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went with my parents to Braise this past Saturday night and had an awesome time. We tried a couple other places first, both were swamped and taught us that we really need to get serious about making reservations in advance. Anyway, my parents luckily remembered Braise - they'd been once, I never had. We were sat at the bar... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had their chicken and it was fabulous. Another person in our party had the rainbow trout and raved about it.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Love love love that they source their items locally. Sad sad sad that we were not enthralled by the food as we have been looking forward to eating here for AGES. My hubby and I tried two of their signature cocktails. His tasted like a wine cooler with seltzer. Mine was much better with a gentle bitters touch. The menu... More 

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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
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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