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Sanford Restaurant

1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001 (Lower East Side)
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Ranked #1 of 1,410 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent dinner and service was exceptional. Parsnip soup was like dessert! We had fish dishes....they melted in our mouthes. Don't miss this!

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Chenequa, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Justin is the Michael Jordan of Chefs. He has set the bar for the culinary scene in Milwaukee higher than his Dean Smith mentor, Sandy , and has continued the tradition of Sanfords being the best restaurant. Do not come to Milwaukee and miss the opportunity to eat here. Tell them Jeff and Molly sent you.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I heard about this place for a long time and finally took it upon myself to give it a try. It is everything and more. The best. There is Sanford's and there are restaurants. Sure, there are great restaurants here and elsewhere but this was a great experience all around. The service is spot on. The food was fantastic. Everything... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had the most professional waiter I've ever seen. I truly felt like a king eating here. Needless to say the food is top notch. But if you want to experience greatness and you've saved up some cash you couldn't possibly be disappointed.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After several years of going to other fine dining restaurants, my husband and I chose Sanford for our anniversary dinner. It was fabulous! The food was exquisite and the service was impeccable. Sanford is now our favorite fine dining restaurant in Milwaukee.

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It had been a few years since we'd dined here, and the founding family had recently passed the operation to its staff -- so there was a slight hesitancy in returning, because we loved it so. The only mistake was the hesitancy. Nothing has been lost, including the quality of food and service (at least one waiter has been with... More 

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Lomira, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had a family celebration here. And it was that good. The beer selection is excellent. Food is heavy on seafood, no chicken, a bit of beef and pork. All beautifully prepared and presented. Wonderful desserts. Very accommodating staff. And small and quiet for nice dinner conversations.

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

So...this is hands down the best restaurant I have ever been to. It is worth every cent. If you want to have a food experience that you will literally be talking about for weeks or years, you go to Sanford.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is by far the Best Restaurant in the Midwest! My husband took me there for my 50th Birthday and it was an experience not be missed. From the time we arrived the Valet whisked our car away and our evening of being totally spoiled had begun. We had a quiet table in the back of the restaurant where soft... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went to Sanford to give the “Fall Exploration” menu a try. The “Exploration Menus” are a weekday only menu that changes all the time with various themes, this one was Fall. They are always 4 courses, in this case, an appetizer, a soup, main and dessert. It was outstanding!! I have to start with the amuse, which was a... More 

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Additional Information about Sanford Restaurant

Address: 1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
Phone Number: 414-276-9608
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

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