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Elsa's on the Park

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833 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-765-0615
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Iconic Cocktail Bar

There are a few iconic bar/restaurants around the country; The Odeon in Tribeca, Arnaud's in New Orleans, Elsa's has that same status in Milwaukee. Ahead of its time in the 1980s, Elsa's has withstood the test of time and remains just as trendy today. Cocktails are Wisconsin poured, meaning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
enofile1
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

There are a few iconic bar/restaurants around the country; The Odeon in Tribeca, Arnaud's in New Orleans, Elsa's has that same status in Milwaukee. Ahead of its time in the 1980s, Elsa's has withstood the test of time and remains just as trendy today. Cocktails are Wisconsin poured, meaning potent and large, with no skimping on liquor. The Bartenders are... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I read a few reviews that said they had gotten too uppity. I thought my server was just right, pleasant and attentive. The Wisconsin Chicken Sandwich was just ok. I suppose given the price of $15.50 for a sandwich I expected it to be more flavorful.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I can honestly say I was a little intimidated when I walked into Elsa's. We walked in and started looking for a hostess stand. Well, there isn't one. We continued walking towards the back of the restaurant until a waiter asked us if we needed a table. Something about this place made it feel super fancy. I was nervous to... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I enjoyed my dinner after the symphony with my friend decided to go there by myself. I wasn't able to open the glasses doors. Here I am in my motorized wheelchair struggle to open up the door while the staff watches me. I didn't realize that the staff is that stuffy but they are. I didn't want to break the... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great spot for a drink and a bite to eat after a concert at the Riverside Theater. Great menu and drinks are fab! Music is loud but fun.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

we visit Milwaukee every year for a long weekend and always look forward to stopping at Elsa's. We went again tonight and enjoyed it once again, patty melt and nachos. Great service, friendly welcome, good mood.

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Saukville, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've been to Elsa's on several occasions, for lunch, dinner and drinks, but most recently for lunch. We've liked this spot because it has great food - sandwiches and small plates top the favorites list. The atmosphere has a high-end feel, a bit pretentious in my opinion. We've tolerated this because the food, while very good quality, doesn't reflect the... More 

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went to Elsa's on a recommendation of a local who said "they have good food". Walking in you get the impression of a lively, upscale atmosphere, promising. I had to stop a waitress to ask to be seated, no maître Dee. The menu is very strange. Mostly burgers or some other kind of sandwich served in a silver basket,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great atmosphere, great service and amazing burgers! Was expecting more of a "bar look" and the high ceilings and décor made it look very high end and expensive, which it was not. Very affordable. The front section was a little loud for my taste, but we found a small table in the back so we could eat and talk. Patty... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to grab a burger in all of Milwaukee. The ambiance is fantastic. And while you can absolutely show up dressed to the nines and feel comfortable, you'll feel just as comfortable in jeans. It's a great place to go with friends, on a date, have a business meeting, you name it! Oh, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 833 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414-765-0615

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?