We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar is a comfortably stylish New American cuisine showcasing locally sourced (when available) and world inspired cuisine and cocktails. We are located on the corner of 10th & Washington in the heart of the Millwork District. The restaurant is led by a kitchen & bar team with some of the top talent in the area. Brazen is a representation of inspired individuals wanting to perfect their craft and give our patrons the best experience possible. Our team works with local farmers and growers to bring the freshest ingredients to our kitchen for the best quality. We pride ourselves in not having any freezers in the restaurant which allows us to give you always fresh ingredients!!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (322)
Filter reviews
321 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch duck tacos beet salad creme brulee ribeye crab cakes brussels sprouts donuts potatoes pizza eggs benedict seafood fries chef kevin the short ribs farm to table old fashioned
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Our favorite place in Dubuque! Great atmosphere. I would recommend getting a reservation - there is not much of a waiting area. Small patio area when it’s nice out. Definitely get the friend chicken and a cocktail.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

We had decided to explore culinary opportunities in the Dubuque area, and Brazen Open Kitchen & Bar was the second stop on our odyssey. Even though it was a 40-mile drive to get there, we wanted to give it a try... We arrived promptly for...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I just went there last night for Valentine’s Day and we ordered the Chefs Tasting Menu along with the wine pairings. Now this is my first review I’ve ever written but I felt compelled to do so because this was the best...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

I diligently read reviews before visiting and scoured their web site and menu. The wine list is not posted on their site so I emailed and got them to send me one. Nice array of wines all fairly priced. Atmosphere is industrial and simple and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020

Wonderful dinner, great service. We ordered the fall salad, squash soup, salmon, & short rib. Everything was SO good.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020

Best Steak in Town from Millwork Top Chef. With a famous chef, and stunning downtown Millwork decor, the food is even better. They have no freezer, everything is fresh and local. I believe their ribeye steak is the best steak in the tri-state area, where...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

SO GOOD THAT WE ATE HERE TWICE IN 24 HOURS. Scratch kitchen where everything is farm-field fresh. I can’t rave enough about our meal. If you’re in the Dubuque area you have got to check this place out! If going for brunch, you HAVE to...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Brazen has developed through the years to a 5 star destination. Their meals are creative, unique and feature the freshest ingredients. Items are sourced locally and prepared and served in a relaxed manner with upscale tastes. The bar offers a quality wine list and craft...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020

We have gone to Brazen several times after church, and the food is amazing. We will come back the next time we visit Dubuque!!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed January 18, 2020

On a business trip we decided to grab dinner and opened up Tripadvisor and found this restaurant near were we were. First, the renovated building was gorgeous. Fun bar and atmosphere for an informal dinner. The menu offered a smaller number of choices then most...More

Date of visit: January 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
TownePlace Suites Dubuque Downtown
14 reviews
.11 miles away
Canfield Hotel
35 reviews
.41 miles away
Hotel Julien Dubuque
2,835 reviews
.53 miles away
Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark
1,926 reviews
.59 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
L.May Eatery
808 reviews
.27 miles away
Sunshine Family Restaurant
348 reviews
.39 miles away
7 Hills Brewing Company
148 reviews
.07 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
86 reviews
.30 miles away
Diamond Jo Casino
516 reviews
.49 miles away
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
34 reviews
.37 miles away
Shot Tower
81 reviews
.26 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
October 1, 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 581,957 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
May 22, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Patti M | Reviewed this property |
Yes and yes, I'd get that phone call made asap!
Rhonda W
November 27, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
Always good. Menu changes seasonally. Worth a trip to Dubuque.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing