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1101 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-2408
414-212-8843
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to a farm dinner and this was not our first time. As usual the atmosphere was great. Wait staff was great but this time the food was not great. Barley salad was average. Lamb offal had unidentifiable bits in it. Flavor was far too earthy. Third course was ok but Armenian bread was hard and meat had an... More 

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Thank maryY8993SX
Braise R, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience, we use all feedback- good and bad, as a tool for improvement. I am very sorry that your farm dinner experience was not a good one and would love the opportunity to make that right with you. Please email manager@braiselocalfood.com with your contact info and I will be... More 

Lake Forest
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic attentive service from knowlegable servers who were enthusiastic about their food and that really enhances the overall experience. Interesting, well thought out dishes served in small plate servings to pass. Innovative and very tasty. Overall great dining experience that all of us enjoyed.

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Thank JRZ78
DaveSwanson, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to review your visit. It is very much appreciated and we hope you will join us again! Sincerely, Rebecca Ayala Dining Room Manager More 

Cupertino, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wed. night. Had reservations, but not really needed. Sat immediately. Service was OK, not spectacular, but available. 4 plates: 1. Steamed Pork Buns w/ Scallion Vinaigrette & Crushed Spicy Peanuts. Bit "doughy" but nice pork. 2. Pulled Pork w/ Masa-Corn Cake, Tomatillo Salsa & Red Cabbage Slaw: best of the night, very enjoyable. 3. The Humba under the small plates... More 

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Thank kevin k
DaveSwanson, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Braise. We appreciate all feedback and try to use it as a tool for improvement. I Hope you will give us another try in the future. Best Wishes, Rebecca Ayala Dining Room Manager More 

Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant offers locally sourced fresh food all of which is uniquely prepared. Choose from appetizers, small plates or entrees, all of which are intriguing to one's individual palate. We sat at the "chef's" table where you have an opportunity to watch the food being prepared and to chat with the chef. Very fun to do! Everyone was gracious and... More 

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Thank Onthego1950
DaveSwanson, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit us, and to for taking the time to review your experience at Braise. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit us again soon. Sincerely, Rebecca Ayala Dining Room Manager More 

Oconomowoc, WI
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181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

From the moment we arrived we could tell this was going to be a good experience. The hostess was friendly & sat us at the bar for just a few minutes until our table was ready. It's always a good sign when your server is knowledgable about the wines & beers available. He knew exactly what we wanted in a... More 

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DaveSwanson, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and glad to hear you had a good time! Sincerely, Rebecca Ayala Dining Room Manager More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We ate at Braise on a beautiful summer evening so our party of four chose to sit outside. Our server guided us through the menu with enthusiasm and thorough knowledge of all the dishes. It was obvious she shared our love of good food. We shared several of the small plates and one large plate each one more delicious than... More 

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1 Thank Amy S
DaveSwanson, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to review us. I'm glad we were able to provide you with a great experience and hope you will visit us again in the future! Sincerely, Rebecca Ayala Dining Room Manager More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Like true Farm Table restaurants, this menu varies based on what is seasonal/available locally. The 5 of us opted for a couple entrees and several small plates so we could sample. Everything was fresh, beautifully presented and delicious. Also, lots of refurbished/reused materials were used in remodeling the restaurant. For example, the tables are recycled wood from the bowling alley... More 

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Thank teresam1019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Dave Swanson is the owner and master chef, and he has a great selection of meals on the menu. The choices are often modern and experimental, but always excellent. Dave and his staff source the ingredients from local farms, which means the menu is always changing. For a fun time sit at the kitchen bar and you'll get to watch... More 

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Madison, WI
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Go on a Sunday night and experience the magic that is Happy Bun Dim Sum! Grab an outdoor seat if the weather is nice as it is more than worth it. The tiki drinks are strong but taste delish! We had a variety but overall the steamed bun with bbq pork was the winner overall followed by the shrimp dumpling... More 

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Thank iriscin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I Am a wedding officiant and this is where the couple chose to have the rehearsal dinner. Everything was amazing well done and unique. The bar had a good selection of local beers. The upstairs deck and patio were amazing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-212-8843

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