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1101 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-2408
+1 414-212-8843
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Milwaukee
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time there. Waiter Daniel recommended the steamed pork buns with shallots, vinaigrette, and crushed spicy peanuts $10. Very good. Also liked the red beans and rice with pork, lamb and jalapeño $9. Not so enthusiastic about app an which sounded better than it was. Pumpkin cake dessert was very good. I would come again. Features small plates but could... More 

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Thank Nancy H
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193 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow was the word on my lips as I departed this restaurant. All the foods are as fresh as you can get and the combination of flavors is singular. The menu is ever changing so no point in identifying specific choices but I'm SO glad we chose a selection of "small portions" as it was a great sampling of their... More 

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Thank Genevieve K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

First time going to Braise and went with my wife and a friend. We had an 8:15 reservation but was seated at 8:00 when we arrived. We had a fantastic meal by sharing some small plates and a plate for 2. Since the menu is seasonal, some of these items may not be available long term. All of these were... More 

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Thank Chris V
Milwaukee
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

The food here is definitely worth a 5-star rating. We sampled as much of the menu as possible, including the curry chicken, beef brisket, cheese tray, bresaola, coriander carrots, Thai pork, pretty much everything that caught our eye. There is also an excellent beer and wine selection. The service, on the other hand, was less than stellar. Getting our first... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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261 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Went to Braise as part of a large group. They had a separate room for us, which allowed us to mingle and not disturb other guests. Brought out appetizers - various cheeses (all good), what I believe was a red pepper hummus dip, and pork buns (life changing). Our dinner was family style. Mushroom Risotto (again, life changing), beef brisket,... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We began our meal with an amazingly tasty leek soup. The flavors burst in my mouth. So, so good. Yum. Roasted celery root salad, Piedmontese Red Hot, Curry Braised goat, Crispy scallion ricecake, and steamed pork buns is delicious. The wait staff is attentive, polite and willing to ecplain the menu well. We enjoyed our meal immensely.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Went w/friends before a show at the Milwaukee Rep, I had been there several times before but not w/i the last 9-12 months. It appears the owners has incorporated a little asian/mexican food truck flavoring, I like it when people experiment w//food especially when as here it works. We combined small plate and large. I ordered the tongue taco, esquites(a... More 

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Thank acookster
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I thought this might be too precious and pricey, but for our group of five, this turned out to be the perfect Saturday night location. The bar area is comfortable, with excellent cocktails, wine and beer, with no attitude whatsoever. The restaurant itself is well designed, just "rustic" enough but with an overall homey feel. The food was better than... More 

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New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I live in New York City, supposedly a culinary paradise. Well, let me tell you, the meal I had at Braise was as good as any I have had anywhere. I went with two friends and we shared a bottle of wine and maybe 8 or so small plates. The food was simply superb. There was maybe one dish I... More 

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Thank TravelLadyBJH
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

I attended a private party on the second floor. All drinks were made using natural ingredients and boy, what a difference it makes. The food is either grown by the restaurant or outsourced from other area farms. I had a risotto that was flavorful and not overpowering as other risottos can be. For dessert, all I can say is O... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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: +1 414-212-8843

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