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1101 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-2408
414-212-8843
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Oconomowoc, WI
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181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Paytons
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 2 weeks ago

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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Thank Russ w
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Braise is masterful at bringing the very best out of fresh, local food. We dined on a Tuesday night and took advantage of both Tuesday specials - 1/2 of tap beers and selected small plates and the bar, and then $12 bahn mi's + MKE brewing beer at a table. The roasted parsnips and leeks with harissa and toasted pistachios... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Great atmosphere and nice staff. Very locavore and the kitchen table, a bar in front of kitchen allows seeing many dishes prepared and you can ask which is which in choosing. The salads are very fresh, the entrees just the right size and more affordable than lots. On Open Table. Moderately busy. Would be nice romantic place or just out... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

After being on our list for years, we finally made it! We've eaten food from Braise at various events around town but never made it in to the restaurant. It was date night and we arrived 15 mins before our reservation therefore, we sat at the bar and started with an old fashioned and one of their delicious "fancy brandy"... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I haven't been to this restaurant in a few years, and unfortunately, it was not as good as I remembered. Starting with the waitress...she couldn't explain anything. We asked about a house drink that was on the menu and all she could say is that it's an "digestif" (with no definition or explanation) and steered us to other cocktails, which... More 

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Braise R, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Braise. We take all guest feedback seriously and try to use it as a tool in which to improve upon. We will check into the issues you made mention of and I hope you will give us another try in the future. Sincerely, Rebecca Ayala Dining Room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 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
Large groups, Romantic
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?