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1101 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Madison, WI
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank iriscin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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 4 weeks ago 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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188 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank J Danger W
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 

Thank TJMilwaukee
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 

Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Great potential but missed delivery. Food was trying to be classy and sophisticated must missed the mark. First thing that was served was a Lamb Liver Mousse. While disgusting it just tasted like salt. The service was terrible. Took forever to get another round of drinks, and about 15 minutes to get the bill. After all that, I have been... More 

Thank weaselbob74
Braise R, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. At Braise we take all guest feedback seriously and try to use it as a chance for us to improve. We strive to provide all of our guests with the freshest products available from our Wisconsin landscape.Please feel free to contact me at manager@braiselocalfood.com and I would be happy to look into this matter in... More 

Lake Villa, Illinois
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This restaurant is part of the culinary school - offered a nice large menu of wood-fired items, small plates, and large plates. Menu changes every night - we had the smoked beets which were delicious and the steamed pork buns. Buns were open faced and very tasty (a little too much sauce that tasted like ranch dressing but still great).... More 

Thank Tami W
Braise R, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you Tami for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to hear guest feedback and pleased that you had a good visit! Hope you will visit us again soon! Sincerely, Rebecca Ayala, Dining Room Manager More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Simple, fresh and locally sourced is Braise's tag line and it fits. Located within a couple blocks of the Allen Bradley clock tower, Braise occupies some homey space with hard wood floors and wooden chairs and tables (nice to see in a day of overly done synthetic materials). There is a ample bar although the night we were there the... More 

1 Thank Tomas M
Braise R, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you Tomas for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled that your experience was so pleasing and hope you will visit us again soon! Sincerely, Rebecca Ayala, Dining Room Manager More 

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384 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We ate here with two other couples after a play at the Rep. It's hard to find a place that works for everyone, and sometimes it's hard to find a reservation for 6 people. We were seated promptly and had a nice evening of conversation. It was nice to come back here when it was not the dead of winter... More 

1 Thank John M
Braise R, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience at Braise. I am so happy to hear about your positive experience and hope we will have the pleasure of serving you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI
  • 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?