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Sanford Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Lower East Side
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1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Green Bay, WI
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305 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for our Anniversay, which alot of people were doing that night. The professionalism of the wait staff was 10 fold. The place is charming and offers alot of atmosphere. We had a table in the corner, and I love that other couples are placed at the next table, just like in France. Great menu with scrumptious entrees...it was... More 

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Cary, il
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103 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a dilemma for me. While this upscale restaurant has many great qualities, it is not a place I personally would go back to. Let me explain. I love the quiet, low key atmosphere. This is an old house that offers it's diners a place to talk quietly and enjoy the evening. The wait staff were true professionals, willing... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food and wonderful service. We love that the dining room is on the small size. Some of the servers have been there for years.....which tells me it is a good place to work. Everything on the menu is fantastic. You will not go home hungry!

Thank Sunmanwi
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sanford's is a delicious restaurant and very cozy. Great place to have great food and great service.

Thank annee35
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for our anniversary dinner. Probably the best fine dining restaurant in Milwaukee and one of the top 10 in the Midwest, including Chicago. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but once you step inside you're in for a treat! Delightful menu. Impeccable service. Pricey, but well worth it. If you're a foodie, Sanford is a "must". Add... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 6 of us in to celebrate a 60th birthday. We had a lovely evening at Sanford. The service was impeccable! We all enjoyed our appetizers, meals, and desserts. My husband & I both thought the food was very good, but not the best that we've had. We would probably return again, but it is very pricey! Beware of... More 

Thank KckbxrSSM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Sanfords with my daughter and son-in-law. Food was excellent along with the wine pairings with each course. Very relaxing evening for this special occasion. If you are looking for excellent food, elegantly prepared and delightful service... Come to Sanfords. Service was excellent ....

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path, it's hard to believe this place is what it is. That is, until you have tried their food! Now, keep in mind, this isn't necessarily "budget friendly" but everything is top quality & incredible! Each course is seemingly better than the last & the desserts are succulent! If you have the means, treat yourself & your... More 

Thank aongus
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396 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Hands down, THE place to go for a romantic celebration (our anniversary again). We liked that the staff and our waiter remembered us from prior visits and made us feel very welcome and at home. He said that, even if you come once a year, you're considered a regular! You can get as dressed up as you like. It's a... More 

Thank John M
New Bern, North Carolina
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This a "special occasions" restaurant. It is not inexpensive. The food is very special though and I could return for every one of our "special occasions" without hesitation. Nice setting with outstanding service. Our family had soft-shelled crab,scallops and grouper. All were perfectly prepared. My grouper with crab hash was simply outstanding. Could easily have gone back for seconds! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: 414-276-9608

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