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Ardent Restaurant

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1751 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1805+1 414-897-7022WebsiteMenu
Open now11:30 AM - 2:00 PM5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

$95/person. 10 appitizer size courses. Eclectic and interesting at times. Hits and misses. We are very adventuous eaters and unfortunately were not wowed. Decor is similar to your parent's basement as you were growing up with all the old mismatched things to sit on and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

After offering several options for a birthday celebration and not getting a excited response we decided to head to Milwaukee for a nice dinner; but WHERE? There is no shortage of good restaurants. Ardent came up in discussion but there are many other options. Going...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

Wonderful dinner and wine pairing. The food was incredible, the service was impeccable. I greatly enjoyed the atmosphere as it was not as stuffy as most restaurants in this price range. Will definitely be going back.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Elegant, gourmet morsels with wine pairing throughout. Expensive, but not too upscale or uppity feeling. Impeccable service. Great for special occasion/anniversary. Easily, the best tasting food in Milwaukee.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

There is almost nothing quite like Ardent in Milwaukee. We went for the tasting menu with wine pairings and 11 courses later we had an experience we can tell stories about for some time. Some of the food was fantastic, like the croissants and the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Ardent has been a very pleasant surprise for us. We enjoyed a beautiful tasting menu at the counter, very creative and nicely executed. We were celebrating a birthday and had a birth year bottle and we have been pleasantly surprised by a very decent corkage...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Really, there are only two restaurants in Milwaukee that are fully comparable to others around the world: Ardent and Sanford. Lots of others can be very good, but these blow the others out of the water. One example: a small dish of cheese, Cream, and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Ardent has a strong following, but after going a couple times for dinner, I don’t understand the rave reviews. A dish or two was memorable, while most were average. The setting is uninspired, and it’s a bit too precious for me. We appreciate fine dining...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

My meal at Ardent was a true epicurean experience. It was an absolutely amazing dinner. I loved sitting at the bar (highly recommended) and watching the chef at work. It’s the kind of restaurant you want to go to every week but you have to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

had the chef's tasting menu - in a word, exquisite! 12 small courses served with proper spacing/timing, well described by the servers, who are also the kitchen staff. Each dish was a unique blend of flavors and not quite imaginable in Milwaukee not so long...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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