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Ardent Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol

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Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Ardent was a life-changing experience. My husband and I went for my birthday and did the tasting menu with pairings, and it was hands down the best meal either of us has ever had. The ambiance is unexpectedly cozy and understated. Situated in an English...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Katie D
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

The food was well prepared but more vegetable than meat. For over $300 per couple I should be stuffed and I actually left a little hungry. Very good prep but used had mostly vegetables very small plates so do not feel value is there

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 762SharonC
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Four of us dined at Ardent last weekend and all had the chef's menu. Everything was excellent, preparation and service. We had 12 courses in all and each was excellent. Wine was also very good and not too expensive. We wold all go back again,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Toby W
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Four of us dined at Ardent last Friday and found it to be excellent. We all had the tasting menu that consisted of about 11 courses, each of which was delicious. Wine was very good and service was excellent also. The chef even helped serve...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank tdw41
Reviewed April 10, 2018

My husband and I did the chef's tasting at Ardent and it was everything we hoped for and more. The 12-courses of small plates were all creative and great tasting- it was a wonderful experience all around that I would highly recommend to anyone who...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Caroline D
Reviewed February 26, 2018

We brought a group of six including one who can't have gluten, one with lactose intolerance, and two who don't like seafood. Without viewing a menu in advance, we would normally have been nervous about a chef's tasting menu, but Ardent did a terrific job...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to Ardent lived up to all of the hype of being the top rated spot in a town filled with awesome eats. The small dining area is extremely comfortable and not at all overstated. The service was outstanding and we interacted with...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Whr53022
Reviewed January 15, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary by traveling to Milwaukee (from Chicago) and dining at Ardent. We could not have been more pleased. We have dined at many top Chicago venues (Alinea, Grace, Trotter's, Tru, Schwa) and Ardent is clearly a member of this...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank mooretuba
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Sometimes TripAdvisor gets it completely wrong. Ardent not being in the top-100 restaurants in Milwaukee is a travesty as it's easily in the top-5. This is one of the best dining experiences in the city, period. Every restaurant should be like Ardent, but thank god...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank brewcity77
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We were served a sampling menu which was comprised of new and unusual ingredients and flavors. Ideal for refined culinary palettes and the adventurous. Each course was beautifully displayed on an interesting assortment of serveware chosen to showcase the delightful samples. You can choose the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Denise O
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