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“Unique and Incredible Food”
Review of Crazy Water

Crazy Water
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Ranked #59 of 1,527 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Walker's Point
Milwaukee, WI
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Unique and Incredible Food”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a small-ish restaurant in an old store-front. But, the food is fantastic and the entrees are made at the end of their bar. Some of the best food in Milwaukee--if you love food and great atmosphere you have to go here!

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Muskego, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Only OK”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had high expectations which were not met. The atmosphere is good even though the space is tiny and you can barely move. We loved the building. Our server was very cool, never friendly, and no smile. Service was inattentive. My appetizer of pork belly was delicious. But my entree of mushroom dusted sea bass was not good. It was thickly coated with mushrooms, like a breaded chop. When it came I thought the wrong food was delivered. It was black with a very dark sauce that I would serve with a red meat. The fish was so overpowered. I did like the mushrooms. My husband had a special of a veal chop which he said was decent. Our wine was good. It seems like the chef is trying to be creative but doesn't have the knack at combining ingredients. We will not go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best in Milwaukee”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

I have lived in Milwaukee my whole life and this is my favorite restaurant in the city overall. I eat out fairly often, and like to stay up on which restaurants are out there. Crazy Water offers the most for the money in terms of food, atmosphere and service. You can have a great meal and drinks for two for $125 with tip. It's small, cozy, cool location and awesome food. Small menu is not an issue. 3 words...bacon wrapped dates

Visited September 2012
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Thank donmullen12
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Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food good vibes”
Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

We ate at Crazy Water on a Thursday evening while visiting friends and family in Milwaukee. We had reservations and were seated quickly and given water and menus and told of the specials. We all chose different entrees: the duck breast, the salmon, the pork shoulder, and the tilapia. Everything is served with sides chosen to go with the entree, such as braised brussels sprouts, jasmine rice, bok choi, whipped potatoes, etc. we were all very pleased with the food and the service. We didn't have dessert, although the dessert menu was tempting. The decor is charming, and it is impressive that all the food is prepared in the tiny kitchen grill at the end of the bar. I would definitely eat here again if offered the chance.

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Thank ArizonaMomcat
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good, cozy and atmospheric”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This smallish, atmospheric restaurant has lots of excellent Tripadvisor reviews - and they are well deserved. The night for our table of four was helped by a great server who spotted that a couple of dishes weren't knocking us out and without asking got the kitchen to deliver some add-ons that made our evening. There was nothing wrong with any of the dishes - just that a couple of the party thought their dish was a little underwhelming versus the menu description. I took a recommendation for the kale and citrus salad which was refreshing and clearly of the moment in terms of ingredients, followed by the duck breast, which was wonderful.

The restaurant is wonderfully cozy room, with a lot of the cooking coming out of a small kitchen integrated into the bar.

Overall a really good evening Well priced and inventive wine list. Really worth a visit - London would benefit from a couple of restaurants in this style.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank John S
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