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“Reservation needed but sitting at the bar turned out wonderful!”
Review of Crazy Water

Crazy Water
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Ranked #22 of 1,571 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Walker's Point
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We didn't think we'd need a reservation for a Monday night but realized it was holiday week. Arrived at the restaurant at 6:00 and every seat in the house was taken almost immediately with reserved tables so it is a HOT SPOT! The food, specials, and service were all exceptional. Bartender was social and professional. Owner may have a bit of an edge but the restaurant is carried by the rest of the staff.

This was our anniversary dinner and were looking for a quaint, mid range restaurant. Fit us perfectly even though we sat at the bar.

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Thank irunforlife
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

With 45 countries and thousands of restaurants under my belt, I can say without hesitation that dinner at Crazy Water is by far one of the most memorable dining experiences I have ever enjoyed.

Atmosphere - eclectic, funky, fun, and all good vibes, from the open kitchen, long bar, and banquets to the tin ceiling and 70's style mirrors adorning the walls. It's the type of place in which you immediately feel comfortable. Not stuffy, but not lacking in character. Some may prefer a more contemporary restaurant feel, but after so many of those, it feels good to unwind over a good meal in a place that doesn't put on airs.

Service - impeccable. Wait staff was knowledgeable and well-trained. Always there when you needed them and always in the shadows when not needed. "Paul" was a primary server, handling a party of eight with confidence and aplomb. Others assisted with delivery of dishes and clearing at the end, but Paul was clearly in charge and took it seriously. Not a misstep (and that's coming from someone who waited tables professionally for nearly 10 years).

Food & Drink - could --- not --- have --- been --- better! How do they do that, working 60 covers from a 10' x 10' open kitchen in the front window of the restaurant? Amazing. The eight of us each ordered something different from the special fish of the evening to veal to duck to steak.......all cooked to perfection with special touches (sauteed winter squash bits in the spinach salad - yum!) and served piping hot. It was also gratifying to note that all eight entrees were served simultaneously. No one had to wait for other plates to be delivered. How'd they do that? Several bottles of wine were presented at the perfect temperature, as appropriate, and served carefully (no sloppy spills like happens in too many establishments) and in a timely fashion.

For those looking for a special, intimate, delicious dining experience, the unforgettable Crazy Water is the place for you. Hint, hint --- the place is packed all the time so reservations are a must. Go. Enjoy. Remember a very special dining experience. Repeat.

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1  Thank MarkRatay
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

this is an awesome place, food has some wonderful flavors, no room really for pre-drinks, but there is a bar pretty much right next door. we were seated in the back, that is nice a little quieter.
Service was good definitely did not rush us. Pretty nice wine selection at decent prices

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Thank moonpig62
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

We went as a group of 6 for dinner. We enjoyed cocktails at the bar first, then we were seated 20 min later. Reservations are always a good idea since this place is well known and busy! The bar is very small so going without reservations means you may not have anywhere to sit while waiting. The food was delicious and the service was great! We will definately return!

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Thank cheekydd
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We dined there last night. We were a party of 9. I ordered a New York Strip done medium. It must have been older meat. It was crumbly and very dry. Not moist at all. Very expensive for what I received. Probably would not recommend.

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2  Thank Jill G
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