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1101 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI
+1 414-212-8843
17:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

First time going to Braise and went with my wife and a friend. We had an 8:15 reservation but was seated at 8:00 when we arrived. We had a fantastic meal by sharing some small plates and a plate for 2. Since the menu is seasonal, some of these items may not be available long term. All of these were... More 

Thank Chris V
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is definitely worth a 5-star rating. We sampled as much of the menu as possible, including the curry chicken, beef brisket, cheese tray, bresaola, coriander carrots, Thai pork, pretty much everything that caught our eye. There is also an excellent beer and wine selection. The service, on the other hand, was less than stellar. Getting our first... More 

Thank brewcity77
Troy, Michigan
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256 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Went to Braise as part of a large group. They had a separate room for us, which allowed us to mingle and not disturb other guests. Brought out appetizers - various cheeses (all good), what I believe was a red pepper hummus dip, and pork buns (life changing). Our dinner was family style. Mushroom Risotto (again, life changing), beef brisket,... More 

Thank Scott G
Guangzhou, China
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We began our meal with an amazingly tasty leek soup. The flavors burst in my mouth. So, so good. Yum. Roasted celery root salad, Piedmontese Red Hot, Curry Braised goat, Crispy scallion ricecake, and steamed pork buns is delicious. The wait staff is attentive, polite and willing to ecplain the menu well. We enjoyed our meal immensely.

Thank SuzanneandRick_10
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went w/friends before a show at the Milwaukee Rep, I had been there several times before but not w/i the last 9-12 months. It appears the owners has incorporated a little asian/mexican food truck flavoring, I like it when people experiment w//food especially when as here it works. We combined small plate and large. I ordered the tongue taco, esquites(a... More 

Thank acookster
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I thought this might be too precious and pricey, but for our group of five, this turned out to be the perfect Saturday night location. The bar area is comfortable, with excellent cocktails, wine and beer, with no attitude whatsoever. The restaurant itself is well designed, just "rustic" enough but with an overall homey feel. The food was better than... More 

Thank swingbossa
New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I live in New York City, supposedly a culinary paradise. Well, let me tell you, the meal I had at Braise was as good as any I have had anywhere. I went with two friends and we shared a bottle of wine and maybe 8 or so small plates. The food was simply superb. There was maybe one dish I... More 

Thank TravelLadyBJH
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I attended a private party on the second floor. All drinks were made using natural ingredients and boy, what a difference it makes. The food is either grown by the restaurant or outsourced from other area farms. I had a risotto that was flavorful and not overpowering as other risottos can be. For dessert, all I can say is O... More 

Thank Ajwany1
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We went to a farm dinner and this was not our first time. As usual the atmosphere was great. Wait staff was great but this time the food was not great. Barley salad was average. Lamb offal had unidentifiable bits in it. Flavor was far too earthy. Third course was ok but Armenian bread was hard and meat had an... More 

Thank maryY8993SX
Braise R, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience, we use all feedback- good and bad, as a tool for improvement. I am very sorry that your farm dinner experience was not a good one and would love the opportunity to make that right with you. Please email manager@braiselocalfood.com with your contact info and I will be... More 

Lake Forest
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fantastic attentive service from knowlegable servers who were enthusiastic about their food and that really enhances the overall experience. Interesting, well thought out dishes served in small plate servings to pass. Innovative and very tasty. Overall great dining experience that all of us enjoyed.

Thank JRZ78
DaveSwanson, Manager at Braise, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to review your visit. It is very much appreciated and we hope you will join us again! Sincerely, Rebecca Ayala Dining Room Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-212-8843

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