Blue's Egg is only open for breakfast, but it lasts until 2pm and it has one of the best breakfast menus in the city. They are known for their signature stuffed hash browns in which some of the selections include chicken & chorizo, roasted mushroom and creamy leeks or aged provolone. Each one is amazing and this is only the savory side of the menu, the pancakes and french toast options are perfect for that sweet tooth. The menu changes and specials arrive daily so check website for more details.
Owners Melissa Buchholz and Ross Bachhuber run this restaurant based on the principle of shared plates and communal ingredients. The menu is hard to define because its influences range from French traditionalism to Asian fusion. You can order Steamed Mussels in a Shallot Apple Broth or Lo Mein with Crispy Wonton and Tofu for something completely different. Nonetheless, the kitchen brings different farm-to-table flavors every day with their innovative small plate menus and charcuterie boards which are some of the best in the city.
Braise is not only one of the most promising restaurants in Milwaukee, it is also committed to teaching its diners about where food comes from and how it is processed. All of the ingredients in the dishes are locally sourced whenever possible and the owners even have their own culinary school in the restaurant. The menu changes daily, however some of the examples on the menu include a cheese plate, trout, pork loin and other Nouvelle American inspired cuisine. The bar menu includes many local beers and a superb wine list for those who wish to try a varietal.
According to the restaurant website, the story says that there has been a tavern on this spot for well over a century. The spot has changed many times over those last 100 years until Karl Lotharus purchased the restaurant and renamed it after his hometown of Trier in 1978. Since then it has become the quintessential Lotharingian restaurant and bar on the corner of Farwell and North. It has changed owners a few times since Karl died unfortunately just three years after he purchased it, however today the new owners have retained the German beer and brats to the delight of Milwaukee's denizens. It is a real nice place for a drink and the interior oozes authenticity galore with its massive Bier steins, wood and stained glass panels, and of course an awesome beer garden.
Even though this pizzeria/restaurant is located in nearby Wauwatosa, Milwaukeens usually claim it as their own. For over 40 years owner Jim Balistreri has been serving the community with his homespun Italian dishes and delectable pizza. The menu is filled with so many options, almost every region of Italy is represented, albeit made the American way. Try the Melanzane Fritte, it is one of the best pieces of fried eggplant in the Midwest. Mr. Balistreri has another Italian restaurant on Blue Mound Road (also in Wauwatosa), yet this one focuses on more complex Italian dinners that require sit-down service.
Sanford is a lovely, intimate restaurant located in Milwaukee's hip, East Side neighborhood. This upscale establishment, open since 1989, is proud to feature the cuisine of chef Sanford D'Amato. The dishes vary depending on the season, on any day of the week you may find French and American favorites to Mediterranean and North African ones, in other words, you will always find something you want on the menu. The highlight of the kitchen is the tasting menu, it is best accompanied with a wine pairing from the ample selection of varietals on the list. While the menu changes according to season, some of the courses that return every now-and-then include, the Seared Sea Scallop on Bacon Pea Mash with a Carrot Dumpling or a splendid of Lamb Rib Mole Taco with Tomatillo Salsa and Cocoa Chili Sauce.
Cafe Deco is a cool place with tall plain walls and a lot of colorful large mosaic shaped designs used to give the inside a bright, modern look. It is located inside the Ambassador Hotel— equipped with high-speed internet and a comfortable and relaxing lounge which makes this popular among locals and tourists alike. Cafe Deco is filled with folks who like to come here and chill out after a long day. Try out some of the cafe's coffee and ice cream drinks. The delicious sandwiches and salads accompanied by numerous types of soups can also be a fun start to your day.