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Readers’ Choice Dining Awards
It’s time to wear some different shoes – the restaurant critic’s. How does that feel? For the next three pages, you, our faithful readers, are the voices that decide which local restaurants – in categories far and wide – are the equivalent of Mount Everest. But before we lift the curtain, we have some other big news to share – the winners in our random drawing. Congratulations to Katie Vertovec, Beth Jaworski, Hannah Behm, Mike Miller, Anne Sprecher and Korey Maki.

Top Five Restaurants

1. Sobelman’s Pub & Grill (1900 W. St. Paul Ave., 414-931-1919; 1601 W. Wells St., 414-933-1601)
2. Lake Park Bistro (3133 E. Newberry Blvd., 414-962-6300)
3. Maxie’s (6732 W. Fairview Ave., 414-292-3969)
4. Sanford (1547 N. Jackson St., 414-276-9608)
5. La Merenda (125 E. National Ave., 414-389-0125)

New Restaurant

1. 8-twelve MVP Bar & Grill (17800 N. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, 262-641-5600)
2. Odd Duck (2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 414-763-5881)

Cheap Spot

1. Sobelman’s Pub & Grill
2. Kopp’s Frozen Custard (7631 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, 414-282-4312; 18880 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, 262-789-9490; 5373 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale, 414-961-3288)

View

1. Harbor House (550 N. Harbor Dr., 414-395-4900)
2. Weissgerber’s Golden Mast Inn (W349 N5293 Lacy’s Ln., Okauchee, 262-567-7047)

Service
1. Eddie Martini’s (8612 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa, 414-771-6680)
2. Maxie’s

Most Romantic

1. Lake Park Bistro
2. Ristorante Bartolotta (7616 W. State St., Wauwatosa, 414-771-7910)

Ambiance

1. Lake Park Bistro
2. Harbor House

Family-friendly 

1. Organ Piper Pizza (4353 S. 108th St., Greenfield, 414-529-1177)
2. Chancery (six locations)

Wine List

1. Balzac (1716 N. Arlington Pl., 414-755-0099)
2. Bacchus (925 E. Wells St., 414-765-1166)

Beer Selection

1. Sugar Maple (441 E. Lincoln Ave., 414-481-2393)
2. Café Hollander (2608 N. Downer Ave., 414-963-6366; 7677 W. State St., Wauwatosa, 414-475-6771)

Small Plates/Tapas

1. La Merenda
2. Odd Duck

Sandwich Shop

1. Glorioso’s Italian Market (1011 E. Brady St., 414-272-0540)
2. Jake’s Deli (1634 W. North Ave., 414-562-1272; Shops of Grand Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., 
414-882-7090)

Patio

1. Horny Goat Hideaway (2011 S. First St., 414-482-4628)
2. The Yard at the Iron Horse Hotel (500 W. Florida St., 888-543-4766)

Use of Local Ingredients

1. Blue’s Egg (317 N. 76th St., 414-299-3180)
2. Honeypie (2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 414-489-7437)

Quietest

1. Sanford
2. Lake Park Bistro

Vegetarian

1. Beans & Barley (1901 E. North Ave., 414-278-7878)
2. Café Manna (Sendik’s Towne Centre, 3815 N. Brookfield Rd., Brookfield, 262-790-2340)

Seafood

1. Harbor House
2. Crawdaddy’s (6414 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, 414-778-2228)

Steak

1. 5 O’Clock Steakhouse (2416 W. State St., 414-342-3553)
2. Mr. B’s A Bartolotta Steakhouse (18380 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, 262-790-7005)

Fish Fry

1. Lakefront Brewery Palm Garden (1872 N. Commerce St., 414-273-8300)
2. American Serb Memorial Hall (5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., 414-545-6030)

Dessert

1. Honeypie
2. Le Rêve Patisserie & Café (7610 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, 414-778-3333)

Bakery

1. Peter Sciortino’s Bakery (1101 E. Brady St., 414-272-4623)
2. National Bakery & Deli (3200 S. 16th St., 414-672-1620; 13820 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield, 262-827-4097; 5637 Broad St., Greendale, 414-423-4620)

Food Truck

1. Streetza Pizza (@streetzapizza)
2. Ofelia’s Mexican Food Cart (@waterfrontdeli)


Coffee Shop

1. Alterra Coffee Roasters (12 locations)
2. Stone Creek Coffee (10 locations)

Chili

1. Real Chili (419 E. Wells St., 414-271-4042; 1625 W. Wells St., 414-342-6955)
2. Beans & Barley

Hot Dog

1. Sammy’s Taste of Chicago (10534 W. Greenfield Ave., 414-774-0466; 1225 Robruck Dr., Oconomowoc, 262-567-1245)
2. The Dogg Haus (five locations)

Frozen Custard

1. Kopp’s Frozen Custard 
2. Bubba’s Frozen Custard (1276 W. Capitol Dr., Pewaukee, 262-695-8189)

Happy Hour

1. Horny Goat Hideaway
2. The Wicked Hop (345 N. Broadway, 414-223-0345)

Cocktails

1. Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge (1579 S. Ninth St., 414-383-2620)
2. At Random (2501 S. Delaware Ave., 414-481-8030)

Weekday Breakfast

1. Blue’s Egg
2. The Original Pancake House (2621 N. Downer Ave., 414-431-5055; 16460 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, 262-797-0800)

Weekend Brunch

1. Blue’s Egg 
2. Lake Park Bistro

Pizza

1. Zaffiro’s (1724 N. Farwell Ave., 414-289-8776)
2. Balistreri’s (812 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa, 414-475-1414)

Burger

1. Sobelman’s Pub & Grill
2. Kopp’s Frozen Custard

Barbecue
1. Saz’s (5539 W. State St., 414-453-2410) 
2. Speed Queen (1130 W. Walnut St., 414-265-2900) 

Buffalo Wings

1. Elsa’s on the Park (833 N. Jefferson St., 414-765-0615)
2. Leff’s Lucky Town (7208 W. State St., 414-258-9886)

Ethnic Cuisines

Cajun/New Orleans Style

1. Maxie’s
2. Crawdaddy’s

Chinese

1. Emperor of China (1010 E. Brady St., 414-271-8889)
2. Harvey Moy’s (N89 W16754 W. Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, 262-255-3307)

Cuban

1. Cubanitas (728 N. Milwaukee St., 414-225-1760)

Ethiopian

 
1. Ethiopian Cottage Restaurant (1824 N. Farwell Ave., 414-224-5226)
2. Alem Ethiopian Village (307 E. Wisconsin Ave., 414-224-5324)

French

1. Lake Park Bistro
2. Le Rêve Patisserie & Café

German

1. Mader’s German Restaurant (1041 N. Old World Third St., 414-271-3377)
2. Karl Ratzsch’s (320 E. Mason St., 414-276-2720)

Greek

1. Oakland Gyros (2867 N. Oakland Ave., 414-963-1393)
2. Apollo Cafe (1310 E. Brady St., 414-272-2233)

Indian

1. Maharaja (1550 N. Farwell Ave., 414-276-2250)
2. Taste of India (17800 W. Bluemound Ave., Brookfield, 262-796-8200)

Irish

1. County Clare (1234 N. Astor St., 414-272-5273)
2. Brocach Irish Pub and Restaurant (1850 N. Water St., 414-431-9009)

Japanese 

1. Izumi’s (2150 N. Prospect Ave., 414-271-5278)
2. Fujiyama (2916 S. 106th St., West Allis, 414-755-1977; 17395D W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, 
262-796-1977)

Italian

1. Ristorante Bartolotta
2. Barbiere’s Mama Mia’s Ristorante (2615 W. Silver Spring Dr., 414-463-6262)

Korean

1. Seoul Korean Restaurant (2178 N. Prospect Ave., 414-289-8208)
2. Sake Tumi (714 N. Milwaukee St., 414-224-7253)

Mexican

1. La Fuente (625 S. Fifth St., 414-271-8595; 9155 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, 414-771-9900; 2423 Kossow Rd., Waukesha, 262-717-9400)
2. Botanas (816 S. Fifth St., 414-672-3755)

Middle Eastern

1. Casablanca (728 E. Brady St., 414-271-6000)
2. Aladdin (Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., 414-271-0400)

Polish

1. Crocus Restaurant (3577 S. 13th St., 414-643-6383)
2. Polonez Restaurant (4016 S. Packard Ave., 414-482-0080)

Puerto Rican

1. La Isla Restaurant (3500 W. National Ave., 414-882-7003)
2. El Farol Restaurant & Grocery (1401 W. Washington St., 414-647-1899)

Serbian

1. Three Brothers (2414 S. St. Clair St., 414-481-7530)
2. Old Town Serbian Gourmet House (522 W. Lincoln Ave., 414-672-0206)

Soul Food

1. Speed Queen
2. Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant (2001 W. Atkinson Ave., 414-447-6660)

Thai 

1. The King & I (830 N. Old World Third St., 414-276-4181) 
2. Thai-namite Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar (932 E. Brady St., 414-837-6280)

Vietnamese

1. Miss Saigon (9201 W. Center St., 414-258-8889)
2. Hué Restaurant & Lounge (2691 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 414-294-0483)




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