Feast Your Eyes on Downtown Dining Week’s Menus

Held June 2-9, the event features 44 restaurants offering prix-fixe dining options for lunch and dinner.

Just like warm, sunny weather (what is that?), Downtown Dining Week is not far from anyone’s mind. The annual festival of prix fixe menus is June 2-9. This year, 44 restaurants are in the DDW lineup, and their three-course menus are $12.50 (lunch) and $25 or $35 (dinner). Participants include Ale Asylum Riverhouse, The Brown Bottle, Carnevor, Coquette Café, Distil, Hinterland, Kanpai, Kil@wat, Mader’s, Mason Street Grill, Onesto, Rodizio Grill, Rumpus Room, The Safehouse, Smoke Shack, Water Buffalo and Zarletti.


Menus are posted on DDW’s website. What delights await you? Well… if a traditional lunch is not your thing, Club Charlie’s can set you up with three courses of liquid. One lunch scenario could start with a bloody mary, move to a martini flight, then finish with a “Naughty Girl Scout” mini martini ($12.50). For a more sustainable, filling dinner option, Carnevor’s menu features a choice of house salad or tomato basil soup; a petit filet, diver scallops or prime rib; and a chocolate sundae or crème brûlée.




Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.