dining reviews 2017

All the Restaurants We Reviewed in 2017

Revisit some of 2017’s newest restaurants though Ann Christenson’s expert insights.

Red Light Ramen’s Bright Bowls
A bowl of noodles and a slushie? Read more about this full-service antidote to winter’s doldrums.

Fixated on Fins at Third Coast Provisions
What fits more aptly in a city working to rebrand itself as a center of aquaculture than a modern seafood house?

Turning Tables at Tofte’s Table
A long-time steakhouse chef trades in fine dining for laid-back, something-for-everyone shareable plates.

Inventive Small Plates at I.d. at the Delafield Hotel
The best gastronomic reason to live near downtown Delafield is this charming, modern hotel restaurant.

Dish of the Month: Hot Pot at Huan Xi
The Chinese style of dining called hot pot looks like a daunting, though scrumptious undertaking. But it’s easy to navigate if you know how. We’ll show you!

An Early Look at Like Minds MKE
Its original ownership now split, Like Minds MKE continues to match bites with brews. [Note: Like Minds Brewery ceased food service as of May, 2017.]

The Tandem is a Love Song to Fried Chicken
Fried chicken, that Southern food staple, is now The Thing, and The Tandem pays homage to the tradition. We tell you about our visit and offer more suggestions for finding a juicy bird.

A Taste of Spain: Bodegón at the New Hotel Madrid
Movida’s owners are investing in Walker’s Point with Hotel Madrid, whose restaurant, Bodegón, comes with one of the highest price tags in town. Is a meal here worth it?

Poke-ing Around at Freshfin Poké
What do you get when you put raw fish, sauce and rice in a bowl? A delicious trend.

Pabst Brewing Company is Back in the Saddle
With the opening of a craft brewery and pub on the historic campus, it’s all about revitalization.

Dig into Healthy Dining at Bowls
Healthy one-bowl meals? This Walker’s Point space has you covered.

Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery is Serving Up Deliciousness
A familiar name is back in the restaurant business with Bay View’s charming Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery.

The Diplomat on Brady St. is the Epitome of Diplomacy
The former home of Bosley on Brady has a new, delectable lease on life.

New Steakhouse Stella Van Buren Shows Great Potential
Airy, modern Stella Van Buren bucks the stereotypical man-cave steakhouse ambiance.

Clubby Dorsia Brings Approachable Italian & Pasta Flights to Brady St.
Dorsia is picking up where Mimma’s left off – but with a more youthful, animated vibe.

The Fitz at the Ambassador Hotel Leaves Room for Improvement
The Fitz is a culinary reinvention influenced by its hotel’s Great Gatsby-era creation.