What You Need to Know About This Year’s Downtown Dining Week

Hey, if you love restaurants and also love a deal, you’re in luck.

Downtown Dining Week is quickly approaching ­– this year, it runs Sept. 8-15. What that means is you can hit as many as 28 Downtown Milwaukee restaurants and experience some of their specialties on specially designed prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner.

Participating restaurants include ARIA at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, Café at the Pfister, The Capital Grille, DOC’s Commerce Smokehouse, The Knick, Flourchild Pizza, Onesto, Stella Van Buren, Third Coast Provisions, Turning Tables Tavern & Eatery and Ward’s House of Prime.



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The prix fixe menus are $15 or $25 for lunch and $35 or $45 for dinner. Also, those who’ve had a DDW meal can complete an online survey and have the chance to win a dining gift card. 

To whet your appetite for this event, organizer Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 has now released the menus for DDW. For example, if you go to ARIA for dinner ($45), you get a choice of soup or Caesar salad, entree (Broast-ish chicken, hanger steak frites, salmon salsa verde or grilled baby eggplant with quinoa and pomegranate tabbouleh) and seasonal tart for dessert. Click here for more menus.

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Turning Tables Tavern; Photo by Eric Kleppe Montenegro

Turning Tables Tavern; Photo by Eric Kleppe Montenegro

Turning Tables Tavern; Photo by Eric Kleppe Montenegro




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.