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€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
+1 414-755-0099
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good39%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck tacos” (22 reviews)
“cheese plate” (8 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have always loved this place. However, last night the husband and I went there, spent just under a hundy ($100) and left hungry. Not cool. I only had one glass or wine and he had one beer. We had four small plates, which should...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ksteen1005
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

There are only small plates but they are fantastic. Sometimes I go here simply for the Mac n cheese, it’s out of this world. They have a good selection of wines including some on tap. The atmosphere is what makes this place truly great. Perfect...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 946calebh
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We only had drinks there but great place for a good wine with great selection, friendly service and overall good place for a drnk

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank eligorovici
Reviewed 31 July 2018

My wife and I were in town visiting family and seven of us stopped by yesterday. It was a gorgeous night and we were lucky to get a table on the patio. The patio is decent size and was a nice relaxing space to wine,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Looneyman
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Balzac is a small restaurant in a very charming neighborhood, where one will feel comfortable and well served. The staff is quite attentious, casual and kind. The food is impecable. It's certainly a place to return.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank luizfsmaioli
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I took a friend her who was from out of town, and we had such a great time! The food and wine were really good, and the waitress was so nice and knowledgeable. They don't take reservations, so you might want to plan on a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nikki W
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Came here to catch up with a friend, and came in time for happy hour. The house wine was not great, but the apps were great. Lovely patio. I was not impressed with all the vagrants milling about the area, but it certainly didn’t impact...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HappyMom77
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We took friends from out of town to Balzac for some of their fabulous small plates and wine on Sunday. Select wines were 50% off and cheese plates were 50% off on Sunday. So we had the cheese plate and we had duck nachos which...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were taking to Balzac for a business dinner (albeit a casual one) and were so pleased to be introduced to this gem. We had a large mix of small plates between 5 of us and there was nothing that wasn't delicious. Standout dish for...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank L_R_Htravels
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We went here with friends while on a recent visit to Milwaukee. We ordered four small plates to share as well as two deserts. Everything was a ten! Fantastic flavors, nice presentation and great service. Selected wine was 50% off. Nice selection too! A very...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank john r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-755-0099
  • E-mail
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