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) #97 of 1,257 Restaurants in Milwaukee €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
+1 414-755-0099
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good39%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Wine Bar, Seafood, Spanish
€€ - €€€
1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On the East side, just off of Brady St., sits this cozy hub of food and drink. There is a long bar, plenty of indoor seating in a dark and intimate setting, and outdoor seating in the back and the front in season. They do...More

Thank MelissaMSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere, patio and wine specials. Many drink specials with 1/2 off bottles on Wednesdays. Food is good, small portions but just enough. Staff is welcoming. The only downfall is that is located in a busy area so good luck with...More

Thank MissFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Couple of us gathered to renew old acquaintances and drink some libations. Bottle of sparkling Spanish wine got us started. Great sidewalk views and chatter. Ordered number of tapas- lovrd the Brussels sprouts and the steak dishes. Very enjoyable evening at a busy local restaurant.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We sure enjoyed this cute "small plates" restaurant off of Brady Street. The food quality and selection were excellent. We dined outdoors on the nice patio, but the interior looked charming as well. There is something for everyone here but the real fun is to...More

Thank bloomcrew
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stopped at Balzac after eating diner nearby. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks. The Brandy Old Fashions are make from scratch-muddled cherry and sugar. Good atmosphere.

Thank TravelLevy
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Great wine list, excellent service and manchego brulee...what more could one ever ask for? I've never had a bad meal or poor service. I have been very entertained, however, by some of the clientele I've seen at the bar. My first choice for a great...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Decor grabs you the minute you enter...relaxed and inviting to say the least. Have great background music playing, and the lighting is perfect. Had about 5 dishes and must say they were all great...but one that stood out to say the least was the Duck...More

Thank kw7140
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had wine and appetizers here. The menu had a good choice of appetizers which are more on the gourmet side. The chicken wings were my favorite. Service was good and sitting on the back patio was very nice and relaxing.

Thank Jenner22
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Balzac is a pleasant place for dining in Milwaukee's Brady Street area. The place is very inviting, with big panel of windows on the street side, an elegant wine bar stretching towards to the courtyard, and beautiful interior design. Balzac has an extensive list of...More

Thank Cellowu
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Stopped here for some wine and noshes as we were walking around checking out Brady Street. What a wonderful place we walked into. Waterford Wine Shop mentioned it to me, so i need to thank them, as well. But it was exactly what we were...More

Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
American, Wine Bar, Seafood, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, 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, 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
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