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Sanford Restaurant

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Lower East Side
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1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
+1 414-276-9608
Today
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ate at Sanford restaurant in Milwaukee and had th tasting menu with wine pairing. Everything was excellent. The wine and foods went through together nicely. I highly recommend.

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Thank jpvegas52
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our 25th Wedding Anniversary at Sanford and enjoyed the chef's special menu paired with wine. As we entered, we were warmly welcomed by the host. The dinner was truly spectacular: each bite was meticulously prepared and presented. The blending of spices and flavors was unique and refreshing. Service was the best we've experienced in Milwaukee.

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Thank mtgplnr2016
Milwaukee, WI
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first experience at Sanford. Ralph, our server, explained every detail on the menu, made excellent recommendations and also gave us the privacy we desired. The food was incredible, easily one of our top five meals ever.

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Thank Matt M
Somers, Wisconsin
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193 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have wanted to have dinner at Sanford for a while and it finally happened! From the moment we walked in we felt comfortable and well served. The attention to detail is second to none, wine list extensive, and service top notch. I had the winter special which consisted of four courses. It did not disappoint. The salmon entree was especially... More 

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Thank GlobalMogul
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661 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick summary: delicious food with inventive flair. A la carte and set menus for adventure. Not cheap, but fairly priced for the quality, Very attentive, professional staff. It's been a while since we visited, and it was time. The a la carte menu has enough choice to please anyone, and the kitchen will probably make any adjustments for some preferences.... More 

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Thank Mme_X
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have dined here many times and are never disappointed. We always trust Justin's culinary skills and opt for the chef surprise tasting. We have to say this meal was outstanding. Courses included the following main ingredients rush creek cheese, duck, elk, sturgeon, pork shoulder, red snapper w shrimp dumpling, all prepared to perfection. Loved the red pepper jam, saffron... More 

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Thank J W
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Have had the privilege to enjoy many top end restaurants and this ranks right up there. For the price, it is a great value. Had the five course chef special with wine pairings for our 25th anniversary. The layers of flavor was exquisite. For a special occasion, you can't go wrong. Definitely going again.

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Thank Steven H
Milwaukee
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Sanford just is, is, is the best anywhere. Meticulous on every dimension: service, menu, refined atmosphere, impeccable execution. I don't care how far you might live from Milwaukee: if you value fine, fine food, you should make Sanford your Mecca. Tonight we took in the Goat Sec appetizer, fennel broth, halibut and scallops, then a pear tart and seasonal cranberry... More 

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Thank Kasebrot
Shorewood, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

For the price you would think the food was plated on gold and worthy. Many other restaurants in the area are much better. I think it is completely over rated

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Thank ciciwisconsin
Watertown, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Pampered from the minute you walk in the door! Impeccable service,outstanding food. So happy with the addition of the extensive beer list that includes some of their own craft selections! (I never was a wine person) Chef Justin is amazing! What to order?...close your eyes and point...,EVERYTHING is wonderful!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-9608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?