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Sanford Restaurant

1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
+1 414-276-9608
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
“elk loin” (5 reviews)
“crab hash” (5 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience from start to finish. The service was outstanding and every bite of food was incredible. Loved having the back corner table. Will be back!

Thank Devin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long on the list of top restaurants in Milwaukee, we had not been in several years, just had other places we went. What a treat! Both my husband and i said how much better this was than the typical high-end steak place. So much more...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were planning a trip to Milwaukee so we decided to do some research and determine which is the No. 1 restaurant in town, then make a reservation and see if it is as good as advertised, if it truly deserves its...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been going there for our anniversary the last few years and it has always been excellent. Relaxing, excellent service, and the food is fantastic Highlights this time were the grilled pear and Roquefort tart appetizer, love the Provincial soup, and...More

Thank loadwarrior
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I chose Sanford's specifically for my wedding anniversary dinner because I did not want the standard filet, baked potato, and mushroom experience available in other dining venues. As anticipated, Sanford's did not disappoint. The food choices were eclectic, beautifully presented and wonderfully tasty. The waiters...More

Thank Cosmax
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our first time here and we could not have picked a more wonderful place to celebrate our 49th Wedding Anniversary. We were beyond pleased with everything! This place is elegant but comfortable. The servers are exceptional. They really want you to have the best experience...More

Thank panielsen
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had an incredible evening at Sanford last Saturday night. I am a vegetarian so am often times hesitant to do a tasting menu when dining with non-vegetarians. I'm so glad I took the leap with the surprise tasting. Every course I received matched my...More

Thank Shannon A
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This restaurant could be considered the best in most cities we travel to. Everything has always been consistently elegant.The atmosphere, staff, and food are a cut above most places we dine. We went with another couple. Our server was excellent. The room is usually very...More

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Great food. Good service. Other than loud obnoxious people talking politics at the next table it was perfect.

Thank Tigertravel608
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This dining spot continues to set the pace for dining in Milwaukee. While patrons have gotten sloppier as with most places now days, the food and service here is top of the line. Great food, cocktails and wine served in a top notch manner. This...More

1  Thank Gary G
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Ralph K
21 February 2017|
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Response from Matt M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with all the responses. It's somewhat hard to see. It is located on the SW corner. Looks a bit like a small apartment bldg from the outside. Pull up front and begin your experience with the valet.
7 August 2016|
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Response from LLR65 | Reviewed this property |
No, go ahead and make your reservation. Tell them it is your anniversary . They will make it a very special dinner !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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