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Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub

#192 of 1,244 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Historic Third Ward
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222 E Erie St, Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Water)
+1 414-727-9300
16:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Cole Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We started with some wonderful appetizers and every plate was just perfect, I have been to Wisconsin several times and I finally got to have a good old fashion fish fry. The place is terrific

Thank icecream2017
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit after reading many positive reviews and recommendations. Was possibly a bad night, but wow....our server (only one apparent at that time) disappeared for close to 20min and returned saying "electrical issue". We ordered and at the time were one of 3 tables (a 6top that was drinks and apps, and the other was a 1top that completed their... More 

1 Thank Jason J
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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297 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The physical aspects of Hinterland are nice. The decor is minimalist and clean. The service was fine, for the most part, although it took a bit of time for the bartender to take my order. The wine list was decent, but the prices were a bit high. Yet the food was not up to par. The grilled octopus appetizer was... More 

1 Thank ProfessorOnzaga
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

In addition to many varieties of brews made on site, the food is worthy of a visit. We had halibut and hanger steak both of which were excellent.

Thank Chisoxdoc
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ordered drinks from the bar. We had the luna coffee stout and the bourbon barrel grand cru. Both beers were tasty; we sat it cozy chairs in the bar area. The bartenders were very nice. We didn't order food this time, but we plan to come back and try it sometime. The prices seemed a bit... More 

Thank SaraR629
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have several favorite Milwaukee restaurants and thought Hinterland may be added to the list. We were wrong. We had three food courses, cocktails and wine, and all were frankly average. Service was poor, and to top it off, we couldn't believe the prices we were paying for mediocrity. The lighting is nice and tables are well... More 

1 Thank Vahoo
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy the generous glasses of wine at Hinterland. We hung out in the bar area for drinks and appetizers on a Wednesday evening. It wasn't terribly busy, but there was a steady stream of people throughout the evening. The armchairs had been replaced since our last visit and are much more comfortable than previously. We enjoyed great service... More 

Thank Jennifer A
Toronto, Canada
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253 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Hinterland provides a modern earthy feel on entering. The restaurant features a creative cocktail list (including options like a brandy-based old fashioned and a Bolivian sour) as well as some local beer options. We elected to try out the appetizers exclusively for sharing (as we were a large group). This included a charcuterie board, cheese board, cheese bread (which is... More 

Thank AMToronto29
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I visited Hinterland a few months ago with some girlfriends. The food was unique and interesting, which was fun. We liked sampling small plates we had never had before. However, the service was pretty slow and the waiting staff was not the friendliest. Also, it was a little expensive so if you're looking for cheaper small plates, this is not... More 

1 Thank Kourtneyb2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with my work family, food was great! I tried the Toucan Sam craft cocktail, it was similar to a Mai Tai, but with a grapefruit flavor. I liked it because I prefer the tart flavor to the excessively sweet. Everyone had a wonderful time, great space, very comfortable.

Thank Candice P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E Erie St, Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Historic Third Ward
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Third Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 414-727-9300
Hinterland...A new hub for contemporary American cuisine in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Executive Chef Dan Van Rite and Sous Chef Dan Turek, explore a multicultural approach to cooking and eating. Their journey to create bold flavors and uncommon pairings is a daily mission at Hinterland.In order to accomplish this sojourn, we've partnered with fisherman in Honolulu, Seattle and Portland, Maine. These partnerships allow our chefs to procure fresh fish as often as two times a day. Other relationships with small, local growers and ranchers allow us to provide our customers with extraordinary game as well as hand foraged mushrooms and heirloom produce. The result is a menu that evolves with every season and changes everyday.

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