About Millioke

323 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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The name "Milwaukee" comes from an Algonquian word Millioke, meaning "Good", "Beautiful" and "Pleasant Land" as the Milwaukee area was originally inhabited by the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) native American tribes. Millioke Meat Cheese and Beer is dedicated to the heritage within in its name. Millioke's Midwestern Cuisine is about foods true to the heartland featuring Wisconsin Dairy Products; cured smoked and grilled meats, and a variety of local favorite Craft Beers.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Wisconsin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 278-5999

Website:
http://milliokerestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Special occasions only. Call us for more information

Catering:
Custom menus available.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available at the Marriott hotel. Off-site street and lot parking located close to the restaurant

Public Transit:
Milwaukee County Transit System

Executive Chef:
John Rudolph

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining and event dining at Millioke can be custom tailored for any experience. From the private dining rooms for smaller events, to the Jackson Street room for larger events, Millioke staff work with you to feature the best of our Midwestern cuisine for every occasion.

Private Party Contact:
Sarah Pearson: 4142785999x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4

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4.2

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4.3

noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
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Shauna Makes Millioke Even Better

vip
Dined 5 days ago

My friend and I got together for dinner for the first time in years, and decided on Millioke. The food and ambiance were good, but the service really made the experience all the more special. Shauna is so friendly and attentive, and she has such a vivacious personality, that my friend and I were still remarking about her the day after our dinner.

food4
ambience4
service5

Not a huge selection on the menu, but so ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

Not a huge selection on the menu, but something for everyone. Tons of drink choices. Fancy decor for a casual place. I liked it.

food5
ambience5
service5

Not sure if this is typical of a Sunday ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

Not sure if this is typical of a Sunday brunch, but we were one of two tables for brunch. The food is fantastic and the service is very friendly. Not the largest menu, but everything on it is fantastic.

food4
ambience2
service4
value3

Millioke experiency

Dined on April 9, 2016

I liked the private dining rooms although the chairs were not comfortable for dining. They would have been OK for relaxing and watching TV. Being able to close the glass doors for privacy is nice and somewhat romantic. Menu is somewhat limited. Wine selection was adequate

food3
ambience3
service5
value3

THIRD TRIP

Dined on April 9, 2016

Prior trips here were later and I did not notice how noisy it is and unfortunately we were out as a group of 4, all family, and it was too noisy. Would try to get one of the side rooms in the future.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Awesome spot

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

The NY Strip is incredible, and their cocktail list is great. Definitely recommend this spot.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service4

We went in for lunch, but I could see di ...

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

We went in for lunch, but I could see dinner here being very fun! I enjoyed their spin on a pub favorite (cheese curds and beer gravy) as well as the baked goat cheese. We were in the mood to just split some appetizers this day. The sea salt caramel snores tart was amazing!

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Excellent all around

Dined on April 7, 2016

The food choices were interesting and very well prepared. Everything tasted great. Beer menu had a lot of good choices as well.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great menu and service

Dined on April 3, 2016

Food was delicious with plenty of options on the menu. Our waitress was wonderful! So friendly and had suggestions for all three courses plus the expansive beer list! Great place for those into craft beer and delicious food!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Staff and food were amazing

Dined on March 31, 2016

Staff and food were amazing

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent experience. Great location to ...

Dined on March 17, 2016

Excellent experience. Great location to Riverside Theatre, awesome apps and meal, outstanding service.

food3
ambience4
service4
value4

Went for dinner on a Friday night before ...

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

Went for dinner on a Friday night before a play at the Rep theater. The restaurant was pretty quiet, but had on large party, so my wife and I were shown to one of the side private alcoves/rooms. The arrangement was very comfortable and allowed us to talk easily. The food was good, somewhat standard fare, but probably to be expected from a hotel-affiliated restaurant. Our server understood our need to be out in time and accommodated our hurriedness without a problem. We enjoyed our experience here and would recommend it to others looking for a pleasant evening out.

food3
ambience4
service4
value3

steak

Dined on February 21, 2016

It was a very nice night and our server was very good. I am just always disappointed when I have to send my steak back because it is not done the way I asked it to be. It was corrected. I had been for lunch and loved the atmosphere. It was a little louder at night which makes it harder for conversation. I do like the restaurant though.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food1
ambience2
service3
value1

Meh

Dined on February 20, 2016

Place was dead on a Friday night, should have taken the hint. I made the mistake of letting the waiter push the special, fish fry. It seemed as if it had been sitting around. I am sure there are better options in the area.

food1
ambience5
service4
value2

Disappointed Overall

Dined on February 14, 2016

The interior looks amazing. I think the decor was almost worth the trip by itself. The servers were all very polite and helpful. We were there for lunch so I ordered the cheese-steak sandwich. The sandwich was not edible due to the fact that there was more fat (I hope that's what it was) than steak on it. Unfortunately I had to send the plate back to the kitchen. The soup that I ordered instead was good. Our waiter handled everything very well and did everything possible to fix the situation.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Staff & food excellent, a bit noisy for a meeting

vip
Dined on January 28, 2016

Connected to the Marriott Hotel / the restaurant name is the original name of Milwaukee given to it from Native Americans. Spent time talking with the waiter about this. Nice bit of history. Much of the food comes from Wisconsin or in and surrounding Milwaukee. Excellent food, rich and unique blends. We had a booth. While the table was right sized for the booth, it was massive. It made sharing appetizers a bit tough and since we were having a late night meeting/dinner, it was important to be able to hear our party. That too was a bit tough. It was like eating on a butcher block the size of a pool table. Even with the over sized table, the food and service was very good.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Nice spot for a group lunch

Dined on January 27, 2016

We were seated promptly and our server Marvin was a delight. Everyone commented on how good their meal was. I will be going back.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Awesome restaurant. Great food!

Dined on January 17, 2016

I recommend asking for descriptions on the beer. The light beer had notes of clove...which I hate. I wouldn't never ordered it. The food was amazing!

Tags: romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Restaurant. Great Beer.

Dined on January 1, 2016

Love the Lakefront Brewery exclusive tap beers, cool to know my favorite Milwaukee Brewery does that for them. Wish I would've known about the NYE limited menu from the website, but it was good nonetheless. It was $110 before drinks which was a little overpriced but the meal was outstanding. I ultimately recommend the restaurant and I'm sure I will return for my 3 favorite things...Meat. Beer. Cheese.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service2

OK, but will not return.

Dined on December 13, 2015

Reservations were for 6:15. Upon arrival, the hostess told us that they just had a large group come in, and that it might be awhile before we could get any food, so we should just "hang out at the bar and have some drinks." I explained we had tickets for the symphony, so we were on a time schedule. She stated "well we will try to get you out in time". I said "trying" was not going to work, and asked if we should go elsewhere. I wasn't trying to be rude, but we made reservations for a reason! She then said they would do their best. (?) We were taken to a table crammed in the middle of several other full and loud tables. I asked for a quieter table, which she did accommodate. Our waiter was great and we were out in plenty of time, so I appreciate that. The menu is small. I ordered the pork shank which they were out of (at 6:30?), so instead had the pasta, which was good, not great, but good. My husband had the steak which he said was good also. When the bill came, we had been charged for the pasta and the pork shank, which the waiter fixed promptly. So, all in all, it was an OK meal, but I would not return.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great for pre-show dinner

Dined on December 8, 2015

Millioke is within pleasant walking distance from local show venues such the Riverside and Pabst Theaters. It's a great spot for a romantic pre-show dinner or an after show nightcap. Nice selection of locally sourced beers.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great option!

Dined on December 7, 2015

Drinks, food, and ambiance perfect! Went before a concert at the riverside, and could walk there after. Great spot, close to various theaters downtown. Decor was very modern and lit perfectly.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service3

Only satisfactory

vip
Dined on December 6, 2015

The service and ambience was good, but the food was just alright. The pork shank had little flavor and the salmon was a little overdone and dry. Also the presentation of appetizers and entrees was just not there, especially for the prices.

food5
ambience5
service5

Good food but a bit pricey.

Dined on December 6, 2015

We were sat in one of their glassed in seating areas. The chairs were comfy and this area would be good for a small group as they can close the doors for a more private dining experience. The food was good (we had beef tenderloin and salmon, although the tenderloin was the better of the two) but it was a bit pricey for what you get. The menu is small and may not suit everybody but all the options appear gourmet. We ordered the beer cheese fondue with pretzel and it was excellent and the portion was excellent. We also ordered the Beer Mac and Cheese to share as it was raved about in other reviews. This is not your mothers mac and cheese. It is actually spaetzle with cheese. The flavor is VERY strong but it is really yummy! I don't think I could have eaten it by myself as the flavor does become a bit overwhelming after getting about half way through. It may be good to just share this one. Overall, very good restaurant!

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food

vip
Dined on November 27, 2015

Excellent turkey burger and fries. We try and go to Millioke every time we are in Milwaukee. Very convenient and a great selection of entrees.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service5

Good, not great.

Dined on November 21, 2015

Really cool atmosphere. Trendy and classy. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was good but definitely on the expensive side for what you got (portion-wise and quality). And FYI, if you're looking at the poutine, expect it to be basically deep fried cheese curds with a gravy dipping sauce. Very tasty but it's a pretty loose interpretation of the dish. Again, portion was rather skimpy for the price. They did have some very interesting custom drinks that were well done. Supposedly they let their bartenders create their own drinks, then put them on the menu in a rotation. I would go back for sure but more than likely, just for the atmosphere and drinks.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

First Visit

Dined on November 20, 2015

Before going to the Riverside Theater, my wife and I decided to try dinner here. We were not disappointed. As we were a little rushed, we decided to order quickly and both decided on the "Build Your Own Burger" selection. I had the beef and my wife the turkey, both were excellent with my wife ordering the garlic parmesan fries and I ordered a small ceasar salad. We also tried the house specialty drinks which were very good. All are very good. Atmosphere was very nice, warm, and comfortable, along with the service which was great. Friends met up with us before leaving and selected from their great local large beer selection...a must try. We would go back, and highly recommend Millioke for a quick bit to eat or a very casual/formal dinner selection. Enjoy!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience1
service2

Has Changed A LOT

Dined on November 14, 2015

We have been to Millioke several times in the past. It was always a a relaxed environment with an elegant sort of vibe to it. Not any more... and won't go back. The clientele has changed into people lounging around in T-shirts and sweat shirts. Guys sitting at their table with their knit hats on. Kids literally running around and one, who was way to old for this, was repeatedly climbing in and out of the booth from UNDER the table. Or I should say, his parents repeatedly allowed him to do this. Service was really slow considering at it's peak there were only nine tables filled. Our waiter introduced himself by telling us all the items, (including one entire section of the menu) they were out of. Mind you, this was 6:30 on a Friday night, a time when most restaurants would be fully stocked and ready to go for the weekend. After we ordered our appetizer, the waiter came back and told us they were out of that also. The food we had was very good, but a great dinning experience is about more than just the food. While it's always been associated with the Marriott, you would never have known that before. Now it truly feels like a hotel cafe. Last night it wouldn't have surprised me if someone had walked in wearing their swim suit with a towel draped over their shoulder.

Tags: kid-friendly
food4
ambience4
service5

Nice

Dined on November 4, 2015

Nice place to take clients, your boss, colleagues. They even have a couple of separate rooms that are enclosed with glass doors if you want a more private space; maximum capacity is 5 people.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
food3
ambience4
service2

Nice for hotel guests

Dined on November 2, 2015

Chose Millioke for proximity to The Riverside Theater. The dining room is huge with VERY large booths and some tables. Nice décor. No hostess to seat us and wait staff somewhat slow. The food was good, but the service not so good for a not so busy Sunday night. I don't think I'll revisit this restaurant.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience4
service3

We were one of the first reservations th ...

Dined on October 30, 2015

We were one of the first reservations that night but everything was fantastic!

food3
ambience5
service5

Good service, ambiance. Happy hour price ...

Dined on October 28, 2015

Good service, ambiance. Happy hour prices until 6pm. Food was only ok, flatbread & cheese curds. Preferred their salads.

food4
ambience4
service3

Great food and beer

vip
Dined on October 17, 2015

Enjoyed our dining experience. Food was outstanding.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience2
service2

Good for a bite before an event

vip
Dined on October 17, 2015

We have been here several times before attending an event@ the Riverside. If this was our 1st visit I am not sure that we would return. Not only was there a wedding in the hotel but also a birthday part that occupied half of the restaurant/bar. It was extremely busy and the service was slow. The menu is great for visitors to our city but boring if you are a local. We have always liked the specials but there were none that evening. The food was very good just nothing new. Also fyi to scotch drinkers, Great selection but also the most expensive I have come across in the city. We will most likely return due to the location but hope they change the menu soon !

Tags: late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service5

Avoid the pasta and all will be well

Dined on October 16, 2015

Except for the pasta dish that lacked flavor and the shrimp was burned, the rest of the dishes ordered were very good. The manager did remove the cost of the pasta for one of our diners, but seemed to ignore the fact that a second guest also did not eat his pasta meal. The pulled pork flat bread was fantastic as was the salmon. Great server and nice atmosphere. Will give it another try.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent breakfast, excellent service

Dined on October 13, 2015

This was the first time that I went to Millioke for breakfast, which was a part of a business meeting. Everyone had a great breakfast, and there were no issues that arose while there. I think because it is part of a Marriott hotel, we were able to complete our entire meeting there with no issues as well. I think the staff did an excellent job of service and providing very little interruptions while we were there. I think my party agreed that we would return again if we have a breakfast, business meeting.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4

I dined at Millioke for lunch a client a ...

Dined on October 1, 2015

I dined at Millioke for lunch a client and found it a good place for a business lunch. The atmosphere was casual without being too rustic; seating/table arrangements were comfortable (as opposed to be a "tight squeeze" to move around the restaurant). The staff was very friendly and attentive. When our food was brought out, I thought the presentation on the plates was VERY nice. I had the BBQ pork flatbread - just the right amount of food for me, but I would have enjoyed it better with a lttle less cheese. I would definitely go there again - whether for business or pleasure.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service4

Great food, small portions

Dined on September 27, 2015

Food was very good but slow in coming out. Also, portions were small. We had 2 orders of roasted chicken and it didn't fill up out men.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience5
service1

wont be coming back

Dined on September 27, 2015

I heard great things about this place that is why we made the reservation. We had two people order the pork chop and only one person could have it because they were out. It was 7pm on a Friday night- that shows us you aren't prepared. Theres nothing I hate more than not being able to get something that is on the menu. We also had to make a different cheese selection because you didnt have to the one we wanted. The service was poor. Our server seemed annoyed and uninterested in us. The chicken plate was small for the price. We wont be coming back. There are too many restaurants in Milwaukee that out do this one.

food4
ambience5
service4

Really fun and moderate pricing

Dined on September 26, 2015

Brought a group of 8 people here before a concert. Two of the eight didn't care for the price-point or food, but they don't particularly strike me as the open-minded types. They definitely don't come downtown often to realize that the price-point here was actually quite reasonable! Six of eight of us really liked it here. Fun beer selection without being overwhelming. Hubby and I shared an aged cheddar and bacon sausage appetizer. Delicious! The only problem was that our server didn't even bring up the meat-and-cheese options initially...they aren't listed on the regular menu which is totally odd. There's this separate little clipboard thing...we totally missed it. I ordered the Mac & cheese as a upcharge side to my cheeseburger. Just a fair warning, it's not "true" Mac & cheese. The server claimed it was spaetzle mac & cheese. Trust me...I'm German...it wasn't. It was some cheesy sauce with some texture to it...almost like rice. Definitely not spaetzle dumplings or noodles. Oh well, I won't order it again. For a "hotel" restaurant...this place exceeded my expectations. It is walking distance to pretty much everything. It felt very hip, but not snooty...so there's no reason to not stop in here...especially because they take reservations!

Tags: good for groups

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