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Sanford Restaurant

1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
+1 414-276-9608
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
“elk loin” (5 reviews)
“crab hash” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I️ went in on a Thursday night. It was very quite but extremely romantic. We did the dinner tasting with the wine pairing. Definitely recommend doing this! It would have been so hard to choose otherwise. The wine was to die for!!

Thank Samm P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And loved the place. Good food and good people. Thanks Guys! The kitchen experience was fun and the staff made me welcome when I was trying to help.

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I was so excited to have this experience .... went there for a special event. I am not unaccustomed to having the “fine” dining experiences and have done reviews on several previously. This was the most pretentious experience ... our server explained the history of...More

Thank Ming Su E
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Sanfords is a fine dining restaurant offering tasting menus at different price points with optional wine pairings as well as offerings off the menu. We dined on a weeknight to celebrate my husband's birthday. We each opted for the surprise menu ($89) and they very...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Lovely small restaurant in old home in a residential neighborhood. Friendly, professional service from folks who love the place and have worked there many years. The food was great--creative, tasty, well portioned. Exceptional desert menu. Classic french style but with local ingredients and modern touches....More

1  Thank m343
Reviewed 17 September 2017 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!

1  Thank Devin M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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

1  Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 31 August 2017

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

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

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

1  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

1  Thank Cosmax
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kperkins4
7 October 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
Sanford has excellent food and terrific service. Call them right now for a reservation.
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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.
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Yankseh
6 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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