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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” (22 reviews)
“elk loin” (5 reviews)
“crab hash” (5 reviews)
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant on a frequent basis over the years so I'm glad I'm writing this long overdue and well deserved review. My favorite part is they always surprise me on their seasonal menu with something new I haven't tried or their creative...More

1  Thank Forestalle
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Sanford is an experience to behold. We've been there a number of times, and each visit amazes us even more than the last. For the holidays, we did the surprise tasting menu - 7 courses with wine pairings. The evening unfolded with each dish artfully...More

Thank Cathy B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A beautiful, cosy restaurant with excellent service. The staff are very experienced and discreet. Local , fresh produce is turned into creative and delicious dishes with each bite a delight in itself.

Thank Kumari W
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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 9 November 2017

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.

1  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

1  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

1  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
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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.
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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