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Sanford Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Lower East Side
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1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
+1 414-276-9608
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Eagle, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has been a few years since we have dined at Sanford and thought we would give it a try again for our Anniversary. The service was great...so, no complaints there. The food was good....but, no "WOW" factor for us. What we did not like is the seating in the restaurant. Everyone is so close to each other which makes... More 

Thank Cindy R
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasting menu is always unique. We have been here multiple times for tasting menu It is always different but excellent. The wine pairing really matches the food presented

Thank Sharon C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a Wonderful experience on my Birthday. It was romantic and everything I was expecting from the standard practice of a great restaurant. Food and service were perfect. We accidentally left are leftovers and they called us only a block away. How great is that service.

Thank Localfann
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sanford is nothing less than world class fine dining, without the stand-offish formality. The staff is warm and accommodating, the food is always interesting and incredibly tasty, and anywhere that requires ordering dessert first is brilliant! Sanford goes above and beyond to accommodate special requests and to make any celebration incredibly special.

Thank Jessica B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the 5 best restaurants in Milwaukee. Service is very good, food is always wonderful. Pair with a nice bottle of wine. Best to get reservations. If you are looking for a special dinning experience, hard to beat this place. A small room in a neighborhood setting.

Thank Will B
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not blaming this review on the restaurant, I guess I just had a different picture in my mind of what it would be like. All the hype of old family Italian grocery store, in the family for so many generations and passed down from family to staff as new owners...When we walked in on a Sat. night at... More 

Thank Debra D
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment walked in until we left four hours later, the entire experience was outstanding. My daughter tooks us, a party of four (two of her friends, me, and herself). We were greeted warmly and showed to our seats. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable, articulate, and had a wicked sense of humor. We ordered everything a la carte -... More 

1 Thank Jpshorewood
Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Sanford restaurant in Milwaukee and had th tasting menu with wine pairing. Everything was excellent. The wine and foods went through together nicely. I highly recommend.

Thank jpvegas52
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our 25th Wedding Anniversary at Sanford and enjoyed the chef's special menu paired with wine. As we entered, we were warmly welcomed by the host. The dinner was truly spectacular: each bite was meticulously prepared and presented. The blending of spices and flavors was unique and refreshing. Service was the best we've experienced in Milwaukee.

1 Thank mtgplnr2016
Milwaukee, WI
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first experience at Sanford. Ralph, our server, explained every detail on the menu, made excellent recommendations and also gave us the privacy we desired. The food was incredible, easily one of our top five meals ever.

1 Thank Matt M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?