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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%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (20 reviews)
“crab hash” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first time here and we could not have picked a more wonderful place to celebrate our 49th Wedding Anniversary. We were beyond pleased with everything! This place is elegant but comfortable. The servers are exceptional. They really want you to have the best experience...More

Thank panielsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an incredible evening at Sanford last Saturday night. I am a vegetarian so am often times hesitant to do a tasting menu when dining with non-vegetarians. I'm so glad I took the leap with the surprise tasting. Every course I received matched my...More

Thank Shannon A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant could be considered the best in most cities we travel to. Everything has always been consistently elegant.The atmosphere, staff, and food are a cut above most places we dine. We went with another couple. Our server was excellent. The room is usually very...More

Thank amlcoco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Good service. Other than loud obnoxious people talking politics at the next table it was perfect.

Thank Tigertravel608
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This dining spot continues to set the pace for dining in Milwaukee. While patrons have gotten sloppier as with most places now days, the food and service here is top of the line. Great food, cocktails and wine served in a top notch manner. This...More

1  Thank Gary G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, an excellent experience which is very difficult to find these days. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was superb and the atmosphere quaint and full of energy. Highly recommend if you are looking for a true "fine dinning" experience.

1  Thank ThePowerofLove
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I recently moved to the Milwaukee area after living in France for three years, and have been looking for a high quality meal since arriving back in the States. Sanfords had good recommendations, and we found out why. The service was attentive,...More

1  Thank Scott K
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Had the tasting menu and had the best dining experience ever with 8 spectacular dishes thought to pair perfectly with 8 different wines. I cant recomend this restaurant and its chef enough.

1  Thank juan t
Reviewed 13 June 2017

First visit on a weekday with my wife for my birthday - immediate impression was wow, cute little place, went inside, felt the same, awesome. Waitress was fine but i felt like we were bothering her. Just overall attitude she gave. We were easy patrons....More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Small in size, big in quality. Upscale restaurant with a very friendly, helpful staff. First time to the restaurant and plan on going back in the future. There were quite a few regulars when we visited and the staff was amazing with them. I had...More

1  Thank LovinLongWeekends
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Questions & Answers
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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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