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Dec 20, 2006 09:20 PM

Hound options in Milwaukee near the Miramar Theatre?

My band is playing at the Miramar Theatre on Saturday night, and I've never been to Milwaukee before. I know: Wear warm socks.

Are there any Chowhound options near the Miramar? It's at 2844 N. Oakland Ave, and we will have a car, but aren't familiar with the area.

Suggestions for dinner on Saturday or breakfast on Sunday are greatly appreciated!

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  1. For Saturday, there are lots of places right around the theater, including:

    Oakland Trattoria
    2856 N Oakland Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 964-2850

    Thai Kitchen
    2851 N Oakland Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 962-8851

    Moving upscale, half a mile away is:

    Ristorante Bartolotta
    2625 N Downer Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 962-7910

    None of the above are open Sunday mornings. Here are a couple of options for Sunday:

    One mile east of the theater:

    Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
    3133 East Newberry Blvd.
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    Phone: 414-962-6300
    Sunday brunch starts at 10:30.

    One mile south of the theater:

    Elliot's Bistro
    2321 N. Murray Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    téléphone: 414.273.1488
    Sunday brunch starts at 9:00.

    You can find some good information on Milwaukee restaurants in the entertainment website of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper at

    1. Picking up on the location of Eliot's. If you go south on Oakland thru the residential area, about mile as the previous poster notes, you'll hit North Ave., which is a major east-side entertainment/bar/restaurant area.

      For veggie options, Beans and Barley, for great bar food, Hooligan's. Eliot's has a good late night menu, with it's regular dinner menu set up for fine dining. They're pretty good on both parts.
      A link to the area's website

      North on Oakland, Carini's for upscale Italian with a focus on seafood.

      1. Since I think I know what band you are with (and you should know that the local public radio station has been doing a good job of promoting your show), you might want to know about Benji's Deli, just north of the Miramar at 4156 N Oakland. The best hopple popple around, and they are open on Sunday mornings.

        China Palace, my own personal favourite Chinese restaurant in Milwaukee, is also just a little further north on Oakland at 4511. It tends to get overlooked in most discussions of Chinese food in Milwaukee, but I've been going there for around 30 years and have never had a bad meal.

        Have a good gig.

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        1. re: Fydeaux

          Thanks -- and yes, you do seem to know what band I'm with. Glad to hear public radio is getting behind us.

          But as a lifelong northeastern Jew, I have NO idea what hopple popple is. Please enlighten!

          1. re: tanno

            In all liklihood it goes by another name where you come from. It's basically eggs, potatoes, onions, salami, all scrambled together. It's best when cooked in schmaltz. Sometimes matzah is added.

            Here's a link to Benji's menu:

            It's about halfway down under Specialties, but they spell it Hoppel Poppel; the difference between reform & conservative, I suppose.