Coming to Milwaukee...
I agree with torta. In Milwaukee, one restaurant surpasses all others:
1547 N. Jackson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
It's spectacular, as good as the best places in Chicago (or San Francisco). It's even worth a trip from the Chicago area. I love that place!
If you're interested, here is an article about the 30 best restaurants in Milwaukee, by the food critic of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
torta also mentioned the Milwaukee Public Market. You can find more information on its website at
That list makes me want to book a flight just to try Bosley! The list also reminded me of some of my other favorites - Roots, for great local upscale Midwestern fare; Bacchus, for an elegant dining room & excellent cuisine & obviously, wine list; The Social, trendy, great fish, fun scene and Coquette Cafe for an upscale, yet casual French-inspired lunch. Don't miss drinks at the top of the Pfister Hotel (I also like the lobby bar - the over-the-top elegance & decor actually out glitzes your Ritz Carlton & St. Francis hotels) & the über-cool bars at the new Intercontinental.