MKE - lunch on a Saturday
this is kind of lame, because I live in Milwaukee. I have 3 kids 4 years old and younger, so I don't get to dine out very much.
my problem, many of the restaurants I see getting favorable reviews are not open for lunch on Saturday. Does anyone have recommendations for a decent, relaxing Saturday lunch where we can enjoy the food and a couple glasses of wine? Downtown/3rd Ward, East Side, or 'Tosa area.
We have had good meals at Water Buffalo http://waterbuffalomilwaukee.com/. They are right on the river, makes an enjoyable lunch atmosphere. Owned by the same partners is Swig and they are also open for lunch.http://www.swigmilwaukee.com/. We just had an enjoyable dinner there last night. We chose several items from their small plate menu and were pleased.
We have also enjoyed lunch at The Palms Bistro http://www.palmsbistrobar.com
re: torta basilica
I believe it is open for lunch:
Coquette Café is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m. The restaurant features smoke-free dining and vegetarian options. For more information, call (414) 291-2655. Their Web site is coquettecafe.com.
re: torta basilica
Trocadero might be the way to go - have lunch on the patio. Saturday lunch is a tough time to find a "new" spot (new to us, at least). We've tried Water Buffalo once and will not go back. We tried Palms for dinner once - it was decent. We dig the popovers at Coast. Thanks for the replys.
When I lived in Wisconsin, I had some nice lunches at Beans & Barley on the East Side.
They are open 7 days a week 8am-9pm.
Good, fresh food, and they have a pretty big menu and deli. They also serve wine in the dining room. They even have PB&Js!
Sometimes the wait can be long, but I have had success walking in a getting a table right away.
Beans & Barley
1901 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202