Anniversary dinner in MKE -- narrowing it down
In two weeks my husband and I are celebrating our anniversary with "Spring Awakening" at the Marcus Center, and we'd love to have a great meal before the show. Depending on what we find, we might do an anniversary dinner on Sunday in Madison and a smaller dinner the Saturday before.
We've been to Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro (very good, but more expensive than I'm looking for this time) and Coquette (excellent). We also loved Three Brothers.
I'm considering Sanford, Sala da Pranzo or Crazy Water. We recently had a great meal at the Hinterland in Green Bay, so that's definitely on the list too.
We'll probably bring a bottle of good wine and pay corkage (buying a couple of glasses after the show, maybe). We're young and on a budget, but we want to celebrate. Rec's?
Well is Lake Park Bistro is more expensive than what you are looking for at this time, Sanford will be over your budget too.
Crazy Water is a great choice, it is very small. I would make a reservation and ask for the table in the window.
The Hinterland in Milwaukee on Erie st is an excellent restaurant. Great ambiance, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, and a creative menu that changes daily. They also offer a small plate menu in addition to the lounge menu as well as a separate menu for the main dining room.