Meet the research panelists and get their picks for the best menu items from the best restaurants in and around Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee Restaurants for Romance

The following results are based on detailed surveys from more than 40 Milwaukee-area chefs, restaurateurs and other culinary professionals.

Most Recommended

Sanford Restaurant


Highly Recommended

Crazy Water

Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar



Also Recommended

Ardent Restaurant
At Random
Balzac Wine Bar
Blu at the Pfister
Braise
Bryant's

Edelweiss Dinner Cruise
Harbor House
Mr. Sebass
Nessun Dorma
Pastiche Bistro and Wine Bar
Tenuta's Italian Restaurant
Wolf Peach