Showcased on the Travel Channel?s Food Paradise for its gargantuan cuts of prime rib, Ward?s House of Prime elevates plates with formidable servings of steak, veal, seafood, and pasta within an elegant, leather-tinged dining room. Chefs slice the signature prime rib in a spectrum of portion sizes ranging from modest 8-ounce morsels to The Al-Mighty Halaka's behemoth 160 ounces. Those who conquer these savory leviathans garner immortalization in Ward?s Hall of Fame, where caricatures of past protein vanquishers smile from behind their trusty steak knives. At the bar, an extensive wine list gilds glasses with varietals hailing from throughout the globe as drinksmiths craft a bevy of inventive cocktails. The dining room?s studded-leather seating flanks tables clad in white linens, and the outdoor patio?s umbrellas keep diners dry during worcestershire storms brought on by their steaks' gravitational forces.
Whether you're jonesing for a prime porterhouse or juicy rib eye, Five O'Clock Steak House has you covered. Vegan options are also available for those who avoid meat and dairy products. Five O'Clock Steak House guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — Five O'Clock Steak House is great for large groups. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Save Five O'Clock Steak House for a splurge since prices for a meal can run upwards of $50.
Milwaukee ChopHouse's menu of succulent fare begins with ahi tuna tartare with avocado, wasabi, and sriracha ($12) and wagyu beef carpaccio in a white truffle oil with parmigiano reggiano and capers ($13)—both of which sharpen the palate for the main event: the ChopHouse's signature boneless 16-ounce strip steaks prepared au poivre ($35), crab Oscar-style ($42), blue-cheese crusted ($39), or with truffle butter ($39). The kitchen also turns out hot non-bovine entrees such as sautéed sea bass with sundried tomato and basil pesto ($32) and lobster tail ($51), a.k.a. mermaid steak.
Acclaimed Supper Club | Steaks and Seafood | Massive Portions | Brandy Old-Fashioned Cocktails | Retro Vibe
The Vibe: If one phrase best sums up Jackson Grill, it's "old fashioned." This descriptor applies equally to the decor of candlelit white linens and to the way the same family has run the establishment for decades. It's also the name of one of Wisconsin's most beloved cocktails, which the restaurant's bartenders strive to perfect.
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The Packing House in Milwaukee is a local favorite that has been in business 40 years serving delicious meals in an upscale atmosphere. They feature regularly scheduled live entertainment Wednesday through Sunday evenings and showcase many popular local jazz bands and singers. The Packing House has a Friday Fish Fry and boasts a longstanding fish fry drive-thru. The weekday lunch menu consists of a wide variety of appetizers and entrees, like petite filet, shrimp tempura, chicken Monterrey, as well as soups, salads and sandwiches. The dinner menu includes delicious favorites like crabbed stuffed mushrooms and veal marsala. The Packing House is the winner of “Best Supper Club in Milwaukee” for 2013. The wine menu includes a wide range of reds, whites and champagnes that span the price range from about $20 per bottle to $100 per bottle.
When you want surf and turf served with class and style, you'll want to go to Capital Grille. Located in the heart of Milwaukee, Capital Grille serves up haute cuisine at affordable prices in an atmosphere that is elegant yet relaxed. Come try the Chilean sea bass with mushroom soy broth for a seafood dish that will take your breath away. Steak enthusiasts will love the filet mignon with cippolini onions and wild mushrooms, adding subtle savory flavor to the traditional filet. Finish off the evening with a classic crème brulee that will melt in your mouth and leave you satisfied. Reserve a table to find out for yourself why locals remain loyal to Capital Grille for their steak and seafood dining needs.