If humankind had never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Today's Groupon brings a touch of the Midwest to fine dining: for $20, you get $50 worth of food and drink at Bistro 333.
Bistro 333 fuses the best of urban fine dining with a dollop of wholesome Midwestern charm. The dinner menu revives steakhouse classics with the lactose-infused power of America's Dairyland, including dishes like the jack-and-cheddar-rich Beer Cheese Soup ($6) and the cheese fondue ($8), which melts together Wisconsin cheddar and triple-crème brie to create a perfect dunking pool for summer sausage. Appetizers such as the walleye fingers ($8) and PBR calamari ($8) will make you feel like you're at a tailgate party thrown by a millionaire, whereas feasting on comfort-food favorites such as chicken-fried steak ($20), braised short ribs ($23), and the 16-ounce T-bone ($32) will make you feel like you're at a tailgate party thrown by a millionaire in Alabama. Bistro 333 also serves breakfast, with a selection of brunch-quality morning classics, and lunch.
Chef Michael Downey brings his 10 years of experience at four- and five-diamond resorts across Wisconsin to create a culinary love letter to the state. Located in the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Bistro 333 allows patrons to eat themselves into slumber with a selection of rich and regal comfort food. Parking is available with validation after 5 p.m.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gives Bistro 333 three stars out of four and has this to say:
- Bistro 333, newly decorated in restful earth tones and soothing, clean lines, is an enjoyable spot for dinner - particularly with its well-prepared entrées and the chef's expert, savory sauces - and for lunch, with sandwiches I'm still craving. – Carol Deptolla
- Directly connected to the Hyatt's sprawling lobby, there's no question Bar 333 is a hotel bar. But, luckily for travelers and locals alike, it's redefining hotel expectations. – Maureen Post
- Overall, a beckoning menu and efficient lunch service make this a place I would venture back to for a quick lunch or to grab a sandwich before a game. As a restaurant, the Bistro more than held its own during my scouting visit, not only against other hotel competitors, but many other standalone downtown lunch stops as well. – Amy L. Schubert
Bistro Bar 333
For culinary inspiration, chef Michael Downey doesn't look overseas or at the cookbooks of renowned masters. Instead, he imagines rural Wisconsin households—their farms yielding fresh crops and the region's coveted cheeses, their kitchens filling with the spicy aromas of sausage and fresh-caught fish. He then transplants that pastoral nostalgia into a sleek, upscale setting. The result is Bistro Bar 333, a sophisticated slice of the midwest inside the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.
Keeping with his vision, Michael's menu pays homage to the surrounding landscape. His steaks arrive from Creek Stone Farms, and his walleye and salmon are pulled from the wild rather than dentists' aquariums. Wisconsin cheeses play a heavy role in many plates, from the grilled cheese sandwich with Maple Leaf Farm duck bacon to the pappardelle pasta's mozzarella. This carries through to the bar, where white-cheddar cheese curds complement cocktails made with just-squeezed juices and crisp herbs.
333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203Get Directions