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Balzac

) #94 of 1,264 Restaurants in Milwaukee $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
+1 414-755-0099
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck tacos” (20 reviews)
“cheese plate” (7 reviews)
“oxtail” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Wine Bar, Seafood, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were taking to Balzac for a business dinner (albeit a casual one) and were so pleased to be introduced to this gem. We had a large mix of small plates between 5 of us and there was nothing that wasn't delicious. Standout dish for...More

Thank L_R_Htravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with friends while on a recent visit to Milwaukee. We ordered four small plates to share as well as two deserts. Everything was a ten! Fantastic flavors, nice presentation and great service. Selected wine was 50% off. Nice selection too! A very...More

Thank john r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the East side, just off of Brady St., sits this cozy hub of food and drink. There is a long bar, plenty of indoor seating in a dark and intimate setting, and outdoor seating in the back and the front in season. They do...More

Thank MelissaMSA
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere, patio and wine specials. Many drink specials with 1/2 off bottles on Wednesdays. Food is good, small portions but just enough. Staff is welcoming. The only downfall is that is located in a busy area so good luck with...More

Thank MissFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Couple of us gathered to renew old acquaintances and drink some libations. Bottle of sparkling Spanish wine got us started. Great sidewalk views and chatter. Ordered number of tapas- lovrd the Brussels sprouts and the steak dishes. Very enjoyable evening at a busy local restaurant.

Thank ROBERT A
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We sure enjoyed this cute "small plates" restaurant off of Brady Street. The food quality and selection were excellent. We dined outdoors on the nice patio, but the interior looked charming as well. There is something for everyone here but the real fun is to...More

Thank bloomcrew
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped at Balzac after eating diner nearby. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks. The Brandy Old Fashions are make from scratch-muddled cherry and sugar. Good atmosphere.

Thank TravelLevy
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great wine list, excellent service and manchego brulee...what more could one ever ask for? I've never had a bad meal or poor service. I have been very entertained, however, by some of the clientele I've seen at the bar. My first choice for a great...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Decor grabs you the minute you enter...relaxed and inviting to say the least. Have great background music playing, and the lighting is perfect. Had about 5 dishes and must say they were all great...but one that stood out to say the least was the Duck...More

Thank kw7140
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had wine and appetizers here. The menu had a good choice of appetizers which are more on the gourmet side. The chicken wings were my favorite. Service was good and sitting on the back patio was very nice and relaxing.

Thank Jenner22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Seafood, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-755-0099
  • E-mail
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