Econo Lodge Milwaukee Airport
6541 S. 13th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Phone: (414) 764-2510
Fax: (414) 764-8670
This small and cozy restaurant is simple yet great. The Vietnamese cuisine served here is much appreciated in the neighborhood. Some of the dishes you can try here are the egg rolls that are delicious, kitchen sink fried rice that has all that it should, pho broth and the chicken curry. The ambiance is warm, friendly and comfortable, as well as the service is good too. You may also want to hire this place for private parties and functions. For bookings and more information, visit the website or call ahead.
Owners Melissa Buchholz and Ross Bachhuber run this restaurant based on the principle of shared plates and communal ingredients. The menu is hard to define because their influences range from French traditionalism to Asian fusion. For example, you can order Steamed Mussels in a Shallot Apple Broth or Lo Mein with Crispy Wonton and Tofu for something completely different. Nonetheless, the kitchen brings different farm-to-table flavors every day with their innovative small plate menus and charcuterie boards which are some of the best in the city.
Goodkind Bay View has gained critical acclaim as one of the top restaurants in the locality for its farm-to-table philosophy. It has partnered with local farms and artisans such as Compost Crusaders, Pinn Oak Farm, Hometown Sausage Kitchen, Ledgeview Gardens and Underground Meats to source fresh meat and produce. The seasonal ingredients are then used to create dishes with nostalgic American flavors. As the menu changes frequently no two visits here are the same. The dim and classy interiors are ideal for savoring dishes such as Duck Leg Confit with Smokey Spanish Rice and Spice Crusted Scallops with Toasted Cauliflower. The drinks like the Belgian Chimay Première Red and New Glarus Moon Man Pale Ale perfectly complement the food. The name Goodkind came from an old cannery that shut shop in 1940, symbolic of the American culinary tradition that this restaurant preserves.
Gus' Mexican Cantina is the brainchild of Gus Hosseni and his family is also involved in running the restaurant. It has a vibrant atmosphere with colorful lanterns and walls, light fixtures and wall posters. Savor their dishes like Quesadilla Crisps, Nachos Supremo, Jalapeno Poppers, Enchiladas, Tamales, Burrito Deluxe, Chili Rellenos, Cenas and Fajitas. Their bar has an impressive list of Mexican beers, margaritas and cocktails. Enjoy the happy hours by taking a sip of your favored drink.
Braise is not only one of the most promising restaurants in Milwaukee, it is also committed to teaching its diners about where food comes from and how it is processed. All of the ingredients in the dishes are locally sourced whenever possible and the owners even have their own culinary school in the restaurant. The menu changes daily, however some of the examples on the menu include a cheese plate, trout, pork loin and other Nouvelle American inspired cuisine. The bar menu includes many local beers and a superb wine list for those who wish to try a varietal.
This restaurant located in the trendy neighborhood of Walker's Point focuses on American fusion cuisine and innovative modern plates that don't stray too far from comfort food. For example, the chicken tacos with goat cheese are superb and the artichokes stuffed with garlic breadcrumbs could easily be made at home, but they may not be as good. As an entree, the Niman Ranch Flatiron Steak is grass-fed greatness and the New Jersey diver scallops in a Meyer lemon beurre blanc are manna from heaven. The wine list is small but well-curated and it primarily features wines from California.
Located in Milwaukee's Latin Quarter amidst a bevy of other Mexican restaurants, Botanas stands out thanks to delicious, authentic cuisine and excellent margaritas. Owners Jaime and Martha Gonzalez welcome visitors with a smile and give meaning to the saying "when you're here, you're family." Lunch specials are served from 11A to 2.30P from Monday to Friday, whereas the restaurant is open for lunch seven days a week from 11A to 3P. Serving a rare combination of Mexican, seafood and vegeterian cuisine, Botanas also provides Patio Dining. The owners are more than happy to host events and special occasions at this restaurant. Botanas is thus a comforting break for all.
All Purpose is a contemporary American restaurant, serving some delicious recipes made out of fresh ingredients. Located in the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee, this quaint little eatery has a laid-back ambiance, which is perfect for a casual dinner. Butternut squash, braised lamb tagliatelle, BBQ spare ribs and grilled swordﬁsh are some of the stand-out dishes on their menu. The restaurant also has a range of creative cocktails like The Gabriel, Smoke and Spice and Rattlesnake, which go very well with their elaborate menu. Call ahead for reservations, visit their website for more information.
Open since 1995, La Perla is located in the Walker's Point neighborhood. Although it is surrounded by several other Mexican restaurants, it remains the most popular by the crowds outside. The kitchen serves both lunch and dinner which makes it the perfect spot anytime of day for the business crowd or a large group of friends. The menu features Mexican staples like tacos, tortas and tostadas alongside some seasonal specialties. Don't miss out on their hand-made tortilla chips or their extensive Tequila selection, it is probably the reason why locals can't get enough of this place.
For some authentic tapas, go to La Merenda. Their menu features a huge variety of traditional tapas as well as some newer innovations and the service is excellent. They are knowledgeable about the menu and are happy to make suggestions. They do get really packed during peak hours, so a reservation is highly recommended.
Locals consider Oscar's Pub & Grill to be one of the most revered and vaunted places in the city, thanks to their great food and drinks served at an honest Midwest prices. They specialize in burgers and their most popular named the 'Big O' is an 8oz. Black Angus Steakburger topped with Chipotle Jack, Smoked Gouda, Hickory Bacon, Chorizo, Jalapeños and Fried Onions, it truly is a monster. For 7.25USD, the burger comes with fries and is one of the best deals in town. The restaurant also has a fully stocked bar with knowledgeable proprietors behind the bar who cater to their guests every need.
Comedy Sportz is an "interactive improv experience." There are nightly shows including kids' comedy camps and improv tournaments. The club's restaurant, Howie's, serves a full menu of American classics such as burgers, deli sandwiches and bar food. Be sure to check the website for the calendar of events. The club usually goes of hiatus during Milwaukee's popular Summerfest.