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Sanford Restaurant

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1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
+1 414-276-9608
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This restaurant is a true gem. The menu, the service, the elegant attentiveness and the chef's outstanding skills create an excellent dining experience. We will not visit Milwaukee without visiting Sanford!

Thank dreamaui
Nashotah, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had a perfect experience in this restaurant. It started when our waiter helped us choose our wine. He really listened to our preferences and steered us toward a delicious, food-friendly wine. He patiently helped us with the descriptions on the menus so we could decide whether to go with a fixed price option or order a la carte. The... More 

Thank Judy F
Eagle, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It has been a few years since we have dined at Sanford and thought we would give it a try again for our Anniversary. The service was great...so, no complaints there. The food was good....but, no "WOW" factor for us. What we did not like is the seating in the restaurant. Everyone is so close to each other which makes... More 

Thank Cindy R
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Tasting menu is always unique. We have been here multiple times for tasting menu It is always different but excellent. The wine pairing really matches the food presented

Thank Sharon C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had a Wonderful experience on my Birthday. It was romantic and everything I was expecting from the standard practice of a great restaurant. Food and service were perfect. We accidentally left are leftovers and they called us only a block away. How great is that service.

Thank Localfann
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Sanford is nothing less than world class fine dining, without the stand-offish formality. The staff is warm and accommodating, the food is always interesting and incredibly tasty, and anywhere that requires ordering dessert first is brilliant! Sanford goes above and beyond to accommodate special requests and to make any celebration incredibly special.

Thank Jessica B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of the 5 best restaurants in Milwaukee. Service is very good, food is always wonderful. Pair with a nice bottle of wine. Best to get reservations. If you are looking for a special dinning experience, hard to beat this place. A small room in a neighborhood setting.

Thank Will B
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I am not blaming this review on the restaurant, I guess I just had a different picture in my mind of what it would be like. All the hype of old family Italian grocery store, in the family for so many generations and passed down from family to staff as new owners...When we walked in on a Sat. night at... More 

Thank Debra D
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

From the moment walked in until we left four hours later, the entire experience was outstanding. My daughter tooks us, a party of four (two of her friends, me, and herself). We were greeted warmly and showed to our seats. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable, articulate, and had a wicked sense of humor. We ordered everything a la carte -... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Ate at Sanford restaurant in Milwaukee and had th tasting menu with wine pairing. Everything was excellent. The wine and foods went through together nicely. I highly recommend.

Thank jpvegas52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-9608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?