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Sanford Restaurant

1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
+1 414-276-9608
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
“elk loin” (5 reviews)
“crab hash” (5 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

I have been spoiled to eat here many times - this one of the restaurants that I was taken to for my recruiting dinners and then my boss made this a frequent place to dine - for some reason we just had many special occasions...More

Thank JerryJ2
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I have been a fan of this terrific restaurant for years. It was sold a year ago but I took a chance and decided it would be the destination for a small birthday gathering. it did not disappoint - with anyone in the party! I...More

2  Thank VCF_Chicago
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The transition from Sandy D'Amato to his chef de cuisine has been seamless! The quality of food and service remains the ultimate pampering in Milwaukee! I always recommend the chef's tasting with wine pairing and if you have the chance to attend a special event...More

1  Thank kdknight87
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Maybe the best meal I have ever had--definitely in the top 5! Every review I had rad of this place agreed that it was one of the best around, and I heartily agree. Interesting menu and great wait staff. The chef made a substitution due...More

1  Thank Fred A
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We go once or twice a year due to the expense. It is my favorite restaurant in the world perhaps with the exception of a Sydney, Australia restaurant. Sanford has remained our local favorite despite the sale by Sandy D'Amato to one of his chefs....More

1  Thank LeOraMilwaukee
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We were treated to a spectacular, seven course, Surprise Tasting Menu, while visiting friends in the Milwaukee area. As one person in our party had dietary restrictions, only three of us participated in the 7 course meal. I really appreciated the fact that this was...More

1  Thank Mikeshy
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Took forever for a server to take our drink order. Had exprcted so much more in terms of food and service. Nothing special.

2  Thank 477takinabrk8
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I went to Sanford twice and both time were phenomenal. The first time we have the 7 course, just because we are not sure what it about yet and BAM!...best meal I ever had!! I have to went back for my birthday...this time I order...More

Thank pimdao
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The food here was unique for sure. We went for our anniversary. Women were getting rings and flowers all around us. The space is small. I felt like our servers were tripping over each other. Dress up for sure. Men wear coat and tie. I...More

Thank Becky R
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Sanford is still at or near the top of of our list of favorites. Wonderful quaint atmosphere tucked in a nice neighborhood. A real treat is the 7 course chef's surprise with wine pairings. A great spot for special occasions.

1  Thank John L
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7 October 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
Sanford has excellent food and terrific service. Call them right now for a reservation.
Ralph K
21 February 2017|
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Response from Matt M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with all the responses. It's somewhat hard to see. It is located on the SW corner. Looks a bit like a small apartment bldg from the outside. Pull up front and begin your experience with the valet.
7 August 2016|
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Response from LLR65 | Reviewed this property |
No, go ahead and make your reservation. Tell them it is your anniversary . They will make it a very special dinner !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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