My husband and I are driving up from Chicago for a one night stay in Milwaukee. We are staying at the Intercontinental, arriving on the late side (no earlier than 6pm) and looking for somewhere special to have dinner. The catch is that it is a Sunday night, which removes a great many of the restaurants I have looked at in previous threads. No Sanford, no Coquette Cafe, no Hinterland. Not to mention just about everything else on the much discussed Milwaukee top 30 list. So we are left with, I think, a choice between Lake Park Bistro, Crazy Water, or the cellar family style dinner at Roots. From what I understand, those are in descending order of price/fanciness, correct? We don't need fancy, but we do hope for a memorable, somewhat romantic (not super loud/bar) atmosphere, and more importantly, great food. Which of those would you all recommend most highly? Are there any other places open on a Sunday that we are missing?
We came up for our anniversary 2 years ago and stayed at the Iron Horse, ate at Smyth, and didn't really explore any of the rest of the area. It was great, we loved it there, but we want to explore further this time. Since we are arriving on the late side (probably not until 7pm or so), we are also looking for places to grab drinks after dinner, as we will want to stay out late and make the most of our limited time away from the kids. Any Sunday late night tips? Especially (but not limited to) downtown by the Intercontinental hotel? We are open to any kind of bar but would probably prefer to avoid a meat market or frat bar kind of vibe. Places I have seen mentioned as at least open are Balzac, Jackalope, and Mo's Irish Pub.
And finally (I know, this is a long post), any places that do a Monday breakfast/brunch/lunch that we should think about? Any and all info. would be most appreciated, thanks!
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
3133 E. Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53221
839 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Mo's Irish Pub
142 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203