It’s as important as ever to support the amazing collection of local restaurants that we have in our beautiful city. And there’s no better way to do so than making a commitment to patronize them throughout the year. To guide you on your journey, I’ve composed a list of 52 amazing restaurants. Try just one of these every week and you’ll have visited them all by the end of 2023. View the full list here OR download an abbreviated printable PDF file.
Third Coast Provisions
724 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 323-7434
If you love seafood – or simply well-prepared entrees – Third Coast Provisions delivers some of the city's best in an environment that's as beautiful as the food.
One could make a meal of the starters at Third Coast, which run the gamut from raw seafood selections like oysters and crudo to housemade flatbread served with sweet corn hummus enhanced with crispy corn nuts, smoked paprika and cilantro; or PEI mussels in coconut tom kha broth.
But there's plenty more to enjoy at this Downtown destination, which offers up delicious seasonal dishes like housemade Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli (butternut squash, brown butter, sage, citrus pie crust, mushrooms, winter spinach and toasted pecan syrup); Steak Frites with sauce au poivre, housemade frites and horseradish aioli; and Roasted Sea Scallops with sweet corn risotto, seasonal mushrooms, pickled ramp vinaigrette and red sorrel.
Exceptional staff can recommend pairings from their excellent list of craft cocktails, wine or beer. And it would be a shame to leave without sampling at least one of their ever-changing and imaginative desserts.
Recommended: Inventive crudo, seafood potholes, spare ribs, seafood dishes
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.