Season's eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Dining Month on OnMilwaukee is just cooking up, dishing out your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll. Dining Month is brought to you by Fein Brothers, your premier food service equipment and supply dealer in Wisconsin since 1929. Congratulations to all of the winners, and happy eating for all those who voted!
The wins are piling up for Five O'Clock Steakhouse, which not only won Best Splurge in our 2017 readers' poll, but has now been the winner for best steak three years running.
There's nothing quite like a perfectly cooked slab of meat, be it a ribeye, a New York Strip or a tender, juicy filet. And according to you – our readers – nobody does that quite as well as Five O'Clock Steakhouse.
OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Dream Dance Steak
Lori Fredrich's pick: Stella Van Buren
There's no arguing that Five O'Clock Steakhouse offers delights on many levels – from its experiential supper club vibe to its tender charcoal grilled slabs of beef. But, this year I've been surprised by a number of steaks in our fine city, and I feel the need to give credit where it's due.
One of those impeccable meals came from Stella Van Buren, a newcomer to the Milwaukee scene with delicious fare that simply shouldn't be overlooked. I'm generally a bone-in ribeye gal; but, their 8-ounce filet is worth a rave. Cooked to order on the restaurant's Montague infrared grill, the steak is brushed with garlic butter and sprinkled with Maldon sea salt. It's mouth-wateringly tender and juicy with a slight crust on the exterior and a lovely mid-rare center. A lovely thing, indeed.