By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Dec 15, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Another restaurant will soon join the myriad eateries in Walker’s Point. Meraki, 939 S. 2nd St., will open to the public today, Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m.  

The restaurant, located between Braise and Crazy Water, has been In the works since this summer. The interior will feature leather booths, a custom stained-glass window and crystal chandeliers.

Billed as "fine dining without white tablecloths," according to former Blue Jacket chef Chad Meier, the restaurant will aim to showcase the best ingredients in preparations that are neither fancy or fussy. Meier will run the restaurant with his wife, Malissa.

Meraki, a word derived from a Greek adjective meaning "to do something with soul, creativity, or love," will feature a changing menu of internationally inspired small and large plates, including dishes from Italy and Spain. The bar menu will be separate and includes pickled vegetables and fried chickpeas alongside a rotating selection of house cocktails, a variety of taps, sake and wine.

The bar will open at 4:30 p.m. and the dining room at 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For reservations for parties of 6 or more, contact the restaurant at (414) 897-7230. 

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.