By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Aug 18, 2021 at 1:01 PM

It's been 17 months since guests last dined at Milwaukee ChopHouse, 633 N. 5th St.

But, at long last, the steak and seafood restaurant has announced that it will be reopening its doors to the public on Friday, Aug. 20. 

The restaurant, which closed in March of 2020, will return with Chefs Daniel Granat and Shannon Decker at the helm and a contemporary refreshed menu for guests that showcases the simple flavors of high quality ingredients.

Returning guests will find many of their favorite dishes, including Wagyu carpaccio, lobster mac ‘n cheese and both wet- and dry-aged steaks, along with double bone Strauss lamb chops with red wine demi-glace. 

Seafood selections include Hawaiian Mero sea bass (pictured), diver scallops or jumbo prawns, along with starters including tuna tartare, fried calamari, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and seafood bisque. 

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Meanwhile, vegan and vegetarian guests can enjoy selections including the Chophouse’s grilled cauliflower steak served with sauteed spinach, heirloom tomatoes and marble potatoes. 

The restaurant’s popular Chef’s Table has also returned. This uniquely customized dining experience takes place in the Chophouse’s working kitchen and features multi-course meals paired with guests' choice of cocktails or wine. The experience is available with advance reservations Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Heather Addis (414) 390-3826 extension 2404.

Chophouse general manager Frank D’Acquisto says the restaurant has been lucky to have brought back most of its staff, even after such a long closure.

“We’re very excited to welcome everyone back and to see our loyal customers again,” he says. “We can’t wait to see all the familiar faces in the dining room.”

Starting Aug. 20, Milwaukee Chophouse will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made online via Opentable.

Valet service is not currently available. However, guests are invited to park in the hotel’s parking garage. Parking validation is included with each meal.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.