National publications are taking a hint from OnMilwaukee readers these days, it seems.
In our 2017 Dining Month Readers Poll, you selected Five O’Clock Steakhouse among your favorites in the city in two categories: Best Splurge and Best Steak (a category they’ve now taken for three years running).
As it turns out, the folks at Thrillist agree. This week, writer Matt Lynch named the popular steakhouse among the 31 best steakhouses in America. Better yet, it was the only steakhouse in Wisconsin to be highlighted. Lynch writes:
"Since 1946, the Five O'Clock has been delivering a combination of steakhouse elegance with the hospitality of a Midwest supper club. For the uninitiated, that means you order your meal from the bar as you enjoy your cocktail (a brandy Old Fashioned would be a wise move here), then settle into your table and graze on warm bread, salad, and a relish tray as you await the main attraction. Steaks are finished in a secret house marinade that renders them especially dark on the outside, providing a gorgeous contrast with the (hopefully, depending on how you ordered) bright red exterior. It's a steakhouse experience you won't find anywhere else."
Five O’Clock is a particular favorite among Thrillist writers, receiving at least five mentions in the online publication over the past couple of years. Earlier this year, Meredith Heil of Tasting Table also named Five O’ Clock as one of the top steakhouses in America.
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.