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1716 N. Arlington Place
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 755-0099
www.balzacwinebar.com
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Located across the street from Hi-Hat Lounge and Garage, Balzac food and wine bar offers small-plate dining as well as an ever-changing wine and beer list. Small-plate favorites include cheese plates, thin pizzas, mussels, firecracker shrimp and their famous mac 'n' cheese.

Late-night dining is offered until 11 p.m. during the week and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Don't miss great happy hour deals as well as Sunday brunch and Raid the Cellar.
 
Upcoming events

Jan. 11, 2018
Florentine Off Stage: A Meet The Artists Party

Enjoy a drink after work with the cast of Venus & Adonis / Dido & Aeneas 'off stage' at Balzac Wine Bar! Whether you're a seasoned opera fan or this is your first opera, Off Stage is a perfect way to experience live music, fantastic food and great company in a relaxed environment. At this social mixer, you'll be able to have memorable conversation with the cast/creative team and learn more about the Florentine's production of Venus & Adonis / Dido & Aeneas. The Florentine Opera Studio Artists will perform some of our favorite numbers from this Baroque double bill. Tickets are $15 per person. FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free street parking. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we will have your reservation listed at the door. Can I purchase tickets the day of the event? Yes, but space is limited, so we recommend that you reserve your tickets online. Reservations will be available until the day of the event or until we reach capacity.

Jan. 11, 2018
Florentine Off Stage: A Meet The Artists Party

Enjoy a drink after work with the cast of Venus & Adonis / Dido & Aeneas ‘off stage‘ at Balzac Wine Bar! Whether you’re a seasoned opera fan or this is your first opera, Off Stage is a perfect way to experience live music, fantastic food and great company in a relaxed environment. At this social mixer, you’ll be able to have memorable conversation with the cast/creative team and learn more about the Florentine’s production of Venus & Adonis / Dido & Aeneas. The Florentine Opera Studio Artists will perform some of our favorite numbers from this Baroque double bill. Tickets are $15 per person.

 
 


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Posted by sunshine310 on Dec. 14, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. (report)

We dined at this restuarant couple of weeks ago. By far the WORST restuarant EVER! My boyfriend and I are somewhat of food/resturant Connoisseurs, and have travel all over the world. This is the first resturant that we have EVER been to that provided such horrible service, and a complete rip off, with their "deals". Now I don't mind paying at all for a good meal and wine, but when a resturant really tries to rip their customer off, it upsets me. I would rather pay the full price without the hassle of trying to figure out what their "deals" are! 1) we sat and waited for a good 30 minutes, before a server even came to our table, and the place was practically empty, seriously, not exaggerating! 30 minutes! How do they expect to stay in business? I do not recommend this place to anyone, and the portions of the food is not even worth it for tapas.... this place is an absolute joke! Poor service, horrible food, too much work to do, trying to figure out their deals, (who wants to calculate) Nothing good about them that I can think to say!!

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Posted by kaney29 on March 8, 2009 at 3:46 p.m. (report)

We dined at Balzac last night and it was fabulous. There was a wait for a table, so the host recommended we go across the street for a drink and come back in 20 minutes. Well, he came over to get us when our table was ready! Such service. And the food is delicious, the wines are great, and the staff is knowledgeable. In tough economic times, it's easy to see why Balzac is staying strong.

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