Sanford Restaurant

New American, French, American
$ $ $ $
1547 N Jackson St (at E. Pleasant St.)
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-9608
5:30pm - 9:00pm
5:30pm - 9:00pm
5:30pm - 9:00pm
5:30pm - 9:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm



  • Soft shell crab, veal, beet salad, deserts. Just awesome.
  • Here you will find inventive, complicated, and delicious dishes. The chef applies his French technique to roots cooking such as a timbale of smoked salmon with rye cake.
  • great food and romantic atmosphere, it is a good restaurant for date and they have great tart.
  • Seven course all the way!
  • If you are a Milwaukee native or just visiting, you can't do better than Sanford. We have dined in every "big" city and Sanford is among the greats. Service is beyond excellent and the food excels.
  • The emphasis for this menu always has been on seasonal ingredients and world flavors, and while it's refined, it can be downright playful.
  • Special occasion place. Food art. The sauces, salad, cheese plate, Pear tart, all heavenly. I can see why it comes up as a best restaurant in Milwaukee, especially if you lean toward seafood.
  • 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings is a must! Best meal ever. Great service, fun.
  • Grilled Pear & Roquefort Tart w/ carmelized onions & walnuts. Eat it and thank us later: you still have the rest of your meal to go. How about Chargrilled Loin of Elk? Indeed! (Knock-your-socks-off!)
  • Remains he best in Milwaukee. Outstanding food and service.
  • Try the Braised Veal Heart Ravioli (via @Foodspotting)
  • Don't sleep on the chef's home brew. He knows what he is doing - cheers
  • Outstanding start to finish.
  • Voted 2nd place Milwaukee's Best Restaurant 2012 by readers!
  • The so called culinary capitol of the US (California) has made foie gras illegal. So come on over to Sanford in Milwaukee and enjoy their Squab and Foie Gras appetizer.
  • Request the magnetic knives
  • Simply put, this is the best restaurant in the city. Small, quiet, excellent food, and impeccable service. (via Scoville)
  • Over. Hyped.
  • Scallops with roasted beats.
  • Banana butterscotch toffee tart.