All I have to say about Braise Restaurant in Walkers Point Milwaukee is WOW. Everything on the menu is fresh and locally sourced and is simply fantastic. I went with a girlfriend for a Saturday night dinner and drinks date and we both left incredibly pleased with our restaurant choice. The environment is more rustic with wood surroundings and lots of character. I would recommend going to Braise with girlfriends or a small group of friends, on a date (as long as they like small plates too) or with family. This place will please all-gaurenteed!
Now to the good part, the food! We elected to go the small plates route and below are the dishes we sampled. (Yes- you do see two desserts) Everything was amazing. You could taste the freshness in every bite and the fact that all of the food is locally produced makes you feel great about supporting the community. The portions are just the right size for two people so if you are with more than that order accordingly.
Roasted Squash Salad
Steamed Pork Buns
Cranberry Raisin Tart
Chocolate Praline Cake
We started with the Cheese Plate which offered three different tastes of cheese, grilled bread and a berry spread. This is a great dish to start off with. We then moved the the Roasted Squash Salad. I was shocked at how much I liked it. A mix of greens with shaves of roasted squash served as a perfect light winter salad. We then ordered the Steamed Pork Buns. This was recommended by our server and I'm thrilled we listened to her! The pork was chopped into small pieces, similar to how you would expect the meat in a lettuce wrap, but served over a soft, less doughy bun. There was a great green sauce topping the pork that tied the whole bite together. Sprinkle the slaw the buns are served on over the pork for a delightful crunchy texture.
After having three amazing small plates we couldn't resist seeing what the dessert menu had to offer. We went for the Cranberry Raisin Tart and the Chocolate Praline Cake. Each was served with a small scoop of homemade yogurt ice cream. Both dessert choices were divine.
I can't say enough positive things about this restaurant. If you're in the mood for a great Milwaukee meal this is the place. Make sure to call and make a reservation before you go! You can check the restaurant out below