Aria Café & Bar
We were at Aria on Sunday March 15. There were 17 patrons at 5 tables, all sensitively spread throughout the room. We enjoyed the brightness of the space thanks to the large windows. The food was excellent; the bloody Marys were terrific. It was nice to spend our final (for the time being) meal out in such a good place. Thank you.
cocktail and wine were expensive impacting the value rating
Thank you so much, KeithP! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave this feedback.
Our breakfast was excellent.! I had the omelet and my husband had the corned beef hash. Service was super slow to start..,no hostess to seat us because there was no bartender and she was pouring mimosas then we were left at table forever by our waitress,who must have got lost finding our drinks. But then a Diffrent waitress came over and asked if she could take our order because it look like we were waiting a long time. She helped for the rest of the meal and our food came out super quick.
Thank you so much, SusieP! We are thrilled to hear that you breakfast was excellent. We would love for you to dine with us again soon!
Very friendly and welcoming. Loved the food
Thank you so much, sparky! We are thrilled to hear that the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. We would love to see you at Aria again soon!
Slow service prior to theater from a restaurant that specializes in this. Hanger steak to tough to cut with a steak knife. Other food very good.
The service was horrible. Contacted management about our experience with no reply. Will never go back.
The staff was wonderful! This was a very memorable event for us and we will definitely be back.
Thank you so much, ShelinaH! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us at Aria. We can't wait to see you again soon!
Had lunch before performance at Milwaukee Rep. Enjoyed our lunch. Will do it again.
CHRISc, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are lucky to be located so close to the beautiful Milwaukee Rep. We can't wait to see you again soon!
They kept the same Big Boy burger on the menu as Kilawat, but it should really be called the Little Big Boy burger. It was smaller than it used to be and $15 is way too much money for the size/quality.
Hi Melissa, I am very sorry to hear of your experience with the Big Boy burger. While we wish the feedback were better, we appreciate you taking the time to share the experience. I will be passing on these notes to the correct parties, as the only way for us to improve is to be aware of our shortcomings. We would love for your to try dining with us again, as we have plenty of other delicious lunch/dinner options available. Thank you again for dining with us!
Only negative was service from bar. 4 drinks ordered-1 glass of wine arrived timely. Other 3 drinks arrived 10 minutes later!
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am sorry to hear of the wait time for your drinks. It is our intention to provide excellent service from the moment our guests walk through the door, and I am sorry to hear that we did not do this for you. I apologize on behalf of our staff, and hope that despite this, you give us another chance in dining with us in the future. We would love to see you again to show you what the Aria dining experience should be.
Unfortunately our meals were cold.
I am very sorry to hear of your experience with the temperature of the meal. If you would like to discuss this in greater detail, please feel free to reach out to us directly at 414-270-4422. We would love to hear from you.
Surprised they didn't take UPAF Smart Card since it's an arts hotel
Our meals were excellent and the service was awesome. Thank you!
Thank you so much, foodfan. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Aria. We would love to see you again soon!
The food was wonderful, but service was way off. We ordered an appetizer as out first course with a second course of soup. Appetizer and soup were served at the same time, with my date's soup sloshed all over the saucer and table. I ordered one of the Valentine's specials, filet with lobster tails. When he served our food, broiled salmon was placed before me. When I called Christopher back over I informed him that he had brought me the wrong meal and he told me the kitchen must have handed him the wrong plate...As he was picking up my plate to get me the dinner I ordered, I asked him to please bring me the wine list so I could choose my dinner wine while I waited. After several minutes he brought the list and I decided immediately . He told me he would get it for me right away since it was right behind me. Ten minutes later I still did not have my wine, while he served wine to other people. When another person finally brought my food, my date had already finished his dinner. There was no offer of any compensation for anything, not even comping the wine. At this time, the restaurant was not even busy... The food was wonderful, but I truly believe the staff needs to have more comprehensive training.
Hi CCaps, Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. As you can well imagine, I am very disappointed to read your feedback and concerned of the service experience. I am, however, very appreciative of your candor as it is only in this way that we are able to improve upon our shortcomings. It my sincere hope that you will return so we can provide you with the exceptional experience that our associates are trained to deliver.
Absolutely loved the vibe in there.
Wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive.
The menu is very limited
Thank you so much, MoandJane! We are so happy to hear that you loved the vibe and experience at Aria. We would love to see you again soon.
We recently enjoyed dinner at Aria prior to attending a performance at the Milwaukee Rep. We had a wonderful meal and our server was simply outstanding. We will definitely recommend!
Thank you so much, KarenD! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience dining with us at Aria. We would love to see you again soon!
Delicious food that's a little on the pricy side, but worth it for what you get. Excellent, friendly service as well!
Thank you so much, AbbieH! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience dining with us here at Aria. We would love to see you again soon.
So my feelings about Aria are mixed. First off the decor is fantastic, love the little built in's with books and cozy features, its a great focal point and makes it feel warm and cozy. Also, the dinner ware is so cool like a pottery feel as well as the placements as well. It might seem like a small thing but it lends a feel of elegance and quality. Now on to the food, it was good but not great except for the short ribs my husband ordered. They were outstanding, silky and fall apart delicious. I wish I would I have ordered them but I ordered steak and it was quite fatty. I get you want some fat for flavor but this was over the top. My little nit picks about the food were also that the bread that was brought should have been warm, there is something about the warm bread that elevates a restaurant . Also, leave off the foccaio bread it felt like it was unused foccacio that was thrown into the breadbasket so it didnt go to waste. As I mentioned my steak was ok but fatty, it came with asparagus but it was very thick stalks and quite tough and also no starch was with my dinner and it really did need that. Overall a good effort but with a few tweeks it could improve to match the gorgeous surroundings
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, kaykay. We appreciate your honest in sharing your feedback, as the only way for us to improve is to be aware of our shortcomings. We will pass on your notes to the Chef in hopes that next time we will meet your expectations. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance of Aria as well as the short ribs. We would love for you to dine with us again in the future to show you what the Aria dining experience should be.
Really good food at a reasonable price - wine cost lower Than comparable restaurants
Thank you so much! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and wine at Aria. We would love to see you again soon!
It is a terrific place to dine. Menu exceeded expectations and the food was terrific. Especially great location when going to the PAC. so close/so easy.
Thank you so much, JaneM! We are thrilled to hear that you find Aria to be a terrific place to dine, and that our menu exceeded your expectations. We would love for you to dine with us again soon!
Dinner before theatre. Timely, delicious, gracious service and an easy walk to theatre.
Thank you so much, BarbaraH! We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many beautiful Milwaukee theaters. We would love to see you again soon!
We were in Milw to celebrate our granddaughters birthday on Thur for lunch. An event brought us back to Milw Fri night so we returned to the Aria. Dinner was very good. Our only issue was that my husband has a fish allergy so that limited the sides that he could order, BUT he lives the dessert selections.
And to top it off they give you a credit for the public parking in the building. Great find for us. Downstairs bar had live music and upstairs they have a steak house which requires reservations because it is not very large...but several people said it was really great food.
Thank you so much, GinaM! We are so happy to hear that you had the chance to dine with us twice in one weekend. How special! We appreciate your feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve our menu and overall experience. We would love to see you again soon!
Bad service. Took forever to get drinks. We got our entrees before drinks... we were late for our show at the Marcus
The service started off great but then our waitress disappear for 15 to 20 minutes. we wanted to order dessert before our show. We didn’t get it. We actually had to ask another waitress for the bill so that would be on time for our show. thank goodness it was in the same building. However, the food was excellent. We are going to give this another try.
I am very sorry to hear of your experience. There is absolutely no excuse for you to have to wait that long for your server to check up on you. We appreciate you taking the time share your experience with us, as the only way for us to improve is to become aware of our shortcomings. I am thrilled, however, to hear that you enjoyed the food served. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
I loved visiting Aria Cafe! The space itself is beautiful, and the food and service were great.
Thank you so much, CatherineB! We are so happy to hear that you love visiting Aria just as much as we do! We can't wait to see you again soon.
Very slow service. Seemed disorganized. Food came out lukewarm (fries, omelet, potatoes.) After 7 people ordered (2 sandwiches, breakfast, soup, 2 salads and an app.) it took a really long time considering it wasn’t that busy. Menu was pretty limited. Coffee ordered w/Baileys barely tasted like there was any Baileys in it, it was not HOT, a a little bit curdled. One salad ordered with no protein and we figured there wail be a little money off. When we asked the server she seemed perturbed.
We had theater tickets and service was good based on that alone. But the biggest compliment goes to how careful they were of the food allergies in our group. THAT was amazing and not every restaurant considers how much a food allergy is not a case of not liking a particular ingredient. A food allergy can be lethal and our server, Nicole, was amazing. Thank you.
Thank you so much, mike! We are so happy to hear that our staff was able to accommodate the food allergy. We would for you to dine with us again soon.
Servers were great, and my group really enjoyed the options for soup + half sandwich.
Thank you so much, MaryM! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the options for the soup + half sandwich. We would love to see you again soon.
Food is amazing! Love the corn falafel- so light and delicious with a beautiful sauce. I would consider ordering 2 and making that my dinner! The salmon was perfectly cooked and rested on a bed of kale, cubed sweet potatoes cooked al dente and integrated with chunks of avacado. They were out of mussels and that is an amazing dish too which I had last time. My son ordered the steak and loved it. The flatbread with the blue cheese (and crusty bread) that they bring to the table is very interesting and scrumptious as well! Their butter is well done too. The non-alcoholic drinks were refreshing and a great substitute for any cocktail. They use local purveyors and support the local community. Wait staff was professional and friendly. We'll be back!
So I heard that the food at Aria was beyond good. We, three, had afternoon tickets to the Milwaukee Symphony which presented the perfect opportunity to have dinner at Aria. I returned to my 1960's dating years and ordered a MARC’s Big Boy but I’m certain the Big Boy I had was far superior. My two companions each ordered soup, salads and vegetarian entrees and everyone was very happy with their choices.
We arrived a half hour before our reservation and loved our conversation with the desk staff and our tour of the ground level art. Service and ambiance in Aria were exactly what we want these days......friendly, attentive service and no televisions. We can’t wait to return.
Was great for after the Rep play.
Food was good. Service was excellent!
Thank you so much, ThomasS! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience dining with us at Aria. We are so lucky to be located next to the beautiful Repertory Theater. We would love to see you again soon!
Food was absolutely excellent. Very loud in the restaurant though. But definitely will be back
Thank you so much, Flowerpot! We are so happy to hear the food was excellent. We can't wait to see you again soon!
Food was cold
Very upscale but simplistic. We informed the hostess that we had theater tickets and she said she would inform our server. Taylor was our server and was aware that we were on a time constraint. She did an excellent job in getting our order to us in plenty of time for us to get to the theater. Will definitely return
Thank you so much, LeeK! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Aria. We are very lucky to be located near so many beautiful Milwaukee theaters. It is great to hear that you were well-accommodated by Taylor. We would love to see you again soon.
The atmosphere and service were great! Interesting artwork . Attentive , friendly. waitstaff.
Food was on the bland side. Fries and Big Boy hamburger were good. Low key day so atmosphere was quiet. Next visit I would eat elsewhere.
Thank you so much, AndaT! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and service at Aria. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the taste of your food. We really appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback with us, as we are always looking for ways to improve. I have passed on your notes to our Chef. I would ask that despite this experience, you give us another chance in the future to show you what the dining experience at Aria should be.
This was not our first visit. We were disappointed that the Shiraz was no longer offered by the glass. Our server seemed disinterested in us.
Everything about our evening exceeded our expectations. Our waitress was exceptional and service superior. Thank you!
Thank you so much! We are so happy that we exceeded your expectations. Our staff prides themselves in providing a unique experience for every guest - and it is so nice to hear they are succeeding! We would love to have you dine with us at Aria again soon!
Classic Big Boy Burger was excellent!
Thank you so much, BrittanyM! We really appreciate your kind words. We would love to have you back for a Big Boy Burger again soon.
We enjoyed our visit. Service was nice and quick. The food was great.
Thank you so much, Randy! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that the service and food met your expectations. We would love for you to dine with us again soon.
A wonderful environment to have a meal. The service we received from our wait staff was outstanding. The food was excellent. I will go there again without hesitation. A great place to have dinner before or after the theater.
Thank you so much, NoreenK! We are happy to hear that you experience outstanding service and excellent food. That is always our goal, and we really appreciate you recognizing that. We can't wait for you to dine with us at Aria again soon.
OpenTable ダイナー181名によるAria Café & Barの評価は4.3☆です。