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1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
+1 414-755-0099
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck tacos” (21 reviews)
“cheese plate” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (7 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We took friends from out of town to Balzac for some of their fabulous small plates and wine on Sunday. Select wines were 50% off and cheese plates were 50% off on Sunday. So we had the cheese plate and we had duck nachos which...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were taking to Balzac for a business dinner (albeit a casual one) and were so pleased to be introduced to this gem. We had a large mix of small plates between 5 of us and there was nothing that wasn't delicious. Standout dish for...More

Thank L_R_Htravels
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We went here with friends while on a recent visit to Milwaukee. We ordered four small plates to share as well as two deserts. Everything was a ten! Fantastic flavors, nice presentation and great service. Selected wine was 50% off. Nice selection too! A very...More

Thank john r
Reviewed 26 July 2017

On the East side, just off of Brady St., sits this cozy hub of food and drink. There is a long bar, plenty of indoor seating in a dark and intimate setting, and outdoor seating in the back and the front in season. They do...More

Thank MelissaMSA
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere, patio and wine specials. Many drink specials with 1/2 off bottles on Wednesdays. Food is good, small portions but just enough. Staff is welcoming. The only downfall is that is located in a busy area so good luck with...More

Thank MissFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Couple of us gathered to renew old acquaintances and drink some libations. Bottle of sparkling Spanish wine got us started. Great sidewalk views and chatter. Ordered number of tapas- lovrd the Brussels sprouts and the steak dishes. Very enjoyable evening at a busy local restaurant.

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We sure enjoyed this cute "small plates" restaurant off of Brady Street. The food quality and selection were excellent. We dined outdoors on the nice patio, but the interior looked charming as well. There is something for everyone here but the real fun is to...More

Thank bloomcrew
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped at Balzac after eating diner nearby. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks. The Brandy Old Fashions are make from scratch-muddled cherry and sugar. Good atmosphere.

Thank TravelLevy
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great wine list, excellent service and manchego brulee...what more could one ever ask for? I've never had a bad meal or poor service. I have been very entertained, however, by some of the clientele I've seen at the bar. My first choice for a great...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Decor grabs you the minute you enter...relaxed and inviting to say the least. Have great background music playing, and the lighting is perfect. Had about 5 dishes and must say they were all great...but one that stood out to say the least was the Duck...More

Thank kw7140
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
American, Wine Bar, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 N Arlington Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-755-0099
  • E-mail
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