Woah! Omg... What a spectacular place! We dined at a high top table in the bar room. Everything was amazing. The mahi-mahi, duck and vegetarian small plates were outstanding. The cocktails and wine were excellent. The service was stellar and the atmosphere was wonderful. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Highly recommend La Merenda for small plates in MKE!! This place is unapologetically bad.
Visually enticing and cozy as far as the atmosphere. The food was even better yet. We shared 5 plates and left gloriously stuffed. Im vegetarian and loved the many options. My husband is a meat eater and thoroughly enjoyed the vegetarian options. So delicious.
Each visit to Odd Duck further cements its status as the best restaurant in the city. Food, drinks, service, atmosphere and attention to detail are all an A+. The experience is so much more than just "another small plate place". The servers are experts in pairings and pace. Tell them what you want. They do the rest, and they kill it every time. I think (dream) of the short rib often.
The food drinks and service were Outstanding. Warning - Do Not drive your Kia or Hyundai here. On Wednesday I parked my 2022 Kia Soul 1/2 block east on Mineral at 5pm. Came out at 7:30pm and found the passenger window broken and the steering column ripped apart in an attempt to steal it. My car is updated and can't be hotwired. The damage is still a few thousand $. One of the bad guys cut themselves and a lot of blood on the seat. I suggest parking behind their building. I did not know this area was targeted by car thieves.
This place exceeded expectations! The food was delicious with every dish more interesting and exciting than the last. We started with the pimento cheese and Brie and ordered the broccoli, curry with squash, wood ear mushrooms, pork belly, and short rib. The curry and short rib had to be my favorites but so hard to choose as everything was so unique and bursting with flavor. The service was top notch as week. My husband gad a few cocktails and I tried two of their mock tails which were fantastic. We finished with the brown butter pear soft serve.
Smaller menu than from their previous location, but we found many tasty items with our group of four people. Definitely a special occasion place.