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Good Food. Good People. Good Conversation.

Incomparable Cuisine and Impeccable Customer Service – that's all there is to The Original's upscale casual style.

Diners today are flooded with a plethora of chain restaurants that have little variation in style, and quick-service outlets with low-quality offerings. The focus on expediency and overabundance of technology distract customers from enjoying their meal and their companions company. While the meals may be “fast and easy”, customers are never truly satiated.

With the closure of long-standing establishments like John Ernst Café, Butch’s Old Casino Steakhouse and Karl Ratzsch, Milwaukee is lacking in venues that provide diners with memorable high-quality dining experiences.

The Original remidies this with a high-quality focus on a night out for an upscale yet leisurely, casual and unique dining experience. The finest hyper local talent, food and spirits in Milwaukee will make diners feel at home at The Original.