Restaurant of the Week: Black Sheep

Based in Walker’s Point—Milwaukee’s warehouse district and newfound foodie hub—is Black Sheep, a vibrant neighborhood eatery known for trendy bites and an eclectic boutique wine selection.

In August 2013, Black Sheep was born out of a turn-of-the-century building on South Second Street. While the restaurant concept helped to elevate the space and the city’s growing food scene, the developers wanted to ensure the eatery felt as authentic as possible.

This meant having a mindset which viewed the restaurant as an added element to something that was already great and deeply built into the culture of Milwaukee.


That commitment to authenticity is still ingrained in almost every element of Black Sheep today—from the design concept centered around exposed brick walls, original wood floors and a soaring beadboard ceiling, to the small-production focused wine selection and “boozy lunch” menu.

Black Sheep’s menu is famous for its inventive nature and includes gourmet dishes, bar fare, small plates and desserts. Standouts include the selection of drool-worthy flatbreads, lamb ravioli and chicken piccatta, as well as the restaurant’s selection of fall-friendly dishes (like apple pie pork shoulder and grits!)


Beyond the decadent menu options, guests can also take in the effortlessly cool ambience of the space, which often feels less like a casual, neighborhood restaurant and more like an edgy night club—regardless of the time of day that you visit.

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