glass of red wine and bottle in cozy interior of Balzac in Milwaukee
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Balzac

Milwaukee
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Mon4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tues4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wed4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thu4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fri4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sat4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sun4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Balzac

1716 N Arlington Pl

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Cozy, dimly lit, and covered with antique prints and photos, Balzac screams date night, offering a smattering of small wooden tables and chairs, plus an extensive wine list that pairs nicely with intimate conversation. The selection of wine, which includes too many vintners and vintages to count, is what brings people in, and the menu of small plates ensures they stay. Flatbreads, charcuterie, cheese plates, crab cakes, and the fan-favorite duck nachos are ideal for sharing.