Sanford Restaurant is open for dinner 6 nights a week.  Reservations can be made one month to the calendar date by calling 414-276-9608. Please call any time after 1:00 p.m. daily.

Sanford Restaurant
1547 N Jackson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
P 414 276 9608
F 414 278 8509

Dining Room Hours
Monday – Thursday 5:30-9 pm
Friday 5:30-10 pm
Saturday 5-10 pm
Closed on Sunday






What to Expect
When you arrive at Sanford you will notice we are located in a little pocket of town that used to be the heart of the Italian neighborhood; bordering what is known as the “East Side”.  We offer complimentary valet parking and have a secure lot for your vehicle.  The dining room at Sanford is a cozy 20 table space with no bar.  However, we do have a service bar in the kitchen and are happy to offer a wide variety of beverages.  We often observe our guests wearing business casual attire on the weeknights and a bit more formal dress on the weekends, but we as an establishment do not enforce any dress code; we just ask that you be comfortable.  We can accommodate parties of up to 20 guests.  It may be status quo at many other restaurants but please note that we never include gratuity on any check, no matter the number of guests.  And although we love children, many of our guests are coming to dinner to escape the chaos of home or to celebrate a special occasion, so we respectfully ask that the little ones stay with a sitter.

Polite Request
When making a reservation it is advantageous for everyone if you inform our staff of any food allergies or dietary restrictions. There are many ingredients and steps involved in each dish on the menu that may not be as easily modified if told the night of your reservation.  Giving us a “heads up” allows the chef the opportunity to thoughtfully create and modify dishes to accommodate any diet.

Gift Certificates
Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination over the phone or in person.  We accept all major credit cards, cash, or check.  Please call 414-276-9608 after 1:00 pm daily or stop in during dining room hours.

A Day in the Kitchen
“A Day in the Kitchen” is the perfect gift for any foodie.  Dressed in an original Sanford Chef coat, their day will start by spending a few hours in the Sanford kitchen commingling with the chefs.  They can sit back and observe or get down and dirty with the prep, ask as many or as few questions as they like, and learn how laborious it is to create and execute dishes out of the Sanford kitchen.  After being a “guest chef” they will take some time to go home, refresh, and come back with a guest to enjoy the 7-course Chef’s Surprise Tasting Menu with wine pairing.
Following dinner they will be given a bag of goodies accompanied by a copy of their menu with all the chefs’ signatures and a group picture; taken earlier that day.  If you are interested in giving “A Day in the Kitchen” as a gift to a friend or loved one please call 414-276-9608 after 1:00 p.m. daily or stop in during dining hours.