About Five O'Clock Steakhouse
Rich in tradition and free of trends, the Five O’Clock Steakhouse is nothing short of timeless. Family-owned & independently operated. Five O'Clock specializes in serving the finest steaks paired with a notable wine list, classic cocktails, as well as outstanding, personalized service.
Five O’Clock has been named “One of America’s Best Steakhouses” by TV host Rachel Ray, described as a "Classic Super-Club Setting" by TravelandLeisure.com and was featured on The Travel Channel’s “Steak Paradise 3.” Five O'Clock was voted "#1 Steakhouse in Milwaukee" by Shepherd Express & Milwaukee Magazine. We were also named among the top steakhouses in Milwaukee by OnMilwaukee.com.
The Alley Cat Lounge at Five O'Clock Steakhouse features Milwaukee's best free live music weekly, classic cocktails and a 1940’s retro-lounge ambience.
You’re only a stranger once at the Five O’ Clock Steakhouse!
Steakhouse, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free live music every Friday night in The Alley Cat Lounge at 8pm. Catch Milwaukee's best jazz, blues, funk, pop & rock. Visit www.FiveOClockSteakhouse.com for this month's live music schedule. The Alley Cat Lounge features a full bar, cocktail service, special events, promotions and no cover charge.
Complimentary valet parking in a secure lot. Street parking available.
Private Party Facilities:
The Alley Cat Lounge is the Perfect Location for Your Next Meeting, Networking or Social Event. The Lounge Features Full HD A.V. Capabilities & Projection Screen, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Private Bar, Customizable Menu Options, Complimentary Valet Parking in a Secure Lot & Is Conveniently Located Less Than 5 Miles From Most Downtown Milwaukee Companies. Call 414-342-3553 or Email dine@FiveOClockSteakhouse.com To Learn More About Meeting & Event Options or to Set Up a Tour.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
Five O'Clock Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I were in town with our son ...
My wife and I were in town with our son visiting. We decided to go out for a nice steak dinner. This was exactly what we expected. Traditional Wisconsin supper club. Steaks were great. The crab cakes were probably the best we ever had. I would strongly recommend them.
The one and only thing I would comment on, as we arrived and were seated at the bar for a cocktail, a homeless black woman approached my wife for money. Never have we experienced this in a restaurant. I would ask the owner to make sure they watch for this so their customers do not have to experience that while trying to enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant.
This was the second time my husband and ...
This was the second time my husband and I had been. Food (steaks) were just as amazing as we remembered them the first time. The only negative with this visit was that we had an 8pm reservation and didn't get seated at our table until 9:30pm. But our waitress was great and did everything in her power to make up for our long wait.
Food was great. Seating was terrible. ...
Food was great. Seating was terrible. We had a 7:30 reservation and arrived about 7:15. As the valet was taking our car, 2 patrons told us not to go in. They had waited over 2 hours and still never received their meal. When we went inside, there was no room to stand and it took about 20 min. before we could get a drink (meanwhile being in everyone's way standing in the narrow aisle. We went outside to wait (hostess knew where we went) and at about 8pm, hostess said don't worry, we have a great table for you, just waiting to clear it off. At 8:50pm (remember, we had a 7:30 reservation) we were finally sat at the table next to the swinging doors of the kitchen.
This is a neighborhood gem, definitely a ...
This is a neighborhood gem, definitely a spot for a special occasion, a good old fashion Wisconsin supper club. Steak quality is good, my strip was a little on the tough side, the filet was better. Good cocktails!
Steak was the only thing good about this ...
Steak was the only thing good about this meal. Had a 7:30 reservation, didn't sit down until 8:45. Good thing I wasn't starving when I got there. Place was crowded. No bar seats to wait. Had to sit on a patio. Unsure of the seating system. There didn't seem to be a method of who was there first. Ordered while waiting and put an appetizer in. After our long wait, we sat at our table for another 30 minutes. Had to ask the waitress for our app. It finally came out followed right by our food. Awful timing. The steak was good. Sides mediocre. Was going to get dessert but didn't want to sit there for another 30 minutes.
Food was good. We had a reservation for ...
Food was good. We had a reservation for 7:30 PM got there at about 6:40 got a seat at the bar and wanted to enjoy a couple of cocktails. By 6:50 the waitress was at the bar telling us the table would be ready shortly, by 7:00 we had menus and by 7:10 she was back to take our order, mind you for 7:30 reservations. We were seated by 7:25. I finally told her to slow it down. It was terrible, faster than McDonalds. For fifty dollar steaks, NOT WORTH IT!!!!!!!
Went to 5 O'clock for a date night with ...
Went to 5 O'clock for a date night with my husband. We had always heard about 5 O'clock as a Milwaukee institution and figured it was time to check it out. We were expecting a pricy meal, but in the end it was less than we expected and we had more food than we could handle. I got prime rib and he got rib-eye, which were both really good. Prime rib was the best I've had at a restaurant in a long time. The esthetic of the place was kitchy and fun, and service was great.
I have visited Five'O Clock Steakhouse i ...
I have visited Five'O Clock Steakhouse in the past and really enjoyed the food and service, however this time the steaks were just OK and for $160 for 2 diners I expect to be blown away, and that was just not the case this time. I had the bone in Ribeye and it was very fatty with quite a few tough spots and I needed a bit of muscle to cut the steak and it was not nearly as tender as they typically are here. My wife had the Queen cut filet and she said it was just OK. Last time she was there, she said it was the best steak she had ever had. Not the case this time. It took forever to get our drinks re-filled and to pay the bill.
Too bad, I will need to look for another good steakhouse in the future for special occasions.
We are not first-timers at the Five O'Cl ...
We are not first-timers at the Five O'Clock Club and we go back for many reasons! This time was to take some out of town friends to a great steak place and they were as impressed as we were our first time. Best steak in town, as we say. We hadn't been there on a Saturday before and the noise level was a bit high, but when the food and service is so good, it becomes a non-issue. Our table had steak, prime rib and shrimp - all delicious! Their French onion soup is also pretty amazing. Strong recommendation to go here - rivals the other "best steak houses" in the city (and IMO, tops them all)!!
Good food and good drinks. Why does Ope ...
Good food and good drinks. Why does Open Table ask if this is for a special occasion if the restaurant does nothing special? It was for our 35th Anniversary and was not recognized at all.
My filet was not prepared per my request, had to send it back.
Had to remind our waitress about the onion soup as an appetizer, it came after the salad.
Overall, just a fair dining experience.
Have been going here since they had one ...
Have been going here since they had one bartender, one waitress and one person in the kitchen plus the owner, Bill. Food has always been exceptional even after the business was sold some years back. When I lived I lived in town, I went weekly. Now that I live in Florida, I go whenever I come to town and plan my stay around going there where I meet up with friends and family. Hope to do so for many years to come.
We've been coming here for years!!!!!! ...
We've been coming here for years!!!!!! The food is always great . I remember when we paid 28-30 for our meal! Ah the good ole days! I like that we no longer have to wait to Tuesday to mak reservations! We feel special when the bartenders and owners recognize us and make us feel important and thank us for coming. I must admit though the noise level is a bit much sometimes but all I all there's no place like Five o:Clock steakhouse !!!
This was a let down. First thing the hos ...
This was a let down. First thing the hostess said to us was very heternormative. We are a lesbian couple - in fact were celebrating our anniversary - not that anyone paid attention to that on the reservation form. The hostess asked us where we wanted to sit. When we indicated we didn't know what the best spot would be because it was our first time she told us to go upstairs where we could have a handsome gentlemen wait on us two ladies. (I have no interest in handsome gentlemen). So that was strange. The upstairs is ugly and only the lower bar area has cute retro lights. We ordered old fashions. I would have thought they would be good at that. They were so watered down that you couldn't taste the alcohol. We were in fact charged extra for top shelf whiskey. I don't understand that. I can go to NYC for overpriced cocktails but at least be able to taste the alcohol. It was a waste of $20. The salad is mostly iceberg lettuce. They throw a few pieces of spinach in. The bread is good. The steak Diane I got was a special and it was so bland and over cooked (I ordered it medium). We ordered shrimp cocktail. It was completely average with store bought cocktail sauce - nothing special and shrimp are average size: $16. The relish tray is a few green onions, a few carrot sticks, a couple of cheap olives, and some radishes. That is it. Think of it is topping for the salad. Nothing special. The two steaks were $80. The waiter raved about the dessert. The pieces are a lot smaller than other restaurants. The graham cracker crust on the key lime pie was barely there - super thin more like a dusting of crumbs. The carrot cake was ok but nothing extraordinary. Even the soap in the bathroom is pink pump soap from a wall dispenser like in a gas station. For what they charge service should be over the top and there should be little extras. Our bill was $160 for the one cocktail each and one dessert. The only extra we ordered was the shrimp cocktail. I will never go there again.
Came here from out of town on business/a ...
Came here from out of town on business/a little bit of pleasure afterwards. Looked this place up on Yelp, what a gem! Rough neighborhood. The decor reminds me of someplace in the Bronx, old school Italian hangout, nothing fancy and dated however it works! Service from Fay was outstanding, generous portions and the food was delicious. Salad, bread and relish dish was fantastic, steak was cooked to perfection. Highly recommended.
Went here more than once and everytime I ...
Went here more than once and everytime I left with a smile and a good mood. Everything is above average and steaks are exceptional. Customer Service is consistent throughout. I enjoy everything about this place and would highly recomment this place.
we love coming to this restaurant for th ...
we love coming to this restaurant for the unbelievably mouth watering steaks! but since the restaurant has turned over with new owners, the ambiance is very strange. . it's nice to see the owner circulating to greet customers, but he only stops at tables where he knows the patrons. obviously they are regulars. . i guess we do not dine there enough, as he never stopped at our table.
we are also wondering who the very large and loud woman is at the front desk? is this the owner's mother? wife? she needs to dress more appropriately and calm down her tone. . very irritating!
once you get past the old guard up front, the dining experience was wonderful. our waitress, natalie, did a great job. . but when celebrating a special occasion there should be some special complimentary treat to share. we got nothing! just the standard fare, so be prepared to spend at least $180 for two, including gratuity.
ps: the bathroom needs to be outfitted with grab bars for those who are disabled. . this should be a priority!
Unbelievable experience. I may have been ...
Unbelievable experience. I may have been over hyped from friends and co workers on how great this place is but it was a wonderful date night experience to say the least.
My girlfriend had a beautiful looking Filet Oscar while I went with the Bone In Ribeye. I felt it was same quality steak as many others around town which was quite good, but again I felt I was over hyped on how amazing it was.
I loved the Old Fashioneds at the bar and the 2 piece band that did some great R&B favorites on a Saturday night. The ambience and service was superb.
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