esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | February 13, 2014
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 8/20
Iíve been here a few times and for the most part, the service has been awful. Whether itís being shoehorned into a corner table where the people next to me bang into me or being ignored for 20 minutes by a waiter who proceeds to switch a beer on my sampler without asking, messes up the food order of a person with allergies and then never comes back to see if we need anything like another beer, this place has rubbed me the wrong way. The tap list is mostly Belgian Ė and while there are a few decent beers Ė itís mostly a ho-hum list unless you only like Belgians. The prices are pretty high, a trip here could set you back quite a bit. The food was okay. There are simply a lot of better affordable and friendly options in the immediate area for to ever want to step foot back into a place I now refer to as Cafť Sucktraal.
beerbaaron (114) Arizona | February 13, 2013| Updated February 13, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
moderate sized Belgian heavy selection but nothing out of the ordinary. Service is good to fair. Staff knowledge is hit and miss. Decent food, especially brunch. Some over-priced beers on the menu.
luthertorrez (12) Aurora, Colorado | January 19, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Having been to Benelux and Cafe Centraal, Iíll just say the food is about equal, but the staff is much friendlier here. I suspect the location has a lot to do with that. Being from Colorado Iíve found the character in KK Ave to be far more unique than where Benelux is located. This would be a top choice for a good dining and drinking night out. My wifeís not a fan of beer, but Iíd still bring her here.
demmbonz (63) Erin, Wisconsin | October 21, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
A little highbrow but good selection of imported stuff. Lots of taps. Above average food.
coharahawk (75) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | July 4, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
See my rating for Benelux. Better beer at sugar maple next door, better food at lulu across the street. With that in mind, I never find a reason to visit here.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | February 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
During last Milwaukee trip stopped in. Pretty cool Belgian cafe that serves a solid selection of Belgians on draft and by the bottle at reasonable prices. Nothing particularly shocking here but really pretty good selection. Kind of reminds me of some of the spots in Philadelphia. Nice.
mrjaxson (28) .08 Junction, Wisconsin | November 24, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
There are better beer selections in this great Bay View neighborhood, but it is hard to top the selection of Belgians (and American-made pseudo-Belgians) at Cafe Centraal. See for yourself at http://www.diablosrojos.us/admin/pdfs/cafecentraal_beer.pdf. The best food options are found on the weekend brunch menus (along with a heavenly section of Bloody Marys and spiked breakfast drinks--sorry if mentioning that is heresy on ratebeer.com!). The dinner menu is a bit limited. A good late-night choice is ordering a cone of frites and one or two dipping sauces.
sunnyridge (28) | April 5, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Belgian beer lovers are lucky to have Centraal and its sister bars Hollander East Side and Hollander Wauwatosa. Outstanding selection of Belgians including Trappist biers. Very thoughtful choices and well picked Belgian style beers not from Belgium. I beleieve 20 tappers on hand.
kmeves (100) Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin | September 2, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great place in Bayview just down from the Sugar Maple. Extensive Belgian Beer selection in bottles as well as great food. Get the Muscles in white wine sauce, they are the best Iíve had in some time.
beerwolf77 (11) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | July 10, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great place to eat and drink craft beer. Usually the two donít go hand in hand. The bar is huge so you can usually get a seat if you get there before 9. Iíve enjoyed some long drinking and eating sessions at this place.