Hotel & Restaurant Spotlight: Ardent

Rachel Seis
| December 5, 2023 | 1 Minute Read
Various Ardent menu items on table Kevin J. Miyazaki

This lauded AAA Four Diamond fine dining establishment in Milwaukee creates an intimate experience that celebrates food and the people who make it. At Ardent, chef-owner and James Beard Award nominee Justin Carlisle treats diners to a curated culinary journey through a multicourse tasting menu featuring dishes highlighting Wisconsin farms, leaning on seasonal ingredients and creative concepts presented with flair.

The intimate space has farmhouse-chic simplicity, and an open kitchen allows diners a peek at the process behind the elegant dishes that arrive at their tables. Seatings may take up to three hours, but the experience is special and perfect for celebrating a momentous occasion or perhaps just the love of fine food.

View of chef through kitchen window at Ardent restaurant Kevin J. Miyazaki

AAA Inspector Notes: “While the dining room is small with a largely understated decor, center stage belongs to the waitstaff and amazing chefs in the kitchen. The staff here are both artists and experts and obviously have the gift of hospitality.”

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