Taps: 24 / Bottles: 120
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by beerwolf77:
4/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
It had been years since I stopped in here. The wife and I happened to be passing by so we stopped in for a few.
Like all Lowlands joints the place is loaded with wood from floor to ceiling. Plenty of Belgian inspired art and decor. Easily the smallest of all the LG spots. Tables up front bar in the center and more tables in the back.
Tap list and bottles are usually heavy on the Belgian ales. A few others sprinkled in from time to time. Almost always some sort of sour which makes me very happy. Proper glassware for all beers.
The food at all the LG establishments is fairly similar yet always fantastic. We didn't eat this time but I have eaten here in the past and the food never let me down.
We are lucky to have the Lowlands Group in town. They sure know how to do Belgian beer cafe right.
04-07-2012 19:22:47 | More by beerwolf77
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4.34/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Nice place with a good atmosphere. Decor is awesome, wood floors, beer glasses that match your beer, beer menus with descriptions (and staff picks) at all of the tables and bar.
Bartenders know their beers for the most part, can talk about the beers and make suggestions to you based on your tastes (or beers you like). They have a large beer selection specializing in the Belgium styles, but they have lots of other as well.
The food menu is better than average, they have several unique dishes/plates. Anything from salads to steak, to oysters, and different burgers. I haven't been disappointed by any of the food.
The only downside of this place is the prices, they are pretty high. However, you get what you pay for, and it always seems to be busy.
01-09-2014 15:43:46 | More by Mugenlude
3.84/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25 | $$$
They have tons of great Belgian beers, but they are all served at the wrong temperatures, and in the wrong glasses... Some of the beers I tried had definitely gone bad (yes, I know what Belgian beers are supposed to taste like).
Waitress didn't even know what they really had and what they didn't.
Food was "OK", but not great.
Probably would NOT go there again.
04-23-2013 18:50:53 | More by Driver8rws
3.98/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Cafe Hollander is my go-to for Belgian beer. If you want some good beer, come here. I have never been disappointed by a beer here!
As for the food, I would say it's average. It isn't bad, and it's a nice place to go to for lunch, but I wasn't that impressed with the food, and I've been there a bunch of times for lunch and dinner.
I've never had a problem with the service here. As for the decor, it's a nice enough place. I wouldn't say the atmosphere stands out to me.
It's worth trying, especially to try some interesting beers you can't find other places.
03-31-2013 20:01:41 | More by kaydee
3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in here early evening on 19 Aug 2011 with ratatat and S before we picked up A at MKE.
Nicely renovated building across the street from what used to be Sentry. We wanted to eat outside on a beautiful summer evening but it was a half hour wait so we ended up inside. About two dozen Belgians or Belgian styles on tap with maybe three or four dozen bottles as well.
We ended up ordering the bruschetta, soft pretzel, benelux omlette and the four beer sampler. Bruschetta was pretty good, pretzel and omlette were decent. In the sampler we had the Monks Cafe, Tripel Karmeliet, Matilda and Piraat.
The part of the evening that stays the most in my mind was the waitress spending about 10 minutes giving us the rundown on the various dinner and drink specials of the night, I don't think I've ever had a waitress go into that much detail about that many items before.
08-23-2011 03:13:02 | More by htomsirveaux
Café Hollander in Milwaukee, WI
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.