Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Milwaukee
  5. Milwaukee
Saffron - Modern Indian Dining, Milwaukee, WI

Saffron - Modern Indian Dining

4.7
4.7
98 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
A modern twist to traditional Indian Cuisine elevating the dining experience with its Artful Presentation & Contemporary Design

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Contemporary Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 539-4980

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Hot Spot

  • Milwaukee

    Healthy

  • Milwaukee

    Hot Spot

  • Milwaukee

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. BV

    BrettVet

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Great food! Great service! Excellent wine! And great hosts!
  2. RR

    RobinR

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & the gorgeous ambiance. Outstanding service. Best Indian food I’ve ever had!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food and wine pairing was fantastic! My only “complaint” is that the tall table chairs were so tall and I was literally too short to get on it :-D
  4. Z

    Zuul

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience. For hours afterward, we kept saying to each other, "My god, that food was SO good." Definitely the most thoughtful, beautiful expression of Indian cuisine we've ever encountered. Looking forward to returning many times.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great place. Know your Indian food.
  6. BN

    BarbaraN

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Very disappointed that the goat curry with coconut milk is off the menu. It’s why I came.
  7. KH

    KristinH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a welcome addition to the Third Ward! Amazing food, lovely service. Not your typical Indian restaurant. Fresh and creative.
  8. JK

    JillK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Had Heard great reviews about everything related to this restaurant. The food was delicious! We just had appetizers and small plate type items but everyone of them were delicious. We sat outside on the river and it was a great night. I will definitely return. The vibe on the inside was upbeat and fun and it’s also a beautiful space. Highly recommend!

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded 6 days agoThank you for your review, Jill. We're happy that you enjoyed your meal and overall experience. See you again soon!

  9. RL

    RoseL

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, had an absolutely incredible meal. Highly recommend!

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded 6 days agoThank you for your review, Rose. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon!

  10. g

    grace

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service, food variety, and quality of food. Will absolutely return to Saffron soon!
  11. E

    Emma

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and ambiance was outstanding! Can’t wait to go back
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and great food!

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon!

  13. AS

    AnnieS

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of 4 loved Saffron. The food was not over spiced and incorporated some wonderful ingredients. We were a fussy lot with food allergies and the excellent wait staff were very patient with our many questions. We will definitely return.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for the kind words, Annie! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we can't wait to have you in again.

  14. AT

    AmyT

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was delicious. Pricing is a little higher than other similar places. Atmosphere was wonderful

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Amy! We will be sure to relay your feedback to the team.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding!

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

  16. LM

    LouM

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there multiple times already. Can’t keep us away from the yummy food. So lucky to have fine Indian cuisine in MKE.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 30, 2022This means the world to us! Thank you, Lou!

  17. CM

    CMH91

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience. Food was fantastic, cocktails were unique but familiar. Server made great recommendations. Will go again.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 30, 2022Thank you for the kind words, CMH! We hope to see you again soon!

  18. c

    coco

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    When we sat down we were immediately told about the maximum time we could stay which was not a very good way to greet new customers. The drinks were very weak in fact my friend had the Negroni drink and said it almost had no alcohol

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 30, 2022Hi Coco! We are disappointed to see that your experience with us was less than stellar. We will be passing your feedback along to the team and making the necessary adjustments.

  19. M

    Mary

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Saffron’s food is awesome! We tried several dishes and enjoyed all of them. We had a really sweet server who gave us good recommendations. Our only complaint is that it’s pretty pricey. My paneer dish was amazing, but there were only 4 pieces of paneer for $24.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 30, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Mary! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and we will definitely take your feedback into consideration.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Restaurant has a real cool vibe to it too.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 30, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review!

  21. H

    Hett2010

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the small plates menu. Everything we ordered was wonderfully spiced and beautifully plated. Plans to return in the near future!

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 29, 2022Thank you for the kind words, Hett! We'll see you soon!

  22. a

    afp18

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, the food and ambiance was good and we had a great time! The only items none of us were fond of were the hummus (had better at many other places) and the desserts were just okay; wouldn’t get them again. Our friend who ordered the lamb shank had wished he ordered something else and claimed our meals were better after taking a bite to try them. Our entrees and small plates were all great otherwise and so were the drinks! I really loved the eggplant in the mezze platter and the garlic naan was amazing. I would definitely come back and try other dishes.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, afp18! We appreciate all of your feedback and hope you will give us another try!

  23. CC

    CarlaC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the space. So happy this restaurant is on the scene. Awesome food and service. Great vibe. We will definitely go back soon.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 22, 2022Thank you so much Carla! We'll see you soon!

  24. J

    John

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian restaurant ever! Food, ambiance , service - This restaurant has it all.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 22, 2022This means the world to us! Thank you John!

  25. D

    D40mgar

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our anniversary. Food was great and service was excellent. We were served by Anastasia. I also like to say thanks for calling me immediately once I left my wallet in the restaurant

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 18, 2022Happy Anniversary, D40mgar! Thank you for choosing us for your celebration!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food is wonderful. The small plates were great portions and each ones was delicious, it’s a great way to taste a little of everything. The drinks were also great and unique.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you so much for the amazing review! Please visit us again soon.

  27. BN

    BarbaraN

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only reason I reduced the number for ambience it that it would be nice to have umbrellas on the deck. But, the food and service were terrific. Hope to be back soon.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 19, 2022Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are in the process of getting umbrellas for the patio. We hope to see you again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon.

  29. K

    Katiesue

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had dinner with a friend. Service was good, as was the food. Couple of things—our table was quite small and the food came all At once and literally didn’t fit on the table. I’d recommend they course out the food to slow the pace a bit (and fit the table). Also the wine list was very limited would be great to have more and thoughtful choices. I’ll definitely go back. Great to have an Indian restaurant downtown.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Katiesue! We greatly appreciate your feedback and will be implementing those changes.

  30. BW

    BradW

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality Indian food with great flavors well executed! Craft cocktails are really good as well!! Recommend highly. Great for a date nigh
  31. L

    Laura

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived at 5:00 (only time we could get) for a table of 5. Were seated in far back by the kitchen, but still nice ambience. Ordered drinks. I got the Garden Gimlet, which was fantastic. Drinks came quickly. Next ordered the Samosa Sampler and Fried Cauliflower - both very good and also came out quickly. Ordered our entrees: Salmon, Saffron Butter Chicken, Lamb, Ghar Ki Gobi, and ? with sides of garlic naan. All delicious with extra to take home for the salmon and butter chicken. Ordered the Taj Mahal IPA as gimlet too sweet with butter chicken - excellent complement to the entree. Everyone enjoyed their entrees, the ambience and service and would come back. Only complaint from the group was not enough rice served with entrees.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Laura! We hope to see you again soon!

  32. r

    rickyrodmke

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious food and great service!

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you so much, Rick! Always a pleasure to have you in. We'll see you again soon!

  33. JP

    JenniferP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was fantastic. We sat at a high top in the bar by the front window. Was busy but not noisy. Would be a great spot to sit if it’s snowing. Will definitely be back. Our favorite items were the bao and tandoori prawns.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 23, 2022Thank you for the kind words, Jennifer! We'll see you again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great ambience. The “fusion” Indian food was outstanding. The best and most innovative Indian food in Mikwaukee area. The lamb meat entree is a must have for all goat meat fans to get a one of a kind experience. Service was average. Waitress forgot some orders. Loved the cocktails. The dessert (the gulab jamun) would have much better off hot than serving it cold. Will definitely come back again.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We greatly appreciate your feedback and will relay it to the team.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food. The butter chicken was incredible and so was the garlic naan. The somosas were very good as well. We sat outside which was a lot of fun. Loved sitting near the river. I think the waitress could have done a better job at introducing herself (she never told us she was our waitress) and she started cleaning the table before we got up, so we felt a little rushed. She definitely could have been new to her job. Overall, great food!

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for sharing your experience! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and will be sure to relay your feedback to our team.

  36. S

    Shoey77

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb and our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing different plates. I do think it was a bit pricey and wish the main dishes came with bread as opposed to $7 for naan. We had a table for 3 at lunch and quickly went through 2 orders of naan (and $14 for bread is a bit outrageous if you ask me!). Our total bill for 3 people (5 small plates, 1 main dish, 2 orders of naan, 1 dessert, 4 alcoholic drinks and a chai) was $205, not including tip, so it was a VERY pricey lunch. As stated prior, the food was amazing, and I will return, but at the price point, it won't bee too often. I think if the drinks were $12, naan was maybe $4, and each dish was a couple of dollars less, it wouldn't seem so steep.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 14, 2022Hi Shoey! Thank you for sharing your experience. We greatly appreciate your feedback and will be taking it into consideration.

  37. EV

    EmilyV

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, but even better food! Service was great too

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 13, 2022Thank you for the amazing review, Emily! We hope to see you again soon!

  38. BP

    BethP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing! Very eclectic diners. The only complaint we had was the music was a little loud and an odd collection of songs from pop 90s to Bollywood. A little difficult to have conversations with our adult daughters. Definitely will come back again!

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Beth! We will certainly keep an eye on the volumes.

  39. KK

    KatieK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food and atmosphere were amazing. We felt rushed to get in and out quickly. The server was clearing things from the table before we were finished and were presented the bill before our final drinks were even delivered from the bar. We will be back but hoping the service improves.

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 12, 2022Hi Katie! Thank you so much for this feedback. We certainly strive to deliver an exceptional dining experience and we will be making the necessary adjustments.

  40. l

    lorig

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I just don’t think I like the spices enough. Lovely place, nice drinks, but very expensive…. If I like Indian food highly recommend. Just not for me

    Saffron - Modern Indian DiningResponded on July 11, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, Lorig!

FAQs

Saffron - Modern Indian Dining is rated 4.7 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Saffron - Modern Indian Dining

223 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5771

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Contemporary Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo