A native of Milwaukee, chef Thomas Hauck graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and honed his skills in France. Upon returning to the states, Thomas worked as a line cook with Michel Richard at his flag ship restaurant Citronelle in Washington D.C. Within nine months, Thomas was promoted to Banquet Chef. Within the year, Thomas achieved the title of Executive Sous‐Chef. For the next two and half years, Thomas worked side by with one of the most acclaimed chefs in America, Michel Richard. Thomas moved back to Milwaukee in 2011 with a vision to open his own restaurant featuring farm fresh produce and food from local artisanal farms. With that vision, c.1880 was born. We hope you enjoy!
Great wine at a great price
We are excited to announce that we have been recognized for having one of the best wine lists in the world and were recently bestowed with the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. Come in and sample some of our great wines today!
At c.1880 we believe that food is the art of the earth. We specialize in contemporary cuisines highlighting the seasonal bounty of Wisconsin’s finest farm-fresh produce. Featuring local suppliers and the freshest ingredients Wisconsin has to offer, c.1880 is dedicated to using organic foods made from scratch using seasonally available, local produce, house cured meats, fresh herbs, fruits and organic vegetables.
Our Daily Menu
We want each visit to c.1880 to be a new food experience for you. Our menu changes daily, dictated by the harvest at local artisanal farms. We’re committed to serving the freshest ingredients around, that’s why our menu is dedicated to locally produced products. In order to support local farmers and Wisconsin’s finest food producers, you’ll find our unique menu designed around the seasons. Enjoy something new with every visit to c.1880!
Room For Dessert?
You won’t want to pass up dessert! We’ve conjured up a few unique and elegant dessert options sure to tickle your taste buds. Our desserts are hand made in-house. Treat yourself to something special the next time you join us for dinner. You’ll be sure to leave us with nothing but satisfaction!
Best Chef America
Chef Thomas Hauck was recently awarded Best Chef in America. Take a look!
Beer Dinner with Sprecher Brewing
A first for Milwaukee’s culinary scene: Chef Thomas Hacuk of c.1880 and Randy Sprecher of Sprecher Brewery, together for a one–of-a-kind beer pairing dinner at c.1880. Designing his masterful menu around several of Sprecher’s award-winning beers, Chef Thomas has created a 5-course seasonal menu that playfully engages all fine tastes and senses. One night only! $75 per person.