Third Ward's newest restaurant, 'The Edison,' to open July 5

Updated: 3:04 p.m. on June 7, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Third Ward's newest restaurant, The Edison, will hold its grand opening on Wednesday, July 5. 

Benson's Restaurant Group says The Edison will be open seven days a week for brunch, lunch and dinner -- from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

The neighborhood grill, located at 322 N. Broadway, will feature a speakeasy-inspired bar with new American cuisine.

“We’re thrilled to debut our newest restaurant, The Edison, to the community. In an amazing location, with unparalleled atmosphere and delicious food and drink, we can’t wait to welcome guests for any meal of the day and happy hour,” said David Marcus, CEO of Benson’s Restaurant Group.

The Edison is still hiring for all front of house and back of house operations. To apply, click here

To make a reservation for grand opening week, click here

Published: 2:33 p.m. on March 16, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Benson's Restaurant Group has revealed the name of its fourth restaurant opening in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward this summer.

Moving into the space previously occupied by Wahlburgers on N. Broadway Street, "The Edison" will offer "indulgent, new American eats with a speakeasy-inspired bar," according to the restaurant group.

“For the past few months, we’ve been hard at work with our partners, skilled executive chefs and staff to create impeccable food and drink offerings and a welcoming gathering place that stands out in the Third Ward,” said David Marcus, CEO of Benson’s Restaurant Group. “The space captures the true spirit of the Third Ward, with raw, architectural accents with warm wood and tall windows, while remaining contemporary and inviting. We can’t wait for the community to experience The Edison for weekday brunch with a colleague, a family gathering for dinner, or a post-work drink at the bar.”

Benson's says the restaurant will seat 140 people, including 44 outdoor seats on the front patio. It will be open seven days a week for brunch, lunch and dinner, with happy hour Monday-Friday.

The hospitality group says this will be their sixth restaurant, and their fourth in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward, in addition to Onesto, Smoke Shack and Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria. Benson’s Restaurant Group also operates AJ Bombers in downtown Milwaukee and The Bridgewater Modern Grill in the Bay View area.

The Edison is currently hiring for all front and back of house positions. To apply, click here

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