Address: 606 N. Genesee St., Delafield
Cuisine: New American with a focus on local
Chef: Jason Herbrand
Mood: Classic, yet comfortable
Pricing: Lunch, $12-26; Dinner, $12-32; Brunch, $10-20
When Amy Quinn opened Belfre Kitchen in October 2016, she wanted to create a gathering spot for the local Delafield community. But she hoped the farm-to-table restaurant would also emerge as an area destination.
“We wanted it to be special enough that eventually people would start to hear about us further away and come to us from downtown Milwaukee,” Quinn said. “We’re seeing that happen now, which is pretty exciting.”
Belfre Kitchen occupies a renovated 150-year-old white steeple former Presbyterian church that seats 70 diners between its upper and lower levels. Its scratch-made menu features classic dishes with a local twist, incorporating ingredients sourced from local farms.
The weekday lunch crowd brings primarily business people, who are often seated upstairs in what was once the church’s choir loft.
“It’s a great space for more private conversations,” Quinn said. “It’s a little bit set aside from the restaurant, but it’s still very much part of the restaurant.”