Small plates restaurant 1033 opens this month in Walker's Point neighborhood

Small plates restaurant 1033 opens this month in Walker's Point neighborhood

In Milwaukee's Walker's Point area, a new restaurant offering seafood and small plates is scheduled to open in the next few weeks.

Rob Levin, Tony Bisciglia and Justin Carlisle from Red Light Ramen and Ardent are the people behind 1033. According to a press release, the restaurant at 1033 S. First St. will open in May. However, a date for opening has yet to be confirmed.

Previously, Carlisle’s The Laughing Taco Restaurant occupied the space.

According to the press release, 1033 will feature a counter with 14 seats and offer small plates as well as a raw bar, and charcuterie from small producers. The restaurant will also offer cured meats and seafood tins. It will also serve sweets, cocktails, wine, and cocktail tins.

The release states that Carlisle will source raw bar options by small coastal farmers, and fly in the food overnight. Small farms will supply fresh produce and provide the charcuterie, cheeses and imported products at 1033. Rocket Baby Bakery, located in Wauwatosa, is the supplier of 1033's fresh bread.

Carlisle stated in his announcement that '1033' is the first project to be born from a friendship which believes in hospitality and bringing fun, energetic gathering spaces to Milwaukee. It is elegant comfort, with a touch of grit. The wine choices complement each dish perfectly, creating a relaxed atmosphere for friends to gather around the bar.

Levin and Bisciglia own Wach Hospitality, which also operates 2A Wine Merchants in the Third Ward of the city. Levin stated in the announcement that 'no borders, zero rules' are observed by 1033.

Levin explained that the process is a combination of creativity and imaginative thinking working together to produce consistent "ah-ha" emotions.

Three Sixty, a Milwaukee-based firm, designed the restaurant.