Located in the heart of downtown Waukesha on the corner of Main St. and Clinton St., you will find Taylors People's Park. It is within walking distance of local stores and boutiques and the public library, making it the perfect place to stop for lunch or an early dinner, and the signature cocktails should have ladies raving for a girl's night out. The rooftop is the perfect place to enjoy an ice cold beer and appetizer on a hot summer day.
The art on the walls and behind the bar when you enter is unique, creating an urban atmosphere and dining experience in an otherwise historic part of the city. The staff is friendly and the bartenders are always willing to suggest a beverage if you are unsure what you feel like drinking.
The food is fresh and the drinks are great. An appetizer that is sure to please is the Sweet Potato Park Fries. Paired with a house chipotle mayo, the combination of the flavors dance on the palate. Another recommended appetizer is the pot stickers. Unlike pot stickers you would find at an Asian restaurant, these are lighter, not greasy, and fresh tasting. The wasabi, soy, and ginger sauce that it is served with makes your taste buds tingle.
If you are looking for something with a little substance, the Valley Burger or the Chipotle Grilled Chicken with Avocado are the way to go if you are looking for flavor. All the sandwiches come with fries, but can be substituted with the People's Park house salad at no additional charge, which is the dream of those that are looking for lighter fare. There is also a vegetarian option; substitute a black bean patty in any of the sandwiches for an additional dollar.
As for desserts, I haven't had the chance to enjoy any of them, but the Bourbon Bread Pudding sounds amazing. Who wants to go?
On the other end of the spectrum, Taylors has a huge selection of beers, both on tap or in a bottle, as well as every kind of liquor you could possibly imagine. The drink possibilities are endless, and you can enjoy a beverage on the first floor, populated with a large bar and seating for eating, or upstairs in a more intimate atmosphere. Keep going up for the rooftop! Wherever you go, whoever you are with, you are bound to have a great time and enjoy fabulous drinks and tasty food.
See the People's Park website here.