Sophie Bolich

Steak and Potato Restaurant Coming To 27th Street

Late-night comfort spot a successor to 76th Street restaurant.

By - Jan 11th, 2023 12:31 pm
Site of future 27th Steak & Potato, 3158 S. 27th St. Photo taken Jan. 11, 2023 by Jeramey Jannene.

Site of future 27th Steak & Potato, 3158 S. 27th St. Photo taken Jan. 11, 2023 by Jeramey Jannene.

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article featured quotes that were later retracted by Abushanab.

Osama Abushanab is preparing for the next phase of his career.

After a decade of operating a successful restaurant, 76 Steak & Potatoes, at 7601 W. Hampton Ave., Abushanab is no longer involved with the restaurant.

He’s concentrating his efforts on readying a new location to continue serving his meat, fish and potato-focused menu to hungry guests.

The new restaurant, 27th Steak & Potato, is set to open in early March at 3158 S. 27th St.

76 Steak & Potatoes remains open at 76th Street and W. Hampton Ave, but Abushanab told Urban Milwaukee he was no longer the licensee as of Nov. 1.

The 4,291-square-foot building where the new restaurant will open was formerly Golden Dragon restaurant, the China House Chinese and Japanese restaurant and, most recently, a massage parlor.

Abushanab has owned the building since 2019, according to city records. Over the past several years, he has steadily completed a full remodel of the space, including updated plumbing and electric service lines and installing new equipment.

“I’m redoing the whole thing, from A to Z,” he said.

And though the transition has had its challenges, Abushanab said he is optimistic about the new location and “can’t wait to open.”

Abushanab said that the new restaurant’s menu will be similar to the original, with some additional offerings. The best-selling baked potato, topped with cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, chives, butter and house-made seasoning blend, along with the customer’s choice of steak, chicken, shrimp or gyro meat, will remain unchanged, as will its T-bone steak.

The new restaurant also plans to offer healthier options such as quinoa salad, caesar salad, grilled chicken, vegetables with dip and cooked-to-order angus beef burgers, according to Abushanab.

“It’s something unique, something different,” Abushanab said of his menu. “I like to be unique.”

A website for the new restaurant with a detailed menu and hours is expected to launch in the coming weeks.

Abushanab’s former landlord, Fakhry Maizer, did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.


Editor’s Note: After publication, but before the retraction, Fakhry Maizer informed Urban Milwaukee that he was disputing the factual basis of the comments made by Abushanab.

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