Welcome to the cheel
where we are serving up fresh flavor altitude and farm-to-fork attitude in every scratch-crafted morsel
...from the himalayas to the rockies
the cheel is all about the authentic flavors and ancient food preparation techniques of Nepal. Led by owners Barkha and Jesse Daily, both of whom grew up cooking with their families from a very young age - Barkha in Kathmandu, Jesse in Idaho - the cheel is a place for food adventurers, enthusiasts, and aficionados willing to try new things.
At the heart of the menu are “tidbits” or small plates that feature momos, delicate and savory dumplings served with crisp, spicy dipping sauces or aachars. Tamarind, ginger, sesame, timur, jimbu, cumin, mustards, saffron, chili pepper, garlic – these are the heritage ingredients that impart their distinctive tang. Did we mention cilantro, lemon, and lime?
Thali, or feast, is a traditional Nepalese dinner of flavor-infused and lightly grilled vegetables, marinated lamb or wild boar, rice and lentils.
Mount Everest meets Mount Elbert with our American line-up of burgers & fries, grilled cheese, and BLT's served as you like it or with a neat Nepali kick. Soups, salads, sides, and dal, are here too, all with a Kathmandu spice-route inspired spin.
the cheel is located in downtown Thiensville in a rare 1890's Victorian landmark that has been lovingly restored and re-imagined. The eclectic décor including an original art deco bar, high tops and banquets, and outdoor patio, is suffused with a contemporary Asian feel and metallic accents.
Enjoy any of our sassy-crafty cocktails, our nod to our building’s storied past, made with house infused liquors, fresh pressed juices and exquisite bitters, or choose from a great variety of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic libations.
Quench your thirst for food adventure, taste the heat and feel our passion, for serving up a unique and convivial dining experience where you can relax and just "cheel out."
Party of 8 or more
105 s main street
thiensville, wi 53092
Monday - Thursday
Bar 11:30am - close
Lunch 11:30 - 2:30pm
Dining 5pm - 10pm
Bar 11:30am - 2am
Lunch 11:30 - 2:30pm
Dining 5pm - 11pm
Bar 4pm - 2am
Dining 5pm - 11pm
EVENTS & LIVE MUSIC
Jazzy Wednesday, 7/27/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Cohen & The Riccos
Saturday, 07/30/16 @ 9:00pm - Acoustic Blu
Jazzy Wednesday, 08/03/16 @ 6:00pm - Scott Hlavenka
Saturday, 08/06/16 @ 9:00pm - J. Ryan Jazz Trio
Jazzy Wednesday, 08/10/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Lewandowski & Friends
Saturday, 08/13/16 @ 9:00pm - Danny Miller Band
Jazzy Wednesday, 08/17/16 @ 6:00pm - Dan Dance Trio
Saturday, 08/20/16 @ 9:00pm - The Carpetbaggers
Jazzy Wednesday, 08/24/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Cohen & The Riccos
Saturday, 08/27/16 @ 9:00pm - Ethan Keller
Jazzy Wednesday, 08/31/16 @ 6:00pm - Peter Donalds
Saturday, 09/03/16 @ 9:00pm - Nineteen Thirteen
Jazzy Wednesday, 09/07/16 @ 6:00pm - Scott Hlavenka
Saturday, 09/10/16 @ 9:00pm - Lou Menchaca's Jazz Express
Jazzy Wednesday, 09/14/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Lewandowski & Friends
Saturday, 09/17/16 @ 9:00pm - Steve Cohen
Tuesday, 09/20/16 @ 6:00pm - Jake Williams
Jazzy Wednesday, 09/21/16 @ 6:00pm - Secret Jazz Group
Saturday, 09/24/16 @ 9:00pm - Martelle Jossart Jazz Trio
Jazzy Wednesday, 09/28/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Cohen & The Riccos
Saturday, 10/01/13 @ 9:00pm - Scott Wilcox
Jazzy Wednesday, 10/5/16 @ 6:00pm - The Spirals
Saturday, 10/08/16 @ 9:00pm - Mrs. Fun
Jazzy Wednesday, 10/12/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Lewandowski & Friends
Saturday, 10/15/16 @ 9:00pm - Front Porch Rockers
Saturday, 10/22/16 @ 9:00pm - Steve Cohen
Jazzy Wednesday, 10/26/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Cohen & The Riccos
Saturday, 10/29/16 @ 9:00pm - John Stano
Jazzy Wednesday, 11/2/16 @ 6:00pm - The Spirals
Saturday, 11/05/16 @ 9:00pm - Soulfoot Mombits
Jazzy Wednesday, 11/09/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Lewandowski & Friends
Saturday, 11/12/16 @ 8:00pm - Mary Fran w/ Dan Dance
Saturday, 11/19/16 @ 9:00pm - Milwaukee Hot Club
Jazzy Wednesday, 11/23/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Cohen & The Riccos
Saturday, 11/26/16 @ 9:00pm - Steve Cohen
Jazzy Wednesday, 11/30/16 @ 6:00pm - Mitch Shiner Jazz
Saturday, 12/03/16 @ 9:00pm - The Blues Disciples
Jazzy Wednesday, 12/7/16 @ 6:00pm - The Spirals
Saturday, 12/10/16 @ 9:00pm - Lou Menchca's Jazz Express
Jazzy Wednesday, 12/14/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Lewandowski & Friends
Saturday, 12/17/16 @ 9:00pm - Steve Cohen
Saturday, 12/24/16 - CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
Jazzy Wednesday, 12/28/16 @ 6:00pm - Steve Cohen & The Riccos
NYE 2017 @ 9:00pm - Leroy Airmaster
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