Kil@Wat
Kil@Wat

Kil@Wat

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kilawatcuisine.com/
  • Phone: 4142914793x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am-2:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Druschitz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self and valet parking available. Kil@wat offers discounted parking with validation.
A word from Kil@Wat
Kil@wat is Milwaukee's premier dining destination offering illuminating cuisine in a unique atmosphere. The flexible menu allows for traditional dining as well as tapas-style items that are good for sharing. Located in the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel, the restaurant is convenient for pre and post theatre dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Kil@Wat reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)fit for foodies (39)romantic (37)scenic view (35)great for lunch (31)great for brunch (23)good for groups (20)notable wine list (17)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Excellent lunch
    Belle
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had the grass fed hamburger and it was one of the best burgers I have ever had. After lunch my dining partner/boss from Chicago told anyone who would listen how excellent the Bean Soup was. To let you know my dining partner (one of my bosses from Chicago) main job seems to be to take people out to lunch so he has dined a hundreds of places. No as for our server. That young man was excellent. He was clean, neat, knowledgeable and very personable. He even took the time talk about different soups with my dining partner (it appears my dining partner is a soup dude). I plan on taking my wife to your place for lunch some day knowing that the food, service, and atmosphere will be excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place in a good location
    JamesBVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Kil@wat is a very fun restaurant - great decor and location. I liked the food selection and thought my NY Strip was well prepared though not the best cut of meat I've had. The service was excellent. It is a grew location if you want to catch a show at the theatre afterward. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-concert dinner spot
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great location, walking distance to theaters and concert venues. We had a quiet dinner in the bar on a week night before a concert. We started with the interesting charcuterie platter. The chicken liver mousse was especially good. I enjoyed the gnocchi with fresno chili, tomato-vodka sauce, parmesan cheese. The waiter suggested a Meiomi pinot noir that balanced nicely with the spicy gnocchi. The coconut panne cotta on a thin slice of roasted pineapple was perfect for dessert along with a generous cup of coffee. All in all a great meal in a beautiful downtown spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon hash!!
    Bella
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The best food item to me! No one makes it like Kil@wat!! Yum
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and Theater
    teamfun
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a 6 pm reservation for dinner and a show at the Riverside at 8 pm. Perfect timing, lovely walk to theater along the riverwalk following dinner. It made for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, excellent service
    Legourmand
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our group of four ordered a mix of dishes, including pork, pasta with chicken, and fish. All were well prepared, with balanced and flavorful taste. Menu descriptions were accurate, no surprises when the dishes themselves were served. Salads were fresh and light. Service was amazingly, impressively fast. Didn't feel rushed, but we certainly appreciated being able to dine at our pace rather than that of the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Braised Short Ribs
    Bound4Tucson
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The short ribs were slow cooked and very tender to cut with a fork. Served with sweet potatoes and creamed spinach. Had the roasted beet salad. Great choices along with the Protea red wine for $25 a bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LadyMcB
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food always predictably good. Service very good. Great spot for business lunches.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor srvice
    MIke
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Unfortunately we had a very poor experience at Kil@wat. They seated us in the bar even though we made reservations for the restaurant. They specifically asked us if we were going to a show which we said we were. We arrived 1/2 early to make sure we stayed on schedule and had a drink. We allotted 1 1/4 hours for dinner which they said was fine. It took 45 minutes to get our salad and by the time we got our entree we had 10 minutes to shovel it down. Very disappointing.
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  • Excellent
    smalltowner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I went here for the first time prior to seeing Phantom at the Marcus Theater. The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. We are from a smaller town so we don't do expensive dinners often but we would make a trip back into Milwaukee for this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around solid
    David
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been to Kil@wat a number of times and never disappoints. Menu has a nice variety of options, nice relaxed ambiance and superior service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ready to go before the show
    GNObliss
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We chose Kil@wat for our girls night for its convenience to the theatre and outstanding service. We reviewed the short menu for guaranteed theatre timing but dove into the appetizer menu instead and were delighted with the food, wine and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredibly disappointing
    Wally
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Kil@Wat is in a hotel attached to two theaters and across the street from one. They hand you a prix fixe "theater menu" when you walk in. And yet, they seem ill-prepared to handle big crowds. The service is awkward and inconsistent. Just a terrible experience. Won't go back for a long time.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Another great meal
    milwaukeebrianVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Kil@Wat is such a great restaurant and often times overlooked among the more well known places. They have among the best salmon in Milwaukee and the quesadilla I had was out of this world. We frequent this restaurant about 3-4 times a year but it's not often enough for how good it is...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Meal and Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My wife and I ate here prior to a show at the Performing Arts Center and were not disappointed. The wine they had on special that night was excellent and the two meals we had were well prepared. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find at the Intercontinental
    albanyparkerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Not a typical hotel restaurant, even though located on the 2nd floor of the Intercontinental. We stopped in for brunch, and they have a great variety to choose from for vegetarians. We had the Tofu Scramble, which was nicely spiced, not bland which can sometimes happen. They also have a wonderful fruit plate, with lots of fresh berries. I'd highly recommend. Our waiter (I think his name was Zach), was quick with the coffee, hot water refills. He even offered ideas of what to do in Milwaukee. We will be back the next time we're in town, as their wine list is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dine here before theater regularly.We are never disappointed. The Ahi Tuna starter is very dependable-perfectly prepared and presented. Grandma's chicken was fantastic. The salmon perfect. Server was professional and fun.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We always enjoy Kil@Wat, whether for brunch on the weekend, or at other times. Interesting menu and great decor and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Amazing food, service, wine list...nothing short of exceptional. Very pricey though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • first time
    countrybumpkin
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was our first time there and we dont live in milwaukee and we are kind of country bumpkins but it was a very nice experience and food was wonderful. Graham was our waiter and he was very nice and explained what wouldtaste good together and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Far exceeded expectations
    Av8ir
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our wedding anniversary dinner at Kil@wat. Using open table reservation system, I indicated it was our anniversary and we were looking forward to a quiet dinner. When we arrived, we were escorted to a quiet table overlooking the Marcus Center. We'd be seeing Phantom of the Opera there, later that evening. The waiter delivered complimentary glasses of champagne and with great detail went over the menu and wine selection. My wife ordered the "Grandma's Chicken", which has been mentioned on TripAdvisor before and I ordered the Pre-Theatre 3 course meal with Bacon Wrapped Dates, A Pork Shank with whipped potatoes and a chocolate dessert. The service, food, atmosphere was perfect for the evening! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moviepro
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    For $30, their special theater menu is a bargain and tastes good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    goodfood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was my 2nd visit to Kil@Wat. I enjoyed the unique menu choices and presentations the first time and chose it this time for that as well as proximity to Marcus Center for Performing Arts. The pre-theatre menu helped me make a choice in a timely manner and get to theater on time. :-) My short rib choice was extremely well done and tasty. The navy bean soup was slightly different from the usual. Again, tasty, but I thought the fig was misplaced. Service was attentive without being intrusive. I will definitely add it to my list for a future 3rd visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, better service.
    Jake
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Beautiful restaurant and atmosphere with a view of the Marcus Center and Red Arrow park. Our waiter, Graham, had phenomenal people skills and exquisite descriptions of the food. Upon return, I will request for him. The food itself was delicious and we were taken very good care of the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • vodil
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Nice surroundings; good staff. A few interesting entries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch bunch
    Dinefine
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We were looking for a place in downtown Milwaukee to meet out-of-town friends for brunch and a friend suggested kil@wat. It was perfect. The food and service were excellent. And, best of all, it was quiet enough in the restaurant to have a conversation. Even with a fairly full dining area, we did not have to raise our voices to be heard, nor were we seated so close to other diners we would find hearing their conversations unavoidable. An excellent choice for those who like to dine on good conversation as well as good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch awesome but operation...hmmm
    z726bethVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is the second time we've been to Kilowat for brunch and our experience has been the same both times - that the prices and food are amazing but there is always something that slows things down. The first time we were slow to be attended to, and the second time we were attended to promptly but then our food was slow to come out - which was fine since there were 5 of us and we just chatted for the extra time. Kilowat really needs to iron out their operational difficulties, which are really unexpected at an Intercontinental. But as long as you know in advance you're likely to lose an extra twenty minutes at some point then we highly recommend Kilowat for brunch as the food and prices and decor are all wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This was surprisingly delicious. We've stayed at this hotel many times and never had the dinner, just breakfast. The appetizers, salads and entrees were all fantastic. Our waiter was very informed re beverages and food. Will definitely eat dinner there again. We had gnocchi, beet salad, chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost Great...
    LoveBirds
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Through good reviews, we made dinner reservations for a romantic dinner for Sat night 7:45 PM. We were seated right away. The decor was a relaxed modern but surprised that the menu was a piece of cheap and cafeteria-like paper (didn't match the ambiance or the PRICE of the food). Appetizers - pan seared scallops (VERY salty) on mushroom risotto (delicious) I ordered the filet mignon ($$$) and it melted like butter in my mouth. (worth it) My wife had the short rib (disappointed that it was like roast beef and gravy from a deli, however, she loved the tree-tini). Our romantic dinner was interrupted with the staff setting up for brunch. With dishes being set the entire time, it was hard to enjoy the moment and/or pay the $$$ bill!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kil@wat
    Dblej
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner at kil@wat during our stay at the Intercontinetal. The food was exceptional as well as the service. We will certainly return to the restaurant but will not be returning to stay at the Intercontinetal hotel the restaurant is located in.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-concert perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I was surprised that we were the only people in the restaurant on a friday evening - although we arrived a few minutes early for a 6 pm reservation. I was also disappointed when I asked about the dessert menu before ordering my meal and found that they were out of the item I wanted. But as my mom says, "it wasn't the last supper" and it was perfect for a pre-concert meal. Ee had a lovely table, and a very good, relaxing meal and a short walk to the milwaukee theatre to see a concert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go To downtown restaurant
    condoqueen
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Kil@wat never disappoints. Perfect for business lunches or dinners with friends before a show. Service is excellent and the food is reasonably priced and of high quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    GreatAdventure
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Loved the atmosphere and vibe. We enjoyed the Downtown Dining Deal that was being offered so it was a great sampling if their fare. Would definitely return for another try at the usual entree
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Dining
    2for6
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We made reservations to have dinner before going to the symphony. Overall, we enjoyed a very nice dining experience at the restaurant. We have eaten at Kil@Wat on several prior occasions and have always had very good food and excellent service. The location is great for heading out after dinner to enjoy night life in downtown Milwaukee.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kil@wat doesn't disappoint
    MD51
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Kil@wat prior to attending a concert. Food and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown Dining
    suzieq
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Several co-workers and I visited Kil@Wat during Downtown Dining Week, and truly enjoyed it! Had the nostalgic Big Boy burger, which was so huge, we had to take 1/2 of it back to work with us. We even took a carry-out for a co-worker who could not join us. Nice, clean ambiance - always love cloth napkins and a lovely place-setting presentation. We would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown Gem
    oakleafyes
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Lovely array of options, including vegetarian ones.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What I Don't Get...
    BeaJVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our individual dishes from the Soup du Jour to the Skirt Steak salad and everything ordered in between were quite flavorful. The food is not the issue, nor is the beautiful decor and ambiance. But, what I don't get is why restaurants on Open Table offer a last reservation so close to the kitchen's closing time? We arrived at 9:45p for the 9:45p time slot chosen only to be greeted with "our kitchen closes at 10p". In other words, make it quick-order (even though you've never been here before and don't know the menu-because we're all ready to go home. I get it, but it really makes the first impression a difficult experience to navigate and all the other wonderful details (even the meal(s)) becomes a blur.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great dinner
    worldtraveler
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was a return visit to a restaurant that can be relied upon to have great food and great service. They did not disappoint on this visit. There were some changes to the menu, but still many of our favorites were there. Our meals included the seared salmon, pasta and Grandma's chicken. Everything was done to perfect. We tried the banana tiramisu for dessert and it did not disappoint. It was a nice blend of flavors. We shall return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Convenient and Delicious
    TobbaVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    When going to the Rep or Pabst it's a convenient and delicious choice of restaurants. Window seating is desirable if available. Wait staff is always accommodating and pleasant. Choice of appetizers is great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.