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Kil@Wat Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kilawatcuisine.com
  • Phone: (414) 291-4793
  • 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: Contemporary American, 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Nice surroundings; good staff. A few interesting entries."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at Kil@wat prior to attending a concert. Food and service excellent."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Lovely array of options, including vegetarian ones."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Convenient, friendly and accommodating staff. Great food and drink! Will definitely go again prior to the theatre."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We went here for our one year Aniversary dinner. The reasturant was mostly empty and our waiter appeared to have only us as a table. For the price point we expected excellent service but instead we have received better service at an IHOP. Drinks were slow coming waiter did not check when they were empty. On the way out I saw why when our waiter was watching tv at the bar. Also food was average at best . I had the filet mignon the steak was tender but nothing spectacular about it. My wife had a mushroom pasta dish and after two bites could not stomache to eat any more. Also had a pork belly and scallop app. Wife says the ONE scallop that they gave us. The reasturant was way overpriced for the quality of food. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Kil@wat is a funky restaurant directly across the street from the Marcus. They have a pre-theater menu. We just ordered appetizers and drinks. The seasonal feta salad was excellent using a local feta cheese. The martini menu could use some beefing up. The crab cake was large but I found the breading quite heavy."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Big Boy Burger with french fries! Need I say more?"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was good. However, the service was strange. We had ordered two martini's and as the server was coming around the corner with our drinks, another customer bumped into him and the drinks went flying, with the glasses breaking and the drinks splashed on my bench seat, pants, and floor. The manager and the server both apologized and said we would receive complimentary martini's. We never received those 'replacement' martinis that we had ordered. While we were still waiting for our drinks, our server asked if we would like a 'tasting' of some white wine. We both received about 2 tablespoons of wine in our glasses. I noticed the bottle that he left on a table, and it was empty. So basically we just got the bottom of the bottle. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A disappointing brunch - food just fair, service slow. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Both food and service were excellent. Fun little danish to start. Comfortable. Good coffee. Beautiful iris for moms, more fun than a rose."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My daughter and I ate in the hotel for convenience never expecting such excellence. Fantastic dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This is he third time my wife and I have eaten here. Each time we've tried something different and the results have been the same. We've found the food and service outstanding. On this particular occasion the dinning room was considerably more crowded than on our previous visit. However, the atmosphere was still pleasant and we were able to converse without a problem. The only regret I have is that I didn't make it clear that we would have liked a window seat and none were available when we arrived. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have tickets to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater so I tend to dine here several times a year as it is convenient. Frankly I called on Saturday to see what the special was..no special. The menu bored me; I had tried most everything over the past two years. The steak had was not cooked properly. The pomme De Terre frites with truffle oil were tasty. Service was great. Complimentary dessert for birthday was thoughtful."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It's right across the street from the symphony hall, and the food is amazing! It will not disappoint!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Everything was perfect beginning with making the reservation on-line. It was fast and easy- taking less than one minute with a response equally fast. The staff was friendly and very attentive throughout our meal. The tuna appetizer and navy bean soup were fantastic. And those Big Boy sandwiches were a special treat!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My sister came to town with her first born, a 5 month old baby boy, and we were all somewhat unfamiliar with the protocol of baby strollers in restaurants (since he is too young for a high chair) but the staff were super helpful and picked the perfect table for us! The people who work here are just as great as the food, which is why 3 generations of my family regard Kil@wat so highly. Thank you to the hostesses and our server!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Kil@wat is one of our favorite restaurants. I just took a look at the menu to refresh my recollection and I don't think there's anything on there we haven't ordered and enjoyed. I've had the trout many times. My wife orders the whitefish often. I can always find something I like on their wine list. On the night of performances I like that they're always sensitive to our show times. The special theater dinner menu is great. I like that there's easy parking in the ramp below the Intercontinental and I like the bars in the lobby of the hotel for meeting before or after dinner. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Terrific choice before any show at The Milwaukee Rep, Marcus Amphitheatre, Pabst Theatre or any of the other entertainment venues nearby. Kil@wat offers a specially priced, delicious Pre-Theatre Menu and that you'll be in-and-out within an hour so you can relax during your meal and not worry about eyeing the time constantly. Our second time dining there and every bite was delicious. Service attentive and professional. Floor to ceiling window views of the Marcus and Water Street."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Interesting menu with well executed. Pleasant surroundings and great service"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great place for a decent business lunch. Most tables are reasonably private (booths or adequately spaced), the menu is has a good lunch selection and during our recent experience the wait staff was prompt, attentive, yet not disturbing of business conversations. The food was also prompt and delicious. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Have a quiet cozy view of downtown Milwaukee with a culinary treat. Moderately priced memorable cuisine. Especially good when combined with a downtown theater experience."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "WONDERFUL SERVICE AND FOOD!! Seriously, it's ridiculous how much we love coming here. Both the evening and daytime staff are fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "What an amazing meal we had here( yet again). Our server, Graham, was extremely well prepared for the event that is my parent's anniversary, arranging special appetizers and aperitifs and also selecting wonderful wines to accompany all courses. His knowledge of food and wine is considerable and he is always happy to guide us through the menu and help us decide what to get. The kitchen staff are so professional and creative, that we have to stop ourselves from running in there and hugging them all. Thank you to everyone at this great establishment! We have eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner here and are NEVER disappointed. The staff are always great and the food is too. LOVE IT HERE."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We like the restaurant space - windows overlook the Marcus Center and the traffic on Water Street. Our Manhattan cocktails were a bit small. We both ordered the filet for dinner. What we got were two slices each of beef tenderloin which were tender and cooked to medium rare as requested.. A sauce served with the meat was a watercress hollandaise which didn't look very appetizing and added nothing to the dish. The pineapple upside down cake was a deconstructed effort that was light on pineapple and didn't have that caramelized crust we associate with that dessert."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Nice Downtown View, with limited but great food choices. Very elaborate Wine List with lots of cocktail options and presentable dessert menu. I would recommend couples or adult groups to visit for sure. It's kid-friendly but I would not take very small kids, or kids younger than 10/12 years old. Nice romantic setting, upscale dining with a good view and good food."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It is appreciated that servers always ask if you are going to a play or show, so that the timing is right for your dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014