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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Kil@Wat reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)fit for foodies (51)romantic (41)scenic view (36)good for groups (29)notable wine list (25)great for lunch (21)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (17)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • eh. . .
    outoftownerVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This was not my first trip to Kil@wat. In the past, I've had great service and food. This trip was disappointing to say the least. We sat at our table for 15 minutes before we were even asked for our drink order. I knew they had a special menu for people seeing shows (which we were). Our waiter after taking so long to even acknowledge us, told us we wouldn't have time to order those things and we should order 1 of 3 items if we hoped to make the show. Mind you, 2 of the selections he offered, were items on the special menu, but without the extras and at a higher price. After ordering, we weren't able to get refills in a timely manner on our drinks. Disappointing all around.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We dined at Kil@wat the night the new menu was rolled out. My boyfriend had the pork chop and I had the cavatappi. The pork chop was the BEST pork chop either of us had ever had; it was tender, juicy, and had a wonderful blend of flavors ranging from herbs to fruit. The cavatappi was light, with subtle spice and good seafood. I also liked the charity options on drink menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but service, eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've eaten here before but this was my first time for brunch. After the waitress took our order we did not see her for 45 minutes. We were not offered refills on coffee, finally when they brought our food we could get some more.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night with the wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I went to Kil@Wat for a date night and we weren't disappointed. We were seated immediately and the server was prompt. We both had the special - scallops and risotto. They were done perfectly, golden brown and not over cooked (not chewy). Mine were just a little salty, but overall the whole dish was very good. The ambiance was pretty cool and the noise level was relatively quite. We had no problems talking and hearing each other. I'd recommend this place and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • patty
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    the staff was friendly and attentive, but not pesty. the manager came over to make sure we were happy with our supper. . .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Thank you again, Graham, for making dinner at Kil@wat another lovely evening. We were there with a party of six, shown one of the best tables in the place and had wonderful service. Always recommending wonderful wines! Food was terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great place for eating before theatre. LOVE the "Big Boy burger".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food. Great Service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    After having a bit of a difficult time with parking, we were pressed for time to make it to the theater after dinner. Without prompting, the wait staff asked if we were going to the theater. The service was attentive and excellent. Without taking shortcuts, they made sure we were well taken care of to make our show. Also, the food was excellent.
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  • night at the Rep
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This restaurant was very convenient if you are looking for a pre-theatre dinner. They offered a 3 course theatre special although we did not select this. We both had the specials for the evening and thought the food was excellent. I really liked the bread/rolls served, especially the pretzel roll. I would return here again the next time we catch a show at the Rep.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is outstanding
    Lives2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We are regulars at Kil@wat, both for pre concert dinners as well as just for great dining. The food is consistently good, the dining room is never too noisy, but if you are fortunate enough to have Graham as your server, he will make your visit an experience. His attention to detail, attentive to your wants and needs as well as his extensive knowledge of wine and wonderful pairings will have you returning again and again. If you haven't given Kil@wat a try because you thought it was just another hotel restaurant , try it! You will be glad you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must for Milwaukee Rep Crowd
    LittleBobbie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant completes the trifecta for a great evening - heated under ground parking that ensures weather elements are not a factor, great food in a wonderful setting, finished with world class entertainment at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. All of this can be enjoyed without setting foot outside on a cold winter's evening. There is no excuse to stay home with this gem in Milwaukee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Recommended for theater goers
    Fredlikestoeat
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food for before or after theater. We love the chic atmosphere, great servers and food is always well prepared. Kilowatt is always part of our plans when we have tickets to the Rep. We have found the food, service and ambience to always be consistent. We highly recommend this restaurnt. You cannot go wrong and if you are in the mood for a little nostalgia you can even order a Big Boy and a Cherry Coke.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok but not great
    MazzDadd
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We frequent the PAC and thought this would be a good place to try. The restaurant was clean and the staff was polite and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. Pricing was moderate @ $40/person which one would expect @ a downtown restaurant. The food simply was not great. Good spot for the out-of-towner staying @ the InterContinental but we simply expected more. Bottom line, we tried it but we will not be returning.
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  • Friendly, Tasty!
    Arcolungo
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The entire staff was extremely friendly, professional and very attentive. I had the pork shank, which was incredible! The best I have ever had by far. The portion was very large. I probably could have made two meals out of it. I probably should have. I didn’t. My friend had the Filet Mignon and said that it had excellent flavor and was cooked to his liking. We had a window-side table with a great night view. Nice wine list as well. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Southernbelle
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I always eat here after plays, we have always enjoyed it. Usually the food is very good , but not our last visit. I ordered the whitefish which was tasteless, But when I told the waiter he took it off my bill right away. I understand that this can happen and we will return Because of the service!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Parttimeresident
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Kil@Wat is consistently good. A good place for dinner before the Milwaukee Rep or something at the Marcus Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and ambiance
    GSMCEO
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I had only eaten at Kil@wat for lunch so we took our college-age son there for supper on Saturday. The hostess and wait staff were friendly and upbeat. The waiter gave us honest recommendations when we asked. The restaurant lighting is beautiful. We love great food and to eat interesting things, but we are not fond of the quiet and solemn "church of food" attitude some fine restaurants have cultivated. If dining can't be fun, with laughter and discussion, one may as well stay at home. Kil@Wat is a fun, interesting place to eat fine food and good wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good pre-show choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Kil@wat is close to several theatres and its staff does a good job accommodating those who are on a schedule. Our service was polite and timely, and our server was able to offer informed recommendations about the menu. We had a roasted beet salad, warm polenta cakes, braised short rib, bacon wrapped dates and a strawberry panna cotta. All were prepared well and very tasty! We will be back.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great Food, Fantastic Service
    Bdestout
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Kendal, a new server, was very prompt and attentive. My guest ordered the fish tacos and LOVED them! She especially loved the avocado salsa. I tried the Blackened Chicken Sandwich with a lime aioli which was also fantastic. Overall a great meal and a great window table. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependably Pleasant
    Relaxedtourist
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We were early-birding it before a concert at the Pabst, and almost had the place to ourselves. You can't count on that happening, we've also come in before shows and found the place bustling, so reservations are a good idea. The service is friendly and attentive, but not obtrusive. They offer a 3-course pre-theatre menu, but we ordered off the regular menu and were in plenty of time. Companion loved her salmon, I enjoyed the braised pork shank, and we both loved the soup of the day, a deliciously spicy cioppino. Waiter brought extra pretzel rolls. Yum. This is a reliable dining choice, and brunch the next morning is a good bet, too. The corned beef hash cannot be beat. If you're at the Intercontinental, order it from room service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Bistro
    DaveHVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Very nice Bistro setting within the Intercontinental Hotel. I had a veggie panini which was excellent. Others in my party had salads and reubens. Everyone raved over the tomato basil soup special. Service was excellent. Appeals to all palettes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kilowatt pre performance dinner
    Tortugita
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Your performance 3 course dinners offered great options at an enticing price - a definite value. Gnocchi was good but needed a side of a veggie like spinach
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    jlee
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Perfect for pre-performance dining in the theatre district. They have a special pre-theatre menu which includes soup or salad, entree and dessert for $30. Great value as the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
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    great for lunch, special occasion
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  • 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
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    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
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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.
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    great for lunch, scenic view
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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  • 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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  • 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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    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.
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    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.
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    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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