Thge selection at the Brunch
Thge selection at the Brunch was outstanding and the service that went with it was very attentive.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Underrated Milwaukee Gem!!
Another great meal at Envoy. Such a fantastic place, a Milwaukee hidden-gem, the food, atmosphere and service are outstanding. The food is unique, flavorful, excellent presentation, good portions and very reasonable. The hotel was restored to its 1940's style/class, like stepping back in time. You certainly don't feel like you're in Milwaukee, more like San Fran or Chicago, upscale casual and nice. The service is always very attentive, warm and friendly. Truly an underrated and under-appreciated place.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sunday brunch was great--loved
Sunday brunch was great--loved being able to try a number of small plates, all fresh and delicious! Sooooo much better than a typical buffet line brunch, with steam table dishes that have been sitting there for hours!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Put on your "to do" list!
We really enjoyed our visit to THe Ambassador Hotel and Envoy. THe renovation to the hotel kept with the integrity of the art deco period and is beautiful. Our dinner was delicious and the wait staff did an excellent job. I will definitely go back!
The bar was hopping but we did not have an opportunity to check it out. Next time!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We Dined at Envoy for Easter Brunch. We were seated in the lounge (bar) area, but we feel this worked out well as it was much more quiet and better for a conversation.
The waiter (Halle I believe) only had about 4 tables and was very flustered. He served our table and other tables the wrong selections on multiple occasions. He also served our shared small plates without individual plates. The host stopped by and quickly made corrections.
All in all we had a great time, and enjoyed a great meal.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service in
Great food and service in a super "retro" dining room. Bar, separated from the dining room by a hallway, was a "happ'nin" place.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just love the Envoy and
We just love the Envoy and the Ambassador Hotel. The food is great and the atmosphere is enchanting.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server Ike is fantastic.
Our server Ike is fantastic. He remembered what I had ordered the last time that I was there and even though it wasn't on the menu, he had the chef prepare it for me. It was delicious!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a pleasant night. Food,
It was a pleasant night. Food, atmosphere and service were all fine. I have added Envoy as a "regular" place to go.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a nice dinner, but
We had a nice dinner, but started slow and we had a shuttle to an event to catch. Service was a little too slow, but they were kind enough to hold our bill and invited us back for the dessert which was included in our meal after our show.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Brunch Place
Great for special events. The food and service were great, and the complimentary champagne really topped off the brunch.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mother's Day Brunch
I was a bit disappointed that some of the small plates were taken off of the normal Sunday brunch menu (I was SOOOO looking forward to the tenderloin and eggs), but the addition of the buffet was nice. It included a chef carving prime rib and turkey breast, an omelette station, waffles with toppings, fruit, bacon, sausage, potatoes, shrimp, smoked salmon, and LOTS of great desserts! (The turtle bars and carrot cake were the BEST!) The small plates that we DID have, came out fast, and were great-especially the french toast. Barry, our server/bartender was very pleasant! Loved that mimosas were included in the price. The dining room was full, so we were seating in the bar, but this was fine. It wasn't as chaotic as the main room can be.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good and prompt service. Clean.
Good and prompt service. Clean. Good food. Friendly staff.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
we were celebrating 2 birthdays & then going to see Bill Cosby - dinner was wonderful - shuttle service was great - got to the show just on time - dropped off at door & picked up again. Service was relaxing & food very good!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
An underrated gem
The Ambassador is a place you will also find exceptional value.
Last night for dinner we thoroughly enjoyed our two entrees. The first was an Australian lamb chop (Frenched) over roasted fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus. The chops were a perfect medium rare and absolutely succulent. There were also four of them, which is unusual. The other entree was a very creative salmon preparation. A perfectly grilled salmon rested atop a delicious wild mushroom risotto and wilted spinach. The entire dish was sauced with a cherry tomato/lobster reduction which added a bright acidic quality to the mellow flavors of salmon and risotto. This was truly a beautifully concepted and executed dish.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at the bar and the
We ate at the bar and the food and service was excellent!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Phenomenal art deco restoration
Phenomenal art deco restoration of hotel and restaurant. Convenient on premises parking.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was very pleased with the ambience of the restaurant and the friendly and welcoming waitress and greeters.
The staff was very friendly and outgoing which made the stay very enjoyable; the service was outstanding. I will fefinitely tell others about the Envoy and plan to come again.
Kudos to management and staff!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's great to see someone trying to take an old classic space and rejuvenate it with good service and excellent food. The menu was interesting but not too adventurous. We both had a fixed price menu which was a good value for for courses and deal for the second entree at 85% off to celebrate their 85th year. Soup was excellent, Waldorf salad very good and stuffed tenderloin fantastic. Did i mention pound cake with fresh strawberries? Service as relaxed but attentive and the Art Deco atmosphere is extraordinary. We had a memorable meal and a much better value than you will find at any of the big name chains. Thumbs up to the Envoy restaurant!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Envoy never disappoints
Every time I've gone to Envoy the food and service have been excellent. On Friday evening their prix fixe menu for two was such a great deal I couldn't believe it. I have also been there for brunch and the variety of things you can try is outstanding. I will definitely go there again, and next time I plan to try the Friday fish fry.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best server in Milwaukee
Ike is truly the best server in Milwaukee. I always ask for him when dining at Envoy!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this restaurant located inside the Ambassador Hotel. Located on a main street but within a community mixed with renters, homeowners, and college students, we have always enjoyed the ambience, food, service, beverges, and jazz on Thursdays!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Friday fish fry!
Surprisingly good lake perch, perfectly breaded and cooked, all you can eat, plus delicious sides. Very nice upscale change and worth the slightly higher price for nice restaurant with very good service. Only downfall is if you go during busy happy hour the noise from the lobby bar across the open hallway is really really loud (to the point where you cant hear the people at your own table), and the drafts from the automatic doors get annoying at the front tables near the host stand. If the host suggests you take a table farther back in the dining room or in the side room, take his advice and accept that table change, your ears will be happy you do.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant and delicious
A classy dining spot that eschews trendyness for timeless ambience without being bourgeois. Food is always excellent. A top 5 favorite for the whole metro area.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Sunday Brunch
I recommended Envoy to friends when we celebrated a birthday based on past experiences here. Once again it was a wonderful spot to celebrate in. Brunch is so much fun here as you order small plates and it is so much fun to taste what ever you please.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
looking for fish
Unexpected old hotel that has been wonderfully restored! Very good fish fry.
We will return again
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
We made a late afternoon decision to go out for dinner on a Saturday night. We called to check availability at some of our local favorites, but found nothing available. We had stopped for a drink here a few years ago to check out the extensive renovations to this classic Milwaukee hotel. We intended to go back for dinner ever since, so it caught our attention when we saw it on the open table site. The food was very good. Service was friendly and good. The best part was finding a good meal in a very nice atmosphere on late notice on Saturday night. Parking was also very convenient and ample.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with a great price
They have a incredible deal for two... Choice of soup or salad, one of three different entrees as well as a choice dessert! I All for only $40 for the two. Don't think there is a better deal in the city for the quality of food that you will receive. A must try!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Step back in time to a grand era of dining. Comfortable setting, great service and awesome food. I will make this a regular stop on my trips to Milwaukee.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food very good.
Service and food very good. Server and Chef both went out of there way to accomodate off-menu request.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, people and convenient
It's an excellent restaurant just west of downtown Milwaukee. Good parking, great food and service. Highly recommended.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Sunday Treat
Envoy was a fabulous place to go for Sunday Brunch. All the food is brought out "tapas" style or small plates. My fiancé and I were able to try almost everything on the menu by sharing with one another. The service was excellent. Very quick and prompt. We will be back again!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reasonable Fine Dining Downtown
This was my first visit to Envoy and I was pleasantly surprised. They have a $40 dinner for two which is a great value. The dinner included soup or salad, entrée and dessert. The salmon was terrific, the cream of mushroom soup was very tasty and the apple pie dessert was outstanding.
We will go back!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT PLACE FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH
This restaurant is now my very favorite place to enjoy Sunday brunch. You have your choice of small plates (order two at a time) and you can try as many as you like. They are all delicious! The cost is $18 without beverage.
The free shuttle back and forth to the theater was very handy and much appreciated. It makes driving downtown hassle free.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM