great food and drink menu bookYou can tell that excellent care is taken to put together an amazing menu. The libation options just top it off. Definitely a restaurant that should be on everyone's "must do" list.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat downtown destinationDowntown dining week food was outstanding, don't miss this hot spot6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit...We would definitely go back. Went Monday evening during downtown dining week so it was a busy place, service was still great and the food was as expected for Bartolotta's - excellent! We ordered off of both the DTDW menu as well as their regular menu.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MealWe visited as part of Downtown Dining Week. The beer cheese soup was delicious. My husband thought the Lemon Blueberry Panna Cotta was one of the best desserts he's had. Service was good. We'll be back!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGoodThe food was good. I had the clams would have like a piece of bread. Too noisy6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at rumpus room!Downtown dining week took us out to try a new place and we were bert impressed with the food at the rumpus room. You must try the beer cheese soup, with popcorn!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRumpus RoomWe had a great meal. Wonderful beer and specialty alcohol selection. Food was very well prepared and outstanding service, as always with a Bartolotta restaurant.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Night Out SpotWe always dine at the Rumpus Room when we have concert tickets. While they are crowded these nights, the service is always good and the food is delicious. Our last visit was during Milwaukee Downtown Dining Promotion which we considered to be an exceptional value. The noise level is usually high on these visits but the food and convenient location keep us coming back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant...no kids thereWe took my husband out for his birthday. I chose the rumpus room because I thought it would be a nice casual place where we could bring our daughter. While the ambience was nice, the food was great, and the service was excellent, the restaurant was packed, and yet there were no other children there except for our 8 year old daughter (at 6:30 on a Friday night). Although it was extremely loud (perfect for people with kids), I guess they don't cater to families.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMemories are made hereWe love to go to the Rumpus Room before the Symphony. The menu is interesting, it is fun to share plates. I appreciate being able to make a reservation so make the concert in plenty of time.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRR never disappoints...I have dined at Rumpus Room several times - including a recent beer-themed dinner - THAT was spectacular - including the service. Unfortunately my most recent experience with the RR, Saturday, June 1st left me a bit displeased due to the snide attitude of our server. This has never been my experience at the RR ever - perhaps this server was having a bad day - we all have those days, so I will not let this one experience spoil my experience. The food and ambiance always is fantastic at RR! I encourage everyone to give a try.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place to impress a mate.My wife and I were very pleased with the service and food.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot to dine beforeGreat spot to dine before an event at the Marcus Center. Food is always very good and service is sensitive to getting you to the performance on time.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMom, the meatloaf...we want it now!The Strauss Veal Meatloaf was amazing! Highly recommend to meatloaf lovers and anyone who just loves great flavor.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner before a ballet performanceWe thoroughly enjoyed our dinner Saturday night. We wanted to have dinner before the ballet performance, but could not get reservations before 6:30. The performance started at 7:30, and we were worried that we wouldn't finish in time for the curtain. The host and hostess and our waiter were helpful in suggesting we sit at one of the high tables in the bar. We were served quickly, the food was great, and the server was very gracious.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and even betterExcellent food and even better beer. Best meatloaf I've ever had in my life! Atmosphere is lively. I wouldn't bring a party of more than 6though,it would probably be a bit crowded for comfort. Servers also need to leave the full beer lists on the table for diners to keep perusing. A more relaxed Bartolotta's!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMReceptionist with an attitudeLet me start of by stating that the food and beer selection was very good; and we had excellent service from our waiter.
However, the woman handling reservations--when we arrived--had such a negative attitude, that it pretty much set a new standard for poor customer service. We had 5:45pm reservations for two--and were not seated after 15 minutes--after repeated discussion about a 7:30 start for the ballet, and the fact that there were plenty of open tables for two--we were told that the people at our table were still finishing-up. A waiter actually came over to help--and he was told by Miss Manners that she was working on this and didn't need any help.
We finally sat ourselves at a small table by the bar.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentI've been wanting to visit for some time after moving to Milwaukee from NY and have to say it's one of the best spots in the city that I've tried. I will definitely be back often.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot!I love the large variety of craft beers here! The food is delicious, and comes in reasonable portions. The s'mores bar dessert was amazing. I will definitely be coming back!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMjust a great experiance. wejust a great experiance. we go back time after time to a bartolotta rest.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWas very happy with my recentWas very happy with my recent visit to the Rumpus Room. There was quite the bar menu. It was be fun to go back and try a lot of the beers! We had the Rumpus Board and the selection of meats and cheeses were delicious. It was the perfect starter to the meal. The meal itself was very good. My companion had the fried chicken and I had the veal meatloaf. Both were very good. It was my companion's birthday and they gave us the s'more dessert to help us celebrate. It was not something I would have ordered off the menu but I was pleasantly surprised with it. Will go back and try out more of the beers/liquors as well as some of the other apps on the menu!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and good for visitorsI brought my sister after her plane landed in Milwaukee . The menu was very good for later in the evening. We combined a lot of smaller plates but could still order main dishes. I loved the fried chicken! We appreciated the local food selections.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad we too a chanceWe took a chance going there before the show and very glad we did. Food was great and all the wait staff was very helpful. Brought our 11 year old and she had no problem finding something on the menu she would eat.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat before a show!Went to Rumpus Room before seeing a show at the Marcus PAC. Atmosphere is warm and inviting. Great bar area - dark wood and warm. Food was good, service was helpful. Overall a very nice experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAppetizers were incredibleAppetizers were incredible - Scotch Egg is a must have!
Great list of beer and wine.
Loved the quinoa cakes. Too
Didn't love the main dish. Tough meat, chewy and dry.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent butService was excellent but No fish fry which I had hoped for. However, quail was great! My wife's pork schnitzel was not as flavorful as I would have wanted.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWaitress was a little overwhelmedWaitress was a little overwhelmed with a large table near us. And my dinner salad was sopping wet with dressing. Would try it again though. Maybe just a bad night.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy the RumpusWe always enjoy the Rumpus Room. The menu is varied, not your usual fare and always delicious. Staff is friendly and attentive even when crowded.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSix of us, great service(stillSix of us, great service(still trying to figure out how the server took our order without
a pen and paper. Busy, energetic, great evening4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAs with all bartolotta rest.,As with all bartolotta rest., you always get good food and service. Very dependable3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came on a quiet SundayWe came on a quiet Sunday night - The appetizers were very intriguing. We mainly dined on appetizers and soup and salads. Everything was delicious. The craft cocktails were somewhat complex... I wanted something sour and my initial drink didn't suit me and the waitress could tell so she brought me the other one I had mentioned selecting without me asking her. That one was fabulous.
The atmosphere is dark but warm and cozy.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall the food was goodOverall the food was good but the schnitzel was a little dry. Have eaten here several times however, and I would definitely go back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time fromWe had a wonderful time from the minute we walked in the restaurant! can't wait to go back!!!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMRumpus Room was everythingRumpus Room was everything great I had heard about it and then some! The food was absolutely delicious (as if a Bartolotta restaurant has ever failed to deliver there); my friends and I talked about it all night. The bar offered a huge variety of beer, hand-crafted specialty cocktails, and no shortage of wine. The decor was very European, and the ambiance was somehow both rustic and glamorous. Trust me when I say that it won't take more than one trip through its doors for Rumpus Room to charm its way into your heart. I will be back again soon!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food when I goAlways great food when I go there. The drink menu is to die for!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third visit toThis was our third visit to the Rumpus and second time prior to a show at the REP. We were seated immediately upon arriving 2 minutes prior to our reservation. We enjoy the variety of the food styles on the menu. We both had the evening specials and enjoyed thoroughly.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated 15 minutesWe were seated 15 minutes early on a crowded St.Patrick's Day weekend, so we were pleasantly surprised! The service and food were both outstanding.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered the salmon entreeI ordered the salmon entree and it was perfectly cooked (I like it done medium rare). My dining companion ordered the clams, and he enjoyed his entree. We asked for bread; it would have been a good idea to offer bread, especially for the clam broth.......and with a soup course.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for pre-theaterGreat spot for pre-theater dining. The location is close to the Marcus Center and the Milwaukee Center. Food is always above average and the menu has some interesting selections for both starters and entrees. We go to the Rumpus Room often and are always satisfied. Reservations are suggested.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM