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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.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 6:30am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:30am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday: 6:30am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday: 6:30am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday: 6:30am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Starting October 3rd: Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self and valet parking available. Kil@wat offers discounted parking with validation.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A private area of the dining room is available for parties up to 40 people. Please contact us for more information.
Kil@Wat Ratings and Reviews
Mario was our server, and he was excellent! We had the pear and goat cheese flatbread to start. It was tasty, and completely loaded with arugula. I had the eggplant and polenta stack. It was a bit colder than I was expecting, but that is my only complaint of the night. My boyfriend had the bistro hanger steak which he enjoyed. The truffle fries were great! When we were hemming and hawing over to get dessert or not, he let it slip that it was my birthday, and Mario brought us a cheesecake and a creme brulee. Very great service and atmosphere!
We have been coming to Kil@wat for many years, It has become a tradition to dine here each year when we come to see the Rep's production of "A Chistmas Carol", and we have never been disappointed! It is the most perfect beginning to a memorable evening and the staff is always considerate to get us "to the show" on time, a very valuable and appreciated experience, not to mention the delightful and well prepared meals, for all tastes. See you next year!
I do have an issue....and it's not just Kil@Wat, why is it when you 're seated, you are shown to THE WORST seating in the restaurant. I had a reservation for 2, at Kil@Wat for 5:30p.m. on a Tuesday evening (not even close to a busy time), and we were seated at a small, "Bistro" table for barely 2 people outside the kitchen door! The place was empty! My date was 6'2" and a large man. He would've been extremely uncomfortable in the original seating.
I requested another table, and was then seated at a lovely booth with a window overlooking Christmas lights on the street below.
We finished our meal, and the place was still empty when we left for the theater.
What's up with that?
Our breakfast for 4 was just perfect. We started with good Bloody Mary's and had time to relax. Two of our guests were visitors from Fl. and Az.. We then ate a great breakfast. Our service was perfect, Carrie, and timed for conversation. Thanks. Two of the group stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. Highly recommended!
Dined here prior to attending the symphony. Hostess very accommodating when we asked to be moved to a quieter table. Service and food were excellent. I had the lamb which was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. My partner had the trout which he was very happy with.
This trip was disappointment for me. We had a light meal. The opening salads were quite good, and my friend said her crab cake was delicious. I ordered the pear and goat cheese flatbread. It was a dry piece of flatbread with three paper thin slices of pear (delicious flavor when I found it), three small pieces of good goat cheese and a mound of greens on top. To their credit, they took this item off of our bill when I registered my reaction . I'll return to Killiwatt again because the location and ambiance are great and I have had very good meals there previously. I just can't say the same for this experience.
Beautiful space - someone really cares about ambience and it shows! A+ in this area. Server was friendly but not attentive. Our used plates for apps, bread sat almost piled up on our table long after we were finished. Water glasses empty & finally refilled once. A table of 3 was seated after our table of 2 - and they received their entrees first. Only when our entrees finally arrived were we checked on or offered 2nd cocktails which we declined because by that point we weren't too thrilled with the experience. The salmon was excellent. We really wanted to like Kilowat but unfortunately won't be back. The bar Clear in the lobby was a much better service experience so we'd probably go back there for drinks.
We were very impressed with the whole evening. The server was excellent he asked if we were going to a show and what time we need to leave. He made sure we were not rush and made it to the show with plenty of time. Food was excellent we had the mussels of an appetizer and would go back for them.
Made reservations prior to attending the Milwaukee Ballet. I gave us 1.5 hours which wasn't nearly enough time. After 45 minutes we still had not received our appetizer. I asked the waitress letting her know we were on a schedule. She was very polite, and the food followed, however the appetizer came at the same time as the food. I like a leisurely dinner, but by the time we got our food we had to rush through it. We got the pear flatbread which was awful. The flatbread was rock hard. However, our meals, the chicken breast and the short rib made up for it - both were fantastic. Enjoyed the atmosphere, trendy and cozy, perfect for conversation.
We dined there on a Saturday night before a show downtown. Our timing was somewhat tight due to the number of diners there and we let our waiter Oliver know. In the hour we had he made sure that our dishes arrived promptly and we felt like everything was normal - unrushed. Kudos to him and the kitchen staff.
We had the salmon, the dry aged steak, and the pork chop. All agreed that their choices were very good and the food amount was just right. The steak comes with a rich brown sauce covering the filet and some of the purple potatoes that accompany it. A wild rice “hash brown” served as the bed for the salmon which was tender and flaky. The pork chop was sweet and moist with a unique flavor.
Well done for dinner.
So... we stopped back after the show to have the dessert we did not have time for and had a very different experience. The waiter at that time clearly did not want to be there. The desserts are frankly not worth ordering. The brûlée is perhaps half the size one is normally served (@9$) and seemed to have more of a flan consistency. The cheesecake was tasty but dry. The chocolate fondant was ok. The americano coffee was served in a small coffee cup and was lukewarm - suspiciously similar to a regular coffee from a pot. Clearly was not a correct americano.
Go for the dinner as it is very good but consider having dessert somewhere else.
We were a little early for our reservation, and were told we would have to wait when there was clearly enough empty tables available. As I found out later the reason was because there was no
one to clear and set tables. The food was very good but the waitstaff could not get it together, too slow to take our order, food order, drink order, pick something! It is such a shame to have such a beautiful facility with such good food, staffed by such inept people. As we were leaving to get to our show at Uihlein Hall, the staff was standing around the front desk....with at least 12 plus dirty tables to be taken care! No management around?? Too bad, I will have to find another restaurant to go to next time!
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