Ate here prior to seeing a play at the Rep. Waitress asked us up front if we had any time constraints to make sure we weren’t late. We had the bacon wrapped dates as an app that was delicious. My husband had the Big Boy Burger and I had the Center Cut Pork Chop. Both of thought our meals were great. We got the peanut butter cheesecake for dessert that wasn’t noteworthy so we’d skip that next time. Good, attentive service.
Mario was a great server. Prices are getting a little high. Amish chicken was fantastic. Moist and nicely browned with good seasoning. Sweet potato gnocci was delightful. Chef doing a nice job!
Asked for a window seat but was told they were all for reservations (which we had). Two of those never seated anyone while we where there - totally unused. Service was fine. Food was mediocre and when balanced against price was disappointing. We are regular Rep attendees and it will be a very, very long time (if ever) when we return to this restaurant.
Kil@wat has lost its edge and still tries to price itself as fine dining. It’s tough to do that when your menu is a laminated piece of paper and your decor hasn’t changed since opening. My wife ordered hanger steak, medium, which is still appropriate for the cut. The waitress stopped by only after my wife’s first bite which misled my wife into believing it was cooked appropriately. The rest was blood red. Additionally, my wife was not given a steak knife, a soda refill and our bread was not refreshed — nor were our bread plates removed as the waitress only stopped by after our dishes were just served (more than 30 minutes after ordering and tables coming in after us nearly completing their meals). The waitress did take take the steak off the bill. Kil@wat used to be my wife’s favorite restaurant. But after our last two subpar experiences, it’s out of the rotation. My salmon was great, but not so much so that I care to go back when Milwaukee has a plethora of great restaurants.
The food was very good. The wait staff was quick and friendly. We had 6 people in out group and we seemed spread out. It was hard to communicate across the table.
We got the proschiutto/asparagus/goat cheese omelet and salmon omelette. Both were excellent! Large portions, including a bread and delicious breakfast potatoes. Excellent value. Our server was a bit slow, but we had factored extra time in. We were dining before the theatre at the Pabst, which is in the same building. Very convenient.
We have visited many times, but this one left us disappointed. Upon arrival, the hostess stated the table set aside for us was given away. We were placed in the middle of a long bench section between 2 other couples in close proximity. At the end of the meal (thankfully), a very large group with 4 kids moved next to us. They crawled over the benches and were quite loud, their parents doing nothing nor staff. Food was good and service was fair (we would have preferred Mario). Unfortunately, we will focus our downtown dining across the street (Rumpus Room) where staff and clientele are more our speed.
Love the new menu! Great food. Great environment. We will be back again
Good food, great location for pre theater/ballet/symphony.would have liked a few more food options on the appetizer and salad list.
Our server, Will, was great. The new menu is wonderful. Your gluten free options show care.
We always have a wonderful time and a delicious meal at Kil@wat!
Just a super average dinner. Food was good, service fine. Place was empty at 7 pm on a Saturday which we found odd.
Almost like it’s tired and needs a reboot.
Andrew was an excellent server! The food was delicious and quick, the noise level was perfect and the servers made the occasion so special. We will be back soon!
Excellent service and food was outstanding!
Hanger steaks were superb!
Family night out to see a show. Good food and wonderful attention from our server Becky.
Not very good. Dinner rolls hard and dry, days old! Spaghetti carbonara with really spicy sausage and a raw egg , really! Won’t go back.
I went for lunch with 3 colleagues. All of us were very happy with our orders. I particularly enjoyed my Korean Chicken salad. It was generally just a version of Asian salad, but it was excellent, as was the Salmon salad, the short rib grill cheese and the blackened fish tacos. I selected the restaurant based on location and OT reviews. I was initially concerned because it was in a hotel, but the reviews did not steer us wrong.
A wonderful brunch. Smoked salmon was amazing. Coming back for the Easter special.
My daughter and I ate at Kil@wat before a show at The Milwaukee Rep. The waiter was very prompt and sensitive to our time constraints. The food was outstanding as was the service. My only slight complaint was we both thought the dessert offerings were uninspired...just as well since neither of us needed dessert.
Overall, it was a great experience.
The waiter was rude. I was not offered grounded pepper for my salad and when I asked he rolled his eyes. I also made a comment about the dried out roll min the bread basket and he became argumentative with me instead of offering me another roll.
Mario our server was a delight. Great booth with a view. New menu leaves out a few things we have enjoyed in previous visits, but the chicken and the braised short ribs were outstanding.
Our party of four enjoyed a delicious variety of options on the menu. The meals were hot and tasty. The service staff was most sensitive to little details like refilling water glasses. We had a very enjoyable experience and plan to return again in a few weeks when we are back in town.
We have been to Kil@Wat many times after a play at the Repertory Theater and have always enjoyed it. However, several people in our party did not enjoy their fish. It was dry and tasteless. I don’t know if we just hit a bad night but we will come back but not for a while.
Another great dinner, this time whitefish and pork chop, both fresh and flavorful. Appetizer of cheese platter with excellent marmalades and mustard. Great Malbec and rish creme brulee and chocolate cake desserts.
Kilowat us to have an interesting menu with very tasty food. The last 2 times I have eaten there the food is somewhat bland and the choices not very interesting. I am disappointed since it used to have a different quality of food. The restaurant is convenient for the theater, but I will not go there again.
The one really positive area was the service. Our sever was welcoming, attentive, and helpful.
Flank steak was delicious....Prosecco was very good.
Kilowat has a captive audience in the Rep's theater complex. Perhaps that is why it has focused so little on details. Recent occurrences when dining over the past few months: never any specials, vegetables consistently undercooked (read: nearly raw) and now, a new "streamlined" menu (not much new, but much removed). The whole hotel is facing a reinvention; perhaps this is why. Either way, Kilowat is still your best bet for CONVENIENT pre-theater dining.
Menu is too limited; recently got even smaller. No specials. Food isn’t impressive enough for the high prices. Some favorites have changed for the worse-Brussels sprouts undercooked and flavorless now.
Good food and convenience to theater, Becky is always a great server.
Delicious meal,great ambiance and located close to the PAC.
We enjoyed great service and food before seeing a show at the Rep.
Service was weak, food was good. They totally forgot about the birthday celebration. Ordered a house wine and they were out. It was conveniently located but there are too many other places to go so I won't go back.
Decent ambiance with a nice view of the PAC, city hall and adjacent buildings. Food and drinks were good and the service was excellent. Menu was limited but was adequate. We had a good time and would come again. Bernie Tesmer
Delightful brunch and lunch menu. Loved the Smoked Salmon Benedict
Kilowat has gotten to be pretty mediocre. Limp salads, so-so entrees. Kind of feels a little cafeteria-ish. Close to the Marcus Center is good, but otherwise, not really all that good. Needs a thorough rethinking.
Met some friends downtown for brunch. When looking for a good brunch stop, Kil@wat kept popping up so we decided to try it out. I’m glad we did. Great menu and terrific service. The waitress had great suggestions and also asked for our feedback on items we tried. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant.
Great spot to grab brunch before a show! Nice selection and great prices!
Everyone was happy with their meal. We had enough time for dessert before the theater which doesn't always happy. Good job tonight! Thanks
The menu was recently updated and the new vegetarian option was a veggie curry, excellent. The cornmeal crusted trout also was very good with tasty vegetables, mostly colorful cauliflower. Service was excellent despite being very busy on a Saturday night. It would be nice if the non meat-containing soups were made with vegetable stock.
One of our favorite places. Unfortunately due to timing of food prep they decided to change their menu and altered some of our favorite dishes to the point where they were bland and flavorless. Specifically the pork chop. That change really impacted our dinner experience and the overall experience of the time we spent in the city. The meal was one of the anticipated highlights of a planned anniversary trip and it failed to meet our previous experience at this restaurant. Disappointing.