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7:00 PM
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Pfister Special Events

78 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
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  • Great for Lunch (102)
  • Great for Brunch (93)
  • Neighborhood Gem (61)
The Rouge is a Milwaukee classic, a historic dining room serving the finest Sunday Brunch. The downtown Milwaukee brunch menu features over 40 unforgettable items including carving stations, made to order pasta and omelet stations, fresh fruits and cheeses, and a decadent dessert display. Mimosas and signature Bloody Mary bar also included.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(414) 273-8222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Frakes
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Private party facilities
This expansive and regal setting is available for private functions from weddings to private birthdays and everything in between. Also makes an excellent business setting for presentations, meetings, and entertaining. Please contact Dining Room Manager for details.
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Private party contact
Veronica Sparks : (414) 935-5985
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Cross street
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Parking details
Valet or self park available in the Pfister parking structure.
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Public transit
Public Bus
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Special events & promotions
We do have some space available to accommodate larger groups in a semi private area. Please think of us for your special occasion - we can develop unique experiences for all types of events. We welcome an opportunity to host your next event.
Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 78 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2017

The Rouge at the Pfister Hotel offers a wonderful brunch in their handsome and historic dining room. This is a buffet brunch, but it's far removed from the zoo-like experiences other restaurants offer.

The food was fantastic, and there are plenty of choices for everyone. I dined with a vegetarian friend, and she was rather pleased with the offerings. The dining room isn't as large as some venues can be, and yet the tables are not placed on top of each other! It was very easy to move around. The dining room was quiet and comfortable.

I want to especially mention the staff. Every single person working was polite and cheerful, a very welcome experience. My friend and I were waiting in the lobby for the Rouge to open, and a front desk employee asked if she could do anything for us. If this was a check to see if we were loitering, which I can understand, it was done in the most professional, polite way.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Although Rouge was very accommodating, they said OUR OPEN TABLE RESERVATION WAS INVALID because they are not part of Open Table. Be warned.

vipVMVAtlanta (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2013

Consistently enjoy the Cafe for breakfast or lunch.

vipLisarae (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2013

While I never came across a restaurant that was outstanding 100% of the time! Cafe Pfister is very reliable in providing good food and service. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating. Usually go for breakfast.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2013

Had a good selection of soups, salads and sandwiches - all with just enough of a twist to make it their own. I will definitely go back.

pss415 (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2013

What an ideal spot for a pre-post-Riverwalk-stroll meal or snack! Salmon-spinach salad is perfection, as is the cheese soup. Oh--and the take-home dessert (signature cake) was a to-die-for-treat.

HealthyEating (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2013

Reason for Visit: Wedding in Milwaukee and staying in the hotel.
Price: Priced well for breakfast, especially with the quality of the food (organic).
Overall Experience: Looking for healthy options on a weekend getaway was a pain, but Café Pfister was a great option for breakfast and I ate there on both mornings in the hotel. Being an organic food consumer, I was pleasantly surprised by the organic menu options.
Recommendation: Organic egg white frittata, organic fruit smoothie, oatmeal... This is the place you should be eating breakfast if you need healthy/organic options in the morning and you are staying in/near the hotel.

vipVMVAtlanta (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2013

Love having breakfast at Cafe Pfister. The service by the staff is excellent. The food is good. The decor is pleasant. And, most importantly, it is a relaxing experience in my busy life.

vipDuke19371 (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on August 30, 2013

Café Pfister has been a family favourite for decades especially for quiet breakfast meetings. This visit proved the point: I had asked for a booth, and it was ready on my arrival; our server was outstanding - polite, quick, and returning often with the coffee pot. Both our omelets were delicious. Finally, considering it is the premier hotel in Milwaukee, the cost is reasonable.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2013

We stayed in the Hotel Pfister under the Bed & Breakfast package (which came with a breakfast for two in the Cafe Pfister). The prices felt a little high until the food came. I would say that you definitely get what you pay for. A $14 "Hungry Man" gives you three eggs, a meat choice (I had three perfectly cooked slices of bacon), a large portion of hashbrowns, two fluffy pancakes, and four slices of toast!! Add to that the fact that they serve Starbucks coffee (there's a full Starbucks station inside), and you have a great place to eat.

vipVMVAtlanta (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2013

Cafe Pfister is a favorite for breakfast. It is wonderful. Delicious food, pleasant decor, helpful service.

vipJRPMD (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2013

We went for Father's Day brunch and it was very nice. Plenty of options to choose from and all reasonably priced. We loved the Eggs Benedict and the corned beef hash.

2bycme (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2013

The presentation and cusine were awesome!

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2013

Have never been to Cafe Pfister before, but now it will always be on my brunch list. Service and food was great!

Robert (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2013

We had a great lunch at the Pfister. The service was outstanding. There was a good selection of entrees for lunch. Try to get the Atrium seating. It is like being on the streets of Paris. Food was outstanding.