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About Rumpus Room

Rumpus Room is a great restaurant with some great tap beers and a huge whiskey selection set in a beautiful room. It's a European style gastro pub in downtown Milwaukee that combines adventurous but approachable, comforting food and one of the best craft beer and cocktail programs in the city.

The Rumpus Room offers a laid-back casual dining experience and features a spacious bar, an intimate dining room, a charcuterie area and a separate private event space. The menu emphasizes local, sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and the bar offers more than 20 beers on tap and more than 100 in bottles, plus a craft cocktail menu that changes with the seasons.

1030 Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Bar Hours
Daily 4pm to close

Kitchen Hours
Monday to Thursday 5pm to 9pm
Friday and Saturday 5pm to 10pm*
*Kitchen stays open 30 min after curtain at the Marcus Center
Sunday 4pm to 8pm

Cross Street:
State Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 292-0100

Website:
http://www.rumpusroommke.com/

Parking Details:
Enter parking garage on North Market Street, one block behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Koser

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/the-rumpus-room/ for details on our upcoming special events!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Ring in the new year and celebrate with us. Make your reservation today.

Rumpus Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (20)
Casual (19)
Good for a Date (19)
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Special Occasion (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Great Beer (14)
Fun (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed our date night after seeing a show at the Rep!

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was spectacular! Great experience!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

Timely service before symphony concert. Great fish sandwich!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

We were seated at a table that was crammed next to other tables. We could not avoid bumping other chairs when trying to sit down and wait staff had a hard time getting through. One of us received the wrong entree, though it was promptly corrected. Overall not what we expected from Bartolotta.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Rumpus Room always delivers. The braised pork served with buttery squash and brussel sprouts was wonderful. Kudos to our server Sean who was very attentive, and just a genuinely nice young man.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great place to go before a Marquette Basketball Game!

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great Service! Great Food and great selection of beer

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It's nice to see that the restaurant added some "specials" aside from the regular menu. Our choices were from the specials and were delicious. Service is always prompt, professional and friendly. Servers are vigilant about ensuring food is served in a timely manner if you have an event that you are attending after dinner, such as a MSO concert.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Michelle took care of us very well! She gave us the background of the establishment, made great recommendations from the cheeses to the ports. Saturday night was the second time going before the MSO. This may be a start of a new ritual for us......

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant never disapppoints us with tasty and featured food such as the Signature Bacon, Scotch Egg, Pretzel, Pork Shoulder and Sandwiches. The service is very considerate as well. Great ambience too - People are talking but the noice level is moderate and just adds to the neighborhood style atmosphere. I can't wait to go back there again.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was great. Charcuterie was just ok. Seasonal cheese was fantastic!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We'll prepared comfort food with some twists. Great beer list and cocktails.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was just ok, but the service was fabulous.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great night

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food, great downtown location, nice ambiance but noisy before theater shows and on weekends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Appreciate that the menu changes, and there is always a vegetarian option

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Met friends there. The decor was very attractive, the noise level was low, the food and service were outstanding. It was great for catching up with friends. All in all, I guess it is one of our new favorites!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I had the salmon, wasn't great- strange combination of ingredients that didn't necessarily complement the fish.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food good prices nice atmosphere great service

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always enjoyed in the past, but the fish fry was awful. Very greasy. Sean was superb Server.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always high energy. Wish they would change up the menu more and have some lighter seafood fare, simply grilled, no heavy sauces.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

amazing. I was sad the grilled cheese of the day was gone but the food and service was great.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a really wonderful time at Rumpus Room. The menu had just changed to the fall menu and the selections were lovely. We especially enjoyed the new Fall pork dish. And the cheddar selection, I think it was a 12 year, was out of this world. Of course, we can never pass on our basic favorites, the cheese curds and the bacon strips, I hope those never leave the menu. We only wish we would have had room to sample desserts, but the dishes are very hearty and large portions, so we had no room left. Our server, Patrick, was incredible as always. No matter how busy things are, he always slows down to have the exact conversations we want and he knows every menu listing inside out. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very good food and service. Excellent place to eat before a show downtown

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful staff and great food. Don’t bother if you want intimate. It’s open and loud, with tables near one another, but that’s just part of the ambiance.

Tags: People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Stopped here for dinner before the performance at the PAC this weekend. Service was poor: took a while for server to stop by table, she then asked if we were on a time crunch, said no, we were seeing the show but it starts at 8 and we were there at 530. She then poured our waters and walked away. Did not take drink order. Watched her stop by both tables on either side of us, clearing plates, bringing food, bringing check, before she came back to take drink order. Food and everything else was wonderful. At close to end of meal, server stopped by and asked if we needed boxes, said oh probably not since you’re going to show and left again. I still was holding the sandwich in my hand, mid bite. Finished meal and had another drink at the bar instead of getting dessert and another round of drinks at the table.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had tickets to the show across the street and thought this would be a great option given the location and that it is a Bartolatta restaurant which we have had great experiences at in the past. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed and, surprisingly, the food was the disappointment. We ordered the wings which were bland and fatty and the entrees were nothing to rave about. In particular, I ordered the Salmon which lacked flavor and was under cooked for almost a $30 price tag. I would have been better off, and more satisfied, with a burger for half the price. We will not be back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Warm and quick service. Delicious food and great selection of beer.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great restaurant. Fun place with amazing beer selection and quality food.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent appetizers, bar menu, cocktails and slightly German menu. A top 5 on my list in Milwaukee.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food and an interesting beer menu with lots of options!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The schnitzel was delicious! The whole menu looked interesting & would love to try the meat and cheese boards. Waitress was not the best but food was goodness

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

My wife got a fish fry and had to ask for tartar sauce. I had a simple salad with chicken. A bit too simple. I have had better salads from Meijer's grocery store.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Had the bacon and deviled eggs for apps, they were great! Dinner was the Cuban sandwich and pork schnitzel, both were really good. Kayla, our bartender/server, provided fantastic service and made us some of the best old fashioned cocktails!!

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The braised pork shoulder was so delicious, and the service was remarkable too.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We met friends prior to the Symphony, and chose Rumpus Room partially for the location. We wanted something light for dinner so our group of four choose appetizers and salads. We had arrived in time to have happy hour priced drinks and appetizers, and our waiter was accommodating as we had a short time left to get our order in prior to happy hour ending. We ordered deviled eggs and rumaki. The rumaki was fine, although greasy. The eggs seemed to have a layer of "oil or butter" they were sitting on and the yoke though creamy had an odd taste. The salads were the biggest disappointment. Three of four of us ordered the Prosciutto and Burrata Salad and the 4th person ordered the Simple Salad with Chicken. Neither salads were dressed well, almost flavorless. The Simple Salad was just that with about 3 oz of Chicken.
The Prosciutto Salad had so little prosciutto you barely saw it, the Burrata looked like a poached egg, and was very soft, this salad also shaved asparagus and artichoke advertised and it was so thinly shaved you could not easily find it. It was such a poor excuse for a salad that cost $12.95.
Then one person ordered the bread pudding for desert, it was really a piece of cake, without any sauce or topping. We will not be returning!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a disappointing experience at Rumpus Room on Saturday evening. As it was a lovely night, we asked to be seated outside; however, the outside tables seemed mostly forgotten--although there were half a dozen occupied tables. Everything was on the slow side, and when drinks were served they didn't even come with a cocktail napkin. The condensation off the glasses dripped all over us and the table. No condiments or salt and pepper were on the tables, and while the server was friendly and helpful, problems were evident. Especially for their prices, they need to up their game.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was great. We really liked the appetizers with the bacon, popcorn and pretzel. The beer selection was fun and the had tasting flights.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was my birthday celebration.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The restaurant and bar look like something out of The Great Gatsby . The food was amazing, and so was the ambiance. I'd definitely recommend it.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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