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Rumpus Room

4.4
1454 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre (49)
  • Good for a Date (45)
  • Casual (33)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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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
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Phone number
(414) 292-0100
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Koser
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State Street
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Parking details
Enter parking garage on North Market Street, one block behind the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/the-rumpus-room/ for details on our upcoming special events!
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
What 1454 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mkeguy 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I enjoy Rumpus Room often, since we have season tickets to the theater across the street. Food is always spectacular! This time was no exception...first time having the braised pork shoulder, and it was great. Main reason for writing a review, however, was the service. Our waiter Nick was OUTSTANDING! They can be really busy on theater show nights, and in the past have gotten a little backed up. Nick had a full section, but he was completely on top of everything! Great attitude, very responsive. Overall experience was even better than usual!

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Bayview 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very good as always!

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ElizaBurbank 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Never had a bad meal here. I've come here 4 times a year for the last 5 years (special dates) and it's always a home run food wise. Never have to risk having a disappointing meal here, which is why I return. The atmosphere is excellent as well.

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JayM 
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This meal was disappointing at almost every level.

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BBCB 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This was our first time eating at the Rumpus Room, however we have eaten at and enjoy other Bartolottas restaurants. The service and overall ambiance of this restaurant were great, however the food was mediocre at best. I had the scallops which was decently tasty. They were cooked just right and were served with carrots and a fennel paste. My husband and I always share our meals and he ordered the fish fry, which in both of our opinions, was gross. There were three large pieces of breaded fish, however the breading on the fish was overly thick and lacked flavor. I generally don’t peel the breading off of fried fish, but we both peeled at least half of the breading off. Also, the tartar sauce was very odd...I ended up eating half a piece of fish and a couple french fries and called it quits. We would not order the Friday fish fry here again. We will stick with the tried and true Lakefront Brewery or County Clare for that! Anyways, not great, we won’t be back, though the restaurant may be ok for a business lunch of something of the sort if you work downtown.

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vipjcgsbg 
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Fish fry was one of the worst I’ve had in MKE in 35 years, and significantly worse than the FFs we’ve been having at RR since it opened. Fish over-battered & under-seasoned, potato pancakes thick, over-battered & under-seasoned. They’ve been too thin on every other visit, now, they’re WAY too thick & taste like glue. Coleslaw good. In MKE, we commonly serve fish fry w slice of good rye bread. Beer vessels keep getting smaller: suggest you buy some pint glasses. RR seems headed in a very bad direction.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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All was good

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mcampos 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was incredible and the staff was very polite and enthusiastic! Great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The ambiance is great... Hip, chic, casual. Good cocktails, excellent food, and fantastic service.

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carolec 
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

we had a nice time. the food was good and the environment was conducive to fun conversation. the service was slightly obtrusive -- we were interrupted a lot to ask whether things were OK.

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