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About The Fitz


The Fitz, a one of kind dining experience that celebrates the rich history of the iconic Ambassador Hotel offering a contemporary take on the classics. A sophisticated and comfortable dining experience, complimented with an inspired Spirits and Wine list created by Certified Sommelier Erik Mulberry. We invite guests to enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before or after in our lounge Gin Rickey.

2308 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST

Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am

BRUNCH:

Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm


LUNCH:

Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


DINNER:

Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

GIN RICKEY LOUNGE FOOD SERVICE HOURS:

Sunday - Thursday : 11:00am - 10:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 11:00am - Midnight

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 345-5015

Website:
http://www.thefitzmke.com/

Catering:
We offer a variety of catering and private menu options. Please contact Jason Wedner at 414-345-5021 for detailed information.

Parking Details:
Our well-lit, secure, private parking structure and surface lot,makes parking effortless. Located directly behind the Ambassador Hotel. Parking is complimentary.

Executive Chef:
Brittany Greene

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining and event planning is available. Please contact Jason Wedner, Food & Beverage Operations Manager, for detailed information. 414-345-5021

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat your Valentine to dinner at the Fitz in an atmosphere made for romance. Our menu features cuisine inspired by yesteryear made with local, fresh ingredients.

Private Dining

The Fitz, located in the Ambassador Hotel, has several intimate private dining rooms that can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests. Private rooms are located adjacent to the Fitz's dining room as well as adjacent to the Ambassador Hotel's Lobby areas.

The Fitz Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Casual (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great service for our group of six lunchmates. Sandwiches were well presented and nicely prepared. Most of us were satisfied. The two diners who ordered a chef salad said that the pepper that had been sprinkled on the salads as a spice/seasoning/garnish made them much less enjoyable than expected. The aleppo peppers (as our waiter informed us) was an addition that the ladies who had the salads did not expect. Both of them are very adverse to anything hot, spicy, or peppery...and therefore usually feel 'safe' when ordering this entree. They felt they should have been told that strong pepper would be part of a chef's salad.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was good - waiter - very good, great customer service - free shuttle to the play! I would prefer better options for a brunch menu. More omelette choices or egg dishes.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Ok experience, but a bit over priced for the quality. The Brie appetizer was very tasty. The trout was ok— not very flavorful. The beef tournados entree was a bit better. The chocolate pie was flavorful but the crust was a bit lackluster and tasted over cooked. Service was mid level, as was the ambiance.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our first visit since the restaurant changed from Envoy to The Fitz.
Being part of the Ambassador Hotel they offer a shuttle to the theater. We were able to take the shuttle to and from the show. We then enjoyed a leisurely dinner after the show.
We enjoyed our food and our server was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our group of 5 was there for lunch. Hostess and waitress were friendly and helpful in finding a place for our winter coats. Room felt a bit cramped but nice decor. A bit loud a times. The food was excellent. The best part of the visit was the waitress who was knowledgeable about the menu items and ingredients, funny, and prompt. The gentlemen who brought out our dishes was also very courteous and friendly.
Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Not sure what was going on but we had a 6:30 reservation and even though we could see our table and many other tables were empty they wouldn’t seat us. The hostess kept saying things like, we will seat you in 7 minutes. So, we didn’t get seated until after 7:00. Then, we got our waiter to bring the drinks and appetizers but then we waited another 45 minutes for our entrees. We complained a bit but were never given an explanation as to the big delay. Our hope would be that this is not the norm and we just got there on an off night.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good service, tasty food, nice atmosphere. Headed to a theatre performance and enjoyed the shuttle service, have recommended it to friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great spot. Food and drinks were delicious. Waiter was swamped with tables, so service was not on point. Simply understaffed for the crowd that was there. No fault of the wait staff. They did their best
We’ll definitely return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was a very upscale resturant. The food was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We are frequent Ritz/Fitz patrons, this choice based on the excellent food and the much appreciated shuttle service that allows us to take advantage of numerous downtown performance events.

However, though we understand the menu as seasonal, the frequency of our visits of late left us a bit disappointed as to, for us, has become narrow choices on the menu. But we are appreciative of the excellent food.

The Ritz's dining area has been given more privacy from hotel traffic as a result of the remodel; however, where one is seated can impact the ambiance of the experience. Diners are seated quite close to each other in certain areas. During my last visit, I was seated at a table right next to the corridor/entrance to the dining room, which meant that I was constantly aware of the proximity of entering patrons and waitstaff, coming in and going out. It was admittedly distracting as was the close proximity of the diners next to us, less than a foot away. Not exactly the most intimate setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was fantastic... all four meals were excellent and very nicely presented. Kudos to the chef!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very good food. Nice service. Wonderful surroundings

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was top notch. Food was good, but over priced for what you get. Nice place, again, the service was great, but over priced.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was outstanding. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Newly remodeled dining room is beautiful. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were the only customers for the entire lunch time ...??? Therefore service was very good. Large portions, almost too large but very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had brunch following a one night stay, the brunch selections were well prepared and the service was wonderful. It was very busy and there was a computer problem which made the staff run to the bar to complete transaction. Brian, our server was very busy, but he made us feel comfortable and well cared for. The other staff worked as a team bussing tables and providing coffee. Nice team approach.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The seasonal changes to the menu were wonderful. The duck dish and the pork chop were plated well and tasty. The service was great. Hats of to Mary. We also had brunch the following morning, the food was yummy and Brian as our server was very busy but did an excellent job in making his customers feel well taken care of...

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Partners salmon was great, my pork chop was a bit chewy but great flavor.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lettuce on chef's salad soggy, would like more gluten free choices

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We waited for 40 minutes to get our meal.
My Hangar Steak was exceptionally tough!
John, our waiter, gave us a complimentary chocolate pie...which was fine.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

This place rocks! It's a total brunch gem. Go see for yourself what seasonal delights and scratch-made goodies are available.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Phenomenal dining experience !

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Jason Gorman has outdone himself! I was reminded of his fabulous meals when he was at Dream Dance and this menu didn’t disappoint. Flavorful, buttery tender steak, creamy risotto with the ever amazing burrata, inventive and delicious Chinese pigs in a blanket...so many wonderful dishes and I can’t wait to return to try more. Jennifer Gorman’s take on the strawberry pretzel bar was out-of-this-world and truly put the cherry on top of the evening’s meal. Not to ignore the other details: the gin rickeys were refreshing and perfectly crafted, the ambiance was exactly right, I loved the music selection and the service was spot on. A winner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

What a gem of a restaurant! Chef Jason Gorman is amazing!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Waiter was wonderful. Food was a bit salty for our taste. Hanger Steak was on the chewy side. there is not a dinner salad on the menu but they made them up for us. We'll go back but we'll tell the chef easy on the salt! Desserts were AMAZING!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Delicious food. Great service. Looking forward to returning

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Dined there for the first time. Loved the Art Deco ambiance, the staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was exactly as described, an inventive take on traditional. Same as the cocktails. Will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This was my first time at the Fitz; it was so easy to get to from the Kenosha area, we will definitely be back! We came for Brunch and the experience was wonderful. Our servers were all very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu options. There were so many good looking/delicious sounding items on the menu; it was hard to choose! We ordered the Neptune Omelette; it was hot and very delicious; we also had the cinnamon roll and it was to die for, as were the mimosas!

I highly recommend the Fitz for Sunday Brunch - it was a perfect way to start our day and was a great location for a casual meet and greet with a new employee who was in town. I can't wait to come back to check it out for dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I am hoping the restaurant will improve with time. Unfortunately we will not be back.

The remodel, though some what over the top, kept most of the beautiful Art Deco style. Music was fitting to the era.

Our service was so poor and our waitress was not at all knowledgeable about the menu, I will give her the benefit of the doubt and say that it must have been her first evening on the job.

The entrees were expensive and disappointing. The hanger steak was extremely salty. The creamed spinach side with a potato chip topping was runny. The concept was good but the cream and spinish never meshed. The trout was "just okay" with the side of plain white rice. There is nothing on the menu for a picky palate, not even a side salad. There was nothing on the menu my 9 and 15 year old grandkids would even try.

However, the deserts were phenomenal. Homemade by the chef's wife, they were amongst some of the best I have had in the city.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Beautiful room! Lovely ambience! Lovely staff and service. We drove in from Chicago and the evening was well worth the trip!! Even the staff outside the restaurant-the doormen and the hotel staff who had nothing to do with us-(we were not guests at the hotel)- were very personable and welcoming. We appreciated the historical memorabilia that we could enjoy. Even the ladies room was charming!
A thoroughly enjoyable evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had been to this location's previous incarnation (Envoy) on a couple occasions and thought it was an okay place in a terrific, restored Art Deco gem of a hotel (The Ambassador). Now, The Fitz, is a worthy companion to the hotel. The Gatsby/F. Scott Fitzgerald dining space is warm and inviting. We ordered pre-dinner drinks that are classics from the menu (Manhattan, whiskey sour, Old Fashion). Entrees were inventive twists on fish, steak, pasta and duck. Chef Jason Gorman helped deliver entrees and generally worked the room to ensure all was well with diners. All was well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Dinner was excellent. Chef Jason Gorman has taken a number or the "old classics" and put a modern twist on them. Every dish had a beautiful presentation that complimented the ingredients. The staff took the time to explain each menu option - a great aid in the decision making process. My wife and I highly recommend going to here for dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

What a gem in Milwaukee. John our waiter was excellent, the menu was creative and balanced. The house Gin Rickey was a great take on classic cocktail. We'd go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food was very good. We would advise the chef to have better descriptions of the dishes. The duck dish listed green curry as an ingredient. Turns out it was green curry gnocchi. The Vegetarian dish was described as a pie. Very young Vegetables were presented on mash potatoes. Pie??

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Thank you F. Scott Fitzgerald, not just for The Great Gatsby but for the inspiration for the Ambassador Hotel's new look and restaurant The Fitz. Chef Jason Gorman has proudly demonstrated his culinary genius again, from each appetizer like Rumaki, Waldorf Salad, Crab Louie Salad, to incredible entrees like duck marinated in hibiscus tea, and Spatchcocked Chicken with black garlic butter. With the help of his wife, a phenomenal pastry chef, your palettes will crave more! DO NOT let this restaurant pass you by, Milwaukee show your love to Jason, his fabulous team at The Fitz and this incredible restaurant. Another Milwaukee gem, thank you Chef Gorman. We had a marvelous dinner tonight!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Go eat here! We loved every bit of our meal. So delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Brunch was fantastic, can't wait to go back for lunch or dinner. Jason Gorman's food is phenomenal!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 3, 2017

They have a very limited and unexciting menu. They have recently reopened so I hope that it's just a transition menu. The decor is nice but not as open as previously. Will certainly give it a second chance in a few months.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 1, 2017

My wife and I ate at the Fitz during its first weekend after its re-opening. We ate early as we were on our way to Summeriest. Because it was new, it was a holiday weekend with many local activities and our early meal time, the restaurant was not crowded. I am sure that will change once the word gets out. We had a wonderful dining experience. The staff was attentive, received complimentary appetizers and dessert and had delicious healthy dinners. We'll definitely return and encourage others to try out this new restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Tapas, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The Fitz is a nice remake of the Envoy. The food was tasty and creative, and the service was very good. Lots of attention to small details. We shared two bottles of wine and both were very good and nicely priced. The music could have been better. If they're going for an Art Deco sensibility, then it should have more elegance to the selections. As it was their first full day of being open, they get a pass and we did discuss it. They seemed very open to opinions of guests and seemed flexible enough to want to meet higher expectations. One feels very welcome and they get high marks for everything about the evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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