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The Fitz

4.2
62 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date

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, Simmelier crafted Spirits and Wine list. We invite guests to enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before or after in our lounge Gin Rickey.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST

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

BRUNCH:

Sunday: 9:00am - 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
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Phone number
(414) 345-5015
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brittany Greene
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Catering
We offer a variety of catering and private menu options. Please contact Jeanne Garcia 414-345-5027 for detailed information.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Our well-lit, secure, private parking structure and surface lot,makes parking effortless. Located directly behind the Ambassador Hotel. Parking is complimentary.
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Special events & promotions
Private dining and event planning is available. Please contact Jeanne Garcia for detailed information. 414-345-5027
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Buffet Style Service | Chef Attended Carvery | Chef Attended Egg Station | Hot Displays | Cold Displays | Housemade Bakery

Sunday, May 13th | 10a-3p | $35 per person | $15 12 & under

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 62 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent services

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

It was loud. The food was fine, the atmosphere could have been much better, felt more like a hotel restraunt than fine dining.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is a very good restaurant, however, we were quite shocked at $17 each for scotch with a splash of water and one round ice cube, at the bar, not the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had a fabulous dinner with a very attentive and knowledgeable server. He was able to make our evening an even better experience!! Not to mention the food!!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

One of the guests in our group was vegetarian. There was only one entree option, but the staff offered to get food from the Gin Ricki lounge if desired. We greatly appreciated the attention we received from the staff.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My overall experience was fantastic! The interior of the Fitz is elegant, very clean, and charming. The service was superior and the timing between courses was perfect! The baked brie was wonderful and the tournedos were good. I would rather the tournedos had been sauteed instead of char-broiled for the delicate nature of the beautiful sauce was overwhelmed by the charred taste. I would highly recommend the Fitz!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The overall experience was what I would expect if I were eating in a bad hotel restaurant, no imagination, tasteless food. I heard good comments about this restaurant, I thought I would try this place for brunch instead of going to my usual choice. For the same price I could have had a great meal, but was served a brunch that lacked taste and quality.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I love The Fitz. It's beautiful and the food and service is top-notch!!! Parking is easy and it's location sits closely to Marquette University.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Easter Bruch! Service was wonderful. Food choices delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food and service. A throwback to the 1920's cocktails and food. Really very nicely done.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

My mom and I were staying at the Ambassador Hotel and we decided to have dinner at the attached restaurant. The food was wonderful i have never had such combined flavors before, the themed each dish to be inspired by the 1920's and i have to say they pretty much hit the nail on the head. I have already recommended this restaurant to a few of my friends back in Indiana. So if you are ever in Milwaukee i would suggest you try the Fitz.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The duck was outstanding and the deserts were amazing. Would recomend!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We enjoyed the new decor. The food was very good & our server, John, took very good care of us. We took advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle to a concert at the Marcus Center. All in all it was a great evening

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I heard about their Sunday Brunch, and how delicious to was. When we got there we were the only people there. They changed the brunch to a menu type selection. I expected a buffet. I was not a fan of the pumpkin pancakes. My friends just had butter milk pancakes and the other 2eggs, toast and bacon, something you could get at George Webbs. Service was great. But, we were the only patrons until half way through our meal.
I won't go back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Six of us in our party - and we all had a great time and a wonderful dinner! John, our waiter, was friendly and most helpful. Among us we ordered several different appetizers and entrees, and all were delicious. Little extras like the 'amuse -bouche' and the plate of tiny pastries at the end put a fun finishing touch on a most enjoyable dining experience. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great restaurant. Food was excellent, with many choices - Hard to pick. Drinks were great as well. will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

very good sevice and food. We have been there 3 times in 3 months with different people and everyone was impressed

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2018

THe table service was slow but not a problem when catching up with friends. However the food was below acceptable. 2 Eggs Benedict entrees had hardened yolks. Both were returned and the return to table was roughly 25 minutes. The side potatoes were not reheated when dish came back. No refilling service to water or coffee and other meals were poorly plated. There was an apology but no discount or removed items from the check which I think would have been a good gesture. The bill was ~ 70$ for 4 egg dishes and no cocktails. I would not return for brunch.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Nice renovation! We always enjoyed the Envoy...the Fitz is great!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

There was a problem in the kitchen that evening and the food was delayed quite a bit. I was with a good friend so I didn't mind but the people next to us were delayed a lot. They had an event to go to. Luckily we came after the theater. The waiter was most kind and kept apologizing for the delays!!!!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Really neat atmosphere that definitely captures the Scott Fitzgerald era. The decor is beautiful. The food is inventive and delicious- the chipped beef appetizer is fabulous. The signature Gin Rickey is tasty, and their bourbon list nicely comprehensive. Be aware that the restaurant is on the pricey side, but is a great place for a special night out.
John, our server, was professional and knowledgeable. I would say he was one of the best servers we have had anywhere. The food service was very slow though. We did tell them that we were not on a schedule to go anywhere, but the time gap between apps, salads, dinner, etc. was looong.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The Fitz wants to take you back to the Art Deco era of F. Scott Fitzgerald. With a limited menu and extremely slow service, it's going to take some doing.
The room is small and when we were there it was very busy. But a good restaurant should be staffed to handle a full house. Our drinks order was taken immediately. Our starters arrived at a convenient time, but my friend's mushroom soup was way too salty and was sent back. Fortunately my salad was abundant enough for several diners, so we shared the salad. And waited for our entrees.
I ordered Brook trout with fingerling potatoes and was able to substitute Brussels sprouts for the offered kale. My friend had a pork chop with roasted fruit. All was delicious. We were never offered dessert menus or coffee. We did, however, get 3 tiny complimentary cupcakes with a candle to celebrate my birthday.
We were able to take the free shuttle to our concert. That was a definite plus.
But altogether I do not think Scott and Zelda would have approved.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on December 16, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 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!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Very good food. Nice service. Wonderful surroundings

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 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...

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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