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Kil@wat Restaurant

139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)
(414) 291-4793
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Ranked #27 of 1,399 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $38
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Water Street
Description: Expect a dining experience that's nothing short of electrifying at Kilawat, the signature restaurant of InterContinental Milwaukee. The menu runs the gamut from traditional favorites to exotic happenings with each unique selections prepared with a distinctive flair. Expect all of this in a distinctive, cutting edge decor that fills up the senses as you enjoy a meal. Whether it's the start of your night or your evening's destination, Kilawat works well with any plans. Enjoy an amazing dinner in under an hour before catching a show in the nearby Theatre District or grab a seat at the bar and take in the unique ambiance.
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Jackson, Wisconsin
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

So, the title really says everything I want to say, but I'll elaborate a bit. This restaurant is inside the Intercontinental downtown Milwaukee. There is not a lot of seating, so calling ahead would be smart. I was in town for a convention, and called to be sure I could get in short notice. They said they had one table... More

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Milwaukee, WIscons
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I often enjoy this place before attending the theater but I sometimes forget how good a Sunday Breakfast can be here. The Bananas Foster French Toast was like Christmas on a Plate. The Smoked Bacon was fantastic too!

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

While your basic bacon and eggs breakfast is available, there are also such creations as Bananas Foster French Toast. A nice restaurant inside the Intercontinental Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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201 reviews 201 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

With an event at the Pabst Theater, with parking and dining, thus was the perfect for convenience and location! But, we were really impressed with Graham, our server and sommelier. What an added and exceptional addition to our three-course $30 meal (starter, entree, dessert). Graham was so friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about recommending our wines! Awesome sections! The three course... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had breakfast in Kil@wat. We had their Traditional Benedict and their Corned Beef Hash and a side of smoked bacon with 2 coffees. The coffee was not that great. With so much variety of coffee out there it should be better. The Benedict was shy on sauce, ham and hash. Look at the pictures. The taste was good. Just... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I tend to dine a lot, and have had extraordinary dining experiences. But every once in a while, an evening out with friends for dinner gravitates well above the other dinner experiences. This was one of those incredible times. The menu was creative, diverse, and had a rare culinary flare. But, the stellar part of our night, was Graham ...... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Pre-concert dinner - we were the first seating and had the place almost to ourselves, which we enjoyed... we've been here before and found it packed, so be safe and make a reservation. They have a 3-course pretheatre menu, but we ordered off the regular menu and were in plenty of time. Our food was delicious (seared salmon, braised pork... More

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Located inside the Intercontinental Hotel, they are somewhat of a Bistro with different offerings to tease all palettes. It was so good, I was there for both lunch and dinner. For lunch, I had their vegetable panini which was very good served with a pasta salad. For dinner I had the whitefish served with spinach over a wine reduction. Service... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights at the Intercontinental and had breakfast both mornings at Kil@wat (didn't realize until later that it stood for the location....Kilbourn @ Water Street). This restaurant is on the second floor of the hotel. Both times we had very good service and the food was fresh, hot & very tasty. Prices are reasonable and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Anna and kendell are wonderful kind ladies they were so professional.We had a great meal.the breakfast was so good everything was perfect thank you

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Additional Information about Kil@wat Restaurant

Address: 139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: (414) 291-4793
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

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