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Kilawat

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Downtown
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary
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139 E Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Water Street)
414.291.4793
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Today
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Expect a dining experience that's nothing short of electrifying at...
Expect a dining experience that's nothing short of electrifying at Kil@wat, 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, Kil@wat 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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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great choice for breakfast

Wow, a pleasent surprise. We usually don't get breakfast at big city hotels as their breakfast fare is usually overpriced, and room service equivent. SO I was very pleased when we made the exception and had breakfast at the intercontinental Milwaukee, Kilawat. I had a Farmers Breakfast - $11... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
OkraBob
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Lacrosse, Wi
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Lacrosse, Wi
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Wow, a pleasent surprise. We usually don't get breakfast at big city hotels as their breakfast fare is usually overpriced, and room service equivent. SO I was very pleased when we made the exception and had breakfast at the intercontinental Milwaukee, Kilawat. I had a Farmers Breakfast - $11 with truffled mushroom sauce, balsamic drizzle, ham, spinach, and poached eggs... More 

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Volkan A, Director of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

Dear Bob, We appreciate taking you time to fill out the survey. Your feedback helps us better ourselves as a restaurant in multiple ways. We are delighted to hear you has such a great time, the food was up to your standards, the Farmer Style Eggs is one of my absolute favorites as well. We look forward to having you... More 

Brookfield, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Attention to culinary detail and Andrew Wech provided exceptional service. The bread was warm and crusty with fresh butter. The dinner fresh, colorful and taste worthy.

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Volkan A, Director of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit to Kil@wat. Andrew is a great asset to the team and enjoys assisting guests and much as guests enjoy the level of service he provides! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Wonderful restaurant. I love the atmosphere as well as the food (I've tried many entrees, and while they have all been delicious, I have a particular addiction to their burgers). The food is reasonably priced and the service has always been excellent. Underground parking and convenient access to both the Milwaukee Repertory and Pabst Theaters makes this restaurant a good... More 

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Volkan A, Director of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

We love how much you love our burgers here at Kil@wat! You should try and visit us at lunch sometime. We offer a variety of delicous sanwiches that go beyond our tasty burgers and are sure to meet your hunger needs. However, you can no go wrong with the Classic Big Boy. Thanks again! More 

Florida Keys, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were only able to enjoy breakfast here 2 times but what a gorgeous experience. The food, the staff, the setting, the ambiance, all amazing, delightful and in all one of our favorite places to eat in Milwaukee. Price is comparable to other eateries, and our only complaint is we didn't try the dinner!!!

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Volkan A, Director of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

Kil@wat is extremely happy that you had such a delightful time. We encourage you to stop by for dinner sometime as the menu is just as delicious. Thank you for the feed back! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I like to give updated reviews if it's been awhile. Kilawat never seems to miss the mark! My husband and I went for brunch on Sunday, and the food was delicious and fairly priced. I made reservations on Sunday for Tuesday. My mom and I wanted a pre-theater dinner. I requested a window seat, which I was told was no... More 

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Volkan A, Director of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoy the food so much! So do we! Kil@wat would like to offer its deepest apologies for any hiccups that you incurred during your most recent visit. We assure you we take all compliments and complaints seriously here, as it helps guide us in a better direction for both you and all diners. Thanks again! More 

Vantaa, Finland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had breakfast here (twice) while staying at the Intercontinental, and we really enjoyed it. We tried some omelettes, fried eggs with sausage, smoothies and oatmeal brulee, and enjoyed all of them very much! Staff was very accomodating to special requests, and we had excellent service from our waitress Kendall. Our breakfast was included in the room price, but we... More 

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Volkan A, Director of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

Kil@wat is delighted to hear about your positive expierence dining with us. We are pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your dining; from your entrees to your service. Kendall is a great asset to our team and we appreciate the level of service she provides for our customers. Thanks again for the feedback! More 

Dyersville, Iowa
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We ate here on a Saturday evening. It was very nice to enjoy some wine before dinner and not feel rushed. Our food was very delicious - we had lamb chops, hanger steak and tenderloin - everyone liked it. Our waitress was delightful too. We had a nice view of the city lights.

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Volkan A, Director of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive feed back! We think highly of all our food here, but I agree I think the lamb chops are great too!!! We hope to see you again in the very near future. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went here on a Saturday morning for breakfast. My husband works 3rd shift and is usually looking for something other than the usual breakfast foods when we go out; Kil@wat did not disappoint. They had a several non traditional breakfast options. Our food was very good. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice, we were seated by the window... More 

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Volkan A, Director of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

It always pleases us to hear how much people enjoy our breakfast, we are dlighted that you and your husband had such a great time. We pride ourselves on our food and most importantly the service. Laura is a great asset to our team and she enjoys assisting guests as much as guests seem to enjoy the level of service... More 

Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have found it tricky to get high quality seafood since moving to WI. The trout here was the best I ever ate. My partner had the salmon which was also very good. Mussels to start were fresh and well cooked, however they were served with bacon, which I thought was unnecessary due to the inherent saltiness to begin with.... More 

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Volkan A, Direct of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

First of, let me start by giving the sincerest thank you!! Best trout you've ever had? What a great compliment. We are happy to hear that you were very pleased with the salmon as well. Next time you are in for dinner try the mussels san bacon. The majority of components in our dishes can be omitted, or can be... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I ate dinner here for Valentine's day and had the set menu with wine pairings. Food was fantastic and wine was great as well. Service was great and the atmosphere was great as we were seated by a window so we had more privacy. Great time and would like to go back. Just a tip, personally, I... More 

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Volkan A, Director of Outlets at Kilawat, responded to this review

Thank you for the feed back! We are happy you made Kil@wat your Valentine's Day destination. We hope to see you again in the very near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 139 E Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (Water Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414.291.4793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business

Description

Expect a dining experience that's nothing short of electrifying at Kil@wat, 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, Kil@wat 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?