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“Great breakfast!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Anchorage

The Anchorage
4700 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212
414-962-4710
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Ranked #20 of 1,408 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $10 - $40
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Newly-upgraded for a more fresh, contemporary look, and located within the Hilton Milwaukee River Hotel, The Anchorage proudly received a 3 ½ out of 4 star review from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Long-known for its unique variety of tempting seafood creations, The Anchorage has a NEW MENU for its lunch and dinner service, now featuring Allen Brothers Steaks, signature seafood entrées, classic appetizers, and daily “Chef’s Specials”! Coupled with scenic views of the Milwaukee River, The Anchorage presents its guests with casual elegance in a panoramic setting that truly distinguishes itself as a premier dining destination in Milwaukee! Seasonal service on The Patio offers a very unique option for dining and socializing occasions. Private catering for banquets and meetings also available.
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
“Great breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The breakfast was great! The staff is very friendly and very accommodating to the business traveler. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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glimmertwin65, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thanks for your comments about The Anchorage following your recent breakfast visit!

The pride of our food quality, from breakfast through dinner, is equally matched with the pride of offering a unique environment serviced by a friendly waitstaff!

Your comments, coming from a seasoned business traveler who probably has seen their share of generic restaurant outlets, are very appreciated!

Please visit us again soon!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
“the kitchen staff must use magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

If you haven't had the pepper crusted filet, try it tonight. I've eaten at some if the most widely known steakhouses in the north and south US. Jerry, the exec chef, plated me one of the best blue rare filets I've had in years, and Brian in the front provided exemplary service. The steak melted in my mouth, and Brians margaritas are sinfully good. kudos to the team.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you for your glowing comments about our Hotel's restaurant, The Anchorage!

Celebrating over 35 years, we pride ourselves on not being a typical "hotel restaurant", and that starts with the great selections of seafood entrees (what we are primarily known for) as well as for our Allen Brothers steaks (slowly becoming a close 2nd in terms of our notoriety).

These accent a newly-remodeled decor as well as outstanding views of the Milwaukee River and its adjoining parkways.

Most important, though, is The Anchorage staff, led by its Executive Chef, Jerry Taylor. His dedication shows through the quality of the entrées in the restaurant. Our bartender Brian equally makes dining and socializing at The Anchorage an experience, with the signature margaritas rivaling our signature Bloody Mary’s!

Glad you liked all, and hope to see you at The Anchorage again soon!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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“Three Teachers Celebrating One's Initiation into the Half-Century Club”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

What a wonderful dining experience at The Anchorage Restaurant! Excellent food and service! Staff from general manager to servers couldn't do enough for us. Welcome hostesses were helpful with surprising the birthday girl, too. We will be back in droves. Even the view of the river added to the unforgettable experience. Chris, our server, was entertaining yet very professional. The birthday girl wasn't the only one surprised tonight. Outstanding

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glimmertwin65, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for your very kind comments, both in person and via this Trip Advisor forum!
Very appreciated!

The Anchorage is very proud of its long tenure as a premier dining destination highlighted by great views and equally great seafood! We are certainly more than your standard "hotel restaurant"!

But we are also very proud of our staff!

From the hosts greeting our guests to the waitstaff accommodating your requests, from the bartenders to the cooks and dishwashers, they all work together to make our guests' dining experience with us just that.....an experience!

Glad to read here that we made your friend's birthday outing a memorable one!

Please visit us again, hopefully before her next birthday! (HA!)

Regards,

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River
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Fox Point, Wisconsin, United States
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“Terrible lunch experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Just returned from having a Friday lunch here at the Anchorage. First, a young man who we thought was going to see if there was a window table available, disappeared. He just vanished. My friend and I waited and then another hostess, Cathy, seated us. Then we had a waitress, Marge, who took our drink order and appetizer order. She brought the drinks, said she would bring rolls and didn't come back for 20 minutes. She came to tell us that they were out of Calamari (20 min. after placed!). So, we ordered our lunch. She finally came back with the rolls. In the mean time, the gentleman seated next to us 20 minutes or so after we were seated, had his salad and main course. Then we waited another 35 minutes for our entrees. When we finally got our bill, after 1 1/2 hours, I noticed that they had added an 18% gratuity to our bill - for 2 people! Not acceptable. A person who doesn't look closely would probably have added a tip on top of that. We will NOT be returning any time soon.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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glimmertwin65, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to provide your comments here on Trip Advisor.

I do sympathize with your concerns over the service from your recent visit. Granted, our server should have been more prompt in alerting you if we were out of a certain item, as well as more responsive afterwards. This delay naturally created the 'domino effect' with subsequent delays in your order.

Regarding the gratuity issue?
In investigating the entire matter, I saw on your check folio that you redeemed one of our discounted promotional coupons in which it states that the gratuity would automatically be added to the bill.

The Anchorage staff, both on the floor and in the kitchen, all work very hard for our guests. The levels of their culinary excellence also has been positively praised by many other dining patrons as well.

With our apologies and further explaination, I hope that one gaffe in our service can be viewed as just that, one unfortunate gaffe, and that we may be able to welcome you back to The Anchorage soon.

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River
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“Excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

There were very fine hors di'ouvres (free), and half priced drinks. Had an excellent buffet breakfast the next morning.

Visited October 2012
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glimmertwin65, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for your comments!

While known for its affordable and creative seafood entrees, The Anchorage also features some other unique offerings.........a recently enhanced, complimentary hors d'oeuvres reception on weekdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, different weekday drink specials, and a deluxe breakfast buffet (upgraded with made-to-order omelettes on Sundays!).

I'm glad that you enjoyed these features of The Anchorage, and look forward to your next visit!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River
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