“Ambience lovely overlooking river. Food mediocre for happy hour”
I'm gluten free, so only option for me was cute little vegi's in a shot glass, and peel off shrimp that tasted fishy. The vegi's were a hit with me, as well as a lovely piece of cheese from the cheese platter. My husband enjoyed the chicken wings, tried the something on crackers, but the crackers were soggy. Enjoyed the nuts and bolts snack mix. Drinks were expensive, at 7.00, but husband enjoyed the gin/tonic. I wished I'd ordered a glass of wine as I didn't drink mine. Tasted like the soap they wash bar glasses with, but I've got a sensitive palate. Truly enjoyed the ambience of being near the water, and the wait staff was attentive, and friendly. Had read restaurant reviews, so decided not to stay there for dinner as it was a hit or miss, and we had a car to go nearby to a more highly rated restaurant.I have heard the breakfasts are very good.
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September 3, 2013
Thank you for your comments following your visit to The Anchorage! Any and all comments help us be a GREAT dining option in the area!
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The Anchorage is celebrating nearly 40 years of dining service, and is certainly not your typical hotel food outlet. Combined with a large selection of signature seafood entrées as well as great views of the Milwaukee River, we are rather a unique dining destination that just happens to be attached to the Hilton Milwaukee River Hotel!
As our happy hour hors d'oeuvres reception is gaining in popularity, I did forward your concerns to both our Executive Chef and our Bar Manager to double-check the items you cited, as they seem to be isolated instances, but nonetheless not to our standards.
We are able to address many different dietary concerns, and do hope that you may opt to join us for dinner in the near future.
-- Michael Dietrich
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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