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“Mother's Day Brunch & Easter Brunch” 4 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 #21 of 1,409 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.
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“Mother's Day Brunch & Easter Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The best brunch I've had in a long time. The following staff members helped make my family's experience one of the most memorable: April, Karen, Lydia, Michael, Sandy, & Tammy. It is because of these individuals, and the ones behind the scenes I didn't get to meet, that make the Anchorage at the Milwaukee River in Glendale, WI, what it is today. Don't ever loose them. THANK YOU!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Woodbury, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food and even better service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I am a frequent flyer and this restaurant always make me feel at home. The food is outstanding. Try the swordfish and the carrot cake! Better yet is the service. Kevin keeps the restaurant neat tidy with a smile, Jareb delivered me a perfect meal and April even remember the bowl of fresh fruit that I always like.
If you live in Milwaukee, try this restaurant and if you visit Milwaukee, stay at the Hilton Milwaukee River and enjoy the very, very special treatment you will receive.
Also, do not forget that you get a lovely view of the Milwaukee River.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michael D, Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you so very much for your glowing comments about our restaurant and of our dedicated staff!

We also view The Anchorage more of a destination restaurant with signature entrées and wonderful views as opposed to just a hotel outlet. The Anchorage also celebrates a 40th anniversary this year, and is considered an important amenity for our hotel guests as well!

Your continued patronage is valued and appreciated, and we all look forward to your future visits!

-- Michael Dietrich
Director of Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee River Inn & The Anchorage
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Fishers, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Decent food TERRIBLE service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Some of the worst service I have had in a long time. No one was rude or obnoxious, when you actually got to interact with a server they were at least friendly but beyond that it was not good at all. Not greeted at the table in a timely manner. No drink refills(I hate eating with an empty glass), delivered only half our food and then the check 2 mins afterwards. Had to remind her to bring the rest of the food. In a way, I felt bad for the server because I blame management for such things, clearly the training is subpar. Food was above average for a hotel restaurant though. For the price paid, I would seek out a unique local restaurant rather than eat here again.

Visited May 2014
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Michael D, Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you for your comments, because positive and/or critical, they all assist us in maintaining our high standards at The Anchorage!

While pleased to read that you enjoyed the culinary side of our signature restaurant, making us quite above standard hotel bills-of-fare, we do apologize if you felt that the service was lacking in comparison.

You are correct that management should be alerted to this situation, as this certainly is not what we expect from our staff. We have made a number of changes in the time frame between your visit/commentary and my response here, and trust that based on many other positive experiences/comments about The Anchorage on this forum, that we may be able to show that this was an isolated incident and we can welcome you back again!

-- Michael Dietrich
Director of Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee River Inn & The Anchorage
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I like this place again and again and....again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

In addition to the great food that I have enjoyed here since 1989, Sandy Sammenfeld, who runs the place and has been here since it opened in the 1970s, is just the best in the industry - always attentive to everyone's tastes and everyone's "usual" she is a whirlwind of energy and personalized service and she has imprinted her dedication onto the entire staff. One of the best places to relax, eat great food and bask in the warmth of a manager whose personality infuses the place and has done so consistently for years and years. Eat here and meet Sandy!!!!!

Visited May 2014
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Michael D, Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you for your comments about our noted restaurant, The Anchorage, as well as for our staff!

Sandy is a gem, and is a key element to the success of our restaurant that celebrates a 40th anniversary this year! The staffs' dedication, combined with our unique location and signature entrées, certainly have distinguished The Anchorage as more than a standard hotel outlet!

Please visit us again soon!

-- Michael Dietrich
Director of Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee River Inn & The Anchorage
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Three days, three dinners and three breakfasts here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great fresh seafood and steaks. Good wine list at reasonable prices and some of the friendliest wait staff in Wisconsin.

Visited April 2014
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Thanks for your comments!

Very true....great seafood, pricing, and ambiance of The Anchorage are greatly accented by our dedicated staff!

Glad you appreciated each element!

Come back again soon!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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