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Kil@Wat

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139 E Kilbourn Ave, In the InterContinental Hotel, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3125 (Water Street)
414-291-4793
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6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Dixon, Illinois
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast. It was so sophisticated looking, we figured it would be price. Not at all. Most of the items were $6-$8 and that was a full meal. It's a small menu, but everything was creative and very good!

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Thank Jennifer L
Stephanie M, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for choosing to dine with us here at Kil@wat. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Stephanie Mosher Director of Outlets More 

Carlsbad, New Mexico
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The soup was so so. The flank steak was served with a bearssouis sauce. I asked for mine on the side and thank goodness I did. It reminded me of that liquid cheese that gets put on nachos at the movies. The flank steak was cooked correctly but it was tough. The ice cream dessert was good. It just seems... More 

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Thank Diveplan
Stephanie M, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi Diveplan, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at Kil@wat, I can assure you that this is certainly not the norm. I would love to hear more about your experience so that we may improve for our future guests, should you wish to reach out to me privately. Thank you for your constructive feedback... More 

Imperial, Missouri
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208 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at a lot of hotel restaurants, but this one is certainly nice. The prices are pretty reasonable too. Wait staff are friendly and attentive. Food (breakfast) was very tasty. Probably go back for breakfast again. :-)

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Thank Aaron B
Stephanie M, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi Aaron B, We are so pleased you enjoyed your breakfast here at Kil@wat. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments onto our kitchen and our servers. We look forward to seeing you again soon, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Kind Regards, Stephanie Mosher Director of Outlets More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Sure it's festive! On a recent visit though, I realized that this may be the best lunch deal in Milwaukee. A great atmosphere, warm bread and butter, and a selection of well-prepared entrees starting around $10.00. The wraps, burgers and sandwiches are all really delicious. Don't save this place for only special occasions - check it out when you're just... More 

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Thank James K
Stephanie M, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi James K, Thanks for taking the time to review our Restaurant, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience. I will be sure to pass on your comments about the food to our chefs as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Stephanie Mosher Director of Outlets More 

Wi
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My wife and I went here before the symphony on a Saturday night. We were seated in the bar which would be okay but for the bartender constantly dropping the bottles down into the holders and slamming the doors behind the bar. I said to my wife "they are going to forget us in here" and sure enough they did.... More 

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Thank Bo H
Stephanie M, General Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi Bo H, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, I'm sorry that your experience was not all that you had hoped it to be. I see that you are a regular diner, and as you mentioned this is definitely not the norm here at Kil@wat. I would love you speak with you further about your evening... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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210 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We were looking for a convenient location to stop and have lunch. Not an extensive menu, but good dishes with a little eclectic flair. Service was very good and friendly. The dishes were very good.

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Thank JWK1969
Stephanie M, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi JWK1969, We appreciate your wonderful comments, and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Stephanie Mosher Director of Outlets More 

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158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This restaurant is located in the 2nd floor of the Intercontinental Hotel which is part of the Milwaukee Rep/Pabst Theatre complex and right across the street from the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (think Symphony or ballet). So if you want a stress free evening with great food, check it out. The staff are friendly, efficient and our food... More 

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Thank Genevieve K
Stephanie M, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi Genevieve K, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, I'm so happy you enjoyed your time with us. The bacon wrapped dates are my absolute favorite so I'm glad that you enjoyed them too. We like to keep all of our ingredients as fresh and local as possible, as well as support our local vendor such... More 

Syosset
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had a group of 10 ppl and therefore I think the waiter was overwhelmed. Food was ok . Salad was adequate. I had the wild salmon asked for sauces on side but got instead no sauce. Needed to ask for lemon twice; bread basket not refilled when asked. Others enjoyed their dishes more as in particular the trout. Desserts... More 

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Thank Bbmizrahi
Stephanie M, General Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi Bbmizrahi, Thank you for choosing to dine with us here at Kil@wat. I'm sorry that your experience was not all that you had hoped it to be, and I would like to assure you this is definitely not the norm in Kil@wat as we strive to provide seamless service to all of our guests. I would love to talk... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Been wanting to go here for years and finally used Downtown Dining Week as an opportunity to finally do it. We walked in for lunch without a reservation but they still found a table for us. Even though this restaurant is located within the Intercontinental Hotel, the food did not taste like hotel food as all. The bacon-wrapped dates were... More 

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Thank DLKWI88
Stephanie M, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi DLKWI88, I'm so glad that we were able to find you a table during our busy downtown dining week, and I would most certainly have to agree with you that the bacon wrapped dates are fantastic. We really appreciate your positive comments and I'll be sure to pass them on to Tony as well. Kind Regards, Stephanie Mosher Director... More 

Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I been there for breakfast and dinner during my stay at InterContinental. Staff are so friendly and professional. Food is great portion and amazing. Price is very reasonable. I highly recommend

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Thank Food C
Stephanie M, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hi Food C, Thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant. We are so pleased that you found our food and our service to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Stephanie Mosher Director of Outlets More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $38
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 E Kilbourn Ave, In the InterContinental Hotel, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3125
    (Water Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414-291-4793
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.

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