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Kil@Wat

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139 E Kilbourn Ave, In the InterContinental Hotel, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3125 (Water Street)
+1 414-291-4793
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Came here after a conference. The food, presentation, and service were all amazing! Salmon and grandmas chicken were both phenomenal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Enjoyed an early dinner mid-week during Downtown Dining Week in Milwaukee, where fixed-proce lunch and dinner menus are offered across the city. We chose Kil@wat because of the soup and entree options. Grndma's Chicken was described by the waiter as somewhat of a crustless chicken pot pie. Well it was super-delicious, unpretentious without being sloppy looking. We had a great... More 

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Milwaukee2014, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you were able to experience Kil@wat during Downtown Dining. This great annual program in the downtown community gives our guests a great opportunity to experience Kil@wat. Our Grandma’s Chicken is one of our most talked about and popular items- thus we had to put it on our Downtown Dining menu! We hope... More 

Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed at the Intercontinental, so it only made sense to try this out. What a treat; great cocktails and entrees, and perfect service. Entrees were hot and well prepared, just like you'd get in a bigger city, but with small city friendliness. We highly recommend a stop here.

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Thank Steve T
Milwaukee2014, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments. We take great pride in being able to provide an upscale seamless dining experience- and hope to see you next time you are in Milwaukee! Warmly, Nick Kowalski Assistant Director of Outlets More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Six went to dinner. Appetizers, drinks, salads, soups, dinners and deserts were just wonderful. No complaints from anyone. In fact, we were all very pleasantly surprised how creative and delicious our choices were. The service was excellent also with all the courses being served in a fun, relaxed, unrushed but attentive way. Our table, towards the back of the room,... More 

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Thank KAB552
Milwaukee2014, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback. Kil@wat offers guests a fun, unique, creative twist on food and dining, and we strive to create “fun” memorable experiences for all of our guests! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Kil@wat and hope to see you see again soon! Kind Regards, Nick Kowalski Assistant Director of Outlets More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Saying Kil@wat served me the best filet ever is a bold statement, I know! However, fact is fact. I'm a huge steak eater and pretty much order a ribeye or filet 90% of the time when I go out to eat, which is at least once/week, usually twice. What can I say, I'm a carinivor. I must say, although I... More 

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Milwaukee2014, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Hello, I am happy to hear you enjoyed our filet mignon and overall dining experience. Our Chef takes a unique approach to the filet by adding a succulent watercress hollandaise sauce along with baby potatoes and squash. Next time you are with us I would recommend our Grandma's chicken. One of our guest favorites, it features tender slow roasted chicken,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

Kilawat had great and very affordable breakfast options for a higher end restaurant in a hotel. The menu was extensive and had both traditional breakfast foods and more creative dishes. The staff was very friendly and food service was fast. Great views too as you sit down and eat.

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Thank pickybiz
Milwaukee2014, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about Kil@wat, located inside the luxurious InterContinental Milwaukee. We take great pride in providing exceptional friendly service along with providing delicious breakfast offerings such as our Bananas Foster French Toast dish. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Nick Kowalski Assistant Director of Outlets More 

Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Kil@wat restaurant had reasonable prices for a very good breakfast. There is nothing special about the decor but the restaurant is clean and pleasant and serves it's purpose.

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Milwaukee2014, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for the kind comments about breakfast in Kil@wat. We pride ourselves on delivering a quick, quality breakfast with efficient service for our local business travelers as well as our in-house guests at the InterContinental Milwaukee. Kind Regards, Nick Kowalski More 

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Interesting menu. Excellent food. Quiet atmosphere. On the second floor of the intercontinental hotel next to the milwaukee rep theater. Prompt service.

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Milwaukee2014, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Thank you for the review describing Kil@wat at the InterContinental Milwaukee. We take great pride on providing a fresh innovative take on modern foods while providing the perfect environment for guests on their way to a show at the connected Milwaukee Rep or nearby Marcus Center for Performing Arts. We hope to see you again soon! Kindly, Nick Kowalski Assistant... More 

West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Kil@Wat is a little tough to find - it is inside the Intercontinental Hotel. Not a huge deal , just give yourself a bit of time to get from where you parked to the restaurant. We ate on a Wednesday evening, around 6 pm, before going to the PAC Vogel Hall (just down the block) for a concert.. The ambiance... More 

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Thank lottosal
Anthony_Trester, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Lottosal- Thanks for the great review. And, for noticing our Bourbon list! With how dry the Bourbon market is right now, it's hard to keep it up. I'm glad we were able to make your theater night a great experience. See you again soon. Anthony Trester Director Of Outlets Intercontinental Milwaukee More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

I was concerned that the choice of Kil@wat Restaurant for pre-theater dinner was a risky one, since some reviewers warned about slow service which made people late for performance. We, ourselves, had a terrible experience in TUTTO restaurant in a similar situation, when overwhelmed kitchen was unable to serve dishes in time and as a result managed to ruin the... More 

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jennifertucker, Manager at Kil@Wat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Kil@wat. I am very happy to hear that our server was able to find a wine to suit your pallet. We are always continuing to work on our menu and I will have the Chef look into the pork shank preparation.. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $38
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 414-291-4793
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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