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“Great Space and a Great Menu”
Review of Rumpus Room

Rumpus Room
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Ranked #64 of 1,518 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State Street
Description: The Rumpus Room is a European style gastro pub in downtown Milwaukee that combines adventurous but approachable, comforting food and one of the best craft beer and cocktail programs in the city. The Rumpus Room offers a laid-back casual dining experience and features a spacious bar, an intimate dining room, a charcuterie area and a separate private event space. The menu emphasizes local, sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and the bar offers more than 20 beers on tap and more than 100 in bottles, plus a craft cocktail menu that changes with the seasons. One of the best restaurants in Milwaukee's lively downtown entertainment district, Rumpus Room frequently welcomes theater-goers before or after a performance at the nearby Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
Racine, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Space and a Great Menu”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The Rumpus Room is a unique setting in Milwaukee they took the old Eagans and made it Steampunk chic! I love the space! I love the unique food menu and highly recommend it to anyone at any time. Great for brunch, or a wonderful weekend dinner. I have been to Rumpus 5 times or so and have never had a bad experience. The staff is friendly and bar is top notch - really the best in the city for creative cocktails.

Visited May 2013
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Milwaukee, WI
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Cool Menu, Excellent Food”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

My wife and I have been into the Gastropub fare and this hit the spot. Great menu offerings and awesome appetizers. The scotch eggs are awesome. We ordered a second after inhaling the first. We also had the pork belly which was excellent. I had the pork schnitzel which was outstanding. Just writing this makes me want to go back and get it again. My wife had the veal cutlet sandwich that she loved. Great beer and drink selection. Outstanding helpful service. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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Houston, TX
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unexpected thrill”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We thought we weren't that hungry and just wanted a small bite of something, but ended up sampling numerous amazing small plates and dessert. The bar-area server was fantastic -- she was friendly, knowledgeable, and very quick. This place is easy to overlook in passing, but would be my first stop on my next visit to Milwaukee.

Visited April 2013
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Greenfield WI
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Heart of Milwaukee”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a wonderful place to visit in downtown Milwaukee. Take a walking tour and end up here for a great meal with great service. They have a full compliment of beers to try. And you must try their beer soup with popcorn. Top it off with the Panna Cotta. This is our restaurant of choice before a night with the Milwaukee Symphony (just across the street). Even when it's busy, the service is terrific. They even have a special theater night menu.

  • Visited April 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great gastro pub”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We made a field trip up from Chicago, and we're glad we did! The food was very good for lunch. The alcohol selection was truly impressive, both for liquor and beer. The bartender (Matt) was knowledgeable and very friendly. Will definitely return next time we're in Milwaukee!

  • Visited April 2013
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