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“Excellent Chef”
Review of The Anchorage

The Anchorage
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Ranked #69 of 1,518 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The redesigned Anchorage restaurant and River's Edge Lounge uses high quality locally sourced ingredients to enhance all their dishes.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Excellent Chef”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Our group meets once a month, generally at the Anchorage with a range of 30-55 people per time. The executive Chef is Jerry Taylor and he always cooks our meals. The Chef outdid himself at our last meeting and the praises were non-stop (of course, the praises come to me or other board members and not to him). I appreciate being able to concentrate on the guests and speakers, because I am never worried about what we are going to eat or the quality of the service.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jane C
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments and kind observations following your luncheon reception, especially concerning our Executive Chef, Jerry Taylor! All very appreciated!

We are very proud of the many unique services and amenities here at the Hilton Milwaukee River...with The Anchorage being the most prominant!

The same staff that accommodates our a la carte diners within the restaurant itself also prepares the meals for our catered evenys as well, assuring your guests of the same great quality that The Anchorage is noted for!

We look forward to your continued patronage!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Remscheid, Germany
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3 reviews
“Business”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

The breakfast buffet was great! The food provided in the bar, as well as the flexibility to serve bar food in the restaurant was perfect!

Visited March 2013
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your comments!

We are quite proud of The Anchorage, as it is definately not your typical 'hotel restaurant'!

I'm glad to read that you enjoyed the quality of service, including the unique styling for all facets of our food service from breakfast to bar.

Hope your travels bring you back to Milwaukee and to the Hilton Milwaukee River and The Anchorage!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River
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Westminster, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Seafood”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stayed at the adjoining Hilton Milwaukee River and choose to dine on-site at The Anchorage. The front desk clerk told me they specialized in steaks and seafood, but being from and in the Midwest I was somewhat skeptical on the seafood. I was wrong. The fish I had was excellent. The flavors all blended well and were not too overpowering. Their breakfast buffet was also very enjoyable with a variety of dishes to choose from.

Visited February 2013
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments about our restaurant, The Anchorage, during your stay with us at the Hilton Milwaukee River! I trust that all was to your liking!

We do pride ourselves on the fact that The Anchorage is not your standard 'hotel restaurant', but rather a 'destination' establishment, celebrating nearly 40 years of service in the area!

While its popularity lies in our tradition of great seafood entrées, with our product flown-in fresh from all coasts, you were told correctly by our staff that we are also well-known for our other non-seafood specialties such as Allen Brothers steaks.

I'm glad that we turned your skepticism around, and look forward to having you stay with/dine with us again!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Anchorage”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

food and service poor, no view of river, a/c not working properly, room too small for amount of people being served

Visited August 2012
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for providing your comments about The Anchorage.

However, to assist the other readers of this beneficial and informational website, allow me to clarify that all of our dining tables do have window views of the Milwaukee River (the bar area as well), that our restaurant does not run A/C in the winter months, and that once our tables and bar area is filled with either established reservations or walk-in patrons, that there might be a wait for table space during peak-demand times.

This said, we hope you will try us again soon!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great food”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Delicious seafood and great staff on the shore of the Milwaukee River. Try the Mussels or calimari appetizer. Free apps from 5-7.

Visited February 2013
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thanks for your comments!

The Anchorage is very proud of both its staff, as well as its long-standing tradition of being a quality seafood restaurant! And I'm glad to read that you enjoyed both!

We do feature a complimentary hors'doeuvres reception Mondays through Fridays from 5:30pm-7:00pm in The Anchorage, accenting various drink specials, new menus for lunch and dinner, and a new decor!

Please come back soon!

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