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10499 W Innovation Dr, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-4817 (Watertown Plank)
+1 414-259-0793
06:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Mankato, MN
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast buffet was good. Table service for coffee and OJ. Made to order eggs in addition to buffet offerings.

Thank laurabK505SY
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

LaurabK505SY Thank you for taking the time to leave a review we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast at Innovation. We are happy to see that you mentioned the table service and made to order eggs that we hope enhances all of our guest's breakfast experience. More 

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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before we started our day in meetings the group said to get together and have some breakfast and the food and service were great.

Thank Vicki A
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

Vicki Happy to hear that we started your day off right; I hope your meetings went well. Thank you for the kind words I will pass them on to our team. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Wonderful gourmet food from a real chef with daily specials. Room service available. Very pleasant dining room and bar. Wonderful breakfast buffet.

Thank amfk77
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

amfk77 It's great to hear that you enjoyed Chef Brandon's specials and our Market Bar breakfast buffet. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Justus More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Excellent staff. Great breakfast with many options available, rotates daily. I recommend the donuts even if you are not a donut person! Room service was quick and better than expected.

Thank christsor55
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

Christsor55 Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Innovation Restaurant we appreciate the feedback. I am glad to hear that our efforts of trying to keep our breakfast unique daily was noticed and will share this with our culinary team. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Lamant provided excellent service throughout the forum and was attentive to the needs of participants. Attended wioa forum December 1 from 8:30 a to 3:30 p

Thank marshazych
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

Marshazych I am happy to hear Lamont provided you the level of service we strive for here at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West. Thank you for taking the time to recognize him. I will pass your review on to Lamont and the rest of our team. Thank you Justus More 

Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

While staying at the Crowne Plaza we had the opportunity to start our day with breakfast at the Innovation Restaurant in the hotel. WE had the buffet which was excellent. AND ...they also prepared eggs or omelettes to our desires. That's an nice service to those who who rather have something other than scrambled eggs. Also ... the pastries were... More 

Thank Bernard C
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

Bernard I am glad to hear you started the day off right with breakfast at Innovation Restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind remarks we truly appreciate it. Justus S More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The food and service was outstanding!!!! They have a wonderful selection of food, even homemade desserts. The price was under what I would expect for that type of buffet. My family will definitely be coming back again next year.

Thank lynnsmith2016
Ellicott City, Maryland
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Dined here for dinner in Nov 2016. Food quality was good but nothing extra-ordinary. Drinks were not strong enough. Quite pricey but convenient since I was staying at Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West.

Thank patelpommy
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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395 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

While staying at the Crowne Plaza this week I enjoyed three dinners at this restaurant. The menu is varied and is supplemented with a very reasonably priced dinner special every evening. During my first evening I enjoyed the freshly-made cheese stuffed ravioli in a marina sauce. The second evening it was the fried chicken with real mashed potatoes, green beans,... More 

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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We have relatively frequent lunches and dinners here (the Medical Center is just down the street) and it always seems like something is "off": if it's not poor service it's incorrect order, things like that. They do quite well for meeting buffet-style sandwiches, etc. but the restaurant itself seems a little unkempt.

Thank RickMarshall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10499 W Innovation Dr, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-4817
    (Watertown Plank)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wauwatosa
  • Phone Number: +1 414-259-0793
Upbeat and exciting. The place to gather. To see or be seen. There's a new trend in town - and it's where you want to be. As soon as you walk through the door, you'll know what we mean. The hip, energized lounge -- the center of the hubbub -- inspires a dazzling line-up of signature Flight Clubs, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Gather, Dine & Celebrate for an altogether contemporary and classically upscale American experience. The décor is sleek and casually upscale, vibrant and inviting with dark copper and gold metallics, plush seating, sculptural fixtures and subtle Kinetic lighting throughout. And whether you're dining indoors at an intimate table in full view of the Open Kitchen, or outdoors with a summer breeze, you'll savor our genuine, attentive service and flavorful, inventive cuisine and delectable desserts. Rotating menus use only the freshest locally grown produce - and with an extensive wine list to match.

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