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“Event Luncheon Service Terrific”
Review of The Anchorage

The Anchorage
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Ranked #65 of 1,571 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The redesigned Anchorage restaurant and River's Edge Lounge uses high quality locally sourced ingredients to enhance all their dishes.
Reviewed 23 September 2012

We recently held an event with more than 40 people at the Hotel. The Anchorage kitchen prepared a delicious luncheon featuring Pecan Crusted Tilapia, which everyone raved about! Nola and Trevor staffed the event and bent over backwards to serve everyone quickly and seamlessly, changing out the 3 courses (salad, entree, dessert) discretely without distracting the audience from the speakers. They also handle difficult requests with diplomacy! I'm always glad to see that Nola and Trevor are working at our events, because I know our members will be getting great service!!

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Thank Jane C
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glimmertwin65, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2012

Thank you so very much for your comments in regards to your banquet function recently held at The Hilton Milwaukee River!

Of the many different elements and services within our Hotel, we are quite proud of the levels of service and quality from our banquet department, led by Executive Chef Jerry Taylor and our restaurant, The Anchorage.

The same staff that accommodates the ala carte dining within the restaurant itself is also the same staff that accommodates the food service for all of our meetings and catered functions. This assures guests of receiving unique and high-quality entrees for their individual events.

Working alongside the kitchen staff, members of the banquet team highlighted by Trevor and Nola that you noted, all strive to make sure that guests receive these elements of service, attention, and quality as well.

I'm glad to hear that your event was a success, that your attendees raved about one of our more popular menu items, and that we will be a part of your group's future sessions!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

Located in a Hilton Hotel. Has a pleasant, river-front view. Specializes in nicely-prepared sea food. Very attentive, knowledgeable staff. Reasonable prices. Full bar. Good variety in breakfast buffet and you can also order off the menu. Hotel can accommodate meetings and events.

Thank Innocent_Abroad
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glimmertwin65, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2012

Thank you for providing your comments following your dining experience at The Anchorage!

I am glad to read that you appreciated the little elements which distinguishes The Anchorage from its similar "hotel restaurant" counterparts......and that we do not fall into that negatively generic category!

The Anchorage is celebrating just under 40 years of presenting its guests with very unique seafood entrées, all at affordable prices and within a picturesque setting overlooking the Milwaukee River. And, as you mentioned, this is all accented by a dedicated staff both on the restaurant floor, as well as those chefs and staff members behind-the-scenes.

It is also this same staff that accommodates all of the meetings, banquet functions, and catered events hosted here in the Hilton Milwaukee River. This gives clients from corporate meeting planners to bridal couples the confidence in knowing that the same quality from their ala carte dining in the restaurant will carry-over to their own group events.

Hope to have you back in The Anchorage soon!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River

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Reviewed 12 September 2012

I enjoyed the entire experience. The best quality food and great service! I had the Crab-stuffed Rainbow Trout and my Husband had a steak. Both were excellent! It was the best dining experience we've had in years!!!

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Thank Sharon K
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glimmertwin65, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2012

Thank you and your husband for joining us for dinner at The Anchorage, as well as for your kind comments! Both are very appreciated!

The Anchorage is certainly noted for its unique seafood entrees, one of them being the Crab-Stuffed Rainbow Trout that you mentioned. But with a recently restyled decor also came a restyled menu that now also features Allen Brothers steaks!

Great meals and great views of the river, however, mean nothing if the service isn't equally to these standards, and I'm glad that you also recognized that aspect!

We all work hard to create the best possible atmosphere for our guests, and hope that you will dine with us again!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River

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Reviewed 6 September 2012

I usually have low expectations for the hotels that are connected to hotels. That how I felt when I had to eat at the Anchorage after a long day of work. I was quickly won over. Everything from their red fish chowder and salads to their fish entres was delicious. I didn't try any of their other meat, but I had the calamari strips twice because it was that good. I didn't have a chance to sample their deserts. Kopp's Custard down the street a mile or so was too tempting for me to pass

I had several breakfasts here. All were good, if simple. On the plus side, there was plenty of fresh fruit and good assortment of yogurt, breads, and juices. That's the cold buffet for a few dollars less. The "hot" buffet includes custom made omelette, in addition to the usual fare. The omelets were excellent, hinting at the larger capabilities of the kitchen.

On top of that, the restaurant overlooks a pretty stretch of river.

Bottom line is that there's no reason to lament having to eat here. You can look forward to it!

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Thank Aragorn The Traveler
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glimmertwin65, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2012

Thanks for your comments about our restaurant, The Anchorage!

I'm glad that we did not match your initial expectations of being a generic food outlet with a hotel setting.....as we are far from that!

Celebrating over 35 years of area dining excellence, The Anchorage is primarily known for its seafood creations and its signature items, such as the Red Snapper Soup with Sherry and Thai Marlin. (Glad you liked the soup!!)

However, with a new menu that now matches its new decor, we have also added items such as Allen Brothers steaks, a deluxe breakfast buffet (upgraded with made-to-order omelets on Sundays), complimentary hors d'oeuvres during a weekday Happy Hour, and all available with great views of the Milwaukee River banks!

Now that we dispelled your myths of standardized bills-of-fare for hotel restaurants, we hope to welcome you back soon!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River

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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I like everything about the Anchorage! They really know how to make you feel at home and all of the food is fantastic!

Thank David F
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glimmertwin65, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

Your title on the response here is perfect, and sums it up quite nicely.......yes, you gotta eat here!

Thanks for the comments, and assuring us here at The Anchorage that the combination of great entrees, outstanding views, affordable pricing, and a dedicated staff both on the floor and in the kitchen are all appreciated by our guests!

Hope to welcome you back soon!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River

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