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The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

$$ - $$$, American,
1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
+1 414-292-0100
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork schnitzel” (14 reviews)
“scotch egg” (11 reviews)
“charcuterie” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group's first night in town and I wanted something central and easy to get to from our hotel. We were seated in a back cove which worked out well for conversations though it wasn't too loud nor busy at 7pm on a Thursday night....More

Thank Fondue4two
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Rumpus Room. Glad you enjoyed the sugar spiced bacon. Please stop in the next time you are in Milwaukee.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a bit skeptical at first but this place delivered. The Scotch egg was phenomenal, just out right delicious. Great selection for an app. I ordered the lamb stew served with a biscuit. I found the lamb to be very moist and juicy. The...More

Thank 8ric
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Rumpus Room. Glad you enjoyed your experience. Please stop in again soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Went to dinner on a Thursday evening, wide variety of local beers, service was outstanding ; I had the schnitzel-- outstanding

Thank duq66
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went with a work team as a large group. They had plenty of room for us, were quick with service and in general were good. The food is average, the charcuterie is good and definitely worth a try for groups.

Thank APS89
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday night with a group of friends (7 of us). Server checked in on us at regular intervals. Food and drinks were delivered quickly and everything was great! This was my second time here and both visits were positive experiences. The location...More

Thank trisarahtops19
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, casual yet could be formal. Started out with Korean Ribs and Bacon. Both were delicious. The bacon is out of the world good - so good we ordered a second batch! Dinner we split pork schnitzel and the marinated pub steak. Every bite...More

Thank suesano73
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for dining with us. Glad you enjoyed everything and please stop back soon.

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The sous chefs were the stars at this 4 course dinner and beer pairing. Each course was totally different. The tuna was cooked perfectly. The homemade chorizo ravioli were phenomenal. The beer pairings were whole beers- super generous. If you get a chance to go...More

Thank maryY8993SX
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for attending the Young Guns dinner event. The Rumpus Room has a fun Rock N' Roll dinner series this fall that you may want to check out as well. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

What a terrible experience. We picked his place because it was close to the Bradley Center, where we were seeing a concert. The food took forever, which made us late for the concert. The food was also not good. The French fries were undercooked, which...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a favorite Happy Hour stop in Milwaukee for us! Outside seating options and great value snacks and drinks! Servers are friendly and you can find something for everyone in your group! Keep up the good work!

Thank HTCWI
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed Happy Hour at the Rumpus Room. See you again soon.

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I had a coupon for $25 off a bottle wine at any Bartolotta's restaurant. We were able to sit outside which was nice but it is very loud with the traffic noise. Our server was very attentive. We did not eat here. It was not...More

Thank familysnyder
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for stopping in to the Rumpus Room. Hope to see you for dinner soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 45
Cuisine
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-292-0100
  • E-mail
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.
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