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Sunday, May 13, 2018
We drove up from Chicago to see a show at the Riverside theater on a Friday night. We had reservations at 5:30 but we didn't need them. The food was excellent, we had the mussels, cilantro lime shrimp and cheese curds for appetizers and the seafood linguine, Scallops and Walleye for entrees, would recommend any of them. My only complaint is that the service was a little too fast, we had barely finished our appetizers when dinner came out and the plates had not yet been cleared, but they took care of it quickly.
The appetizers, crab and shrimp fundido and calamari were fantastic! The scallops were amazing. The filet and hamburger meat tasted as if they were doused in lighter fluid and coated in charcoal. Really awful. The service and atmosphere were great.
Great Happy Hour. Delicious Lobster Mac and Cheese and Stuffed Salmon.
This place has a lovely interior with lots of rich dark wood, good seating, and a fireplace, much nicer than you might think from the outside of the building, and a good river view (which will be nicer once downtown construction is finished). We just had appetizers and drinks (the calamari was outstanding), and a wonderful server who was very patient with us while we sat and talked for several hours. Hope to go back again to actually enjoy a dinner!
My wife and I met another couple for drinks and lighter fair. Although not many others in the restaurant (probably due to bridge construction), our sandwiches and small plates were hot and tasty. Bar/wait staff also did a nice job. Thank you.
Portions are too small for the prices.
Seated right away. Waiter informed us of 1 special but not the fish fry special. Waiter pleasant but did not check on our table for the entire meal. I was given the wrong fish dinner. Not what I ordered but the waiter was nice enough to give me the price difference.
Fantastic innovative food, great service and price.
Host had trouble finding our reservation. Took 5 minutes for waitress to come. Mussels ok, crab cakes mostly filling... little crab. Salmon BLT very good. Baked fish fry good but small. Happy hour bargains pretty nice.
Loved the atmosphere! Can't wait to return on a warm evening for the river view.
I was looking for a place on the River Walk and being a fan of seafood I thought I would check it out. It wasn't cheap for dinner but it was worth the price. I would eat there again for sure.
Server Dayton was excellent. Food was very good and prices were reasonable.
was a strong breeze coming from the vents and we asked to move tables. Waitress was very cooperative and we moved against the wall. Overall food was good as was the service.
The salmon salad was excellent, so tasty and healthy. My husband had the halibut special which he greatly enjoyed. Great service, good happy hour deals. Very convenient prior to theater. We got a table by a window and really enjoyed watching the lights come on in the city at the sky darkened.
Great food, service and the feel is very romantic.
Valentine’s Day with my son. We do a Mom and son dinner night and this was our second Valentine’s Day dinner at Pier 106. Great service!
Place was pretty nice had a cool vibe to it. Went on Valentine’s Day and they had a special menu and didn’t really want anything from it and they wouldn’t make anything from their regular menu. They also were not doing the half off wine bottles (though the server did make an exception for us) my medium rare steak ended up being very very rare which kinda sucked but service was great and quick I’d probably give it another try.
Food was good, but served cold. The waitress says she took the food from the window when it was placed. Not really sure why a person who gets tips would want to give that type of response.
Another tasty meal at Pier 106. I started with the crab dip with artichoke hearts and spinach...yum. My crispy walleye sandwich came with choice of sides that included clam chowder. Both sandwich and chowder were excellent. The chowder had plenty of clam piecesand was seasoned just right. My wife and I love it for several reasons not the least of it is its close proximity to the Rep and the Marcus Center.
Manager was really helpful
Overall, Pier 106 had a very pleasant atmosphere and setting for an enjoyable pre-concert dinner. Our server was attentive, polite and professional. The food was a bit on the salty side for our tastes, but still enjoyable. Prices were reasonable, particularly when considering the location. I would recommend Pier 106 as part of a fun evening out in downtown Milwaukee.
My friend and I both loved this place. The inside decor is gorgeous! Our food was outstanding! We plan to go back soon!!! Definitely recommend! 👍
We had a great dinner with friends. Server was VERY friendly and made for an enjoyable evening. The half off of every bottle of wine was a WELCOME addition!!
The food was outstanding, the appetizer, soup, and entree all were fantastic. The service by Vanessa was excellent. We hope to come back in the summertime. The only problem with the meal was the cocktails, a gin and tonic and an old fashioned; they were both mediocre
sat for over an hour before food was served, server didn't seem to care. better food at long John silver.
The chefs seem to know what they are doing. The lobster bisque, made from scratch that day, was rich and hearty. Batter fried haddock and potato pancakes were seasoned and cooked to perfection.
Seafood scampi had one scallop in it and 3 pieces of shrimp
A nice surprise meal. Went there because available near thePerforming Arts Center on an ice cold Milwaukee weekend night. Cocktails, halibut,and salmon were all delicious, creative and nicely presented. Our compliments to the chef!
I like Pier 106. This was our second visit in a month, both for pre-theatre meals.
We happened to have Dave as our waiter both times and he was excellent, kept an eye on curtain time for us but we weren't rushed...perfect.
My bride really likes the prime rib sandwich (both times), seafood gumbo was great. We all like the homemade ships. I had the grilled salmon sandwich, unfortunately way too salty with the seasoning. I would have sent it back if not for out theater timing and I'm sure they could have fixed that. Otherwise a really nice place and I like the river view.
I have been to Pier 106 about 5 times before, it's very convent for before or after play and concert dining. This time was New Years Eve but early at 5:15 after a 2:30 concert so it was not busy as of yet. I brought a group of 7 and after reading many of the bad reviews I was worried. None of the bad experiences were anything I had ever experienced. Fortunately everything was as good as the last 5 visits. Fast, friendly service. As we were seated one of our group, that is allergic to dairy, asked the hostess about dairy free and she said she did not know but would check, which she did immediately and came back saying the the chief would prepare most any dish substituting other ingredients or toppings. Even with a group of 7 they did not add a tip to the bill and gave us happy hour prices even though it was not a weekday. The walleye sandwich was good, 2 of the group said the beef short ribs were great. One of the group, that has been there before, always orders the salmon BLT. On the down side the person that had the seafood linguini said it could have been warmer and would have liked more sauce. The calamari did seem tough but the cheese curds were good. We will be back when we are downtown for the next performance.
Good foods and friendly staff. Within walking distance from REP
Cozy and warm on a very Arctic night. Overall great food and service. We came here after a show at the Bradley Center so we were in no rush. Dayton, our server was prompt and courteous. We waited just a little longer than we should have for our appetizer but the cheese curds were delicious once they arrived. Lobster Mac and cheese was delicious, Wisconsin burger just right, scallops were amazing, and the walleye excellent. We look forward to returning and will recommend anytime.
Loved the location and decor. Right on the Milwaukee River. Too cold to sit outside but inside there is a fireplace that made it cozy for a cold winter evening. The bar staff was very friendly and the cocktails delicious!
We went on a Friday night to try the fish fry, but the short ribs were calling to me. The fish fry was very good with a very nice batter. The french fries were seasoned very nicely. But, the short ribs were amazing. They fell apart and had a rich sauce. The shrimp and crab fundido was outstanding too. Nice atmosphere and great location if you are catching a show after dinner.
The food was very good. Our waitress was OUTSTANDING! Very helpful and honest with her opinions on the food and beverage selections. Will definitely go back to Pier 106.
Please heed the reviews warning about poor service, sadly they are very true. We went to Pier 106 last Saturday evening based on the great location and one block walk to the Pabst theatre. I was somewhat nervous about the reviews on open table that mentioned poor service and a slow kitchen. We arrived at 6:00 pm and were seated at a table, we sat and watched another couple be seated right next to us and waited on immediately. After 10 minutes I went to the hostess station and asked when we would be served. The hostess that sat us said she was sorry and personally said she would wait on our table. After a wait to receive our drinks we then received our clam chowder which was super salty. We waited another 30 minutes and I got up again and explained for the second time that we where trying to make a 7:30 pm show and needed to get our food immediately. After another 15-20 minutes the food finally came out. My wife was so upset and the final straw was the food. My dish was fine the stuffed salmon, however my wife ordered the short ribs, which were dry, tough and still stuck to the bones, absolutely terrible. We finally flagged down the waitress and she said she would comp the entire dinner and apologized for the poor slow service and poor entree. I felt bad and offered to pay for my dinner and she said she would just charge me for the two cups of soup. This was supposed to be a special night, we just wanted a nice causal dinner and to see the Christmas Carol. This experience wrecked our evening. This place needs a professional manager to turn the operation around. Sadly we will never return. My advise deep 6 Pier 106!
Food was good and it had a few choices for non-seafood eaters. Was not busy on a Friday so service was quick. Cheese curds were excellent! Waitress added 20% onto our bill automatically with only 2 people present - should have questioned this.
OMG!! The crab cakes will forever keep me coming back. The service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a date night with my wife. I enjoyed it so much that I don't even recall if the prices were high or low - it was definitely worth whatever we paid and I look forward to the next visit. - Crab Cake Struck
Had a very enjoyable dinner. Would have liked to see a little seasonal decorations . Overall would recommend.
Made a reservation for 6:45 on a Saturday but got there at 6:15 and was happy to wait at bar but they sat us right away. Took 20 minutes for a server to come to our table and didn't have our food until 7:40! We had tickets for a show for 8pm that was only 5 minutes away but we were eating fast. My mushroom risotto was sticky and bland. My veggie of squash and zucchini was green peppers and 3 very tiny pieces of zucchini. Very disappointed.