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Innovation

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American, Bar
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10499 W Innovation Dr, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-4817 (Watertown Plank)
+1 414-259-0793
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Augusta, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Look forward to this buffet each and every year. Food was absolutely fantastic, beautifully served, all of the wait staff were wonderful. Hope to be able to return next year.

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Thank marj12491r
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

marj12491r We are thrilled to hear that you look forward to our Mother's Day brunch each year. Thank you for the kind words it is greatly appreciated, I will be sure to share them with the staff. We are looking forward to you celebrating with us next year! Justus More 

Ishpeming, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fresh and delicious. Service could have been better, we had to ask for many things that are normally on a table (jam, Peanut buttter, Butter, ketchup)

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Thank jhnsons19
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

jhnsons19 We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food from our Market Bar and we appreciate the feedback on the service. It is constructive reviews like yours that can help us improve the level of service at Innovation. Thank you Justus More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service from Charles and Paul, they were very attentive. Great food, we've been coming for the Mother's Day brunch for quite a few years and are never disappointed.

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Thank angela c
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

Angela C Thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic review. We are glad to here that you have celebrated Mother's Day with us over the past few years and that we have delivered great service and food. I will be sure to share this with Charles, Paul and our culinary team. Looking forward to seeing you next... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at the bar and restaurant definately save this hotel with their hospitality. They were helpful and friendly. They made us feel like the guest we are suppose to fell like.

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Thank Chiquita E
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

Chiquita E I am thrilled to hear that we provided you with an experience worthy of your kind words. We strive to embody the true meaning of hospitality and I am happy to see that the team's commitment to this is paying off. Thank you and I will be sure to pass your review on to the staff. Justus More 

Buffalo
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I keep trying to like this place. We hold meetings at the Hotel and they do well. But this restaurant just doesn't cut it. Overpriced and the food quality is below par. My Cobb Salad had processed chicken and bacon from a bag. Weird tasting dressing too. Not there yet.

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Thank RickMarshall
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time today. 7 adults and 2 children. Brunch was amazing. Something for everyone. Thanks to our server Kayelin!

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Thank Barbara L
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

Barbara L Thank you for joining us for Easter Brunch and sharing your comments with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I will be sure pass on your thanks to Kayelin for her service. Justus More 

Brookfield, Wisconsin
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316 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I've been here once a year for the past 5 years for a group business breakfast. It's a modern, clean facility. Service has always been quite good. The menu is simple, but the food comes out hot and fresh, though very basic. This feels like a hotel facility, which is exactly what it is, no more, no less.

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

Joe C. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback we appreciate your business over the past five years. We are glad to hear you enjoy our service. Please contact me at justus.smith@fhginc.com I would love to have the opportunity for you join us for dinner. Justus More 

Marathon, WI
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237 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We stopped in for a Friday night Fish Fry and the all you can eat Wisconsin Cod was very good! The included salad bar, soup and cheese bar was excellent. There is no way you would leave hungry after this stop! The clam chowder was one of the best I have tasted, tasty corn bread muffins and warm rye bread... More 

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Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

HTCWI Thank you for taking your time to leave us your feedback we appreciate it. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us this past Friday. I will be sure to pass along your comments to Silvia and our culinary team. Justus More 

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I definitely got the feeling that the food was not prepared on the premises. I could be wrong, of course. Certainly the food was not distinguished. Service was good. Atmosphere was good.

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Thank fisheater99
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

fisheater99 We are disappointed to hear we did not execute to our standards and you received a meal that you did not enjoy. We are a scratch kitchen and strive to produce a quality product to all of our guests. We appreciate your feedback and do apologize. If you would be able to reach out to me and share in... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is less of a restaurant, and more of a lobby in a hotel. Their food choices were severely limited for a Friday night, and incredibly overpriced. We waited forever in an empty hotel bar waiting for a table that had been open since before we arrived. The service was great, but the drinks were overly expensive and the food... More 

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Thank Peter O
Justus S, Manager at Innovation, responded to this review

Peter O Thank you for your willingness to share your experience with us. I am glad to hear that the service was great but I do apologize you did not enjoy your dinner. We do take great pride in our food quality and it is very disappointing to hear that we did not meet your expectations. If you had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?