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Innovation

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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10499 W Innovation Dr, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-4817 (Watertown Plank)
+1 414-259-0793
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06:00 - 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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Buffalo
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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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313 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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236 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank HTCWI
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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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Brandenburg, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Bartender is great and the service and food are excellent. We have been there on three different visits and all of them have been great!

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

Ashley C Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind remarks it is greatly appreciated. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed each of your experiences with us. I will be sure to pass this on to our team. More 

Mankato, MN
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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

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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 

Level Contributor
52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 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.

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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
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
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, Outdoor Seating, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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