New Downtown Steakhouse Coming


Westin Hotel Italian Steakhouse

The new Westin hotel, which is set to open next summer in downtown Milwaukee, has announced plans to include an Italian-themed steakhouse on the ground floor level. Located at 550 N. Van Buren St., the new 10-story hotel will have 220 rooms, plenty of meeting space, a 5,000-square-foot ballroom, and now, a modern Italian steakhouse. Corrinne Hess of BizTimes has more to say about the unnamed restaurant:

White Lodging, which will manage the hotel for developer Jackson Street Holdings, is working with Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. on the project, which will feature pastas prepared fresh daily, Italian specialties with an “elevated twist,” and steaks, said Jeffrey Hess, general manager of the Marriott Milwaukee Downtown hotel (also developed by Jackson Street Holdings). Hess will transition to general manager of the Westin Milwaukee hotel when it opens.
The Westin will connect to the U.S. Bank Center’s Galleria Level, which also connects to 833 East Michigan. The ground floor of the 833 East Michigan building, which opened earlier this year, also includes a new high end restaurant, Rare Steakhouse, owned by Madison-based Noble Chef Hospitality.
Rare and the restaurant at the Westin bring two high-end restaurants to a block that previously had none.