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Feb 10, 2010 02:56 AM

Milwaukee recommendation needed - Old World up to Downer Theatre

Staying at Aloft Hotel on N Old World 3rd St this Saturday, headed to movie at Downer Theatre on N Downer. Looking for dinner suggestions.

Somewhere nice - but casual (i.e. blue jeans acceptable). Pasta, seafood, eclectic ... any would work. Would kind of like something up near theatre if that's possible. Have never been so have no idea what's even around. Or, something special near hotel would be great too.

Thanks for any help.

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  1. I think your only option right by theater will be Café Hollander. Definitely casual, but it’s good with a European bar food style and great beer menu. It’s a fun place…not sure what you are looking for in terms of atmosphere.

    There is a Marquette basketball game Saturday night, so the restaurants near your hotel may be pretty busy before the game.

    If you did something in between your hotel and the theater, you could try Bosley on Brady for Seafood, Mimma’s for Italian, or Roots for something more interesting. If coming from out of town…Roots does give you a beautiful of the city and you have the option to do fine dining upstairs or casual food in the downstairs bar.

    1. I think all of bte576's suggestions are good ones. There's not much near the theater, as mentioned. A few blocks north (not walkable distance Sala da Pranzo is very good.

      Carina's La Concha D'Or for seafood and pasta