Pieces Of Eight

★★★☆☆
  • 550 N Harbor Dr

    Milwaukee, WI 53202

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  • 414-271-0597

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OK, I remember when your group stop by( yea right the restaurant you wanted was not open haaa!!)What was the name of that restaurant,YEP you for got to right it in the comments; all of you were drunk all ready; that why you can't taste nothing.the waitstaff is very professional always,and what about the menu we don't have tuna in our menu.The steak you didn't order med well you wanted it well done.
And the crab cake are made in the morning we don't frees them at all.yes the cake are from a box;just like half of the Milwaukee restaurant. unless you go to a bakery you will not have a fresh cake anyway. the restaurant prepares everything from fresh ingredients all dressings,calamari,chicken rap,London broil,etc...;maybe your taste buds like the salads from McDonald or burger king better not a real thing.
looks like to me you were trying to get free meals; come on bring some money next time you want to eat Down Town any were. and the sea food fresh from the water never is going to taste the same from something the it was deliver miles out(even hours later)the word fresh is your clue(maybe go back to Canada or Maryland).OK for all the people the ever visit us please send comments good or bad we thank you , always a pleasure serving you, sincerly one of your cooks.

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★★★☆☆

OK, I remember when your group stop by( yea right the restaurant you wanted was not open haaa!!)What was the name of that restaurant,YEP you for got to right it in the comments; all of you were drunk all ready; that why you can't taste nothing.the waitstaff is very professional always,and what about the menu we don't have tuna in our menu.The steak you didn't order med well you wanted it well done.
And the crab cake are made in the morning we don't frees them at all.yes the cake are from a box;just like half of the Milwaukee restaurant. unless you go to a bakery you will not have a fresh cake anyway. the restaurant prepares everything from fresh ingredients all dressings,calamari,chicken rap,London broil,etc...;maybe your taste buds like the salads from McDonald or burger king better not a real thing.
looks like to me you were trying to get free meals; come on bring some money next time you want to eat Down Town any were. and the sea food fresh from the water never is going to taste the same from something the it was deliver miles out(even hours later)the word fresh is your clue(maybe go back to Canada or Maryland).OK for all the people the ever visit us please send comments good or bad we thank you , always a pleasure serving you, sincerly one of your cooks.

Pros: Parking,front of lake

Cons: closing Oct.15-08

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This is a beuatiful restaurant and the food is excellent but on a recent weekday evening our diner was delayed, the server told us that there was a party of eight that was slowing down service. Since the restaurant was not even half full I can only imagine how slow they get when they are busy. The ladies room had no toilet paper in two of the four stalls , the wastebasket was ov erflowing onto the floor and the flowers were dead and dropping petals onto the vanity. When I told the hostesss she was indifferent and just said " I'll let someone know." I am reluctant to return because of this casual attitude about cleanliness. It makes me wonder about the kitchen and how clean it may me.

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★★★☆☆

This is a beuatiful restaurant and the food is excellent but on a recent weekday evening our diner was delayed, the server told us that there was a party of eight that was slowing down service. Since the restaurant was not even half full I can only imagine how slow they get when they are busy. The ladies room had no toilet paper in two of the four stalls , the wastebasket was ov erflowing onto the floor and the flowers were dead and dropping petals onto the vanity. When I told the hostesss she was indifferent and just said " I'll let someone know." I am reluctant to return because of this casual attitude about cleanliness. It makes me wonder about the kitchen and how clean it may me.

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We dine at Harbor55o several times in a year,miss the Pieces of Eight, but the building and the crew are mostly the same, if you are looking for that open water,ships sailing by in the warm weather or that chance to watch Mother Nature in her finest weater chances, Harbor 550 is the place. Have had warm and grand experience there for almost 40 years..Please bring you childern and see how dinner can be a family affair. You can't compare the view of the Lake right at your window to anyother lunch, dinner or just let's have drinks with any other spot in SouthEastern Wisconsin or the Gulf of Mexico..

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★★★★★

We dine at Harbor55o several times in a year,miss the Pieces of Eight, but the building and the crew are mostly the same, if you are looking for that open water,ships sailing by in the warm weather or that chance to watch Mother Nature in her finest weater chances, Harbor 550 is the place. Have had warm and grand experience there for almost 40 years..Please bring you childern and see how dinner can be a family affair. You can't compare the view of the Lake right at your window to anyother lunch, dinner or just let's have drinks with any other spot in SouthEastern Wisconsin or the Gulf of Mexico..

Pros: Its the only place I have seafood, any thing..always very nice

Cons: They put ice in the Alexander Brandy

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My friend and I use to enjoy their lunch buffet. We stopped for lunch Jan. 29, 2008 and were told that they stopped serving the lunch buffet a few months ago because it was not profitable. While having lunch off a very and I mean very limited menu there were only two other guests for lunch. I guess thats profitable!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I use to enjoy their lunch buffet. We stopped for lunch Jan. 29, 2008 and were told that they stopped serving the lunch buffet a few months ago because it was not profitable. While having lunch off a very and I mean very limited menu there were only two other guests for lunch. I guess thats profitable!!!

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While I haven't tried the dinner menu, I had a great experience with their lunch buffet during the week. We went after 1pm, so it wasn't very crowded, and we had excellent service. The server was prompt and checked on us at good intervals. The buffet had a great selection and I tried almost every item on it! I'm usually not a big fan of buffets, since they seem to sit in the pan and dry out very quickly (especially since the buffet started at 11am). Fortunately, that was not the case, and the food was excellent. The potato soup was very creamy, the mashed potatoes tasted homemade (rather than out of the box), the fish flaked nicely, and even the roast beef was tender and I was able to slice through it with my fork. The cheesecake, while it won't compare to the Cheesecake Factory, was still delicious with its raspberry topping. Oh, and did I mention the $13 price tag... The view is excellent also! Whether you're looking at the lake, or the incredible design of the Art Museum, it was definitely a great dining experience. Based on the other reviews, maybe it isn't the best place for a seafood dinner (did everyone forget that we are in the midwest :)), but I'd definitely recommend this place for an American style lunch. And did I mention free parking...

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★★★★☆

While I haven't tried the dinner menu, I had a great experience with their lunch buffet during the week. We went after 1pm, so it wasn't very crowded, and we had excellent service. The server was prompt and checked on us at good intervals. The buffet had a great selection and I tried almost every item on it! I'm usually not a big fan of buffets, since they seem to sit in the pan and dry out very quickly (especially since the buffet started at 11am). Fortunately, that was not the case, and the food was excellent. The potato soup was very creamy, the mashed potatoes tasted homemade (rather than out of the box), the fish flaked nicely, and even the roast beef was tender and I was able to slice through it with my fork. The cheesecake, while it won't compare to the Cheesecake Factory, was still delicious with its raspberry topping. Oh, and did I mention the $13 price tag... The view is excellent also! Whether you're looking at the lake, or the incredible design of the Art Museum, it was definitely a great dining experience. Based on the other reviews, maybe it isn't the best place for a seafood dinner (did everyone forget that we are in the midwest :)), but I'd definitely recommend this place for an American style lunch. And did I mention free parking...

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Very nice up scale restaurant. Good variety of entrees. Food is excellent. The service is good. The view is very pretty, you look over Lake Michigan and the Calatrava. Food in medium to higher prices, but it is worth it.

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★★★★☆

Very nice up scale restaurant. Good variety of entrees. Food is excellent. The service is good. The view is very pretty, you look over Lake Michigan and the Calatrava. Food in medium to higher prices, but it is worth it.

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At first glance, this restaurant looks nice - great location right on the water, outside seating...you get the picture. DO NOT BE FOOLED. We were in town on business, and the restaurant we planned on was not open that evening, so we ended up at Pieces of Eight (which we later renamed Pieces of "something else"). I'm not sure what our first clue was that our evening was going to take a downward spiral. Maybe that our server had no clue how to explain anything on the menu, or that they didn't actually have any of the items featured on the menu (no lobster, no tuna...hmmm). Well we went ahead and ordered a crab cake appetizer - bad choice. I think they were still frozen in the middle, and resembled a roll of bread more than a crab cake. Ok, lets move to salads. My "caesar" had some kind of milky looking dressing on it that had no apparent taste at all. At least the lettuce was crisp! Now on to entrees. Only one person at our table of six had any luck, and he ordered a steak (and even that came out well done when he ordered it medium). The Soft Shell Crab was awful - chewy, smelled super bad, and not fried all the way through. I used to live in Maryland - I know what crab should taste like. The scallops were also a bust - just the smell wafting off of them made us all want to run for the hills. The manager finally came over to apologize and offered free dessert. Great - can't go wrong with dessert right? WRONG AGAIN! Three of the items on the dessert tray - carrot cake, chocolate cake, and cheesecake - all looked like they came from a box in the freezer section. The fourth - a strawberry "parfait"- was nothing more than strawberries and Reddi-Whip. Desperate for sustenance, we tried the carrot, cheesecake, and "parfait". Lets just say we would have been better off hitting a convenience store for a box of Little Debbies.
Overall, a very disappointing experience. I think this was the first time I actually wished I'd have opted for fast food.

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★☆☆☆☆

At first glance, this restaurant looks nice - great location right on the water, outside seating...you get the picture. DO NOT BE FOOLED. We were in town on business, and the restaurant we planned on was not open that evening, so we ended up at Pieces of Eight (which we later renamed Pieces of "something else"). I'm not sure what our first clue was that our evening was going to take a downward spiral. Maybe that our server had no clue how to explain anything on the menu, or that they didn't actually have any of the items featured on the menu (no lobster, no tuna...hmmm). Well we went ahead and ordered a crab cake appetizer - bad choice. I think they were still frozen in the middle, and resembled a roll of bread more than a crab cake. Ok, lets move to salads. My "caesar" had some kind of milky looking dressing on it that had no apparent taste at all. At least the lettuce was crisp! Now on to entrees. Only one person at our table of six had any luck, and he ordered a steak (and even that came out well done when he ordered it medium). The Soft Shell Crab was awful - chewy, smelled super bad, and not fried all the way through. I used to live in Maryland - I know what crab should taste like. The scallops were also a bust - just the smell wafting off of them made us all want to run for the hills. The manager finally came over to apologize and offered free dessert. Great - can't go wrong with dessert right? WRONG AGAIN! Three of the items on the dessert tray - carrot cake, chocolate cake, and cheesecake - all looked like they came from a box in the freezer section. The fourth - a strawberry "parfait"- was nothing more than strawberries and Reddi-Whip. Desperate for sustenance, we tried the carrot, cheesecake, and "parfait". Lets just say we would have been better off hitting a convenience store for a box of Little Debbies.
Overall, a very disappointing experience. I think this was the first time I actually wished I'd have opted for fast food.

Pros: location

Cons: where to start?

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To start, the server mentioned she'd been on vacation for a week in Idaho so she wouldn't be able to comment on the "new" menu. Hmmm, odd comment, but interesting. I figured she must still be in a potato-haze, forgetting that working in a restaurant requires her to at least know SOMETHING about the menu. Here we go....

So, I ordered the Lobster- safe, I thought. Unfortunately the Lobster was not available (is it ever?), so I ordered the Tuna- rare. It came to me with an unappetizing gray color and was universally over-cooked. In addition, there was a strong odor and what appeared to be a tough, over-nuked spot on one side. After several minutes, the server checked-up on the table. After receiving the free feedback, the manager stopped by. He did offer to bring me another order, cooked to the specifications as stated on the menu, but oops, no more tuna in the house. Nevermind, at this point I was filling-up on the undercooked bean side-dish (are beans supposed to be crunchy with crutons on top?) and soupy corn-something in a dish. The manager did offer a free dessert. Tough choice between Sarah Lee's carrot cake, cheescake, or chocolate cake. I selected the carrot cake, but was confused how how to eat it? Do I use a knife to cut the frozen cake and a spoon to pick-up the warm frosting? Lastly, a couple of us glanced towards the cooking station, where the Cook (couldn't be a Chef), dipped his hand into a vat of liquid, pulled out a white piece of something (chicken or fish?), smelled it, smelled it again, and tossed it on the grill. Seriously!!!!!!

Oh, I do have a positive comment. The bread was fabulous! Too bad the butter was frozen. It came back to us a second time with a melted coating. Microwaving must be a special talent at this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

To start, the server mentioned she'd been on vacation for a week in Idaho so she wouldn't be able to comment on the "new" menu. Hmmm, odd comment, but interesting. I figured she must still be in a potato-haze, forgetting that working in a restaurant requires her to at least know SOMETHING about the menu. Here we go....

So, I ordered the Lobster- safe, I thought. Unfortunately the Lobster was not available (is it ever?), so I ordered the Tuna- rare. It came to me with an unappetizing gray color and was universally over-cooked. In addition, there was a strong odor and what appeared to be a tough, over-nuked spot on one side. After several minutes, the server checked-up on the table. After receiving the free feedback, the manager stopped by. He did offer to bring me another order, cooked to the specifications as stated on the menu, but oops, no more tuna in the house. Nevermind, at this point I was filling-up on the undercooked bean side-dish (are beans supposed to be crunchy with crutons on top?) and soupy corn-something in a dish. The manager did offer a free dessert. Tough choice between Sarah Lee's carrot cake, cheescake, or chocolate cake. I selected the carrot cake, but was confused how how to eat it? Do I use a knife to cut the frozen cake and a spoon to pick-up the warm frosting? Lastly, a couple of us glanced towards the cooking station, where the Cook (couldn't be a Chef), dipped his hand into a vat of liquid, pulled out a white piece of something (chicken or fish?), smelled it, smelled it again, and tossed it on the grill. Seriously!!!!!!

Oh, I do have a positive comment. The bread was fabulous! Too bad the butter was frozen. It came back to us a second time with a melted coating. Microwaving must be a special talent at this restaurant.

Pros: Non

Cons: Food is universally horrible

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8/25/07 My mother made a reservation for 7:00PM on 8/25/07 to celebrate her 60th birthday. There were seven in our party which included my two older brothers who flew in from California for the weekend to celebrate. We arrived 10 minutes early and were seated immediatly. The first 30 seconds were the best 30 seconds of the evening, as I gazed at the open lake and beautiful art museum. Our table was not big enough for a party of seven. We packed ourselves into the seats as the children behind us banged our seats with a filthy floor beneath them. We ordered calamari which took 50 minutes and wasn't any better than Applebees. An hour later our dinner was served. My mother and I received cold prime rib, broccoli, and potato. I ate my dinner because I was very hungry. My mother wanted hers served warm so she sent it back. The manager served a new steak cut very thin to reheat and serve fast. By that time, eveyone at the table was done eating. The party was very upset and didn't until then realize that no one had received their salads. The manager only offered a complimentary dessert. It was a terrible experience. Needless to say, I do not recommend and will not be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

8/25/07 My mother made a reservation for 7:00PM on 8/25/07 to celebrate her 60th birthday. There were seven in our party which included my two older brothers who flew in from California for the weekend to celebrate. We arrived 10 minutes early and were seated immediatly. The first 30 seconds were the best 30 seconds of the evening, as I gazed at the open lake and beautiful art museum. Our table was not big enough for a party of seven. We packed ourselves into the seats as the children behind us banged our seats with a filthy floor beneath them. We ordered calamari which took 50 minutes and wasn't any better than Applebees. An hour later our dinner was served. My mother and I received cold prime rib, broccoli, and potato. I ate my dinner because I was very hungry. My mother wanted hers served warm so she sent it back. The manager served a new steak cut very thin to reheat and serve fast. By that time, eveyone at the table was done eating. The party was very upset and didn't until then realize that no one had received their salads. The manager only offered a complimentary dessert. It was a terrible experience. Needless to say, I do not recommend and will not be returning.

Pros: view

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On August 10, 2007 we seemed to have the same experience as fun4jz. Although the service was excellent and my steak was great, a special of the day was very disappointing. We did not ask for a manager, but I think he was sent by the wait person since she had to apologize for the meal. We also found him to be totally indifferent to the situation. The salmon special seemed to be covered in raw dough. There was also supposed to be a special side (cabbage and apple) salad that was missing, and never did receive, when they brought the salmon. The reason given was that the chef was late getting out of a 2 1/2 hour meeting. They seem to have eliminated a lettuce salad with any meal -- I had a $31 steak which only contained a large stump of overly developed brocholi and baked potato. The bread was wonderful. The last time we were there we were blown away with a lettuce salad that contained a terriffic dressing, walnuts, and several other toppings.
We have been going there since the early 1970's and were never disappointed before. It is a beautiful setting on the water. I hope corporate can make some changes and give people as memorable an experience as we used to have.

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★★☆☆☆

On August 10, 2007 we seemed to have the same experience as fun4jz. Although the service was excellent and my steak was great, a special of the day was very disappointing. We did not ask for a manager, but I think he was sent by the wait person since she had to apologize for the meal. We also found him to be totally indifferent to the situation. The salmon special seemed to be covered in raw dough. There was also supposed to be a special side (cabbage and apple) salad that was missing, and never did receive, when they brought the salmon. The reason given was that the chef was late getting out of a 2 1/2 hour meeting. They seem to have eliminated a lettuce salad with any meal -- I had a $31 steak which only contained a large stump of overly developed brocholi and baked potato. The bread was wonderful. The last time we were there we were blown away with a lettuce salad that contained a terriffic dressing, walnuts, and several other toppings.
We have been going there since the early 1970's and were never disappointed before. It is a beautiful setting on the water. I hope corporate can make some changes and give people as memorable an experience as we used to have.

Pros: Great view

Cons: Be careful of the time of day for outside dining. No shade.

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Terrible service. Waited 15 minutes for wait staff to arrive at table. Finally spoke to "manager" who had an indifferent attitude & made no effort to rectify the problem. This occurred on 8/7/07 at 2:30 p.m. Not welcoming to my guest from out of town. Will not return. Only positive is the view. Food has been of inconsistent quality. Obviously the service is unacceptable.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terrible service. Waited 15 minutes for wait staff to arrive at table. Finally spoke to "manager" who had an indifferent attitude & made no effort to rectify the problem. This occurred on 8/7/07 at 2:30 p.m. Not welcoming to my guest from out of town. Will not return. Only positive is the view. Food has been of inconsistent quality. Obviously the service is unacceptable.

Pros: The waterfront view.

Cons: Terrible service - bad image for Milwaukee.

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We had a lunch here before returning home to Minneapolis. The view is spectacular from the patio, you're sitting right on the water. Unfortunately food and service didn't quite match up. Our server missed a few key points-never offered the wine list, didn't bring the bread basket, only offered dessert to my boyfriend who opted for the buffet (where it was included), glasses were left empty before they were refilled. For lunch I choose the whitefish, great piece of fish-no flavor or seasonings. Finally, we attempted to pay with a credit card but were told the machine was temporarily down. Luckily we had cash on us. If I hadn't been distracted by the view this meal would have been a disaster.

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★★☆☆☆

We had a lunch here before returning home to Minneapolis. The view is spectacular from the patio, you're sitting right on the water. Unfortunately food and service didn't quite match up. Our server missed a few key points-never offered the wine list, didn't bring the bread basket, only offered dessert to my boyfriend who opted for the buffet (where it was included), glasses were left empty before they were refilled. For lunch I choose the whitefish, great piece of fish-no flavor or seasonings. Finally, we attempted to pay with a credit card but were told the machine was temporarily down. Luckily we had cash on us. If I hadn't been distracted by the view this meal would have been a disaster.

Pros: Lake Michigan tableside

Cons: Spotty service, bland food

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The brunch at Pieces of Eight was exceptional, they had a wonderful pasta station and a wonderful buffet, they also had all you can drink momasas and champangne......But they didn't have quite good service .We had been sat by the waitress almost immediatly after walking inside but the waiter...by the name of Kevin wasnt attentive at all he took more than 10 minutes to greet us and didnt give us a positve dining experience that we were told pieces of eight offered.

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★★★☆☆

The brunch at Pieces of Eight was exceptional, they had a wonderful pasta station and a wonderful buffet, they also had all you can drink momasas and champangne......But they didn't have quite good service .We had been sat by the waitress almost immediatly after walking inside but the waiter...by the name of Kevin wasnt attentive at all he took more than 10 minutes to greet us and didnt give us a positve dining experience that we were told pieces of eight offered.

Pros: The food was exceptional

Cons: our waiter was absolutely horrible

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The restaurant itself, along with the view, is beautiful. However, the outside construction could use some fixing - but I realize this is not the restaurant's fault. The food was exquisite actually - beautifully prepared and mouth watering. I got the salmon dinner. It was served with the best mashed potatoes I've ever had and perfectly cooked vegetables (the mushrooms and spinach topping was soooo good). The salmon itself probably could have used a little more salt, but this was nothing to complain about. My boyfriend got the chicken scampolini, which he too said was excellent. I'd probably go back again.

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★★★★☆

The restaurant itself, along with the view, is beautiful. However, the outside construction could use some fixing - but I realize this is not the restaurant's fault. The food was exquisite actually - beautifully prepared and mouth watering. I got the salmon dinner. It was served with the best mashed potatoes I've ever had and perfectly cooked vegetables (the mushrooms and spinach topping was soooo good). The salmon itself probably could have used a little more salt, but this was nothing to complain about. My boyfriend got the chicken scampolini, which he too said was excellent. I'd probably go back again.

Pros: cozy, very good food

Cons: h20 wasnt refilled

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My boyfriend and I dined in this resturant on valentine's day, had a great dinner with a even greater waitress! everything was wonderful and the horse and buggy was a great finsh to a wonderful night! thanks for the great valentine's day dinner. That I will always remember!!!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I dined in this resturant on valentine's day, had a great dinner with a even greater waitress! everything was wonderful and the horse and buggy was a great finsh to a wonderful night! thanks for the great valentine's day dinner. That I will always remember!!!

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I had guests coming from out of town I thought this would be the perfect place to take them. I was wrong. The long and short of it, I made my reservations a week in advance because I had guests traveling 4 hours to attend a show in Milwaukee. We were seated at 5:30 pm and by 7:00pm we only had drinks and appetizers. I repeatedly told the waitress we had time restraints due to the show and by 7:30 pm the manager came over and told us our order was lost. He paid for the appetizers and drinks and offered a return meal which meant nothing to my guests because they live 4 hours away. My guests never received their food and went to the show hungry and unable to eat until 10pm. Completely unacceptable.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had guests coming from out of town I thought this would be the perfect place to take them. I was wrong. The long and short of it, I made my reservations a week in advance because I had guests traveling 4 hours to attend a show in Milwaukee. We were seated at 5:30 pm and by 7:00pm we only had drinks and appetizers. I repeatedly told the waitress we had time restraints due to the show and by 7:30 pm the manager came over and told us our order was lost. He paid for the appetizers and drinks and offered a return meal which meant nothing to my guests because they live 4 hours away. My guests never received their food and went to the show hungry and unable to eat until 10pm. Completely unacceptable.

Pros: Views

Cons: Poor Waitstaff, Outdated, Management

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My wife and I used to go here 20+ years ago when dating, and then everyonce in a while after Marriage. The place and food went steadly down hill and peaked at a low in 2003, I complained through a letter, and was given a response from the NEW OWNERS, and asked me to come back at their treat, It was good, Much better than just 4 months earlier, but still not "quite" up to the price. We tried it again today, And It WAS awsome, The Food Was Superb, And Staffan (the waiter) could not have been better. I am So happy to see this fine resturant making its way back to years gone by quality again. They still have a few things to upgrade, (dishes are tired) but hey, they are NOTICABLY better. I give 8.5 out of ten!!

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★★★★☆

My wife and I used to go here 20+ years ago when dating, and then everyonce in a while after Marriage. The place and food went steadly down hill and peaked at a low in 2003, I complained through a letter, and was given a response from the NEW OWNERS, and asked me to come back at their treat, It was good, Much better than just 4 months earlier, but still not "quite" up to the price. We tried it again today, And It WAS awsome, The Food Was Superb, And Staffan (the waiter) could not have been better. I am So happy to see this fine resturant making its way back to years gone by quality again. They still have a few things to upgrade, (dishes are tired) but hey, they are NOTICABLY better. I give 8.5 out of ten!!

Pros: Great Food, Our waiter (Staffan), Veiw

Cons: dishes are tired, the outside need work, some crowding

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This place is WAY past its prime. Great location, but terrible food, terrible atmosphere, poor service. Please sell and let a better restaurant capitalize on the Calatrava and city views...puhlease!!

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★★☆☆☆

This place is WAY past its prime. Great location, but terrible food, terrible atmosphere, poor service. Please sell and let a better restaurant capitalize on the Calatrava and city views...puhlease!!

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Beautiful views of Lake Michigan, Delicious food, great atmosphere...what more could you ask for?

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★★★★☆

Beautiful views of Lake Michigan, Delicious food, great atmosphere...what more could you ask for?

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We were told about this restaurant 15 years ago because we were honeymooning in Milwaukee. Every since, any special occasion has us back at Pieces of Eight. Waiters are always friendly and attentive; even when the restaurant is crowded (which is often). A couple of years ago, we couldn't celebrate on Valentine's Day, but went to Pieces of Eight on a Tuesday night for an early celebration . . . how lovely, we were practically dining alone, and the full moon was lovely over Lake Michigan!

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★★★★★

We were told about this restaurant 15 years ago because we were honeymooning in Milwaukee. Every since, any special occasion has us back at Pieces of Eight. Waiters are always friendly and attentive; even when the restaurant is crowded (which is often). A couple of years ago, we couldn't celebrate on Valentine's Day, but went to Pieces of Eight on a Tuesday night for an early celebration . . . how lovely, we were practically dining alone, and the full moon was lovely over Lake Michigan!

Pros: romantic location, lots of window seatin, ample parking

Cons: need some specials, add variety to menu

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Pieces of Eight is the only restaurant in Milwaukee with a real view of Lake Michigan. You are right on the lake. The food quality is a toss up - some days good, some bad.

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★★★☆☆

Pieces of Eight is the only restaurant in Milwaukee with a real view of Lake Michigan. You are right on the lake. The food quality is a toss up - some days good, some bad.

Pros: beautiful view

Cons: staff shortages, food quality

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We came to your city on a concert tour of Tom Petty at the Mecca in downtown Milwaukee. It was a pleasant stay at a fine downtown hotel within walking distance of the Mecca where petty was playing at. We awoke the next day to find ourselves starved beyond belief and furiosly looking in a phone book for a good place to have a meal before we left for the trip home. To our luck, we stumbled onto a fine establishment called Pieces Of Eight. We all agreed on making the trip North to a feast on the lakefront. I was greeted by a view to die for. an ambience on a level you seldom see anymore, and one of the finest dining experiences I have ever had. Thank You, Tim and Lisa Toomey 112 South Moore St. Ottumwa, Iowa52501

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★★★★★

We came to your city on a concert tour of Tom Petty at the Mecca in downtown Milwaukee. It was a pleasant stay at a fine downtown hotel within walking distance of the Mecca where petty was playing at. We awoke the next day to find ourselves starved beyond belief and furiosly looking in a phone book for a good place to have a meal before we left for the trip home. To our luck, we stumbled onto a fine establishment called Pieces Of Eight. We all agreed on making the trip North to a feast on the lakefront. I was greeted by a view to die for. an ambience on a level you seldom see anymore, and one of the finest dining experiences I have ever had. Thank You, Tim and Lisa Toomey 112 South Moore St. Ottumwa, Iowa52501

Pros: selection of food, ambience, decor

Cons: size of dining area, really busy, elbow room to eat in

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Of course the view is fabulous! The remodeling of the building is classy and the food was excellent as was our server and we were even greeted by the General Manager who came by our table to personally see how we were enjoying our visit. The menu is pricey But as they say you get what you pay for. It's money well spent.

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★★★★★

Of course the view is fabulous! The remodeling of the building is classy and the food was excellent as was our server and we were even greeted by the General Manager who came by our table to personally see how we were enjoying our visit. The menu is pricey But as they say you get what you pay for. It's money well spent.

Pros: View, Food, service

Cons: pricey

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Pieces of Eight, a Milwaukee icon, has the best brunch around. Their newly remodled building has a open feeling to it and the service is fantastic. Customer satisfaction is definately a priority with them. Their lunch menu is diverse, reasonable in cost, and very tasty

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★★★★★

Pieces of Eight, a Milwaukee icon, has the best brunch around. Their newly remodled building has a open feeling to it and the service is fantastic. Customer satisfaction is definately a priority with them. Their lunch menu is diverse, reasonable in cost, and very tasty

Pros: Tasty food, Family orientated, Reasonable prices

Cons: Cool temperature

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Excellent service, great food and the servers were incredible... In fact after only one dining experience I recommended it to a party of eight.

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★★★★★

Excellent service, great food and the servers were incredible... In fact after only one dining experience I recommended it to a party of eight.

Pros: Value for Money, Excellent Service

Cons: Under Construction

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Perfect for anniversaries, wedding parties, or any romantic occasion. Very beautiful with a great view...not to mention the amazing food. I suggest the Sunday all you can eat brunch bar, there's everything from fruit and salad to breakfast foods to seafood and steak...definitely a meal fit for a king and queen. Just not a place for the kids!

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★★★★★

Perfect for anniversaries, wedding parties, or any romantic occasion. Very beautiful with a great view...not to mention the amazing food. I suggest the Sunday all you can eat brunch bar, there's everything from fruit and salad to breakfast foods to seafood and steak...definitely a meal fit for a king and queen. Just not a place for the kids!

Pros: amazing variety, great view, service with a smile

Cons: expensive, bad parking, always crowded

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Great seafood with a nice view of Lake Michigan. Sitting on the outdoor deck/bar is relaxing on warm summer days

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★★★★★

Great seafood with a nice view of Lake Michigan. Sitting on the outdoor deck/bar is relaxing on warm summer days

Pros: View, seafood, outdoor bar

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This is the closest you'll get to Lake Michigan without a swimsuit; floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic lakeside views at this elegant seafood house. Wood and stone decor, a glowing fireplace and plenty of natural…

 

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