Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee

Ambassador Hotel - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Landmark Art Deco Hotel The Ambassador Hotel | Historic Landmark Meets Upscale Modern

The 2005, meticulous restoration of the Ambassador Hotel revived its original Art Deco glamour and style.

The hotel's historic integrity is lovingly maintained, as it is a Milwaukee landmark, gleaming from Wisconsin Avenue since the 1920's. Fast forward to the present and you will find that we have added all of the luxuries you have come to expect from a modern hotel...and then some! Marble floors, elegant bronze elevator doors and Art Deco detailing are the backdrop for the luxurious guest rooms, num

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Photos from Gin Rickey's post 03/12/2022

We had a very talented guest in Gin Rickey tonight! We love her colorful version of our kid’s menu! Thank you, Alia! We hope you bring your family to visit again soon!

03/07/2022

Happy guests make for a Happy Monday!

We sincerely appreciate all of our guests and strive to always provide the authentic guest service that we pride ourselves on!

Thank you, Kristy, for the wonderful review!

Planning to attend an event at @theraveusa?! Stay with us and enjoy the ease of walking right across the street to your event!

03/04/2022

There's not a whole lot to say about Gin Rickey's March cocktail other than "YUM".

It's 5 o'clock somewhere and it's Fri-yay! Stop in for a decadent start to the weekend! We promise...All eyes will be smiling once you taste our March cocktail!

03/04/2022

It's time for a Friday Fish Fry in Gin Rickey! Join us for lunch or dinner!

Where are you going for lunch today? We have Guinness battered Cod with marble rye, house made coleslaw, fries and house made tartar sauce! We also have other fish and vegetarian options available if you prefer something lighter...

03/02/2022

Our restaurant, Gin Rickey, offers many options for those who abstain from meat today.

We have plenty to choose from on our menu for those who practice abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday. Add Pan Seared Salmon to any of our salads or try our Blackened Salmon sandwich on herb focaccia. We also have delicious options like our Grilled Caprese Sandwich, Margherita Pizza, Baked Mac n' Cheese and more!

View our menu here: https://www.thefitzmke.com/gin-rickey

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02/24/2022

Winter blues have you feeling down? We have something to cheer you up! Join us for HAPPY HOUR, enjoy some delicious half priced apps, and cheers to SPRING being only 24 days away!!🍹

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02/22/2022

We are currently seeking a highly motivated professional Chef to lead the Culinary team at the Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee's landmark Art Deco hotel. This independently owned boutique property is the perfect fit for an experienced Chef looking to make an immediate impact on day-to-day operations and the ultimate success of the property.

The Chef will manage the day-to-day culinary operations of the kitchen, which serves all food and beverage outlets of the Ambassador Hotel. Included in these outlets are the Fitz Restaurant, Gin Ricky Lounge, Deco Cafe and the hotel’s event & meeting space. This person will directly influence the development and execution of the menus. He / She must be a “hands on” manager and will understand the importance of maintaining consistency while paying close attention to detail. This chef will have a passion for culinary creativity, a drive for excellence and will have a strong understanding of what it takes to maintain profitability. The individual will be a strong culinarian with proven supervisory and management skills. He or she must be able to work both independently and as a team member. This person must be an effective leader and must work well under pressure. Flexibility and self-motivation are key components to this position’s success.

Duties & Responsibilities of Job:

Culinary management and administrative tasks
Assumes responsibility to ensure success of kitchen operation
To have total accountability for the day to day running of the kitchen service
Knowledge of menu composition
Deliver high quality culinary dishes because you are passionate about food
Anticipate ingredient needs and arrange re-stock accordingly
Understanding of use and maintenance of kitchen equipment
Delegate tasks effectively and assist when needed
Will oversee and monitor the prep & production
Will assist with planning and execution of the culinary aspect of private events
Manages team to provide consistency with portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures
Responsible for the management of BOH team, to include: coaching, counseling, execution, quality, pars, maintenance, and organization of prepped goods.
Responsible for daily procedures meet and exceed all health code regulations
Experience & Qualifications,

Extensive knowledge of food handling and sanitation standard
Ability to oversee a team of 5+ BOH staff
Experience working as a Sous Chef or Chef
The ability to demonstrate advanced cooking skills is required
Knowledge of purchasing, inventory controls, supplies and equipment
Ability to effectively manage labor productivity and cost
Good communication skills (verbal, listening and written)
Strong organizational skills
Effective conflict management skills
The ability to maintain discretion in handling confidential information
Effective change management skills
Good training / facilitator skills
ServSafe Certified
Ability to acquire and maintain relationships (with associates, guests, clients and vendors)
Balanced people skills
Strong problem solving skills
Employee Benefits,

Group Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance policies available. The company contributes 50% of employee's health insurance premium.
Meals provided
Hotel Room Discount
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Paid Time Off
Recognition Programs
Unlimited Employee Referral Bonus
The Ambassador is home to three F&B entities: the Fitz, Gin Rickey and Deco Cafe.

{ the Fitz } A dining experience in a warm, yet sophisticated atmosphere. The dining room is welcoming and comfortable while the cuisine that evokes a fine dining feel. The menu incorporates dishes that infuse current trends, bold flavors and excellent ingredients with an emphasis on local ingredients and products.

{ Gin Rickey } A more casual experience with the center of the space being the re-imagined bar and patio. The patio offers a fire pit and soft seating. Gin Rickey's cocktail menu features hand crafted cocktail ingredients with an emphasis on using products from local distilleries and breweries. The lounge features an extensive selection of craft beer and wines. The cuisine offered in Gin Rickey has been crafted to compliment the cocktails, beer and wine menus.

{ Deco } A casual cafe' that servies breakfast, lunch and bakery daily. The cafe' offers weekly flavors of house made soft serve ice cream.

All three dining spaces underwent significant remodeling and opened in late June of 2017.

About the Ambassador Hotel

The iconic neon rooftop sign of the Ambassador Hotel has beckoned guests into downtown Milwaukee's most distinctive travel experience for nearly a century. Beyond a façade boasting one of Milwaukee's finest examples of Art Deco architecture, guests find themselves transported to an era when travel brought the chance to experience something new and exciting. Gleaming marble floors, stylized polished nickel sconces, bronze elevator doors and ornate plasterwork captivate guests with 1920's gr

02/22/2022

We are currently seeking a highly motivated professional Chef to lead the Culinary team at the Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee's landmark Art Deco hotel. This independently owned boutique property is the perfect fit for an experienced Chef looking to make an immediate impact on day-to-day operations and the ultimate success of the property.

The Chef will manage the day-to-day culinary operations of the kitchen, which serves all food and beverage outlets of the Ambassador Hotel. Included in these outlets are the Fitz Restaurant, Gin Ricky Lounge, Deco Cafe and the hotel’s event & meeting space. This person will directly influence the development and execution of the menus. He / She must be a “hands on” manager and will understand the importance of maintaining consistency while paying close attention to detail. This chef will have a passion for culinary creativity, a drive for excellence and will have a strong understanding of what it takes to maintain profitability. The individual will be a strong culinarian with proven supervisory and management skills. He or she must be able to work both independently and as a team member. This person must be an effective leader and must work well under pressure. Flexibility and self-motivation are key components to this position’s success.

Duties & Responsibilities of Job:

Culinary management and administrative tasks
Assumes responsibility to ensure success of kitchen operation
To have total accountability for the day to day running of the kitchen service
Knowledge of menu composition
Deliver high quality culinary dishes because you are passionate about food
Anticipate ingredient needs and arrange re-stock accordingly
Understanding of use and maintenance of kitchen equipment
Delegate tasks effectively and assist when needed
Will oversee and monitor the prep & production
Will assist with planning and execution of the culinary aspect of private events
Manages team to provide consistency with portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures
Responsible for the management of BOH team, to include: coaching, counseling, execution, quality, pars, maintenance, and organization of prepped goods.
Responsible for daily procedures meet and exceed all health code regulations
Experience & Qualifications,

Extensive knowledge of food handling and sanitation standard
Ability to oversee a team of 5+ BOH staff
Experience working as a Sous Chef or Chef
The ability to demonstrate advanced cooking skills is required
Knowledge of purchasing, inventory controls, supplies and equipment
Ability to effectively manage labor productivity and cost
Good communication skills (verbal, listening and written)
Strong organizational skills
Effective conflict management skills
The ability to maintain discretion in handling confidential information
Effective change management skills
Good training / facilitator skills
ServSafe Certified
Ability to acquire and maintain relationships (with associates, guests, clients and vendors)
Balanced people skills
Strong problem solving skills
Employee Benefits,

Group Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance policies available. The company contributes 50% of employee's health insurance premium.
Meals provided
Hotel Room Discount
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Paid Time Off
Recognition Programs
Unlimited Employee Referral Bonus
The Ambassador is home to three F&B entities: the Fitz, Gin Rickey and Deco Cafe.

{ the Fitz } A dining experience in a warm, yet sophisticated atmosphere. The dining room is welcoming and comfortable while the cuisine that evokes a fine dining feel. The menu incorporates dishes that infuse current trends, bold flavors and excellent ingredients with an emphasis on local ingredients and products.

{ Gin Rickey } A more casual experience with the center of the space being the re-imagined bar and patio. The patio offers a fire pit and soft seating. Gin Rickey's cocktail menu features hand crafted cocktail ingredients with an emphasis on using products from local distilleries and breweries. The lounge features an extensive selection of craft beer and wines. The cuisine offered in Gin Rickey has been crafted to compliment the cocktails, beer and wine menus.

{ Deco } A casual cafe' that servies breakfast, lunch and bakery daily. The cafe' offers weekly flavors of house made soft serve ice cream.

All three dining spaces underwent significant remodeling and opened in late June of 2017.

About the Ambassador Hotel

The iconic neon rooftop sign of the Ambassador Hotel has beckoned guests into downtown Milwaukee's most distinctive travel experience for nearly a century. Beyond a façade boasting one of Milwaukee's finest examples of Art Deco architecture, guests find themselves transported to an era when travel brought the chance to experience something new and exciting. Gleaming marble floors, stylized polished nickel sconces, bronze elevator doors and ornate plasterwork captivate guests with 1920's gr

02/22/2022

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Sous Chef to co-lead the Culinary team at the Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee's landmark Art Deco hotel. This independently owned boutique property is the perfect fit for an experienced Chef looking to make an immediate impact on day-to-day operations and the ultimate success of the property.

The Sous Chef will assist in the management of the day-to-day culinary operation of the kitchen, which serves all food and beverage outlets of the Ambassador Hotel. Included in these outlets are the Fitz Restaurant, Gin Ricky Lounge, Deco Café and the hotel’s event & meeting space. This person will directly influence the development and execution of the menus. He / She must be a “hands on” manager and will understand the importance of maintaining consistency while paying close attention to detail. This chef will have a passion for culinary creativity, a drive for excellence and will have a strong understanding of what it takes to maintain profitability. The individual will be a strong culinarian with proven supervisory and management skills. He or she must be able to work both independently and as a team member. This person must be an effective leader and must work well under pressure. Flexibility and self-motivation are key components to this position’s success.

Duties & Responsibilities of Job:

Culinary management and administrative tasks
-Assumes responsibility to ensure success of kitchen operation
-To have accountability for the day to day running of the kitchen service
-Knowledge of menu composition
-Deliver high quality culinary dishes
-Anticipate ingredient needs and arrange re-stock accordingly
-Understanding of use and maintenance of kitchen equipment
-Delegate tasks effectively and assist when needed
-Will oversee and monitor the prep & production
-Will assist with planning and execution of the culinary aspect of private events
-Manages team to provide consistency with portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures
-Responsible for the co-management of BOH team, to include: coaching, counseling, execution, quality, pars, maintenance, and organization of prepped goods.
-Responsible for daily procedures meet and exceed all health code regulations

Experience & Qualifications,

-Extensive knowledge of food handling and sanitation standard
-Ability to oversee a team of 5+ BOH staff
-Experience working as a Sous Chef
-The ability to demonstrate advanced cooking skills is required
-Knowledge of purchasing, inventory controls, supplies and equipment
-Ability to effectively manage labor productivity and cost
-Good communication skills (verbal, listening and written)
-Strong organizational skills
-Effective conflict management skills
-The ability to maintain discretion in handling confidential information
-Effective change management skills
-Good training / facilitator skills
-ServSafe Certified
-Ability to acquire and maintain relationships (with associates, guests, clients and vendors)
-Balanced people skills
-Strong problem solving skills

Employee Benefits,

-Group Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance policies available. The company contributes 50% of employee's health insurance premium.
-Meals provided
-Hotel Room Discount
-Fitness Center
-Free Parking
-Paid Time Off
-Recognition Programs
-Unlimited Employee Referral Bonus

The Ambassador is home to three F&B entities: the Fitz, Gin Rickey and Deco Cafe.

{ the Fitz } A dining experience in a warm, yet sophisticated atmosphere. The dining room is welcoming and comfortable while the cuisine that evokes a fine dining feel. The menu incorporates dishes that infuse current trends, bold flavors and excellent ingredients with an emphasis on local ingredients and products.

{ Gin Rickey } A more casual experience with the center of the space being the re-imagined bar and patio. The patio offers a fire pit and soft seating. Gin Rickey's cocktail menu features hand crafted cocktail ingredients with an emphasis on using products from local distilleries and breweries. The lounge features an extensive selection of craft beer and wines. The cuisine offered in Gin Rickey has been crafted to compliment the cocktails, beer and wine menus.

{ Deco } A casual cafe' that servies breakfast, lunch and bakery daily. The cafe' offers weekly flavors of house made soft serve ice cream.

Our Story

The Ambassador Hotel | Historic Landmark Meets Upscale Modern

The 2005, meticulous restoration of the Ambassador Hotel revived its original Art Deco glamour and style. The hotel's historic integrity is lovingly maintained, as it is a Milwaukee landmark, gleaming from Wisconsin Avenue since the 1920's. Fast forward to the present and you will find that we have added all of the luxuries you have come to expect from a modern hotel...and then some! Marble floors, elegant bronze elevator doors and Art Deco detailing are the backdrop for the luxurious guest rooms, numerous amenities and impeccable service.

The hotel offers a variety of on-site dining options.

Located in Milwaukee's iconic Ambassador Hotel, the Fitz features a menu of bold, creative flavors, crafted with influences from yesteryear. The Fitz’s name is a nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald and his energy and creative storytelling throughout the roaring twenties, the decade during which The Ambassador Hotel was founded. The Fitz offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, each of which celebrates the rich history of the hotel with a contemporary take on the classics. Across the foyer from The Fitz, the Ambassador’s lounge, Gin Rickey, features an eclectic menu of pre-prohibition-inspired artisan cocktails, a sommelier crafted wine collection and a variety of local craft and micro brews. The lounge offers a separate culinary menu with lunch, dinner and late night dining. If you are in the mood for something more casual, Caffe' Deco proudly serves Valentine coffee. The cafe' also serves bakery, breakfast selections, sandwiches, soup and salads. We also offer room service, for those of you who prefer to dine in the comfort of your guest room.

Warm hospitality and legendary service are a tradition at the Ambassador Hotel. We offer luxurious amenities such as complimentary parking, concierge and room service. We offer an onsite fitness center fully equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a 24-hour business center and complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel. The Ambassador Hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. This includes sporting and entertainment venues, local dining establishments, shopping, museums and our famous lakefront summer festivals. Our staff is always eager to ensure your experience exceeds your expectations.

We look forward to your visit to the Ambassador, Milwaukee's Premier Art Deco Hotel

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The Ambassador is a full service hotel located in Downtown Milwaukee. The Fitz Restaurant, Gin Rickey Lounge and Caffe' Deco are located on the hotel's lobby level.

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