By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 12, 2019 at 1:35 PM

The Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., has seen a food and beverage revival in recent years thanks to a reimagined guest experience at venues like The Fitz.

Beginning this summer, the historic hotel is kicking its guest experience up a notch, this time with a brand new patio for summertime enjoyment.

The new patio which wraps around the front of the hotel and its western side comes complete with a large fire pit, high-top fire tables and soft seating.

It also boasts lush greenery, new decorative lighting and shade sails to offer protection from harsh sun.

The patio will also feature an outside bar on busy evenings, along with food service, including Saturday and Sunday brunch. In fact, we're pretty sure this new outdoor venue has the potential to be the best patio on Wisconsin Avenue.

The Ambassador Hotel has been a presence in Milwaukee since 1928. In recent years, the hotel was granted a second life thanks to a $14 million restoration under the guidance of Marquette University graduate Rick Wiegand. Today it boasts four-star accommodations, modern amenities and a robust food and beverage program born out through venues including The Fitz, Deco Cafe and Gin Rickey.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.