By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.