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New Milwaukee Restaurant and Rooftop Bar & Lounge Opening this June

Bravo TV “Top Chef” alum Chef Heather Terhune to bring Mediterranean-inspired Modern American Fare to Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward

By - Mar 15th, 2016 02:33 pm
Kimpton's Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Kimpton’s Rooftop Bar & Lounge

MILWAUKEE (MARCH 15, 2016) – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is thrilled to announce the opening of its first Milwaukee restaurant, Tre Rivali, and rooftop bar & lounge, The Outsider, both helmed by Executive Chef Heather Terhune. The concepts are set to open this June in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward at 200 N Broadway.

A homecoming for the proud Midwestern chef, Chef Terhune is excited to return to her roots after recently serving as the executive chef of BDK Restaurant & Bar in San Francisco. For more than 18 years, Chef Terhune has brought classic American dishes with contemporary flavors to the kitchens of Chicago. In 1999, she opened the acclaimed Atwood Restaurant, and left nearly a decade later to open the award-winning gastro-lounge, Sable Kitchen & Bar.

Heather Terhune

Heather Terhune

Chef Terhune looks forward to exploring Wisconsin’s farms and cooking with the bounty of ingredients in the area. Influenced by her travels abroad and the soulful cooking of her Midwestern upbringing, Chef Terhune’s menu at Tre Rivali will feature Mediterranean-inspired Modern American cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients. Seasonal dishes will be prepared through the time-honored cooking methods of grilling, braising, preserving and smoking. Menu highlights will include: wood fired pizzas, fresh pastas and wood grilled meats and fish.

Joining Chef Terhune is General Manager Anthony Trester. A Milwaukee native, Trester brings nearly two decades of hospitality experience to Tre Rivali and The Outsider. Impassioned by the culinary arts, Trester began his career as a sous chef at Wisconsin’s American Club Resort and Spa. Trester later moved into the business and operations side of restaurants, overseeing the food and beverage operations at The Iron Horse Hotel and The Intercontinental Milwaukee.

Located adjacent to The Kimpton Journeyman, Tre Rivali will also feature a vibrant bar with complementing cocktail program, an adjoining Café with breakfast, fresh pastries and panini sandwiches and a rooftop bar & lounge with a craft beverage program and live music. Set nine stories above the historic neighborhood, The Outsider will boast retractable glass walls so guests can enjoy the outdoor elements year-round.

For more information, please visit Follow Tre Rivali on Instagram at @TreRivaliRestaurant and Facebook at @TreRivaliRestaurant. Follow Chef Terhune on Twitter at @HeatherTerhune.


Kimpton has over 70 unique restaurants, bars and lounges across the country helmed by renowned chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Common cornerstones of each restaurant and bar include heartfelt care; chef-crafted, seasonal menus that celebrate local farms and purveyors; and striking interiors with vibrant style and design. Wines are chosen with a nod toward artisanal and sustainable selections by Master Sommelier Emily Wines and signature cocktails are created by individual restaurant bartenders and Bar Director Mike Ryan. Kimpton restaurants also demonstrate a dedication to preserving the environment through the use of local and sustainable ingredients, including adhering to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guidelines; the use of compostable “to go” packaging; and recycling and composting practices. With concepts ranging from rustic Italian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest to oceanic fare on the Florida coast and alluring rooftop lounges and bars tucked away in the nation’s capital, each Kimpton restaurant is as distinct and expressive as its location. For more information, visit

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5 thoughts on “New Milwaukee Restaurant and Rooftop Bar & Lounge Opening this June”

  1. Mike says:

    How disappointing. Yet another Mediterranean small plate, flat bread restaurant? Did they do any research in the neighborhood? Ugh…. Over it from the start! 😡

  2. Julia says:

    Welcome! We are excited for you to join the Milwaukee food revolution!!!

  3. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    The view will entice everyone!

  4. Kerri says:

    Love Kimpton Hotels. Have eaten at Sable a number of times. Great food. Mac and cheese rocks there! The customer service is top notch. I’m local to the area and am still planning a girls night overnight just to enjoy the many amenities. Can’t wait!

  5. Delfina Estevez says:

    I will be visiting the Restaurant. I enjoy excellent service and delicious food!

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