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Mason Street Grill names Ramsés Alvaréz executive chef

Alvaréz joins Mason Street Grill from Water Street Brewery, where he served as corporate chef of the company’s four gastro pubs since 2011.

By - Nov 16th, 2016 01:26 pm
Ramsés Alvaréz. Photo courtesy of Marcus Restaurant Group.

Ramsés Alvaréz. Photo courtesy of Marcus Restaurant Group.

MILWAUKEE – November 16, 2016Mason Street Grill, a member of the Marcus® Restaurants Group, announced today that it has appointed Ramsés Alvaréz to executive chef. In his new position, Alvaréz will oversee the entire culinary operation of Mason Street Grill.

Alvaréz joins Mason Street Grill from Water Street Brewery, where he served as corporate chef of the company’s four gastro pubs since 2011. Prior to that position he served as chef de cuisine for La Merenda in Milwaukee, Wis. His career highlights include serving as executive chef for numerous Milwaukee area restaurants including Juniper 61, The Social, Room 434 and Sol Fire. His culinary career also includes working at award-winning Milwaukee restaurants including Lake Park Bistro, Coquette Café and Sanford Restaurant, where he trained under Sanford D’Amato.

“Ramsés’ over 15 years of culinary expertise and creative passion will be a perfect fit for Mason Street Grill. With Ramsés leading our culinary team I am confident he will maintain the quality of excellence that customers have come to expect from our award-winning restaurant,” said Serkan Yorulmaz, general manager of Mason Street Grill.

Alvaréz is a monthly instructor for Superior Equipment & Supply’s “Cook Like a Chef” program and volunteers for the Milwaukee Empty Bowls project which raises money for hunger programs in the Milwaukee community and Flavors of Wisconsin, an annual benefit for the American Liver Foundation.

“I have always admired Mason Street Grill for its quality and exceptional service.  I am excited to join one of Milwaukee’s finest restaurants and am honored to continue Chef Mark Weber’s legacy of culinary excellence,” added Alvaréz.

About Mason Street Grill

Located in downtown Milwaukee adjacent to The Pfister Hotel, the award-winning Mason Street Grill is the place where Milwaukee works and plays. Serving lunch, dinner, after work cocktails, appetizers and more, Mason Street Grill is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant for Milwaukee residents and visitors alike. Mason Street Grill’s open kitchen serves creative, regional American cooking that reflects the bounty and vitality of Wisconsin. The wood fired oven and grill supply the best Midwestern steaks, chops, seafood and hearth baked breads and flatbreads, which create the centerpieces of the menu. Wisconsin’s rich farmlands help produce a menu steeped in tradition and splashed with the flair and creativity reflective of urban Milwaukee. For the fifth year in a row, Mason Street Grill has achieved Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, for its’ offering of more than 90 diverse and quality wine selections and wine pairings. With a vibrant bar scene, bustling dining room, lounge, elegant private dining and exciting menu, Mason Street Grill is the place to experience the best elements of the region: wonderfully fresh cuisine, expert service and an unmatched atmosphere.

About Marcus Restaurant Group

Milwaukee-based Marcus Restaurant Group, an operating unit of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, develops and operates distinctive nation-wide establishments ranging from casual and fine dining to trendy lounges and creative concepts.  From cuisine and cocktails to ambiance and vibe, each Marcus Restaurant Group experience is carefully designed to fuse with the local scene offering the finest quality farm to table products, wine and craft beverages and inspired dishes that cater to every taste.  Award-winning concepts include Miller Time Pub & Grill, ChopHouse, Mason Street Grill and The SafeHouse. Frequent diners are encouraged to partake in the Marcus Rewards loyalty program at participating restaurants, bars and lounges at:  For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group please visit or visit Facebook and twitter for the latest news and updates.

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