Knickerbocker Hotel

The Knickerbocker Hotel (also Knickerbocker on the Lake) is a low-rise building located in the Yankee Hill neighborhood of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A restaurant called the Osteria del Mondo is located within.


Designed by architects Rossman & Wierdsma in Classical Revival style, the Knickerbocker was built in 1929. It has eight floors and 160 suites with interior decorating styles varying from Victorian to French Country. Situated next to the historic Astor on the Lake, it was intended to be a less refined copy of the building. The majority of the rooms are now owner occupied.

The Osteria del Mondo restaurant opened in 1994 and specializes in regional Italian cuisine. It was listed by Milwaukee Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Restaurants," and a 1998 Zagat Survey found it to be one of the "Top 5 Restaurants" in the state.

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