Mason Street Grill Promotes Steve Mackey to General Manager

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Mason Street Grill, part of the Marcus® Restaurant Group, today announced that Steve Mackey has been promoted to general manager. In his new role, Mackey will be responsible for overseeing all facets of the top-rated restaurant, driving menu innovations, service quality, talent development and guest relations.  

“With more than 15 years as part of the Marcus Hotels & Resorts family, we are thrilled to recognize Steve’s tremendous accomplishments,” said Tim Smith, general manager at The Pfister Hotel. “He has a deep understanding of restaurant operations, but more importantly he has an incredible sense for how to create extraordinary experiences for our guests. We are so glad he is on our team and look forward to his continued growth and success in the years ahead.”  

Mackey began his career at Marcus Hotels & Resorts as the front office manager at The Pfister Hotel before being promoted to the director of rooms at the former InterContinental Milwaukee, now Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel. He then served as director of quality and training at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center before his most recent position as assistant general manager at Mason Street Grill. This vast experience has allowed him to gain extensive knowledge in the areas of guest satisfaction, restaurant management, training, human resources management, menu development, procurement, operations and more.   

“I’m excited for this new opportunity as general manager at Mason Street Grill, a well-loved Milwaukee institution,” said Mackey. “We have an incredible team driven to exceed expectations and ensure every guest leaves with a full belly and a warm heart. I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue growing my career within the Marcus Hotels & Resorts portfolio and look forward to offering the best of fine dining to our guests.”   

Known as the best steak restaurant in Milwaukee, Mason Street Grill’s menu also consists of fresh seafood, delicious sandwiches and artfully prepared entrees. Under Mackey’s leadership, the restaurant updated its menu with new feature dishes and the return of guest favorites, including pan seared salmon, Celia scallops, braised short ribs, marinated steak skewers and basil pesto gnocchi, while continuing to offer classic dishes, such as the signature chopped salad, Maryland crab cakes and expertly selected wood grilled steaks.   

Mason Street Grill features a warm atmosphere with happy hour specials and live music from the city’s finest musicians seven days a week. It also features unique guest experiences, such as its exclusive wine dinners. These one-of-a-kind dinners allow guests to indulge in a five-course meal, created and prepared by Executive Chef Heskeith Flavien, paired with the finest wines.   

For more information about Mason Street Grill, its menu and exclusive guest experiences, please visit www.masonstreetgrill.com.  

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 nine years 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. For more information, visit www.masonstreetgrill.com.    

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 & GrillChopHouseMason Street Grill and SafeHouse Restaurants. Frequent diners are encouraged to partake in the Marcus Rewards loyalty program at participating restaurants, bars and lounges. For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group please visit www.marcusrestaurants.com  

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