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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

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3133 E Newberry Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53211 (Lake Drive)
14149626300
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Serving authentic, rustic French cuisine in a bustling bistro setting, the...
Serving authentic, rustic French cuisine in a bustling bistro setting, the restaurant features a menu that ranges from traditional to more modern and a chef's menu that changes with the seasons. The view of Lake Michigan from the two lake rooms in the Bistro is unrivaled by any other restaurant in the city. Plenty of free parking and a gorgeous park setting make Lake Park Bistro an appealing choice for any dining occasion. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, with guests able to choose from an a la carte menu or from the Menu d'Affaire, which offers a 2-course lunch for $19 and a 3-course lunch for $22. Sunday brunch is among the best in the Midwest, featuring three courses with champagne or a mimosa. Dinner is served nightly, and special events like wine dinners and the annual Black Truffle Dinner are highlights for guests and staff alike.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surpassed Expectations

We made our first visit to Lake Park Bistro recently and our expectations were surpassed. Our server was personable, knowledgeable, and prompt. He took the time to explain the wines and why he was suggesting the ones he was. I generally veer away from French cuisine, but the visit has opened new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We made our first visit to Lake Park Bistro recently and our expectations were surpassed. Our server was personable, knowledgeable, and prompt. He took the time to explain the wines and why he was suggesting the ones he was. I generally veer away from French cuisine, but the visit has opened new avenues for me. The chilled arugula soup, baked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were impressed with the selection and preparation of French dishes at this wonderful lakeside restaurant. The service was quite attentive and the server very informative and knowledgeable regarding the restaurant's history and the dishes offered. This was a very pleasant enjoyable lunch.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My sister and I had lunch here and a Friday afternoon. The restaurant was busy but not so much that you felt rushed. We requested a window table through Open Table and got one. (I would highly recommend lunch to try it out and for price) The French onion soup is a must. We decide on the prix fixe lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lake Park Bistro is an upscale French bistro located in a former parks building overlooking Lake Michigan, this is a must- visit restaurant. The service = 10/10. Food quality, flavor =10/10. Honestly, one of the best meals I've ever had anywhere in the U.S. Like French cuisine, this is not for the fat-fearing, but the portions are perfectly sized: not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Best duck we have every had! A wonderful place for dinner. The bread is outstanding and great service. Great selection for those who like to eat! Don't go there if you are on a diet as the food is delicious and rich! A wonderful chef and beautiful atmosphere.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For those who don't know, this is a converted Milwaukee County Parks building, but you couldn't tell from it's appearance inside. Nicely decorated and comfortable. The service was excellent. We were greeted at the door, and immediately taken to our table that had a nice view of Lake Michigan. Three servers looked after us, and our water glasses were never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food is delicious, setting is lovely, but we had one issue. We were a table for two trying to enjoy a romantic dinner and they place this table next to tables of eight. The noise and loud conversation and laughing at this table spoiled our evening. Do not put tables for two next to large parties.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A nice location near the lake. Well decorated with a homely feel. Good selection of appetizers and entres. We started with the cheeses and pate and then had seafood plate and lamb. Would recommend the meat dishes over the fish. Good desserts to. Slightly expensive in comparison to other area restaurants

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

very liesurely meal, lovely view of the lake. Definitely a bit more expensive but generally worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Ambience was nice but very noisy. Service was good from our "tag-team" servers. Food was good, but pricey. If I went back, I would prefer to go at lunch as I have heard it is more relaxing and not so noisy. The following night we tried the Harbor House and it was preferred by our group of 6.

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Additional Information about Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

Address: 3133 E Newberry Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone Number: 14149626300
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3133 E Newberry Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (Lake Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 14149626300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view

Description

Serving authentic, rustic French cuisine in a bustling bistro setting, the restaurant features a menu that ranges from traditional to more modern and a chef's menu that changes with the seasons. The view of Lake Michigan from the two lake rooms in the Bistro is unrivaled by any other restaurant in the city. Plenty of free parking and a gorgeous park setting make Lake Park Bistro an appealing choice for any dining occasion. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, with guests able to choose from an a la carte menu or from the Menu d'Affaire, which offers a 2-course lunch for $19 and a 3-course lunch for $22. Sunday brunch is among the best in the Midwest, featuring three courses with champagne or a mimosa. Dinner is served nightly, and special events like wine dinners and the annual Black Truffle Dinner are highlights for guests and staff alike.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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