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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

3133 E Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3473
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Ranked #7 of 1,393 restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lake Drive
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87% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great food at this French prep restaurant. Service is excellent (once it gets going). Decor is traditional. Everything on the menu looked like good choices; yes, a little bit of a foodie place, but we like that! Oh, almost forgot (the reason for the reservation to begin with); great view of the lake! (...making it a scenic, foodie place!)

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If it is an anniversary, birthday, promotion, etc., this is the place to celebrate! French food can be intimidating, but as always, the Bartolotta group makes it the perfect night! We have taken both of our teenage daughters with us and it is their favorite Milwaukee restaurant as well. Yes, it is pricey and we don't eat here but once... More

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We made reservations on the recommendation of numerous friends. We were seated promptly and at a table near the window. It went down hill from there. Our service was horrible as we had to ask for water twice and also bread. We also had to ask for wine with our dinner. The french onion soup was excellent, but my husbands... More

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Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Please email us at media@bartolottas.com with your contact information so we can learn more about your experience. Thank you! More

18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I've come here many times and never written a review. This past week, I came here with family to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. The food was perfect, service was very good and the atmosphere was beautiful. I love how their menu evolves but you can still always find some of your favorite things. They also know how to... More

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Dubuque, IA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited with 3 business associates. The restaurant was decorated tastefully and I knew immediately that I was in a nice place. The waiter was very versed on the meals and menu. I was impressed. I had the french onion soup as a starter. Very good and not too salty. Salmon cooked med/rare as ordered. Also very good. A ribeye... More

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Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We experienced a lovely romantic evening here thanks to a former local resident who recommended it to us. Our reservation was made through OpenTable and we were seated at the appointed time at a window table with a stunning view through the summer foliage toward the lake. Our waitress was friendly and a true professional, however, the service was very... More

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Washington, DC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Excellent cuisine with a decidedly French emphasis. Request a table in the room with a view of Lake Michigan for a romantic evening. The service was attentive, although there were some servers in training who had some difficulties, but everyone has to learn.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Birthday's & anniversaries require you to step it up a notch or two. LPB is uber-elegant and extremely beautiful, in both the scenery and the food. When yo want to experience a memorable meal, this is THE place to go in MKE.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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155 reviews 155 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We made last minute reservations for dinner at the Lake Park Bistro to celebrate our wedding Anniversary. We have had a long history with the LPB, our daughter even having been married there. We arrived late (crazy bad fog, road construction, and a Brewer game conspiring against us) to a packed restaurant and wound up at an interior table in... More

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Westboro, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lake Park Bistro was the ONLY restaurant my spouse and I would go to for special occasions when we lived in the Milwaukee area. That being said, we decided to make the 5 hour drive to celebrate my birthday. We were a little apprehensive about making such a long trip only to find out that it wouldn't be as great... More

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