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Coquette Cafe

316 N Milwaukee St, Lbby 212, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5831 (Historic Third Ward)
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Ranked #96 of 1,408 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between St. Paul and Buffalo
Transit: There are bus and trolley stops within one block of the front door.
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English first
Madison, WI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We have eaten lunch at Coquette Cafe on several occasions over the past several years, often following a visit to the nearby Milwaukee Art Museum. Each visit has been everything one could hope for -- prompt seating (we had reservations), excellent service (water and bread almost immediately upon seating, menus almost immediately), a fine selection of lunch options and specials,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had dinner here on a recent trip to Milwaukee and really enjoyed this restaurant. Our server was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is lovely and the noise level is muted. The food was fantastic - I had the best coq au vin and my wife had an excellent salmon dinner. The Ceasar salad lacked zest and was the only... More 

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Holland, MI
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151 reviews 151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Here for lunch with my wife and daughter, I got the onion soup and a house salad. The soup was very tasty, and the salad was simple greens tossed in a creamy vinaigrette. My wife had the omelette, which tasted good. Our daughter had a Caesar salad, which she liked better than the Caesar at the Capital Grille. Our excellent... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Coquette Café is in Milwaukee's "Third Ward", which used to be a fruit/vegetable district. The café has a feel of being on a Parisian street. Both times I went, I had the veal meatloaf. Very well done, good portions and prompt attentive service. You cannot have a bad meal here. The restaurant is either still owned by or used... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful old building in the Third Ward, dark wood, white tablecloths - not a place where I expected to have an economical lunch but it was. It was also delicious and the service was gracious and attentive. So glad I found it and I hope to go back for dinner the next time I'm in Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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319 reviews 319 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have been here for HH on Monday and Tuesday nights. HH ends at 6pm. Monday they feature $5 Angus Burgers / Tuesday - $5 French Onion Soup ------ both are very good. They have other HH specials also --- you can find details on their website.

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just wonderful! Live in Chicago and used to great restaurants and this one is right up there. Décor was nice, but the food was out of this world, there was 12 of us and was waited on by 1 waitress that did an excellent job and she had other tables besides. we all had different dishes and the were all... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This French bistro has a truly spectacular menu. It is well decorated but not pretentious. Our waitress, Linsey, was excellent. Well experienced, helpful and caring. Many of the diners appear to be from Milwaukee. Again the menu was tops, but somewhere back in the kitchen a Sauce Chef thought coq-au-vin required a heavy gravy and also put it on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I attended my fifth cooking class at Coquette Cafe this week and continue to be impressed with the experience. More than enough good food to satisfy my lack of a dinner. Nice wines paired with each course. As a bonus I always bring home a tip to improve my cooking. Can't wait to attend the next class.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I've eaten here a few times for Brunch and Dinner. The brunch menu is a little limited but good. I love the meatloaf for dinner. It's a nice quiet, relaxing restaurant.

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Additional Information about Coquette Cafe

Address: 316 N Milwaukee St, Lbby 212, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5831
Phone Number: 414-291-2655
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Historic Third Ward
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

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