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Coquette Cafe

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$$$
Historic Third Ward
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316 N Milwaukee St, Lbby 212, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5831 (Between St. Paul and Buffalo)
There are bus and trolley stops within one block of the front door.
414-291-2655
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great brunch!

we love this place and when we are in Milwaukee and get a chance we stop by for brunch. Today did not disappoint. The menu is different, not run of the mill, today's french toast and quiche were both excellent, great service and atmosphere, will go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Pat H
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

we love this place and when we are in Milwaukee and get a chance we stop by for brunch. Today did not disappoint. The menu is different, not run of the mill, today's french toast and quiche were both excellent, great service and atmosphere, will go again.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Sweet little bistro in the 3rd Ward district. Several rooms of tables with white linen and authentic French atmosphere. The view isnt spectacular (snowboard store opposite the window seats in a big ugly buildiing) but the food and drinks are the main attraction. Our server Allison was well informed and charming, explaining the St Germain Cocktail and Opera Cake (both... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Everyone found something they enjoyed from flatbreads and sandwiches for the kids to snails and main course meals for the adults. Would have rated higher but quiche, cheese platter (chutney was yech and I am usually a fan), and pork roast items were just so-so. Soup, sandwiches, flammekeuche flatbread and short ribs were excellent as well as the pumpkin spaetzle... More 

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Madison, WI
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
371 reviews 371 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 N Milwaukee St, Lbby 212, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5831
    (Between St. Paul and Buffalo)
  • Public Transportation: There are bus and trolley stops within one block of the front door.
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Historic Third Ward
  • Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward
  • Phone Number: 414-291-2655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?