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Coquette Cafe

316 N Milwaukee St, Lbby 212, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5831 (Historic Third Ward)
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Ranked #142 of 1,393 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward
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
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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129 reviews 129 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

An interesting find by one of our friends. We were a group of 6 on the evening we visited this restaurant located in Milwaukee's Third Ward District. Decor in this old rehabilitated building is really done well reminding me of an old world sort of restaurant and feel. This is a trendy french flavored restaurant with a diverse clientele. We... More

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213 reviews 213 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had lunch here on a recent Sunday. Was expecting something special, but just did not see that. Menu looked bigger than it was, as many items were not available for some reason. Bread on table in white paper was stale and rock-hard. Bloody Mary looked very tasty and well-garnished (one in our table had one);but our waiter did not... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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148 reviews 148 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I went to Coquette for Downtown Dining Week today. This is about the 4th year or so that I've gone. The quality of the meal seems to have slipped. I had to ask for bread with our gazpacho, and it wasn't as cold as I like. The sandwich was smaller than last year and didn't have as much ham or... More

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

What a lovely place to spend time on a Sunday afternoon. The service was attentive but unobtrusive - none of that "we" phenomenon as in "how are we today? what are we having? etc." For that alone, Coquette Café endeared itself to me. The setting is open but intimate, with huge windows and enough foot traffic outside to make for... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We entered Coquette cafe by surprise and we were surprised by the quality of the interior, the service and the food. And for once as a Euopean tourist we could just talk and not yell at each other because the accoustics are good. A good wine chart and well prepared food made us happy for the rest of the night!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We made a reservation and called to verify that our guest in a motorized wheelchair would be able to get in. We were assured they had an elevator in the back for access. The elevator looked like it hadn't worked in 30 years, and it didn't work that evening. After trying for 10-15 minutes (with our guest left inside a... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Went to the Coquette Cafe for a week day lunch with my husband. I had the tomato basil soup which was the soup of the day. It was really good, exactly the right portion. For dessert I had the bananas foster bread pudding, the taste was good but the bananas were a strange consistency. My husband had a pork sandwich... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

What a charming place and with great service, ambience and terrific food. A perfect place to unwind with friends after a frenetic time in Chicago and the train trip to Milwaukee. This is a darling place where you can relax, enjoy the food and not be hassled by over zealous staff. Great coffee too. We'll be back.

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Northern Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Coquette is an old standby in Milwaukee's burgeoning gentrified Third Ward. The ambience is good, like a neighborhood bistro. We were a party of six for dinner, four adults and two kids. Hats of to Coquette for having a kid-friendly and reasonably priced menu. Hats off as well for the fabulous, chewy sourdough bread. We might have made a meal... More

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We tried this for lunch due to its reputation and reviews. The atmosphere is very nice and the service was excellent. My wife had a salad (basic greens) with a great dressing. She also had a flatbread which she liked. I had the salmon sandwich and was not impressed. I have had much better at a different local French bistro... More

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