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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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    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
Very good food and service

Very nice French/continental restaurant. Nice atmosphere very good service and food. Excellent Coq au vin, wonderful French toast. Have eaten here several times and always had a great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Stephen O
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome waiters, lovely setting with good music. Specialty drinks as well as extensive wine list, great food choices that you can check out online along with specials.

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Upland, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Think of Lake Michigan Trout, served in a brown butter sauce with lemon and almonds. Impeccable service from an excellent wait staff. Excellent and very different cashew nut dessert......................Yes, I used excellent twice, because it was!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very nice French/continental restaurant. Nice atmosphere very good service and food. Excellent Coq au vin, wonderful French toast. Have eaten here several times and always had a great experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Previous visits were fine, couldnt have asked for better. This time was a fail. How hard is it to offer a medium burger with crisp slaw and icy cold firm sorbet? Impossible apparently. Everything was "off": the meat was cold and red inside, the slaw was from some previous day and was watery and limp. Sorbet was served in a... More 

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The wait staff are fantastic! some of the best service I've had. And the setting is delightful The beet salad was excellent but the rest was a huge disappointment. The trout was swimming in a brown butter sauce that was acidic and had an almost burnt like taste. I picked the trout meat out and it was edible but not... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

One of our favorite places for a nice, relaxed dining expereince. The menu is somewhat limited and hasn't changed in the past several years but their monthly tour menu makes up for that. We typically try the travel menu - some have been better than others. This month it's Mexican. The main course - chicken - was somewhat bland lacking... More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Coquette has great interior that reminds a person of old world elegance without having tables pushed cheek to jowl like a European restaurant. You can have a conversation with your dinner companion without listening to or having the next table listen to your conversation. The service is brisk and professional but not smothering. The waiters wear long aprons like a... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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163 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food, service, and value were very close to excellent. I am very particular on giving an excellent rating and they were very close. My main fault is the use of salt and the soup du jour was not too imaginative. The soup initially reminded me of Campbell's bean and then it did open up. The trout was really good... More 

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Watertown, South Dakota
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was part of a Food Tour and we ate dessert here. The dessert was great and the coffee exceptional. The owner came to the table and told us the history of the building. I would love to have an entire meal here!!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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189 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was my first visit here under the new ownership. We started with the cheese platter and champagne which was excellent. I had the beet salad and shared it. Very good. Our waiter was professional, friendly and efficient! But, unfortunately, the main courses were only average. My roasted chicken was okay but they put on some type of barbeque sauce... More 

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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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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: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?