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“Great Service, Very Good Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
3133 E Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3473
414-962-6300
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Ranked #7 of 1,338 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lake Drive
New York City
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152 restaurant reviews
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378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
“Great Service, Very Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Business dinner with fellow foodies. We shared several appetizers- the foie gras poele and escargots were amazing, while the tartare de boeuf good but not stunning. I greatly enjoyed the braised rabbit/shepherd's pie but felt the veggies were quite crisp and should have been softer- a very minor concern.

Some items on the menu are classic, and are perhaps dated (in the case of the duck w/ lentils and dover sole drenched in brown butter) - but classic French cuisine nonetheless and comforting to those of us who revel in it.

I found the wine list well-built and the wines by the glass ideal choices and pairings- the sommelier here is skilled and savvy! Finally- our server, Jennifer, was phenomenal -I can't sing her praises highly enough. Joyous, a great listener and detail oriented, she sized up our wants and was a pleasure at every moment. Ask for her, it will insure your delight when dining here.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oconomowoc
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“Excellent Milwaukee Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wonderful atmosphere and high quality food. It's actually a nicer restaurant than the name Bistro would indicate; in fact, it's beautiful both inside and out.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Never a disappointment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We eat at Lake Park Bistro several times a year and have never been disappointed. The food is wonderful, the staff just attentive enough, and the view magnificent.

Visited January 2013
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Sturgeon Bay
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“The Most Elegant, Delicious Brunch in Milwaukee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Sunday Brunch at the Lake Park Bistro is an absolute TREAT! It is worth every single penny. The service was amazing with not one but TWO wait staff assigned to each table. The food is so incredibly delicious. For brunch each person orders one appetizer, one entree and one dessert. Each and every bite was heaven! Honestly, they also serve the very best coffee I have ever had the pleasure to sip. The view of Lake Michigan is lovely. The building is charming. I can't wait to go back!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Still trying to find something they don't do well”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

From soup to nuts (they actually don't have a nuts entree but could) this is the classic fine eating establishment.

The appetizers include wonderful snails. Perfectly done.

The daily plat is always the best. The menu is all excellent. The trout, the flat steak, the pasta, and and anything chicken is fab.

But save room for dessert. its all wonderful.

The wine list includes many good values so ask if the steward could make some suggestions.

Sunday night they have several half off bottles that are particularly good values.

Service is premier class and staff generally very pleasant.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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