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“Classic French” 5 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 #8 of 1,410 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lake Drive
middle haddam
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Classic French”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Dined alone at the bar on a recent business trip. From the bread thru the dessert, this restaurant has some of the finest classic french food you will find in the USA.

  • Visited November 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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Mission Viejo, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“More sizzle than substance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

lovely location and very welcoming service staff but that's where it mostly ended. Waiter could not get wines out on time for pris fixe menu (like delivering half way through entree), lamb chop was cut razor thin (into 3 pieces 1/4" thick) so why ask how you would like it cooked? It was tough (even from their highly touted source) and had gristle! Scallops were excellent as looked the fois gras and the duck breast. I passed on dessert to enjoy my cheese plate and to accommodate the poor service and delivery they gave me more dessert! (guess they have a standard protocol not subject to guest preferences!) And to top it off when the bill came for credit card approval the machine was down so we completed a paper form with name, credit card number, etc! (have they heard of the many other ways to process credit card payments?) I just hope some staff member is not jetting off to Hawaii on my AmEx 6 months from now!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food with best view of the lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is absolutely the best restaurant in Milwaukee and our favorite in the Bartolotta chain. Consistently excellent food and service, the kind of place we don't worry about recommending or taking out-of-town visitors to - never a disappointment. Brunch menu is outstanding.

Visited October 2013
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Texas
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“Great choice for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great view, great customer service and everyone had something different for lunch all wonderful. They also give you very large portions for lunch so go hungry. Very French and fresh - great variety. Loved the Chocolate Mousse had mint in it served with a mint gelato.

  • Visited October 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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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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“Love the lunch---”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Bistro is of course a lovely place to visit; food & service is always excellent.But I enjoy lunch there the most. More relaxed; and you can really enjoy the wonderful lake view.

Visited October 2013
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