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“Another wonderful dining experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pastiche Bistro & Wine Bar

Pastiche Bistro & Wine Bar
3001 South Kinnickinic Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 482-1446
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Ranked #25 of 1,409 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Another wonderful dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011 via mobile

Always great. My wife commented on how refreshing it was to have a dining experience as near perfect as this dinner was. Exceptional on all fronts! Keep up the good work!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Lake Geneva, WI
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“This may be our new favorite!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Located in a small building on a corner in a well maintained, lovely old neighborhood south of the city, this authentic bistro has only 10 comfortably spaced tables. Wonderful old world atmosphere. Cozy. But the food!!! That what make the trip worthwhile and the reason it is one of Milwaukee's top restaurants. Suburb food at moderate prices. It is worth the one hour drive for us to return.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The perfest Bistro experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Excellent low key fine dinning. Menu based on seasonal and local food. Has the real feel of a friendly neighborhood Bistro Great wine selection. Never had a bad meal there. You will need a reservation and book early they are very popular even during the week. Moderately prices food inspired by Italy, Spain and, mostly, France. Great for a memorable night out. Rated in the city's Top 30 by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/dining/129906978.html

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashotah, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Bartender Blues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Love, Love, Love the fabulous food and service at Pastiche. We couldn't wait to take our foodie friends there for their first visit. Steven, the bartender, was such a turn-off, our friends were seriously thinking of leaving. He was cold and unwelcoming and acted as though we were a lower priority than washing his glassware. After our short wait at the bar, our guests were then able to experience the reason for our passion for Pastiche--the food and wonderful waitstaff.... we recovered wonderfully with our rabbit, sweetbreads and other entrees.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, WI
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“Best dang food in town for the price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

So we've taken to checking out Tripadvisor as a way of finding new restaurants, and it's really been paying off lately. My wife discovered this fairly small (12 table) bistro that has been very nicely done on the inside. Despite its size, we didn't feel at all crowded.
We had checked out their menu online prior to arriving and had made selections we were really looking forward to, but the available specials that night changed all of that, which is a really nice problem to have. My wife ended up with a Halibut dish and I had Wahoo. These folks REALLY know how to do fish. The portion sizes are just right and the sides complimented the fish nicely. I'm not a drinker, but they seemed to have a good variety of things available for those that might be interested. We saw only two waitresses for the whole place, but they really seemed to keep up nicely without ever making you feel rushed. Ours was a real pro! Anyway, great food that will leave the average person quite happy.
Be aware that although it never got too loud, it did get just a bit noisy while we were there. If you're looking for an absolute quiet dining experience, you might be a little disappointed.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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