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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

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3133 E Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3473 (Lake Drive)
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First class in every way, very traditional French entrees and cooked appropriately. Outstanding service, great location, and classic decor to match the whole experience. Next time we visit from California we will make this a definite must.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we get back from vacation we yearn for that food taste back here in the midwest. Normally we are disappointed. Not this time. We are here for our anniversary for Sunday brunch to relive our trip to France. It did NOT disappoint. My wife is already plotting our return.

Thank jfillian
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend made reservations for our anniversary and it was perfect. Not too noisy nor too quiet. Social place. We were seated by the window with request, and the view was pretty, although it was dark out. Chicken pate with apricots was delicious! My bone in ribeye was perfectly cooked and so was his lamb. Complimentary champagne was given to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything about this place - so charming!!! The food, ambience, service were terrific! Highly recommend!

Thank DJL8851
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, service and value! Loved it!!I It is on the pricey end but absolutely worth it. Favorite restaurant in Milwaukee.

Thank Christa C
Malakoff, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I'm French and I can that this is a great restaurant. Tasty and fresh food. The only thing was the bread / baguette was a little bit old/dry.

Thank Jigoro84
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for fifteen years as we travel through Milwaukee. The decor is the same-beautiful. The view, the food, the wine, the service, all the same-wonderful. But the noise level on a Tuesday night was deafening. We did our best to enjoy our dinner, but finally asked to leave the table to finish our bottle of wine at... More 

Thank BJontheRoad
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We celebrated a special birthday with perfectly prepared seafood in the relaxed elegant atmosphere of the Lake Park Bistro. The service was near perfect, attentive but not intrusive. We started with the duo paté sampler, a favorite and perfectly prepared. An extensive but not intimidating wine list made it easy to pair with the meal, and of course a lovely... More 

Thank Gary W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Arguably the best restaurant in town! (I mean that literally) All may not agree that it is the best, but you can certainly argue a strong case that Lake Park Bistro is the best restaurant in the Milwaukee metro area. Elite level of quality in bistro style fare, with seasonal selections on the menu. We always get something different and... More 

Thank Jon D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The view from this restaurant is nice. The food is good, but it is pricey. The French onion soup is delicious.

Thank ALAN S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
French, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3133 E Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3473
    (Lake Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 14149626300
Serving authentic, rustic French cuisine in a bustling bistro setting, the restaurant features a menu that ranges from traditional to more modern and a chef's menu that changes with the seasons. The view of Lake Michigan from the two lake rooms in the Bistro is unrivaled by any other restaurant in the city. Plenty of free parking and a gorgeous park setting make Lake Park Bistro an appealing choice for any dining occasion. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, with guests able to choose from an a la carte menu or from the Menu d'Affaire, which offers a 2-course lunch for $19 and a 3-course lunch for $22. Sunday brunch is among the best in the Midwest, featuring three courses with champagne or a mimosa. Dinner is served nightly, and special events like wine dinners and the annual Black Truffle Dinner are highlights for guests and staff alike.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?