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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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Malakoff, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
somers. wisconsin
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135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. Our family of four was seated in the center of the room near the door to the bar area so it was a bit hectic as everyone entering and leaving had to walk past our table in a fairly crowded room. The food was all very good but three weeks after the... More 

Thank grinisa
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We came back since it had been a few months since we were here. Once again EVERYTHING was PERFECT. Service food EVERYTHING is always great. GREAT view. There were at least 3 weddings going on that day. It is always a pleasure to be here.

Thank Ron M
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

A night to remember at the wonderful Lakefront Bistro. This was the first time we sat at the “kitchen table”, where you are offered a unique opportunity to interact with the chefs and staff. It also provides an interesting vantage point, observing all the entrees being plated and inspected. Our party of four began the evening with an appetizer plate... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Having booked a reservation a few months in advance for a special celebration we were advised once we arrived that they take first come on that area of their restaurant with a view. Their next best option was a hour wait or to be tucked into a corner. Please figure out your reservation policy and honor it or do away... More 

Thank JackHenderkott
Menasha WI
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

So many memories from childhood and the food stands on its own merit. I have been here so very many times and the food is always outstanding. I am especially fond of their Sunday brunch. Their coffee is so incredible: smooth and rich. The service is always outstanding; very attentive and intuitive yet unobtrusive. The view and interior is so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?