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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

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3133 E Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3473 (Lake Drive)
+1 414-962-6300
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Read a review from "Zagat" that claimed Lake Park Bistro was on the "top of the list" for Milwaukee restaurants. Even my own experience the last several years has been positive and I have continued to look forward to any opportunity to go. This past Sunday the 19th of February I suggest Bartolatta's Lake Park Bistro, "fell off the list"!... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We’d love to follow up with you about your experience. Email us directly at info@bartolottas.com. More 

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407 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't like writing negative reviews, and my experience may have been different because i was attending as part of a larger group in the private room, with prearranged menus. However, the service was the worst I've ever had, especially at a higher end restaurant. Our main server seemed miserable the entire night. No one came to refill waters, and... More 

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Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback - if you would like to share any more details from your experience please email info@bartolottas.com. More 

West Bend, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is in an old park pavilion overlooking Lake Michigan. We were there in the later evening, so the outside view was compromised, but the interior of the restaurant is tastefully decorated and the architecture of the place is interesting in itself. We had an 7:30 reservation and were seated promptly. My wife and I were there to celebrate... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

It was a very nice place, great service too. I was surprised when the steak I had was tougher than I expected for such an expensive piece of meat. It was a nice family evening however I wouldn't rush back to spend that kind of money.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

The view at this restaurant is beautiful in any season. The service is always first rate and friendly. The Bistro menu has a lot of traditional items you'd expect along with some twists. The personally love snails and theirs are rich and tender, French Onion soup is almost a meal in it's self, all the entrees are great and I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is a traditional French restaurant. Service was very knowledgeable, and the restaurant looked great decked out for the holidays. Sadly we were there for dinner, so it was already dark and we couldn't enjoy the lake view. Our server kindly understood that we were in no hurry and was attentive without being intrusive. Good cocktails, nice wine list, yummy... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

I've been to this restaurant twice (once for dinner and once for lunch), both in the last three months. Both visits were with groups of about 8 people, and was business related. The food was fantastic. The service was excellent. The restaurant is located on Lake Michigan so I assume in warm weather the location is a strong positive too.... More 

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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154 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is a gem of a restaurant. great classic french food, service and ambience. It is a little pricey but worth the expense. Good but pricey wine list. Treat yourself when you are in the mood for good, classic french fare.

Thank Dennis C
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Lake Park Bistro is known for being a place where people go to celebrate special events. We went there to celebrate the life of my recently passed ninety five year-old mother. We had a nice table, reasonable service, but nothing we had justified the unbelievable price structure. Wines are marked up three and four times retail. The wine list is... More 

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473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
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: +1 414-962-6300
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?