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Coquette Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Historic Third Ward
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316 N Milwaukee St, Lbby 212, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5885 (Between St. Paul and Buffalo)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited Coquette during the week and were surprised to find it relatively empty. Located in a historic building in Milwaukee's revitalized Third Ward, this is often not the case. The food (Duck confit & a soup, salad, quiche plate) was excellent. The service was prompt & the attractive waitress was attentive but not intrusive, a difficult balance. Coquette is... More 

Thank DMilo46
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this cafe. It's set inside of a building shared with other businesses but you can feel the history inside. I went there for lunch and had a tasty Monsieur Croquette (open face ham and gruyere cheese). I can't wait to go back.

Thank Jenner22
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coquette is one of our favorite restaurants downtown. The food and service are consistently excellent. And I can get an elder-flower Manhattan, which I have not found anywhere else.

Thank JoW169
Lockport, Illinois
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group had a great meal here on a Saturday night in October. We had the Plateau de Fromages which had very generous portions of wonderful cheeses. I ordered the Coq au Vin (highly recommended). Everyone was happy with their meals - particularly my sister who ordered the House-Made Pumpkin Ravioli which looked incredible! I would dine here again if... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time there. The previous meal was a business lunch. We walked in without a reservation and grabbed a window seat. We could not decide between a sandwich du jour and a Nicoise Salad so my mother and I ordered both and split them. No hassles and the presentation was terrific. Now my husband wants to visit.

Thank AndreaM2011
Chicago, Illinois
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210 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is in the near south downtown Milwaukee neighborhood. The atmosphere is fun and the staff welcoming. The menu is relatively diverse, however, the quality of each dish was exceptional. Flavors were complex and satisfying. The desserts and cheese plate were very good. The wine selection is nice with good availability of microbrews and cool cocktails.

Thank mssrfoie
Plano, Texas
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you are here for breakfast or brunch, the hanger steak and eggs are amazing! Great food and extremely friendly waitstaff! We loved it!

Thank Bensmom1995
Jackson, Mississippi
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We enjoyed lunch at Coquette Cafe. One of us had a croissant sandwich with a spritzer, the other the quiche and soup with a nice French chardonnay. The entire experience was a pleasant surprise to us. The dining area was quiet and relaxed; our server was efficient; and our food was quite good. We noticed both couples and some groups... More 

Thank JSRayTraveler
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Just went for dessert and after dinner drinks on a Saturday night at the end of the dinner rush. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. initially service was excellent although later it Dropped to just good. That may have been due to it being a full house at the time and is being a relatively low dollar table.... More 

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We dropped in just after noon on a Sunday after a very hectic week. The back room was filled with a private party but the front had only a few patrons. We were given our choice of several tables and picked a very pleasant window seat. Turned out not to be a wise pick on a bright sunny warm July... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 N Milwaukee St, Lbby 212, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5885
    (Between St. Paul and Buffalo)
  • Public Transportation: There are bus and trolley stops within one block of the front door.
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Historic Third Ward
  • Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward
  • Phone Number: 414-291-2655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?