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Review of Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
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Ranked #14 of 1,485 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lake Drive
Description: 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.
Milwaukee, WI
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“My favorite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

All of the Bartilotta restaurants in the Milwaukee area are top notch, but the Lake Park Bistro is my favorite restaurant in Wisconsin. The menu is interesting and varied; the food is delectable; service is always impeccable; and the views of the lake can't be beat. If I had to choose one place to eat in this area, it would be The Lake Park Bistro! (The Sunday Brunch is terrific too!)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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204 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Lake Park Bistro is a Milwaukee standard for special occasions and upscale brunches. I end up there a handful of times throughout the year, but visited most recently on a Monday night in April for a family member's birthday dinner of 10 adults. The staff was very helpful, patient, accommodating and informative. The setting continues to be beautiful, with wonderful views of Lake Michigan and the parkway. The interior is tastefully decorated and elegant, although the acoustics can be on the loud side. If you go, request a table in the front room, overlooking the lake. Their Sunday brunch is my favorite in the city as it is a three-course menu in lieu of a giant buffet. You choose an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert, as well as a beverage, and the pricing is based on your entree choice. Plus, since it is during the day, you can enjoy the views the entire time. This past visit, we had dinner and everyone's food was fabulous, although the sole was a standout favorite. Overall, I would definitely recommend Lake Park Bistro for entertaining guests from out of town, special occasions, and/or a nice day/night out!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank daz709
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
“A must go in Milwaukee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We came to visit my son and daughter in law and wanted to take them for a delicious dinner. We arrived at 7pm for our reservation. We were seated at a beautiful table with a very nice view. Jennifer and Arielle took care of us. The food was excellent, the service excellent, and the drinks excellent!!!! Definitely go and have a great time!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephanie R
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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lake Park Bistro=Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've been there every time I've been to Milwaukee and it's always perfect. Fish, wine, dessert, everything is good. They've won the James Beard award at least once and they deserve it. Great view, atmosphere and service as well. You must eat there is you are in Milwaukee.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank heanster25
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
“Nice lake side bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Food, ambience, staff, decor and sorroundings were pleasant.
We had brunch after my recent retirement and the celebration was perfect.

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Thank Robert L
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