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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
Today
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank JoeBgrafton
North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Dennis C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 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.

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Thank jfillian
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 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 30 September 2016 via mobile

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
French, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
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.

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