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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

3133 E Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3473
+1 414-962-6300
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
3133 E Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3473
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time at the Bistro. The staff was attentive and we were seated before the time of our reservation. The table held a hand-written card wishing us a Happy Anniversary and our server (Sarah) was attentive, had a sense of humor (as...More

Thank Howie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quiet gem. Service is attentive and consistent. Atmosphere is upscale casual if that makes any sense. Decor is very nice, but you can walk-in in nice shorts and be welcomed. Views are amazing. Great for couple and family special occasions or just...More

Thank Michelle S
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us, Michelle! We're happy to hear you enjoy the service and food!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Grandma wanted to go here for her 100th birthday, & it was my first time. The view was beautiful, looking east over trees & the lake. The service was great. I don't recall our waitress's name, but she was very friendly & professional. The...More

Thank Abby L
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us, Abby! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Customer service at this place is at a different level. Very attentive team. Best onion soup by far. I ordered also a veal liver, was tender and juicy. We were a team of seven, not a single complaint. All compliments. Location is perfect overseeing Lake...More

Thank Mohannad L
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us, Mohannad. We're happy to hear you and your group enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Consistently among Milwaukee’s best and deservedly so. Great service and food. Generous portions. Great wine list too. Acoustics in back rooms are a little rough and the prices are a little high but it’s always great.

Thank 482JamesS482
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for your loyalty, James. We are happy to hear you enjoy visiting us, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed August 16, 2018

I'd rate the atmosphere and service higher but the food was uninspiring. Greasy, bitter roasted potatoes with bacon, scallops appetizer was also strange. The poulet entree was fine. Creme brulee for dessert was large, but I've never experienced such a bitter crust on creme brulee....More

1  Thank Te R
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Went here at 7pm on a Saturday night and it was packed. Agree with other reviewers about the noise level but I don't think it takes away from the experience. Each dish was fabulous and the service couldn't have been better. We had 3 courses...More

Thank Kat S
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Kat. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you next time you are in town.

Reviewed July 30, 2018

Middle of summer and duck served on top of lentils and greens? Where were fresh summer beans, fresh cabbage, summer anything? The hanger steak was super charred and chewy and served with overcooked potatoes. The very attentive and well trained wait staff indicated that this...More

Thank brabplik
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I took a friend here for her 65th birthday/retirement celebration. From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were treated like Queens! Everyone from the bartender to the maître de was very polite and friendly. I told them about our special reason to be there...More

Thank Karen N
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Karen! We're happy to hear you and your group enjoyed your celebration. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 26, 2018

Quality food in a casual but chic bistro setting with a great view of Lake Michigan. The menu has a nice variety of seafood, steaks and chef's specials, all French inspired, mais oui! Excellent wine list and awesome service made for a great evening. James...More

Thank Michelle L
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Merci, Michelle! We'll pass your compliments along to the team!

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Lorrie G
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Newyorktransplant | Reviewed this property |
It’s pretty and there are many pictures online as well as the menu
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Jim O
July 11, 2016|
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Response from Joe B | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Lake Park Bistro. Please contact the restaurant at (414) 962-6300 to make reservations and to request an area that may provide a quieter dinner experience.
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Rickker99
October 17, 2015|
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Agree with other answers. Sport shirt, sweater (optional), khakis. Jacket unnecessary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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