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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)
+1 414-291-2655
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed every aspect of this restaurant. Staff, wine and food are all out of this world. 100% recommend this place.

Thank exptravelor13458
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy Coquette Cafe before shows in the Third Ward. Service is very attentive and the meals are scrumptiously delicious. Crisp bread is served with all meals. The menu also offers a wide range of choices. You can enjoy a feast for a special occasion or just a great regular meal. We often order the onion soup and then the... More 

Thank James C
Grand Rapids, MI
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a good meal, and we ended up seated at the bar. Our bartender, Dave, provided truly excellent service and some great wine recommendations. From the parsnip soup and mussel appetizers to the main course, everything was superb. Next time, I would get reservations, because any place with no seating at 5 pm is... More 

Thank elevatorguy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently dined here for a partners birthday celebration. First impressions of the place....great ambiance! Low volume music in the background, subdued lighting, quaint tables with little lamps. I had told the waiter about it being a birthday and he did a great job making for a special evening. French onion soup, one of the best I've had. Bacon wrapped veal... More 

Thank Kevin W
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Real nice bistro restaurant that was not too expensive. We actually went with our two kids and they had children's menus as well. I had the hanger steak and French onion soup. The food was great and the atmosphere was nice. Good crowd. We arrived early, so we got in and out before the larger crowd. Julianna did a nice... More 

Thank chicagolouis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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324 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Causal with some elegance and some true-french nuances. Adrianne (sp?) took good care of us. Very nice by-the-glass wine list; tilted toward but not limited to France.

Thank djlund999
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Cozy French restaurant in the Third Ward. French standards like coq au vin, escargot, duck confit are done well. Romantic spot.

Thank frederick300
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I love this place, and try to get here whenever I'm in town. Baguettes are fresh baked, and are just as I remember them from when I lived in Europe . . . brings back lots of memories. Have had excellent sandwiches, escargots, the classic bistro steak and frittes. Have also had very good fish there. Intimate setting, nice bar,... More 

Thank GuitarSlinger71
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The best appetizer was House-Smoked Salmon Carpaccio. Highly recommend. We each had a different dish for dinner and Coq au Vin, and Veal Meatloaf were good. However, the Organic Chicken breast salad was not good at all. I ended up returning this, and one would think how can you not like a salad?! Well it had some mix of herbs... More 

Thank acct87
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It was exactly what we were hoping for on a cooler than average, rainy summer night. The intent was a casual stop for dessert and that was accomplished with an excellent creme brulee and dessert wine. The environment was very appealing (maybe it was just the combination of people, weather, and street lights glimmering in the rain) but it made... More 

Thank Adam M

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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
US$30 - US$30
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Third Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 414-291-2655

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