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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“dover sole” (16 reviews)
“snails” (6 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3133 E Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3473
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe I've lived in Milwaukee for 30 years, and have never visited this restaurant. We both had the most amazing French onion soup ever. I had hanger steak which was tasty, and my hubby had quail and skate (which is stingray) which he...More

Thank CornfedContessa
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Merci! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our French Onion soup!

Reviewed 20 January 2018

Had reservations for NYE at 7:30 and were seated immediately upon arrival. While the restaurant was extremely busy, the ambience was great as we were seated by a window. The food was fantastic (pre fixe menu - we chose filet with foie gras and duck),...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

These people get it Thank God this is not run like the rest of their chain restaurants. The manager has been there almost since it is opened and it truly feels like an independently run restaurant. The staff has been consistent and spectacular . Under...More

Thank Mugatooo
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Recently remodeled and looks and feels great!! Took my mother there for her 78th birthday and had a wonderful time, the food was amazing and Jennifer our server was just as great!! A place that always delivers!!

Thank grimesmag
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Family recently took us to this restaurant for lunch. A beautiful setting overlooking the lake. Lovely! The lunch selections were all delicious and service attentive. We really enjoyed visiting this spot.

Thank cmgparsons
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

It's been a couple years since we've been here and I only remembered the porch as being special. We asked to be seated there but at night no view of the lake and it was very loud due to parties enjoying themselves. So we asked...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Let's face it, folks, the Milwaukee area is full of corporate chain restaurants, especially outside of downtown, and it's hard for an infrequent traveler to find local cooking worth writing home about. The restaurants owned by the Bartolotta family are the exceptions in an otherwise...More

Thank cbx295
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

PHENOMENAL! We came for a late dinner on Saturday and it was absolutely amazing. The sole was to die for! We had tried numerous different things going off of what our waitress told us was house favorites and she didn’t let us down. Cool atmosphere...More

Thank Samm P
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for dinning with us at Lake Park Bistro. Glad you enjoyed and please stop back soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

My BFF Denise has been here many times. Me - twice: once before, and again, Friday night. Last dinner was terrific, which was why when Denise asked me where I wanted to go for a birthday dinner, I said, "The French place from last time..."...More

Thank louisellebryan
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for visiting Lake Park Bistro and for allowing us to help you celebrate your birthday. Glad you enjoyed and please stop back soon.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is our go-to place for special occasions. Again, the food, service, and ambiance were all perfect. Starters: foie gras, onion soup, beet salad, and several escargots....who knew teenagers order escargots? Mains: rib eyes, Dover sole, chickens, and a vegetarian plate Desserta: varied and all...More

Thank Paytons
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us at Lake Park Bistro. Glad you had a great time.

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Jim O
12 July 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.
17 October 2015|
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Response from ExperiencedWarrior | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other answers. Sport shirt, sweater (optional), khakis. Jacket unnecessary.
Karan L
28 June 2015|
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Response from Joe B | Property representative |
Thanks for your question Karan. There is no food or beverage service outside at Lake Park Bistro.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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