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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
11:30 - 21:00
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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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Cedarburg, WI
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had no trouble getting in for 1pm seating on a Sunday within the last month. We were fortunate to be seated at the most distant room to the north which is a bit quieter than the central room. The view of the lake and shoreline was spectacular from our window seating. On the Sunday Brunch Menu,... More 

Thank Mary C
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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189 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Lake Park Bistro. I had a very flavorful, hardy (and gritty) mushroom soup, containing a few different varieties; a truly unique experience. A filet mignon steak pan-seared followed, with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans, and favored with truffles. My wife and I had thoroughly enjoyed it. This restaurant never disappoints. Highly recommended.

Thank Bruce H
Oconomowoc, WI
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224 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Our grandkids have been here with us for many special occasions. This time our granddaughter chose it for her Sweet 16 birthday dinner. Again, everything was perfect. Escargot (who knew kids order escargot?) onion soup, scallops, & foie gras were the starters followed by Sea Bass, Rib Eye Steak, & 2 orders of Steak For 2. Along with some good... More 

Thank Paytons
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was our first trip to Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, but it won't be the last. The food was excellent, as was the service. A few specifics: The highlight were the first plates (premiers plats / appetizers) with everyone raving over the onion soup (best restaurant onion soup anywhere,) escargots, tartare, and foie gras (best I've had.) The charcuterie plate... More 

Thank csabbar
Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Read a review from "Zagat" that claimed Lake Park Bistro was on the "top of the list" for Milwaukee restaurants. Even my own experience the last several years has been positive and I have continued to look forward to any opportunity to go. This past Sunday the 19th of February I suggest Bartolatta's Lake Park Bistro, "fell off the list"!... More 

Thank blugene2016
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We’d love to follow up with you about your experience. Email us directly at info@bartolottas.com. More 

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426 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I don't like writing negative reviews, and my experience may have been different because i was attending as part of a larger group in the private room, with prearranged menus. However, the service was the worst I've ever had, especially at a higher end restaurant. Our main server seemed miserable the entire night. No one came to refill waters, and... More 

Thank wisgirl01
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback - if you would like to share any more details from your experience please email info@bartolottas.com. More 

West Bend, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The restaurant is in an old park pavilion overlooking Lake Michigan. We were there in the later evening, so the outside view was compromised, but the interior of the restaurant is tastefully decorated and the architecture of the place is interesting in itself. We had an 7:30 reservation and were seated promptly. My wife and I were there to celebrate... More 

Thank Tim68
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 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.

Thank JoeBgrafton
North Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 

Thank grimesmag
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?