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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
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Coquette during the week and were surprised to find it relatively empty. Located in a historic building in Milwaukee's revitalized Third Ward, this is often not the case. The food (Duck confit & a soup, salad, quiche plate) was excellent. The service was prompt & the attractive waitress was attentive but not intrusive, a difficult balance. Coquette is... More 

Thank DMilo46
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I loved this cafe. It's set inside of a building shared with other businesses but you can feel the history inside. I went there for lunch and had a tasty Monsieur Croquette (open face ham and gruyere cheese). I can't wait to go back.

Thank Jenner22
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Coquette is one of our favorite restaurants downtown. The food and service are consistently excellent. And I can get an elder-flower Manhattan, which I have not found anywhere else.

Thank JoW169
Lockport, Illinois
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our group had a great meal here on a Saturday night in October. We had the Plateau de Fromages which had very generous portions of wonderful cheeses. I ordered the Coq au Vin (highly recommended). Everyone was happy with their meals - particularly my sister who ordered the House-Made Pumpkin Ravioli which looked incredible! I would dine here again if... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was my second time there. The previous meal was a business lunch. We walked in without a reservation and grabbed a window seat. We could not decide between a sandwich du jour and a Nicoise Salad so my mother and I ordered both and split them. No hassles and the presentation was terrific. Now my husband wants to visit.

Thank AndreaM2011
Chicago, Illinois
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214 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The restaurant is in the near south downtown Milwaukee neighborhood. The atmosphere is fun and the staff welcoming. The menu is relatively diverse, however, the quality of each dish was exceptional. Flavors were complex and satisfying. The desserts and cheese plate were very good. The wine selection is nice with good availability of microbrews and cool cocktails.

Thank mssrfoie
Plano, Texas
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are here for breakfast or brunch, the hanger steak and eggs are amazing! Great food and extremely friendly waitstaff! We loved it!

Thank Bensmom1995

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?