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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3133 E Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211-3473
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friday night trout and mushroom salad were excellent. The atmosphere is very appealing allowing for easy conversation. Many places are far too noisy to enjoy both food and company. This place has an excellent balance.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Get a table at the window-view was great and made it feel more romantic. Service was great, food was excellent. Still craving the meal! They treated us to a glass of champagne due to our anniversary. Would come back here every time we visit Milwaukee.

Thank jedgar0314
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

From beginning to end, it was a fabulous evening for my wife's birthday. The service is incredible as they work in two person teams to make sure everyone is watchfully tended to. Not being super familiar with French wines, I let our server offer up...More

Thank J Danger W
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for choosing Lake Park Bistro to celebrate your wife's birthday. Glad you enjoyed your experience and thank you for sharing. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 August 2017

I went here for lunch 15 years ago and finally made it back for dinner--as lovely and delicious as I remembered! Things to know... It is expensive--very expensive--depending on what you order. Everything is ala carte, some entrees were around $25 and my Dover Sole...More

Thank julieki
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for dining with us at Lake Park Bistro. Glad that you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Despite hosting a private event on the lawn, our dinners were timely and flawless. The traditional meat and fish options were perfect for my family. I decided to "small plate it" and it was not that small! First I enjoyed the soup of the day,...More

Thank Dave B
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for hosting your event with Lake Park Bistro. Glad you enjoyed everything.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

If you like touristy, outrageously overpriced and pretentious Parisian restaurants featuring overcooked fish and fake French food with less than professional service, then this is the Milwaukee restaurant for you. The wine list is extensive but is even more overpriced than the food. There are...More

Thank Lelan M
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The menu doesn't change much, but it is nearly perfect as it is. The view is great if you get a window table. Perfect for anniversaries and Valentine's Day. Wonderful desserts.

Thank PalofPerashon
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for 20 years of support and for allowing us to be a part of so many celebrations and special occasions in your life.

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

On the advise of the Consiar at the remarkable Phister hotel we dined at the Lake Park Biastro overlooking Lake Michigan. From the French Onion soup to the scrumptious deserts it was a wonderful experience in this beautiful restaurant. Highly recomened.

Thank A A
Joe B, Owner at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for joining us at Lake Park Bistro. So glad you had a wonderful experience.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were there as part of a big group and took up three tables. Limited menu that seemed to be hit and miss - some loved food and others did not. Not a place for kids. It was very pricey but the setting was stunning...More

Thank ScooterCS
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I sat by the window looking out towards the lake. A man from the restaurant had the staff set candles and rose pedals outside on an elegant stairway and he proposed to his girlfriend. It was a nice touch and a great place to celebrate...More

Thank cookandeatit
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Jim O
11 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
27 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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • 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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