Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lakeparkbistro.com/
  • Phone: (414) 962-6300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, French
  • Executive Chef: Adam Siegel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Lake Park Bistro's private rooms overlook Lake Michigan; Catering Director will assist with customizing parties for corporate, social or wedding events with floral decorations, personalized menus & cakes.
  • Private Party Contact: Whitney Sleiter 4149626300x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
Lake Park Bistro is located in an historic renovated park pavilion that sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The Parisian-style bistro serves authentic rustic French cuisine and is regularly voted Milwaukee's most romantic restaurant. The kitchen is led by Chef Adam Siegel, who won the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest in 2008. The stellar food, gorgeous views and unparalleled service make Lake Park Bistro a most desirable destination for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch as well as an ideal location for corporate and social events.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
228 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (174)scenic view (169)fit for foodies (139)romantic (133)notable wine list (83)great for brunch (47)neighborhood gem (46)great for lunch (43)good for groups (33)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • This experience will be hard to top.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was prepared to perfection. The service was attentive. Every whim was granted. This was a WOW event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. Never disappoints. And now they serve Rocket Baby bread with dinner. The best bread in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    took a long time after ordering for the food to arrive - about an hour which is rather long for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Mrcrich
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Very nice place. The food was very good. Waiters were friendly and informative. They made the experience a good one.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a special event
    mdfang
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was outstanding. The waiter was patient as well as well informed about the food. I had a problem with the French Onion soup and he graciously sent it back without any hassle. The restaurant is right by the lake so during the day, the view is fantastic. The beverage person keep my coffee cup full at all times. My group each bought an appetizer that we shared. I would recommend the Sea Scallops. My friend has the Mushroom soup and absolutely loved it. I tried the Lamb t-bones. Good but too strong of flavor for me. The Ribeye was good. The best meal was the special for the day, beef ribs. They were so tender and flavorful. I tried the Chocolate cake dessert. A little too expensive for a small disk of chocolate.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dinner selections
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This restaurant is very noisy. Do not attempt more than 4 at a table if you want to hear the conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As always, an excellent experience! Server helped pick out a terrific bottle of wine, the food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect for an anniversary celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mamamia699
    mamamia699
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Not ONE bad thing to say...ALWAYS EXCELLENT!!! The Food, The Service...You guys consistently do a Excellent Job on all levels!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    JQqiaoqiao
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Ambiance is really good. The food is fine. Service is good. Hey, could u plz dout ask me write at least 50 characters leghth?
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing service
    YoTengoHambre
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Disappointing service while dining at the bar. Not a busy night, 3 bartenders on duty. Had to repeat drinks order 2 to 3 times before beverage appeared.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfan
    foodfan
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The setting was beautiful. The service was top shelf. The food was outstanding. It was a great place to take a long time friend for a fun lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and experience. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    LisaraeVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Wonderful food, delightful service, always great! If you're having lunch, request a window table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!
    GlendalfVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We have dined here multiple times. It is our go to restaurant when in Milwaukee and it is just fabulous. The view is great, food is great, the neighborhood is lovely and service is impeccable. Freshness and quality of the food is amazing. Cannot say enough good things. I recommend this restaurant highly. I really enjoy the Bartolotta restaurant group. Every city should have this type of restaurant group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LPB is back
    MilwaukeeHowardVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    A bit disappointed last time, but wonderful on All Hallow's Eve. Guigal wine, trout, goat cheese salad and an apple dessert with excellent service anf great ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • early dinner
    twinklrinkl
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We met early to avoid extra noise, worked out great, staff very attentive, food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food - cute restaurant
    New2mkee
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I really would have given this restaurant 3.5 stars but there is no option for half stars - and 3 stars it too low. The gnocchi we ordered was so salty I could not eat it. They also over salted the fries that went with the mussels too. The mussels were decent not great. My favorite dishes that night were the salad with butter lettuce and the lamb.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Long service.
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had brunch at Lake Park Bistro on Sunday. The food was very good, however the service, while attentive, was very slow. Nearly two hours for a three course brunch. The waits between courses was extremely long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We can only say "Fantastic"
    MilwaukeeDan
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We return again and again for special occasions to Lake Park. It is legendary among our friends. What a special place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    greatfoodfanVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and mood are excellent. Watched a marriage proposal at the next table, added to the evening. Had fixed price menu and was very happy with wine matchings
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Our Favorites
    desin4u
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food, service and ambiance are consistently top-notch. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience!
    RNmom
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I took my college daughter for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Was glad to expose her to quiet simple elegance and exceptional food and service. I will certainly go again and this will be my choice for special occassions in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Lake Park Bistro never dissapoints. Wonderful food from the fresh bread, salads and main courses. We had the lamb, duck and chicken and each dish was wonderful as well as the sides; potatoes, mushrooms and veggies. The table was a little dark and the waiter was not the best, but adequate, but the service could be a bit better to really make this "perfect" dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a must go
    gbballer13
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great time. Perfect for a special occasion. Staff is extremely helpful and fun.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful French Bistro Food
    Bikemore5
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A joyful place to dine! Always outstanding. Food is prepared superbly and the service is prompt and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judith
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our waiter was outstanding - friendly, knowledgable and efficient without hovering! Food was delicious(I had salmon and beet salad - loved both). The view of the lake and the fall color was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than Paris
    RichNYC
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Having been disappointed time and again in Paris (but not elsewhere in France), it was refreshing to eat the real thing in Milwaukee during our annual visit from NYC. Best onion soup anywhere. Ou need not select a pricy wine to enjoy a well chosen half bottle with excellent flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple, Delicious French Food
    MamaBeetle
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was my husband's and my third visit to Lake Park Bistro. We're from the Chicago area and don't get to Milwaukee often, so we weren't sure if this visit would be as good as our first two. We were once again wowed! I started with a special salad that was one of the best I've ever had: warm roasted butternut, arugula, tender pieces of roast duck, all dressed in a whole grain mustard/duck confit-based vinaigrette. The salmon I had came perfectly prepared: medium-rare with a crust on the outside with a moist interior. My husband who is very hard to please had the roast chicken and loved it. He finished his meal with a glass of port, while I grudgingly shared a couple of bites of my chocolate mousse and raspberry sorbet with him. Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Haughty Staff
    coolerbythelake
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a pleasant dinner, but I can't say our dining experience was outstanding as I normally would. We were served PEI muscles which were tiny and tough. We understand what the size and consistency of muscles should be from experience, and PEI muscles on websites are described as meaty. When we mentioned it to our waiter, he said they could be small this time of year. He sent over a haughty manager with a french accent who did not introduce himself, did not ask how our food was and proceeded to lecture us on the fact that muscles are always this size. He has definitely not gone to the Ritz Carlton school of customer service. What could we say? We simply thanked him for "educating" us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Lemonade
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have eaten at Lake Park Bistro many times and never had a bad meal or bad service. Great record, great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superbcuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The specialty beers at the bar were wonderful. My wife had the Lindemans Framboise and talked about it several times during our evening. This was a special dinner for her birthday. Beet & pear salad was a real taste treat. Chef's divided it onto two plates so we could each have some. Our individual entre meals were exquisitely prepared and absolutely delicious. Everything was perfect right down to the fine sorbet for desert. Wait staff was top notch, attentive, friendly, and pleasant. All around perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red Snapper
    suggestions
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I took an old friend of my parents for her 82nd birthday lunch at LPB. table by the window and was so nice. Everything so beautiful. Greg was our server and he was super, great attitude very helpful. My friend had the lovely squash soup and a delightful salad. I ordered the $27 Red Snapper and was shocked to see how small the piece was, as though it was the last snipit of tail end of the fish. Just bigger than a business card. It was cooked beautifully but a tad fishy. Great sauce and the brussel sprouts were the best ever. The complementary flourless chocolate cake was devine. Thank you so much, it was appreciated. I would never complain in this situation but I was dissapointed. Last time I had the Red Snapper it was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/disappointing service
    out2eat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our 2nd time to LP Bistro for our 10yr anniversary. Evening started on a dubious note as once seated we waited almost 20 minutes for our server to take our drink order or be acknowledged. Some kind of mix-up I'm sure. I guess you could say, that we felt invisible to the service. The server was nice enough....but even after the initial wait our drink order took at least another 10 minutes I would say. Our 1st and only other LP Bistro experience was much, much better and friendlier. So, I think if we should visit again....we may intentionally pick a different night and see how that goes. Food was good enough, just goes to show you how both food and service combined make it memorable or not!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    jimwachh
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    They did a great job with our reservation. We requested 7 PM with a window table and we were seated right at 7 at a window table with a beautiful view. Our waiter, Chris was very prompt and professional pacing our meal beautifully. Our meals were delicious, one little glitch was my wife was served cold mashed potatoes. Chris took care of it immediately when she let him know! All in all a great night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bfarr
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    steak with sauce was done just right , full of flavor. The sea bass , shrimp, and mussels, en papiotte was without flavor and over cooked, I should have known better but thought the restaurant would deliver like usual. Everything else was what I expect when I dine there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely restaurant
    Deliciousdish
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Everything was wonderful but the acoustics in the lake room made conversation difficult. It was very loud.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to reputation.
    SansCesse
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    3 of the 4 of us ordered hamburgers. All of us wanted the meat medium. None of us got it. Since we were pressed for time we didn't mention it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Most accommodating! !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our 25th anniversary dinner with our family, dinner was appetizers through dessert and everything was delicious. I had the steak tartar for an appetizer, it was awesome. I had fish wife and daughters had steak son in law had the duck everything was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Not only was the food exceptional, but they made us feel so special as we celebrated our anniversary. The card on the table and the glasses of champagne made us feel that they were truly glad to have us celebrating our special day with them. Will continue to go there for every anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Wisconsinfoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've been to Lake Park Bistro many times over the past few years but the last three times have been very disappointing. While the service remains kind, the food has really gone downhill. I had Loup De Mer En Papillote and while the mussels were perfect the sea bass and shrimp were so overcooked as to be inedible. The Foie Gras Poele used to be a grand sized treat and is now really small. The boeuf bourguignon was a really fatty piece of meat so that the fat overpowered the dish. Desserts were great and the waitstaff kind, but this will no longer be our choice for a great experience and is thus not worth the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dodcnm
    dodcnmVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a window seat on a beautiful fall evening…..it was perfect... I had the Alaskan Halibut…we had the escargot and everything about Lake Park Bistro was fabulous
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate