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

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro Details

  • 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: French, Steak, Seafood
  • 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: 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: Libby Clow (414) 962-6750

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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Lake park bistro is one our favorite places for a special occasion"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We return here over the years for special family occasions, birthdays to anniversaries. Sunday prix-fixe brunch offered a small, nicely grouped selection of appetizers, main courses, and desserts. As always, food is delicious! Beautiful presentation, freshest ingredients. Moderate portions appreciated. Hangar steak cooked to perfection, delicious side sauce. In addition to fine food, the wait staff is serious, friendly, sincere, articulate and graceful, never intrusive, always effective in providing a memorable experience. We invite the chef to offer the life-long vegetarians among us more and better main-course options."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I have been to Lake Park Bistro over the years many times. The service and food is always excellent. Ambience is also excellent, especially if you ask for a table near the window. The sound level is somewhat high, so if you are looking for "quiet and intimate", go somewhere else. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times before but what really separated this experience from the others was the exceptional servers we had. Particularly, our main server (embarrassingly forget his name) was very personable and helpful but not overbearing at all. The food was excellent and we will be coming back again and again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food, wonderful service, beautiful view, but very noisy."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First experience at Lake Park Bistro and I was highly impressed by the professionalism of the staff as well as the atmosphere and food, of course. We also had an uncooperative toddler with us who was welcomed the entire time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. No complaints. We especially enjoyed the escargot appetizer and the Oeuf Mollet avec Champignons."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our third visit to Lake Park Bistro. Very capable and timely service. Excellent dishes-the french onion soup was a standout. Each entree was carefully prepared and presented- the 3 course fixed price meal is a very good choice as well."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My friend and I had a lovely table by the lake (as requested). We enjoyed our two course meal: we both had grass-fed burgers and fries with alioli sauce. She had a beet salad, and I enjoyed a cold asparagus soup. We had a terrific server also."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great food great location with views of Lake Michigan and beautiful grounds, all around wonderful"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We chose Lake Park Bistro to celebrate the first anniversary of our daughter and son-in-law. The menu had a very wide selection of items from which to choose, and the food was delicious and attractively presented. The servers were attentive and thoughtful."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Beautiful view, outstanding service, and great food. My wife and I were very impressed. Perfect place to celebrate an anniversary."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "One of my girlfriends recently retired and me and another girlfriend took her out to lunch at Lake Park Bistro. Everything was excellent and our waitress was wonderful. When she accidentally brought the wrong soup, she left the incorrect one there and got the correct one immediately. Then, at the end of the meal, she brought out a crème brulee for the celebrant as a congratulations. Very nice touch! The only negative thing I would have to say is that I requested a table by the window but did not get it. I'm guessing that's because those tables are only for two people. Perhaps they could do some rearranging at time and accommodate parties over 2."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Based on our experiences at other Bartolotta restaurants our entrees at Lake Park Bistro were disappointing. My dining partner and I both had the roast chicken which was well over-cooked. The accompanying sauce, mushrooms and mashed potatoes did nothing to support the dish. Our starter of mussels was good as were the selections from the excellenyt wine list. The service was also acceptable. In future we will skip this restaurant in favor of, in our opinion, the much better Bacchus downtown."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We found the dining exceptional. We spent a sunny summer afternoon surrounded by the beauty of Lake Michigan and Lake Park. Our waiter was professional and easily provided recommendations and information to our preparation inquires. All entrees were deemed excellent to superb. Those we considered the most exceptional were both the salmon and the duck. Since we were ready to indulge in desserts, our waiter once again was ready with sharing his favorites, walnut cake, chocolate mousse, and crime brûlée. Each was consumed with delight with the walnut cake winning a slight (very slight) preference."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The Rose of the day was crisp, clean, and delicious. I had a couple bites of my mother's French onion soup and it is hands down the best I've ever had. Our server Christopher was gracious and helpful. This was my second experience at Lake Park Bistro and it was even better than the first."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Lake Park Bistro and is was fantastic! I requested a window table overlooking Lake Michigan in my OpenTable reservation and that detailed request was granted. We were introduced to two waitresses to serve us during the evening and they were very pleasant and helpful with entree recommendations. The less expereinced waitress (Jamie) was very attentive and cheerful throughout the dining experience. The food was amazing from presentation, taste and portion.....it was a memorable way to commemorate our anniversary!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Having heard of Lake Park Bistro for 20 years, I was disappointed that the food and service were both unremarkable. Waiters were friendly but inattentive and drink service was slow. Food was fine but nothing special. My wife and I used gift cards; if we had paid cash, we would have been extremely disappointed. Doubt we will return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We celebrate our wedding anniversary here most years and are not disappointed. Our server this year was amazing and everyone made our brunch experience special. From the hostess who seated us and gave us an anniversary card, to the servers bringing a complimentary glass of champagne, it was very lovely. The brunch menu is amazing and the three courses are so elegant compared to a buffet. We go early to avoid crowds, so we had a quiet table by the window overlooking the lake. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband and I made a dinner reservation to celebrate our anniversary. I requested a table with a lake view two days in advance, but we were seated one row in from the window and couldn't easily see past the other diners without intruding on their privacy. The place was pretty packed and the noise level was uncomfortable; we could not converse effectively. The interior was not as formal as I expected--more beachy and generic. One picture on the wall was hung upside-down. The wait was quite long because of the busy-ness. The wait staff was very professional, however, and the food we ordered (duck and a steak) was delicious. This is not the sort of expense we make a habit of, but it was a fun outing for a very special occasion!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were celebrating our second anniversary and both times we have dined at Lake Park Bistro. This year's experience was very different than last year's. First, on my reservation, I made a note that we were celebrating an anniversary and would like a table by the window. While we were able to secure a window seat, the note on our table said "Happy Birthday!" (oops). The food was outstanding like we expected it to be, especially the gnocchi and french onion soup. However, the service was very poor. I understand that it was a busy evening, but our dinner experience should not have taken two and a half hours. If we were treated equally and attended to regularly, we could have saved an hour of our time. I don't think we'll be back next year."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service was slow. The food is okay, but quite expensive. My waitress took 20 minutes to bring me a lemonade."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The saumon and bass were OK, but not as special as in the past. Veggies and starch were skimpy. Deserts and salads, especially the laitue still very good. Chenin blanc was good. Surprisingly empty on Independence Day Eve, compared to years' past."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "First rate service, excellent French food, one of the few lake views in the Milwaukee restaurant scene. A great place for a special occasion. The pork pate was a standout, and the lunch menu provides some excellent bargains for such a unique and special dining experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed Sunday brunch at the restaurant. He had the Salmon and I had the burger. Both were done very well and were delicious! The meals come as three courses including your appetizer and dessert along with your entree. We had very nice service that were so helpful in our choices and were available without being intrusive. Overall a really nice dining experience."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Sunday Brunch for Grandma's birthday was awesome. We love the elegant format and the food is top notch with lots of choices. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was exquisite, wait staff were knowledgable, available, yet not overbearing. The ambience is elegant and comfortable."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is our second experience dining here and it was just as fabulous as the previous one. Food was exquisite and it is a fine dining experience. The escargot is to die for and the lamb T-bones were exquisite. And, the Creme Brûlée.....what can one say...scrumptious!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at LPB this past Sunday and the experience was delightful. Wonderful service, outstanding food, a beautiful setting and a magically made dry martini provided the basis of a wonderful evening. It was a great way to share an anniversary evening with someone I love."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Having lived in Paris, I've been in search of the perfect duck dish since my return to Milwaukee. Lake Park Bistro is the closest thing to Paris duck that I can find in Milwaukee and its French cuisine is the best around. The mix of herbs, oil and puff pastry in the escargot makes it the perfect starter. Regardless of how full I am after eating the succulent duck, I always make room for creme brulee. There is nothing that compares to cracking through the caramelized top of the creme brulee. I can't wait to return for our anniversary in September! As always, service was spectacular. What a treat!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Absolutely terrific eggs Benedict and very nice chocolate mouse"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This time at Lake Park Bistro, half of the scenic dining room was occupied by a private party. Not only were they loud, but with all of the regular diners crammed into the other half of the room the noise was too loud for pleasant dining. Everyone had to raise their voice, thus I heard the full story of the nervous breakdown suffered by the man two tables over. The inside dining room was empty. I was dining with my elderly father and after a while we just gave up conversing. Food was excellent as always, too bad the atmosphere wasn't."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I have been to the Bistro, many times, and loved the quality of food and service. My recent visit I ordered filet steaks, snap peas, potatoes. What we received was not a thick steak but what looked like two Salisbury steaks on three tablespoons of potatoes and 3 snap peas, yep 3! The sauce was delicious, the rest extremely disappointing, one glass of soda no refill, till after my meal was finished. Oh yea we used to get a yummy French roll and butter. This time old dry hard pieces of bread crust like. Sadly very disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Yet another Bartolotta restaurant that does it again! First time here and definitely not the last. French onion soup was amazing as was the filet. Great wine list and amazing views."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee. We have enjoyed excellent dining experiences there before and this evening reaffirmed our pleasure in this great restaurant. We were greeted with a happy anniversary wish and seated at a table for two at the window with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Our two servers were friendly and very professional. We enjoyed a wonderful pâté and cheese plate to start and II also enjoyed a great steak tartare (hard to find a restaurant that serves this well). My wife had a great filet mignon with frites and bérnaise sauce. I had the rotisserie chicken with incredible mashed potatoes and mushrooms. The wine selection is vast with quality. Great cozy atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We ordered the beat salad that was well executed . We specifically stated that we wished to share a bowl of soup. The bowl with 2 spoons was served.When I asked her why the kitchen did not present us with 2 bowls, she said we did not ask.My guest had the chicken breast that she deemed safe in seasoning and prep but nothing to have a wow factor. The braised lettuce with melted cheese did'nt work well as the wilted lettuce & cheese did'nt pair well in texture or taste. The PEI mussel dish was bad.The broth was exceedingly salty. the PEI's were about the size of peas. PEI's were were so overly salted that I could not could not eat them. The server took 15.00 off the bill. A manager never stopped to talk with us about our experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had an international group (of fussy food types) visiting who needed to go to dinner. Usually we have bookings at top grade restaurants in many overseas cities. I was able to get a good table for 10 and had great comments from everyone. Service was good, and food was up to the usual standard. Good comments on the wine list. Everyone agreed it was good."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had asked for a window table but was not seated at one even though there was one available. Everything else was absolutely wonderful!!!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "For me, Lake Park Bistro isn't a frequent dinner place. I like it 1-3 times a year for special occasions personally, (birthday/anniversary) or when I want to entertain a special guest. Food is always good. If it isn't right they'll fix it (food or drink). Service is usually remarkable with well trained waiters - flare, humor and knowledgeable of the menu. Always a friendly human touch when "Joe is in the house" walking from table to table to make sure all is well. Nothing like the personal touch. That' called commitment. You find it at Bartalotta restaurants."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "A friend's recommendation led us here for a delightful lunch overlooking the changing sky and lake. Food was fabulous, especially the mussels, whose leftover sauce we even took home to use in another meal, it was that good! Lovely, romantic atmosphere and superb service. We will definitely return any time we are in Milwaukee again."
    Dined on 6/18/2014