Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
The Besti have been to many restaurants over the years...our experience at Bartolotta's was THE BEST we have ever had!!! The food was absolutely outstanding and our waiter Paul Tubin was perfect.....The evening was memorable...Thank You...I now have a new place to dine when we come back to Milwaukee!!!
Tom Zentner6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA little loud, great food!Food was excellent...everything from the dinner bread to our entrees of duck and beef filet. Great service. Noise was a little loud as tables are so close and we had to repeat almost everything we said in our conversation. Overall, happy and we will be back.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen making the reservationWhen making the reservation we requested a special table and it was provided.
It was a very pleasant dining experience.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and perfect servicealways an excellent choice. the food is always perfect and the service is terrific. we had a great lake view on a fabulous day as an added bonus.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderful!Lake Park Bistro never disappoints, a Milwaukee gem!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryOur dinner was a special anniversary evening. It could not have possibly been any better of an experience. The service was fantastic and the meal absolutely fabulous. A requested window table was fulfilled and it turned out to be a memorable evening.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousMy husband and I thought that the food was delicious from appetizer to main course. Would definitely recommend.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAll great!We had a great meal for two for a Birthday celebration. The views are fantastic! We did sit by the window for a great view, unfortunately it was very drafty and we had to turn on the heater at the feet of our table. At times we did get cold and it detracted from an otherwise great experience! The French style selections were all great. If you like duck, this is the place to go! Servers are knowledgeable and responsive.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSlow But SureAlways a spectacular setting, we picked this for a Monday evening business dinner for four. As expected, the food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed the French onion soup in particular. But even though the restaurant was not full, somehow the delays between courses were extensive - especially between appetizer and soup. Then our wine was already finished when the main course arrived. I expect better from a veteran Bartolotta restaurant. We enjoyed our meal, but did not expect to be there well over two and one-half hours.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary 18Went for anniversary. Setting was excellent, a beautiful view of the lake. food was great. Had the classic steak frites. The apple walnut salad was very fresh tasting, but wish the bread was a little softer. Rotisserie chicken and potatos were a big hit with my wife. Service was excellent. It was very lively and relaxing. Would definitley come again.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBack to the top notchA recent visit to Lake Park Bistro found everything at the top of form. Our only problem was a wait for the first course, but the executive chef came out, apologized, and said the scallops were not prepared to his liking. They were the best scallops I have ever had.
Service was excellent, but friendly, not a snobbish French service, but an American ambiance.
My only other mild complaint was a little less salt, it can always be added but not taken away.
The mussels were of a size I had not seen and perfect. Halibut was also perfect.
Wine of course is wonderful.
and the view is beautiful.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect spot for "Terrific Lady DayI took my sweetheart here because she had a bad week and I called it Terrific Lady Day, the food and service was absolutely outstanding.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial placeWe had a reservation, requested a window table for special occasion. We were greeted by an unfriendly host and were told that we would need to wait at least 45 minutes for a window table. We sat at the bar where we were ignored. The bartender finally acknowledged us after we sat there for 5 minutes. He slapped down a drink menu, and promptly left us to busy himself with something in the service area of the bar. He finally came over and took our order, and his demeanor changed. He was friendly and helpful. Our window table was made available in 30 minutes. Once we were seated, the evening turned into a very pleasant dining experience. We had an excellent waiter. The food is outstanding, but expensive. It remains one of our favorite places.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Place for Special OccasionsThe Lake Park Bistro holds a special place in our hearts. My wife and I come here to celebrate important occasions in our life. Of course the food is a phenomenal experience in and of itself. But we come here also for the service, the view, the attentive service, the richness of the architecture--the whole package. On Thursday, Lake Park Bistro delivered again!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good French style cuisine.Very good French style cuisine. Portions were generous for an upscale restaurant. Only minor annoyance was background music that sounded like it was from the 1920's and of similar vintage recording quality. Some people might feel that it adds to the atmosphere.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryLake Park helped make our anniversary very special by giving us a window table, and surprise champagne and dessert to help us celebrate! It was a wonderful surprise! Thanks Lake Park Bistro for making our night even that much better :)5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation dinnerLake Park Bistro was very nice and friendly. From Jennie the hostess to Laura our waitress, everyone was very attentive. The food was great. It was a very nice time.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMfrequent dinerI go to the Lake Park Bistro almost every week and I feel that this is one of the best resturants in the city.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial BirthdayWonderful evening at Lake Park Bistro. We have celebrated many special milestones at this fine restaurant and never been disappointed. The staff was wonderful, food and wine was memorable and the birthday desert the perfect touch. Joe Bartolata stopped by to say hello, as he does with many guests. Highly recommend this special place.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome - awesome - awesomeCelebrated lunch for a special occasion. The views are terrific, as was the device. But more importantly, the french-bistro style cuisine is spot on. Layers of flavor were noted in both our appetizers and entrees.
Looking forward to our return visit.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, my experience atAs always, my experience at Lake Park Bistro was wonderful. I take friends there as a "thank-you" for kitty-sitting, and we always thoroughly enjoy our dining experience.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the PriceWhile this is not a place I would recommend going to every night, it is always a great experience. It is very classic french cuisine, but even for a picky pallet there are options for you. Even when I explore something out of my comfort zone, the meal still ends up being great, so for the less daring I encourage you to branch out.
For the gluten free people there are also options for you, even down to the desserts which mean you can still enjoy your meal with out missing too much.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for that special occasion!Lake Park Bistro is a beautiful place with a breath-taking view of Lake Michigan to go to celebrate that special occasion. Our meal was fabulous and our servers suggested wonderful wine parings with our meal. Our meal was fantastic, but we were disappointed when some of the food choices we wanted were already sold out. The restaurant was very busy that evening and our servers did not check in as often as usual, but service was still good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner! We all leftGreat dinner! We all left happy. Very good waitstaff.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesThe best thing to say that this was not our first time and will not be our last, Excellent food, Superb Staff, and the view make the Lakepark Bistro a Diamond that all should go to, It may not be cheap but for all the extras it will always be the choice for our Special Occasions5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently OutstandingLake Park Bistro has one of the best, if not the best kitchen staffs in Milwaukee. Meal after meal you know you can count on a high level of exectuion. Have found the service levels in this as well as other Bartollota restaurants to be a bit erratic as it was on this night. Why not horrible, certainly not to the same standards as the kitchen.. All in all, a really great meal and enjoyable experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service; Divine CuisineHad a surprise birthday party for my husband. It was our first venture to Lake Park Bistro, we were treated as if we we were long time guests. The food is absolutely amazing and the wait staff impeccable as well as personable. A very enjoyable evening was had by all, and especially the birthday guest. I highly recommend this restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointsWe have dined at Lake Park Bistro many times since we moved to Milwaukee from San Francisco in 2009. Food and service is always excellent.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view, wonderful food, serviceWe celebrated my mom's 86th birthday at Lake Park Bistro. Upon being seated, Mom noticed a folded upright card that wished her a happy hirthday. The waitor was very accommodating in bringing a low small table to put flowers on that we had brought. The salmon was delicous, and substitution to lentils from potatoes was not a problem. Mom was surprised by a slice of flourless chocolate cake topped with strawberries and cream with a candle, beautifully presented after the meal. The waitor was great about taking photos of our group with multiple cameras. It was a memorable lunch for a special occasion.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, great serviceThe food was outstanding. Bison Tartar, bone marrow. just to name a few of the item on the menu that night.
Our server was great. He was very knowlegeable about the food on the menu.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for First AnniversaryMy bride and I celebrated our first anniversary at the Lake Park Bistro. You go to a great restaurant for great food. Our scallop appetizer was fabulous. My mushroom soup was wonderful and it was presented in a very appealing way. Our entrees were both great. I had the beef bourguignon and my bride had a filet mignon. She said that the steak was even better than what I grill at home. Imagine that! The view was wonderful. Service was excellent, with little extra surprises that set the evening apart as something very special. This was the perfect way for us to celebrate what has been the best year of our lives. This is the second marriage for each of us, and we both know how to appreciate excellence.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome view, great FrenchAwesome view, great French menu....Comfortable dining experience. Save room for deserts.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable Anniversary DinnerWe recently moved to Milwaukee from California and our dinner experience at the Lake Park Bistro was comparable to an upscale French restaurant in the Bay Area. We enjoyed a table with a view of Lake Michigan which coupled with the fine food made a memorable evening. The wine list is all French and a nice bottle of Cote de Rhone which complemented the Steak with Bernaise sauce as well as the excellently prepared Squab.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great. ItEverything was great. It seemed like the portions were smaller, but I still left stuffed.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial place for a special nightWe took out four of our friends to celebrate their birthdays. Everyone loved the experience, both the food and the ambience. The evening was a big hit.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHeidi was our server and didHeidi was our server and did an excellent job. The food was outstanding, the view was spectacular, we were made to feel very welcomed and the flowers I ordered were stunning. A 10 out of 10 experience and we thank the entire staff that made it a special experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDidier made sure we had oneDidier made sure we had one of the best tables in the house (overlooking Lake Michigan), and in general, took very good care of us the entire evening. The food was fabulous--as always--and the wait staff was cordial and efficient. It was a great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous dinner. Food wasFabulous dinner. Food was excellent and the service outstanding. Noted in my reservation we were celebrating a birthday. The Bistro contacted me beforehand to ensure my needs were met. They did a great job. This is one of my local favorites and will be back many, many times!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNot just a meal, but an experience.Not just a meal, but an experience. Presentation of food outstanding, but flavor of food exceptional. This is not an inexpensive place to dine, but the value to cost is exceptional.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place; my friend andGreat place; my friend and I made a dinner of small-plate appetizers, and it was grand. We had the Oeuf mollet (a breaded, soft-boiled egg in a wonderful salad of mushrooms and frisee; when you break the egg it makes a Hollandaise-like dressing), the cured salmon, a salad with baby beets and pistachios, and a lovely cheese plate with kumquats and marmalade -- all with an unparalleled view of Lake Michigan. A lovely evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn awesome dining experience...don'An awesome dining experience...don't miss this one4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good French food. ExcellentVery good French food. Excellent service - attentive, efficient. Great ambiance. Nice view of Lake Michigan. Very nice place for conversation.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us were there theFour of us were there the other couple had not experienced the cuisine before. I found the bad entry to have too little fish and lots of potato. Good service and ambiance4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMa must tryThe food was good, as I expected. The staff was superb -- helpful, friendly, and caring.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMwe'll go back :)This experience... not as FABULOUS as our last. We had the snails, delicious!!! I had the lamb stew, very rich and overly fatty. I had a hard time finishing it. Table was wonderful as we were sitting by the window. View was great and can only imagine it getting better when the weather gets better and the sun stays out longer to enjoy it! Service was average. It was just enough, nothing to write home about.
My husband and I really enjoy this place! We will definitely come back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe beautiful room that overlooksThe beautiful room that overlooks Lake Michigan is still one of the nicest dining settings in Milwaukee. Food with a French flair that is well prepared and attentive service all make for a fine evening of fine dining.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery professional staff thatVery professional staff that cater to your every need. Food is fresh, prepared to your request with good presentation.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food--spectacular. TheThe food--spectacular. The service-- personable, attentive but not intrusive. So glad we had the chance to experience this wonderful restaurant !3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBartolotta's Lake Park BistroBartolotta's Lake Park Bistro is one of the finest restaurants I have had the pleasure to dine in. The food, ambiance, service was impeccable.
I celebrated with my daughter of 23 years (her birthday present was dinner at Bartolotta's) and she, being a devotee of France, was overwhelmed.
I shall return to this wonderful experience as often as possible.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I try to comeMy wife and I try to come here twice a year and every time we do we just can't say enough about the excellent food and service. I also buy gift certificates every year at Xmas for 2 family members and they enjoy coming here as well and your other properties that they have visited. . The view is perfect when we get a seat ny the window and the different choices on the menu each time are such a must to try. Great service your staff is so caring and very personable to make our visit each time a memory. Thank you for your choices on the menu and keep up the great restaurant you have.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM