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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
  • Email: info@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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Diner Reviews
  • "I always enjoy going to Lake Park Bistro. I was having a farewell lunch with a special friend. We were there for 3 hours, seated in a great table by a window on the lake side. Despite the amount of time we were there, we were never made to feel that we were staying too long. The service was attentive but not to the point of being bothersome. They also gave my friend a salad that is only on the evening menu. Overall, it was just a great time."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food simply spoils you from eating anywhere else ever again! Our waiter made the evening, great sense of humor, excellent service and a perfect sense of all around timing."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Lake Park Bistro is a great place to go for a special brunch/lunch/dinner. The food with a French flair is always amazing, the atmosphere is relaxing, and the view of Lake Michigan as you sit above the tree line is breath taking. The service is always friendly and prompt and the food melts in your mouth. Great place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday or just because. It would be a perfect setting for a wedding!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Loved every bight of my whitefish dinner and salad at the Lake Park Bistro! I also tasted the salad with tuna and chicken. Staff went out of their way to make for the best dining experience! Highly recommended if you care about the quality and presentation of your food."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Go for the beautiful view of Lake Michigan, but stay for the excellent food. We enjoyed a very large fresh trout dinner as well as a pork entree. The chocolate dessert with cherries was a little different presentation that was quite tasty."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This place routinely hits homeruns in dining. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in Milwaukee. Everything about Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro is outstanding. Food, service, view."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Delicious as always, great service, very attentive, customers are appreciated and treated so well"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner. The food was outstanding; it may have been the best meal we have had at Lake Park Bistro. The lamb shank and and T-bone were excellent. Both the onion soup and mushroom soup were yummy. Often restaurant soups are too salty, these offerings were perfect."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Fabulous food, great service, great ambience! Wonderful experience we will return to."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was good, but they rushed us through our meal. We were with our children who were visiting and we wanted to make our meal into a enjoyable evening. The minute we finished our appetizers the entrees arrived. The timing was too fast. It is an expensive restaurant and the meal should be served in at a relaxing pace. In the future we'll have to take our business elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere, friendly, attentive staff, delicious food - perfect!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Service was OUTSTANDING! It was our 1st wedding anniversary, and everyone made it special/memorable. We held our wedding ceremony and brunch last year at Lake Park Bistro and now plan to celebrate our annual event every year! Special table with a view (requested), complimentary appetizer/desert, and even a champagne toast. Awesome!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Brought my good friend here on Saturday. Her husband recently passed away, it was her favorite restaurant and the place he proposed. We had a wonderful time. The service, food and ambiance was up to Bartolattas standards. Thank you for making this difficult time a treat and memorable experience for my friend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We came here for my birthday and we had a great view at the window of the lake , food was outstanding and excellent service. So many choices on the menu but I had the rainbow trout which was outstanding and my husband had a pork shank and he said he would order it again. We will be back"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "THE FOOD WAS GREAT! Very nice view will be back in Summer."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "When my wife and i want to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary we always think of going to Bartolotta's. We especially like Lake Park Bistro because of the view, the food, and the good service."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in the area; we have to drive about 1 hour to get there and it is well worth the trip. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the meal was ideal, as always. The baked onion soup, salade lyonnaise, and two different lamb main dishes were all perfect. Ad crusty baguette slices and a complimentary dessert for my wife and the evening was all we could have wished."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Can't say enough wonderful things about this dining experience. From the attentiveness of staff, to the great food. However, the linens left us covered in white. The maitre d' offered me a lint roller and gave an elaborate explanation of their laundering. Ask for black napkins."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Once again, my family enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Lake Park Bistro. Our waiter was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and our dinner was paced perfectly. The food was out of this world. Once again we had a great dinner that we won't soon forget."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The cozy ambience, attention to detail and wonderful French cooking are a sure recipie for a fabulous night out."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've never been disappointed at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro. It's the perfect place for a delicious, if expensive, dinner, with remarkably attentive service that never gets intrusive. And the expansive view of the lake is a wonderful plus, if you're lucky enough to get a window table!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have never experienced better service than during our recent visit!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Lake Park is always special, but the food at this visit was extraordinary."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Lake Park Bistro provides an outstanding dining experience--warm, friendly atmosphere, fine service, beautiful dining spaces, and well-prepared and presented food, especially for those who like French Cuisine. To my mind, its especially charming, cozy, and comfortable during the winter. The only misstep at our table was an Onion Soup that was too heavy on the cheese, making it difficult to appreciate/savor the broth. The trout was outstanding and nicely presented, as was the loup de mer en papillote. I was celebrating a birthday, and received a nice note from the staff and a sweet."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This fine Milwaukee restaurant with the proven name Bartolotta was wonderful. From the ambience to the view of Lake Michigan with a fortunate full moon over the water as the evening progressed, it was worth the experience. Normally a little expensive for our taste, we had gift certificates and a $25 off wine and the waitress was very accomodating. The food was tasty and plentiful. We would go back for a special occasion. Mary, Rudy and Karl and Carol Ralian"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The Pros: This restaurant is a very good restaurant including excellent food, good service(very well trained waiters), and a great view of the lake. This is a nice place to go on a romantic date but it is also kid friendly. The cons are the price. Dinner for 2 at this restaurant will cost you about $100 and they expect a at least $20 tip. But overall this is a very good restaurant with a great view of the lake"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal before the Jennifer Nettles concert. Trout was outstanding as was the vegetarian dish."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We dined at Lake Park Bistro on the recommendation of our son. What a lovely way to spend our anniversary! Food was amazing, service outstanding, can't say enough about this local gem."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our anniversary dinner was awesome! There was a card for us at the table, and excellent service throughout the meal. Enjoyed complimentary champagne with dessert - very nice. Lake Park Bistro continues to be a treat. The food was wonderfully prepared and presented and served."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Authentic French bistro.... everything from the wines offered, ingredients, dishes offered... Will be sure to take my French mother there when she visits Milwaukee."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. The food and atmosphere are excellent. The service is great. This is a beautiful place to visit in summer because of its wooded park and lake Michigan view. My only complaint would be its very expensive so you can not afford to go very often."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional. It was a little loud for a romantic night out but otherwise couldn't ask for better. The service was outstanding and the food was very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Beautiful location. Fantastic building inside and out. Dinner was quite good, although I have had better. The one major downside to our dining experience was the noise level. My wife and I often felt we had to raise our voices just to be heard by the other. It makes conversing quite tiring and detracts from what otherwise was a great dining experience. We dined here on a Friday evening, and I am guessing on a quieter night this place could be quite romantic."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were at this restaurant for Sunday brunch, I and a French friend. All began especially well when the croissants arrived, which my friend said were among the best he'd ever had, including France. The rest of the meal was equally fine, served by an efficient, friendly and helpful staff. There was a lovely view of Lake Michigan (we were given a table next to the window). It was in all respects a highly enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Bartolatta's is amazing. The food is magnificent, the restaurant itself a gem, the view incredible, and the service is flawless. This is a special occasson place."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "They have amazing dinner menu but they have great lunches as well... and lunch is much more affordable!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Usually we had a grate food and service, unfortunately this time we war disappointed."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining at Lake Park Bistro. Our food was delicious, and the service was great! A party of two may have window seats to enjoy the lake view to its fullest. Larger parties sit further in."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Slow night and towards closing is what I'm hoping to attribute to the lackluster performance by the serving staff and kitchen staff? Many questions about the wine and food were answered with "hold on and let me ask". The descriptions of the interesting dishes had to pryed from the staff I felt. I've eaten at a few other Bartoltta restaurants and had much too high expectations. The menu is a French foodie dream but the execution was not. I have a feeling that a busy Sat in the spring would yield a different dining experience but ..............."
    Dined on 3/2/2014