Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
Graduation 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 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 AMA rare disappointmentWe eat at Lake Park Bistro at least five times a year and have come to expect outstanding food and service. We made a reservation for Mother's Day early in the evening as my wife's mother was in town and we were hoping to beat the dinner rush. Unfortunately, shortly after we were seated our servers had a very full section and our service suffered. There was some confusion over the wine menu which caused our bottle of wine to be delivered after our meals were mostly consumed. We didn't have her open the bottle and settled for a glass but it definitely took something away from the experience.
I know this is most likely a one time bad experience and will not hesitate to return for another night of their wondrous fare.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 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 AMGreat dinner! We all leftGreat dinner! We all left happy. Very good waitstaff.5/11/2013 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 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 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 AMLocal GemThis local gem of a restaurant never fails to impress. My husband and I recently celebrated our birthdays at LPB and enjoyed a delicious meal from appetizer to dessert. There is a new menu with a few new features that we enjoyed, notably the Garbure soup, freshly made sausage (on Wednesdays), and the new preparation of mussels with a curry broth which were all delicious. Add a window table over-looking the lake and it made a very memorable evening.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI wanted a special place forI wanted a special place for a lunch with my wife. Lake Park Bistro was the right place. The view, food and service were impeccable. We had a hanger steak and a trout, both done to perfection. We eagerly look forward to our next visit.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had Paul for a waiter outstandinWe had Paul for a waiter outstanding!! We had a view of the lake watched the water shift from stormy gray to silver to black. Waves were crashing away. Steak was big enough for two then left overs as well. Never got to the steak thou, by the time got done with a salad, bread and mushrooms was full. Had to leave room for the wonderful brownie dessert! Since we are Bartalotta dining members we had some Bartalotta money. Dinner cost us $20.00 (+tip on the main bill! Wine was half price on Mondays. $35.00 for a great bottle of wine.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I took ourMy husband and I took our daughters, ages 11 and 9, to brunch on Sunday. It was delicious, the servers were knowledgable and friendly and we really enjoyed ourselves.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLove ItThis is my second time at Lake Park Bistro. Both times have been truly wonderful. I felt that brunch was an excellent value. The food was both delicious and wonderfully presented. Our servers were knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed having a table next to the window. Even in the small open room it did not feel crowded or loud. I will continue going to Lake Park Bistro to experience everything it has to offer. It is perfect for a casual meal with a friend, a celebration with family, or a romantic evening. It is now my favorite restaurant in Milwaukee.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite regularly, we have beenQuite regularly, we have been going to Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro for over ten years. During our last visit, three days ago, the food was quite ordinary instead of excellent as it has been for the last ten years. The lunch menu was poorly presented, xerox copy of the menu was poorly printed and hard to read. The menu used to be printed not xerox-copied. The revised menu items were downgraded by at least one notch. Tuna fish was served as a chopped Tuna, pre-cooked, rather than 4 oz. portion of Tuna steak made to order as rare, medium, or well done (for Niçoise salad). The selection was "watered down", instead of excellent ingredients, the ingredients were quite ordinary. We are no longer planning to go there in the near future.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Classic French CuisineGreat classic french food. Some items are outdated but classic, so retained on the menu for accurate cuisine. I suggest you ask for Jennifer, who served our group to perfection with a great attitude and aplomb. She listened to us, made great suggestions based on our discussion, and provided a delightful experience.
The wines available per glass at Lake Park Bistro are far above the average experience and are designed to pair wonderfully with the various dishes found here. A wonderful sommelier/wine director is at work here, take advantage of the half priced Sunday wines!
Best dishes we tasted: seared foie gras, escargots, beouf tartare, rabbit, & dover sole. Delightful meringue dessert was light, flavorful and a nice cap to the even3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA good choice for a specialA good choice for a special occasion. The service was attentive. The filet mignon and hanger steak were generous and savory. The creme brulee for dessert was a nice finishing touch. As the dining room was full, the low ceiling in the East dining area made the noise level difficult for conversation.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful dinnerWe had a wonderful dinner with a great view of the lake. As always, the service was attentive without hovering. We really appreciate the consistency of the food and the service.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant for anyA great restaurant for any meal. Have been there several times for lunch and dinner, just made our first Sunday brunch. Never disappointed. If undecided about what to order, consider the chef special the server describes-always a good choice. Try to get a table with a lake view. Can be expensive depending on food and wine selection but not unreasonable considering the quality, service and ambiance.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful French-orientedWonderful French-oriented menu, food exceeded expectations, service was flawless. Could not have been better3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNice experience. ProbablyNice experience. Probably the best I've had in Milwaukee. High quality food that is prepared well and in ample portions.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, fabulous food andAs always, fabulous food and gracious, friendly service. Chef's Table is a great experience.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM