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Coquette Cafe
Coquette Cafe

Coquette Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.coquettecafe.com
  • Phone: (414) 291-2655
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday:11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Chris Hatleli & Nick Burki
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are available for all of your catering needs. Give us a call at 414-291-2655 to discuss your upcoming event. You may also email us at Coquette_Cafe@sbcglobal.net
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our Garden Room is perfect for Special Events up to 50 People. We are also able to rent out larger areas of the Dining Room for events. Please call us at 414-291-2655 or email us at Coquette_Cafe@sbcglobal.net

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between St. Paul and Buffalo
  • Public Transit: There are bus and trolley stops within one block of the front door.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking behind building after 5 PM every night and all day on Sunday
A word from Coquette Cafe
Nestled in the Landmark Building in The Historic Third Ward, Coquette Cafe serves up authentic bistro fare in warm, casual surroundings. Coquette is the kind of place where guests can pop in any time of day for everything from French Onion Soup and Flatbread Pizza to Crisp Provincal Roast Chicken. Whether it's cozying up to the bar for a glass of provincial French wine or exclusively brewed French ale, or having dinner or a small banquet in one of its three bustling dining areas, Chefs and Co- Owners Nick Burki and Chris Hatleli and their wonderful staff are eager to accommodate one's every need. Although brand new in February of 1999, Coquette's informal decor blends well with its vintage surroundings. The dark wood, mirrored back bar and glowing gold walls invite you in to experience top quality and unassuming fare that you might find in the home kitchens of French grandmothers. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I received a gift certificate for your place and knew it was an elite restaurant, so I wanted to use it in a special way. I had a pleasant and quiet meal with my daughter. The environment made our Sunday very special."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "This is an excellent french restaurant with authentic quality items on the menu. There are several options ranging in price that make it possible to have cheaper meal if necessary. The food tasted great and the service was wonderful. I had a wonderful time and would love to come back."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Best place in Milwaukee for Paresian food. Martinis are always perfect and now they are expanding their specials to experience other cultural foods."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Can rave about this restaurant enough. In the epicenter of Milwaukee activity, the Third Ward, the food was more creative than any I've seen in some time and more importantly, didn't just look good, it tasted good. I was there as part of a art tour group for luncheon, and loved it so much I returned with some group member for dinner. I'm telling all my foodie traveler friends about it."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Our party, celebrating a birthday, was served by an exceptionally attentive waitress. She interacted with us, but also maintained a great level of service throughout the meal. The birthday boy ordered salmon, even though he's not a big fan of salmon. He said it was the best salmon he's ever had. I ordered the cheese and caramelized onion ravioli. Although the flavors were really good, it wasn't as attractively presented as the other entrees at the table. The other entrees included a chicken sandwich and two other salmon entrees. Everyone enjoyed the food, the Sidecars and the rose wine selection. It's nice that this restaurant has affordable sandwich and entree salad options and a prix fixe menu option, in addition to the entree selections."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I wasn't sure what to expect, but the meal was pricey. I had the con a vic and the chicken was tender and moist and the meal as a whole was good. For the price I would have thought it would have been a better presentation or more flavorful. I was there during the week and it was quiet and low key which was nice. The menu over all was ok, but perhaps I was expect more edgy French diners. The server was pleasant and very attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Coquette Cafe offers excellent food at reasonable prices, and has a very nice wine list. Both of our meals were very good."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A first visit for my wife and me, and it was a great experience; wonderful ambience, very attentive service, excellent food, relaxing/casual/non-rushed atmosphere, good background music. We can't wait to go back, even though it's a 45 minute trip into the city, to do so."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food excellent, the service attentive, the restaurant atmosphere appropriate for conversation. Coquette is a winner"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We had lunch here and were treated very well. Our waitress was very attentive. Our meal was wonderful and dessert was delish!9"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I love going for their French onion soup and following up with the crembrule or dessert. In my experience, Coquette's version of these two items is the best in town! The service was great; our waitress was a gem and was on top of any of our dining needs. She made wonderful menu recommendations as well. We will be dining in again."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My wife & I have been Coquette regulars for years, going back to probably 5 years before the sale. So, obviously, we like the food & atmosphere. But I must note, over the last few months, the restaurant is knocking it out of the park every visit. This is the best I've know CC to be in all the years we've been going there. Each & every dish is expertly prepared, perfectly spiced, and gorgeously plated. The specials, particularly the seafood entrees, have just been magnificent. I heard somewhere that you have a new sous-chef, so that's probably part of the story, but it seems to us that from the owners down to the dishwashers, everyone at CC is at the absolute top of his/her game. Bravo!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Coquette is a favorite place to take serious food lovers. In addition great classic French dishes, they also have seasonal specials that are wonderful. It's impossible to have anything other than delicious at Coquette!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food, ambience and service (Richard was our waiter) were all outstanding. The wine list had a number of good American and French options for a reasonable price. We’re new to Milwaukee and we’ve found our French Bistro!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Coquette always satisfies. The food is consistently lovely, the menu reflects a chef who values fresh, local ingredients and strikes a balance between tradition and modernity. With the kind of seamless professional service that keeps your needs met without being intrusive or hurried, it has become my favorite spot for everything from business lunches to group celebrations and romantic meals for two. Don't hesitate to enjoy a meal at Coquette, you will NOT be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I am not often impressed by European theme restaurants. The Coquette Cafe was a welcome surprise. The ambiance is understated yet elegant. Service is exceptional. Of course, none of this matters if the food does not meet the standard. Our meals were exceptional. The onion soup is, surprise, honest traditional onion soup. The correct cheese and plenty of it. The main course were excellent. Salmon was perfection, and the pork loin was exceptional. The dessert were also worth the effort. I am pedestrian and limited my self to the chocolate mousse. It was very good. She had a daily special tart cherry pastry creme brulee thingee that had her oohing and ahhing. WE SHALL RETURN!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had the three-course Summerfest special. The food was good, but very heavy. We would never order as much as we were served"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service was great, but the food was average. The chicken my wife ordered was bland and dry. Her garlic potatoes were also bland. Her sorbet dessert was not good. The baby back ribs I ordered were excellent. The potatoes I had were not cooked long enough. We had high expectations of the Coquette French Café and they were not met."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We celebrated a friends' birthday at Cafe Croquette on a Sunday morning. The food, service and overall experience were excellent! I highly recommend it for a special occasion and/or just a special dining time out!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Love the skate; the best French onion soup in town. Also the best key lime pie ever!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was a fabulous find on our second trip to Milwaukee. Our waiter was excellent and comparable to any at a top restaurant in Chicago or New York. Food was fabulous! It definitely had the vibe of a restaurant in the heart of France."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were welcomed from our first steps inside and made to feel very comfortable with our two small kids. It was a wonderful brunch with great food and service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everything was great. All the hostesses, our server were phenomenal. I felt bad with my emotions that day as my job as owner of a small business gets to me sometimes, but the overall patience of our server was something to be grateful for. What a choice and I strongly urge anyone with a few extra bucks to have a great day."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We celebrated a most relaxed and gracious meal last Friday evening. Each course was well presented, our server knew the menu and made excellent recommendations, and the food was delicious and prepared just as ordered."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We ate at Coquette Café as part of downtown dining week. The food was good but nothing special. Maybe it was because of the special menu and everything was prepared in advance. The salad was average at best. The three main courses were alright. (there were 4 of us and we tried all three of them). Despite other open tables we were put right by the bussing station so we had workers passing right by our table to get water and silverware the entire meal. The staff also seemed rushed. We thought about going back to get to pick from the full menu but the experience just wasn't good enough to warrant that."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience during downtown dining week. We had great service and wonderful food. The restaurant is better suited to small groups. A large group gathered at the bar was blocking access between the dining rooms. Ambiance was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went here for Downtown Dining. Overall the food was amazing but the salad was not the way to start the meal. Romaine chopped up and dressed. I also would have expected a nicer table for making a reservation."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Met a former boss for a relaxing dinner taking advantage of Downtown Dining week to try a different item on Coquette's menu. All was delicious served at the proper pace."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Between my sister and I, we sampled all six items on your Downtown Dining lunch menu. The quantity, flavor and presentation was perfect!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Coquette Café has a warm and helpful staff, fast service, , and a beautiful atmosphere. The food is always excellent."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We chose for the Dining Downtown menu. The food was quite good but not really up to true foodie standards. We did buy an excellent bottle of wine and the service was helpful, attentive, and not overbearing. All together a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A friend and I went here during downtown dining week. It was a good opportunity to try this restaurant out. The watermelon gazpacho was excellent. Our entrees, pizza and the ham and cheese sandwich were also good. We liked our desserts too and would come back again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It has been better. I like their gazpacho a lot. That and their mousse is what brings me back over and over during Downtown Dining Week. However, this year, it wasn't as good as it has been in the past. The sandwiches especially were not as big and appealing. They almost seemed tired and old."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We were all very pleased with the high quality of our lunches during Downtown Dining Week. The food was plentiful and delicious. We were disappointed in the slow and lackluster service and just wanted to scream "Smile!!" at our server. With that being said, the high quality of the food will guarantee our return."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Went there for downtown dining week and it was fabulous. Loved les œufs à la neige. The service was attentive and friendly and the restaurant reminds me of those in paris. overall a good dining experience, definitely come at least for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with a fancy wait staff and white table cloths. The food was excellent all around. The portions were larger than I thought they would be."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My Bride and I thought that the food and service were very nicely done. While the wine selection was just average. We'd have no problem going again and bringing along friends. It was a most enjoyable meal and ambiance."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Tasty and attractive food. Attentive and friendly service. Felt like we received value for our dollar."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I made our reservation (first time diner) online. In the box for comments, I put 'Celebrating our # Anniverary'. Our table was ready on our arrival, the food was exquisite! We experienced excellent service with a surprise Anniversary Message written in caramel, decorated with meringue flowers and a candle. We were delighted! This place is a wonderful jewel!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Coquette Cafe is truly an outstanding restaurant and has become one of the top choices on our dining list. My wife and I definitely have our favorite menu items but frequently take advantage of their three course dinner specials. The wait staff is very professional, helpful and friendly. The restaurant definitely reflects some of the cafes we visited in Paris. We have never had a bad experience at Coquette. I strongly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/6/2014