Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
Wonderful as always.
Chris our waiter was excellent, very knowledgeable, attentive and pleasant.
We loved eating here! The food was amazing and the service was perfect. We will be back.
Beautiful setting overlooking lake Michigan. The atmosphere was delightful, we sat in the sun room with gorgeous views of the lake in a bright, cozy room. We had a large party of 9 and the service was exceptional! The food was absolutely delicious, I had the trout, a couple had the salmon, one dover sole and the others filets -- all exceptionally prepared. It was a special occasion celebrating graduation and we were not disappointed.
Wonderful food and service. It was a busy graduation weekend in MKE. Bartolotta’s delivered so well. Maybe be of Bartolotta’s restaurants.
Service was good but a bit slow
Otherwise fantastic food and experience
Overall it was excellent. We were celebrating our son’s birthday and they made it extra special!
We were there to celebrate my nephew's graduation from UWM. This restaurant was his request. It is a beautiful restaurant and has maintained the original character from it's early days. The service was spectacular. The only reason I didn't give it all excellent marks was because our table was behind the hostess station and the bar and our small group of 5 could hardly hear each other. In addition, we were squeezed into a very small area. I would go back but would insist on a different table.
Great food and service! Loved the course menu! Definitely will be back!
Took my daughter there for her first visit. Treated her to escargot for an appetizer! Great visit!
Our food was excellent, the view from a window table was spectacular and our server Carissa gave us fantastic service
Lake Park is always fantastic and a wonderful place for Mother's Day brunch!
Mother's Day was busy but the food was good. The steak was properly cooked and the service was good. We were, however, told we could have only one crescant.
Overall, very good. The setting and food is always great. We did find that the price continues to sky rocket and there is no longer a Mimosa or glass of champagne included in the price of the ala Cart Brunch. One of our servers was not the friendliest, but we managed to win her over with kindness!
“Best brunch I’ve ever had” - my mom on Mother’s Day
Went there for Mother’s day brunch. I loved the appetizers, but the main dish was not as good. I had chicken liver mousse, lamb, and flourless chocolate cake. There were surprisingly a lot of children (but that may be because of mother’s day), so it was quite loud.
We got the lake view, which I adored.
Last year, my husband and I enjoyed a delightful dinner at Lake Park Bistro, so I made reservations again for this year.
We were seated promptly at 7:00 pm by a window (which I had requested) which ended up being the highlight of the evening. We ordered pate for an appetizer which was very good although it took at least a half an hour to get to our table. No one checked to see if we liked it or needed anything else...finally someone came and took our plate away. After another wait of 30 minutes,I finally got my cup of soup and my husband got his salad. (Mind you, a couple who arrived after us, had appetizers, a main course, lots of wine and dessert before we even saw our entree!)At 8:45 pm, our dinners finally arrived. My husband had ordered bone-in ribeye (medium) and I ordered flat iron steak (well done). Both came out rare and barely warm. We finally flagged down our waitress who got the manager. He came over and agreed our food was unacceptable and offered something else on menu-- but God knows how long that would've taken. We opted to send the food back and leave as I was very upset by this point. He gave us 2 desserts to go and took care of our bill. We came here for a special celebration dinner, not a free meal. We felt ignored and were incredibly disappointed. Next year will be our 30th anniversary and our plans will not include Lake Park Bistro. I don't know what happened to their service or their ability to cook food. All I know is that I'll never go there again.
Food and staff were amazing as always, we sat along the window line as requested and enjoyed the hazy Saturday view. Unfortunately, the noise level was such that our conversation was more than cumbersome. We may need to reconsider our special dinner plans to be on non- weekend days.
The food and the service was excellent. My steak was absolutely perfect couldn't ask for a better meal.
This is our favorite bartolotta's restaurant. Will definitely be returning
Phenomenal food, cocktails and overall service. Hakim provided spectacular service. Best mussels in town.
It’s rare to find true Dover Sole and Bartolotta’s is truly special. Great place to cel special occasions
Wonderful restaurant.excellent experience every time.
My wife and I was there when we were dating. It was maybe in 1999 or 2000. The food was delicious last century. After 19 years, we came back we our daughters for Mom birthday. The food we ordered were great. My wife order the duck dish and it was delicious (I might have to come back to order the 🦆 for myself 😁). Overall, we all had a great time.
Fabulous place with fantastic food overlooking the lake ..... incredible
Thank you for dining with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.
We had our wedding at Lake Park Bistro, so you know we enjoy this venue, but the experience on Sunday was sad and frustrating. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. We ordered brunch (sausage cassoulet, steak and eggs). Beet salad was excellent, but entrees were lukewarm and underseasoned. Our waitress never returned to ask if the food was ok, and never asked even when she finally cleared our plates and we had left 2/3 of our entrees uneaten. The service was really lacking. We had to ask at least twice and wait 10 minutes for everything from our mimosas to coffee, even water! When no one was clearing our plates, I spoke to the manager and he offered to comp us. I explained that I didn't need that, but please speak to the staff to improve our service. We still waited, and when they finally cleared our plates and brought desert, they brought a complimentary champagne (which I didn't want) but made me ask two different servers and still wait to get my coffee refilled! I chose not to punish the wait staff with a poor tip, because it seemed clear that this was a management/staff communication problem.
We always have a delicious meal at Lake Park Bistro.
Honestly one of the best meals of my life if you only grade the food. Truly heinous service, though. The staff clearly judged us because we were two young alternative looking lesbians and were rude as hell (except, luckily, our actual server was fine). Disappointing and frankly just plain discriminatory. Can’t recommend if you’re visibly queer!
I and a lady friend dined here for the first time. I was more than impressed with the Ambiance of the restaurant as well as the courteous and helpful staff. I ordered the escargot which was absolutely delicious followed by their filet mignon garlic mashed potatoes and elegant green beans all while sipping on a wonderful white wine and for dessert my lady friend had some wonderful sorbet and I have the most decadent chocolate cake with peanut butter ice cream and dollops of whipped cream. Our waitress who was absolutely wonderful brought us some complimentary champagne because she knew it was our first date. This memory was worth every penny spent, everything here was fabulous. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is into a more upscale dining experience. Thank you so much Lake Park bistro.....
We always enjoy the Food + Greg's great Service! The Bistro is a wonderful place for Lunch.
For those unfamiliar with this restaurant the location is fantastic, the views wonderful, the parking convenient. The service has always been great. The menu is upscale, so for some this restaurant might be saved for special occasions.
Always have good service here and it’s a great place. It’s pricey, however, for a simple lunch.
Was not as noisy as it usually can be because it was a Sunday night and not as crowded. Waited at the host desk for quite awhile before the host finally came over. Never said a word about, sorry you had to wait or greet us with a smile. We were seated at a lovely window seat which was a treat. Then we sat for quite awhile agin at our table before our waitress stopped by. My husband and I were worried the whole evening was going to be like this, but it wasn’t. Once the waitress came we did receive pretty good service. Just wasn’t a great way to start our evening. The food was wonderful as it always has been!!!
Lake Park Bistro is one of my all time favorites! ! Love the feeling as I walk through the front doors, it is very welcoming and I know I'm going to have great food and fun times!!
We, along with so many others, are missing the visionary behind this place and experience, Joe Bartollota. Dine here every 3 weeks with my UWM student, and always enjoy the menu, specials, and don't forget about the view!
The “team” we had as our wait staff where anything but that.
We had to ask for our drinks to be replenished 2x and wait for them for 20 minutes, I had to ask for utensils since mine were taken away with the soup. The food was very good as usual.
It’s just very disappointing when you have to look around the room for your waiter.
On the way out I stopped to use the restroom, no toilet paper🙁
Awesome as usual. The food, the service, the ambiance .... my only complaint is that all the hard surfaces make it noisy when, like tonight, it’s packed. But it’s packed because it’s great!
My husband is quite the foodie and I have been talking about this restaurant since we met 2 years ago. I finally had the opportunity to get to Milwaukee and take him there and he was wowed by everything. Our experience was even better than I remembered and the food was outstanding as always. We cannot wait to get back!
One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had ! Such a friendly, competent, accommodating staff; beautiful setting; outstanding food and wine. We are new to Milwaukee and this is going to be a favorite for many years to come.
My parents were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. My brother and I wanted to set up a special evening and the Lake Park team was amazing. They greeted my parents warmly, took excellent care of them, and made paying long distance so easy. Thanks to all who helped make this day special for them!