Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

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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. See our menu at www.lakeparkbistro.com/menu
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JS
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding. Always a special experience.

J
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been unhappy with the noise level in porch seating on previous visits to Lake Park Bistro, but we enjoyed a relatively quiet night with out-of-town guests and the whole experience was exquisite!

RR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place

b
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent. No complaints.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th Work Anniversary

AJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lake Park Bistro never disappoints. The food, service and ambiance is wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as usual. Best view in the city, excellent food and wine. Absolutely nothing to complain about!

KW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The evening was so enjoyable. Service was outstanding, food excellent. At times it did get loud and hard to carry on a conversation. I would not hesitate to return for other items on the menu.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and get service! Prepared perfectly!

C
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! Classic French cooking with some new ideas thrown in. Our servers, Chris and Will, were professional and a joy to work with.

TF
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding. Noise level seemed “harsh” this time in dining room.

JN
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious food prepared in amazing fashion with wonderful attention by a professional server.....
Can't wait to return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome as usual

k
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We love the Lake Park Bistro. Love it. I brag about the salad, the ambiance, the service. Today, however, we were disappointed by the service only.

Y
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Adam never disappoints keeping the menu fresh wit items for every palate. We have never had a bad meal here after many years of dining at Lake Park Bistro! Definitely a restaurant to visit for everyone.
Thank you, as always!

RP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Roasted chicken dish very excellent. Ham and guerye cheese sandwich not as arresting.
Stiff and hard to taste the cheese. Would suggest this be an open-faced sandwich so
the cheese can be savored. Any smoked flavor of the ham was missing. House salad was
tasty and greens fresh.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Hands down Milwaukee’s best restaurant since they opened. Nothing comes close to it. Beautiful food in a beautiful space. I hope they stay on top of their game.

OT
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Lake Park Bistro on a number of occasions so on our way back from Chicago I made a reservation. When it seemed like we would be late I called, but the hostess said to still try to be there. We were only 15 min past our reservation time but got a spectacular window seat overlooking Lake Michigan. We decided on the Chefs menu with paired wines. They served a fantastic trout preparation for main course and the wines were paired beautifully. It is easy to understand why we place Lake Park Bistro as one of our favorite restaurants in Milwaukee. The view! The food! Amazing!

RG
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very relaxing evening with great food and service.

SL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch, celebrated our 1st anniversary. We were given a lake view table, champagne and loved the whole experience!

NA
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always special to eat at Lake Park Bistro. The entrees are all delicious, and it is difficult to choose. I most often eat lunch there. I recommend the Croque Monsieur. It is served with a choice of sides. The atmosphere and view of the lake enhance your meal. The service is the best. Your water glass/coffee is always filled, food is served at the perfect temperature, and time is allowed to enjoy each course.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really nice. Jessica was very knowledgeable & warm. Emmanuel was sweet, & we enjoyed his dessert recommendations!

J
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

First experience at Lake Park Bistro and it didn't disappoint. Started with the tomato bisque, which was amazing. Flat iron steak fell a little flat - a little tougher and less flavorful than expected, but still good overall. If the potatoes had been gratin dauphinoise, probably wouldn't have said anything about the steak. Service was exceptional, as was the view.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary Saturday and dined at our favorite restaurant around the Milwaukee area..all I can say is that everyone involved made our special day even more special by doing what they do best..our compliments to the chef for a dinner that made our
mouths salivate..ambiance and a view that made our hearts palpitate..and service that makes my wife and I congratulate on a job well done. It was a honor and a Privilege to share our day with you.

RA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The duck confit was absolutely outstanding. It will be remembered for a long time, and recommended as well. Very nice and efficient waitress.

RJ
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was great!

M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and food are phenomenal! This is a place where you will cherish the memories created forever!

JB
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. The portions were a good size. Very happy with the desserts. Impressed with the champagne for the table to celebrate our anniversary.

C
Milwaukee
78 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of service and the delicious food we had. I read and heard that Lake Park Bistro was living off of its past reputation and that service and the quality of the food was not up to par. We went to the restaurant expecting to be disappointed. Much to our pleasant surprise the service was attentive and excellent. The fish was fresh and delicious, breads divine, butter room temperature, salad fresh, and dessert superb. I was so pleased that Lake Park Bistro either decided to up their standards to reflect their reputation or has reasserted itself to be steps above other highly regarded restaurants in the area. Give this restaurant a try or go back. The meal was wonderful. BTW, we went a bit earlier than most for dinner so we were not competing with other guests. The place was packed!

J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Usually ❤️❤️❤️the Bistro! This time, however, tried the halibut, which was not well-prepared. Would have sent it back, but as with guests. Both of their entrees were excellent.

t
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always an excellent dining experience, this being no exception.

RL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful view of the lake. I had the salmon and my husband had the ribeye and both were delicious! I now have a new favorite wine that our server suggested. We had a nice evening.

PM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a spectacular evening, for my wife’s Birthday.
Everything wasn’t just good, great, or perfect; it was beyond that. From our table with a view, food so good that I’m making myself hungry again just thinking about it! Service could not have been any better.
There is a lot of other dish’s on the menu that we’ll have to return to try. So get ready....we’ll be back❣️

GF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a winner. One of the most reliable experiences in MKE.

AS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my parent's 25th wedding anniversary, and I genuinely think it was the best night we've had together as a family. Insanely intricate and delicious food, kind servers, and beautiful ambiance. We will cherish the memory forever!

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has been a great restaurant for years. Never disappoints!

E
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Been here many times and never had such poor and slow service. Never offered refill on water or coffee or bread (despite ordering a lot of cheeses). Server had no knowledge of specials, sorbet flavors, etc. Person who brought wine was rude and insulting. A Monday night and not overly crowded or busy. No one really paid any attention to us beyond bare minimum. Took forever to get check and we had been there 3 hours and had credit card out on table. Were basically done with dinner before anyone asked how it was. I don't need a lot of attention but we were neglected. If this was my first time, I would not return.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful 30th wedding anniversary dinner on a cloudy wet the beautiful view of Lake Michigan. The wait staff really accommodating our needs and service was superior. I had the Dover sole that was carefully and without fault deboned at the table while we watched. My wife was quite partial to eat eggplant and lamb combination. Very healthy salads. Faux Graux was tasty but $$$. This is the kind of place I would go to only on special occasions because I am scotch. We scotch are not cheap, we are thrifty. When someone contacts me and says “ I want to take you out to dinner, pick a nice place, my treat “ I will make sure and come back. Thank you once again for making our 30th wedding anniversary such a special occasion.

t
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We are repeat customers. We the Bistro. But, Su day was a slight disappointment. It was our daughter’s birthday. We had high expectations. But, the service was very, very slow. It took more than 25 minutes from the time we sat down until were served coffee. We had to remind the servers that we had ordered coffee. We were advised by one server that we could order “bottles mimosas” only to later be advised but the other server that there was no such thing. We did order an appetizer plate and drinks, but it took almost 55 minutes before our meal order was taken. We were in no hurry, but the lack of sync between the servers made for a strange dining experience. Things like this don’t happen at the Lake Park Bistro based on our many experiences. We will add that when our meals arrived they were delicious, as always. We will be back, rest assured. We do love the Bistro. We just hope the service yesterday was an anomaly and not a precursor of a negative trend. One last point: it was very loud in the restaurant during our meal. It was often difficult to hear conversations clearly. I don’t recall that being a problem in the past. Again, it was just something we made note of yesterday.

JR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

great place for special occasions. location, staff and experience are all top notch!

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