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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TG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous food, atmosphere and service! My wife truly enjoyed her birthday celebration. Would recommend without hesitation. The only issue I had was that it was a bit loud/noisy in the dining room.

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SH
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I am rating LPB based mainly on our server. She was, quite frankly, inattentive and rude when we asked for something (e.g., refills - for which we had to wait longer 10+ minutes). The French toast was really good, but cold by the time she brought it to us.

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F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we arrived they made me feel special, I was celebrating a milestone birthday and asked for a window table and that’s exactly what a got! Our server was very attentive and brought a separate piece of cake displayed beautifully with a candle! There was also a birthday card on the table! Thank you for a job well done and giving me a lasting memory!

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RD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was disappointed that we weren't seated in the Lake room because we were celebrating a special birthday and even though there were vacant tables in the lake room, the hostess told us there were no 4 tops. We made the reservation well in advance and asked for the lake room. very disappointing!

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CM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved having my Birthday here! My new MKE favourite place!

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DB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccible service! Outstanding chef! My new favorite restaurant.

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P
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lake Park Bistro lives up to their reputation. They have two waitresses/waiters working your table attending to your every need. They knew the menu and wine list up and down and were able to recommend a great wine. The food was spot on and cooked perfectly. When we ordered dessert we each ordered something different and debated ordering the dessert the waitress recommended. After no one ordered what she recommended she brought to the table for everyone to share on the house. The food and service were absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend Lake Park Bistro to anyone.

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MH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent, atmosphere great and staff friendly.

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JE
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Absolutely love the restaurant but the food delivery was off....wish they had an excuse it wasnt busy. Hoping for better next time.

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KT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for making our anniversary special! Such a wonderful lunch from the moment we sat down until we walked out the door. Service, food, atmosphere -- all were perfect!

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DA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic authentic French cuisine! First class service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Will be going back!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Amazing view

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M
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of four enjoyed a wonderful meal at Lake Park Bistro. Appetizers, entrées, and dessert were all outstanding. Service was friendly and efficient without being obtrusive.

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t
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

We were shoehorned into a table, I had requested window, and we had children and disability. Got a table in a corner with very limited space. We’re not large people. Photo shows how much room we had on all sides of the table. Almost felt like we were put there because of children and disability. I can’t figure out how to attach photo, sure tried. Suffice it to say everyone was belly to the table, and I’m about the largest at 130 lbs.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous meal in a beautiful setting. Sunday brunch is elegant, tasteful & delicious. We drive up from Chicago just for that!

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C
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Would have been a 5 star.Food was excellently flavored.Had the scallop appetizer,mushroom soup and for dinner veal and beef bourguignon.Only flaw was 2 big pieces of gristle in the beef which were gladly replaced but when I tried to also explain that the dish was tepid I was brushed off.The replacement beef came steaming but the original along with potatoes carrots and sauce were not hot.We were not going for a comp and will be back as we have been there before and everything tasted great.

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l
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Lake Park Bistro as usual. The steak frites was fantastic and enjoyed by 4 in our party of 5. The cheese plate was very good with 3 interesting selections. We also enjoyed the Pomegranate cocktail.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Had to ask for bread, for first course, for drinks. Very slow, while serving adjacent table. Have stopped going to Mr. B’s, now done with LPB.

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JR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word FABULOUS everything! Wonderful setting, waiters so knowledgeable of the menu and kind hearted. Every bite was so flavorful and the presentations are always beautiful.
Bartolotta's never disappoint!

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GE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We went to Lake Park to celebrate our engagement and they did nothing to recognize our special night despite me mentioning it when I made the reservations. We were quite disappointed as this was one of our favorite restaurants in the city. The quality of food and service both seem to have dropped year after year of going there.

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

It was a birthday/date night. We had a blast. Such s great night!!

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TO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Beautiful venue. Excellent food. Service was lacking.

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s
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the Croque Madame. It was very good, but very messy. One needs a fork and knife to eat this "sandwich". I also had the frites with garlic aioli. Very good! My husband ordered the Rillettes de Saumon (salad with salmon), which he said was excellent. We both ordered the cream of mushroom soup. A bit salty, but also, very good. There was ample food and the price was very reasonable. We did not have dessert, because the meal was enough for us. Next time, we will order one (lunch) entree and split it. We had a window seat with a view of the lake. Our server was very, very nice. She did not rush us and the food was served at a reasonable pace. We would definitely go back and try other items.

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m
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed when we are at LPB. We love celebrating our anniversary there and our favorite waiter, Greg, always makes it special. Lunch is the best time to go in the winter in order to enjoy the beautiful view.

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our wedding here and we come back each year for our anniversary. A special place that never disappoints!

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and perfect as always.

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DK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greg was our waiter and he was very busy with many tables, but did his best to keep up with our requests and coffee. If he was not sure about an answer, he took the time to find out.
He was very helpful with my mother in law, who is 94.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow, even though there were open tables and did not seem to be overly busy. We still needed to wait for our reserved table about 10 minutes and could never get a drink at the bar. It took 20 minutes for our server to come to our table. She was very nice and knowledgeable, however there were long periods of time until we saw her. The second server did not communicate. My sea bass in parchment was severely over cooked. My husband ordered the entree size lobster ravioli. He was served 4, for $30. Do you think that was a good value?

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Lake Park Bistro on December 30. I had the menu du chef with the wine pairing, and he had the Coquilles St. Jacques, the steak with lobster from the chef’s menu, and the banana dessert. Everything was exquisitely prepared and presented, and the service was impeccable. Everything came out in a timely fashion without being rushed. Our servers were very attentive, especially with clearing plates and filling water glasses. We were celebrating a recent promotion and were pleasantly surprised by complimentary champagne with our dessert. All in all, it was a perfect evening, and we’ll absolutely be back for other special occasions.

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TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner. Gnocchi was amazing! Great salads and steaks. Perfect date night.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartolotta’s has been the most consistent, positive experience I’ve had with any restaurant in MIlwaukee or anywhere for that matter. They get that it’s not just about singularly providing quality food, excellent service, and ambience. The true magic is providing all three on a consistent bases throughout all their restaurants. This is was sets them apart from the rest and win you combine it with location, can’t be beat. (Harbor House, Lake Park Bistro)

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DK
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful way to celebrate our 29th Wedding Anniversary. The food was awesome and the evening was night to remember. Only disappointment was having a dinner reservation for 7:30pm and having to wait 45 minutes for our table. Other than that, it was the perfect evening and can't wait to go back.

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m
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Our first truly disappointing experience at one of our favorite restaurants. Service was abysmal. No sooner were we seated than we were asked to order--before drink order was taken. Drinks took over 10 minutes to get to the table. Our guest ordered cappuccino which arrived with no spoon or sugar. Another 10 minutes before they arrived. In between we were asked two more times if we were ready to order. Water pitcher not full enough to fill all 4 glasses. You guessed it, another 10 minutes. These were clients from South Africa --we invited them to our favorite restaurant for a special dinner. It was anything but.

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T
Milwaukee
42 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great evening at Lake Park. Food was excellent and the service provided by Chris was flawless. You can never go wrong by dining at Lake Park Bistro.

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LS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

This review actually pains me. We have been loyal customers of Lake Park over the last 15 years. We have never had complaints before. This time was different. The food and service were stellar as always. However, for the first time we could hear the kitchen expediter's microphone LOUDLY over the entire restaurant. Servers were yelling each other's name outside their station. When we asked about the microphone our server explained what it was but I didn't have the heart to say we knew what it was, but we were not enjoying hearing it throughout our celebratory birthday dinner.
I should also say that even when we were seated at the chef's table IN THE KITCHEN at a past dinner we still couldn't hear the microphone.

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Lake Park Bistro several times. Each time it has been the same...... OUTSTANDING!!! It was our 45th wedding anniversary. We go there because it is special. From the time we walked in, to the time we left, EVERYONE was top notch; friendly, attentive, able to explain anything on the menu we did not understand. Just a wonderful time. Our servers were Carissa & Brian. They were the best. We were there for 2 hours & were never rushed. It was a perfect evening. We'll be back again. Thank you.

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SJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Long our favorite restaurant, Lake Park Bistro NEVER disappoints. We were especially glad that our very favorite soup (the wonderful mushroom) was on Saturday's menu--YUM!!

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t
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! Wonderful brunch, exceptional value.

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KW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As usual the staff were courteous and prompt. The food was delicious and the ambiance is the best in the state.

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