Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

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$31 to $50
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French
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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JJ
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays. The restaurant had a special card for our birthday celebrants and flourless chocolate cake with candles for each birthday girl. The service was excellent as was the food.

SD
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was as always outstanding. Food was excellent. The wine suggestion was also very good. I come regularly and have never had a bad experience.

PM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were displaced from a reservation cancellation at harbor house due to a water main break. The people at Lake Park Bistro were very accommodating,and turned a negative situation around to a perfect evening.
Thank you !

MC
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The view from the Lake Room was gorgeous and this is the main reason to come. Our reservation was for 1:45, the last seating for Brunch. I felt a bit rushed by our server to make up our minds and get our orders in. But all in all, we had a very pleasant time.

J
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service,excellent food and beautiful place

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally delicious meal. Great waitress. Ambience was intimate but open and French.

US
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As always, nothing about Lake Park Bistro was disappointing. The food, service, and venue were all as excellent as Milwaukee has come to expect from its best restaurant. We had a great time.

There are only a few complaints I have about Lake Park Bistro. They are consistent, but fairly minor when compared to the extraordinary aspects of the experience. Nonetheless, these are my warnings:

(1) The restaurant is usually pretty loud.
(2) The dessert is always far too small for the price. This time, I had a sliver of chocolate mousse and two bites of ice cream.
(3) No valet is available at the restaurant, even though the parking lot is consistently full enough that finding a spot is difficult.

SG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melt in your mouth beef bourgonais! Flavorful fish! Amazing service and an unbeatable view. Love this place, never disappoints!

F
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and waiter was attentive and professional. Food was very good.

CR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice birthday brunch for 10. Leisurely pace. Beautiful lake view from the room we were in. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

JT
Milwaukee
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service & overall attention to detail!

CH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We made a reservation over six weeks ahead to guarantee a table overlooking the lake. The table we were seated at was overlooking the women's restroom. We ordered cocktails and the waiter specifically asked what kind of cherries that I wanted in my drink. My drink was served to my guest and I received her drink. My drink didn't have any cherries. The food was excellent, but had a price to match. The service was pretty good other than the drink mix up.

MB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lake Park Bistro is a wonderful place for a special celebration with a special someone. The menu offers diners a nice variety of food choices, from meat eaters to vegetarians. The multiple dining areas offers more privacy while still dining with others. Service is impeccable. Multiple servers to meet all your dining needs. Food was delivered hot and in a timely fashion. Excellent experience and highly recommend you check out Lake Park Bistro. You will not be disappointed.

SH
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fine food. Exceptional wine list and notable service.

CR
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great service. A little more crowded and nosier than usual on Valentine's day, but still great. The trout is exceptional, as is the escargot -- always great. For Valentine's day, we also tried the Chocolat Coco Bombe for dessert. It was out of this world. We'll come back again for that!

M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! A very special resturant for us. Excellant service positive attitude and just a pleasure. Beautuful to spend our anniversary! Love the experience!

J
Milwaukee
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful dining experience. The drinks were delicious. Appetizer was perfect, entre and dessert was the best. Everything came out cooked perfectly! Danielle was a terrific waitress/server. A great Valentine's. Celebration of 45 years. One of our favorite places to dine and celebrate. Thanks so much.

MK
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to celebrate something special. The food, service and view are all spectacular!

l
Milwaukee
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful scallops and cream of mushroom soup. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The chocolate cherry desert was beyond good.

E
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy reminiscing of our wedding August 28, 2011 as we enjoy our delicious food .
Cherished memories ♥️♥️

LB
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely warm atmosphere and beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Delicious lunch and superb service from Greg. A perfect way to enjoy a chilly Valentine’s Day with family.

JE
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, excellent food, a special card at the table for my sister’s 80th birthday. A perfect experience to celebrate

JS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentines. Great view overlooking the lake. Sharon, our server was attentive but not obtrusive. The food- filet for me and surf and turf for my date-was outstanding. We love this restaurant for romantic dinners.

a
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sitting at the bar for dinner. Staff is so friendly & experienced..true professionals..and the food is always amazing!

VN
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Lake Park Bistro and have been going there for our anniversary for years (we're on 31 years now!). We think it's such a special place. We love the atmosphere, the food is wonderful, service great. It's such a special feeling when we go! Thank you.

O
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

it always is a pleasure to have dinner at lake park bistro. food is consistently excellent and the service is lovely.

AL
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th birthday-the staff and service were impeccable. Food was incredible. Wine suggestions from sommelier were perfect! Surprise champagne toast given to us as well as tastings of a few menu offerings complimentary. We all felt special and it was such a memorable evening. Lots of laughter and full bellies. Sole meunière was stunning in tableside display and so delicious I could order again and again. Beef tartare was epic as was beef bourguignon. Duck was prepared perfectly. It has become a favorite restaurant of ours in Milwaukee. Thanks to all at LPB for an amazing night!

MG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite food! Love this place. Atmosphere is wonderful, as well.

RS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hakim has been our waiter for brunch the last few times. He takes great care of us and always makes our experience special!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good. It was too loud for some of our diners. Happy they were able to accommodate a vegan diner, but the amount of food was so small! The meat eaters got too much food, and I was done eating in about 2 minutes and had to go home to eat more. Our server was great.

A
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+

Would definitely return

K
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exceeds all expectations all the time! There is no better place for exceptional food and service.

CW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Definitely got the training staff. The place was almost empty and the service was slow. Our water was never refilled, so my husband had no water with his dinner or dessert. We had four courses and barely got two drinks the entire time. Food was excellent though.

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time coming here for lunch. It was fantastic and quiet with plenty of seating. Highly recommend.

G
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in town. The location is very good, service extraordinary, and food is very good - and different from the ordinary Milwaukee cuisine. It is a tad expensive.

RF
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere, professional staff. made for an enjoyable date night for my wife and I to talk together and take in a great meal. Dover Sole was out of this world.

JM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was our third time dinning at the Lake Park Bistro. Our last visit everything was excellent. This time the service was so so and the rib eye was tough. Others in our party had chicken which was good but should have been boneless. I will say the French onion soup was very good but the 5 cheese appetizer was not worth it.
On the service side it was not the best but is was busy. I ran out of water and the server was slow to refill my glass which is not characteristic of the normal service I have received in the past.
That said, it may have been an off night but I will be back.

PK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I visited for brunch. The salmon I ordered was beautiful and perfectly prepared. And my mom was very pleased with her crab benedict. The staff was attentive and informative without being overbearing. We will definitely return.

TE
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect, except that the noise level at the beginning of the meal was a little distracting, but it was 7:00pm on a Friday night with a lot of the after-work crowd unwinding and the house was full, so we're not surprised. It was more pleasant towards the end of the evening. We've had lunch on a weekday and it was more sedate, while everything else was still perfect. The bottle of wine we wanted was out of stock so the server gave us a more expensive alternative for the same price. This is one of our favorite spots for special occasions.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service, great atmosphere. I brought my 3 kids (1 teenager and 2 pre-teens) and they can’t wait to go back. Expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for.

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