Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

4.6
5072 Reviews
$50 and over
French
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR RESERVATION: Reservations are required, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late. Per CDC recommendations, face coverings are required for all guests during the following instances: When walking in at any of the restaurants, when placing your initial order, or when walking in common areas. We appreciate your support in keeping our employees, guests, and community safe and healthy by following our guidelines: https://www. bartolottas.com/reopening

To celebrate the reopening, Chef Paul Bartolotta and Executive Chef Adam Siegel have crafted a four-course menu allowing diners to select their personalized culinary journey.

Lake Park Bistro is honoring history’s French chefs and cuisine while elevating the approach to ‘Haute Bistro’ cooking, bringing both classic recipes as well as signature dishes. The Bartolotta Restaurants team is excited to take guests on a culinary journey to France.

Support Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro during COVID-19

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vipDNEJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

4 course menu
Service and Food were excellent
Pricey but was honestly worth it

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DOCH
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice wait staff I like the new menu the wine was great the view was fine first time dining in 16 months because of Covid what could be better

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vipMariaV
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience was better than ever. Food was excellent and service outstanding. Worth every penny.

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BobD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always and the new set-up is wonderful.

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LisaB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to get out again. Foggy and rainy but lovely and delicious.

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maestroteodoro
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well done and looks forward to going back!

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vipgibson
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A comfortable environment adapted well to pandemic precautions, while maintaining an exceptional level of service. A thoroughly pleasurable experience.

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KimF
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Lake Park Bistro and we will definitely will be going back! Everything was spot on.

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Pierre49
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional cuisine (every time we have dinner at Lake Park Bistro, the food and service seem "exceptional." Exceptional must be the norm here.) Our waiter tonight, Kayle, was - well - exceptionally friendly, and, shall I say, enthusiastically good humored. We thought he was new on the staff, as he greeted us, but he said he'd been a bar tender there for 5 years. A big thank you to him.
Foodwise now: a special A++ for the veal tartare with a quail egg in the center. Foie gras also was out of this world, fresh, like we only get in France around Christmas.
My wife and I have always enjoyed Lake Park Bistro for special occasions over the past couple of decades; but I think they're even reaching new heights since their recent reopening after the Covid lockdown.
As for safety, masks and everything are strictly observed (contactless restrooms &c.), but Bartolotta has even acquired a big UV-C light sanitizer which the Restaurant use every day.
Heartfelt Thank you to all of you: Chef, Cooks, waiters and waitresses, and Managers.

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vipFoodieTeacher
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really prefer the fixed price, fixed course format the Bartolotta restaurants have gone to. Plenty of choices, food is superb as usual, and portions are perfect. Service is consistently spot on. Love this spot especially for the views. Excellent wine and cocktails.

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vipkaykay
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love this restaurant so much and I can't even count how many times we have been here. it starts the minute you walk in with a lovely ambience and sense of calm and happiness. The staff is always spectacular, the food sublime and the whole feel is one of happiness and joy. I know it sounds as if I'm overstating but Bartolotta's is such a treasure

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StewB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night!

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vipHerb
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience with the new design of the restaurant. Food, wine and service is excellent! Wonderful experience and look forward to continued visits!

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vipMarieE
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding!

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DrJump
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Admittedly expensive for Milwaukee, but it was an excellent 4 course gourmet dinner with each course arriving in a very timely manner. Portions were just right for both of us, but we are light eaters compared to most. The flavors of each course were unique and excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lake Park Bistro never disappoints! What a lovely meal and a special birthday dinner. The food and wine were both absolutely delicious. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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vipPhilB
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a wonderful experience dining at Lake Park Bistro. The food is always outstanding. (Best mussels ever).
Every person on the staff are friendly, helpful, and never rushing you.

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irenea
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We loved how far far our table from other guess. The food was amazing.

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GaryH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was great even at smaller portions, but the admonition upon entering that we shouldn't linger past our 90 minute allotted time, even though we had no intention of doing any such thing seemed condescending.

Even though the fixed price 4 course meal selection was nice, the $12 to $35 per glass of wine was ridiculous. We understand that restaurants have been hurting but cutting down on food choices and jacking up drink prices are a way for them to recover but it hurts that we couldn't even buy a bottle of wine and ended up spending $24 to $30 each for only two small glasses with our meal.

Can't wait for Lake Park Bistro to be what it used to be.

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My3Sons
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at a French-inspired restaurant. Service, food and environment all excellent. Pricy but expected. Will eat here again and have already recommended to two separate friends.

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vipAppreciative
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you desire world-class cuisine, intelligent food and beverage-knowledgeable wait staff, all within an atmosphere that evokes France in Milwaukee, welcome to this wonderful restaurant. The dining care and cuisine is excellent, and I cannot wait for the next opportunity to share a meal here again with friends and/or business associates.

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viprebeccag
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I've always been a big fan of this restaurant and waited a full year to go for my birthday celebration (which was delayed in March 2020 by covid...) Unfortunately this past Saturday night we returned to a very different Lake Park Bistro. The menu is now prix fixe and extremely beef heavy. The prix fixe forces you to order dessert as part of the meal. The sole intermezzo dish was an inadequate substitute for the famous and beloved dover sole, and unfortunately this version was creamy and fishy and really not well presented on a white plate. There was no acknowledgment of this being a special occasion for me despite our mentioning it in the reservation and when we arrived and they failed to apply my $20 birthday rewards credit which should have been added automatically when we provided our rewards number. Unfortunately, won't be returning to Lake Park until their regular menu returns. They are pretty much filling every table so there's no excuse for a lesser experience. I hate to give a sub-standard review but this was truly what we experienced on Saturday night.

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vipPete
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time in over a year due to covid restrictions. A little concerned after we found they only offer a pre fixe menu. Still plenty of choices however. Selected items we wouldn’t normally have chosen and all were outstanding!
Our only objection was the $4 per person covid sanitary charge added to the bill. They give patrons the option of asking to have removed but when customers are paying well over $100 per person for dinner and a drink and wine, it would look cheap to refuse to pay it. It seems unnecessary.

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AngelaR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, reasonable COVID-19 protocols. While I miss the full menu, the Prix Fixe is a nice opportunity to try new things (all of which were delicious!)

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vipMoMC
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Have been there many times. This time I was very disappointed. Paid extra for lobster and it was chewy. Had Dover sole at least that is what they said it was. I felt it was as if it had been put under a broiler. Waitress seems disinterested and never asked us about our meal. Also asked to not stay too long because of limited number of tables. We left at 8:30 and there were 4 empty tables the whole time. We will wait until the full menu is again available to go again BTW: they k debit was 2 birthdays and did nothing.

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Evelyn
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed by a friendly staff with smiles behind their Covid masks. The set menu offered 5 choices in 4 categories to give us delicious morsels of food artistically presented.
Sitting at the window at dusk with Lake Michigan in view added to our enjoyment. We are very pleased and are looking forward to returning to Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro.

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JohnL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very relaxing and fantastic food. Felt very safe.

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SYLVIA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are amazing! We can’t say enough about Bartolotta’s

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vipMadge
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had made reservations to celebrate our son’s birthday, but our experience wasn’t what we’ve had in prior visits. Our servers were polite, but food service felt a bit rushed, and since we were one of the last tables there, I wonder if that impacted it. Our first courses were terrific, and 2 of our 3 entrees were very nice. None of the dishes were piping hot, though, and the scallop dish was at best room temperature. We told our server who promised to tell the chef. Desserts were unremarkable, the lemon tart was the best of the three. There was no acknowledgement of the birthday we were celebrating, which was a bit of a disappointment. Overall, an expensive and pretty unremarkable dining experience, certainly not the norm for Bartolotta.

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Anil
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was excellent but rushed - we barely had time to breath between courses and at least twice the servers were bringing out the next course while we were still eating.

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SylviaD
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Took the server's wine recommendation which was very good. So why the 4 stars? I don't like prix fixe menus and when I made the reservation, I had no idea that was what was now exclusively being offered. I prefer the usual a la carte menu and I especially missed the french onion soup. So, I will wait until the a la carte menu starts again before coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service- would recommend!

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Sjoerdsma
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and Jessica were outstanding servers, competent, considerate, courteous, going far beyond what one would expect. We felt welcome, protected, and the food was (again!) superb.

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RichardL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Excellent COVID protocols. If you're an anti-masker, 1) Stay home; or 2) Wear an at least two foot high dunce cap so wait staff knows to ignore you and other patrons know to give your table a wide berth.

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KurtC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, prompt and attentive service and good controls in place for COVID. We will be back!

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Quality
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! All five courses were meticulously prepared and delicious! Service was excellent. Highly recommend for a special night out.

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vipKelliS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall food was very good. Service was a bit rushed due to the 90 minute reservation maximum. At times, we were still finishing the previous course when the next one appeared at the table. For this caliber of dining, I would expect to not have multiple plates in front of any of my guests at the same time. Aside from this, our experience was very good.

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VictoriaB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible per usual. I went here for my birthday which was acknowledged by the host by not our waitress...a birthday candle would have been nice at least. We were also not offered coffee or an after dinner drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing a wonderful job with the covid precautions. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 5072 OpenTable diners.

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