Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
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.
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.
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!
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!
I loved having my Birthday here! My new MKE favourite place!
Impeccible service! Outstanding chef! My new favorite restaurant.
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.
Food is excellent, atmosphere great and staff friendly.
Absolutely love the restaurant but the food delivery was off....wish they had an excuse it wasnt busy. Hoping for better next time.
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!
Fantastic authentic French cuisine! First class service!
Amazing food. Amazing service. Will be going back!
Great food. Great service. Amazing view
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.
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.
Always a fabulous meal in a beautiful setting. Sunday brunch is elegant, tasteful & delicious. We drive up from Chicago just for that!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
It was a birthday/date night. We had a blast. Such s great night!!
Great atmosphere. Beautiful venue. Excellent food. Service was lacking.
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.
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.
Celebrated our wedding here and we come back each year for our anniversary. A special place that never disappoints!
Wonderful and perfect as always.
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.
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?
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.
Awesome dinner. Gnocchi was amazing! Great salads and steaks. Perfect date night.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
The best! Wonderful brunch, exceptional value.
As usual the staff were courteous and prompt. The food was delicious and the ambiance is the best in the state.