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About Coquette Cafe
Nestled in the Landmark Building in The Historic Third Ward, Coquette Cafe serves up authentic bistro fare in warm, casual surroundings. Coquette is the kind of place where guests can pop in any time of day for everything from French Onion Soup and Flatbread Pizza to Crisp Provincal Roast Chicken. Whether it's cozying up to the bar for a glass of provincial French wine or exclusively brewed French ale, or having dinner or a small banquet in one of its three bustling dining areas, Chef Nick Burki and his wonderful staff are eager to accommodate one's every need. Although brand new in February of 1999, Coquette's informal decor blends well with its vintage surroundings. The dark wood, mirrored back bar and glowing gold walls invite you in to experience top quality and unassuming fare that you might find in the home kitchens of French grandmothers.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
French, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday:11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Between St. Paul and Buffalo
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are available for all of your catering needs. Give us a call at 414-291-2655 to discuss your upcoming event. You may also email us at Coquette_Cafe@sbcglobal.net
Complimentary parking behind building after 5 PM every night and all day on Sunday
There are bus and trolley stops within one block of the front door.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Our Garden Room is perfect for Special Events up to 50 People. We are also able to rent out larger areas of the Dining Room for events. Please call us at 414-291-2655 or email us at Coquette_Cafe@sbcglobal.net
Coquette Cafe offers a private dining room that can accommodate up to 50 guests for your gathering at no charge. An additional room that seats up to 100. The restaurant is also available for buyouts for rehearsals or seated events. Let us design the perfect event for you and your guests
Coquette Cafe Ratings and Reviews
I was wholeheartedly disappointed with my experience at Coquette. I had looked forward to visiting for years and unfortunately it did not meet my expectations. First, the server was very kind, attentive and patient as we asked several questions about the menu. That's the only positive I can provide. The bartender was not personable (although the martinis were tasty). We had a a reservation on a weeknight. Only 3-4 other tables were occupied during our entire 2 hour visit so I don't know if reservations are necessary during the week. Once we ordered, it took much longer than expected for our food to arrive, especially since the restaurant was not crowded. Of the four in our party, three ordered salads without protein and one ordered the Polet Roti. The food was average, nothing extraordinary and nothing to motivate me to visit again. The atmosphere was not as I expected either- very unassuming.
Do not expect a special treat if you are celebrating a special occasion. It was my daughter's birthday which I reminded the hostess upon arrival. They brought out a large plate with "Happy Birthday" written with caramel sauce and small dollops of whipped cream across the plate, one of which a lit candle was placed.
A total let down...will not recommend to others.
The charcuterie was the best part of the meal. The salads were good, but not overly inspiring. I had the meatloaf, which I really enjoyed, but the mashed potatoes could have been better. Those that had the trout were disappointed. The fish was swimming, but the “sauce” was thin and not overly tasty. If you want dessert, go for the meringue. It definitely made the dinner. Atmosphere is good.
Couwuette has been one of our favorite spots for years. We eat out alot at various places trying new spots all the time. In the past we knew we could always come back to couwuette.
Tis time the hanger steak seemed like it was reheated. The coc au vin was a bit tough or dried out. The onion soup was very good as were the Ponte frites. A typically the wait person we had was really behind the eightball not anticipating our needs as in previous occasions.
So overall we were disappointed
An outstanding dining experience. The Hanger Steak is a favorite of ours, as is the Pumpkin Ravioli. Usually go for the delicious French Onion soup, but tried the Thai Peanut & Carrot soup special; it was fantastic. Salads are a delight as well. And the best Creme Brulee around. Not to mention friendly, super attentive service. We recommend Coquette Cafe highly and hope for many happy return visits.
We have been enjoying the Coquette Cafe since opening day. Tonight's meal was wonderful! Our longtime friend and server David was the consummate professional, as always, and the meal was better than expected. Go, enjoy, ask for David's section. You will not be disappointed!
An excellent meal as always. Coquette Cafe has become a favorite of myself and my friends.
I was disappointed that the mussels weren't on the menu and this "forced" me to have the hangar steak, which has become my new favorite, pommes frites and aioli excellent.
We shared the charcuterie plate - great variety and the desserts, chocolate mousse, pumpkin pie and creme brulee were wonderful
Will return frequently.
Normally we love this place but on this night the waitress we were assigned was either new or overbooked. It took forever in between her visits to our table. She went off to get us a new carafe of water and it was a half hour later before we saw her again to remind her we were still waiting for our water. Anyway we survived but was not ready for such slow, inattentive service. Also, my eggplant casserole was very dry and pretty tasteless.
My family and I visited Coquette Cafe for Sunday brunch. We waited over an hour for our food once it was ordered. When it came, two of eight meals were cold. We were offered complimentary desserts and the cold meals were heated and then taken off of the bill. But this was not a quality experience and I regret taking my out of town family members there.
Kind of hidden away but their food is out of this world. It was quiet and not too busy the night I went but service was outstanding and food really was the closest to Authentic French I have had in the Midwest. Given the quality of the food I would say prices are very very fair!
Really a favorite of ours, excellent service, great variety of menu choices. Everything tasted great and had great presentation. The French onion and squash soups were very good. We had noted on the Open Table reservation that it was our anniversary, Coquette staff saw that and had a little something special for us at the end of our meal. Just a wonderful time - thanks!!
Our group of old work buddies was seated promptly for our reservation. The waitress was helpful and knowledgeable but not intrusive. Our table had a variety of options for lunch, including a quiche, salad and sandwiches. A nice touch was the mini-baguettes that we shared before the orders arrived. Food was excellent. We were not hurried as we lingered over the last bits of conversation.
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