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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.

316 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Bistro, Contemporary French / American

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

Cross Street:
Between St. Paul and Buffalo

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 291-2655

Website:
http://www.coquettecafe.com/

Catering:
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

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking behind building after 5 PM every night and all day on Saturday & Sunday

Public Transit:
There are bus and trolley stops within one block of the front door.

Executive Chef:
Nick Burki

Additional:
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

Private Dining

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for a Date (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Romantic (30)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Cozy (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Authentic (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Comfort Food (15)
Business Meals (14)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

Food food!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Consistently good. Good food, service, and clearly management.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Coquette Cafe is a solid place to go to for a good meal. Service is good as well. My only complaint was that it was quite cold where we were sitting. I could have sat with my coat on the entire time, and I would not have been too warm. As it was, it took me quite awhile to warm up AFTER we had left the restaurant. Admittedly, it was one of the those very cold days in Milwaukee, but, nonetheless, when I pointed it out to the hostess as we were being seated that there was cold there, and that I could feel a cool draft of air, she kind of just looked at me and smiled. I gathered that all the seats were that way.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

Coquette Cafe is a favorite for satisfying the craving for a food and dining experience in the French style, from the mini-baguettes through the entrees to the always delectable desserts. Try the Salade Nicoise for lunch - always a favorite.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wanted to like it food was just too salty. Wonderful Service and nice atmosphere.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The whole package. Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and really friendly service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

food is good
Nice atmosphere
Service was slower
the waitress apologized and said they had a big party

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very pleasant New Year’s Eve dinner.

Food was very good as was the service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service and nice waiter food was excellent a Lil cold but other wise tasted awesome nice low key spot I shall return 🙏🏾

Tags: Vegan
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

After the Museum we wanted a dinner downtown. Coquette Cafe fit the bill. The food was excellent. Good variety that allowed a son-in-law with Celiacs to have an enjoyable dinner. We will return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Holiday family get together - special attentive service. Wonderful food and seated at a great table. We are so appreciative that this restaurant continues to impress.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our lunch was delightful. The food choices put me back to a visit in Paris. The wait staff gave us as much time as we needed for talk and making food choices. What a great place to meet friends you haven’t seen for awhile to chat and catch up on news. There is a parking lot directly across the street for easy access to the restaurant. Our waitor was pleasant and made us feel special .

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have dined at Coquette many times and we have always enjoyed great food and awesome service. Our most recent experience was once again five stars*.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal in comfortable atmosphere. Allow rime to enjoy it without rushing on to something else

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great experience as every time. Good service, great food, friendly atmosphere, just a good place to go and enjoy a nice meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Perfect meal.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Overall, my friends and myself had an amazing experience at Coquette Cafe. They were accommodating to our group when several of us were running late, answered any questions we had in a timely fashion, and made the experience a great one overall.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always a favorite, cozy, comfortable, good food. And, Richard is a great waiter. Thx!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Service was excellent. I had a eggplant dish with a custard on top. It would have been delicious had it not been overcooked. It had burn marks on top and eggplant tasted burnt. My 2 friend had delicious meals, no problem.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Delicious, accommodating, attentive, well-served. Very relaxing and a treat to have interesting music in background at just the right volume to not interfere with conversation. That is so rare. Everyone in our group of nine left very satisfied and happy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We decided on Coquette Cafe after a visit to the theater with old friends. The French Cusine is why we chose this place and we were not disappointed one bit. I tried the Soup Du Jour which was a Curried Root Vegetable Soup with a hint of Cinnamon. It was delightful. For my entree, I decided on a notable French Salad with Duck Confit. The salad was good with fresh green lettuce, wilted green beans, tomatoes, boiled eggs and a lovely dressing. The Duck Leg was good enough to satisfy my Duck craving for the Season. I opted for the Key Lime Pie and it was as pretty as any picture of food. It was excellent. My dinner companions were pleased with their choices as well. The service was wonderful. Our waitress was knowledgeable and energetic. We decided that the Coquette Cafe will be on our list to return soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Hadn’t been back in years. I was pleasantly surprised but not overly impressed. The food was tasty and the service was a tad off but as the lunch progressed we became more intimate with server. I’d give it 4.5
Would return

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very nice quiet place. The fun is unique and tasty

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great with nice music and it wasn't loud.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went to Coquette Cafe for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent, our server attentive and sweet. Drinks were delicious and the ambiance lovely. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were very disappointed with our meal. I ordered the Coq Au Vin, a recommended dish. The chicken was cold in the middle. It was warmed up when I complained, and they had nuked the flavor and moisture out of it. It had no taste. My husband had the hanger steak and it was chewy and bland. Frites were nothing special. Alioli tasted like fish.....awful. This restaurant use to be our favorite......not anymore.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Have been enjoying wonderful meals at Coquette since it opened. Never fails to please. All entrees are exceptional, particularly the trout, coq au vin and eggplant casserole. So very French, so very good!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was very attentive and friendly. Food was very well prepared and tasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

food is always excellent. Service is wonderful. Person feels very welcome at the restaurant.
Very good at recommending wines, desserts, specials and entrees. The fennel sausage pizza is delicious, right amount of sausage, cheese, and sauce- my favorite but all the their pizzas are excellent. The meatloaf entrée is excellent. The desserts are so delicious hard to pick one.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I love the atmosphere and the service is always excellent. The food is a bit inconsistent. Sometimes the chicken is a bit rubbery and salads a little salty but the warm baguette and delicious butter never disappoint. Still one of my favorite places.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As always Coquette Cafe was fabulous - both food and service were impecable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had an excellent dining experiencing at Coquette and I highly recommend eating here if you haven't already done so. Nice ambience, excellent food, ample servings, excellent service. We're definitely going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always good.
We always enjoy Coquette
We tell our friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Enjoyed our experience at Coquette for all the major aspects of dining. First and foremost the food, followed closely by the serve and then then ambiance. My wife and I commented that the time flew by and what seemed to be about 45 minutes was actually close to two hours.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We enjoyed our meal, which we split and had more than enough food! The wine recommendation was very good and our service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a party of 6 at Coquette for a birthday celebration. The food, service, and atmosphere were fabulous! Will definitely be returning.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had an absolutely wonderful time for our anniversary dinner. Great restaurant for a quiet, romantic celebration. The food was excellent... the pumpkin squash ravioli was particularly good.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Coquette Cafe was good again. Snapper, Tuna Sandwich done medium well with cole slaw, tomato bisque soup, soft drinks, French bread and unsalted butter and you have the makings of a fine pre-symphony repast. The Tchaikovsky Fifth was also good!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

My husband and I have loved this cafe since the first day it opened.
It is the most romantic restaurant in Milwaukee.
The food never fails to please and most of the time it surpasses expectations.
Service is attentive and elegant.
We love it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date
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