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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, 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

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 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

4.5

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Good for a Date (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Romantic (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Cozy (23)
Authentic (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Casual (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

Dec 7, 2017

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had brunch here on a Sunday. The cocktail was great (espresso martini). Got the quiche du jour and soupe...it was the BEST quiche I have ever had! Can't wait to go back next time I'm in Milwaukee!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing food and service as usual! I always take visiting family here when they are in town!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a lovely experience at the coquette cafe for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Shared an apple, greens, and pecan salad with a friend. Fabulous! Salmon special was tastefully presented and exceptionally good. Will definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Mind you we went for lunch, so scrutiny is silly. Stellar staff and great food. It's a great space with pricing in line for the offerings. I'll be back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We alerted our server that we were celebrating 2 birthdays. She forgot and did nothing ( they usually have a dessert with a candle) and had to be reminded 2x for a glass of wine and then took it to another table.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

As always, food was excellent, service outstanding . . . this is our "go to" place for outstanding dining in Milwaukee.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Nice ambiance for a date. Excellent choices on menu. Try the pumpkin ravioli. Such great flavors!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband's meal was not what he expected. Pumpkin ravioli was too creamy. He left most on his plate.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Pumpkin ravioli was perfect. The roasted Brussels sprouts were great. Perfect fall dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Superb food served hot. Good wine list. Server very attentive. Corner table perfect for our group of 6.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food and service as always. Specials are outstanding as is service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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