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Coquette Cafe

4.6
1796 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Bistro, Contemporary French / American
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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
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Phone number
(414) 291-2655
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Burki
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between St. Paul and Buffalo
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Parking details
Complimentary parking behind building after 5 PM every night and all day on Saturday & Sunday
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Public transit
There are bus and trolley stops within one block of the front door.
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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
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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

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

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What 1796 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipfloydster (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined a day ago

Good service and cozy place but pumpkin ravioli was over cooked and trout had a sauce that WAY overpowered the mild trout.

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vipTortugita (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always a culinary delight, especially the escargot and the French onion soup. I personally would like a trout sauce that was a bit lighter in color and flavor, but at the same time, I always order it because I love a French prepared trout. The desserts are generous and fabulous. The atmosphere is perfect, and our favorite waitstaff is always there ready, to please and professional.

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1964KJ (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very nice as usual

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Perfect Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service, food good, atmosphere very nice

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Wisconsultant (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

A nice spot for a memorable Valentine's Day date. I was able to make a reservation fairly late in game (thankfully!) and the food was terrific, service was good (had to wait a long time for our check, the only negative). We had the fixed price menu, which was a nice bargain, and the food delicious. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We go there for Valentine’s Day every year. It is always a wonderful experience.

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Doug (Orlando)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This café is the real deal and has an excellent chef! Food is authentic and Bill at the bar is an awesome bar tender!

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Darla418 (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Went for early dinner on Valentine's Day so it was still quiet when we got there but kept hearing the hostess say they had no seating until 8:30 with the restaurant closing at 9. Coquette is our favorite place to go for that "special dinner" and they did not disappoint. I had Pork Loin with asparagus & fingerling potatoes; it had a lemon garlic sauce that made the food sparkle and the presentation was perfect. My husband had boeuf bourguignon a la Julia Child; I'm sure Julia was pleased. He said the beef was extremely tender and the sauce was the perfect balance of ingredients. For dessert, we split what was listed as a flourless chocolate cake but this was not like any flourless cake I have ever had. It had the deep, dense dark chocolate but it was almost like an outer shell. Because inside was this smooth, velvety chocolate yumminess. It wasn't thin enough to be like a lava cake filling but definitely not the normal findings for flourless cake. It was absolutely amazing. Especially when topped off with good coffee and cognac or a good specialty coffee. Can't let this review go without commenting on the wait staff. It's easy to be attentive and charming when the evening is just starting. But as our server got more and more tables to work she never missed a bet and was always gracious. She also knew the difference between being attentive and hovering.

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