Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro

Place Category: DiRoNA Awarded Restaurant

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    Serving authentic, rustic French cuisine in a bustling bistro setting, the restaurant features a menu that ranges from traditional to more modern and a chef’s menu that changes with the seasons. The view of Lake Michigan from the two lake rooms in the Bistro is unrivalled by any other restaurant in the city. Plenty of free parking and a gorgeous park setting make Lake Park Bistro an appealing choice for any dining occasion.

    Adam Siegel, who won the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Chef: Midwest in 2008 for his menu and his work at Lake Park Bistro, is the Executive Chef, while John Raymond is Chef de Cuisine. General Manager and French native Didier Ibar joined Lake Park Bistro in 2003 and his knowledge, passion and charm have elevated the level of hospitality shown within Lake Park Bistro’s walls ever since. In 1995, Joe Bartolotta made a deal with Milwaukee County to revitalize the historic park pavilion in Fredrick Law Olmstead-designed Lake Park on Milwaukee’s East Side. He transformed the pavilion’s upper level into the spacious, light-filled Lake Park Bistro, the best French restaurant Milwaukee has to offer.

    Lake Park Bistro is widely known as a special occasion destination, but with its three-sided Parisian-style zinc bar and wide variety of menu offerings, the Bistro has become a favorite gathering place to which loyal guests return again and again.

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