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316 North Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

The Third Ward’s sole French resto gets down to tradition. Coq au vin, croque monsieur and trout in brown butter sauce are classic choices.

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316 North Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI, USA

The former Coquette Cafe digs have been transformed by the owners (who also operate the Third Ward’s DanDan). They’ve added a ’70s rock ‘n roll vibe and an untraditional French menu. That includes French onion soup, foie gras torchon, steak frites, duck a l’orange and cassoulet.

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3133 E. Newberry Blvd. Milwaukee WI

Bartolotta-owned and set in historic Lake Park Pavilion, LPB has the decorative elements of a fancy French farmhouse (copper, tasseled lamp shades). It??s as comfortable to eat at the bar as it is at a table in the warmly lit dining room facing Lake Michigan. Wherever you??re seated, try the steak tartare; salad topped with a fried, soft-boiled egg;? Dover sole; and mousse au chocolat.

7610 Harwood Ave. Wauwatosa WI

A bustling bistro in a restored 100-year-old bank building. Breakfast is simple counter-service fare like quiche and croissant sandwiches. Solve your lunch dilemma with a croque-madame. Come dinner, hit up the bouillabaisse, grilled lamb or steak au poivre. Finish with pastries ?? lots of them (lemon tart, Paris-brest, chocolate raspberry dome, et al).

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2473 South Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Mistral, the Mediterranean spot in Bay View’s Avalon theater, opts for welcome brevity – just six starters and six entrées. Read more…

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411 East Mason Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA

Even with service snafus and bumps on the culinary road since its late summer opening, Pastiche at the Metro is a big improvement over the hotel’s previous kitchen management. Owner Mike Engel divides time between two Pastiches. Read more…

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4313 West River Lane, Brown Deer, WI, United States

Confusion may ensue upon entry. Is this Milwaukee or a farmhouse in France? Calling your name, in French: fried frog lags, ratatouille and cassoulet.

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200 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States

Tre Rivali features a contemporary American menu with Mediterranean influences. The European theme is carried over to the interior with a Spanish porcelain tile floor and Carrara marble. The main dining room includes a wood-fired oven (for the pizzas, among other things) and a large communal dining table… (Read More).

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