FRENCH

Metro Milwaukee Dining Guide

Apr. 9, 2010
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest
Chez Jacques

1022 S. First St.

Jacques’ Café is roomy with a sunny barroom and a series of intimate dining rooms. The restaurant opens at 10 a.m.—a good time to sample the crepes. The tables near the bar are the place for a glass of wine followed with escargot or perhaps a charcuterie plate with pté and prosciutto. The onion soup is a classic topped with bubbling gruyere cheese. For dinner it is hard to go wrong with jumbo sea scallops or duck in orange sauce. (J.B.) $$-$$$ CC: MC, VS. FB. Handicap access. 672-1040

Coquette Cafe

316 N. Milwaukee St.

Milwaukee’s most authentic French menu is filled with standards such as coq au vin, pomme frites, croque monsieur and a fine onion soup. Sample appetizers with wine or try the locally produced Biere du garde, a fine beer. Good food needn’t be painfully expensive. (J.B.) $$-$$$. CC: All major. OD, FB. 291-2655

Lake Park Bistro

3133 E. Newberry Blvd.

A park setting with unbeatable Lake Michigan views. The menu is mainly French, ranging from foie gras to steak au poivre. Good wines are available here. It’s a popular lunch spot and a bit pricey for dinner, but worth the splurge. (J.B.) $$$-$$$$. CC: All major. RS, FF, FB. Handicap access. 962-6300

Poll

A Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission panel upheld the firing of former Milwaukee Police officer Christopher Manney for violating department rules last April when he encountered Dontre Hamilton before fatally shooting him. Do you agree with the commission’s decision?

Getting poll results. Please wait...