Despite the fact that Sandy D'Amato sold Coquette Cafe, 316 N. Milwaukee St., in the past year, it once again edged Lake Park Bistro for the title Best French in Milwaukee according to OnMilwaukee.com readers.
Chin's Asia Fresh, 2907 N. Oakland Ave., has closed. According to a sign on its door, the Asian fusion restaurant closed for good yesterday. Also reportedly closing on Friday is the Harlequin Bakery in the Third Ward.
In summer 2008, Andrew Schneider and Therese Hittman opened a two-tiered, French inspired bistro and patisserie in the heart of Wauwatosa. Le Reve, 7610 Harwood Avenue, pairs a sleek, contemporary dining environment with a small, well-thought-out menu and wine and beer selection; but the main attraction at Le Reve is undoubtedly their vast pastry and dessert selection which taunts diners from the far reaching glass case on the first floor.
Sanford and Coquette Cafe owner Sandy D'Amato has announced plans to open a new bakery, called Harlequin, in the lobby of the Landmark Building, 316 N. Milwaukee St., which also houses Coquette.
Bartolotta Restaurants operates six area restaurants, including the very impressive Bacchus which opened on March 9, in the Cudahy Towers in downtown Milwaukee. Bartolotta recently talked with OMC's Jeff Sherman.
It was two years ago this past February that the Coquette first opened its doors and brought a classy, comfortable and affordable French bistro to the city with the same attention to detail that has filled the Sanford wall with a litany of national accolades.