Coquette cafe

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Third Ward dining guide

Published Oct. 22, 2019

These days, dining options are as plentiful as fashion boutiques and galleries in the Historic Third Ward.

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Get a peek at the snazzy, French Fauntleroy, which opens next week

Published July 18, 2018

Fauntleroy, the modern French restaurant from the owners of Dandan and Batches bakery, is slated to open next week. And based on our recent sneak peek at the restaurant's decor, diners can look forward to a restaurant unlike any other in Milwaukee.

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Coquette Cafe in the Third Ward has closed after 19 years

Published Feb. 21, 2018

Milwaukee's Third Ward has lost its classic French bistro. Coquette Cafe served its last meals on Sunday, according to chef and owner Nick Burki, who expressed much gratitude to those who supported the restaurant over the past 19 years.

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Milwaukee's best French, Cajun or Creole, 2017

Published Oct. 30, 2017

After taking the crown yet again in best Southern/soul food just a few days ago, this Southern comfort king in Cream City also nabbed the title of best French/Cajun/Creole.

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Maison aims to be worthy new tenant for Meritage space

Published Nov. 10, 2016

Maison, a restaurant specializing in classic French cuisine, is slated to open in the Washington Heights Neighborhood at 5921 W. Vliet St. in the former home of Meritage. We spoke to Chef Michael Quinn, who will head the new restaurant.

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Downtown Dining Week 2015 sets its menu of participants

Published March 30, 2015

Milwaukee Downtown celebrates its 10th year of Downtown Dining Week this summer. The dining event will run from June 4 through June 11, with 47 new and familiar restaurants and locales prepping three-course options for lunch and dinner.

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Cook like a pro 2: More recipes from Milwaukee's best chefs

Published Oct. 14, 2014

Almost all of us have gone to a restaurant at some point and said a version of, "Holy cow! I wish I could make this at home!" Well, wish no more. Milwaukee's top chefs ride to the rescue with another serving of delicious recipes to bring the taste of some of Milwaukee's best restaurants back to your home kitchen.

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Sous me: Casey Davison of Sanford

Published May 24, 2013

As sous chef under Sanford owner and executive chef Justin Aprahamian, Casey Davison is developing into a seasoned chef with a disciplined palate and an understanding of what it takes to run a restaurant.

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Bust up those winter blues with 10 tasty things worth trying

Published Jan. 10, 2013

Winter is in full force. Less daylight, cold temperatures and more time indoors can lead to a full-blown case of Seasonal Affective Disorder if you're not careful. So, it pays to have a plan to beat those blues before they begin. Here are 10 ideas to beat the cold and gloom.