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Lake City Restaurant

5105 S. Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: (414) 831-3659
Cuisine: American, Contemporary
Price: $$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Friday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed
    Lake City Restaurant Closed Sundays. Stop in at the Aviator Sports Bar & Grille open 7 days a week 1
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Late Night
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Fireplace, Family / Children, Sports Bar
  • Amenities Dancing, Billiards / Pool, Darts, TV, Karaoke, Game Room, Private Party Room, Wi-fi
  • Special Needs All You Can Eat, Non Smoking Area, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu, Gluten-Free Items
  • Bar Full Bar, Beer, Wines, Micro Brews
  • Banquet Facilities 10 - 20 People, 20 - 50 People, 50 - 100 People, Over 100 People
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Attire Casual
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa

Highlights

Lake City Restaurant features classic and contemporary American cooking with Southwest, Italian, and French influences. From scratch cooking is the specialty and we serve a wide variety of dishes smoked in house to bring you the best favors foods can offer. The menu offers daily specials and the wine list provides a perfect match to every dish and taste. Lake City is a AAA 3 Diamond rated restaurant.

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 265reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by There were only 3 tables with patrons and 5 staff members and our waitress was still acting exacerbated and busy. She was very slow, had poor English skills, was not warm and friendly, and forgetful. The food was slow to come as well and just warm. I will visit again only on a Friday for fish fry when the other portion of the dining area is open and only because I have another coupon. Sep 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by They did not have enough wait staff on. We waited a long time to get our food. Then it came out like warm to cold. We have eaten here many times in the past and never been disappointed. However tonight we were. Aug 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by I've eaten at Lake City in the past and it was excellent, but the restaurant is now called Aviator's Sports Bar and they fall way short. The chicken parm was supposed to be with capellini, but it came with spaghetti and was almost cold. The teriyaki chicken was good but could have been better sauced for the amount of rice. Also, the appetizer should have been served way before the meal, not with it. Aug 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by About 5pm on Sunday we went to eat at Lake City. The dinning room was closed. The barroom was so cold. We ordered a rib eye dinner and a rib eye sandwich. The dinner came and it was good but the sandwich had dryed old bread. The rib eye wasbig but was so tough as leather. Jul 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice setting for casual dining. Varied menu offered plenty of choices for all in the party. Friday fish fry was especially good. Clean, tidy soup and salad bar was a welcome addition to the normal entree additions. Jul 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by We waited 35 minutes before someone came to wait on us, the people next to us waited 45 minutes. Finally a guy came that wasn't a server and helped us. Once we ordered, no service provided, then that same man came and delivered all food at once, salad, entrée, etc. no refills on drinks provided, and no server to be seen. Jul 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Takes way to long for any service. Jul 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Our server had a server in training and he didn't mention it or introduce her. He's very awkward in his serving style (note, I was a server for 25yrs) and didn't much care for him the last time he served us and frankly was disappointed to see he would be serving us again. He just says too much and his style is forced, not casual! I asked what the soup was, he had to check. No problem, then he forgets to tell me and I had to ask him again. Asked the trainee for "fake" sugar and she brought sugar. THEY WERE NOT BUSY AT ALL ON A MON. NIGHT ! ! ! I ordered a buffalo chicken wrap, they need to either a. serve it in a bread bowl as it was swimming in buffalo sauce or b. rename it the "buffalo oversauced salad chicken wrap". I order these a lot at other places and it was just wrong. shredded or cubed chicken versus strips, the lettuce was wilty . . . you just flip it in the sauce for flavor, DON'T DROWN IT. . . way way too spicy and I love spicy food. I did mention this when he asked and in his favor, he did offer me something else, but having been in the biz before I never liked when people did that to me so I don't send food back. I took the rest home and will salvage in a thick bun to soak up the sauce. My salad rocked and my friend ordered the Salmon BLT and it was very ample in size and looked delicious. She enjoyed it. We were offered coffee on the house - ok touch, a bar beverage would have been better - come on - coffee. I asked for cream, we were brought a very very huge carafe of milk, not whole, but skim. The did not tell us it was milk until, I suspect they overheard us speaking about it and then he came up to tell us. You are a hotel restaurant and are out of cream . . . again . . .odd. He was nice, but awkward in his style and almost intrusive. Watch your people, we were chatting intensely, DON'T INTERUPT until you see a break Or DON'T COME OVER SO MUCH. Jul 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The bartender was the server too. The service wasn't fast, but it was good. Also, the name of this restaurant has changed! I had to go inside to make sure it was the same restaurant and to see if they would honor the certificate. Jun 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good, but prime rib was actually fried steak, had to ask for aunts. Took a looping time to get it. I asked if it had to be made, answer was yes. Also asked for gravy for mashed potatoes, they didn't have any. Jun 29, 2014
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