Update: Lake Park Bistro Tops Romantic Restaurant List

Special congratulations to Jennifer Patrick, who will be receiving a $50 gift certificate to La Merenda after winning Patch's random drawing.

Update: Congratulations to Jennifer Patrick of Whitefish Bay, who won our random drawing for a $50 gift certificate to her restaurant of choice, La Merenda in Walker's Point! 

Everyone submitted great restaurant recommendations for our Valentine's Day contest, and our tallies show the favorite restaurant was Lake Park Bistro, followed by other favorites such as Harbor House, Pasta Tree, La Merenda and Capitol Grille. Thanks for your comments, and have a happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is less than a week away, which means it's time to start shopping for roses and planning a romantic dinner with your better half.

Here at Patch, we're curious what you think, so we're asking you to leave a comment with your favorite romantic restaurant in the area and what you like about it.

Next week, we'll throw all of the names in the proverbial hat, pick a winner and award them a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant they recommended.

Your recommendation can be anything from a local favorite to a hidden gem within easy driving distance.

In the North Shore, there are old favorites like , 1319 E Henry Clay St; , 8001 N Port Washington Rd, Fox Point; or in Shorewood.

And there are newer favorites like Devon Seafood Grill in Bayshore Town Center; , 4511 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood; and , 8649 N Port Washington Rd in Fox Point.

A short jaunt down Lake Drive will take you to Lake Park Bistro , 3133 E. Newberry Blvd. in Milwaukee, or a little further south, there are fancy dining options like Coquette Café, 316 N. Milwaukee St., and Hinterland, 222 E. Erie St.

So, where's it going to be? Recommend a restaurant from our list or share a favorite that we didn't include. When you leave your comment, be sure to share a little bit about your favorite spot and what makes it so special.

Good luck, and happy dining!

Kevin T. February 12, 2012 at 02:35 AM
We like the deck at Roots or the bottom part of the restaurant. Top notch food, service, and ambience. Another romantic place is the super incendiary riverwest gem cafe corazone (the heart). Small, edgy, and seductive.
Josh Patrick February 12, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Karl Ratzch's. There is nothing better than the Cracklin' pork shank. And where else can you buy a pork shank for $30? High end stuff.
Kevin T. February 12, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Cafe corazon I mean.
Angie February 12, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Harbor House , great food, and most beautiful lake views.
Jeff Rumage February 14, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Thanks for your comments, everyone! We tallied 19 unique commenters, and through random selection, we chose Jennifer Patrick as the winner of the contest! Congratulations, Jennifer, we will be sending you an email shortly with details about your gift certificate to La Merenda! The restaurant with the most votes was Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, so if you've never been there, you may want to check it out tonight!


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