This is a great place to stop after touring Lakefront Brewery
, which in itself is a must when visiting Milwaukee. Itís a short but pleasant walk between the two across the Milwaukee River via the marsupial bridge under Holton Street.
We arrived at the restaurant smack-dab between Brunch and Dinner. In this two-hour gap (3-5 p.m.), there is a void of food service but there are cheese and dessert plates which can be enjoyed. We opted for a tray of Gruyere and 4-year-old Cheddar which were terrific and nice, respectively.
Tap selection was lacking (Bass, Guinness, Newcastle, Hacker Pschorr, Fat Abbey, Kronenbourg 1664, Lakefront Wit and Trumer Pils), but quality bottles included Chimay, Delerium, Duvel, Fischer, La Choulette and (of course) Lakefront.
Service was attentive, atmosphere held a touch of France that was quaint without being hokey, and soft music was relaxing with smooth Jazz a la Eartha Kitt and the like.
Trocadero was recommended by RAYBOY01
, who also recommended the Bloody Marys. I watched a few get poured and they looked awesome, but I had a long drive back to Chicago so sadly couldnít indulge.