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Lake Street Cafe Restaurant Review: This jovial, bustling restaurant is a neighborhood hangout, but visitors shouldn't hesitate to stop by for a meal or a pint of local beer. Lake Street Café is divided into two rooms: a casual bar area with communal tables and a billboard portraying Milwaukee's beer barons, and a dining room with white tablecloths and a wine list of affordable bottles. The menus are all contained in old books, while the desserts are listed in DVD cases. Start with baked Brie en croûte or the signature, eponymous salad with roasted red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, scallions and black olives before enjoying home-style orecchiette with Italian sausage ragoût or a New York strip steak with port demi-glace and horseradish mashed potatoes. Also, a variety of sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas is available, as is a menu for children.