By Julie Lawrence Special to OnMilwaukee.com Published Oct 13, 2007 at 5:21 AM Photography: Eron Laber of Front Room Photography

The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Eat & Drink, 2007. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.

When it comes to love and romance, the French really seem to know what they're doing. That's why it little surprise that OnMilwaukee.com readers chose Lake Park Bistro as their choice for most romantic restaurant in Milwaukee.

Maybe it's the exquisitely prepared classic French cuisine that gets couples "in the mood" here, or perhaps it's the beautiful, cliff-top view overlooking Lake Michigan. Either way, there is no denying Lake Park Bistro's European elegance that often transports diners to a special place where the food is divine and love is in the air.

It's definitely the kind of restaurant that is not fully enjoyed without a bottle of wine and a decadent dessert.

OnMilwaukee.com editor's choice: The Pasta Tree

Runners-up:
2. The Pasta Tree
3. Sanford
4. Roots
5. Coquette Café
6. Nessun Dorma
7. Tess
8. Crazy Water
9. Dream Dance
10. Sauce
11. Osteria del Mondo
12. The Savoy Room
13. Elliot's Bistro
14. Sala de Pranzo
15. Chez Jacques

Julie Lawrence Special to OnMilwaukee.com

OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When OnMilwaukee.com offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”